How can this book about marriage, “Heart and Soul Connection,” assist us in obtaining the ultimate goal of life—spiritual obtainment or God realization, which for Gaudiya Vaishnavas (devotees of Krishna in the Hindu tradition of Shri Chaitanya and his followers) means eternal loving service to Radha-Krishna? We could start by speaking about its important and relevant content, the years in preparation before its publication, or the experience and expertise of the contributors. While all these are essential in answering that question, we’d first like you to consider that this book about marriage is more than just a book. It appears that it is simply an object of a particular size and shape, made of paper with pages on which there is ink shaped in the form of words—words that may be educational, interesting, or inspiring. However, beyond the words, what you are holding in your hands is a physical manifestation of—simply put—love.