Jiva Gosvami’s Tattva Sandarbha (in English)

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Finally also in English the philosophical masterpiece of Sri Jiva Gosvami.
The Tattva Sandarbha, the first of the six books that make up the Bhagavata Sandarbha

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Introduction 9
Biography of Srila Jiva Gosvami Prabhupada 13
General notes 13
The six Gosvamis of Vrindavana 14
Early life 16
Arrival in Vrindavana 19
Criticism of Jiva Gosvami 21
His fame spreads 23
The temple of Radha-Damodara 23
The writings 24
Analysis of the writings 25
First Theme: Invoking and delimiting the main topic 29
Second Theme: The Master of Devotion, Caitanya Mahaprabhu 32
Third Theme: Sri Jiva Gosvami remembers his gurus 38
Fourth Theme: Jiva Gosvami takes up and perfects the work of Sri Gopala Bhatta 39
Fifth Theme: The gravity of the manipulation of sacred texts 41
Sixth Theme: Entering Tattva Sandarbha 42
Seventh Theme: The Three Aspects of Absolute Truth 43
Eighth Theme: The best tools to achieve knowledge 50
Ninth Theme: The Puranas are Vedic writings and are therefore the highest authorities 57
Tenth Theme: Srimad-Bhagavatam is the supreme of all the Puranas 63
Eleventh Theme: The Spiritual Master 77
Twelfth Theme: Liberated Souls Also Study Bhagavatam 81
Thirteenth Theme: Material Nature and Individual Souls 86
Fourteenth Theme: Material Nature Has the Function of Educating Souls 90
Fifteenth Theme: Neither matter nor jivas are one with the Supreme 93
Sixteenth Theme: Bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead 105
Seventeenth Theme: The Disciplines of Sadhana-bhakti 114
Eighteenth Theme: Further Comparison Between What Is Supreme and What Is Not 116
Nineteenth Theme: The Themes of Srimad-Bhagavatam 125
Twentieth Theme: The Characteristics of the Sacred Puranas 131
Conclusion 137
Glossary 138
Kadacha Editions 147


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