Follow the Angels - Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva GoswamiIntroduction

Follow the Angels – The Path of Dedication

Preface

To have even the slightest touch with Divinity is our greatest fortune. This becomes possible when, by the will of the Supreme, one is drawn into connection with the Lord’s agent, the bona-fide spiritual master.

The finite jīva soul will find all that is necessary to nourish his innermost spiritual necessity in the agent of the Supreme Lord. Enthused by the words and association of the spiritual master, one easily makes progress on the path of dedication.

In Follow the Angels, Śrīla B. R. Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja illuminates the path of dedication by describing in detail many of the finer points of understanding required for our advancement in spiritual life.

Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja speaks to his readers from the depth of his subjective experience of the Absolute Truth. The guidance we receive in Follow the Angels is indeed of incalculable value in the soul’s march toward Eternity. We therefore pray that those who are greatly fortunate to read this book will hear His Divine Grace with the greatest care and attention – for as it is said in learned circles, “When wise men speak, wise men listen.”

Svāmī B. B. Viṣṇu

By Published On: September 22, 2022
Follow the Angels - Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva GoswamiIntroduction
Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī appeared in this world in the village of Hapaniya, West Bengal, in 1895 within a high class Bhaṭṭācārya brāhmaṇa family. After studying philosophy at Krishnanath College in Berhampore, he met his guru, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, and accepted initiation from him in 1926 and sannyāsa in 1930. In 1942 he founded the Śrī Caitanya Sārasvata Maṭha and remained there till his departure in 1988. He was recognised by his godbrothers for his dispassionate nature and common sense, as well as for his superlative Sanskrit compositions and profound philosophical insights.