• Sri Gurvastakam

    Sri Gurvastakam

    I want to give an explanation of Sri Guru – what are the symptoms of a bona fide guru – and to show you examples that have been given in the epics [Vedic scriptures]. You can apply this to your own guru. Our Sri Guru is akhanda-guru-tattva, Sri Baladeva Prabhu or Sri Nityananda Prabhu, so all teachings should be applied to him and to others who are following this... Read More
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  • Our Master - His Life

    A most endearing hallmark of his preaching was the heart-stealing affection he showed to all. As an uttama-bhāgavata, he entered the deepest recesses of the heart to give the unmistakable reassurance that he is one's eternal well-wisher. The depth of his affection is a tangible reality for all who have experienced it, and this in itself bears subjective testimony to the fact that he was a true emissary of the Supreme Lord.

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  • Namah

    As long as Śrīla Gurudeva, the beloved of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is physically manifest, it is wise to render intimate service to him, and thereby attain perfection. But if we are not able to attain perfection because we have failed to develop attachment to him, attachment wherein we consider him to be the lord of our heart; if we have failed to serve him by giving him our full heart in complete sincerity and selflessness, then we have certainly been deprived...

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  • The Most Compassionate

    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is certainly more intelligent than each and every one of us, and He knows how to make the fallen souls of Kali-yuga best understand His high-level teachings. Indeed, His teachings are comprehensible by all. Still, our misfortune prevails. First, we do not accept His teachings. Second, to impress others with our prowess we mix something of our own with them...

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Rays of The Harmonist

  • Sri Caitanya’s Grace Leaves No Evil in its Wake - Part 3 of 3
  • Sri Caitanya’s Grace Leaves No Evil in its Wake Part 2 of 3
  • Lovers of God, not politicians, will save the world

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The grace of Śrī Caitanyadeva causes no evil. In His grace, there is no indulgence in karma-kāṇḍa. His endeavour was to induce people to remain aloof from worldly and heavenly enjoyments...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

In the Chāndogya Upaniṣad (Dahar section) there is a list of many desires and the special resolution one must make to attain each. As long as someone indulges in these desires, their demands will be fulfilled accordingly...

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tn srivp kesavaby Śrīla Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Only the prema-dharma of Śrīman Mahāprabhu will bring peace, friendship and love to the whole world. No country as of yet has attained peace through political means...

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Featured: Jaiva-dharma

JaivaDharma 200

This compelling narrative, based on spiritually developed personalities 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 relevant. The depth of the answers gives clarity and direction to the quest to establish ourselves in our jaiva-dharma, our soul's constitutional function.

 

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tn_GDLADuring the evening class that preceded this morning walk of May 12, 2003 in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Srila Gurudeva corrected the misunderstanding that book distribution is not bhakti. He clarified this by his statement of reconciliation: "If book distribution is performed...

tn_09-Houston-May-26-033By distributing books, Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja preached throughout the world. His books went house-to-house; to all cities, to forests, mountains, hotels, trains, bookstores, and practically everywhere else. I want my disciples to distribute my books in the same way. My books should reach every house, and every part of the world.

tn_leadingparikramaOur most worshipful Srila Gurudeva, nitya-lila pravista om visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, spent the last fifteen years traveling the world and inspiring devotees in their bhakti – and everywhere he went, he invited his audiences to come for the Kartika parikrama in Vrndavana and the Gaura-mandala parikrama in Navadvipa...

tn_sfondo_home_01For the pleasure of Srila Gurudeva and all the Vaisnavas we are happy to announce a Vaisnava Seminar  from 2nd to 6th of June 2011  in Nepi-Rome (Italy) with...

tn_forautoThe following is a transcription of Srila Gurudeva speaking on February 23, 2003 in Olpe, Germany, on the topic of his own life history. It was kindly translated from his Hindi talk by Radhika dasi of Russia.

tn_navadvipa_townIn Govardhana, just before the end of Sri Vraja-mandala Parikrama 2010, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja personally invited all of us to attend Sri Navadvipa-mandala Parikrama in the holy land of Sri Navadvipa-dhama.

tn_harmonist_2011vpOn the day of Srila Gurudeva's vyasa-puja, 2nd Feb. 2011, a special edition of Rays of The Harmonist was published and presented in honour of him. It features 188 pages of valuable articles by our guru-varga regarding the glories of sri guru, as well as affectionate offerings to him from senior Vaisnavas and Vaisnavis in our own sanga and some from other sangas.

tn_IMG_0783Many times we heard from Srila Gurudeva that there is actually no difference between the appearance and disappearance day of a Vaisnava. A pure devotee does not appear in this world due to the reactions of his previous activities, like an ordinary conditioned soul...

tn_italywalk1Somebody may say that because in some societies there are no high-class Vaisnavas, there is a need for kanisthas to give initiation...

tn_givingmilkThere are no words in the English language to describe these four viraha-mahotsava festivals, held in honor of the divine disappearance of our most worshipful Srila Gurudeva, nitya-lila pravista om visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja.

tn_35Pujyapad Bhaktivedanta Tirtha Maharaja was here in Mathura for a few days to join the Viraha Sabhas in honor of our most worshipful Divine Master nitya-lila pravista om vishnupad Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja that took place in Govardhan, Vrndavan and Mathura...

tn_1We have organized viraha-sabhas, gatherings for the purpose of offering deep, heartfelt śraddhā-puṣpāñjali and remembering the transcendental glories of Śrīla Gurudeva...

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