Year 1 Special Editions

  • Casting off the Mundane is External

    by Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja

    May the son of Srimati Saci-devi, Sri Gaurahari, forever manifest spontaneously within the innermost core of your heart. Adorned with the radiant splendor of molten gold, He has descended (avatirnah) in the Age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow upon the world that which has not been given for a long time...

  • Marking the Path of Bhakti For Sadhakas

    by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura

    We perform bhakti in many ways. We accept mantra from a guru belonging to an authorized sampradaya. Every day, we mark our bodies with the twelve tilaka markings and perform arcana of Sri Krsna. We observe ekadasi, chant and remember the holy name according to our capability and take darsana of holy places like Sri Vrndavana. However, when it comes to avoiding offences to Bhakti-devi, we lack prudence. This is our great misfortune...

  • Praise to Sri-krsna-sankirtana!

    by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja

    ...Why did Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu praise this krsna-sankirtanam? Sri-krsna-sankirtanam is the best teaching He delivered. There is no parallel to this sri-krsna-sankirtanam. Let it be most successful. In the state of viraha (separation) there is no consolation other than sri-krsna-sankirtanam. It is the only thing...

  • Reverence for the Mundane World is Aversion to Sri Hari

    by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

    Today I received your kind letter, dated 24th February. I arrived here last week. By the mercy of Sri Krsna, I am feeling unaffected by the dejection of this world, which is averse to Him...

  • The Deep Meaning of Akhanda Guru-tattva

    A letter written by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

    Sri Guru, the Vaisnavas and Sri Bhagavan – these three are antaryami. In other words, they are the internal witnesses and know our heart. They see the Truth and speak the Truth...-

  • The Esoteric Meaning of Annakuta

    by Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja

    There is a mantra in the sruti that proclaims:

    annam vai brahma

    Food grain (anna) is identical to the supreme transcendental entity (brahma-vastu).

  • The True Meaning of Sri Vyasa-puja

    by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    ...It is essential, however, that we understand the true significance of Sri Vyasa-puja. Merely placing a garland on the neck of Sri Guru or offering at his feet a few flowers and fruits, some money, sweets, or cloth does not mean that real worship of the guru has been performed. The real Vyasa-puja is to...