Life & Teachings of 4 Acharyas
These articles had been appeared in the Gaudiya magazine from the 2nd Volume of 1927 up to the 33rd Volume of 1928. The four Acaryas are Sri Visnusvami, Sri Nimbaditya, Sri Ramanuja, and Sri Purnaprajna (Madhvacarya) Translation into English by Bhumipati Das, edited by Purnaprajna Das
Namacarya: The Life of Srila Haridasa Thakura
Five hundred years ago, as the Renaissance flourished in Europe, the revolutionary spiritual movement of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was challenging the assumptions of materialistic society in India. As both a recluse and frontline preacher of that sacred mission, Srila Haridasa Thakura (a Muslim by birth) was one of the first Vaisnavas to bear the brunt of the sometimes violent reaction of an entrenched Hindu and Muslim society. This book offers an insight into the exceptional life, divine qualities, spiritual ecstasies and secret identity of Srila Haridasa Thakura – the saint whom Lord Caitanya Himself awarded the title of Namacarya: one who perfectly teaches, by example, the chanting of the holy names of God.
This book offers an insight into the exceptional life, divine qualities, spiritual ecstasies, and secret identity of Srila Haridasa Thakura, the saint whom Lord Chaitanya Himself awarded the title of Namacarya, one who perfectly teaches, by example, the chanting of the holy names of God.
The 12 Mahajanas
There are twelve mahajanas who are described in the Srimad Bhagavatam – Bali, Bhisma, Brahma, Janaka, Kapiladeva, Narada Muni, Sanat-kumar, Siva, Prahlad, Sukadeva Goswami, Svayambhuva Manu, Yamaraj.
The Lives of Vaishnava Saints
Satyaraja Dasa reveals the glorious activities and brilliant contributions of three extremely prominent acharyas in the Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya, the biographies of Shrinivasa Acharya, Narottama Das Thakur, and Shyamananda Pandit. It is by the mercy of these personalities that one gets to know about the six Goswamis of Vrindavana.
The Saints of Vraja
This book chronicles the lives of dozens of Vaishnavas who have lived in Vrindavana over the last two and a half centuries. These devotees spent their lives in service to Krishna and His devotees. Some of the devotees are well known; for others there is only a brief account of their lives. Yet each can offer inspiration in devotional service.
The saints of Vraja have been predominantly Gaudiya Vaisnavas, since it is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His followers, who first discovered Vrndavana in the sixteenth century, after all signs of its existence had been completely obliterated by the continued onslaughts of the Muslim aggressors for several centuries. Ever since then the Gaudiya Vaisnavas have been continually flowing into Vrndavana.
The information for these biographies was mainly drawn from the suchaka-kirtanas of each person. Suchaka-kirtanas are summary accounts of the life of a devotee recorded by their followers in Bengali verses to be sung according to the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition at the time of celebration of their death anniversary every year.
The biographies are not arranged in strict chronological order because in most cases the exact dates of birth are death are unknown.
The Six Goswamis of Vrindavan
This book describes the pastimes of the six Goswamis of Vrindavana Sri Rupa, Sanatana, Bhatta Raghunath, Sri Jiva, Gopal Bhatta and Raghunath Das Goswami and their invaluable teachings.
Foreword by Noriin J. Hein, professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion, Yale University New Revised Edition.
Vaishnava Saints set the ideal example of how to follow the godly way of life. They form a line of spiritual masters who descend from the spiritual world just for our benefit. By reading of their uncommon activities we can learn about the character of pure devotees and understand how they dedicate themselves to the mission of God. Younger readers and adults will enjoy these summary stories about great devotees.
Short Biographies of Vaisnava Saints: Rupa Goswami; Sanatan Goswami; Raghunath Batta Goswami; Raghunath Das Goswami; Gopal Bhatta Goswami; Jiva Goswami; Shrinivas Acharya; Narottam Das Thakur; Shyamananda Pandit; Vishvanath Chakravarti Thakur; Baladev Vidyabushan; Jagannath Das Babaji; Bhaktivinoda Thakur; Gaura Kishor Das Babaji; Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami; A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.