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Published on October 8th, 2016 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Teachings of Lord Kapila Free PDF Download

Teachings of Lord Kapila Book CoverCLICK HERE to Buy the Hare Copy BookKapila Muni, a renowned sage of antiquity, is the author of the philosophical system known as Sankhya, which forms an important part of India’s ancient philosophical heritage. Sankhya is both a system of metaphysics, dealing with the elemental principles of the physical universe, and a system of spiritual knowledge, with its own methodology, culminating in full consciousness of the Supreme Absolute.

Kapila, however, is not an ordinary philosopher or sage. According to Vedic tradition, the tradition of India’s ancient scriptural literature, He Himself is an avatara (incarnation) of the Supreme Absolute Truth.

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Kapila’s teachings are originally inscribed in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, or Bhagavata Purana, one of the most important scriptural documents of Vedic theism. Within the Bhagavatam, Kapila’s teachings comprise Chapters Twenty-five through Thirty-three of the Third Canto.

This book, Teachings of Lord Kapila, the Son of Devahuti, is based on a unique series of lectures presented in Bombay, India, in the spring of 197 4, by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In this series, Srila Prabhupada spoke from the Twenty-fifth Chapter, which contains the beginning of Lord Kapila’s teachings. Srlla Prabhupada is the author of a celebrated multi-volume translation and commentary on the entire text of the Bhagavatam, and at the time of the Kapila lectures he had already completed his written commentary on the section of the Bhagavatam dealing with Kapiladeva’s teachings. In these special lectures, however, Srila Prabhupada went into significantly greater detail in elucidating the verses and shed an even broader light upon these fascinating teachings.

The text begins with the words of Saunaka, the foremost of the sages of Naimisaranya, the vastly learned sages to whom Srimad-Bhagavatam was originally spoken some thousands of years ago. The sages have already heard about Lord Kapiladeva from Suta Gosvami:, an exalted spiritual master, and it is clear from Saunaka’s words that they accept Kapila Muni as being an incarnation of the Lord Himself and as therefore being the highest authority on yoga and transcendental knowledge… (from the Foreword)

About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

8 Responses to Teachings of Lord Kapila Free PDF Download

  1. Ankur says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji,
    Where can I buy this original book printed, I searched on Krishnastore.in but couldn’t find it.

    • Hare Krishna Ankur

      Teachings of Lord Kapila is one of the few original Prabhupada books we have not yet reprinted. Hopefully we will print in the near future, maybe next year.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  2. I’m interested in reading and knowing about Kapila’s teachings.

  3. Rishi Sharma says:

    Hare Krishna!
    Dandavata Pranaam,

    Actually, I would like to download Hindi Edition of all these English Edition PDF’s.

    May I request and appeal to also offer this facility to Krishna consciousness members.

    Thanks & Hare Krishna!
    Dandavata Pranaam.

    • Hare Krishna Rishi

      We only do the original English editions of Srila Prabhupada’s books and recommend that everyone who is very serious about understanding the teachings of Srila Prabhupada take the time to learn English. This is because Srila Prabhupada preached in English, his original teachings are in English, and that is the best way to understand them, in the original way as he presented them in English. Of course we need to have translations of Srila Prabhupada’s books in all the languages of the world, but realistically, at translation will always be a translation, not the original book, and if one really wants to get close to Srila Prabhupada the closest is his original English books…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Rishi Sharma says:

        Hare Krsna: Dandavatta Pranaam Pabhuji,

        Well, I do understand your every single word, that if we really want to get close to Srila Prabhupada then, Of Course we’ll have to go and either purchase Original English Books or download it from http://Krishna.org website.

        Well, I’m very much thankful to all Maharaj’s and Prabhuji’s who has made available all Original English Edition Books of Prabhupada’s in PDF as well.

        Thanks once again.
        Hare Krishna!

  4. Kirtan says:

    Jay! Thank you!

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