Dear Esteemed Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda.
Greetings from ISKCON of Silicon Valley !
With the blessings of their Lordships Śrī Śrī Rādhā Madan Mohan, Śrīman Mahāprabhu, Śrī Śrī Laxmī Nṛsiṃha Deva, our Founder-Ācārya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swāmī Śrīla Prabhupāda and under the expert leadership of our Temple President His Grace Vaiseṣika Prabhu, we are please to announce the launch of “The Gosvāmī Package” – an offering to six Gosvāmīs of Vṛṇdāvana, to propagate their teachings in the form of their literatures, which have been so adeptly translated by Śrīla Prabhupāda and his disciples under the auspices of BBT – the heart of ISKCON.
Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has sung:
rūpa-raghunātha-pade ha-ibe ākuti
kabe hāma bujhaba se yugala-pīriti
“When I am eager to understand the literature given by the Gosvāmīs, then I shall be able to understand the transcendental loving affairs of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa.”
Highlighting this importance of literatures written by Six Gosvāmīs, Śrīla Prabhupāda writes in his Preface to Nectar of Instruction: “Therefore, to understand the mission of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and follow in His footsteps, one must very seriously follow in the footsteps of the Six Gosvāmīs – Śrī Rūpa, Sanātana, Bhaṭṭa Raghunātha, Śrī Jīva, Gopāla Bhaṭṭa and Dāsa Raghunātha.”
The package comes in a hand made box, designed as a portable home altar – with a beautiful picture of Six Gosvāmīs ornately decorated on the top of the box and similarly Mahāmantra card within the box as shown below. The feel and look of the box takes you back to the days of the yore – in the countryside of Vraja Dhāma near the dwellings of the Six Gosvāmīs.
1. Śrī Bṛhad Bhāgavatāmṛta [3 Volumes]
Widowed Uttarā, feeling the impending loss of her only son, Parikśit Mahārāja, asks him to teach her the essence of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which he has just heard from the great spiritual master Śukadeva Gosvāmī. The Bṛhad Bhāgavatāmṛta is Parikśit’s caring reply.
Śrī Bṛhad Bhāgavatāmṛta is an exposition of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. All the knowledge and devotion laid out in the Bhāgavatam is presented through an intricate story of two souls’ journey toward spiritual perfection. Nārada Munī is on quest to find the greatest recipient of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s mercy, and Gopa Kumāra is on a quest to find Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself. The hero’s quest for the extraordinary, a recurring theme in literature, reflects the urge of every heart at its noblest to discover the full possibilities of life. Anyone dissatisfied with the scant potential of mundane existence will rise in hope and excitement by reading of Nārada Munī’s journey to many planets in the universe to find the person who has received Kṛṣṇa’s (God’s) greatest mercy.
2. Kṛṣṇa Līlā Stava
This work by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī is an offering of praise in 432 verses, giving a personal meditation on Kṛṣṇa’s Vṛṇdāvana pastimes as told by Śukadeva Gosvāmī in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.
3. Tattva Sandarbha
No serious devotee’s journey into the depths of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam would be complete without the study of Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī’s Saṭ-sandarbha, the first thoroughgoing, systematic presentation of Gaudiya Vaiṣṇava teachings. The Tatta-sandarbha, the first in Jīva’s series of six discourses, serves as a systematic introduction to the theological and spiritual themes discussed in the remaining five, establishing pramāṇa, the proper means of knowledge, and ending with prameya, what it is we are to know.
4. Nectar of Devotion
The Nectar of Devotion is a summary of one of India’s great spiritual classics, Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu. It was written in Saṁskrit during the 16th century by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, a great scholar, poet and mystic. After studying all of the great spiritual writings of India for many years, he distilled that profound wisdom into its devotional essence–how to love the Lord purely and experience the highest degree of spiritual bliss.
5. Nectar of Instruction
Eleven Lessons in the Ancient Science of Bhakti-Yoga. This compact guidebook by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī of essential spiritual teachings shows us how to choose a guru, how to practice yoga, even where to live. Originally written in Sanskrit by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī the greatest spiritual genius of medieval India.
Śrila Rūpa Gosvāmī Samādhi’s Dust:
“Taking a blade of grass between my teeth, I repeatedly beg that birth after birth I may obtain the dust of lotus feet. (Śrīla Rūghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī’s Śrī Dāna-keli Cintāmaṇi 175)”
The package comes with a vial containing the sacred dust from the Samādhi Mandir of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī in Śrī Śrī Rādhā Dāmodar Mandir in Śrīdhāma Vṛṇdāvana.
The package is also equipped with a USB containing lectures on lives and teachings of Six Gosvāmīs by Śrīla Prabhupāda, various Sannyasi Gurus and Scholars in our movement.
*Below pictures shows on left hand side the vial containing sacred dust, on right hand side USB containing audio lectures.