Books for everyone
- Srila Prabhupada translated over sixty volumes of classic Vedic scriptures (such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Srimad Bhagavatam) into the English language so that these become available to masses.
- For their authority, depth and clarity, his books have won praise from professors at Universities like Harvard and Oxford.
- His Bhagavad-Gita As-It-Is was published by MacMillan Publishers in 1968, followed by the unabridged edition in 1972 and is now available in over sixty languages around the world.
- Other books by Srila Prabhupada are available in over eighty different languages.
- Over 500 million books of his have been distributed to date.
The Bhagavad-gita is the main source-book on yoga and a concise summary of India’s Vedic wisdom. Yet remarkably, the setting for this best-known classic of spiritual literature is an ancient Indian battlefield.
The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better.
Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other. The Gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. It is the essence of India’s spiritual wisdom, the answers to questions posed by philosophers for centuries.
“When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day” – Mahatma Gandhi
The Bhagwad-Gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. spoken by Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to His intimate devotee Arjuna. the Gita’s seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self-realization.
His Divine Grace A.C.Bhakti-Vedanta Swami Prabhupada, the foremost Vedic scholar and teacher of recent times, represents an unbroken chain of fully self realized spiritual -masters beginning with Lord Krsna Himself. thus unlike other editions of Gita, this conveys Lord Krsna’s profound message as it is- without the slightest taint of adulteration or personally motivated change.
“in the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern and its literature seem puny and trivial.” – HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The Complete Set of Srimad Bhagwatam
The timeless wisdom of India is expressed in the Vedas, ancient Sanskrit texts that touch upon all fields of human knowledge. Originally preserved through oral tradition, the Vedas were first put into writing five thousand years ago by Srila Vyasadeva, the “literary incarnation of God.” After compiling the Vedas, Vyasadeva set forth their essence in the aphorisms known as Vedanta-sutras. Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) is Vyasadeva’s commentary on his own Vedanta-sutras. It was written in the maturity of his spiritual life under the direction of Narada Muni, his spiritual master. Referred to as “the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic literature,” Srimad-Bhagavatam is the most complete and authoritative exposition of Vedic knowledge.
Making these Vaisnava texts available is one of Srila Prabhupada’s greatest contributions. Apart from the masses, his books have also reached well into academic circles and have spurred academic interest in the Chaitanya tradition.
A person who is constantly engaged in reading (authorized Vedic) literature enunciating the cultivation of Vaisnava devotional service is always glorious in human society and certainly Lord Krishna becomes pleased with him.
(Nectar of Devotion 12)
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