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Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada
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Foreword in the First Edition simply by Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada (3rd September, 1926) This brochure provides the essence of true Vaishnavism as revealed in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Geeta, the Bhagavata etc ., and their teachings put into practice by Shri Chaitanya Deva. Four things may wait in the way of understanding the truth put herein - the cloaks of (high, or low) birth and station, (proficiency or insufficiency in) worldly knowledge, and (beautiful or ugly, men or female) form. The Over-soul within Whom every individual souls are contained and to Which all spirits knowingly or unknowingly send, confutes each of our tricks-and skillsets. The words for every soul who have speaks from that life must sound vain to those whom do not live in the same thought independently art. If the walls of the time and space are removed we rest on one part to the never-ending deeps of spiritual nature and attributes of the Best Lord, find that there is another youth and another age than that which is scored from the year of our worldly birth and realise which the scale from the soul is one plus the scale of the senses and, understanding - the agents of the material mind -- is another. The soul in man is definitely not your brain directing the organs of sense and action but the animation from the mind and these organs and the history of our presence. The angle of eyesight between these kinds of individual souls and the Over-soul is 1 and the same everywhere, while there is a exclusive variety and multiplicity from the angles of vision between material minds and the world of the detects. These lines will probably create a desire to know in all details the essential mother nature of the Everlasting or Total Truth and prompt a good and sincere enquiry in every who will move through them. His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Paribrajakacharya Shri Shrimat Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaja, the President-Acharya and Organiser-in-chief of the Viswa-Vaishnava-Raja Sabha is definitely ever ready to send His associated alternative - great devotees to explain at full length the said scriptures in French, Hindi and English in just about any part of the universe. He does not have other work than serving perpetual benedictions on the struggling humanity and stopping the perennial suspension springs of double miseries their particular flesh is definitely heir to.
Tridandi-Bhikshu Bhaktivedanta Vamana on the advent anniversary of Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura 26th August 85 The word 'Vaishnavism' indicates the standard, eternal, all-natural condition and devotional attributes of all specific souls in relation to Vishnu, the All-pervading Heart. The word 'Vaishnava', which literally and naturally means one who worships Vishnu away of pure love wanting nothing from charlie in return. The jiva may be the part who is identical with the whole the moment taken qualitatively and different once taken quantitatively. This is the authentic and timeless relation among jiva and Vishnu. The service of the Master is a fundamental function of the servant, so just about every jiva is actually a Vaishnava. Jivas are of two sorts - (l) eternally free and (2) eternally enslaved. Free jivas are never captive and they are providing the Great God in five diverse functions in the eternal happy abode, where there is no devastation, no agony. Jiva once entered there, never comes here. To quote a passage using this booklet, 'the jivas preferring the A-chit world, get into the handbags of the Octopus Maya, if the mortal persuits of mind and body were place on him being a punishment. He dislikes the blissful and eternal service of his Master and prefers to chill his thirstful desires of enjoying matter. Thus in going to master it over Maya, jiva became enslaved simply by her'. Mere artificial constraint and austerity on the body and the mind, a mechanical regulation of diet, residing in a solitary place and a knowledge of the scriptures will never motivate...