New Books by His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami
by Jishnu das
Posted March 10, 2003


The Hari Nama Press wants to announce that Reflections on Sacred Teachings volume II: Madhurya Kadambini, will come off the press in about four weeks. We are ready to start taking orders for it now. The book is in soft cover, is over 200 pages, and the cost is $14.95. Three months later, Reflections on Sacred Teaching volume III: Harinama Cintamani, and Reflections on Sacred Teachings volume IV: Sri Isopanisad, will also be available.

To place advance orders for all books contact jishnu@ifast.net. Send us the mailing address where you will receive the books and invoice.

Excerpts from the forward of Reflections on Sacred Teachings volume II: Madhurya Kadambini:

"People today are profoundly skeptical about spiritual knowledge and spiritual life, and their skepticism often become reinforced by their own record of baffled and thwarted attempts, often undertaken under the misdirection of inexperienced, clueless or dishonest "guides." Madhurya Kadambini is an antidote to such skepticism. Furthermore, we see how the project of Visvanatha Cakravarti remains alive and current when it is translated into action by an experienced practitioner in the tradition. Bhakti-Tirtha Swami has a gift for bringing the teachings alive to the contemporary ear and relevant to the preoccupations of contemporary conditioned souls. This is a result of Maharaja's personal realization. We should take full advantage of it."
Ravindra Svarupa dasa
ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner
Author of Endless Love
Excerpts from the forward of Reflections on Sacred Teachings volume III: Harinama Cintamani:
"Many topics that are of great importance to serious practitioners of bhakti are discussed here in direct and thought-provoking ways. Bhakti-Tirtha Swami fearlessly writes of sexuality and celibacy, standards for guru worship, realizing our eternal spiritual form (siddha deha), rejecting fallen disciples, and tendencies to practice spiritual life as if it were a mundane "religion." His question and answer sections are so relevant that the reader will feel that his or her own queries are being addressed. Certainly this is an "insider" book, geared primarily to ISKCON members who have the courage to face their inner demons and enter into deeper and sweeter levels of chanting the holy name.

"Throughout the book, B.T. Swami interweaves recurring themes of personal endeavor and Krishna's mercy, compassion and understanding for those who struggle, and uncompromising, honest introspection. Those for whom this is the first book they have encountered of the author will surely eagerly acquire the rest of B.T. Swami's writings."

Urmila dasi
ISKCON Educator