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The Nectar of Instruction Paperback – December 1, 1993
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Some of the "instructions" are stringent, such as the first verse, on controlling the mind, speech, anger etc., but there is also much sweetness, as in text four - the "six loving exchanges".
Srila Rupa Goswami, a mystic saint from India, wrote the eleven texts, five hundred years ago, in Sanskrit, and Bhaktivedanta Swami has translated them for the first time into English, with commentaries. These are strong commentaries. He doesn't water anything down for a modern audience and that's one of the things I like about them; he has faith in his reader. He speaks directly to the most vital part of us, our true self, of which we may not even be very aware, and somehow we want to respond and rise to the call.
The commentaries are sprinkled with beautiful quotes from classical Vedic texts, full of deep meaning. It would be interesting to follow up on some of these, such as Bhagavad-Gita.
I think this book will appeal to anyone interested in genuine spiritual life, of whatever religious tradition, or none. It is universally applicable.
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lots of good stuff packed into a little book. i keep a copy in my car with a lil gita and a few other small ones.Published 9 months ago by rusty shackelferd
Some people can not read electronic books, I like them. This way you have a big library with you anywarePublished on August 24, 2010 by Andrei Bulgac