New Publication in the Sacred Teachings Series
Posted July 29, 2004
Due to the many requests the Harinama Press have been receiving concerning Reflections On Sacred Teachings, Volume IV: Sri Isopanishad, by HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami, we want to make an early announcement. This book Volume IV will be off the press in about two months time. Sacred Teachings Volume IV will be about 400 pages, soft cover and will be available for $14.95. However, as in the past, anyone who orders the book within these next two months, can receive it at the reduced price of only $10.00. Please place your early orders by sending your requests to Murari Gupta prabhu at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jishnu prabhu at email@example.com.
Please take a moment and look at some of the excerpts from the foreword written by HH Bhakti Chaitanya Swami:
"Sri Isopanishad is an ancient work. It is counted as the first of the 108 Upanishads, and is part of the Yajur Veda. It deals with issues that are as broad and universal as its origins. Essential issues such as our responsibilities as integral parts of the universe, in one sense uniquely individual but simultaneously integrated.
"But wait! As we approach the final pages of the book we find the speaker appealing to the Absolute in deeply heartfelt, emotional terms. It appears he is coming to the final moments of his life, and is experiencing a type of communion with God that is driving him into areas of realization that seem clearly to defy impersonalism. Beyond that blinding spiritual light, that apparently all consuming oneness, he sees a face! With excitement rising to a transcendental crescendo as everything material is torn away from him, he sees the presence of an extraordinary Supreme Person, full of mercy that he has access to, and who will surely reciprocate with him as he opens his heart and fully takes shelter.
"Bhakti Tirtha Swami is no esoteric armchair philosopher. Nor is he a purveyor of watered down clichés, designed to win the attention and financial support of dabblers in the so-called New Age. With exacting integrity he takes us through some of the most essential basic elements of transcendence and gives us the keys to unlock their secrets and put them to work for us.
"Please read on. I am sure that when you finish this significant book you will feel the same as I do - grateful for having received a gift of such value that you will keep realizing it every day for the rest of your life, and perhaps beyond."
- HH Bhakti Chaitanya Swami
GBC Chairperson (2003-2004)