Gedanken uber den Hinduismus

By the end of 1934, Swami B.H. Bon gave a series of lectures at various universities in Germany (on the invitation of Dr. Joseph Goebbels).
These lectures were published in 1935 in a booklet called "Gedanken uber den Hinduismus".
The lectures were originally prepared in English by Swami Bon and translated into German by Svami Sadananda Dasa (E.G. Schulze).
A number of lectures were re-published in the English language in the quarterly "Indian Philosophy and Culture" as well as in the book "My Lectures in England and Germany".

(the copy below has a dedication to Prof. F. Spiegelberg; Swami Bon describes their meeting in "Second Year of the Gaudiya Mission in Europe").

Translation of the text on the 3rd photo:




His Divine Grace
Paramahansa Paribrajakacharyabarya 108 Sri
President of the Gaudiya Mission


The book contains the following chapters/lectures:

- Vorwort
- Die Indo-Arische Botschaft der Gaudiya Mission
- Die Philosophie Sri Krishna Chaitanyas
- Der Begiff der Maya in der indischen Philosophie
- Der Weg der Hindus zu Gott
- Bhakti
- Die Hindu-Theologie
- Die Weltanschauung i. der indischen Philosophie u. Religion
- Die geistigen Grundlagen des Kastenwesens

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Pranam to Swami Bon

"I make my obeisances with deep and loving devotion for ever and ever to my Gurudev, who is known by the name of Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon, who being attracted by the lotus-feet of Radha-Madhab is for ever and ever immersed in the perennial stream of supramundane joy emanating therefrom.

I bow down again and again with loving devotion to my Gurudev who is a wandering Tridandi mendicant and erudite Vaishnava (who) is always following in the wake of Sri Rupa; I make my obeisances in all humility, at all times with sincere loving devotion to my Gurudev who resides happily in the
Kunja (bower) allotted to him by Shrimati Radhika, the dearest Divine Consort of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna who is Rasa epitomized, who has taken to the way of Bhakti in consonace with the teachings of Sri Chaitanya - nay, whose whole pattern of life is moulded on the teachings and precepts of Sri Chaitanya."