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.
You have to understand what is service. It means you do activities for the pleasure of the person you are serving. Service is that your intention is that you want to please the person you serve. It is not that I want to gain something from it. Service itself is its own reward. If you are trying to get something then it is not really service. If it has any other motive then you can say it looks like service, but it is not really.