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Bhagavad Gita
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. 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.

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Srimad-Bhagavatam
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srimad-Bhagavatam, an epic philosophical and literary classic, holds a prominent position in India’s voluminous written wisdom. The Bhagavatam is the postgraduate, post-Vedic text of spiritual understanding. It has served as the inspiration for countless works of literature, song, drama, painting, and sculpture. Known as “the ripe fruit of the tree of Vedic literature,” Srimad-Bhagavatam is the most complete and authoritative exposition of Vedic knowledge. Covering everything from the nature of the self to the origin of the universe, it touches upon all fields of knowledge. Vyasadeva compiled Srimad-Bhagavatam, after Krishna left this world 5,000 years ago. The 18,000-verse treatise centers on the science of God and devotion to Him, and includes biographies of great devotees who followed the path of Bhakti and attained Krishna. The first verse of Srimad-Bhagavatam makes clear that the book is intended for people serious about spiritual progress; it will not deal with sectarian religious ideas, philosophical conjecture, or worldly concerns. The second text promises that anyone who reads the book systematically will achieve the spiritual success meant for all human beings.

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Sri Caitanya Caritamrita
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Caitanya-caritamrita is the biography of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,written by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami in the 16th century, now published with elaborate translations and commentaries in English by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. The multi-volume Caitanya-caritamrita is divideD into three sections, Adi Lila, Madhya Lila, and Antya Lila, representing the beginning, middle, and concluding pastimes of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

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The Nectar of Devotion
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Nectar of Devotion is a summary of one of India's great spiritual classics, Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. It was written in Sanskrit during the 16th century by Srila Rupa Gosvami, a great scholar, poet and Vaishnava. After studying all of the great spiritual writings of India for many years, he distilled that profound wisdom into its devotional essence--how to love the Lord purely and experience the highest degree of spiritual bliss.

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The Nectar of Instruction
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Instruction is nectar when it melts your heart, lights your path, and bring tears of love for God to your eyes. Let this Nectar pour forth into your being. These eleven short verses give essential instructions on how to clean your heart and prepare it for loving devotion to Krishna, God. You'll want to keep this book out for easy reference as you absorb the deep yet easy-to-apply instructions, including six things you'll want to add to your life and six you'll want to uproot. Verse Four explains how devotees interact in ways that bring them closer to Krishna. The final verse describes Krishna's most treasured object of love.

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Sri Brahma Samhita
His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Thakura

Translation and commentary by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Thakura. Lord Brahma saw Krishna directly and composed a prayer based on his Realizations--a striking prayer by one who has seen the Truth. Krishna revealed His own form to Brahma, along with His spiritual planets, His devotees and their relationships with Him. Overwhelmed by this transcendental revelation, Brahma spoke these words glorifying Krishna and what he saw. Brahma's awe and love permeates the text and gives an overview of the workings of the cosmic creation. Follow Brahma's vision and understanding to the feet of Krishna and see Him face-to-face yourself.

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Sri Isopanisad
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The 108 Upanishads are considered the essence of all the Vedas, and Ishopanishad is foremost among them. Discover the distilled essence of all knowledge in these eighteen enlightening verses. For thousands of years, people on a spiritual quest have consulted the mystical, intensely philosophical Upanishads. As the name implies (upa-near; ni-down; shad-to sit), one is advised to sit near a spiritual teacher to learn. To learn what? This Upanishad's name gives the clue: Isha means "the supreme controller." Let us sit near the spiritual guide to learn about the supreme controller: God. The process is simple, provided one learns from an authentic guide. The translation and commentary of Srila Prabhupada strictly adheres to the book's intention, assuring you of a legitimate understanding of the depths of Upanishadic knowledge.

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Five hundred years ago, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu gave the gift of love of God to everyone He met. Now is your chance to take the gift He came to give you. Lord Chaitanya spearheaded a spiritual renaissance in sixteenth-century India that had as its foundation the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra. Five hundred years before Gandhi, this remarkable personality inaugurated a massive nonviolent civil-disobedience movement. He introduced a revolutionary spiritual movement based on the world's oldest and most comprehensive religious scriptures, the Vedas. This movement, He taught, would have universal appeal because it was based on the Absolute Truth, which transcends sectarian notions of race or creed. Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, which is a summary study of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, documents Chaitanya's conversations with the great scholars, kings, saints and mystics of His day.

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Teachings of Queen Kunti
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Queen Kunti, a tragic and heroic figure, emerges from an explosive era in the history of ancient India. Her teachings are simple and illuminating outpourings revealing the deepest transcendental emotions of the heart and the deepest philosophical and theological penetrations of the intellect. At the conclusion of the devastating Kurukshetra war, Queen Kunti approaches Lord Krishna as He prepares to depart the scene of the battle. Kunti's words are words of glorification impelled by a divine love steeped in wisdom. Kunti's spontaneous glorification of Lord Krishna and her description of the spiritual path are immortalized in the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata Purana (Srimad-Bhagavatam), and they have been recited, chanted, and sung by sages and philosophers for thousands of years. As they appear in the First Canto of the Bhagavatam, Queen Kunti's celebrated prayers consist of only twenty-six couplets (verses 18 through 43 of the Eighth Chapter), yet they are considered a philosophical, theological, and literary masterpiece. Let her heartfelt words of wisdom bring solace to your soul.

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  KARMA & REINCARNATION  
     
   

Beyond Birth and Death
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Is there life after death? Follow the soul's journey past the universe. The past decade has seen an increase in the number of people who believe in reincarnation. For many reincarnation-leaving this body and taking a new one, over and over again-is a fact of life. But coming back again and again (samsara) doesn't have to remain an eternal reality. We can leave the cycle permanently. This little, powerful book will open your eyes and allow you to break the cycle of pain.

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Easy Journey to Other Planets
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Forget NASA's elaborate arrangements and huge, dangerous metal machines. Learn the easy way to journey through the solar system. Using subtle, spiritual energy you can travel to other planets and see the wonders of God's creation. Or you can choose to travel beyond the material creation to your eternal home with Krishna. Easy Journey to Other Planets gives a bird's-eye view of the vast cosmos and spiritual world, so you can intelligently choose your travel destination.

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  SELF-REALISATION ESSAYS  
     
   

Life Comes from Life
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

A critical look at widely-believed assumptions and theories held by modern scientists about the origin of life. For people who have come to accept every pronouncement of modern scientists as tested and proven truth, this book will be an eye-opener. Life Comes From Life is an impromptu but brilliant critique of some of the dominant policies, theories and presuppositions of modern science and scientists by one of the greatest philosophers and scholars of the twentieth century, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada's vivid analysis uncovers the hidden and blatantly unfounded assumptions that underlie currently fashionable doctrines about the origins and purpose of life. This book is based on taped morning-walk conversations between Srila Prabhupada and his disciple Thoudam D. Singh, Ph.D., an organic chemist.

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A Second Chance
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

What does the near-death experience teach us? The history of Ajamila is dramatic, powerful, and engaging. And the sharp philosophical and metaphysical debates that punctuate the action as Ajamila confronts the messengers of death and finds deliverance are bound to excite the interest of those concerned with life's deepest questions.

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The Science of Self-Realization
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

This collection of articles by Srila Prabhupada from Back to Godhead magazine covers knowledge of the soul and the practice of bhakti-yoga. These interviews, lectures, and essays cover topics such as the goal of human life, seeking a true spiritual teacher, reincarnation, super-consciousness, Krishna and Christ, and spiritual solutions to today's social and economic problems.

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The Journey of Self-Discovery
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada declares, "We don't say that this scientific knowledge is useless. Mechanics, electronics--this is also knowledge - but the central point is atma-jnana--self-knowledge, knowledge of the soul." In these thirty-one essays, talks, and informal conversations, Srila Prabhupada reveals the central point of essential self-knowledge--a knowledge that makes all other knowledge and activities pale in comparison. Brighten your life with the light of self-knowledge and gain a world perspective usually reserved for ascetics and saints.

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Perfect Questions Perfect Answers
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

A series of meetings with Srila Prabhupada transforms the life of a Peace Corps worker in India. In 1972, Bob Cohen, a science teacher in the Peace Corps, began a search for spiritual enlightenment that took him the length and breadth of India. Here is the transcript of his life-transforming meetings with Srila Prabhupada in the holy village of Mayapur, India, the birthplace of Sri Krishna Chaitanya.

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  GOSWAMIS & SANSKRIT LITERATURE  
     
   

Mukunda Mala Stotra
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Prayers from a saintly king beseeching Krishna to grant him His service. The saintly king Kulashekhara lived more than a millennium ago in India, yet his Mukunda-mala-stotra speaks to us today with the fresh voice of truth. It is the voice of a realized soul beseeching the Lord--and us--with the utmost sincerity. He calls to all people to hear of the treatment for the disease of birth and death.

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Narada-Bhakti-Sutra: The Secrets of Transcendental Love
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

These ancient aphorisms about bhakti by the renowned Vedic sage Narada are finally available in English. Discover these unearthed treasured secrets. Love of God, bhakti, is sometimes called the "storehouse of nectar," and there is nothing more magnificent or pleasing to the soul. Our spirit hankers to gain the freedom of the transcendental realm, but without the gift of instruction from realized souls on the other side, we will remain here. Narada extends a helping hand with these brief, transforming instructions.

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Sri Krishna Sandarbha
Translated by Sriman Kusakratha Dasa, the late disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

An excellent, overview of the Vaisnava theology and path of devotion. Srila Bhaktivinode composes verses based on Vaisnava siddhanta, and provides illumination purports.

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Laghu Bhagavatamrita Vol. 1 of 3 - Krishna's Transcendental Form
Translated by Sriman Kusakratha Dasa, the late disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Laghu-Bhagavatamrta establishes the Transcendental Form of Govinda, as the Primieval Form of Godhead, containing the fullest expression of Transcedental Sweetness and Qualities.

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Elevation to Krishna Conciousness
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Spiritual elevation or evolution is a simple matter of reawakening our original God consciousness. Srila Prabhupada beckons us to see the truth of this world and follow the higher road toward Krishna, God. It is up to us to elevate ourselves from the quagmire of illusion. Elevation gives us the strength to start the process back to Krishna.

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The Laws of Nature
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Why is one person rich and another poor, one an exploiter and another the exploited, one a victim and another the victimizer? In The Laws of Nature: An Infallible Justice,we learn who’s pulling the string and why. Based on two classics of ancient Vedic wisdom— Ishopanishad and Srimad-Bhagavatam—The Laws of Nature explores the age-old mysteries surrounding karma and reincarnation, free will and destiny, enlightenment and liberation. What’s more, it shows us how we can practice the techniques of yoga and meditation to cut the bonds of karma and achieve complete freedom, happiness, and spiritual perfection.

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Message of Godhead
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Raja Vidya - The King Of Knowledge
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Teachings of Lord Kapila
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Lord Kapila is a renowned sage and the author of the philosophical system known as Sankhya, which forms an important part of India's ancient philosophical heritage. Sankhya is a system of metaphysics that deals with the elemental principles of the universe; it is also a system of spiritual knowledge, with its own methodology, and culminates in full consciousness of the Supreme Absolute.

Lord Kapila, however, is not an ordinary philosopher or sage but an incarnation of God. This book deals with his answers to his mother's enquiry about how to overcome ignorance and delusion and attain spiritual enlightenment. The underlying theme running throughout his answers and throughout Srila Prabhupada's commentaries on them is that one can achieve this goal by practicing bhakti-yoga, the process of linking one's heart to the Lord's heart through loving devotional service.

This series, with original Sanskrit, translations, and purports, sheds light on such topics as the significance of the guru, the psychology of consciousness, the characteristics of a self-realized person, the science of meditation, the nature of transcendental knowledge, and the process of ultimate liberation.

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Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Prahlada Maharaja, a five-year-old boy, had to undergo a great deal of suffering at the hands of his father, Hiranyakashipu, a demon who was torturing him for being a devotee. The boy was trampled by elephants, thrown from a mountain, placed in boiling oil and thrown into a snake pit, yet he was silent during this whole ordeal. Prahlada Maharaja said: "My Lord, I am not suffering, for I know the art of being happy." How is this? "Simply by hearing about You and chanting about You I am happy." This is the business of a devotee - hearing and chanting about the Lord. This is sravanam kirtanam visnoh smaranam.

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  YOGA & MEDITATION  
     
   

Krishna Conciousness - The Topmost Yoga
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

What is bhakti-yoga, and how can you add it to your life or your current yoga practice? As bhakti is a pivotal element in any yogic or religious practice, it is known as the topmost yoga. In the Bhagavad-gita, Krishna explains bhakti-yoga to his dear friend Arjuna, and here Srila Prabhupada expands these concepts in this introductory text.

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The Path of Perfection
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

In this collection of historic talks on the yoga process set forth by Lord Sri Krsna in the sixth and eighth chapters of the Bhagavad-gita, Srila Prabhupada deeply probes the nature of consciousness, meditation, karma, death, and reincarnation. Ultimately he describes in detail the process of bhakti-yoga, by which one can easily purify the mind and elevate the consciousness to a state of ultimate peace and happiness.

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The Perfection of Yoga
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

What does it mean to practice yoga perfectly? Is it possible today? Find out. In The Perfection of Yoga Srila Prabhupada cuts through the commercialism that now clouds the real meaning of yoga. He explains that beyond postures and exercises, beyond even meditation and breathing techniques, the ancient teachings of yoga aim at lasting loving union with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna.

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  OTHER TITLES  
     
   

Songs of the Vaishnava Acaryas
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Hymns to Lord Krishna and Lord Chaitanya. The poetry of these songs speaks to the heart and demonstrates the mood of prayer of the aspiring Vaishnava devotee. Srila Prabhupada regularly quoted lines from these hymns. Transcendental sound can carry us to the transcendental realm, and these beautiful songs capture transcendence. This large songbook has even more songs than the original, including Narada Muni Bajaya Vina, Bhuliya Tomare, and many more.

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Vishnu Sahasra Nama - Thousand Names of Vishnu
Original translation and purports by Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana, translated into English by Sriman Kusakratha das

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Tattva Viveka
Srila Bhaktivinode Takura

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Amnayasutra
Srila Bhaktivinode Takura

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