Science of Self Realisation | Book Review, PDF, Download, Synopsis

Science of Self Realisation is a book compiled from the teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder of ISKCON Hare Krishna Movement.

This book covers the various articles from Back to Godhead magazine, lectures and conversations of Prabhupada with people from different strata of society.

After reading this book, one's consciousness is elevated to understand the inner realms of how one is not this body but the soul who is Satchidananda (eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss) and whose eternal position is being established as a dear part of Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Radha and Sri Krishna.

Review & Synopsis

The books begin with the intricacies of the soul with relevant examples. Prabhupada stresses that scientist and intellectuals have not been able to understand the universe in reality, and all they do is to just assume postulates and theory which they update as their research goes on and on.

These theories are not consistent, unlike Vedic Scriptures which have predicted every possible thing that scientists are presents working upon and in truth, after years of research, the scientific community eventually convey what these Vedic Scriptures eventually have concluded.

Prabhupada answers many questions like the importance and need of Krishna Consciousness, the philosophy behind Hare Krishna Movement, the transfer of the soul from one body to other, the meaning of Hare Krishna Mahamantra amongst many other inner queries put forth by different seekers. 

He talks about the need of a spiritual master, guru or guide with relevant examples and states that a bonafide guru is one who elevates the discipline from ignorance of this material world unto the feet of Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna. He reveals how to identify a true authentic guru and explains it all with proper references from Vedic Scriptures.

Prabhupada's quick answer with all references, and his approach of answering it very humbly but with authority is something which wows the reader and impels them to desire to go deeper in spiritual life. 

Srila Prabhupada also talks about the current state of society and how everything is disintegrating with people behaving more like animals. He mentions that both animal and human eat, sleep reproduce and defend themselves then what is the difference between animal and human. He answers it by stating that it is the intelligence that distinguishes human from an animal and it is provided to humans to enquire about spirituality and purpose of life.

In the later chapters, Srila Prabhupada also tells about the urgency of Krishna Consciousness and being liberated from the cycle of birth and death. There is also a mention of pure love of Godhead and how this entire process is very easy. 

The book is a very quick read in spite of it being quite long. One just can't resist reading this book more and more. Srila Prabhupada's words just hook the reader and give them a very soothing and homely feel.

This book is a must-read for any beginner who really wants to seek and find the purpose of human birth. Download the book from below now.

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