This book, Vaktṛtāvalī, consists of forty-three lectures presented in three sections. These are not essays written by disciples but Sundarānanda Vidyāvinoda’s handwritten capturing of the lectures as they were given. The majority of them have appeared in the Gauḍīya, the official mouthpiece of the Gauḍīya Mission established by Śrīla Sarasvatī Prabhupāda. Śrīpāda Sundarānanda Vidyāvinoda was its chief editor.
People often think Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī’s words difficult to understand and shy away from reading them. However, a real seeker of the Absolute Truth will not limit him or herself because the language is difficult. And we know that even those who are illiterate can be blessed by such hearing.
Vaktrtavali is collection of lectures by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Thākura. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta was an uncompromising acarya famously known as lion-guru during his time. These lectures are great gift to the world and in especially at present time when people are mostly immersed in ignorance and often take what is irreligion to be religion and vice versa. This book is the need of a serious devotee and also dive deeply into various philosophical irregularities of bhakti that pervades the world. It trully establishes what is and what it not bhakti. The answer to a truthful seeker.