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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.


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 Sannyas 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]

Click [here] for a full list of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's books. [Top] of Page.


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 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]

Click [here] for a full list of Srila Govinda Maharaj's books. [Top] of Page.


Sri Gaudiya Darshan

"The Devotional Newsletter of the Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwip."
News of the devotional activities at our headquarters
in Sri Navadwip Dham and around the world.
Published bi-monthly in Navadwip, West Bengal.

Editor: Mahananda Das Bhakti Ranjan

Sri Vaisnava Tosani

"A Newsletter For The Satisfaction of The Devotees."
Published bi-monthly in Santa Cruz, California.
Editor: Srutasrava Das


Vaishnava Seva

"The Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram Newsletter."
Local service activities of the members of the Seva Ashram.
Published monthly in Soquel, California.
Editor: Hasyapriya Das


Vaisnava Transmission

News from the East Coast Vaishnava Community.
Published bi-monthly in New York, New Jersey.
Editor: Gokulananda Das



"A Journal for The Vaishnava Community."
Published quarterly in London, England.
Editor: Devasisa Das


Mission News

The Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Sridhar Mission Newsletter.
Local service activities of the members of the Sri Govinda Dham,
the devotional farming community Down Under.
Published monthly in Australia.

Editor: Radha Madhava Das

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