The Science of Self-Realization

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Within every atom resides the Supersoul, a four-handed expansion of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Supersoul maintains the whole creation and gives intelligence to all creatures.


Dedication

Foreword

Introduction

1. Learning the Science of the Soul

2. Choosing a Spiritual Master

3. Looking at the Cultural Background

4. Understanding Kṛṣṇa and Christ

5. Practicing Yoga in the Age of Quarrel

6. Finding the Cure for Today's Social Ills

7. Returning to the Eternal Religion

8. Reaching Life's Perfection


The Science of Self-Realization consists of articles published in Back to Godhead magazine from 1958 to 1977.

Exceptions.

"The Scriptural Basis of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness" was published in 1970 as a separate pamphlet.

"Superconsciousness" was adapted from Śrīla Prabhupāda's purport to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.15.45.

"The Incarnation of Love of God" was edited from a lecture Śrīla Prabhupāda gave on the Caitanya Caritāmṛta (Madhya 20.330-335) in December 1966.

"Chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa Mantra" appeared as a separate pamphlet in 1967.

"Śrīla Prabhupāda Arrives in America" is a translation of a Bengali poem Śrīla Prabhupāda wrote in September 1965 entitled "Mārkine Bhāgavata-dharma".

The articles were variously edited by Rāyarāma Dāsa, Hayagrīva Dāsa, Jayādvaita Swami and Dravida Dāsa. Jayādvaita Swami compiled the articles, and Mukunda Goswami and Dravida Dāsa wrote the introductory material for the book and its chapters.