Govinda Krsna Astami

  • A Fireside Darsana

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    Try to fix your mind in harinama kirtana and japa. This is first. Pray to Nama Prabhu, who is not less than Krsna and Srimati Radhika. In fact, Nama Prabhu is more powerful even than Krsna. So pray to them: "Please make me qualified to serve you in all respects." Then, serve with your senses, mind, words and everything you possess...

  • Impressions of Bhakti

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    Although our gurudeva has also entered his unmanifest, eternal pastimes, we happily remain in this world. On the occasion of special days, like his appearance or disappearance day, we might remember him, but often we are involved in arranging the festival in his honor, and there is very little chance to contemplate our separation from him. A tear may come to our eye as we speak something about him; but it may not come...

  • Srila Gurudeva‚Äôs Auto-biographical Sketch

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    The 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.

  • The Blazing Forest Fire And The Burning Ghata

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    One day, when Krsna was out cow-herding with His billions of cowherd friends and innumerable cows, He took them to Bhandiravana, one of twelve prominent forests of Vrndavana. Roaming from one forest to another, He and His associated finally reached Bhandirvana and began to play. Balarama and Krsna and all their friends, like Dama, Sudama, Sridama...

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