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 words and it is sometimes true. I was very happy to see the photo of your altar along with your offerings of bhoga for it represents qualities we deeply appreciate and desire to cultivate. Read More...

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 words and it is sometimes true. I was very happy to see the photo of your altar along with your offerings of bhoga [ Read More...

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 you start saying this like four years ago?” But for the few remaining of you that are wondering why we did that, you saw this week why. You Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Dealing with the modern day Kamsas, Putanas, Kaliyas, etc.”

Date: Jan. 9, 2020

Dandavats Prabhu Gokulananda.

A phrase commonly heard from 2nd Amendment proponents/gun owners regarding the government taking their guns is “They’ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands.” It sounds good but the prying loose of guns from the hands has been going on for decades while the hands are still warm. As you know, in my opinion it will continue. So long as the guns are removed incrementally the government will get its way. In the end those who would resist to the point of death are few and far between, on the high side I would guess less than 5% of gun owners would fight to their death to keep them and I would be surprised if the number amounted to even one or two percent. Talk is cheap and easy when the consequences are distant.

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Srila Giri Maharaja – “Every endeavor suffers from some fault”

Date: Jan. 8, 2020

Dear Jagadananda dasa,

Please accept my blessings.

Try as I might, sometimes technology escapes me. My job requires it and I end up getting scolded quite frequently.

The four defects that characterize the conditioned souls:

Prabhupāda: Illusion, mistake, cheating, imperfectness [of the senses]. They are aware of the imperfectness of the senses. Still they are proud of their knowledge. This is illusion. [end]

technology escapes me

It escapes everyone. The great hoax of technology is that it will compensate for our four defects. It (technology) is a logical extension of science, which offers the same false hope. The plague of so-called science is confirmation bias, a subset of the cheating propensity that will never be eliminated from the supposed “scientific method.” Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Happy New Year!”

ŚB 7.9.14

तद्यच्छ मन्युमसुरश्च हतस्त्वयाद्य
मोदेत साधुरपि वृश्चिकसर्पहत्या ।
लोकाश्च निर्वृतिमिता: प्रतियन्ति सर्वे
रूपं नृसिंह विभयाय जना: स्मरन्ति ॥ १४ ॥

tad yaccha manyum asuraś ca hatas tvayādya
modeta sādhur api vṛścika-sarpa-hatyā
lokāś ca nirvṛtim itāḥ pratiyanti sarve
rūpaṁ nṛsiṁha vibhayāya janāḥ smaranti

tat — therefore; yaccha — kindly give up; manyum — Your anger; asuraḥ — my father, Hiraṇyakaśipu, the great Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “The imperfect & the perfect.”

My dear friends,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.
I want to share these photos with you. They are not perfect, far from it, but the devotional mood — of Srimati Lila Sundari Devi — reflected in them, as she is offering gifts to Srila Govinda Maharaja on his appearance day, is perfect.
“She is my guru. Her devotional mood is worshipable by me.” — Srila Govinda Maharaja

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Srila Giri Maharaja – “Do not follow every frivolous inspiration that appears in your mind.”

Date: 12/14/19

Chandramukhi Devi,

When chanting, the inspiration and words came and if it caused
any harm, please excuse.

The mind is very difficult to control, but you must control it. Do not follow every frivolous inspiration that appears in your mind.

If you have any serious point to make or question to ask of me you may do so. Otherwise, consult your guru about the difficulty you have controlling your mind.

Sincerely,

Swami B.K. Giri

On Dec 14, 2019, at 5:55 PM, candramukhi dasi wrote:

Hare Krsna, Jaya Sri Guru and Gauranga! Dandavat pranams.
When chanting, the inspiration and words came and if it caused
any harm, please excuse. Radhe Radhe!

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 3:07 AM Info @ SCSM Global wrote:

Dear Srimati Chandramukhi Devi,

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Sril Giri Maharaja – “Srila Sridhara Maharaja, another Vyasa.”

Date: 10/17/19

Dear Sriman Paramananda dasa,

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

I received both your recent emails with 62 new transcripts & quoted slokas.

I forwarded all to Sriman Gokulananda to post on our website.

Srila Sridhara Maharaja produced an amazing body of work in both quality and quantity.

Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura mentioned the theory that the Bhagavatam was the work of several “Vyasadevas” who each added to the text in succession rather than just one original Vyasa of 5,000 yrs. ago producing the entire work.

Accepting that theory, Srila Sridhara Maharaja would have to be included as another of those Vyasas.

ŚB 1.1.2

dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo ’tra paramo nirmatsarāṇāṁ satāṁ
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Srila Giri Maharaja – “friends may turn into foes”:

Date: 10/22/19

Dear Sriman Damodara dasa,

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

After some time, I listened to your lectures and distributed them. Then my friends attacked me, threatened hell, etc.

We must follow the Absolute Truth wherever He leads us. He wants and demands that His devotees will not compromise their surrender to Him in any way. This often means, as Srila Sridhara Maharaja stated it, “By His will, friends may turn into foes, and foes may turn into friends.”:

Friends may be converted into foes, and foes may be converted into friends. But I must stick to my ideal. By His will, friends may turn into foes, and foes may turn into friends. But in my progress, some elimination and some new acceptance, Read More...