Srila Giri Maharaja – Bhaya & COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus)— “Be not afraid… “

3/23/20

Dear Sriman Jagadananda dasa,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

I received your Vyasa Puja offering in the form of your email attached below marking the appearance day of your spiritual master. I was encouraged to read the content as what you expressed are the appropriate words of appreciation that should be expressed and felt by disciples for their guru. For these reasons I asked for your email to be posted on our website, along with some of the photos you sent, for the satisfaction of my Divine Masters.

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words and it is sometimes true. I was very happy to see the photo of your altar along with your offerings of bhoga [ Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Advice sought & given.”


Date: Jan. 13, 2020

Dear Mr. Deace,

During your Monday show (1/13/20) you asked for opinions as to whether or not you should accept a position with CNN.

Only three days ago you said this: “they’re not our media, they’re the propaganda arm of a hostile invading force.”

Steve Deace show January 10, 2020
“What you saw this week with the media aspect, for the remaining few of you who thought we were too confrontational and provocative last year when we said this is, this is an enemy media. This is enemy of a hostile invading force but … INDISTINCT … most of you are like “Why didn’t you start saying this like four years ago?” But for the few remaining of you that are wondering why we did that, you saw this week why. You Read More...

Sri Vyasa Puja Offerings from Sriman Jagadananda dasa & Family.

Date: 2/27/20

Dear Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja

We are at your lotus feet offering our most humble obeisances.

All glories to our param gurus Srila Govinda Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Swami Maharaja. All glories to you and we wish you a very happy vyasa-puja and pray to Srimati Radharani for many happy returns of this auspicious day!

I offer you my life and everything I own. It is all at your disposal to do as you wish. My wife, my children, and I wish to take this opportunity, as with each day, to rededicate ourselves to you and your divine mission.

As I gaze upon your picture on my simple altar, I’m reminded of how fortunate I really am to have you, Srila Giri Maharaja, as my guru maharaja. Although Read More...

Monday 3/9/2020. Sri Gaura-Purnima. Divine Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

We humbly invite you to participate in the grand festival of Sri Gaura-Purnima (The appearance day of Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the most magnanimous incarnation of Sri Krishna who appeared in this age of Kali to introduce Harinama-sankirtana — the congregational chanting of the Maha Mantra — as the most simple and sublime method for attaining love of God.) This day is also the beginning of the 535th Gaurabda year.

Celebrations will take place at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA as well as our SCSM Global centers in Bacoor, Philippines and the UK.

Festivities will include Harinama-sankirtana, readings from Chaitanya-caritamrta, discourses and prasadam.

Fasting is observed until moonrise when some light prasadam (anukalpa) is distributed so that we may Read More...

Thursday February 27th, 2020 – Appearance of Āchāryadeva Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.

On Thursday, February 27th, 2020, we humbly invite you to celebrate with us the Grand Appearance day of the President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.

Celebrations for this most blessed event will be held at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA, the SCSM Global center in the UK and in the SCSM Global center in Bacoor, Philippines.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities.
Please RSVP using one of the methods available.

7th February 2020. Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.


Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Fast until noon.
For your satisfaction we offer this link to an audio recording of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s talk on Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Appearance Day from February 24, 1994.

nityanandam aham naumi
sarvananda-karam param
hari-nama-pradam devam
avadhuta-shiromanim

“I bow down to the Supreme Lord Nityananda Prabhu, who is the awarder of the highest joy to all, the bestower of the holy name and the crest jewel of all paramahamsa mendicants.”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Dealing with the modern day Kamsas, Putanas, Kaliyas, etc.”

Date: Jan. 9, 2020

Dandavats Prabhu Gokulananda.

A phrase commonly heard from 2nd Amendment proponents/gun owners regarding the government taking their guns is “They’ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands.” It sounds good but the prying loose of guns from the hands has been going on for decades while the hands are still warm. As you know, in my opinion it will continue. So long as the guns are removed incrementally the government will get its way. In the end those who would resist to the point of death are few and far between, on the high side I would guess less than 5% of gun owners would fight to their death to keep them and I would be surprised if the number amounted to even one or two percent. Talk is cheap and easy when the consequences are distant.

On the other side of the Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Every endeavor suffers from some fault”

Date: Jan. 8, 2020

Dear Jagadananda dasa,

Please accept my blessings.

Try as I might, sometimes technology escapes me. My job requires it and I end up getting scolded quite frequently.

The four defects that characterize the conditioned souls:

Prabhupāda: Illusion, mistake, cheating, imperfectness [of the senses]. They are aware of the imperfectness of the senses. Still they are proud of their knowledge. This is illusion. [end]

technology escapes me

It escapes everyone. The great hoax of technology is that it will compensate for our four defects. It (technology) is a logical extension of science, which offers the same false hope. The plague of so-called science is confirmation bias, a subset of the cheating propensity that will never be eliminated from the supposed “scientific method.” Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Happy New Year!”

ŚB 7.9.14

तद्यच्छ मन्युमसुरश्च हतस्त्वयाद्य
मोदेत साधुरपि वृश्चिकसर्पहत्या ।
लोकाश्च निर्वृतिमिता: प्रतियन्ति सर्वे
रूपं नृसिंह विभयाय जना: स्मरन्ति ॥ १४ ॥

tad yaccha manyum asuraś ca hatas tvayādya
modeta sādhur api vṛścika-sarpa-hatyā
lokāś ca nirvṛtim itāḥ pratiyanti sarve
rūpaṁ nṛsiṁha vibhayāya janāḥ smaranti

tat — therefore; yaccha — kindly give up; manyum — Your anger; asuraḥ — my father, Hiraṇyakaśipu, the great Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “The imperfect & the perfect.”

My dear friends,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.
I want to share these photos with you. They are not perfect, far from it, but the devotional mood — of Srimati Lila Sundari Devi — reflected in them, as she is offering gifts to Srila Govinda Maharaja on his appearance day, is perfect.
“She is my guru. Her devotional mood is worshipable by me.” — Srila Govinda Maharaja

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