North Sydney Temple: this Thursday only
Hari Sauri Dasa Reveals the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre at 7:30pm
Don’t be the one who misses Eout
The Bhaktivedanta Research Centre was established to preserve literary heritage of Gaudiya Vaishnava writers. The library building has been been transformed into a major research centre and guest house. The Research Centre (BRC) is an exciting new facility aimed at providing a ‘one-stop’ resource for the world-wide academic and Vaisnava community concerned with Vedic studies and in particular, Gaudiya Vaisnavism.
The library has five main sections:
• Vedic library, containing the Vedic literature and the commentaries of the leading acaryas along with all Srila Prabhupada’s books.
• Gaudiya Vaisnava original literature and commentaries
• Vedic cosmology
• Old manuscripts and rare books identification and preservation
• Bhagavad Gita library with all language translations of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is, plus the commentaries of the previous acaryas.
The Research Centre will have both physical and digital libraries. All the works stored in the library will be digitally scanned and made available to scholars and students around the world through a website (currently under construction). Computers will be available on-site for researchers.
The collection contains nearly all the major works by acharyas in the Gaudiya Vaishnava line all the way back to the Six Goswamis of Vrindavana, including most of the works by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati and his father and guru Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
Bringing the library up to 15,000 titles is the personal collection of librarian Achyuta Dasa, which is currently on loan to the BRC. This comprises about 11,000 works on a vast variety of Vedic related topics, ranging from kirtan, to Jagannatha Puri, to 118 different versions of the Vedanta Sutra.
Leanne and I visited the centre whilst we were in India earlier this year. We were amazed by the range of books, journals and diaries. There are ancient books made on leaves. There is a version of the Sri Caitanya Caritamrita which is hundreds of years old.
To find out more about this make a plan to get to the Temple tomorrow at 7:30pm
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