Open-eyed Meditations is a beautiful compilation of thoughts wherein each meditation takes you on a journey to the past, bringing a secret herb to heal a problem of the present. A true distillation of ancient wisdom tips for modern lives, this unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems. Beyond the storyline, something deeper is waiting to be discovered from these ancient texts. This book is an attempt to uncover the hidden layer of wealth that is cleverly packaged within the commonly known storylines.
"namas te ‘stu damne sphurad-dipti-dhamne tvadiyodarayatha visvasya dhamne namo radhikayai tvadiya-priyayai namo ‘nanta-lilaya devaya tubhyam"
"O Lord Damodara, i first of all offer my obeisances to your brilliantly effulgent abode of rope which binds your belly,Thus, I then offer my obeisances to your belly, which is the abode of the entire universe. I humbly bow down to your most beloved Srimati Radharani, and I offer all obeisances to you , the Supreme Lord,who displays unlimited pastimes."
Weaving Together Srimad Bhagavatam's first Four cantos into a flowing narrative of a story and philosophy, and incorporating relevant commentary from Vaishnav acaryas , this summary study assists readers in assimilating the Bhagavatam's Profound message, As Suta Goswami declares: "Srimad - Bhagavatam is the spotless Purana it is most dear to the vaishnavas because it describes the pure and supreme knowledge of the Paramhamsas....Anyone who Seriously tries to understand Srimad-Bhagavatam,Who Properly Hears and Chants it with devotion, becomes completely liberated" (Srimad Bhagavatam 12.13.18)
"Srimad-Bhagavatam is the literary incarnation of
Lord Sri Krsna and is therefore nondifferent from Him
[It] should be worshiped as respectfully as we
worship the lord......we can derive the ultimate
blessings of the lord through its careful and patient study."
About H.G Bhurijana PrabhuH.G.Bhurijana Prabhu first met Srila Prabhupada at 26 Second Ave, and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1968. After preaching in Japan for about a year, in 1970 he opened ISKCON's first Hong Kong center. Throughout the early 1970s Srila Prabhupada would many times meet with Bhurijana during Srila Prabhupada's tours of the Far East: Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. In his last meeting in 1976, Bhurijana Prabhu was requested by Srila Prabhupada to help develop the educational system. Since then he has taught both academic and ashrama courses in Gita-Nagari and Vrindavana and has conducted several teacher training courses in Vrindavana. In 1987, in Vrindavana, he began the Vaisnava Institute for Higher Education, where he has taught courses in teaching, writing, and the main books of Srila Prabhupada -- Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, The Nectar of Devotion, The Nectar of Instruction, and Sri Isopanisad. To fulfill Srila Prabhupada's desire, he is now organizing degree courses on Srila Prabhupada's books, especially the first six cantos of the Bhagavatam. No wonder that his main topic at Govardhan Retreat is Bhagavatam. He has written several books, including The Art of Teaching, Surrender Unto Me (in-depth study of the Bhagavad-gita), Studying Srimad-Bhagavatam, My Glorious Master and "Unveiling His Lotus Feet" - in-depth study of the 1st 4 Cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam.
UPADESAMRITA SUBODHINI by Gauranga Darshan Das is a systematic study guide to Srila Rupa Goswami's "Sri Upadesamrita," which is an ingenious enumeration of the fundamental guidelines for the practice of bhakti-yoga. Read, recollect and relish the nectarean instructions of Sri Upadesamrita, based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, concisely and lucidly presented by Gauranga Darshan Das, for providing deeper insights into the essence of bhakti for both beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Subodhini series, Gauranga Darshan Das presents Upadesamrita Subodhini with relevant verse titles, line-by-line translations, key concepts and profound explanations from the acarya commentaries in simplified sections, subsections, flow charts and summary tables. About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Research Center (BRC) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He is a member of ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx) and GEV Administrative council. He is the author of Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Upadesamrita Subodhini, Isopanishad Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, Bhagavata Pravaha and Caitanya Pravaha and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magazine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects. He has delivered over 5000 hours of spiritual discourses so far.
Choosing choices, is our right and the
consequences are our responsibilities."In reality, life is dynamic, and can be likened to an incalculable river, one must learn to adapt and navigate through its's depths to successfully cross it without drowning. the journey is vastly different from taking a dip in an artificially built square swimming pool with a specific depth. Life is complex and with many layers. and with the peeing of each layer deeper and more subtle layers are revealed. Unsurprisingly, well-informed individuals see the choices behind so-called "accidents" or sudden outbursts.However those with limited insights, helplessly deduce life to something full of entanglements and a series of bad incidents.