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  • Sri Isopanisad

    The Sanskrit words Sri Isopanisad mean "the knowledge that brings one nearer to the Supreme Person, Krishna." As such, Sri Isopanisad directly counters the teachings of modern science, which say that at the root of existence lies not a person but merely abstract laws governing the chance collision of subatomic particles in the vast void of time and space. Individually, we rebel at the proposal that we can be analyzed into lifeless laws and particles. We feel that personality is the solid foundation and unifying principle of our existence. That intuition is correct, says the Vedic philosophy of ancient India, which loudly proclaims the primacy of personality in every sphere of life and knowledge. And the essential Vedic teachings on the universal nature of personality are summarized in the Sri Isopanisad, the foremost of the 108 Upanisads. As translated and explained by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the most distinguished modern-day teacher of India's spiritual culture and philosophy, the nineteen jewel-like mantras of Sri Isopanisad can release us from the bleak conceptions of impersonalism and put us in touch with the Supreme Person, the fountainhead of all energies and all happiness.
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  • The Path of Perfection

    The Path of Perfection by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The contemporary, thoughtful reader in search of self-fulfillment and a means to attain it will find The Path of Perfection a welcome relief. Herein one will find a clear, intriguing explanation of the philosophy and practice of mankind's oldest system of spiritual development-yoga. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) elucidates the philosophy of yoga as explained in the Bhagavad-gita. Through this historical series of talks, Srila Prabhupada offers a brilliant exposition of the methods of Bhakti-yoga, revealing the universal applicability of this simple but all-inclusive form of yoga. He shows how even those who are entangled in the complexity and chaos of modern-day materialistic life can employ this straightforward practice to purify their mind and elevate their consciousness to a state of ultimate happiness.
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  • Topmost Yoga

    Although there are many types of yoga practice, the Vedic literature explains that no matter which practice you choose, success is only achieved when Bhakti is present. The object of yoga, the ultimate goal, is to understand Krishna. Practicing Krishna consciousness means to practice the topmost type of yoga. This topmost yoga system was described by Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita to his most intimate friend Arjuna, and Srila Prabjhupada, the world renowned yoga master expands this idea here for the benefit of society at large.
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  • Spiritual Yoga

    There's material yoga, and there's spiritual yoga. The material kind will make us feel more peaceful, limber, and healthy. the spiritual kind will teach us how to attain a state of ever-increasing transcendental pleasure. In this book Srila Prabhupada teaches the path of spiritual yoga–Krishna consciousness–elaborating on the instructions a divine king named Rsabhadeva imparted to His sons long ago in India.
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  • Raja Vidya

    Raja-vidya – The King of Knowledge How can you know which knowledge stands regally above the rest? If you’re ready to inquire sincerely into transcendental subjects, you’ll get answers in this book. Enter into the secret of secrets, hold in your hand the king of all knowledge, and open your mind and heart to comprehend what is beyond the limitations of this world.
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  • Perfection of Yoga

    The Yoga of Divine Love... A world-renowned yoga master cuts through the commercialism that now clouds the real meaning of yoga. His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada explains that beyond the postures and exercises, the ancient teachings of yoga aim at lasting, loving union with the Supreme.
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  • Perfect Questions / Answers

    Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.” (Bhagavad-gita 4.34) According to this instruction there are three qualifications for the novice: 1. Visit the guru. 2. Inquire without challenging. 3. Assist the guru in some way. The Gita suggests that the guru can “impart knowledge” when these three conditions are met. My intention in visiting Srila Prabhupada was to explore rather than contend. After meeting and studying many self-proclaimed instructors, I was extremely skeptical, yet Srila Prabhupadada’s followers intrigued me. Once I got past their zealousness, I found a genuine blend of mysticism and renunciation along with convincing explications. I resolved to spend my time with Srila Prabhupada learning rather than challenging. Later on I could always decide to accept or reject what I had heard. In this way I met the first and second of the Gita’s three credentials. The famine relief program of the Krishna movement also occupied my day, so I was able to meet number three as well. From Srila Prabhupada’s point of view I was following the Gita’s edicts: hence Perfect Questions. Meanwhile, Srila Prabhupada answered my questions based on the prescription from the Gita (4.2): “This supreme science was thus received through the chain of disciplic succession, and the saintly kings understood it in that way.” Srila Prabhupada answered my questions based on the ancient system of disciplic succession–repeating what he had heard from previous authorities, and not making anything up. Thus I had Perfect Answers for my respectful questions, presented by a humble messenger of his predecessors. ... May reading my conversation with Srila Prabhupada lead you to your own perfection. – Excerpt from the Introduction by Bob Cohen
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  • On The Way to Krsna

    We are all searching for happiness, but a few of us know that the basis of real happiness is something eternal, beyond temporary material things. We are trying to get happiness through this temporary material body; therefore we are frustrated. The spirit soul is eternal, and the Supreme Lord is eternal; therefore reciprocation of their loving exchanges is eternal. By Krishna consciousness we can relish spiritual happiness as we make spiritual progress.
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  • Nectar of Instruction

    ...In all spiritual affairs, one’s first duty is to control his mind and senses. Unless one controls his mind and senses, one cannot make any advancement in spiritual life. Everyone within this material world is engrossed in the modes of passion and ignorance. One must promote himself to the platform of goodness, sattva-guna, by following the instructions of Rupa Gosvami, and then everything concerning how to make further progress will be revealed. ...Then it will be easier to make one’s life successful. Hare Krishna. From the Preface by A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami
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