Srila Giri Maharaja – “You should find such a guru . . . “

Date: 9/30/20

Dear Sriman D______,

On the 21st. of this month I sent you an email in response to your email to me dated the 19th. In my email to you I attached the email you requested from Bhakti Sudhira Goswami to me (Subject: An overdue apology). There were other points you raised which I also believe are deserving of attention but I could not do so and reply to you fully in the time at hand. Thus, the email I sent you on the 21st. was only a small section of a much longer treatment I hope to complete regarding the issues you brought up. Due to time constraints I will have to serialize my response in order to offer… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “You should find such a guru . . . “”

Srila Giri Maharaja – Why don’t you learn to speak Russian, Spanish… ?

Why don’t you learn to speak Russian, Spanish… ?

Many times while preaching in countries, where these are the local languages, I have been asked why I don’t learn to speak Russian, Spanish, etc. The requests were made due to affection in the hope of bringing our talks to a more friendly and intimate level. I generally appealed to the common sense point that there are many different countries, many with their own language, and it was not practical for me to learn the language of every country where I desired to preach. Sometimes, after much insistance by devotees that I learn their local language,… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – Why don’t you learn to speak Russian, Spanish… ?”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “What is consciousness?”

On Jun 27, 2020, at 4:36 PM, a devotee wrote –

All gloríes to Guru and Gauranga

I am one of the Devotees of our Grace Govinda Maharaja, I currently am living in a small town in Iowa getting ready for college, and Guru Maharaja gave me my Spiritual name. I’m about to turn 42, because of my schizophrenia I had a misconception that consciousness had something to do with telepathy. The reason I’m asking you is basically you are one of the Acharyas, and a good one. I have seen you in videos and heard some podcasts. I really feel safe in my decision to take shelter of our Grace Acharya Maharaja and your holy… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “What is consciousness?””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “It will go away, like things go away.”

Dandavats.

I just heard this from Pres. Trump, speaking about the Wuhan virus: “It will go away, like things go away.”

Exactly! That was one of the wisest things I’ve heard anyone say to this point.

When will the rest of the world wake up to this fact:

mātrā-sparśās tu kaunteya
śītoṣṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥ
āgamāpāyino ’nityās
tāṁs titikṣasva bhārata

O son of Kuntī, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata,… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “It will go away, like things go away.””

Who is “the ācārya of the present Gauḍīya-sampradāya.”?

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas to each of you.

Who is “the ācārya of the present Gauḍīya-sampradāya.”?

I read something this morning that was very interesting, funny and provided a look “behind the scenes” as Srila Prabhupada discussed with his disciples how to deal with his Godbrother Sripada Tirtha Maharaja. Other Godbrothers were also mentioned, including Srila Sridhara Maharaja, in passing.

I pray this finds each of you in good health and spirits.

Yours,

Swami B.K. Giri

Room Conversation

Type: Conversation
Date: Jan. 19, 1976
Location: Māyāpur

Prabhupāda:Read More... “Who is “the ācārya of the present Gauḍīya-sampradāya.”?”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Confidential Knowledge” continued.

On Jun 15, 2020, Tom wrote:

Dear B.K. Giri Maharaja,

Please accept humble obeisances.

I would like to apologise for my unthoughtful request, and thank you for your well-aimed response, giving me pause to reflect hopefully more deeply than before.

With gratitude,
Tom

On Jun 15, 2020, Sripada Giri Maharaja replied:

Dear Sriman Tom,

To reply in the same coin as “your well-aimed response”, I thank you for your carefully calibrated one. Unfortunately, in my experience, most persons would have taken offense to my reply and run away rather than look deeper to find the validity in it. I am happy to see your… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Confidential Knowledge” continued.”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Confidential Knowledge”

On Jun 14, 2020, Tom wrote:

Dear Sripada B.K. Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I am writing to you with the hope that you may be able to help me find a particular commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita by your Gurudeva, BR Sridhara Maharaja, in which he describes the escalation of confidentiality shown by the word guhyam, which culminates in verse 18.66 with sarva-guhyatamam.

While I seem to remember him presenting this development by examining how guhyam was used in three different instances, I’m unable to remember in which of his books I read this, and cannot easily go through… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Confidential Knowledge””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “A picture worth a thousand words.”

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… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “A picture worth a thousand words.””

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

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… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Advice sought & given.””