sri sri guru gauranga jayatah!

Rays of The Harmonist Fortnightly Edition

Issue 10, Fortnightly Centennial Edition
Posted: 13 November 2021

In honour of the centennial appearance year of
nitya-līlā-praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda

Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Māhārāja

Dedicated to and Inspired by
nitya-līlā-praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda

Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

The King of Devotional Literature


Excerpts from the writings of

Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Māhārāja 


Presented in English for the first time

SBVVGM for Fortnightly posting


Only if one has a sense of attachment for Śrī Bhagavān is there significance and fulfillment in reading and writing. Nowhere is there a better perspective than that given by Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. That is why one must become thoroughly established in the conceptions of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the king of devotional literature, the essence of all Vedānta, and the natural commentary on the gāyatrī-mantra. This is the object of ultimate aspiration for the sādhaka or sādhikā.

Letter 3


Those who sincerely want to become candidates for serving Śrī Bhagavān have no material demands, and they are entirely non-envious. That is why Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the one sovereign book to be studied by those who are supremely free of all envy (nirmatsara). Real sādhus and sādhvīs take shelter of this actual truth (satya) that eradicates all manner of delusion, and they cultivate that truth within them. That which is beyond dharmaarthakāma, and mokṣa is the fifth objective of mankind, love of God or prema, and is Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam’s exclusive subject matter or goal. 

Letter 51


Śrīmad-Bhāgavata Mahā-purāṇa is unbiased and independent and beautifully established in its own glory. It is wrong to compare it with other various Purāṇas. Śrī Nārāyaṇa first taught the catuḥ-ślokī of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam to the four-headed Brahmājī, and it is that which, in later times, Śrī Nārada Ṛṣi taught to Kṛṣṇa-dvaipāyana Vedavyāsa. The expansion of that is Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam


Letter 75

Translated by the Rays of The Harmonist team

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