Śrī Tattva Sandarbha of Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī
To enter the depths of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam a study of Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī’s Ṣaṭ-sandarbha, the first thorough systematic presentation of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava teachings, is essential. The Tattva-sandarbha, the first in Jīva’s series of six discourses, serves as a systematic introduction to the theological and spiritual themes discussed in the remaining five, establishing pramāṇa, the proper means of knowledge, and ending with prameya, what it is we are to know.
Gopīparāṇadhana Dāsa’s lucid translation and commentary give access to Jīva’s profoundly philosophical presentation and help the reader trace his many, often abbreviated references from śāstra. The work includes the Sarva-samvādinī, Jīva Gosvāmī’s appendix to the Tattva-sandarbha, written to take the readers deeper into particular subjects raised in the text.
The book includes transliterated Sanskrit verses, a bibliography, a glossary, a general index, an index of verses quoted, and a list of alternative readings.