Evolution of TheismIntroduction

Evolution of Theism

Preface

Throughout the history of mankind it is noted that events repeat themselves. As many times as man turns his life toward material acquisition and pleasures, inevitably he will turn back to a theistic search. This is due to the inner nature of all living entities. One cannot escape for long one’s eternal spiritual nature, no matter what external trappings one may wear.  

nitya-siddha krishna-prema sadhya kabhu naya
shravanadi-shudda-chitte karaye udaya

“Pure love of God is eternally situated within everyone’s heart and only needs to be awakened by association. This is the special mercy of great spiritual masters—to kindle the fire of devotion to the Supreme Godhead within everyone.

In this present book Evolution of Theism, a comprehensive overview of the lives of the great masters Buddha, Shankara, Ramanuja, Madhva and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabu is presented along with a treatise of their philosophical teachings. These teachings form a theistic evolution starting with Buddha and continuing through Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

We believe that this book will be well received by the educated classes both in India and abroad. The subject of truth, which is treated in this book in elegant language, is not a truth which belongs to one man or another, but is of universal application. Now is the time for all genuine spiritualists to stand together in the name of truth against the evil of illusion. We feel that this book will help to serve this purpose.

Tridandi Goswami
Bhakti Bhavana Vishnu.

By Published On: October 7, 2022
Evolution of TheismIntroduction
Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja (Jagat Guru Swami) appeared on Annadā Ekādaśī at Corpus Christi, USA in 1946. After studies in haṭha-yoga, he took initiation from his guru, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda in 1970 and preached in the African continent for 3 years before accepting sannyāsa in 1976. After Prabhupāda’s disappearance, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja took śīkṣā (spiritual instruction) from Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī and Śrīla B.P Purī Gosvāmī. Although he spent most of his spiritual life preaching in India, Narasiṅgha Mahārāja also travelled to Europe, Mexico and the United States to spread the message of his spiritual masters. He penned over 200 essays and 13 books delineating Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava siddhānta. He left this world in his āśrama in South India in 2020.