Jaiva Dharma published
Posted September 12, 2004
We are happy to announce the publication of the Jaiva-dharma of Srila Sac-cid-ananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura, translated by Sriman Sarvabhavana dasa for the appreciation of the Vaisnava devotees.
In London, 23rd September1969, on the appearance day celebration of Srila Bhaktivinoda, Srila Prabhupada gave a lecture on the life and teachings of the Thakura. In the lecture, Srila Prabhupada explained:
"So Bhaktivinoda Thakura happens to be an acarya, one of the acaryas. And he has left behind him many books-Caitanya-siksamrta, Jaiva-dharma. These are very important books. They're in Bengali and Sanskrit. ...So we are trying to present Bhaktivinoda Thakura's books also in an English translation. Gradually you will get them."
The translator, Sarvabhavana dasa, was personally ordered by his spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, to translate the Vaisnava works into English. To date this he has done with distinction with many publications, being expert in his first language, Bengali, and also English.
The present offering, Jaiva-dharma, has been published in splendid style with one of the best presses in India, Thompson Press, New Delhi.
There are eight original paintings, four of which were specially commissioned, an elaborate introduction, and the book is presented hard-bound with a gold-embossed cover and laminated dust jacket. To facilitate the many blissful hours of study and contemplation this most important and recommended work warrants, fine paper and a comfortably sized font has been used.
In our humble efforts to fulfil the desire of Srila Prabhupada and serve the Vaisnavas, we pray for your blessings,