Bhagavat Sandarbha is the second book of this anthology. In this volume, Śrī Jīva builds on the overview provided in Tattva Sandarbha to elucidate on, in explicit detail, the nature of that nondual Reality. He covers the topic of ontology, or sambandha-jñāna, knowledge of Reality as the nondual Absolute, which finds its highest completion exclusively in Bhagavān, the transcendent personal Absolute. The one indivisible total Reality is referred to primarily by the names Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān.
The book describes Bhagavān, the Supreme Person, as the most complete manifestation of nondual Reality, inclusive of Brahman and Paramātmā. It also describes His diverse energies, qualities, name, form, associates, and abode as intrinsic aspects of His essential being.
Language: English translation and commentary with Sanskrit verses Page count: 610 (print) Revised electronic edition, 2020
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Happiness which comes from sense contact is the very thing which brings you suffering. If you analyze all of your suffering, you will find the root cause is some material pleasure. There is no material enjoyment that will not lead to suffering. But because of the time gap, we don’t put two plus two together. So we don’t realize the connection between suffering and enjoyment. If anything has given you happiness, also know that it is going to give you trouble.