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?””
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.
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.
[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.
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!”