Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Raganuga Bhakti
Exactly what is Krishna Consciousness? Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, founderof the GaudiyaVaisnavaSampradaya, gives the perfect answer: “Krishna consciousness describes a devotee who is both day and night physically and mentally absorbed in serving Radha-Krishna in Vrindavana like the Vraja-gopis.”
To learn how to do this, Sri Caitanyadevataught four essential DAILY practices of raganuga-bhakti to His intimate followers and all GaudiyaVaisnavas.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said:
1) Accept gopi-bhava!
2) Think of your siddha deha!
3) Think of Radha-Krishna’s asta-kaliya-lila!
4) Offer mental sevas to Radha-Krishna!
By doing this after receiving sakhi/manjaribhava, you will definitely attain Radha-Krishna’s lotus feet! (Caitanya-caritamrta2.8.228-229)
Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Raganuga Bhakti quotes and explains all Mahaprabhu’s teachings on raganuga-bhakti sadhana. Thus, this book containseverything you need to know about raganuga-bhakti!
Jai Jai Sri Radhe!
Dive into Krsna-lila! Sarartha Darsini by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura contains wonderful commentaries on the complete Tenth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. By his elevated realizations, illuminating dialogues, hidden inner meanings, technical analysis of Sanskrit words, and by his sweet revelations, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura reveals (darsini) the essential (sara) meaning (artha) of each rasa-laden verse of the Tenth Canto, while unveiling Krsna’s loving exchanges in Vrndavana, Mathura and Dvaraka.
Art of Chanting
The printed glories of the holy name began as a wave; turned into nectar; expanded to an ocean; and finally transformed into an art–The Art of Chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa.
This book contains more than a 108,000 words praising the Hare Kṛṣṇa maha-mantra. Upon reading this, someone might ask, “Why so many words to describe such a small mantra? After all, there are only sixteen words in the maha-mantra.”....
Appreciating Sri Vrndavana Dhama
Vrndavana is filled with unlimited spiritual variety. Everything there is wonderful. Everything there is effulgent with the sweetest nectar.
Radha Kunda Mahima Madhuri
The fifty holy places located around Radha’s fabled lake of love are fully described here. You will discover the prayer huts of the hermits, the tombs of the saints and the temples of Radha and Krsna. The book is full of fascinating stories about Radha and Her loving exchanges with Her beloved Sri Krsna. The unique identity and significance of Radha-kunda which is the holiest place in Vrndavana, is fully revealed in this wonderful book.
Appreciating Navadvipa Dhama
The name of Navadvīpa is famous in the world because here the nine methods of devotion to Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, namely, hearing, chanting, remembering, serving His lotus feet, worshiping Him, offering prayers, becoming His servant, and surrendering everything have all taken form.
Gaudiya Vaisnava Biographies and Samadhis in Vrndavana is actually two books in one: a guide to samadhis and a biography of eighty eternal associates of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. With words, maps and photos the book shows the reader the types, location, and history of Vrndavana’s samadhis. Prayers, ways of worship, and secrets on finding treasures of mercy make it a valuable handbook for advancing in Krsna consciousness.
Five thousand years ago, Sri Kṛṣṇa delivered perfect spiritual knowledge to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksetra. Although Lord Kṛṣṇa personally did not write anything, His spiritual instructions were perceived by Sanjaya and compiled by Srila Vyasadeva. The immortal words of Sri Kṛṣṇa became famous as the Bhagavad-gita, “The Song of God.”
In Kali-yuga, Lord Sri Kṛṣṇa and His eternal pleasure potency Srimati Radharani appeared five hundred years ago in a combined form as the Golden Avatara, Sri Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu, to distribute kṛṣṇa-prema. The mission of Lord Caitanya is to scientifically teach people how to develop pure love of God.
Jagannath Puri Handbook
Jagannatha Puri is definitely the most colourful and intriguing of all India’s holy places. The book contains in-depth description of all the rites and rituals performed in the ancient temple of Lord Jagannatha. There is also a step by step guide to every holy place inside the massive temple complex and a full description of all the special spots around Puri which are sacred to Lord Jagannatha and to Sri Krsna Caitanya. With its maps, location descriptions and 8 planned day trips, this book is a must for every visitor to Jagannatha Puri.
Seeing Caitanya Mahaprabhu in Jagannatha Puri
This mini spiritual guide takes you in the footsteps Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and shows you each sacred place wherein the Lord of Love (Prema Purusottama) experienced ecstasy in communion with divinity. All the astounding and wondrous activities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in His exchanges with Lord Jagannatha in Puri are fully described here.
Gayatri Mahima Madhuri
Learn how to tap the power of the secret mantras given by your guru. This book combines an in depth word-by-word analysis and the author’s 36 year experience to show you how to unleash the full power, mystery and sweetness of India’s most famous seven vedic mystic mantras. Learn today how to properly chant and meditate to realize the magic within the mantras.
Sri Caitanya Mangala
This is the first English translation of Locana Das Thakura’s 16th century Bengali classic. The language flows like music as it poetically depicts the teachings and inner ecstatic life Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Every incident comes alive as the reader immerses in Sri Caitanya’s blissful pastimes from His boyhood days to His taking Sannyasa. Like a master musician, Locana Das Thakura uses words to carry one to the land of lila, wherein the Golden Avatara of Love Divine shares the most intimate exchanges with His loving devotees. Enter the land of eternal love by turning the pages of this devotional classic!
As you read Sri Caitanya Mangala, at one moment, you find yourself rolling on the floor from laughter. The next moment, you’re crying in despair over the Lord’s departure from Navadvipa. And yet a little later, you’re stunned in astonishment as you watch Lord Gauranga give Krishna-prema to a dog......
Ananda Vrndavana Campu
This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written. Five hundred years ago, Sri Kavi Karnapura, the author, was blessed and empowered by Sri Krsna Caitanya to write transcendental literature about Radha and Krsna. This book overflows with unexcelled charm and wit, and rich metaphorical language in its portrayal of Bhagavan Sri Krsna’s action-packed, love-filled adventures in blissful Vrndavana.
Guaranteed, this book will be one of the most satisfying and rewarding books you have ever had.
A moment-by-moment minute description of Radha Krsna’s action packed, love-filled activities in the spiritual world. The best parts of all the Gosvami works have been collected here to vividly describe the wonderful eight-fold eternal daily pastimes (asta-kaliya-lila) of Radha-Krsna and all their loving associates in the divine realm of Vrndavana.
This book is a must for anyone who truly wants to know what Radha and Krsna do throughout the day in the spiritual world.
This book is concise, fast-moving, emotive and filled with details, color and fun. Ride the waves of Kavi Karnapura’s words into the highest dimensions of Radha-Krsna’s divine play, Their eternal eight fold daily pastimes (asta-kaliya-lila) wherein love, beauty, sweetness and charm prevail in every thought, word and deed.
Radha Krishna Pastimes at Radha Kunda
A beautiful collection of twenty-eight joyful, exciting and absorbing pastimes of Radha-Krishna at Radha Kunda in Vrindavana. You will journey to a land of thrill, enchantment and charming delight as you read stories such as “Talking Trees”, “Rapture at Radha-kunda”, “Tigers and Sunshine”, “A Rival’s Reflection”, “Thief or Queen?” and “A Wager of Love”.
Radha Govinda Meditation Techniques
This book teaches one the easiest and the most powerful form of meditation. By practicing these meditation techniques you will increase your mental power, experience inner peace and attain a profound vision of God.
Radha Kripa Kataksa
This is the most popular prayer in Vrndavana. It was composed by Lord Siva in Sanskrit. With the choicest melodious words, this prayer minutely describes the beautiful sweet form, attributes and divine play of Srimati Radharani. Reciting this prayer will free you from all your problems and quickly grant you the eternal service of Radha and Krsna in the divine realm of Vrndavana.
Lord Siva also glorifies Lord Sri Krsna in another prayer in this book entitled Krsna Krpa Kataksa. Reciting both prayers together will definitely fulfill all your pure desires.
Sri Sankalpa Kalpadruma
This book transports one to the spiritual realm where eternal life moves joyfully free from the limits of time. Discover the world of serving Radha and Krsna in the enchanting Lord of Love Divine.
Sri Madhava Mahotsava
How did Srimati Radharani become known as Vrndavanesvari, “Queen of Vrndavana”? This 16th century classic describes Radha’s coronation ceremony wherein all the damsels of Vraja and the celestials of heaven attend the royal ceremony which includes nine luxurious baths and elaborate dressing and decorations. A surprise climax fills all with joy as Bhagavan Sri Krsna suddenly appears to place the symbolic coronation flower garland around the neck of His eternal beloved, the beautiful Sri Radha. Read this wonderful divine play and be transported to a land of joy, a land of mirth and a land of love.
O Krishna I Surrender
This small book reveals the feelings of a heart crying in surrender. Reading it will carry your heart into the heart of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and fill you with joy.
This is the age of light and sound. Magical mantras are everywhere found. But to attain perfection one must not make these ten mistakes. Now learn the way – read and realize
Sweet Notes 1
Everyone wants happiness, peace and love but few know how to get it. Be all you can be, and more through these practical tips to better living, well being and fulfilment. Topics include: behaviour, compassion, difficulties, family life, old age, hope, karma, patience, success, and 100 more. Now read one and grow.
Sweet Notes 2
Daily inspirations... Topics include: competition, desires, fear, freedom, love, protection, sacrifice, time and 100 more
Prabhupada at Radha-Damodara
Srila Prabhupada the world famous founder of the Hare Krsna movement (ISKCON) lived in seclusion for 6 years before leaving India to spread the teaching of Bhagavan Sri Krsna all over the world. Srila Prabhupada passed his time in Vrndavana in a small room in the medieval temple of Thakura Radha Damodara besides the Yamuna river.
Read about his daily practices, prayers, realizations and profound experience of divinity during those quiet years of introspection and solitary life.
Tribute of Love
Learn about the true identity of Guru, and how you can love, serve and surrender to your Divine master with all your heart. This helpful little book contains 14 offerings of loving praise expressing a disciple’s gratitude, respect and attachment to his eternal guide and friend
64 Super Excellent Qualities of Sri Krsna
This little book contains description and example of Lord Sri Krsna’s 64 divine qualities. You will learn how to experience God’s qualities in your everyday life, and thus become a blissful spiritual being yourself.
Prayers to Sri Nrsimhadeva
Not only does Lord Nrsimhadeva save devotees from calamities, but He also protects them and helps them overcome their difficulties and deficiencies. Anyone who sincerely hears or recites this prayer will surely attain fulfillment of all his desires...