Books Around the World

When I stick a shipping label on a box, I like to think of it as the books’ passport.The books in that box are about to journey over land and sea, to find the seeking souls they are meant for. I don’t have the capacity to know who each book is for, but it thrilling to serve it in its journey.  Since Śrīla Gurudeva’s divine departure, Gaudiya Vedanta Publications has shipped[…]

Online Courses

The Bṛhad-bṛhad Mṛdaṅga Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Prabhupāda famously said that while the mṛdaṅga drum, during saṅkīrtana, can be heard only in the immediate area, books containing hari-kathā reach all over the world. Thus he termed the printing press ‘bṛhad-mṛdaṅga’, or ‘the big mṛdaṅga’. He had presses installed in many of the Gauḍīya temples, where they would produce[…]

Bhaktibase App

Announcing: BhaktiBase app for Apple devicesGVP to release of new app containing Śrīla Gurudeva’s English catalogue, available on iTunes store MAY 9 By the mercy of Śrīla Gurudeva, Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja, Gaudiya Vedānta Publications is pleased to announce the release of BhaktiBase, a new app for use on Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app,[…]

Translation Team

Working with Each Other on TranslationsDear Devotees, My praṇāma to you. Jaya Śrī Guru and Śrī Gaurāṅga. For some years now, I have wanted to share with others something of my experience of working on Śrīla Gurudeva’s publications, but now that I have been asked to do so, I am not sure where to start.   I think all of us who work on[…]

ePub

As technology develops at breakneck speeds, digital archiving has become absolutely compulsory for the survival of any idea, principle or doctrine. In this information age (which is ironically named, as it falls within the temporal confines of Kali-yuga, the age of ignorance), if technology is the glass, then data is the water that fills that[…]

Walking with a Saint

Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja:    I am telling you all; these morning walks must be published as a book, so that in the future everyone will be able to know all these truths. This is my idea. September 22, 2008 Odessa, Ukraine Vijaya-kṛṣṇa dāsa: How can we know when we have made gurudeva happy? Śrīla[…]

Rays of the Harmonist

O Gurudeva! By constantly making us understand the intrinsic nature of uttamā-bhakti, which is free from all extrinsic desires (anyabhilāṣa) and uneclipsed by the pursuit of knowledge or reward seeking endeavours, you have given us the clue as to how one can immerse oneself in the ocean of the nectar of bhakti-rasa (bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu). By illuminating[…]

Vyasa puja

The mercy of Śrī Guruyasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādoyasyāprasādān na gatiḥ kuto ’pidhyāyaṁ stuvaṁs tasya yaśas tri-sandhyaṁvande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam (8) “Only by the mercy of Śrī Guru can one receive the mercy of Kṛṣṇa; without his grace the living entities cannot make any advancement nor be delivered. Meditating three times a day on the glories of Śrī[…]

Srila Prabhupada

“Every morning in our maṭha we sing the song in which Prabhupāda established the bhāgavata-paramparā: kṛṣṇa haite catur-mukha… In his composing of this song, he accepted all of the great, perfected personalities from different lines and declared, “This is the line of Gaura.” If Prabhupāda had not come, then today would the name of Mahāprabhu[…]