Books in the Hindi Language
The title of this book, Arcana-dipika, means "the lamp that illuminates arcana". The term arcana signifies honour or worship. As one of the nine processes of devotional service, it refers to worshipping the deity form of the Supreme Lord. Arcana-dipika teaches us how this service is performed and how to please the Supreme Lord through this process of worship. By the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; the Six Gosvamis and other contemporary followers of Sriman Mahaprabhu; and more recently Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja the process of deity worship, which is the authentic method of approaching Sri Bhagavan, has been successfully introduced to the entire world.
This profound translation of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja is sure to inspire sincere students of bhakti in their practices. It is considered complimentary to the authoritative and popular Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja. This present edition contains the bhavanuvada of the Sarartha-varsini-tika (a shower of the essential meanings) of the illustrious Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, which was originally penned in Sanskrit. His commentary has been further illuminated by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja's Sarartha-varsini Prakasika-vrtti, which guides the reader into profound aspects of the siddhanta. Consequently, the innermost intentions of the Gita are revealed to the modern audience. Some of the brilliant Rasika-ranjana commentaries by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, have been included within this Prakasika-vrtti.
This book, by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, is a summary study of Sri Rupa Gosvami's Laghu-bhagavatamrta, which describes Sri Krsna's various incarnations and plenary portions.
Bhagavatarka-marici-mala, meaning â€œa garland made of rays from the sun-like Srimad-Bhagavatamâ€, is an exquisite compilation by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura of the most important verses of the Srimad-Bhagavatam according to the fundamental principles (tattvas) of sambanda, abhideya and prayojana together with their deep meanings.
Sri Bhajana-rahasya is compiled by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. He has collected into the form of a book several confidential hints from his own method of bhajana to guide sincere sadhakas who are performing bhajana under his direction. ... He [Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura] was constantly reciting and relishing verses such as the ones in this book, thus becoming overwhelmed with bhagavat-prema. For sadhakas whose faith is on the neophyte platform, the system of arcana is provided. Many people are unable to understand the distinction between arcana and bhajana and therefore use the word bhajana to refer to arcana. One can practise bhajana by performing the nine kinds of devotion, navadha-bhakti. Because arcana is included within navadha-bhakti, it is also considered a part of bhajana. There is a difference between complete bhajana and partial bhajana. Arcana means to worship the deity with awe and reverence; that is, with knowledge of the Bhagavan's opulence and by observing etiquette. It is also arcana to serve the Supreme Lord with various paraphernalia according to rules and regulations and with the mundane conception of identifying oneself with the material body. ... A brief arcana-paddhati has been added as an appendix to this book.
This book is written by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura and translated and commented upon by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. It is basically a summary study of Srila Rupa Gosvamiâ€™s Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. Srila Visvanatha Thakura wrote the three books, Bhagavatamrta-kana, Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu-bindu and Ujjvala-nilamani-kiran, while he was still studying. In Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu-bindu there is a description of the nature of uttama-bhakti, sadhana-bhakti, the stages in the development of prema, the limbs of bhajana, offences committed in the performance of devotional service (sevaparadha), offences against the holy name (namaparadha), vaidhi and raganuga sadhana-bhakti, prema-bhakti and bhakti-rasa.
Composed originally in Bengali by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Bhakti-tattva-viveka is a collection of four essays. By understanding the true nature of suddha-bhakti (pure bhakti), one can relish the ultimate goal of all scriptures, the pure nectar of krsna-prema as exhibited and preached by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Lord Brahma's prayers of devotion to Sri Krsna. These prayers, offered at the dawn of creation by Brahma, the secondary creator of the universe, contain all the essential truths of Vaisnava philosophy.
Srila Sanatana Gosvami's Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrta occupies a special place in the realm of Vaisnava literature. It is unparalleled in its delineation of siddhanta, rasa, bhava and lila. Its glories are limitless, and it is without question one of the most beneficial books for the progressive sadhaka. It is divided into two parts, and both parts tell the story of parivrajaka; that is, one who refuses the comforts of a permanent residence and constantly wanders in search of the essence of life.
Scriptural evidences of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu being Krsna Himself, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Evidences from a complete range of the storehouse of Vedic literature are provided to show that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself. This book is a must for those who want to know where and how in our scripture Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhuâ€™s avatar is foretold.
This book by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura presents in eleven chapters the essential teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu (i.e. dasa-mula siksa) regarding the nature of pramana (proof); the relationship (sambandha) between Krsna, the jiva and maya which is ascertained in the Vedas; the means to attain the goal (sadhana) and the goal itself (sadhya).
This book progressively presents teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu relevant to all sections of human society and clarifies how these teachings may be practically applied in the modern world. Containing the essence of the Vedas, the teachings are a wonderful rainfall of nectar that douses the forest fire of the quarrels and hypocrisy in this present age of Kali. The book is divided into eight "rainfalls of nectar", and each of these is sub-divided into "showers of instruction".
This incomparable narrative poem has been painted with the soft brush of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's supremely sweet and natural prema-bhakti and the color of the all enchanting nectar of rasa. This literary composition consists of four astonishing and delightfully charming stories of the mischievous meetings of the Divine Couple, Sri Sri Radha-Krsna. It is presented for rasika and bhavuka readers, as well as sadhakas who desire to taste vraja-rasa.