With supportive evidence from Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Jaiva Dharma and the works of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja
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We are not these mortal bodies and this world is not our real home. We are but passers-by, taking a material body for some time only to leave it, and then taking another. Lost and forlorn, we remain oblivious to our blissful real identity. This journey of the soul ends joyfully, however, by the mercy of true saints, such as Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja. Part One of this book consists of selected lectures by him, as well as interviews and informal meetings on the topic of the truth of the soul (jīva-tattva). Part Two delivers three chapters from Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s Jaiva-dharma, and Part Three consists of quotes by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja, Śrīla Prabhupāda.
CONTENTS: FOREWARD, A NOTE FROM THE EDITORS
PART ONE - DISCOURSES
Introduction - WHOM CAN WE TRUST?: Perfect Words, The Soul Within, Linking Two Souls, The Three Realms, The Only Object of Love.
Chapter One - THE TRUTH OF THE SOUL: We Stood on the Shoreline, We Are Infinitesimal He Is Infinite, Our Choice to Dream, Our Awakening.
Chapter Two - A MAP OF THE WORLDS: One Without a Second, A Fact of Wonder, Three Worlds, Faith in the Spiritual Realm.
Chapter Three - ORIGIN OF THE LIVING ENTITY: The Crest-jewel of Inquiry, Two Kinds of Souls, Everything Is Present in the Divine Seed.
Chapter Four - NO ONE FALLS FROM THE ETERNAL ABODE: We 'Forgot' the Lord, Different Sources Different Destinations, Truly Liberated Souls Remain Liberated.
Chapter Five - MOON ON THE BRANCH: Narada Muni Did Not Fall, Liberation in an Instant, 'Revival' of Our Relationship With Krsna.
Chapter Six - BOTH CHOICE AND CHANCE: A Chance to Choose, A Chance at the Imaginary Line, The Right Choice Was Enough, The Potency of the Lord's Potency, A Chance for the Lord's Sweet Pastimes, No Control over Freedom.
Chapter Seven - INCONCEIVABLE JIVA-TATTVA.
PART TWO – JAIVA-DHARMA
Introduction to Jaiva-Dharma
Chapter 15 – Jiva-Tattva
Chapter 16 – Jivas and Maya
Chapter 17 – Liberation of the Jiva from Maya
PART THREE – THE LEGACY OF SRILA PRABHUPADA
FROM THE JUNCTION: From the Borderline, Our First Time in Krsna’s Abode, No Maya in the Spiritual World, The Perfect Abode Vaikuntha, The Most Perfect Abode Vrndavana, God’s Mercy – The Soul’s Free Will.
THE SAME MESSAGE: Introduction- No Contradiction, We Have Not Seen Krsna Yet, How Were We in Krsna’s Lila?, We Are With Krsna as Supersoul, We Have Not Been Home Yet, No Going Back and Forth, We’ve Not Yet Spoken with Our Supreme Father, Back Home Back to Godhead, For Newcomers, Vaikuntha Residents Do Not Take the Chance, No Wrong in Vaikuntha Devotees, Even in This World True Devotees Do Not Fall, Brahma and Siva Also Do Not Fall, Other Examples, The Perfect Remain Perfect, Our Original Position, Our Natural Position.
PART FOUR - OVERVIEW
An End Note from the Editors
PART FIVE - ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja.
GLOSSARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, Worldwide Centers & Contacts.
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