Diet for Transcendence
Drawn from original religious documents, this books takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to explore the essential and misunderstood roots of the world’s major religious traditions, to discover how vegetarianism was a cherished part of their philosophy and practice.
Exposing the truth about vegetarianism in the world religions: the further we go back in religious history, the more respect we find for life in all its forms. Rosen shows that one of the original intents of the world’s major religious scriptures was to encourage a meatless diet. This book was previously titled “Food for the Spirit”.
This work represents over 30 years of research and spiritual practice. In this small volume, Vaisnava scholar Steven Rosen shares his learning and insights, focusing on sacred chant (kirtan) and the Maha-Mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. The mysteries of this mantra, its beauty and profoundity, are elucidated in simple language, making accessible an otherwise confidential and esoteric subject.
An Early Disciple, Brahmananda Dasa, Remembers His Guru
The Four Principles of Freedom
In this book Steven Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) calls the subreligious principles of the avoidance of meat-eaing, illicit sex, intoxication and gambling: vegetarianism, continence, sobriety, and honesty. The positive perspective in the rewording of these principles is reflected throughout the book. Each of these principles is illuminated in terms of its underlying morals and ethics. This book will act as a ladder, helping the reader climb from the first rung of proper behavior to the highest rung of self-realization.
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 Lost Gita : A New Look at the Uddhava Gita
A New Look at the Uddhava Gita, the Uddhava Gita is Lord Krishna’s most esoteric teaching and is an important document in Hindu literature. In contrast to its cousin text, the Bhagavad Gita, there exist only five or six English translations of the Uddhava Gita, most of which are severely outdated and written in poor English with archaic commentaries. Happily, this new translation remedies the situation. Krishna’s Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gita examines the entire Uddhava Gita in relation to other Hindu scriptures, especially the Bhagavad Gita and shares its teachings in light of interreligious understanding and nonsectarian spirituality. A foreword written by prominent Hinduism scholar Charles S.J. White joins the author’s own introduction to lay out the Uddhava Gita’s background, philosophical dimensions and religious significance. This edition does not include the original Sanskrit, nor does it labor to translate each word verbatim. Rather, it gives the reader all 1,030 verses in plain English, offering accessible commentary that allows the meaning and relevance of the Uddhava Gita to unfold to one and all.
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.
Vaisnavi: Women and the Worship of Krishna
A compilation of essays by various authors on the lives of prominent Vaisnavis as well as current debates on women in the Vaisnava world