Gaudiya Vedanta Publications announces the release of Discerning the True Sentiments of the Soul, the revised and enlarged edition of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s booklet regarding sahajiyaism and sahajiya babaji culture, entitled Gaudiya Vaisnavism vs. Sahajiyaism. The book is comprised of Srila Gurudeva’s lectures which inform all sincere aspirants regarding the real process of bhakti and how they can protect themselves from the danger of becoming influenced by imitation bhakti.
Discerning the True Sentiments of the Soul is available immediately as a PDF download, and will be available in print form in Navadvipa during the concurrent Navadvipa-dhama Parikrama programs in celebration of Sri Gaura Purnima. The book will also be available during the 2014 Badger festival in June. Any further news regarding its availability will be announced via the GVP Facebook page.
The potency of a fully-grown tree is present in the seed of that tree. With water, air, and light, the seed sprouts, and gradually leaves, branches, flowers, manjaris, and finally fruits, also manifest. The entire tree or creeper is there in its seed, but all its features sprout only when air, water and sunlight touch it. Similarly, the full potency of our eternal sentiments of love for the very Soul of all, Sri Krsna, is dormant in our souls, but it awakens only by adopting the pure bhakti process.