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The Krishna Path Library is for your convenience and reference. Although we cannot endorse everything you find here we aim at simply presenting it to you for your own research.
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Before you proceed we humbly ask that you first read the following quotes from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
One cannot say anything about the transcendental world without being free from the materially contaminated consciousness. (Introduction to Gitopanisad)
The secret of success is to receive the sound from the right source of a bona fide spiritual master. Mundane manufactured sound has no potency, and as such, seemingly transcendental sound received from an unauthorized person also has no potency. One should be qualified enough to discern such transcendental potency, and either by discriminating or by fortunate chance if one is able to receive the transcendental sound from the bona fide spiritual master, his path of liberation is guaranteed. (SB 2.9.8)
Transcendental literature that strictly follows the Vedic principles and the conclusion of the Puranas and pancaratrika-vidhi can be written only by a pure devotee. It is not possible for a common man to write books on bhakti, for his writings will not be effective. He may be a very great scholar and may be expert in presenting literature in flowery language, but this is not at all helpful in understanding transcendental literature. Even if transcendental literature is written in faulty language, it is acceptable if it is written by a devotee, whereas so-called transcendental literature written by a mundane scholar, even if it is a very highly polished literary presentation, cannot be accepted. The secret in a devotee’s writing is that when he writes about the pastimes of the Lord, the Lord helps him; he does not write alone. As stated in the Bhagavad-gita (10.10), dadami buddhi-yogam tam yena mam upayanti te. Since a devotee writes in service to the Lord, the Lord from within gives him so much intelligence that he sits down near the Lord and goes on writing books. (Caitanya-caritamrita Adi-Lila 8.39)
One cannot write on spiritual matters without being blessed by Krsna and the disciplic succession of gurus. The blessings of the authorities are one’s power of attorney. One should not try to write anything about Vaisnava behavior and activities without being authorized by superior authorities. This is confirmed in Bhagavad-gita: evam parampara-praptam imam rajarsayo viduh. (Caitanya-caritamrita Madya-lila 24.345)
Unless one is a fully unalloyed devotee of the Lord, one should not try to describe the pastimes of Krsna in poetry, for it will be only mundane. There are many descriptions of Krsna’s Bhagavad-gita written by persons whose consciousness is mundane and who are not qualified by pure devotion. Although they attempted to write transcendental literature, they could not fully engage even a single devotee in Krsna’s service. Such literature is mundane, and therefore, as warned by Sri Sanatana Gosvami, one should not touch it. (Caitanya-caritamrita Antya-lila 1.212)
As it is said in the Bhagavad-gita 10.34 “One need not read many books on different subject matters; the ability to remember a few and quote them when necessary is also another opulence.” But we know that the nature of a conditioned soul is to read many books on different subject matters, so we have made the library page on Krishna Path for your scholarly reference.
We are currently in the process of re-organizing and categorizing the Library.
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Free download – Grihastha Manual.pdf (a book for married couples by ISKCON Chowpatty.)
Free download – Goswami-Literature.zip (This is a big file, over 100 MB, so will take some time to download!)
Free download – The Harmonist (This is a scan of the book, not a text file).pdf (This is a big file, over 300 MB, so will take some time to download!)
Free download – Puranas 1.zip (This is a VERY BIG file, over 800 MB, so will take some time to download!)
Free download – Vedic Sastra-Itihasas.zip (This is a big file, over 80 MB, so will take some time to download!)