His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. He is especially respected as the world's most prominent contemporary authority on bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Person, Krishna, as taught by the ancient Vedic writings of India. He is also the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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In the port of Calcutta on August 13, 1965, carrying only a small suitcase, an umbrella, and a bag of dry cereal, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, as he was known at that time, climbed up the steep gangway onto a cargo ship named the Jaladuta.

This voyage marked the beginning of one of the most far-reaching religious movements of our time. But that thirty-five day voyage almost resulted in tragedy. Find out about the crisis of body and spirit that could have changed history for the worse.

There's material yoga, and there's spiritual yoga. The material kind will make us feel more peaceful, limber, and healthly. The spiritual kind will teach us how to attain a state of ever-increasing transcendental pleasure.

In this book Srila Prabhupada teaches the path of spiritual yoga, Krishna consciousness, elaborating on the instructions a divine king named Rsabhadeva imparted to His sons long, long ago in India.

Throughout the ages, many avataras - divinely inspired teachers and incarnations of God - have appeared in the world, but none has ever distributed spiritual love as freely as the Golden Avatara, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Chanting Hare Krishna is composed of selections from Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations, and letters.

This collection of teachings offers practical guidance on chanting Hare Krishna, from the most basic understanding and progressing through kirtan, japa, initiation, sankirtana, and ultimately to the perfection of chanting - ecstatic love of God.

What we call love in the material world is all too temporary, but in the kingdom of God the profound loving exchanges Lord Krishna enjoys with His dearest devotees are eternal. Bhakti-yoga teaches us how to enter into that realm of eternal love.

The basic principles of Bhakti-yoga are presented in this introductory book.

In the very early days of Srila Prabhupada's work in the USA, he kept a journal and recorded his lectures.

The editors not only provide Prabhupada's diary from his first year in America, they provide notes, photos, excerpts from letters, and transcriptions of recordings to flesh out exactly what that time period was like for him.

The Quest for Enlightenment is a collection of essays, transcribed conversations, and transcribed lectures by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on a wide variety of subjects:

The word "yoga" has varied connotations; to some it may evoke images of grim ascetics in far-off mountain caves, pushing the limits of human tolerance of austerity. To others, yoga is a household word, a label for some of the many forms of holistic exercise available on the market. Some are familiar with the practice of yoga but are only dimly aware of the philosophy behind its practice. Still more people have no idea what it means at all.

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.

Learn the science of yoga in all its aspects. Find out why your current yoga practice might not be serving you as fully as it can.

Yoga, in original context of ancient India, was intended for mind and body control and realization of the true self. Most modern practices fall short of yoga’s intended use. The science of yoga ties into the science of the soul and achieving the ultimate destiny of the soul—and that topic opens a broad range of philosophical discussion. All points are comprehensively addressed here.


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