• 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

  • Chant the Transcendental Word to Others or He Will Be Eclipsed
  • Seeing Through One's Ears
  • Śrī Nāma-saṅkīrtana

tn srila bhakitsiddhanta

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

We shall be enabled to realize our lasting good if only we place ourselves wholly under the protective guidance of Śrīla Vyāsadeva. ...

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tn srila bv narayanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

❝He [Śrīla Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja] said that a person who has seen through his ears is fit to be relied upon. We can trust him. But seeing with one’s eyes? Duryodhana and Kaṁsa saw [Kṛṣṇa] with their eyes, but their perception was wrong. But whatever Śukadeva Gosvāmī and our Uddhavajī described was after they had seen through their ears and was correct. There cannot be any mistake or error in their perception.  Whatever we hear from eternally liberated mahāpuruṣas is right, and we should rely upon that. But seeing through one’s eyes has many flaws.❞ ...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

In the very beginning of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, in its middle and at its end, we have been repeatedly advised about the efficacy of śrī nāma-saṅkīrtana. ...

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Featured: Sri Upadesamrta

Upadesmrta 200

This unprecedented edition contains the commentaries Srila Radha-ramana dasa Gosvami, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada. Translated from the Hindi edition of Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Sri Upadesamrta gives instructions indispensable for practitioners of the devotional path. Without following these instructions, entering the realm of pure devotion and especially following the intricate and elevated path of spontaneous devotion (raganuga-bhakti) is not only difficult, but impossible.

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Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

I request you to come with me to Vrindavana. The Gopis are assembled in their houses. By their bhava-netra, eyes of transcendental ecstatic emotions, they are seeing that Krishna is going through the forest and playing on the flute - very beautiful Krishna. They are hearing the very sweet voice of the flute, and they are all totally immersed in that. They are discussing with each other, and one sakhi is telling another...

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

I hear that so many devotees are sometimes very humble and sometimes like a red bull. If you will come in front of him he will lift you up and throw you with his horns. Don't be bulls in that way. Rather, as a bull serves and supports like a father-we should take this quality. We should never be bulls. We should never fight with or beat anyone...

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Today is Ekadasi-vrata, and I think that most of you have observed it. To observe Ekadasi fully, like Ambarisa Maharaja, is very rare. We should try, but we are influenced by this present age, Kali-yuga...

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

If one follows us in vaidhi-bhakti, practicing bhakti-yoga in our line, reading Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Srimad-Bhagavatam and hearing classes on all these subjects, he will automatically come to raganuga. If anyone practices bhakti as Srila Rupa Gosvami explained it in Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, he will surely come to raganuga...

Radha and Krsna

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja was the biggest arm of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Thakura. He was his long arm. He went to Eastern and Western countries, and it was a miracle that in a couple of years he preached everywhere and established so many preaching centers. I think that all who are now becoming devotees and coming to me, are coming because of him...

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Whatever you do should be to increase your love (priti) for Radha and Krsna. The entire universe has come out from the Lord’s body and we are all His children. Your husbands, children, and wives belong to the Lord. Nothing belongs to you; not even this body. So how can you give donations to others? If you give donations, you will have to come back to this material world to receive the fruits of your karma. Therefore, do not perform karmic activities; change the purpose of your activity.

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

The association of high-class bhaktas is glorified everywhere in Srimad Bhagavatam. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written the song "Sudha bhakata carana renu, bhajana anukula." What is the meaning of this song? "The dust from the lotus-feet of the high class of Vaisnavas, especialy those in the line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and especially in the line of Srila Rupa Gosvami, is very favorable for success in bhajana. Also...

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

I am very happy that the whole of Murwillumbah, all devotees have come here. I am very inspired. You are helping me in this preaching in the line of Svamiji. All of you are helping. I am not making disciples, I am making my friends. Making environment that I can tell some Hari-katha to them and they can hear. And Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta told: "O you are my 'vipada uddhara bandhu'" What is meaning? You are my friends who save me from a great calamity." Also you are saving me from great calamity. The guru never thinks that I'm making so many disciples...

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Brahma wanted to see the source of this lotus. He looked up and down, but he could not discover it. He then sat on the lotus and began to think, "What should I do? I don't know what to do."..

Interview

The director of a very popular South African television program, called Dharma Moments, came with his cameraman to the residence of Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja to interview him for their program. They first filmed the devotees chanting the maha-mantra...

tn srila bv vamanaby Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Even if you have nothing, no wealth, no education or intelligence, as long as you have your mind and your life, it will do [to allow you to serve]. The inclination to serve (sevā-vṛtti) does not depend on an exchange of any material object. ...

Sri Krsna

"I will have no further relation with Krsna. I will not go to meet Him." Sri Krsna was upset and He therefore sent a gopi to Srimati Radhika to pacify Her. The gopi requested Her: "Sarasa vasante." New leaves have sprouted on all the trees. Cuckoos are singing...

Gita-govinda

Sri Jayadeva Gosvami was a very high class of maha-bhagavata, and he wrote a book called "Gita Govinda", "The Glories of Govinda". When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu saw this book, He made a copy and instructed His followers to also obtain one. At that time there was no press, the books were reproduced by hand, so Mahaprabhu ordered His followers to write it down and then preach. In Jagannatha Puri, all the Vaisnavas and associates of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wrote down that book and made a necklace for themselves of the beautiful songs therein...

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

The word initiation actually has come from the word diksa. A qualified, realized guru, who is detached from worldly things-he is really guru. Because he has some realization, he can give diksa. But diksa is not completed in one day or one moment, as it is going on nowadays. Diksa is a class, a course - a process. In one day we cannot be BA, MA, or PHD. It will take some time. There is a regular process...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Do not slacken your endeavours to chant the holy names just because material thoughts arise in your mind while you are chanting. ... 

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Among all the different types of offences a jiva (living being) can possibly commit, no offence is more severe than blaspheming a Vaisnava. It is therefore essential to contemplate the meaning of vaisnava-ninda according to the scriptures. It is written in the Skanda Purana...

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