The Deep Meaning of Akhanda Guru-tattva

A letter written by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

Sri Guru, the Vaisnavas and Sri Bhagavan – these three are antaryami. In other words, they are the internal witnesses and know our heart. They see the Truth and speak the Truth...-

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Sri Nama Seva in Sri Dhama

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

Within this world, only those who attend to Sri Bhagavan's holy name (nama), His abode (dhama) and His desires (kama) are truly worthy of adoration. No being can extricate himself from misunderstanding, which arises from maya, without serving sri-nama. The result of serving sri-nama is that one will be freed from all forms of prejudice and ...

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Casting off the Mundane is External

by Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja

May the son of Srimati Saci-devi, Sri Gaurahari, forever manifest spontaneously within the innermost core of your heart. Adorned with the radiant splendor of molten gold, He has descended (avatirnah) in the Age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow upon the world that which has not been given for a long time ...

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The Esoteric Meaning of Annakuta

by Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja

There is a mantra in the sruti that proclaims:

annam vai brahma

Food grain (anna) is identical to the supreme transcendental entity (brahma-vastu).

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Who is the True Guru?

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Who is the true Guru? It is he who is constantly engaged in the service of Sri Hari. And who is the truly learned man? It is he who, in the words of Sri Krsna, is well conversant with actual knowledge of the jiva’s bondage and his deliverance from it (cf. Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.19.41)...

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Marking the Path of Bhakti For Sadhakas

by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura

We perform bhakti in many ways. We accept mantra from a guru belonging to an authorized sampradaya. Every day, we mark our bodies with the twelve tilaka markings and perform arcana of Sri Krsna. We observe ekadasi, chant and remember the holy name according to our capability and take darsana of holy places like Sri Vrndavana. However, when it comes to avoiding offences to Bhakti-devi, we lack prudence. This is our great misfortune...

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Should One Accept Disciples?

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

  • Is it necessary to be in the association of saintly persons (sadhu-sanga) at all times?
  • How is one delivered from the cycle of material existence (samsara)?
  • Should one accept disciples?...

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Utilize Every Moment to Attain True Well-being

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Sri Bhagavan has said: “A truly intelligent person should shun evil company but seek the association of holy saints who, with their instructions, gnaw away the knot of our mind’s worldly attachments” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.26.26). This means that for our true well-being we should always accept the guidance of the true guru...

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What is the Most Severe Nama-aparadha?

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

  • How can one attain perfection within a single lifetime?
  • By what means can one know Sri Bhagavan?
  • What is the most severe nama-aparadha, or offence to the holy name?...

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