This sixth volume of commentary shines a spotlight on the central element of Vaisnava character–service to others–as described in ancient scriptures such as the Padma Purana and Narada-pancharatra and in medieval works such as Chaitanya-charitamrta and writing of the Gosvamis of Vrindavana.
These texts differentiate salvationists, whose primary interest is their own safety, from Vaisnavas, who place higher value on the well-being of others. Effective spiritualists honor God within their own hearts and the hearts of others, a gesture that energizes rather than dampens enthusiasm and initiative.
In his calm yet unambiguous style, Bhakti Tirtha Swami sends his message out to devotees young and old. The spiritual world, he reminds us, is a place governed by respect, compassion, forgiveness, and love. It was a message he embodied in his too brief career and one that if taken to heart can transform a world at war to a world at peace.