Nectar from Numbers contains a wealth of mystical, philosophical and historical references arranged in such a way that both the novice and the well seasoned spiritual aspirant may gleam a depth of knowledge not found in any other single publication. I have personally searched for years. Purchased hundreds of texts, and languished for hours trying to find references that you have now made easily available by just opening your book. From scholars to devotees, everyone will find great sustenance for their intellect and food for their soul among each and every page. Not only a reference text, it is a true labor of love and nectar of illumination found between the numbers of Divinity.
Though the first edition went out of publication in short period, our study combined with additional responsibilities delayed the publication of second edition. We are hoping that this edition will also receive similar response from the readers. However, a caution warrants that some of the conclusions drawn here from the scriptures may not be acceptable to all readers. Please bear in mind that all statements are valid and authentic according to Gaudiya vaisnava’s books. Modern scholars consider two great epics and puranas including Bhagavat purana as mythologies, while Vaisnavas treat Bhagavat purana as “cream of Vedas.” This book is meant for those who have highest regard for Srimad Bhagavat purana. Readers are encouraged to contact the author for any queries.
Author: Purusottam Das (Piyush Desai)
The author was born on Holi in ’48 in Jhalod, Gujarat India in a pushtimarga vaishnava family. In ’68, he went to USA to make his fortune. While working as a process engner in Detroit, M.I., frustrated with the mechanical lifestyle in the USA, he was searching for a true purpose in life.
In ’74 at the Chicago Rathayatra, he met Srila Prabhupada, the one of the most prominent teachers in Gaudiya Vaishnava line to visit USA. Inspired by His association through introduction of vast Vedic literature, he joined ISKCON.
During his research for pure and practical knowñedge of Bhakti, he came across Sri Haridasa Sastri, the most learned Vaishnava in the Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy in the Holy Dhama of Vrindavana, India. This author studied Gaudiya Vaishnava Philosophy with the commentaries of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam by Gaudiya vaisnava acarayas at Sri Sastri Maharaja’s feet for several years. Since then, he has also published three other books, Bhagavad Gita in Hindi, Sri Krishna’s Names in the Bhagavad Gita and Nectar from Numbers. His later work was highly acclaimed by the scholars. Recently, he received a Master degree with honors in Hindu Philosophy from the Hindu University of America.