Śrī Śrī Harināma Kalpataru
First Gem / Second Gem
Śrīpad Aindra Prabhu

 

Hare Krishna everyone!

Please accept our humble obeisances. Jaya Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!

With great joy, we would like to announce that Sri Sri Harinama-Kalpataru "Second Gem" has reached Sri Vrindavan-dhama and is ready to be distributed.

This second volume is all about Aindra Prabhu`s unique way of salagrama-worship. It contains pictures of his salagramas as well as lectures and private conversations on this subject matter.

The physical book (200 copies) is now ready to be distributed. The book stall will be near MVT from 6pm to 8.30pm daily, starting from Dvadasi after Pasankusha Ekadasi (from 10th Oct 2019 onward). Please come by and have a look at the new book. :-)

Your servants from SripadKosh Publications

(Kartik 2019)

Excerpts from the introduction to the 2nd Gem:

Aindra Prabhu and the Worship of Śālagrāma

Aindra Prabhu moved to Vṛndāvana in 1986. Around 1992 when his Indian visa expired, he travelled to the Gaṇḍakī River and collected around thirty śālagrāma-śilās.

A few years later while visiting Kathmandu, he came into possession of more śilās. He recounts this visit to Nepal in a 2006 interview:

“When I had to leave India to get a new visa, I went to Nepal and went on śālagrāma saṅkīrtana with my begging cloth— because in many places they sell śālagrāma, which is completely against scriptural injunctions. So I went with my begging cloth and begged śālagrāma from the various shop owners who were selling the śālagrāma, and I collected about eighty-five. So, my first tray filled up from my collection excursion to Nepal. And then afterwards so many just came; year after year They come to me. I haven’t gone to Nepal since.”

By the late 1990s and early 2000s, devotees who knew Aindra Prabhu brought him śālagrāma-śilās on their return from Nepal. In the Padma Purāṇa, it is mentioned that one who gives a gift of śālagrāma receives immense puṇya, pious credit. It is equal to giving the entire fourteen worlds in charity. Aindra Prabhu graciously accepted whatever śilās were brought to him, never considering any apparent external defects. He used to say, “Kṛṣṇa has come to me—how can I refuse Him?”

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Hare Krishna everyone!

Please accept our humble obeisances. Jaya Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!

With great joy, we would like to announce that Sri Sri Harinama-Kalpataru "First Gem" has been offered to Aindra Prabhu`s samadhi and Thakurji`s on the 10th October 2018.

It is a slender 150-pages book wrapped in linen which contains the transcription of the 3-days seminar which Aindra Prabhu gave during Kartik 2001.

The physical book (200 copies) as well as the ebook are now ready to be distributed.

Your servants from SripadKosh Publications

(Kartik 2018)

 

Dedication

As one would hand over a precious gem, we would like to place this volume in the hands of our dearly missed Aindra Prabhu so that he may offer it at the lotus feet of his beloved spiritual master, Śrīla Prabhupāda

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all the devotees who have in various ways contributed to this publication, including Dhaval Sachdeva (Vraja-vilāsa Dāsa) for reviving the idea of publishing Aindra Prabhu’s spoken material; Sabina Seeger (Sandesh Dāsi) for transcribing the recordings; Carl Herzig (Kālachandjī Dāsa), who edited Aindra Prabhu’s Heart of Transcendental Book Distribution, for editing this publication; and Deborah Rochelle Klein (Dhīra Lalitā Devī Dāsī) for assisting in proof-reading and editing. Special thanks to Roger Tschopp for making the design and layout. We are greatly indebted to everyone who has encouraged and supported us in the process of manifesting this first volume.

– The Publishers, Puruṣhottama Māsa 2018

Preface

SripadKosh Publications is a team formed to publish the spoken material mercifully left to this world by His Grace Aindra Prabhu. A kosh is a treasure or treasury, and Aindra Prabhu was sometimes called by the revered title Śrīpad, though he would screw up his nose whenever he heard it.

Aindra Prabhu’s kirtans, writings, lectures, and conversations are rich with profound realizations and a contagious enthusiasm that has touched the hearts of devotees all around the world, and which continue to serve as a source of great inspiration. His presence is badly missed, and his departure left an empty space amidst us that nothing, no one, can fill. Via spiritual sound vibration, however we are able to reconnect with Aindra Prabhu at any time and avail ourselves of his heart-stirring inspirations and instructions.

In the last Puruṣhottama Māsa we observed in the association of Aindra Prabhu, he mentioned that after the publishing of The Heart of Transcendental Book Distribution, another book will come out in due course. It was understood that he was alluding to transcriptions of his spoken offerings. Herewith, we are releasing the first volume of that material: A seminar Aindra Prabhu gave on three consecutive days of Kārtika 2001. We pray to the feet of the Vaishnavas that we may continue this effort of publishing Aindra Prabhu`s spoken words for the pleasure of the devotees and Śrī Śrī Guru and Gaurānga.

 

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