Waves of Devotion
By Dhanurdhara Swami
Waves of Devotion by Dhanurdhara Swami is a comprehensive study of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s The Nectar of Devotion, His Divine Grace’s summary study of Srila Rupa Gosvami’s Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu.
Waves of Devotion is meant to compliment The Nectar of Devotion and the author encourages readers to read this book along with The Nectar of Devotion.
“With some exceptions, Srila Prabhupada at least briefly summarized every verse in Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. Consequently, I was able to solidly base the present book on his authoritative statements. Therefore we have entitled the book Waves of Devotion.
“Waves are born from the ocean, heighten the ocean, and then merge within it. Similarly, the explanations in Waves of Devotion are born from statements in The Nectar of Devotion. They further explain Srila Prabhupada’s statements and therefore expand them. Finally, after hearing these explanations one will find the very same points in Srila Prabhupada’s own statements. Waves of Devotion will then merge within the ocean of The Nectar of Devotion.
“Waves are not just born from the ocean, their very existence depends upon its support. Similarly, every comment in Waves of Devotion is authorized by and depends upon a corresponding statement from Srila Prabhupada’s The Nectar of Devotion.”
(Taken from the Introduction)
About the Author:
Dhanurdhara Swami was initiated into the Gauḍīyā Vaiṣṇava lineage by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda in 1974. In 1982, he accepted the sannyāsa āśrama or renounced order of life.
Dhanurdhara Swami is the author of three books — Waves of Devotion: A Comprehensive Study of The Nectar of Devotion, Greetings from Vrindavana, a selected collection of his thoughts and realizations from 2000–2004, and Japa Meditations: Contemplations on Entering the Holy Name, a collection of selected personal realizations on japa meditation by Mahārāja and others.
Dhanurdhara Swami spends half of the year in India where he focuses on bhajana, studying, writing and taking people on pilgrimage of holy places. The other half of the year Mahārāja is in the West where he spends his time traveling and speaking about bhakti-yoga.
Hardcover, 470 pages
Book Condition: Used, Very good: The book is pre-owned but is in a very good condition. Minimal wear and tear. As seen in pictures