Over 5,000 years ago in ancient India the sages and seers of the truth unlocked and revealed the secrets of life in a great body of spiritual texts known as the Vedas. These sacred texts compiled in the Sanskrit language have now been translated into English making them assessable to the English-speaking world.

5,000 years ago on the bank of the Ganges the 16 year old self realized soul, Sukadev Goswami, reveals the highest and most esotoric truths to emporer Pariksit , the sages and yogis. A record of their conversation is contained in the most advanced work on spiritual knowledge, the Srimad Bhagavatam.
This great body of sacred Vedic texts has been transmitted down through the ages via the medium of enlightened spiritual guides culminating in the teachings of Lord Chaitanya (the Golden Avatar) in the late 15th early 16th centuries. His biography, life and teachings are recorded in the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.

Athato brahma jignasur      (Vedanta sutra 1.1.1)  The first aphorism in the Vedanta sutras stresses that now you have obtained this very rare human form of life, enquire into the Absolute Truth, the higher meaning of life, the purpose to your existence beyond this mundane bodily conception.

Aham brahmasmi   (Vedanta sutra 1.1.12)  I am an eternal spiritual being. I am not this material body.

Ananda mayo bhyasat  (Vedanta sutra 1.1.13)  The soul in its original pure state of consciousness is full of unlimited happiness and bliss, eternally and at every moment.

Om sat-cit-ānanda  The atma (soul) in its original pure state, before contacting the material energy, exists eternally in a state of infinite pure love, knowledge and bliss. By meditating on sacred mantras one's purely blissful nature is awakened and one experiences the true beauty of the inner self.

Thousands of wonderful ancient temples throughout India are adorned with intricate sculptures created by countless artists and craftsmen over the millennia

In this world, there is nothing so sublime and pure as transcendental knowledge. Such knowledge is the mature fruit of all mysticism. And one who has achieved this enjoys the self within himself in due course of time. Bhagavad-gita ch 4 mantra 38

This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of  spiritual wisdom. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed. Bhagavad-gita ch 9 mantra 2

na jāyate mriyate vā kadācin
nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ
ajo nityaḥ śāśvato ’yaṁ purāṇo
na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre
     Bhagavad-gita  (2.20)

 “For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. The soul does not die when the body dies”.

nitya-siddha kṛṣṇa-prema ‘sādhya’ kabhu naya
śravaṇādi-śuddha-citte karaye udaya  Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 22.107

Within the soul pure love for the Supreme Divine, Sri Krishna, is eternally established and naturally awakens as one progresses on the spiritual path and the “heart” is purified. It is not an external artificial imposition on the self but the natural awakening of the inherent divine love within our soul.

vidyāṁ cāvidyāṁ ca yas
tad vedobhayaḿ saha
avidyayā mṛtyuṁ tīrtvā
vidyayāmṛtam aśnute         
 Śrī Īśopaniṣad 11

 Side by side, like parallel tracks, one should travel on a sacred journey cultivating one’s spiritual life while simultaneously not neglecting one’s material needs, obligations and responsibilities.

Kaler dosa nidhe rajann / ast hy eko mahan gunah / kirtanad eva Krishnasya / mukta sangah param vrajet         Srimad bhagavatam 12.3.51

Although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the divine names of Krishna one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the spiritual world. (Kali yuga – the contemporary degraded age of quarrel & hypocrisy)

harer nāma harer nāma
harer nāmaiva kevalam
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva
nāsty eva gatir anyathā
“     Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 6.242

‘In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy (Kali yuga), the only means of deliverance is the chanting of the sacred names of the Supreme Divine, Sri Krishna. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.’ ”

Painting: Maha Visnu, an expansion of Lord Krishna for the purposes of creation lies on the causal ocean in the spiritual dimension and all the material universes emanate from his transcendental body.

ye hi saṁsparśa-jā bhogā
duḥkha-yonaya eva te
ādy-antavantaḥ kaunteya
na teṣu ramate budhaḥ     Bhagavad-gits 5.22

An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with the material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them. Rather a transcendentalist engages in spiritual activities which are not affected by time and have eternal benefit accompanying the soul after the demise of the physical temporary body.

Journey's end....the end of the "line".....beyond the coverings of the material universes lies the eternal planets of the spiritual world where the soul enjoys a life of infinite, perfect, pure love and bliss eternally with our eternal lover, the Supreme Divine Sri Krishna.

Sri Krishna manifests His universal form to Arjuna described in the 11th chapter of the Bhagavad-gita. Time I am, destroyer of the worlds.   Sri Krishna Bhagavad-gita 11.32
Lord Brahma, the secondary creator of the universe. His revelations on the spiritual realm are contained in the Brahma Samhita spoken at the dawn of the creation of the universe circa 160 trillion years ago.

kaumāra ācaret prājño
dharmān bhāgavatān iha
durlabhaṁ mānuṣaṁ janma
tad apy adhruvam arthadam
     (Srimad Bhagavatam 7.6.1 Teacings of child Prahlad)

One should practise spiritual life from childhood. The human form is rarely acheived and although temporary is very valuable because it enables one to obtain perfection on ones spiritual journey.

sthānābhilāṣī tapasi sthito 'haṁ / tvāṁ prāptavān deva-munīndra-guhyam / kācaṁ vicinvann api divya-ratnaṁ / svāmin kṛtārtho 'smi varaṁ na yāce  Srimad Bhagavatam Ch 8. Teachings of prince Dhruva

After undergong so many austerities and difficulties in pursuing my dreams for material opulence and pleasures, now that I have received the invaluable jewel of audience of the Supreme Divine, Sri Krishna, I realize that I was simply searcing out broken pieces of shiny glass.

By meditating on the divine names of the Supreme Sri Krishna one can acheive spiritual perfection and return to our original eternal home in the spiritual world. Dnyaneshwar implores you....always keep the sacred name of Krishna on your lips and you will experience infinite pure spiritual bliss.
At the age of 11 Nilkanth leaves his home in Ayodhya and travels for 7 years alone by foot through the landscape of mystic India.wearing a simple cloth and carrying just a water pot and his meditation beads.
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