Tattva Sutras and Tattva Viveka

By Kamalalochan Das

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

20 Hours


2 Hours

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week





Schedule of Classes


Starts on


7:30 PM  to 9:30 PM IST

Regular classes on

Monday To Sunday

About the Teacher


Kamalalochan Das

He was born in Mysore (Karnataka, India) on 20th April, 1973.

Madhusudan Masa (Vaishaka Pouranimantah)

Krishna Paksha Tritiya, Vishaka Nakshatra (4th Pada).

His grandmother named him Krishna Kiran as she had vowed to Sri Udupi Krishna in her prayers to Him that a male child born will be named after Him.


Born into an orthodox Madhva family, he spent his childhood in and around Madhava Mutt (Uttaradi Mutt) learning all the rituals and mantras. Hanuman and Sripad Madhvacharya were his natural heroes. His grandmother’s Mahabharata and Ramayana stories became his passion. Later he did his schooling in Tenali (the place of famous Tenali Ram) regularly visiting the Hauman’s deity (Mukyaprana) installed by Narahari Tirtha (No. 7 in our Guru Parampara list).


When he was just 14, the usually naughty and playful nature in him suddenly changed into a serious and philosophical one after the demise of his mother. While studying in college (Marine Engineering) he tried to explore sense gratification under peer pressure, but found it against his nature. It was in the 3rd year of college that he heard a lecture by HG Dayaram Prabhu and made up his mind not to marry.

As he read the Gita many times and frequently heard from HH Bhakti Vidyapurna Swami at the Mayapur Gurukul, his conviction to dedicate his life for preaching the message of the Bhagavad-gita became strong.

Shastric study

While working in the Merchant Navy as an engineering officer, he utilised his abundant spare time studying Srimad Bhagavatam for hours a day. In the meantime, during his 3 months of break from his job in Shipping, he got the divine association of HG Atmatatva Das who further inspired him to study Srila Prabhupada’s books and dedicate his life for preaching and told him that life is not meant for doing some shudra work. He gave up his highly lucrative job and joined ISKCON Mira Road on Aug 20th 1997.

Services done in ISKCON

As soon as he joined ISKCON Mira Road in 1997, he took up the responsibility of “New Bhakta training” and youth preaching. he got his first initiation in Jan 1998. Circumstances led me to become the Vice-president of ISKCON Mira Road in 1999. He took up congregation development and teaching in VIHE in the year 2002 after his second initiation. In 2007, he was made the President of ISKCON Mira Road, which came out to be a very strong community with a beautiful temple. He is known more for his philosophical discourses than his managerial abilities. He has also produced leaders and set up many temples and preaching centres in Vapi, Bhavnagar, Bhilwara, Udaipur, and many other places.

He has served as WIDC Vice-Chairman and has also completed the GBC College training from its first batch.

Current Services

Along with being the President of ISKCON Mira Road, he is also the member of the ILAC.

He travel extensively in South Gujarat, South Rajasthan and Punjab for preaching and guiding in setting up a standard gurukul as envisioned by Srila Prabhupada. Education is his passion; so he identify himself as teacher of Bhakti Shastri, Bhakti Vaibhav, Shad darshnas and other scriptures.

Course Overview

Course Description:

This course focuses on the teachings of Srila  Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the pioneer of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. It explores his works, namely Tattva Viveka, Tattva Sutra, and Amnaya Sutra, which simplify the complex Vedanta Sutras. The course aims to present Paramata Khandana in Tatva Viveka and svamata sthapana in Tatva Sutras in a simplified manner with commentary.

What will Students Gain from this Course?

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the contributions of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura to Gaudiya Vedanta.

  • Acquire an enhanced understanding of the prameyas (essential truths) presented in Srimad Bhagavatam and their relevance in spiritual practice.

  • Gain proficiency in various systems of philosophy to effectively articulate the theistic views of the Bhagavatam, as advocated by Srila Prabhupada.

  • Gain insight into the statement that Srimad Bhagavatam is the original commentary on the Vedanta-sutra, validating the authority and significance of the scripture.

  • Cultivate a steadfast devotional attitude and commitment, deepening their spiritual practice.

Course Contents:

The course covers the topics of Paramata Khandana in Tatva Viveka and svamata sthapana in Tatva Sutras. These topics will be presented in an easily understandable way, accompanied by relevant commentary.

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for all devotees with a philosophical inclination and a sincere interest in deepening their understanding of Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy.

Assessment Plan:

Students will be assessed through periodic quizzes and assignments to evaluate their understanding and application of the course material.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and complete assigned readings and exercises.

Important Guidelines for Students:

  1. Students should attend all course sessions attentively, actively engaging in discussions and activities.

  2. Timely submission of assignments and active participation in assessments is expected.

Why should One Attend this Course?

Attending this course provides a unique opportunity to delve into the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and gain a comprehensive understanding of Gaudiya Vedanta. The course offers a systematic and relishable approach to presenting Srimad Bhagavatam, ensuring a fulfilling and enriching experience for both the participants and the audience.

What Problems of the Students are we Solving through this Course?

This course addresses the students' longing for a deeper understanding and appreciation of Srimad Bhagavatam, specifically focusing on Vedantic prameyas. By delving into the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the course provides students with the knowledge and insights necessary to satisfy their spiritual hunger for knowledge and realization.

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