Srila Giri Maharaja – “Why do you not wear a mask?”


Date: 12/21/20

Dandavats.

Another day of shopping, another “incident.”

Out on one of our monthly shopping expeditions, and wearing no mask (as usual), we’re shopping for bhoga in a Shoprite when a women pushes her shopping cart near to us and asks me in a clearly audible and irritating tone “Where’s your mask?” I respond “Are you the mask police?” and then, before she has answered, I ask “May I see your badge?” Seeming a little startled by my rejoinder she asks “What do you mean?” I tell her “If you’re the mask police I want to see your badge.” That lady “was silenced” (as Srila Sridhara Maharaja might… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Why do you not wear a mask?””

Friday 1st January 2021 – The Appearance day festival of Om Vishnupada Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.


Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 92nd Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and worldwide centres.

This festival will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Can a grhasta vaishnava give sannyasa initiation?”

Date: 12/5/2015

Krishangi Devi,

Please accept my blessings.

Can a grhasta guru accept and direct brahmachari disciples? Of course he can. Then why not sannyasa disciples? Generally it is not done. But that does not mean it is impossible, or even that it should not be done.

Generally sannyasa is not given to females, but it is not impossible. Srila Govinda Maharaja told me it is allowable according to the writings of one of the Six Goswamis. As I recall, it was Sri Rupa.

Everything is possible for a siddha bhakta.

My gurus gave babaji initiation although they had not received that initiation themselves.… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Can a grhasta vaishnava give sannyasa initiation?””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “The politicians are so heartless, sinful or hard hearted”

My dandavats to you Sriman Uddharan dasa.

Fortunately no Covid-19 for us either but it seems the fear of imminent death is consuming all the atheists & non-devotees, creating a type of delusion & madness which seems worse than the disease itself.

Yes, very true.

Sri Krishna is showing Himself so clearly in these times. Unfortunately, as you have observed, the atheists & non-devotees see Him only as death personified and pray to the government to save them from Him rather than welcoming Him and leading them in a run to greet Him with hopes of receiving His embrace.

Simply substitute … Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “The politicians are so heartless, sinful or hard hearted””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Srila Govinda Maharaja has made such a wonderful devotee.”

The following is an excerpt from an email sent to Sriman Gokulananda dasa.

Date: 11/28/20

We have never officially celebrated Christmas (and never will) but Lila’s family always gave us something & we reciprocated in a measured way. After all, Srila Rupa Goswami instructed us:

dadāti pratigṛhṇāti
guhyam ākhyāti pṛcchati
bhuṅkte bhojayate caiva
ṣaḍ-vidhaṁ prīti-lakṣaṇam

Offering gifts in charity, accepting charitable gifts, revealing one’s mind in confidence, inquiring confidentially, accepting prasāda and offering prasāda are the six symptoms of love shared by one devotee and… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Srila Govinda Maharaja has made such a wonderful devotee.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – Sannyasa day.

Date: 12/3/20

Dear Sriman Jagadananda dasa,

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

I also wanted to wish you a very happy anniversary of your sannyasi day! I’m late in my greeting. Time flew and I didn’t notice the date. It’s only today I realized it’s already December.

I overlooked the above in my previous response to your email but remembered shortly afterwards and thought I should acknowledge your kind remembrance with a few words regarding that auspicious day.

As time goes on over many years, although unlikely, a brahmachariRead More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – Sannyasa day.”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Website Appreciation”

Date: 9/19/20

[I recently watched all your videos titled “Acharyas dialogue” on YouTube and read your article titled “The Pied Piper of San Jose”. Thank you for providing this information.]

Dear Mr. Dobbins,

I am pleased to learn you have taken an interest in the content posted on our website. I hope you will find it helpful to your progress in Krishna Consciousness.

I just came across this article- “From: Bhakti Sudhir Goswami
Subject: An overdue apology
To: BK Giri” and it said that I can receive a full copy upon request.

Yes I will provide a copy of the item… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Website Appreciation””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Winter Book Distribution”

Date: 11/2/20

[I have one question. I like to distribute books. And I’ve been having some good results since being here is salt lake city. But it will get very cold here and people really won’t be around outside in public areas. I want to continue to do books. But I don’t think winter here will be so good.]

Dear Sriman Daniel,

I’m glad to hear you like to distribute books. This was one of the most highly appreciated services of our Sri Guru Varga.

Will you kindly tell me a little bit about your method for distributing books; where you meet people, which books you’re distributing and … Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Winter Book Distribution””

45 New Transcripts Added to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Archive!

We have added 45 new transcripts to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Media Archive!

The new transcripts have been added to the 1985 section.

Many thanks to Prabhu Paramananda for all his hard work on these transcripts.

We pray for the blessings of the vaishnavas to help us, as we find ourselves unable to keep up with the prolific output of Sriman Paramananda dasa, whose steadfastness in transcribing the recordings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja has yielded a tremendous body of work available to all those anxious to serve, absorb, utilize, taste and distribute the exquisite siddhanta of His Divine Grace,… Read More... “45 New Transcripts Added to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Archive!”

Monday 9th November 2020 – 125th Appearance Celebration of Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 125th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja which will take place at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at SCSM Global centres around the world.

This festival will include Nama sankirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and… Read More... “Monday 9th November 2020 – 125th Appearance Celebration of Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja.”