Today marks the appearance of Lord Vamanadeva and of Srila Jiva Goswami. In honor of the appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami, we share with you one of the great literary works written by Jiva Gosvami, and translated into English by Kusakratha Prabhu, as a free download. The work is entitled “Sri Krishna-sandarbha”.
Written by Srila Jiva Gosvami
Translated by Kusakratha Prabhu
click on link to read online or save; Sri Krishna-SandarbhaSri Krishna Sandarbha Kusakratha
His Grace Kusakratha prabhu (ACBSP), who departed October 2005 in Vrindavana (Krishna-Balarama-Temple), made it clear in his will that no books of his should be sold, rather they should be given away for free. With this in mind we are today on the Appearance Day Celebration of Srila Jiva Goswami, we are posting this very valuable work.
Kusakratha Prabhu, a direct initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, joined ISKCON in 1969. Shortly after Srila Prabhupada’s departure from this world in 1979, he began to translate and publish classical Sanskrit and Bengali Gaudiya Vaisnava works into the English language.
By excavating these literary treasures at an overwhelming rate he rejuvenated the devotees all over the world, who felt great sorrow in the absence of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada. We are grateful to Kusakratha Prabhu for bringing to light the original works of our Gaudiya Vaisnava Acaryas including the Six Goswamis of Vrindavana.
Some of the literature, that Kuskratha Prabhu has translated, is so confidentially elevated that many devotees are not yet ready to grasp it. Nevertheless, these immortal works now stand as a vast body of reference material for the Vaisnava community to consult. Aside from accurately transmitting the words of the acaryas, Kusakratha has also rendered thousands of pages of glorification of Krishna through his personal English poetic composition. Some of these compositions have been published though many have not, as of yet.
A partial list of your more than 150 Krsna Library translations follows: Vedanta Sutra, Svetasvatara Upanisad, Gopala Tapani Upanisad, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Sri Garga Samhita, Stota-ratna, Munkunda Mala, Visnu Sahasra Nama, Madhvacarya’s Tattva-Muktavali, Sri Caitanya Bhagavat,
Srila Rupa Goswami’s Hamsaduta, Laghu-Bhagavatamrta, Lalita-Madhava, Padyavali and Stavamala; Srila Sanatana Goswami’s Hari Bhakti Vilasa and Brhad Bhagavatamrta; Srila Jiva Goswami’s Sandarbhas and Gopala Campu; Srila Ramandanda Raya’s Jagannatha Vallabha; Srila Kavi Karnapura’s Caitanya-candrodaya, Caitanya Carita and Gaura Ganodesa Dipika; Srila Narottama dasa Thakura’s Prarthana, and Prema-bhakti-candrika; Srila Prabhodananda Sarasvati’s Caitanya-candramrta and Vrndavana-mahimamrta; plus extensive works by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, and others. -Dina Sharana das and Radha-Carana das, Krishna Institute
to download more of these translations by Kusakratha Prabhu goto; Prabhupada.de