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Tattva Sandarbha. the first book of the Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas, is the smallest in size but not in importance. As its name suggests, it discusses the Reality (Tattva) that is the ultimate subject to be understood and realized. Tattva also means “essence,” and thus Tattva Sandarbha provides the essence of what is to be elaborated upon in the rest of the Sandarbhas. Thus, it serves as an introduction to them and lays the foundation for entry into the subject matter of Bhāgavata Purāṇa, which Jīva Gosvāmī first establishes as the supreme authority in the matter of the self-disclosure of the Absolute Reality, Bhagavān.
Language: English translation and commentary with Sanskrit verses Page count: 1188 (print) Revised electronic edition, 2020
Bhagavat Sandarbha is the second book of this anthology. In this volume, Śrī Jīva builds on the overview provided in Tattva Sandarbha to elucidate on, in explicit detail, the nature of that nondual Reality. He covers the topic of ontology, or sambandha-jñāna, knowledge of Reality as the nondual Absolute, which finds its highest completion exclusively in Bhagavān, the transcendent personal Absolute. The one indivisible total Reality is referred to primarily by the names Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān.
The book describes Bhagavān, the Supreme Person, as the most complete manifestation of nondual Reality, inclusive of Brahman and Paramātmā. It also describes His diverse energies, qualities, name, form, associates, and abode as intrinsic aspects of His essential being.
Language: English translation and commentary with Sanskrit verses Page count: 610 (print) Revised electronic edition, 2020
Paramātma Sandarbha is the third book in the series of six treatises called Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas. It is an elaborate essay on the nature of Paramātmā and provides a clear and accessible distinction between Absolute Reality’s manifestation as Paramātmā and Bhagavān, which is relatively unknown even to specialists of Vedanta. Among the four Sandarbhas that delineate the knowledge of sambandha,Paramātma Sandarbha is the most important because it analyzes the nature of the self and its conditioning by māyā.
The text has four parts to it. It commences by establishing the ontological nature of Paramātmā – Bhagavān’s manifestation in His capacity of upholding the jivas and the entire cosmos. It then proceeds to the discussion on the nature of the jiva and its bondage in the material world (second part) and further to the ontology of māyā (third part). It ends with the foundational principle of Śrīmad Bhāgavata Purāṇa that Bhagavān, not Brahman or Paramātmā, is the highest manifestation of Tattva.
Paramātma Sandarbha is the most philosophical of all the Sandarbhas and renders a profound exposition of Absolute Reality as Supreme Regulator, Paramātmā. There is no other work in the entire gamut of Indian theological and philosophical literature that throws light on this subject so lucidly.
Language: English translation and commentary with Sanskrit verses
Page count: 959 (print)
Revised electronic edition, 2020
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In the material world people are impressed by the externals, such as appearance, possessions or external behavior. But, in spiritual life it is the internal mood, the bhava, that matters. Krishna rejected the big feast of Duryodhana arranged in his palace. Instead, He ate at Vidura’s house because Vidura’s meal, although simple, was served with love and affection.