GVP Book Publication 2016 Updates

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 Śrī Nāmācārya  Haridāsa Thākura

Why is he heralded as nāmācārya – one who, by example, teaches the world to chant the holy name? Because his blissful absorption in chanting, even in the face of severe adversity, does not waver for a fraction of a moment. This small book, compiled for our eternal benefit by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja, consists of approximately twenty pastimes of Śrīla Haridāsa Ṭhākura, as narrated in Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛtaŚrī Caitanya-bhāgavata and other books. With the insightful commentaries of Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda woven throughout, these documented accounts of Śrīla Haridāsa Ṭhākura’s life illuminate his astonishing humility, dedication, magnanimity, devotion and numerous other transcendental qualities, and strengthen our relationship with him. By his mercy, we are filled with the hope that one day we, also, will become internally resolute in our chanting of the holy name.

Estimated cost: $2,500

Śrī Brhad-bhāgavatāmṛta vol 1 part 1 (chapters 1 & 2)

Fascinating histories revealing every aspect of devotional service comprise this First Canto of Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta, as it analyzes the nature and worship of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa. With a view to establish the svarūpa, or nature and truth, of Śrīmatī Rādhikā, it describes the search of the great sage Śrī Nārada for the greatest devotee of the Lord, which culminates in Śrī Kṛṣṇa Himself divulging His love for Vraja, the Vrajavāsīs, and especially His beloved gopīs. Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta became manifest by churning Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, which is the essence of all the Vedas. Written and also commented upon by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmīpāda, Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta is the first and the foundation of all the Gosvāmī literature.

Estimated cost: $2,500

Śrī Bhajana-rahasya

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura presents an astounding analysis of the mahā-mantra based on Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭakam. Supporting his presentation by referencing abundant quotes from Vedic literature, he guides the practitioner of bhakti through the successive stages of perfection, from śraddhā (initial faith) to prema (pure love of God). In Bhajana-rahasya-vtti, the first ever commentary on this text, Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja has expanded on the meaning of each verse. In easily comprehensible language, he illuminates the process of bhajana.

Estimated cost: $3,000
Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu-bindu

Bhakti-rasāmta-sindhu-bindu (a drop from the nectarean ocean of devotion), is a brief summary of the essential topics presented in Bhakti-rasāmta-sindhu by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī. It describes the nature of uttama-bhakti, sādhana-bhakti, the stages in the development of prema, the limbs of bhajana, offences committed in the performance of devotional service, offences against the holy name, vaidhi– and rāgānuga-sādhana-bhakti, bhāva-bhakti and prema-bhakti. Faithful persons who study this book will obtain the qualification to enter into the wealth of the prema of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

Estimated cost: $3,500

Śrī Upadeśāmṛta

with Bhaktyloka by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

“For the benefit of all living beings, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī churned the ocean of Śrīman Mahāprabhu’s instructions and extracted the essence in the form of this Śrī Upadeśāmta. Śrī Upadeśāmta gives indispensable instructions for practitioners of bhakti, the devotional path. Without following these instructions, entering the realm of pure devotion and especially following the intricate and elevated path of spontaneous devotion (rāgānug-bhakti) is not only difficult but impossible.” [Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja]

Estimated cost: $1,800

Arcana-dīpikā

Arcana-dīpikā 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 Lord. Arcana-dīpikā teaches us how to perform this service and thus please the Lord through this process of worship. It contains the exact details of worship, waking, bathing and feeding the Lord, and putting Him to rest at night. It also includes exact details of the rules and regulations for brahminical cleanliness – all to help us develop pure bhakti.

Estimated cost: $4,000

 

 

 

 

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