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Below are brief descriptions of a selection of the many English books written by and about our Founder Acharya Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our President Acharya Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Please also see our Book List for a fuller listing of English books and other publications [in more than fifteen languages] that have been printed by or for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and its affiliated branches worldwide.

Srila Sridhar Maharaj's books
 

Sri Sri Prapanna Jivanamrtam
Positive and Progressive Immortality
Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Sanskrit devotional treatise on the subject of Divine Surrender is "the nectar in the life of the surrendered souls," and has become a standard text-book for devotees everywhere. It is an essential scripture to be sung and cultivated as a daily devotional function in the spiritual lives of the surrendered souls engaged in their search for Sri Krishna.
[Hardbound: 262 Pages]
See what inspired Srila Sridhar Maharaj to compose this book, and why Srila Govinda Maharaj says, "This is the first book to read."

Srimad Bhagavad Gita
The Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute
Srila Sridhar Maharaj's unique commentary and interpretation of this classic is the key to the Path of Divine Love.
Includes Sanskrit Verse Index and Glossary.
[Hardbound: 374 Pages]

The Search For Sri Krishna
Reality the Beautiful
A penetrating look into the Center of the Infinite. Explores the levels of divine awareness, from Christian mysticism and Vedanta to the devotional ecstasies of the Goswamis. Reveals the secrets of transcendence through the medium of Divine Sound. A provocative guide for your journey inward.
[Paperback: 164 Pages]

Read Two Chapters from the first book by Srila Sridhar Maharaj to be published in the West.

Sri Guru and His Grace
The Definitive Volume
Srila Sridhar Maharaj explains the universal conception of guru, and shatters the mindless fanaticism of personality cults. He describes both the traditional and modern conceptions of guru, how to recognize a genuine guru, and explains the meanings of different mantras, their importance, and their effects.
[Paperback: 174 Pages]
The Introduction to Sri Guru and His Grace -- A 1934 essay by Srila Sridhar Maharaj.
The Preface -- A 1936 essay by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.

Golden Volcano of Divine Love
Mahaprabhu's Life and Precepts
In the agony of separation from Sri Krishna, volcanic eruptions of ecstasy flow from the heart of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and His teachings [Sikshastakam] flow like streams of golden lava from His lips in this compelling narrative biography. A penetrating exposition on the psychology of Divine Love.
[Paperback: 188 Pages]
A Tragedy of Separation: the chapter describing Mahaprabhu's sannyasa ceremony.

Loving Search for the Lost Servant
The Lord's Urgent Campaign
Here we find that although the Lord is full in all respects, still He feels pangs of separation for every one of us, and He appears again and again to reclaim us -- to take us back home, back to Godhead. As we are engaged in the Search for Sri Krishna, He is also engaged in a Loving Search for His Lost Servants.
[Paperback: 118 Pages]
Read the Introduction to the Loving Search for the Lost Servant.

Subjective Evolution of Consciousness
The Play of the Sweet Absolute
Srila Sridhar Maharaj compares the views of Descartes, Berkeley, and Hegel in the West, to Buddha, Shankara, and Sri Chaitanya in the East, and shows that consciousness is not a product of the world [objective evolution], but that the world is a product of consciousness [subjective evolution].
[Hardbound: 178 Pages]

Home Comfort
An Introduction to Inner Fulfillment
A thought-provoking booklet that serves as an introduction to genuine spiritual life. Explains the special significance of human life and makes the prospect of becoming joyfully immortal a reality; a practical guide for living life more fully every day.
[Booklet: 32 Pages]

Srila Guru Maharaj
His Divine Pastimes and Precepts in Brief
A short biography of Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj, written by Sripad B.A. Sagar Maharaj, it includes a 1985 interview, Srila Guru Maharaj Remembers, and His Divine Grace's Last Will and Testament.
[Paperback: 88 Pages]

The Guardian of Devotion
Chronicle of a Transcendental Relationship
This little booklet shows the transcendental relationship between Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, the Founder Acharya of ISKCON, Srila Sridhar Maharaj, the Founder Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and Srila Govinda Maharaj, the President Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
[Booklet: 32 Pages]

See the full list of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's books.


Srila Govinda Maharaj's books
 

Affectionate Guidance
Wonderful collection of Srila Govinda Maharaj's talks compiled into a systematic series to present the sweet, affectionate guidance given by the Lord, the stalwart Devotees and the Scriptures to bring us from the plane of suffering and mortality to the joyful, eternal world of service.
(Printed in India. Softbound. 294 pages, 4 illustrations.)

Bhagavat Darshan
Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj concisely reveals how the Srimad-Bhagavatam is the essence of all philosophy, and that one who tastes this essence will never be attracted by any other spiritual conception. This knowledge is our real property and is currently hidden within our hearts, but it can be revealed through the process of bhakti-yoga.
Produced by Srutasrava Prabhu of California, USA, Bhagavat Darshan contains a personal and beautiful introduction by a leading Italian disciple of the author, Krishna Kanta Devi Dasi. (Printed in India. Hardbound. 64+xxii pages, 22 illustrations.)

 

Golden Reflections
Srila Govinda Maharaj reflects on the early days of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and its founder, Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, on the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Math. Includes a chapter on the importance of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's book, Sri Sri Prapanna Jivanamrtam, a chapter with an explanation of the Math Logo, and explains why the Math is considered such a special place.
[Paperback: 70 Pages]

The Benedictine Tree of Divine Aspiration
Lectures, interviews, informal discussions, and beautiful photographs taken from some of the many countries visited by Srila Govinda Maharaj during his 1992/1993 World Tour.
[Paperback: 112 Pages]

Read Chapter 5 - Life's Destination.

The Divine Servitor
Compiled from lectures and letters by Srila Govinda Maharaj.
Includes glorification by the devotees, discourses by His Divine Grace, and answers through letters.

[Paperback: 116 Pages]

See the full list of Srila Govinda Maharaj's books.

 

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

"Knowledge is above power, and above knowledge is beauty, charm, love. That is the supreme."

- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

"The Name of Krishna and Krishna Himself are the same, and if you abuse those who are preaching Their glories, the Name will not be happy with you. The Name will not then appear in your heart.
"


- Srila Govinda Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar)


Full Calendar
May 2016 (continued)
15 Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj.
17 Ekadashi. Fast.
18 Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:21 a.m.
20 Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).
21 Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 4:56 and 9:20 a.m. Sri Krishna's Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Buddha Purnima: appearance day of Lord Buddha. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.
22 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.
27 Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray (because the Panchami tithi on the previous day was viddha).
June 2016
1 Ekadashi. Fast.
2 Dvadashi. Paran between 4:55 and 9:21 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
6 Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.
8 Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).
15 Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.
16 Nirjal Ekadashi. Fast.
17 Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:22 a.m.
18 Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.
20 Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.
21 Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.
22 Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.
25 Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.
30 Ekadashi. No fast (because of Dashami viddha). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.
July 2016
1 Dvadashi. Ekadashi. Fast.
2 Trayodashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:26 a.m.
   
NB Ekadashi, dvadashi and 'paran' dates and times given here are calculated for Nabadwip. Please consult your local Centres for local dates/times.
  'Fast' on Ekadahsi or Maha-dvadashi, refers to fasting from grains.
  'Paran' the day after such fasting days, refers to breaking fast with grains, after sunrise (unless otherwise stated) and before a specified time.
  Optional morning fast is observed in honour of prominent Vaisnavas on their appearance and disappearance days.
 

 


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