Pearls of Wisdom: Questions and Answers with Sri Satyanarayana Dasa
Pearls of Wisdom is a thorough and systematic collection of questions and answers with Śrī Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji on a variety of topics related to bhakti, be it philosophical, social, or practical aspects. Some of these questions were emailed directly to Babaji, others were presented through jiva.org website, or asked in person.
Questions that are related to specific topics have been grouped together and ordered alphabetically from A-Z, although they have been asked by different people at different times. They range from topics such as Ātmā, Astrology, Bhagavad Gītā, Chanting, Dīkṣā, Guru-Disciple, Karma, and Kṛṣṇa to Prasāda, Sādhana, Śāstra, Vedic Psychology, West, and Yoga.
The replies have been given according to the School of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism, whose theology is the acintya-bhedābheda-vāda of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. For the purpose of maintaining privacy, the identities of the questioners have not been revealed.
The book is hardbound and has been printed in Europe on a high quality paper, and includes pantone-colored markings as well as alphabetical labels to facilitate reader’s experience.
I pay my heartfelt respects to Jiva Gosvami on this day. He has given us something special that will make you happy under all circumstances. If you read what Jiva Gosvami says, and you really understand it, then it is impossible that you will not change… If you want to perform an action then it depends on your thought. If your understanding is very clear, then your action will get the desired result. But if your understanding is hazy, then you will not get the desired result.