SUBODHINI is a systematic study guide for Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. In four colourful volumes, it gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the philosophy and the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Caitanya Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Caitanya-caritamrita, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami and Srila Prabhupada, thus catering for the taste and the needs of avid readers, scholars and even newcomers.

It presents the chapters of Caitanya Caritamrita in crisp sections and subsections with their interconnections and flow. The philosophical and technical sections are presented in the form of flowcharts and tables for easy readability, assimilation and quick references, so that one can fully delight in the splendour of the original manuscript.

Caitanya Subodhini comes after the publication of a similar book, Bhagavata Subodhini, a systematic study guide for the Srimad Bhagavatam, completed up to Canto Six, in four volumes. This book has been well-received by the readers of Bhagavatam worldwide.

Author & Compiler Gauranga Darshan Das is dean of the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village. He teaches systematic Bhagavatam courses at several places in India. He has written study guides, including Bhagavata Subodhini and Caitanya Subodhini, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika.

Reviews

His Holiness Devamrita Swami

The same winning formula of text and graphics so wonderfully presented in the Bhagavata Subodhini series of publications has now come to Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. Both complete beginners and sastra connoisseurs alike will relish such well-conceived, expertly designed, and profoundly illuminated guidebooks for study and contemplation..

HIS HOLINESS DEVAMRITA SWAMI

His Holiness Chandramauli Swami

It is very noble attempt to help us people in general. I find myself teaching in Srila Prabhupada’s education programs. I find Subodhini series a great aid in making the presentation more complete and interesting, both for the students and the teachers and for general audience who are interested in going deeper into the philosophy and practice of Krishna Consciousness. This particular presentation of Subodhini will help people attracted to study Srila Prabhupadaamp;#8217;s works, and in a more easily understandable way. It is a great project, and we commend the devotees who are doing such hard work to make this happen. And in order to facilitate their work, I think the devotees should take part in getting these books to study. In that way they will be more and more inspired to produce more books. All glories to transcendental knowledge. All glories to those devotees who have studied it and presenting it in a way that we can all access.

HIS HOLINESS CHANDRAMAULI SWAMI

His Holiness Bhakti Purushottama Swami

Caitanya Subodhini is a magnificent effort to glorify Sri Caitanya Caritamrita by presenting its profound subject matter in a lucid manner, thus making it easily accessible to everyone. Its colorful, crisp and structured presentation clutches the attention of the reader, thus facilitating oneamp;#8217;s absorption in the flow, philosophy and pastimes of the original text. With its precise overview and interesting analysis of the Caitanya Caritamrita, Caitanya Subodhini offers a feast to the lovers of Lord Caitanya and becomes their constant companion.

HIS HOLINESS BHAKTI PURUSHOTTAMA SWAMI

His Grace Radheshyam Das

Caitanya Caritamrita has many chapters with several hundred verses and the reader can get lost in the midst of them, not getting the whole picture. Caitanya Subodhini with sections, flow charts, tables with colorful presentations makes Caitanya Caritamrita easily approachable for me and has increased my taste for reading Caitanya Caritamrita. Thanks to HG Gauranga Darshan prabhu and the team of devotees, who have created a new revolution in ISKCON by increasing the taste of devotees worldwide in studying Srila Prabhupada’s books systematically with relish.

HIS GRACE RADHESHYAM DAS

His Grace Caitanya Charan Das

The challenge for teachers in todayamp;#8217;s distracting world is to catch and retain studentsamp;#8217; attention. Students, even if they can avoid distractions, still can easily be overawed by the vastness and seeming complexity of shastra. In such a setting, the Subodhini series comes to the aid of shastra teachers and shastra students by presenting the foremost texts of our tradition accessibly and appealingly. As our movement strives to create more resources for promoting education, the Subodhini series prepared by Gauranga Darshan Prabhu counts among the most valuable resources available for devotees in their efforts to savor and share the treasure of shastra that Srila Prabhupada has gifted us.

HIS GRACE CAITANYA CHARAN DAS

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