Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami

  • Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    We have heard from Vedic scriptures and Guru that when a high-class Vaisnava is speaking hari-katha, we should think, "It is better not to perform parikrama of Govardhana, or Navadvipa, or anywhere else. Better that I hear hari-katha." Sri Giriraja Govardhana will give us His mercy only after the Vaisnavas have given us their mercy. Govardhana will not speak to us or instruct us, and therefore our hearts will not be so rapidly purified...

  • Javala and Satyakama

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    Javala was a widow. She had one young son named Satyakama. One day, Satyakama approached her and said, "Mother, I want to adopt a vow of sacred celibacy and take up residence in the school of my guru. But to do so, I must know my family lineage."

  • King Janastruti and Raika Muni

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    I am willing to be humiliated, reprimanded and heavily beaten by maya hundreds of times, but I cannot accept or tolerate the affectionate, transcendental discipline of Sri Gurudeva. Consequently, I forever relinquish devotional service to Krsna and thus I commit spiritual suicide...

  • The Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    Vamana Maharaja is very grave and quiet, and there is another special quality that he possesses: I have seen many people, myself included, who give explanations from the scriptures and enjoy taking praise from others for it. But having known Vamana Maharaja for almost fifty years, I have never seen him do this, not even by accident. He is also very tolerant...

  • The Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    According to the degree of love and affection towards someone, one will experience that much separation for a person. The gopis had so much affection for Sri Krsna, and that is why they felt so much separation when He went to Mathura. We have read about the various stages of their separation in the Srimad-Bhagavatam and other scriptures...

  • The Glory of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami

    We have heard from many Vaisnavas, such as Sripad Parivrajaka Maharaja and Sripada Madhava Maharaja, and especially Sripad Bhakti-prasada Van Maharaja spoke very nicely about the principle of separation (viraha-tattva). Separation feelings are very important in the bhajana of Gaudiya Vaisnavas. When first entering the realm of bhajana there are feelings of separation, in the middle there are such feelings, and when one attains...

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