Madhava Gaura Caturthi

  • A Hilo Airport Darshan

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    The jiva is partly independent. As Lord Sri Krsna is fully independent, the jiva is partly independent. Krsna does not control him. He has given the soul freedom, and that freedom is a very valuable thing. Using that freedom, he can serve Krsna eternally, and if he misuses it, then maya comes and covers his original nature...

  • From Another Group

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    In recent times, the original explanation of slokas like this have been discarded, and other, different explanations are now given instead. According to the new explanations, those who make them claim that “One should only take shelter of our Gurudeva, or of someone else who comes from our group. It doesn’t matter who they are. Even though it may be Krsna...

  • In the Deity's Service

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    My Guru Maharaja, Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja, used to teach all this to us. When you are going to give any water from any vessel, you should not put your nails in the water. If you are cooking and you are putting some salt in dahl, or any other preparation, you should put the salt away immediately, before offering the dahl; otherwise it will become contaminated (juta).You should be very careful...

  • The Final Proof: The Jiva Did Not Fall From Goloka

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    Come with me now to Godruma in Navadvipa Dhama, where Sannyasi Thakura asks a question to his guru, Paramahamsa Babaji Maharaja. He told him, "For a long time I have heard of the pre-eminence of dharma. On numerous occasions I have asked the question to many people, 'What is dharma?...

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