Identifying the Divine Guide
‘Essence of Bhagavad-gita’ series, Course - 2
(also ‘Spirit of Bhagavad gita’)
This course helps one with the Positive spirit needed to tap the powerful message of Gita. It helps one to identify a divine guide in your life and to obtain the necessary qualifications to become a cheerful positive thinker in life by knowing the sublime truths.
Course 1 : ‘Spiritual Scientist’ (‘Discover your self’) Course 2: ‘Positive Thinker’ (‘Spirit of Bhagavad gita’) Course 3 : ‘Self Manager’ (‘Basics of Bhagavad gita’) Course 4: ‘Proactive Leader’ (‘Secret of Bhagavad gita’) Course 5: ‘Personality development’ (‘Essence of Bhagavad gita’) Compiled by:
Radheshyam Das, M.Tech. IIT, Mumbai
Rekindling Wisdom, Reviving Love
Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (VOICE) ISKCON, 4, Tarapore Road, Pune-1, Phone: (020) 2633 2328, 2636 1855, Email: email@example.com, info@firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Positive Thinker’, Course-2
Readers interested in the subject matter of this book are invited by the Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (VOICE) to correspond with our Secretary or Sales Manager at the following address: Sales Manager: Krishnakishore das A-102, Bharati Vihar, Katraj, Pune – 411 046 Phone: +91-020-24306330 Email: email@example.com Web: www.iskconpune.com Edited by: Chaitanya Charan das, Bamsigopal das, Haresh Daswani, Krishnan, kundananda das Cover design by: Jagannath Kirtan das First Printing: July 2007 / 2000 copies © 2005, Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (VOICE), Pune All rights reserved. VOICE Pune expresses its gratitude to the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) for the use of verses, purports and pictures from the books of Srila Prabhupada. All such verses, purports and pictures are © BBT. Radheshyam das: Radheshyam das brahmacari finished his M.Tech. from IIT, Powai, Bombay and joined Thermax as a Senior Design Executive. His Krishna consciousness was awakened by the inspiration of His Grace Devamrita prabhu, his siksha guru and His Holiness Radhanath swami who initiated him in 1993. The following year he joined ISKCON as a fulltime celibate at ISKCON, Chowpatty temple for preaching the sublime message of Bhagavad-gita, and was subsequently deputed to preach at Pune. He began the Youth Forum in Pune in 1996, which later took shape as in Pune and many other parts of India. His main focus is preaching to youth and children, and publishing books and notes materials for the preachers of Krishna consciousness. He was conferred by ISKCON the ‘Global Excellency’ award in 2004 for youth preaching and ‘Jiva Goswami’ award in 2005 for innovative youth preaching. Besides preaching at Pune, he travels to oversee the VOICEs at IITKGP, ITBHU-Varanasi, NIT Warrangal, NIT Suratkal, NIT Jamshedpur, etc. Currently he is the President of ISKCON, Pune and the Director of VOICE, Pune. This book is a result of his ripe experience in preaching, counseling and guiding people in Krishna consciousness over a decade.
Cover Page: It is concluded in Bhagavad-gita itself that, “Wherever there is Shri Krishna, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality.” Also it is said, ‘jayas tu Pandu putranam yesham pakshe Janardhana’ - ‘All victory will go to the Pandavas on whose side the Supreme Lord Krishna is personally present’. We wish all our readers opulence, victory, extraordinary power and morality in their lives by reading and applying this book. The back cover of the book shows a sample of readers and users of the book. Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON is the exponent who presented Krishna conscious knowledge for the suffering people of Kaliyuga. Thus if the reader finds Krishna consciousness awakened in his or her heart by reading this book, all glory should be given to Srila Prabhupada.
References: 1. Bhagavad-gita, Shrimad Bhagavatam, Coming Back and other books by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 2. Life – How did it get here? International Bible Students Association. 3. Forbidden Archeology, Michael Cremo & Richard L Thompson. 4. Origins – Higher Dimensions in Science, Bhaktivedanta Institute, ISKCON, Hare Krishna Land, Juhu, Bombay. 5. Consciousness – The Missing Link, BBT. 6. The Scientific basis of Krishna Consciousness, H.H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami, Ph.D. 7. Darwin’s Secret Identity, David Webb. 8. The Spiritual Scientist, No. 2 Vol. 3, article from Scientific Evidences for the Existence of the Soul by Benitto F Reyes. 9. The Reincarnation Controversy by Steven Rosen. 10. Twenty cases suggestive of Reincarnation by Dr. Ian Stevenson. 11. Vedic Paradigm by Danavir Swami, Rupanuga Vedic College. 12. A Homestudy in Krishna Consciousness by Rohininandan das. 13. Back To Godhead magazine articles. 14. Song of God by Vishakha devi dasi
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