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"Sri Isopanisad", by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
(French)

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"Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrta", Part 1, with verses and purports, by Srila Sanatana Goswami


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New Ebooks

Srimad Bhagavad-gita
The complete Sanskrit text in roman transliteration


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"Searching for Vedic India"
by Devamrita Swami


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"Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrta", Part 1,
by Srila Sanatana Goswami

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"Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrta", Part 2,
by Srila Sanatana Goswami

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  Srila Prabhupada's Vision
His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Srila Prabhupada considered publishing Srimad-Bhagavatam and other books on Krishna consciousness to be his primary duty. Publishing and distributing books was his spiritual master's most important work, and Srila Prabhupada dedicated his life to creating Krishna conscious literature to introduce Western audiences to Vaishnava philosophy and culture. In November 1967 he wrote to his disciple Rayarama Dasa:

“If I can leave behind me the Srimad-Bhagavatam, Gita, Upanishads, and Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, and if you continue to work in the spirit of pure Krishna consciousness, surely we shall be able to do some tangible service to humanity at large.”

Even at the end of his life he did not forget about his books. He wanted his disciples to take publishing and distributing them seriously.

To Srila Prabhupada the publishing department was vital to his preaching work. Each time a new book was printed he said he felt as if he had conquered an empire. And he wasn't interested only in English-language publication; he wanted his books to be available in as many languages as possible. In a letter to Hamsaduta Dasa, dated November 1968, he wrote:

"We work so that men of all languages and cultures may join us in chanting Hare Krishna, and for this we need so many literatures in so many different languages. So please try for this.”

When Krishna Consciousness, the Topmost Yoga System was printed in Swedish and Srila Prabhupada received a copy, he said looking through the book gave him unlimited bliss even though he could not read Swedish. He was confident that the devotees would conquer Europe with his books, and again and again he expressed his sincere gratitude to all who helped to produce and distribute them.

On one occasion he wrote: “I was very happy to receive a new edition of Bhagavad-gita. The make-up is very nice. Every time I see a new publication of my books it gives me so much enthusiasm that my life is increased by 100 years. Thank you for helping me so much.” (from a letter to Rameshvara Dasa, November 27, 1975)

"Please accept my blessings. I beg to aknowledge receipt of your letter of 4/1/74, along with the new publication in Swedish of my English work, "Krishna Consciousness, the Topmost Yoga System." Of course I cannot read Swedish, but looking through this book has given me unlimited bliss. After all, this is my prime duty, to publish books on Krishna consciousness. The printing of the book appears excellent, and that you are "profusely distributing" the book all over Sweden is the crowning success of our movement. We will conquer Europe with these books. I can only thank you again and again in sincere gratitude for producing this literature, and pray to Krishna to bless you with all spiritual advancement." (Srila Prabhupada's letter to Ajita Dasa, 7 April 1974)

 


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Swedish
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Readings in Vedic Literature
By Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
The second Swedish edition

Discover the Vedic tradition for yourself in this essential handbook on Vedic literature. Here's an excellent companion for any student interested in the Vedas.
Readings in Vedic Literature is often used as a college textbook because of its clarity and concise presentation of Indian philosophy.
It easily unravels the mystery of the broad base of Indian knowledge and philosophy. You'll get the essential ideas of the Vedic tradition, as well as a sample of Vedic writings and a look at the first Indologists. This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to get a handle on the vast body of Vedic knowledge.

 

 

 




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Govindas Bästa
By Marita Gegerfelt Nordgren

A vegetarian cookbook in Swedish with recipes from Govindas restaurant in Stockholm.

Denna kokbok innehåller över 150 klassiska vegetariska recept med många variationer från Govindas restaurang i Stockholm, som är känd för sin omväxlande och välsmakande mat. Här finner vi grönsaksrätter, risrätter, soppor, bröd, sallader, sötsaker och drycker. Recepten är mestadels från Indien men även från andra delar av världen. Detta är en praktisk och inspirerande kokbok för såväl nybörjare som erfarna kockar.

 



   
 

 

 

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The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), established in 1987 at Korsnäs Gård, is primarily assisting the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in its preaching mission. We publish many books on
Krishna consciousness and the philosophy, religion, and culture of the Vedic tradition of India.

We especially emphasize the works of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Our publications include original scriptural works and books that discuss and explain these traditional texts. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust also publishes some of its materials on CD and DVD, in audio book format, and in all e-book formats.

Books by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust range in complexity from brief, introductory volumes and study guides, summary studies, and short
Sanskrit works to exhaustive multi-volume translations (with commentaries) of major Sanskrit and Bengali texts.

First and foremost we translate and publish the works of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. His books are the crown
jewels of Vaisnava literature.

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is also very active in educating students of these ancient literatures and in establishing methods for proper translation and preservation of these scriptures.

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Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita
Two-volume set
by Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami
The masterful biography of the extraordinary life of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the scholar, philosopher, religious leader, and saint responsible for the revolutionary transplantation of India's timeless spiritual culture onto Western soil - a mission crowned with astounding success.
"The life of Srila Prabhupada is pointed proof that one can be a transmitter of truth and still be a vital and singular person.…Srila Prabhupada is one in a thousand, maybe one in a million."
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Check out the "Gita Changes" for Chapter 5

"Activities such as hearing, seeing, speaking, evacuating, etc., are actions of the senses meant for work."

Really? Wait a second - aren't hearing and seeing what we do with our knowledge-gathering senses, not our working ones?

But the quotation comes right from Bhagavad-gita As
It Is
, from the purport to 5.9. So how could it be wrong?

It's wrong because it's the first edition and a typist left something out.

See for yourself in the annotated scans for chapter five, now online at www.BBTedit.com/changes.

You'll see all the revisions done for the purports, along with annotations and with images from the manuscript typed by SrilaPrabhupada himself.

Of special historical interest: For this chapter, Srila Prabhupada typed on the back of various printed pages, for which images are included.

Whether you're "for the changes," against them, or neutral, here's another opportunity to see what the changes actually are.

The changes for the Preface, Introduction, and previous chapters are already online. See them all at www.BBTedit.com/changes.


 

 




   
Srila Prabhupada
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Srila Prabhupada speaks out:

"Please print as many books as possible, this is my real pleasure. By printing these books of our Krishna conscious philosophy in so many different languages we can actually inject our movement into the masses of people all over the world, especially there in the Western countries, and we can literally turn whole nations into Krishna conscious nations."
(Excerpt from Srila Prabhupada's letter to Hridayananda Maharaja, 21 December 1974)



painting

Dhriti Devi Dasi and
Ramadasa Abhirama Dasa:

Lord Krishna

1980, oil on canvas

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