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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Sri Guruvastakam

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...

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Rays of The Harmonist

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Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Māhārāja
Centennial Editions IV

Wait for His Mercy to Manifest

tn srila bv narayanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

❝What then is the responsibility of one who is the bestower of that viraha or who has caused that viraha? That supremely clever (vidagdha-śiromaṇi) Śrī Kṛṣṇa is well aware of that responsibility. At times His cleverness is not comprehended even by those who are rasika. You should therefore wait for the proper time to comprehend it and for His mercy to manifest. There may be some delay in His bestowing mercy, but there will be no denial of it. How is it

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Centennial Editions I
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Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Māhārāja
Centennial Editions IV

Not Attained by Our Own Effort

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Trivikrama Gosvāmī Mahārāja

❝As long we do not possess that qualification, ekāntika devotion is not possible. So, what do we have to do? Our attempt only will not be helpful in this regard; the ascending process will not be helpful for us. We must follow the descending process.❞...

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Centennial Editions I
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Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Māhārāja
Centennial Editions IV

You Are Not to Leave Before I Do

tn srila bv vamana thumbŚrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Māhārāja

❝Are you enacting such sickness again and again just to test our composure? Once last year also you enacted such an illness. I do not know what Śrī Śrī Guru-Gaurāṅga Śrī Rādhā-Vinoda-bihārījī have written in our fortune, but I say there is no way you are allowed to leave before I do. If Śrī Guru and Gaurāṅga do not fulfil our heartfelt prayers, I will consider myself utterly bereft of good fortune.❞...

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Bhaktivinoda Thakura

  • Accepting A Guru

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    Vijaya: Prabhu, please give us some detailed instructions regarding accepting shelter at the lotus feet of a spiritual master (śrī-guru-pādāśraya).

  • Appearance Of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    Today we are observing the auspicious Appearance Day of Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura. He is considered to be the Saptama (seventh) Gosvami, and he has written more than one hundred very authorized books in many languages. He has especially given us two very important gifts. He discovered the birthplace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and he gave us Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada...

  • Go to Guru At Once

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    Hearing this pastime someone may think, “Mother Yasoda is controlling Sri Krsna in such a wonderful way. I also want Krsna as my son. I also want to control Him.” Mother Yasoda is a ragatmika-parikara, an eternal associate of Krsna, and those who want to be like her are called raganuga...

  • Priti - Love

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    Love (prīti) is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a very sweet mood arises in the hearts of both the speaker and the listeners. Though few are able to understand its true meaning, everyone still likes to hear the word. All beings are controlled by love. Many will even give up their lives for it...

  • Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Appearance Day

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    If Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda had not appeared in this world, the pastime places and instructions of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu would have disappeared from the world. The entire world of Gaudiya Vaisnavas will therefore remain indebted to him forever. It is for this reason that he has been awarded the highest honor in the Vaisnava community by being addressed as the Seventh Gosvami.

  • Srila Gadadhara Pandita’s and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Disappearance Day

    Pancattava

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Gadadhara Pandita are in the same line. We can say, and it is also stated in sastra, that Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura is a manifestation of Srila Gadadhara Pandita. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was always in a mood of service to Srila Gadadhara Pandita. He is Kamala Manjari, serving the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha-Krsna under the guidance of her beautiful friend Rupa Manjari, with a special inclination towards Srimati Radhika.

  • The Glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    The glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura are so great that even Lord Brahma, with his four mouths, cannot completely describe them. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was a transcendental personality and we are not transcendental, so how then can we touch his glory? Only a transcendental person can expound on his glory...

  • The Ocean Of Essence in a Bottle

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written this book in the form of a dialogue, with questions and answers. You would not be able to even think of as many questions as Bhaktivinoda Thakura has presented there. As many questions as are possible to be asked has been presented there. No one else could have put forward such questions...

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