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.

This is the standard sized, hardcover edition, commonly referred to as "deluxe" to differentiate it from the more commonly available and slightly smaller hardcover one.

Hardcover: 908 pages
Language: English (1972; 2nd edition 1983)
Translated into:
Index; ribbon marker; dust jacket
Dimensions and weight:
14 x 21.5 x 2 cm
6.5 x 9.25 x 2 in
3.0 lbs. / 1.36 kg
ISBN: 0-89213-285-X

The Bhagavad-gita is the compact essence of all spiritual philosophy; at the onset of a world war, the warrior Arjuna asks his friend Krishna about the purpose of life, the difference between the self and the material body, and how to understand the ultimate cause of all causes. In just over seven hundred verses, Krishna comprehensively answers all of Arjuna's questions and then reveals His identity as the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, appearing on earth to usher in a new era of spiritual understanding.
Krishna teaches that the essence of the yoga system—and the ultimate goal of all pious works, meditation, and austerity—is to develop an attitude of loving service to the Supreme Person. His ultimate instruction, "surrender to Me," challenges us all to transcend "religion" or "belief" and enter the realm of bhakti—devotional service—which alone can fully satisfy the self.

Bhagavad-gita As It Is is unique among Gita commentaries; the author, Prabhupada, represents a line of teachers coming in disciplic succession from Krishna Himself. Prabhupada's clarity, wit, and faithfulness to the original Sanskrit text make the teachings of the Gita easily accessible to the western reader.

Since its publication in 1970, Bhagavad-gita As It Is has become the most widely read edition of the Gita in the world.

For more information, including how to purchase the book, click on one of the “Formats and Editions” links in the left column, below the photos.

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Other Formats and Editions:

Hardbound Edition

  • Hardbound; 488 pages; 13.3 x 21 (centimeters); 5.25 x 8.25 (inches)
  • index
  • Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; First issue: 1972; Reissue: 1998
  • Suggested Audience: Advanced
  • Original Language: Sanskrit; Date: 3,000 B.C.E.

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Hardbound, First Canto, 1965 Edition

  • Hardbound; 3 volumes, 1,236 total pages; 16.5 x 25.3 (centimeters); 6.5 x 10 (inches)
  • index
  • Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust;
  • Original Language: Sanskrit; Date: 3,000 B.C.E.

Srimad-Bhagavatam, in its entirety (All Twelve Cantos)

Srimad-Bhagavatam, First Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Second Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Third Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Fourth Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Fifth Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sixth Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Seventh Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Eighth Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Ninth Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Tenth Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Eleventh Canto

Srimad-Bhagavatam, Twelfth Canto


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