This page contains brief descriptions of some of the many English books written by and about our Founder Acharya, Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj and our President Acharya, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, as well as some of the numerous Newsletters published by the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and its affiliated branches worldwide. Please see our Book List for a comprehensive list of our other English books, and other publications available in fifteen languages.
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."
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]
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.
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.
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 Sannyas ceremony.
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
Lectures, interviews, informal discussions, and beautiful photographs taken from some
of the many countries visited by Srila Govinda Maharaj during his 1993
[Paperback: 112 Pages]
Read Chapter 5 - Life's Destination.
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]
Editor: Mahananda Das Bhakti Ranjan
Editor: Radha Madhava Das