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Originally posted by suryaz:

Does anyone know:


Where in the works of Bhaktivinoda Thakura can I find his views about:


1. proving the existence of the soul, or


2. lack of evidence to dis-prove the soul's existence either.

Jaiva Dharma is the most comprehensive summary of the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. It is one of his last books.

You can read the first two chapters of Srila Naryana Maharaj's translation here. He translated the orginal bengali of the

Thakura 's book into Hindi and his disciples have rendered it into english under his guidance.






[This message has been edited by Puru Das Adhikari (edited 01-02-2002).]

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Originally posted by dasanudas:


In the 'Books by Previous Acharyas' section

Maybe your eye sight is better than mine dasanudas, but I couldn't find a "Books by Previous Acharyas" section on this iskcon website from Belgium. Perhaps you can furnish the exact url for "Books by Previous Acharyas" so we can examine what is available. Srila Prabhupada has written in the Cc.Adi lila 1.117 in his purport:


"/. . . False devotees, lacking the conclusion of transcendental knowledge, think that artificially shedding tears will deliver them. Similarly, other false devotees think that studying books of the previous acaryas is unadvisable, like studying dry empiric philosophies. But Srila Jiva Gosvami, following the previous acaryas, has inculcated the conclusions of the scriptures in the six theses called the Sat-sandarbhas.] False devotees who have very little knowledge of such conclusions fail to achieve pure devotion for want of zeal in accepting the favorable directions for devotional service given by self-realized devotees. Such false devotees are like impersonalists, who also consider devotional service no better than ordinary fruitive actions."


Cc. Adi lila 1.117


So we are most anxious to obtain bona fide translations of our predecessor acaryas.




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Originally posted by Krsnacandra dasa:



Does anyone know where I may find a copy of Prema-pradipa by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur? Furthermore, who translates it into English? Thanks for any help.

Prema Pradipa

A Novel by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura


was translated by Subhag Swami

Edited and Published by

Pundarika Vidyanidhi Das

Vrajraj Press

c/o ISKCON Vrndavana


It is likely to be available either from Krsna culture in Houston

http://www.krishnaculture.com/cgi-bin/miva?Mer chantNew2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=KC&Product_Code=PP&Category_Code=BVIN


Krishna Culture

P.O. Box 926337

Houston TX USA 7729

1-800-829-2579 (in the US) or


or at the lohi bazaar from Rasbiharilal & Sons (end of bazaar on the right opposite

Ganga Prasad cloth wallah)

or at the Krsna Balarama book store in Raman Reti Vrndavan



[This message has been edited by Puru Das Adhikari (edited 01-07-2002).]

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