Srila Giri Maharaja – “Vaishnava … you can approach directly.”

Date: 10/3/18

Dear Mr. Ross,

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

Please let me know if it is possible to approach a Vaishnav through you?

This is not a question I can answer for you. The answer is dependent upon your faith.

I have accepted three great gurus as my initiating and principal instructing spiritual masters. My initiating guru is Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. My principal instructing spiritual masters are Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja and Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja. The latter, Srila Govinda Maharaja has ordered me to give initiation to those I consider to be sincere seekers.

I could say “Yes.” to your question because Srila Govinda Maharaja has expressed his confidence in me that I am a suitable person to connect sincere souls Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “[Y]our duty should be to give him shelter… “

Devotee: So Mahārāja, exactly what offence did Choṭa Haridāsa perform?

Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: We should take it as Mahāprabhu by His own person is teaching it to the public. He was not actually so; but he was made to play the part of such a person. That the, and outwardly that was given serious objection, that in the name of Mahāprabhu he went to beg something from the lady. Mahāprabhu did not like that.
This is to warn us that a particular plea, or under the plea of preaching or something we should not try to satisfy our carnal desire which is within our heart. Outwardly I’m going to meet a person, as if for the service of Kṛṣṇa, or serve the sampradāya, or some benefit divine. But if within our heart there is something underground, Read More...

Monday 17th September 2018 – Sri Radhastami. Appearance day of Srimati Radharani.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees from SCSM New Jersey in the grand festival for Sri Radhastami on Monday 17th September, 2018.

The festival will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

We humbly present this audio recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja discussing Sri Radhastami for the satisfaction of the Vaishnava devotees.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Everything is achieved by the blessings . . . of devotees.”

Dear devotees and readers,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

Several weeks ago I leaned Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja had left his sannyasa. I wrote to him about this and soon afterwards he kindly called me to explain what had happened. At that time I explained it is not so much of a difficulty for a devotee.

Srila Govinda Maharaja: Vasudeva’s. Vasudeva Prabhu’s handwriting, love letter published, Kunja Babu’s group. And Guru Maharaja believed it. Then Guru Maharaja gave some proposal. “Vasudeva Prabhu leave his acharya post. He is Vaishnava, no doubt. And it is not fault, so much fault. But this is fault for one acharya. This is point. Then he leave acharya post. Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Driving Srila Gurudeva”

On Dec 2, 2011, Sriman Uddharan dasa wrote:

Dear Sripada Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I am reading everything you send me although not immediately as I am now spending many hours driving the motorways of GB.

Your emails are like rays of light from Vaikuntha & I am beginning to understand why Srila Gurudeva was very happy with your preaching style.
I am fortunate indeed that you care to give me your devotional association.

Today I have been thinking of your “mood” that you never take offence at anything and show so much tolerance to the fallen souls like me. In fact I often think of it and remembering that always puts me in mind of Srila Gurudeva because that was exactly his mood.

What can I say? I am eternally indebted to your Grace.

Uddharan Read More...

Monday 3rd September 2018 – Sri Krishna Janmastami.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate at the SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at our U.K. center in the celebration of the grand festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami on Monday 3rd September 2018 at 8pm until 12am midnight. Complete fast all day until midnight (then no grains).

You are also invited to attend Sri Nandotsava and Thakura Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appearance day celebrations the following morning on Tuesday 4th September.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Suspicions are not Conclusions”

The following is the continuation of a discussion and email thread which was posted on our website as “Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”

On 8/9/2018 2:39 PM, Swami BK Giri wrote:

Dear Sriman Vrndavan das,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

As part of an introduction to our email thread [“Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”] posted on our website I wrote this:

That one point Vrndavan offered as a clear dispute with me is contained in this passage he wrote to me: “How did you conclude that I deviated from Them?”, where “Them” refers to his gurus. I have reread my email several times searching for the passage where I accused Vrndavan das of deviating from his gurus. I could not find any place where I had made that accusation.

So that I am clear as Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”

Dear Readers,

On Aug 4, 2018 I wrote an email to Sriman Vrndavan das which I then posted on our website (See: “Truths: Hidden and Rewarding”). He responded with an email to me dated Aug 5, 2018 wherein he seemed to take umbrage with the entirety of my email, although I admit to being baffled as to the exact points of his disagreement with me except for one.

That one point Vrndavan offered as a clear dispute with me is contained in this passage he wrote to me: “How did you conclude that I deviated from Them?”, where “Them” refers to his gurus. I have reread my email several times searching for the passage where I accused Vrndavan das of deviating from his gurus. I could not find any place where I had made that accusation.

Disagreement, as characterized in the above, is often Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Truths: Hidden and Rewarding”

Program with devotees in Odessa, Ukraine.

Date: 8/4/18

My dandavats Sriman Vrndavan das.

I’m happy to hear from you again after a long time

[You wrote to me:]

Let you think on this-
Nicholas Hagger’s books reveal truths that have been hidden, and are rewarding.

If you want to make progress in Krishna consciousness you will have to subdue your tendency to rely on mundane authorities. Their ideas have been classified by our Sri Guru Varga as those of the cheaters and the cheated. The ideas they promote are intended to cheat you. If you accept them you will be cheated.

Surely you did not take initiation from a Vaishnava guru in order to continue the same life you had prior to initiation. As Srila Sridhara Maharaja so eloquently wrote:

To err is human. To err is inevitable for all, Read More...