Tattva Sutras and Tattva Viveka


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About the Teacher



ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings.

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Course Description:

Welcome to this self-study course on the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, a pioneering figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. In this course, you will explore his significant works, including Tattva Viveka, Tattva Sutra, and Amnaya Sutra, which serve to simplify the intricate Vedanta Sutras. The objective of this self-study course is to present Paramata Khandana in Tatva Viveka and svamata sthapana in Tatva Sutras in an accessible manner with accompanying commentary.

What will Students Gain from this Course?

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's contributions 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 your spiritual practice.

Course Contents:

This self-study course covers the topics of Paramata Khandana in Tatva Viveka and svamata sthapana in Tatva Sutras. These topics are presented in an easily understandable way, along with relevant commentary to aid your comprehension.

Target Audience:

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

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Why Should One Choose this Course?

Self-studying this course offers a unique opportunity to explore the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura independently. It provides a systematic and fulfilling approach to understanding Srimad Bhagavatam and Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to your pace and preferences.

What Problems of the Students are Addressed through this Course?

This self-study course caters to students seeking a deeper understanding and appreciation of Srimad Bhagavatam, particularly in the context of Vedantic prameyas. By immersing yourself in the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, you can address your quest for spiritual knowledge and realization independently, without the constraints of a traditional classroom setting.

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