Chakra Announcements

Bhaktisiddhanta catechism available

by Isvara das

Posted November 15, 2004

We are pleased to announce the publication of Amrta Vani: Nectar on Instruction for Immortality, a compilation of the instructions of His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. This book is the answer to the prayers of many nectar-seeking devotees who have been hankering to drink the immortal nectarine instructions given by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada. The book answers many previously unanswered questions, and provides deep illumination into the philosophy and practice of Krishna consciousness.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura (1874-1937) was the son of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, appearing in answer to his father's prayer as the Thakura worked tirelessly to reform Gaudiya Vaisnavism and to prove its respectability among world religions. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura took up his father's mission, preached Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's teachings and tasted the sweetness of pure devotion himself. During his lifetime, he initiated thousands of disciples and gave thousands of hours of careful and compassionate instructions. This book provides a compendium of those instructions.

Like the Bhaktivinoda Vani Vaibhava volumes that have preceded it, Amrta Vani is presented in a question-and-answer format. It was compiled by Sri Bhakti Mayukha Bhagavata Maharaja, one of Sarasvati Thakura's disciples. Following the system designed by the compiler of Bhaktivinoda Vani Vaibhava, Bhagavata Maharaja posed questions, then found responses amid Srila Sarasvati Thakura's lectures, essays and other writings.

The Caitanya-caritamrta states, "Krishna is so merciful that simply by aiming His instructions at Arjuna, He has given protection to the whole world." When those same instructions come through a pure devotee of Krishna, one cannot measure the benefit. By associating even for a moment with a pure devotee one can attain all success in spiritual life. This book provides another opportunity for such association.

We spent considerable amount of time in the preparation of this book. It has been printed by one of the best printers in India, the famous Thomson Press of New Delhi. Great care was given in making this book a very attractive offering. It was printed on a very high quality high grade map litho wood-free paper. It is in 9 inch by 6 inch format, the books have bookmark ribbons and full color dust jackets over a gold-embossed hard cover, excellent binding with each book separately shrink-wrapped.

Please visit our website www.touchstonemedia.com for information on getting copy or copies of the book, or write me at isvara_99@yahoo.com. This book will also be shortly available through our distributors; Bhaktivedanta Library Services, Belgium Europe, Krishna Culture and Krishna.com in America. Other distributors and bookstores are welcomed for sale inquiries.