|Sadhana Path (Bengali)|
Almost all the devotees of India know the names of Shree Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and the famous mahatma Shree Shree Bijoykrishna Goswami Prabhu. Apart from a brief introduction of Shree Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Shree Shree Bijoykrishna Goswami Prabhu, some of their sermons are published in this book.
The heart of the mahatmas are as pure and soft as the pure cream of milk. Their hearts are pained at the suffering of humanity. About six hundred years ago human lives were in turmoil because of severe unrest. Being influenced by illusion and ignorance and sins and unrighteousness the human race lost sight of what was right or wrong. Consequently they lost sight of Truth, Well being and Beauty. During this period of distress, a great ascetic Shree Adwaita Prabhu belonging to Shantipur of Nadia district, of West Bengal kept praying to Lord Shree Krishna with tulsi (basil leaves) and water of the Ganga with absolute earnestness requesting Him to come down to earth. Lord Krishna has said in Shreemad Bhagavat Gita– Whenever, O descendant of Bharata, righteousness declines And unrightousness prevails, I manifest myself.
To establish righteousness (dharma) God reveals Himself and brings along with Him, Mahatmas of prophetic virtues. The accomplished Vaishnava mahatmas have said that Lord Shree Krishna himself came in the form of Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Bengal. And those who had come as companions in his divine play were Shreemat Nityananda, ascetic Haridas Thakur, Pandit Gadadhar, Acharya Shreebas, Ray Ramananda and countless courtiers apart from Sanatan, Roop Goswami and others.
Around this time other parts of India also saw the arrival of Godsent Mahatmas. Special mention can be made about some of them. They are Guru Nanak, Tulsidas Goswami, Meerabai, Swami Haridasji, Swami Ramananda, Sant Tukaram, Shree Narsi Mehta, Shree Ballavacharya and others. The appearance of such great souls rejuvenated the movement of devotion that had become almost extinct.
About three hundred years after the advent of Mahaprabhu an atmosphere of restlessness once again prevailed in the country. For the well being of people then appeared Mahatmas like Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Shree Tailangaswami, Shree Bholananda Giri, Shree Gambhirnathji, Shree Ramdas Kathiababa, Shree Bijoykrishna Goswami and others. All these mahatmas had their respective fields of work as regards to the preaching of dharma.
With the passage of time some of the paths shown by Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had become extinct. Sadguru Bijoykrishna Goswami initiated the revival of the Vaishnava path of dharma preached by Mahaprabhu. The advent of Sadguru Bijoykrishna was particularly meant for giving the priceless love and devotion of Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to the common people. As Sadguru he has given the powerful name of God to people of all sections.
We take boundless joy in being able to dedicate this book to the God loving populace on the occassion of the five hundredth anniversary of Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. We trust it will be easier to appreciate the lessons and sermons of Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu on studying the life and sermons of Sadguru Bijoykrishna Goswami.
We are charmed to receive various co-operation from the devotees in the publication and publicity of this book on the five hundredth anniversary of Mahaprabhu. We offer our dedicated salutations at the feet of Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sadguru Bijoykrishna Goswami.
— Swami Alokananda Saraswati
RecognitionBhandarkar Oriented Research Institute, Pune has said, “In this book the ardent spiritual aspirant will find a distinct route and defined method to attain spiritual objective. Research scholars will get clues to probe further into the contribution of Shree Chaitanya and Shree Goswamiji towards the spiritual upliftment of the people that seems to have lost relevance in todays all out pursuit of material objectives.
Swami Amalananda Saraswati of Shree Shree Bijoy Krishna Bhakta Sangha, Raghunathpur has done a splendid job in bringing out this book for the English speaking mass, providing them with an access to this realm of treasure."