A Handbook of Vaisnava Songs and Practises
The small booklet contains our main Vaisnava songtexts of 25 songs performed during the daily sadhana of morning program, evening program, prasadam times, etc.
This includes not only the Roman transliteration of Sanskrit/Bengali verses and the English translation, but it includes also the word for word translation from Sanskrit to English.
Advancements of Ancient India’s Vedic Culture The Planet’s Earliest Civilization and How it Influenced the World
This book shows how the planet’s earliest civilization lead the world in both material and spiritual progress. From the Vedic culture of ancient India thousands of years ago, we find such things as the origins of mathematics, especially algebra and geometry, as well as early astronomy and planetary observations, many instances of which can be read in the historical Vedic texts. Medicine in Ayurveda was the first to prescribe herbs for the remedy of disease, surgical instruments for operations, and more.
Other developments that were far superior and ahead of the rest of the world included:
* Writing and language, especially the development of sophisticated Sanskrit;
* Metallurgy and making the best known steel at the time;
* Ship building and global maritime trade;
* Textiles and the dying of fabric for which India was known all over the world;
* Agricultural and botanical achievements;
* Precise Vedic arts in painting, dance and music;
* The educational systems and the most famous of the early universities, like Nalanda and Takshashila;
* The source of individual freedom and fair government, and the character and actions of rulers;
* Military and the earliest of martial arts;
* Along with some of the most intricate, deep and profound of all philosophies and spiritual paths, which became the basis of many religions that followed later around the world.
* Plus, the Aryan Invasion Theory, putting the final nail in the coffin of the idea that the Vedic Aryans came from outside India, only to write the Vedic literature once they arrived, and to realize by proper evidence that the Vedic Aryans were and had always been the indigenous people of ancient India, Bharatvarsha.
These and more are the developments that came from India, much of which has been forgotten, but should again be recognized as the heritage of the ancient Indian Vedic tradition that continues to inspire humanity.
This book is especially good for the Indian youth who may be forgetting or never knew of all the advanced developments that came out of the ancient Vedic culture of India, which is why they should be proud of their heritage. In fact, every person of Indian descent, and anyone interested in the Vedic tradition, should understand this information to see the numerous contributions and origins of many of the sciences that we take for granted today. This book is also especially meant for those who lecture at colleges or universities but need the information for a more cultural presentation rather than spiritual, but which can still show the advanced nature of Vedic culture in so many aspects of life.
This book has loads of references and quotes to verify the information within. It also has 23 black & white photos to give a some illustrations to some of the topics.
Art of Parenting: Principals & Practices
This book, being a treasure house of wisdom, comes as a boon for parenting. It is a rich collection of articles by the disciples, senor Vaisnavas and grand-disciples of Srila Prabhupada, presented in a form of inspiring instructions from Srila Prabhupada’s books, letters and conversations, real life examples and anecdotes from devotees and their children, deeper insights into the practical aspects of parenting.
Avatars, Gods and Goddesses of Vedic Culture Understanding the Characteristics, Powers and Positions of the Hindu Divinities
Understanding the assorted Divinities or gods and goddesses of the Vedic or Hindu pantheon is not so difficult as some people seem to think when it is presented simply and effectively. And that is what you will find in this book. This will open you to many of the possibilities and potentials of the Vedic tradition, and show how it has been able to cater to and fulfill the spiritual needs and development of so many people since time immemorial. Here you will find there is something for everyone.
This takes you into the heart of the deep, Vedic spiritual knowledge of how to perceive the Absolute Truth, the Supreme and the various powers and agents of the universal creation. This explains the characteristics and nature of the Vedic Divinities and their purposes, powers, and the ways they influence and affect the natural energies of the universe. It also shows how they can assist us and that blessings from them can help our own spiritual and material development and potentialities, depending on what we need.
Some of the Vedic Divinities that are explained include Lord Krishna, Vishnu, Their main avatars and expansions, along with Brahma, Shiva, Ganesh, Murugan, Surya, Hanuman, as well as the goddesses of Sri Radha, Durga, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, and others. This also presents explanations of their names, attributes, dress, weapons, instruments, the meaning of the Shiva lingam, and some of the legends and stories that are connected with them. This will certainly give you a new insight into the expansive nature of the Vedic tradition.
COVER PHOTO: A print of Lord Narayana (Vishnu) and Goddess Lakshmi (the Goddess of Fortune). Lord Vishnu, in His bluish complexion, holds His mace, disc or Sudarshan chakra, a conch shell, and a lotus. Lakshmi holds two lotus flowers and blessings. The Om is in the center. (This print is from the author’s personal collection.)
Behind every lesson there is a wonderful journey
Another jewel like book from the treasure house of Peter Burwash’s motivational accomplishments. This time he is revealing a lot about his own personal life.
A Treatise on Sanskrit Poetics Including Rupa Gosvami’s Citra-Kavitvani.
Brahmacarya in Krishna Consciousness
A user’s guide to brahmacari life. The first part consists of elaborate discussions and practical guidance regarding many aspects of brahmacarya. The second portion is a compilation of quotations on brahmacarya from Srila Prabhupadaﾒs books, letters, and recordings. Invaluable not only for brahmacaris, but for all devotees seriously interested in improving their spiritual life.