Secrets of The Undiscovered Self
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Secrets of The Undiscovered Self

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As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.

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Item Code: AZA334
Author: Bhaktivinoda Narayana Goswami Maharaja
Publisher: Gaudiya Vedanta Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 9781633161764
Pages: 32 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: PAPERBACK
Other Details 6.8 x 4.8 inches
Weight 50 gm
About the Book


As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.


For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.


As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.


Some look upon the soul as amazing, some describe him as amazing, and some hear of him as amazing; while others, even after hearing about him, cannot understand him at all.


About the Author


Transcendental personalities have no birth or death, neither do they have any worldly family or caste. They descend from the ever-enchanting supramundane realm and appear by the desire of God. Thus, by such desire, and out of his own intense compassion for all souls, Srīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmi Mahārāja appeared in 1921 in Bihar, India.


Śrīla Mahārāja is a self-realized spiritual master in the eternal disciplic succession beginning from Lord Krsna Himself. He is the foremost disciple of his initiating guru Srila Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja, as well as his instructing guru Srila Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja, the world renowned preacher of Krsna consciousness.


An erudite scholar of the classic books of transcendental wisdom called the Vedas, Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmi Mahārāja has translated and published over thirty volumes in Hindi with his own commentaries. His works have been translated into English and other languages, and are providing hundreds of thousands of people with new life and spiritual inspiration.


Preface


The purpose of this booklet is to introduce the readers to the beauty and wonder of their own natural being. Sages say that our souls are each more brilliant and powerful than thousands of suns, and that we come to experience this by hearing from those who are self-realized. Secrets of the Undiscovered Self is a transcription of a discourse given by such a self-realized personality, Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja, a pre-eminent saint and one of the foremost teachers of divine wisdom in the present day. He gave this discourse in March 2002, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The preface of this booklet contains the words of another transcendental personality, Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja, famous throughout the world as Šrila Prabhupāda, who is intimately related with Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja as an instructing guru and a dear friend. Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja regards Śrīla Svāmī Mahārāja as a main inspiration for his regularly traveling the surface of the globe and teaching the secrets of the undiscovered self.


Herein, Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja gives an analogy of a bird in a cage, comparing the bird to the soul and the cage to the body that covers it. He writes, “We are neglecting our real comfort and identifying the material cage with ourselves. We have concentrated all our energies for the meaningless upkeep of the material cage for its own sake, completely neglecting the captive soul within. The cage is meant for the undoing of the bird; the bird is not meant for the welfare of the cage. Let us, therefore, deeply ponder this. All our activities are now turned toward the upkeep of the cage, and the most we do is try to give some food to the mind by art and literature. But we do not know that this mind is also material in a more subtle form.”


**Contents and Sample Pages**






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