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.
What is happiness? Although we are all looking for it, we may not know the definition of it. Happiness is an outcome of an action that is pleasing to our senses. This is material happiness. Sri Rupa Gosvami lists two more type of happiness, the one that comes from Brahman realization, and the other that comes by engaging in loving service to Bhagavan.