Year 6 Special Editions

  • Dedicated Servants of Sri Hari, Guru, and Vaisnavas Never Suffer

    tn srila bv vamanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana

    Only he who is imbued with true devotion – whether a householder or a mendicant sannyāsī; whether a scholar or a fool – is a Vaiṣṇava. In the course of carrying out their sojourns through the corporeal plane, various forms of distress may even come to the physical and mental functions of Vaiṣṇavas. For devotees of the Lord, however, the occurrence of such distress is momentary and invariably leads to happiness...

  • Have I Made a Mistake?

    tn dayitamadhavaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Dayita Mādhava Gosvāmī Mahārāja

    Sometimes I even think it would be best for me to abandon the shelter of a gurudeva as controlling as mine altogether, and to accept the mantra elsewhere, from someone who doesn’t demand that I pay attention to all the rules and regulations. Thus, I occasionally contemplate severing my ties with the Gauḍīya Maṭha completely. What stops me, however, is the thought that if people were to find out that I had broken my connection with Śrī Guru, it could jeopardise my prestige and position...

  • Preach the Truth Without Fear of Death

    tn nrsmighadeva1by disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

    Prahlada’s only ‘fault’ was that he began preaching about the Absolute Truth. If, in preaching the Truth, even a father can become the enemy of his own son, is there anything surprising if those who are adverse to the Absolute Truth and prone to selfishness deem the expounders of Reality their enemies?...

  • Sri Prema-vivarta - Love Reversed

    tn srila bv narayanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

    I have not even a scent of love for Śrī Kṛṣṇa. I am crying simply to flaunt whatever fortune I once obtained. If I truly loved Him, how could I endure this useless life bereft of the sight of His lotus face as He sports with His flute?...

  • The Duty of Gaudiyas During the Festival of the Solar Eclipse at Kuruksetra

    tn prabhupadaspecialby Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

    And those who are unable to visit Kurukṣetra physically to have darśana of Śrī Kṛṣṇa can still help that meeting from a distance with the same mood of separation, and contribute by enhancing the rasa laden pastime from afar...