Gita jayanti Sales

This present edition of Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā contains the essential meanings given in the commentaries of Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura and Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. It is further illuminated by the exegesis of Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja. This translation is complimentary to the authoritative and popular Bhagavad-gītā As It Is by Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī[…]

Impressions of Bhakti

“This booklet is Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja’s brief narration of his early life, his devotional childhood experiences and his personal reflections on them. It also includes excerpts from his lectures on being one at heart with śrī guru in a mood of separation from him.” – Impressions of Bhakti “But there is no[…]

When Kindness & Compassion Take a Form

“In this way I lived with pūjyapāda Vāmana Mahārāja for almost sixty years and had the opportunity to closely observe and understand him. He possessed all the qualities that are inherent in a Vaiṣṇava. By nature he was simple, grave, humble, tolerant, overflowing with guru-niṣṭhā and inclined to serve the Vaiṣṇavas. This situated him on a high level of bhakti.”[…]

Nrisimha-caturdasi

Today is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. Who is Nrsimhadeva? He is Krsna Himself: “Kesava dhrta narahari rupa.” Kesava is a name of Krsna meaning that He has fine hair. Lord Nrsimhadeva is that same Kesava, but not directly. He is none other than Cakra. Krsna’s cakra (wheel-shaped weapon) becomes Nrsimhadeva. When there[…]

Sri Siksastaka

Who is Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu? To fulfill His three desires that had remained unfulfilled in His own pastimes, Kṛṣṇa took the internal mood and golden hue of Śrīmatī Rādhika and descended in the form of Śacīnandana Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He never opened any school, nor did He write any literature, nor did He establish any[…]

Sri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya

When Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī was about fourteen years old, he went to Navadvīpa. By then, Mahāprabhu had returned to the spiritual world and all the devotees of Navadvīpa had left and gone elsewhere. Because Navadvīpa now brought them all great sadness, Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita, Advaita Acārya, and everyone else had left, and Navadvīpa was deserted. A[…]

Siva Ratri

In the book Śiva-Tattva, Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja brilliantly clarifies the holy Hindu trinity: Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva. Empowered by his spiritual masters in the disciplic succession of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava tradition, he reveals the conclusive truth (tattva) of Lord Śiva’s original position and gives us a look at his endearing and affectionate nature. The[…]

Śrī Caitanya-līlā for Children

Śrī Caitanya-līlā for Children Compiled under the guidance of Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja This a delightful journey through the life and teachings of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is rendered with simplicity and accuracy. Enhanced with charming illustrations, it describes His unlimited friends, servants and family members, who descended along with Him to join Him[…]

Sublime Spiritual Knowledge

Śrī Śikṣāṣtakam Issuing from the divine mouth of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the eight verses comprising this Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam shine as the supremely radiant jewel of transcendental literature. They are the very essence of all the Vedas and a necklace for all Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas. This definitive edition, with the translation and commentary of Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa[…]