BY SRILA SACCIDINANDABHAKTIVINODA THAKURA
A Garland of Vaishnava Truths
Srila Sac-cid-ananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura published thebook
in the year 1892 from Calcutta, WestBengal, India.The Thakura cited the famous verse "Sri Madhvah prahavishnum paratamam akhila amnaya-vedyam ca visvam" on the cover of his book.
This famous verse appears in the Prameya-Ratnavali of SripadaBaladeva Vidyabhusana (Prameya-Ratnavali 1.8). This verse is a summarydescription of the ten fundamental truths of Vaishnavism as enunciated bySripada Madhvacarya, the founder of the Brahma-Madhva-sampradaya.This theological treatise of the Thakura presents the fundamental truths of Gaudiya Vaisnavism in a clear, concise format of questions and answers.This book was originally published as a philosophical introduction to thefive sections of a book describing the method of spreading the Nama Hattaprogram or the market place of the Holy name of Krsna. We invite thereaders to carefully read the Thakura's masterful and elegant presentationand appreciate the depth of His devotion and preaching spirit.Translated from the original Bengali by Dasaratha Suta dasaCopyright (c) 1994, Nectar Books