Lord Kapila is a renowned sage of antiquity and is the author of a philosophical system known as Sankhya, which forms an important part of India's ancient philosophical heritage. Sankhya is a system of metaphysics that deals with the elemental principles of the universe; it is also a system of spiritual knowledge, with its own methodology, and culminates in full consciousness of the Supreme Absolute.
Lord Kapila, however, is not an ordinary philosopher or sage but an incarnation of God. This book deals with His answers to His mother's enquiry about how to overcome ignorance and delusion and attain spiritual enlightenment. The underlying theme running throughout His answers and throughout Srila Prabhupada's commentaries on them is that one can achieve this goal by practicing bhakti-yoga, the process of linking one's heart to the Lord's heart through loving devotional service.
This series, with Sanskrit, translations, and purports sheds light on such topics as the Significance of the Guru, the Psychology of Consciousness, the Characteristics of a Self-Realized Person, the Science of Meditation, the nature of Transcendental Knowledge, and the Process of Ultimate Liberation.
THE AUTHOR: Srila Prabhupada, a fully self-realized spiritual master founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT). He wrote more than 60 volumes of authoritative translations and commentaries on the philosophical and spiritual classics of India, and they have been translated into many languages. Highly respected by the academic community for their depth and clarity, they are used as text books in numerous college courses.
THE NARRATOR: Amala-bhakta Swami is a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada and an ordained minister of ISKCON. He has been teaching yoga in general since 1958 and Bhakti Yoga in particular since 1976 and has recorded many of Srila Prabhupada's books. Inspirational and uplifting, these recordings are sold in stores and broadcast on radio stations around the world.
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