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Sri Laghu Bhagavatamrita of Srila Rupa Gosvami

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Original text by Sri Rupa Gosvami. Translation & commentary by Gopiparanadhana Dasa


When Srila Rupa Goswami authored this Laghu-Bhagavatamrta in the sixteenth century CE, even Vaisnavas commonly accepted Lord Vishnu as the original form of the Supreme Lord, considering Lord Krishna merely as one of His avataras albeit the most beloved of the Lord's many forms. The milieu in which Srila Rupa Goswami wrote has since changed greatly, but the need to demonstrate how Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead remains today, when so few believe in any God at all - much less God as a small, dark, flute-playing cowherd boy named Krishna. Srila Rupa Goswami herein provides a compelling scriptural exegesis of that assertion. Modern life being permeated by various modes of atheism, voidism, and impersonalism, this book thus has great relevance for the spiritual lives of all sincere seekers, especially those aspiring to be devotees of Krishna.

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Hardbound, 873 pages, glossary, index, dust-jacket, 6"x 9".

About the Translator/Author

Gopiparanadhana Dasa was both a scholar of Sanskrit and a practitioner of devotional service to Lord Krishna. Under the guidance of Srila Prabhupada, he developed an expertise in Sanskrit and served for many years as an editor for the Bhaktivedanta Book trust. Gopiparandhana served on the three-man team that completed Srila Prabhupada's edition of Srimad-Bhagavatam. In 1998 he and his family moved to Govardhana, the place of Sri Krishna's pastimes located in northern India, and an important place of pilgrimage for the followers of the Vaisnava tradition. there he spent the last twelve years of his life, translating and training a new generation of devotional scholars at the Srimad-bhagavata Vidyanpitham, a school established for this purpose. Among his most significant literary contributions are the translations of the Tattva-sandarbha, Brhad-bhagvatamta, and Krsna-lila-stava. 

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