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Dos Mula

By Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura (Kamala Manjari)


The TEN ROOTS (of Gaudiya Vaishnavism)

Translation by Richard Shaw Brown

1. Vedic Authority (which proclaims...)

2. The highest tattva (reality) is Hari;

3. He possesses all potencies;

4. He is an ocean of (transcendental) tastes;

5. The jiva-souls are His separate particles;

6. They (the jiva-souls) can become bound up by material energy;

7. And they (the jiva-souls) can also become freed from material bondage;

8. Everything is a manifestation of Hari which is both different and non different (from Him);

9. The spiritual method is pure bhakti (devoid of karma-misra & jnana-misra);

10. The spiritual goal is divine love only

These (10 roots) are the direct teachings (advice) of Gaura Chandra Himself."

(Literal translation from Sanskrit by Hrsikesananda das)