This Songbook has been compiled for the use of students at Jiva Institute and friends. The songs and prayers contained therein are the compositions of the great teachers of the Gaudyīa Vaiṣṇava School, who teach the mood of surrender and pure devotion. They are presented in original languages (Sanskrit, Bengali, Braja-bhāṣa, Hindi) and all have English translations.
The book includes important prayers and songs from Śrīmad Bhāgavata Purāṇa, which are all part of the daily morning program of Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji at Jiva Institute, Vrindavan. The study of these prayers is highly recommended by Śrī Jīva Gosvamī in Bhakti Sandarbha.
A special addition to this e-book is Babaji’s Gurudevāṣṭakam, which he composed in dedication to his honorable Gurudeva—His Holiness Śrī Haridāsa Śāstrī Mahāraja.
External situations cannot force you to give up Bhakti. External situations can force you to give up specific actions of Bhakti. But the essence of Bhakti is fixity of mind on Krishna. Only an offense can trigger you to give up Bhakti. But then you will come back to Bhakti anyway once the offense has given its result.