Sri Krishna Janmastami 2013

The flyers distributed on Janmastami, 2013

The flyers distributed on Janmastami, 2013

Sri Krishna Janmastami Announcements

During the week leading up to Janmastami, Bimalananda dasa biked around town, preaching and handing out invitation flyers to local businesses, announcing our upcoming Sri Krishna Janmastami festival.

Prabhu Bimalananda was overwhelmed by the positive reception to his requests to place the flyers in the store windows of almost every business he approached.

He returned to the Math empty handed, having distributed every single flyer we printed.

Janmastami Celebration

Then, on Janmastami day, we had the morning program, and Giridharijiu was adorned with a garland.

After the morning program, the devotees prepared a wonderful feast for Krishna, including; steamed vegetables, baked potatoes, salad, rice, sweet rice, puris and, no doubt, other preparations beyond my memory. Srimati Lila Sundari devi dasi also Read More...

Srimati Lila Sundari Devi Dasi birthday letter 2013

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Jaya Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Sri Sri Gandharvika Giridharijiu Ki Jaya!
Jaya His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya!
Jaya Srimati Lila Sundari Devi Dasi Ki Jaya!
Dandavats, Srimati Lila Sundari Devi Dasi.
You have been a constant inspiration to me; with your devotional mood, you encourage me to continue my devotional life no matter what barriers seem to arise. I have deep regard for you, and I am happy to have your association and to serve you.
May you continue to serve Sri Sri Guru Gauranga with such inspirational zeal forever.
your aspiring servant and heartfelt friend,
-Bimalananda dasa

“It’s good you are asking…”

The email below came in response to a question by one of my disciples regarding association. It is my prayer that all my disciples give careful attention to its contents by following the directives therein, while always remembering Sriman Mahaprabhu’s instruction “trnad api sunicena...

Swami B.K. Giri

Date: October 10, 2012

Dear Srimati Jadurani devi dasi,

Please accept my blessings and well–wishes.

I remembered the conversation that we had about ISKON and how you mentioned you were still friends, I think with a former editor, or maybe the present one, of Back to Godhead. I figured I was just going to the temple to get something from their store and it wasn’t like I was going there to receive any kind of instruction or anything so that it was probably okay. Anyways, Read More...

Radha Syam & Indra Bandhu launch surprise nighttime guerrilla attack on “Srila Gurudeva”!

…Then Run and Hide!

In the dead of night, Wed. May 29, just before the clock struck twelve, as he slept peacefully, unaware that his friends, under the cover of darkness, had already begun assailing him and, having just sent a conciliatory letter to them encouraging their devotional service, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja was attacked in typical guerrilla warfare style by two men living under his spiritual protection as the acharya of Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram.

The attack was coordinated by Sriman Radha Syam dasa who began referring to Srila Giri Maharaja as ” BRR (Bhakti Raksaka Raksaka) Giri Maharaja, shortly before receiving saffron cloth from him along with the designation “brahmachari.”

Begging you please forgive any offense my Lord. I am going Read More...

Gaura-purnima Festival at SCS Math, NJ

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Jaya Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridharijiu Ki Jaya!

All Glories to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga!

On His 528th Divine Appearance Day, Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya graced His aspiring devotees at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, New Jersey with an extra dose of devotional service.

The Lord’s Appearance Day Festivities began with aroti of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridhari. As the program progressed past our usual sankirtan compilation, we began chanting the special bhajans of the day: “Prema Dhama Deva Stotram” and “Sri Sikshastakam”, along with the recitation of the English translations, with the hope of pleasing our worshipful Lord Gauranga.

After the morning program, it was time to prepare and offer opulent meals for the pleasure of Sri Sri Guru Read More...

Some thoughts on cults.

Dear readers,

Please welcome Sriman Bimalananda Dasa to our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Blog.

He was only recently initiated but is very enthusiastic to serve Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandhavika Giridhari. I very much enjoyed his first article, presented below, both for its style and content, and expect you will also be satisfied with  it.

I pray you will all offer your blessings upon him to proceed nicely in his search for Sri Krishna, offering him your encouragement, association and affection.

In service to the Lord’s devotees,

Swami B.K. Giri

What follows is a rant on my reaction to those many individuals who call us a “cult” in the derogative sense.

So, a little something I would like to vent.

It appears that many people (westerners in particular) accuse Read More...