Year 10 Special Editions
Enthusiasm to Hear Hari-katha Grants Entrance into the Realm of Transcendence
by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja
The influences of the nature of time and the nature of the material body [sickness, old age etc.] are unavoidable, but for someone who is engaged in bhajana without duplicity, they cannot create substantial impediment. Those who have accepted shelter at the lotus feet of a bona fide spiritual master (sad-guru) and have performed honest hari-bhajana, may appear, externally, to be suffering, in relation to their body or in relation to practical matters, but such suffering cannot cause any impediment in their bhajana. This is my utter conviction....
Instructions on Nama-bhajana and Deity Worship
by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda
The transcendental form, qualities and pastimes (rūpa, guṇa and līlā) of the Supreme Lord are revealed, of their own accord, through Śrī Nāma alone. One should not endeavour artificially to meditate on the Lord’s rūpa, guṇa and līlā...
Lovers of God, not politicians, will save the world
by Śrīla Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja
Only the prema-dharma of Śrīman Mahāprabhu will bring peace, friendship and love to the whole world. No country as of yet has attained peace through political means...
by Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti-prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja
Nowadays, many people in the sārasvata-bhaktivinoda-dhārā, or the line of thought of Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, stray from the line of thought following Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī (rūpānuga-vicāra-dhārā), and licking the feet of the ‘īcaḍe-pākā’ sahajiyās, say, “What’s the use of preaching? What is there in performing kīrtana? Do bhajana, just do bhajana.”..
The Sole Support for the Sadhaka
byŚrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja
Bhakti is the mood, or language, of the heart. The presence of bhakti in a stanza or expression gives it success and meaning. Without devotion, any charming verse or composition is meaningless...