Every living being is in the pursuit of happiness, and everyone wants to be happy. But what is happiness and how can it be attained? Without the right answers to these questions, the happiness we experience will never last. Prema Rasa Siddhanta English Ebook brilliantly reconciles the teachings of Hinduism and India’s Rasik Saints to give the only genuine answer. Though the knowledge in the Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads is limitless, in this concise book, Jagadguruttam Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj miraculously reveals the essence in the simplest possible way, and in the most compelling manner.
Kripalu Ji Maharaj dispels spiritual confusion and resolves spiritual doubts to make this timeless Vedic wisdom accessible to all. Authenticated by numerous scriptural and scientific references, readers are taken from the theoretical aspects of spirituality to the practical aspects of devotion and its application in daily life.
Over fourteen chapters, Kripaluji describes the aim of life, the nature of love and God’s grace, reconciles the age-old debate over materialism and spirituality, details the theories of karma and jnana, describes the potential of devotion, bhakti yoga, and reveals that God-realisation only happens through the grace of a genuine Saint, and then describes the virtues of such a Saint.
The Ultimate Goal of all Living Beings: realising the importance of this human body, we must acquire knowledge of God so that we can attain our goal of supreme happiness (divine bliss). READ MORE
The Nature of God: what is God and how can we know Him? Why is it said that He is beyond our understanding?
The Grace of God: though God is beyond our material mind, intellect, and senses, yet many Saints have realised Him. How? READ MORE
Surrender: without God’s grace no one can know God. What is surrender? What must we do to receive it? READ MORE
The Soul, Material World and Detachment: our misunderstanding of these three prevent our mind from surrendering to God. Once we realise that we are a divine entity, and that material pleasures can never satisfy us, then we can redirect our attachment from the world to God. READ MORE
The Saint: after detaching the mind from the world and before surrendering it to God, there is need of a divine entity, without whom one cannot attain God. That entity is called a God-realised Saint. How can we recognise a genuine Saint and those masquerading as one? READ MORE
Paths to Attain God: the scriptures state that there are only three paths to attain God - karma, jnana and bhakti. But why only three? READ MORE
Karma: the performance of duties as prescribed in the Vedas according to one’s caste and stage in life is called karma. What are its four intricacies, its consequences and who is eligible to follow it? READ MORE
Jnana and Jnanayoga: what are the characteristics of the path of knowledge, who is eligible to follow it, and can it take us to our supreme goal? READ MORE
Jnana and Bhakti: an in-depth discussion of the apparent philosophical differences between the paths of jnana and the bhakti and the differences between the bliss of the Impersonal God and the bliss of divine love.
Impersonal, Personal God and the Secret of Descension: the reason for God possessing two forms – Personal and Impersonal – is discussed followed by the secret behind His descension in this world. READ MORE
Bhaktiyoga: the unanimous verdict of all the scriptures is that bhakti, devotion, is the ultimate attainment. One must practice devotion to attain God’s grace; then he will attain His most intimate power, divine love. READ MORE
Karmayoga – the Practical Sadhana: hands to work and mind to God. How should we practically follow this discipline of karmayoga while living in the world? READ MORE
Kusanga: we must know how to avoid the impediments that negate our spiritual progress. What are they and what must we do? READ MORE
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