Walking with a Saint

Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja:    I am telling you all; these morning walks must be published as a book, so that in the future everyone will be able to know all these truths. This is my idea. September 22, 2008 Odessa, Ukraine Vijaya-kṛṣṇa dāsa: How can we know when we have made gurudeva happy? Śrīla[…]

Rays of the Harmonist

O Gurudeva! By constantly making us understand the intrinsic nature of uttamā-bhakti, which is free from all extrinsic desires (anyabhilāṣa) and uneclipsed by the pursuit of knowledge or reward seeking endeavours, you have given us the clue as to how one can immerse oneself in the ocean of the nectar of bhakti-rasa (bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu). By illuminating[…]

Vyasa puja

The mercy of Śrī Guruyasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādoyasyāprasādān na gatiḥ kuto ’pidhyāyaṁ stuvaṁs tasya yaśas tri-sandhyaṁvande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam (8) “Only by the mercy of Śrī Guru can one receive the mercy of Kṛṣṇa; without his grace the living entities cannot make any advancement nor be delivered. Meditating three times a day on the glories of Śrī[…]

Manifesting the Vaisnava Calendar

 –Kilimba Dasi.  Unlimited obeisances unto my spiritual masters, Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja and Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. Pranam to all practicing Vaisnavas everywhere. One day in 2005 while doing translating of the great works of the previous Vaisnava acaryas in Oahu, Hawaii at the home of Vrndavan das[…]

Srila Prabhupada

“Every morning in our maṭha we sing the song in which Prabhupāda established the bhāgavata-paramparā: kṛṣṇa haite catur-mukha… In his composing of this song, he accepted all of the great, perfected personalities from different lines and declared, “This is the line of Gaura.” If Prabhupāda had not come, then today would the name of Mahāprabhu[…]

Param Gurudeva

The life of Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja exemplified the lofty princi­ples he taught, and thus he is known as ācārya. Just as a lion (kesarī) is gentle with her cubs and ferocious with those who may harm them, he was affectionate with those who sincerely aspired for Truth and roared like a lion[…]

Gita jayanti quotes

I am experiencing great happiness that I have been invited to speak a few words in this assembly of scholars on the occasion of Gītā Jayantī. Why did the Gītā become manifest? Gītā is one of the Upaniṣads; in other words the essence of all the Upaniṣads has become this Gītā. sarvopaniṣado gāvodogdhā gopāla-nandanaḥpārtho vatsaḥ su-dhīr bhoktādugdhaṁ[…]

Sri Prabandhavali

“Śrī Prabandhāvalī contains authentic and inspiring accounts of the life histories and teachings of modern day ācāryas in the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava line, as well as from those from the time of Mahāprabhu – Śrī Advaita Ācārya, Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu and Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī. The last three chapters of the book impart essential instructions on[…]

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[…]