This book is on the third thousand viz. Thiruvoimozhi and presents a) all aspects concerning the author, Nammāzhwar, and a general introduction to Thiruvoimozhi b) English translation of the most famous commentaries viz. 6000 Pādi vyakyaanam in a summarized form and Dramidopanishad Taatparya Ratnaavali in full.
Like the Upanishadic seers, āzwārs experienced the Lord, Brahman, in their inner vision and by realizing Him demonstrated that Brahman who has philosophically the highest was also intuitionally loftiest. The spiritual experience of the āzwārs found expression in the form of hymns steeped in bhakti, and collectively they are called Naalaayira Divya Prabhandham.
Who are we? Why are we on this planet? What happens to us after death? Is there any life after death? These are some questions which all of us might have asked to ourselves or others at least once at one point of time in our life. Beyond Birth & Death by Srila Prabhupada presents startling evidence of the soul's incredible journey after death and explains the deep mysteries of reincarnation. This little, powerful book would provide you with extensive knowledge hidden deep in the pages of Vedic literature and one to break the cycle of repeated birth and death.
In June of 1976, Bhavan's Journal, a Bombay cultural and religious magazine, sent various religious and spiritual leaders a questionnaire, seeking enlightened answers to some of the perplexing questions of the day, such as the place of religion in modern society. One recipient of their questionnaire was Srila Prabhupada, who took the opportunity to make a thorough presentation of the ideal Vedic civilization, show the faults of modern society from the viewpoint of transcendence, and offer practical solutions based on Krishna conscious teachings. His answers to Bhavan's Journal were later compiled and published as Civilization and Transcendence.
Life doesn't begin with birth or end with death. What happens to the self after leaving its present body? Does it enter another body? Must it reincarnate forever? How does reincarnation really work? Can we control our future incarnations? Coming Back answers these most profound and mysterious of all questions by presenting clear and complete explanations from the world’s most authentic, timeless sources of knowledge on the afterlife.
Dharma, the Way of Transcendence is a compilation of lectures on human dharma that His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada gave during his 1972 tour of India. He says that every living being's dharma is service; no one can exist for a moment without serving someone or something else, even if it's only our mind and senses. The question is, whom or what can we serve if we want the greatest return on our investment of energy?
Space travel may be considered a relatively new human achievement, but the world's oldest writings say no. Space travel has always been possible, and people have been traveling the universe long before the invention of rockets and shuttles. Vedic evidence suggests that yogis and other more evolved beings can travel freely throughout the cosmos via technologies that are practically unknown to us today. In Easy Journey To Other Planets, Prabhupada shows through reason and reference to ancient Vedic texts that travel to other planets within this universe is ultimately an insignificant project.
The real you is not physical (the collection of elements we call the "body") but spiritual (the conscious self within the body). Our quality of life depends much more on the quality of our consciousness than it does on bodily pleasures or comforts. In this compact book, Srila Prabhupada recommends seeing this world as it is—a temporary place, full of anxiety—and following the higher road toward the supreme person, Krishna. Anyone can become elevated; the journey begins with a single step up.
This book attempts to trace, with salient details, the Lord’s Hayagreeva avathaara. It also covers the interesting journey of the idol of Hayagreevar, which was received by Sri Ramanujar from Saraswathi in recognition of his epoch-making bhashya on Brahma Soothras, named by the same goddess as “Sri Bhashya”.
Koyil Shathrumurai is a compendium giving details of all that goes on in a Srivaishnava temple – right from waking up the Lord with Prabhandham like ‘Thiruppalliyezuchhi’ the various items of Veda and 4000 Prabhandham seva kaalam, details of celebrations of Jayanthis of the Lord, Thirunakshatram of Azwars/aachaaryas, ‘Shaattrumurai’ details and sthothras to be recited post- Shaattrumurai.
Since its first publication in 1970, Krishna, the Reservoir of Pleasure, a collection of essays on the personality of God, has been widely distributed by Krishna devotees in many languages. The title piece was transcribed from a lecture that Srila Prabhupada gave in San Francisco in 1967 on this famous verse from the Srimad-Bhagavatam,
"Freedom" is a popular notion; we tend to think we're "free," that we can act as we like, and that our happiness is all that matters. The Laws of Nature; An Infallible Justice defines "freedom" differently. Here we're given a bracing reminder of the interconnectedness of all life, and the natural laws that govern all our actions; whether we're aware of them or not. This short (97 pages) book makes the case for a connected, holistic worldview, and the profound benefits that come from acting with full awareness of our true selves, our place in the world, and the divine origins of both that world and ourselves.
Theories about the origin of life come and go like fashion trends. India's Vedic tradition, however, has always remained consistent on this point; "life" is the natural condition of everything; there has always been and always will be life, manifesting in infinite varieties. Life Comes From Life is a collection of conversations between Srila Prabhupada and his disciple Thoudam D. Singh, Ph.D., an organic chemist, in Los Angeles during the mid-1970's.
Krishna Consciousness, the Matchless Gift is a collection of transcribed lectures by Srila Prabhupada on the philosophy and practice of bhakti-yoga—the process of reestablishing our connection with the Supreme Person. While only 118 pages long, Matchless Gift contains an abundance of material on many facets of the science of Krishna consciousness, along with vivid examples, stories, and analogies not found elsewhere in Srila Prabhupada's writings.
Srila Prabhupada wrote Message of Godhead in the 1950s, while still living at the Radha-Damodara temple in Vrindavan, India. It was one of his first book-length manuscripts, yet wasn't discovered until years after he had come to the West. It was first published in 1991. With vivid examples and clear, gentlemanly English, Prabhupada makes the case that there's much more to reality than what our senses can perceive.
Madhurakavi Āzwār represents what is known as ‘charamaparva nishtai’ an ultimate state of ‘bhāgavatha sēshathvam’: supreme loyalty to an āchārya who is devoted to God. His eleven verses, in fact, brought back into this world, the 4000 Divya Prabhandham, as Naathamuni recited his ‘Kanninum Shirutthāmbhu’ 12,000 times in order to retrieve it.