Guru-devatatma

  From the discourses of Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja This is a series of seven discourses on guru-tattva, in which Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja discusses the importance of accepting a bona fide guru as more dear than life itself and the absolute necessity of receiving initiation from such a guru. These[…]

Gita jayanti Sales

This present edition of Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā contains the essential meanings given in the commentaries of Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura and Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. It is further illuminated by the exegesis of Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja. This translation is complimentary to the authoritative and popular Bhagavad-gītā As It Is by Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī[…]

Impressions of Bhakti

“This booklet is Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja’s brief narration of his early life, his devotional childhood experiences and his personal reflections on them. It also includes excerpts from his lectures on being one at heart with śrī guru in a mood of separation from him.” – Impressions of Bhakti “But there is no[…]

When Kindness & Compassion Take a Form

“In this way I lived with pūjyapāda Vāmana Mahārāja for almost sixty years and had the opportunity to closely observe and understand him. He possessed all the qualities that are inherent in a Vaiṣṇava. By nature he was simple, grave, humble, tolerant, overflowing with guru-niṣṭhā and inclined to serve the Vaiṣṇavas. This situated him on a high level of bhakti.”[…]

Harmonist

   “Just as the oceans of this world are distinct from each other and are thus divided according to their characteristic natures, similarly the nectarean ocean of the mellows of devotion (bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu) can be divided into two categories: meeting (sambhoga) and separation (vipralambha). Those who have the extreme fortune of diving deeply into these oceans[…]

New Publication

We are most happy to present to you our latest publication, “When Kindness and Compassion Take a Form.” In this booklet we collected a drop of the unlimited glories of Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja, the near and dear godbrother of our Śrīla Gurudeva, Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja. It was offered to[…]

Featured Book

This compelling narrative, based on spiritually developed personalities and others in cultured Bengali life a few hundred years ago, serves as the basis of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s presentation of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava philosophy, from its basic tenets to its esoteric pinnacle. Woven into the story are penetrating philosophical questions that are commonly pondered and eternally[…]

Nrisimha-caturdasi

Today is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. Who is Nrsimhadeva? He is Krsna Himself: “Kesava dhrta narahari rupa.” Kesava is a name of Krsna meaning that He has fine hair. Lord Nrsimhadeva is that same Kesava, but not directly. He is none other than Cakra. Krsna’s cakra (wheel-shaped weapon) becomes Nrsimhadeva. When there[…]

Sri Siksastaka

Who is Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu? To fulfill His three desires that had remained unfulfilled in His own pastimes, Kṛṣṇa took the internal mood and golden hue of Śrīmatī Rādhika and descended in the form of Śacīnandana Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He never opened any school, nor did He write any literature, nor did He establish any[…]

Sri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya

When Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī was about fourteen years old, he went to Navadvīpa. By then, Mahāprabhu had returned to the spiritual world and all the devotees of Navadvīpa had left and gone elsewhere. Because Navadvīpa now brought them all great sadness, Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita, Advaita Acārya, and everyone else had left, and Navadvīpa was deserted. A[…]