Year 4 Special Editions
Bhagavānera Kathā Part 3 -- The Message of Godhead
by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja
In order to deliver the jīvas tormented by Kali, the Vaiṣṇavas... make arrangements to establish their... their relationship with Bhagavān. Whatever means Gaurasundara Śrī Caitanyadeva, the Saviour of the fallen has prescribed, seeing the jīva’s miserable condition, that alone is the injunction of the śāstras for all common people...
Continuously Hear About Rasa-lila
by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
A sober person who, with full faith, continuously hears or describes Bhagavan Sri Krsna’s transcendental rasa-lila with the damsels of Vraja will first attain para-bhakti for the lotus feet of Bhagavan. Thereafter, he will quickly conquer his senses and become forever free from the disease of the heart – worldly lust....
Guru, Grace and Endeavour
by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vaman Gosvami Maharaja
"...It speaks from within the heart, it situates itself on the tip of the tongue, and it dances in the form of sound vibration."...That Sri Nama enters the heart through the pathway of the ears and raises a clamour there. Amid that, the consciousness becomes agitated and manifests the desire to obtain a vision of Sri Krsnacandra...
Offerrings from the 2011 Disappearance Day edition of Rays of The Harmonist
In glorification of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
How selfless and detached a Vaisnava was pujyapada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja! Just by my thinking of this my eyes fill with tears. Now, [at the time of writing this,] eight to nine months have passed since he entered the eternal pastimes of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, but memories of him are fresh in my mind....
Prajāpati Brahmā, Indra and Virocana
Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja
There is no miserliness in Sri Guru and Vaiṣṇavas’ distribution of mercy. Different results are reaped according to the qualification of the recipients. By taking shelter of the same guru, one person can become acquainted with kṛṣṇa-tattva, whereas another can demolish the conclusions of bhakti...
Prīti - Love
by Śrīla Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura
Love (prīti) is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a very sweet mood arises in the hearts of both the speaker and the listeners. Though few are able to understand its true meaning, everyone still likes to hear the word. All beings are controlled by love. Many will even give up their lives for it...
Renunciation Is a Matter of Heart
by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda
Make no mistake, the sole purpose of this human form of life, a life that offers the supreme goal, is to perform hari-kīrtana. To lead a perpetually idle life on the pretext of performing bhajana in solitude, to beckon meaningless poverty on the pretext of being niṣkiñcana, or to cause obstacles in the process of hari-kīrtana is never desirable....
Sri Gauranga Samaja - The Society of Sri Gauranga
by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
...A society of Sri Gauranga that does not accommodate all types of Vaisnavas will be short lived... A society founded with visuddha-vaisnavas...is to be regarded as the true Sri Gauranga Samaja... Until those who have an inclination for bhajana become...immersed in...bhajana they can engage in activities to advance their worldly life. However, if they do not get the association of Vaisnavas who are immersed in the bliss of bhajana, they will become completely materialistic within no time. For such people, it is nothing but self-deception to establish and promote themselves as representing the society of Sri Gauranga....
The Highest Process of Love is Hidden within Bhagavad-gītā
by Śrīla Bhakti Prajṅāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja
An intelligent lover who is adored by many will speak to a gathering in a general way about affectionately serving him. But when his beloved is also present, in the midst of general topics, he will hint to her in a hidden way about how to please him in a special way. Ordinary people, in this scenario, would be unable to understand such hints, but those who are extraordinarily dear to him would certainly be able to comprehend them....