What follows is a review of one reader of Gaura Book:
Here's the info of what it contains :
Your Best Friend Grhasta Manual Cookbooks (Yummy...) Brahmacharya Section (Can’t miss this one…many original articles. Also has 2 fantastic books.)
And many other books are there ....you read and find out what else is there. (My incentive :-)
And many articles … almost all articles are from this section. The philosophical analysis and mention of whatever pure spiritual teachings available in all the religions of the world are really a revelation and a welcome addition. They include.
Modern Science (starter) Anthropology and History (Hmmm...very interesting. It has some real revealing facts that support the Puranic conclusion and we see a lot of lies exposed in the name of writing history) Astronomy and Cosmography (Vedic Cosomology is a very great science alright...) Modern Scientific theories exposed (Prabhupada was fond of bashing these speculations on evolution, universe) Introduction to Vedic Science (Baby Feeding...Karma, Soul, etc...good sources). Also nice magazine articles. Important Lessons for devotees (Really important as it says) Advanced Philosophy (You should read this in real detail very carefully ... it's quite involved with so much analysis of every major faith and philosophy in the world and it is a minefield of pure devotional revelations. Now-a-days we see so much hate and other problems, and this loving approach to appreciate everything good in others is characteristic of our paramahamsa acharyas.
So anyway, getting to the book list, it has :
All Prabhupada Books (by browsing links to Vedabase, Vanipedia, etc… These books are not available in this ebook. Includes links to Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavatam, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Nectar of Devotion, Books on Reincarnation, Life comes from life etc...) [Note : It has links to where you can download all Prabhupada's books posted by others on websites and even Internet Archive -- Sacred texts, so that is consolation for those who want to read offline]
Books directly available in this database are :
Special mention is needed as this is the Only place where you can download the full Chaitanya Bhagavatam.
Krishna Chaitanya Charita Mahakavya -- this is rare. I have yet to find this anywhere else. Chaitanya Charita (Kavi Karnapura — rare) Shrimad Bhagavad Gita By Acharyas (Vishvanatha Chakravarthi Thakura commentary (this HAS to be read, we haven't seen Gita in this flavour + Srila Prabhupada (only links to The BBT Vedabase) Glories of Lord Nityananda Prabhu Nityananda Charitamrita Compilation of The Pastimes of Lord Nityananda
Chaitanya Bhagavata (Full 7 volumes — verses patchy, perhaps CHM botched up the diacritics, but the English is perfect. It is Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati's Commentary. For consolation, a separate book of only verses is available and it is perfectly done.)
Shrimad Bhagavatam (Links To Vedabase Given) Chaitanya Charitamrta (Links To Vedabase) Shri Chaitanya Chandramrita Jaiva Dharma Brahma Samhita Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya Shikshashtaka with Commentaries
The Holy Names of Nityanaanda and Gauraanga (A LOT of info from so many scriptures. I say this changed my spiritual life totally along with the Hare Krisha maha mantra. I have sworn allegiance to them)
Maha Mantra Yoga (Hare Krishna Mahamantra MUST READ) Hari Naam Chintamani (By the Naamacharya Himself) Divine Name Haridasa Shri Namaamrita Levels of Nityananda Gauranga and Hare Krishna Chanting Nityananda Gauranga in Vedas, Puranas, Smritis and Shrutis Additional Important Scriptures Songs on Nityananda Gauranga Bhaktivinoda Vani Vaibhava (All 3 volumes — Sambandha, Abhideya, Prayojana … All his writings in one book) Glories of Lord Balarama Glories of Lord Krishna Glories of Shri Radha Chaitanya Mangala In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life (A very rare unpublished book of Prabhupada — very advanced) Life of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Gaudiya Kanthahara (Essence of the Siddhanta) Other books also include : Tattva Muktavali (Mayavada Shata Dushani – Madhva smashes imposters who claim to be Supreme) Madhurya Kadambini (For the science of spiritual advancement) Prakrita Rasa Shata Dushani Unauthorized and Deviant sects Hari Bhakti Kalpa Latika Brihad Bhagavatamrita (Sooo sweet….) The Path of Dedication Tulasi Worship Ekadashi Glories Krishna Bhajanamrita Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika Vaishnava Song Books (Infinite Bhajans for the Soul. Also contains poems -- Sharanagati & Kalyana Kalpataru) Ramayana Mahabharata (Pure Devotional translation. No devotee’s collection is complete without these 2 greatest and most well known books.) Ananda Vrindavana Champu Vaishnava Siddhanta Mala QnA Six Sandarbhas (Most advanced, for the real serious. These are really advanced) Vedanta Sutra (Govinda Bhashya — the Ultimate Commentary on Vedanta. This is the only English translation made by pure devotees and is almost fully complete, except for some few odd verses and a smalls subsection. No one has fully translated it as of yet...)
1000 Questions and Answers (Mixed bag. Some of them are not answered - deals with various topics at random but some of them have some really good realizations. Very fitting replies given too.) But there was this one set of 30-40 odd questions that was really botched up with questions and answers randomly scattered with no continuity. Hope they fix that.
Some Beautiful Realizations of devotees (I’ve seen this one before, taken from well known sources). Beautiful and inspiring -- but if you're really serious, then read, or it might be too much to swallow.
In this blog i would like to share with You the taste of a life, which is being shaped by the power and sweet will of the Name Divine, especially by the extraordinary influence of the most merciful Holy Names of Nityaananda and Gauraanga. Chanting these two Holy Names of the Lord is a very unique, easy and sublime process, granting one a very fast fulfillment of all the material and all the highest spiritual desires.