Introductory

Acharya

Portraits of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
by Shesha dasa

Devotees of Krishna are described as having twenty-six key personality traits, such as humility, truthfulness, desirelessness, and indifference to material acquisitions. An acharya, empowered spiritual teacher, is one who possesses all these qualities to an extraordinary degree.

This book, simply entitled Acharya, juxtaposes twenty-six photographs of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada with pages of text expanding on each of a devotee's transcendental qualities.

Since the face is the index of the mind, when each photograph is considered in relation to the accompanying text, readers can experience a rich meditation on the inner life of this twentieth-century saint.

Recommended companion volumes are the Prabhupada Lilamrita, as well as the Twenty-six Qualities of a Devotee, both by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami.

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Beyond Birth and Death

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

We often think of "life" as a relatively short span of time in between our birth and our death—we celebrate birth as "coming into life" and mourn for the "dead"—when in fact life is an unending continuum, and what we call "birth and death" are merely bodily changes.

This is Krishna's beginning instruction in the Bhagavad-gita; for the self there is neither birth nor death. We're all eternal spiritual beings, meant to live eternally in relationship with the Supreme Person. The joy we experience once we understand the difference between our self and our material covering cannot be overestimated.

Beyond Birth and Death was prepared from transcripts of lectures Srila Prabhupada gave in 1966 on the second and eighth chapters of the Bhagavad-gita.

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Beyond Illusion and Doubt

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Despite philosophers studying the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence for thousands of years, none have so far been able to provide a truly comprehensive picture of the self, the cosmos, and our place in it. This is because, no matter how smart, philosophers are only human, after all, and thus subject to a few essential defects: 1) imperfect senses 2) tendency to commit mistakes 3) subject to illusion 4) tendency to cheat.

The Vedic way of receiving knowledge is to hear from those with genuine knowledge. This system—parampara "one after another"—includes a process for purifying our human frailties through bhakti-yoga—connecting with the Supreme in Krishna consciousness.
Beyond Illusion And Doubt is a compilation of conversations between Srila Prabhupada and some of his disciples, in which the failings of Western philosophy are revealed. The goal of philosophy is to know more about ourselves and the world we live in, and thus to lead more meaningful, happy lives.

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Chant and Be Happy

The Power of Mantra Meditation
Based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

There's nothing higher than chanting and meditating on the maha-mantra. Investigate it yourself.

Just what is the Hare Krishna mantra, known as the maha-mantra, or the great chant for deliverance? What are the benefits of chanting it? Why is mantra chanting so powerful, and how can it help me?

What are the origins of the mantra? Who are the saints who demonstrated its efficacy?

This small pocket edition answers a lot of questions and may encourage you to Chant and Be Happy.

Includes fifty pages of exclusive conversations with George Harrison and John Lennon.

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The Hidden Glory of India

by Satyaraja Dasa

Here's the most concise, colorful overview of philosophy and culture of Vaishnavism, or bhakti-yoga—the hidden glory of India.

After thirty years of research, Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) breaks open the vault of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, revealing everything from the basics of the spiritual path to advanced techniques for chanting the maha-mantra.

The Hidden Glory of India is the world's first full-color overview of Krishna consciousness, with easy-to-read sections on such subjects as Krishna and His incarnations, Radha and the gopis, the significance of om, the meaning of mantras, the nature of the demigods, Krishna conscious perspectives on women, dance, music and art, and how all this relates to contemporary Hinduism. A perfect gift for family members and friends, The Hidden Glory of India is as beautiful to look at as it is rich in philosophy and wisdom.

The Journey of Self Discovery

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada declares, "We don't say that this scientific knowledge is useless. Mechanics, electronics—this is also knowledge…but the central point is atma-jnana—self-knowledge, knowledge of the soul."

In these thirty-one essays, talks, and informal conversations, Srila Prabhupada reveals the central point of essential self-knowledge—a knowledge that makes all other knowledge and activities pale in comparison.

Brighten your life with the light of self-knowledge and gain a world perspective usually reserved for ascetics and saints.

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The Laws of Nature

An Infallible Justice
by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Karma and the laws governing nature are a baffling, entangling force that shackles us to this world. Understand the workings of the laws and the Lawmaker, get free of the restraints, and attain real freedom.

This absorbing book explores the age-old mysteries of karma and reincarnation, free will and destiny, enlightenment, and liberation.

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by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
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Veda, Secrets from the East: An Anthology

Secrets from the East
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Disciples

Exploring topics such as the soul, karma, reincarnation, and meditation, this book will help awaken within you the spiritual insights great teachers have spoken of for thousands of years.

Veda explores the secrets of spirituality found in the ancient writings of India. Probing into topics such as the soul, karma, reincarnation, and meditation, this book will help awaken within you the spiritual insights great teachers have spoken of for thousands of years.

What lies beyond death, and what would you do if you had only a few days left to live? Despite an abundance of comforts and conveniences, why do many still feel dissatisfied, empty, and lacking in purpose? Are day-to-day occurrences predestined, or is life an interplay of fate and free will? In this book, Srila Prabhupada and his followers address the most crucial questions of our existence.

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