Mass Murder: Cause & Cure

8/5/19

During the past weekend two more mass murder incidents occurred. This time in the USA, one in Dayton, Ohio and one in El Paso, Texas.

What is the cause and what is the cure?

Srila Prabhupada addressed both these points in the following conversation.

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Room Conversation with Lt. Mozee, Policeman

Date: July 5, 1975
Location: Chicago

Śrī Govinda [now Śrīpāda Nyasi Maharaja] : Lieutenant Mozee.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Yes. [indistinct]

Śrī Govinda: He’s with the Chicago police department, and he’s in charge of developing their relationship with the media. And I was thinking there could be nice discussion with him concerning your ideas about stopping crime.

Prabhupāda: Hmm? Yes. So I shall explain, or he will enquire?

Jayatīrtha: [to Lieutenant] Read More...

A Letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja From Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami (1955)

Dated: Sept. 16, 1955
Location: New Delhi
Letter to: Govinda Maharaja

His Holiness Sripada Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja
Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math
Kolergunj
P.O. Navadvipa,
Dist. Nadia (W.Beng.)

My dear Sripada Govinda Maharaja,

This morning I received two copies of your “Gaudiya Darshan” and I was very glad to see its appearance. When I was at Mathura I heard from Spd. Kesava Maharaja and so also I heard it from Spd Goswami Maharaja that His Holiness Sripada Sridhara Maharaja is going to publish “Gaudiya Darshan” and today I find it actually in hand. I cannot but offer my congratulations to your holiness. Because I know if anything has been done it is due to your energy. I can understand now why Sripada Sridhara Maharaja bestowed all his mercy upon you. He rightly Read More...

Photos from the Day of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s Tirobhava 2019

My dandavats. I thought you might like to see some photos taken on the day of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s tirobhava. Lila Sundari Devi collected a great number of apple blossoms from neighbors to use for decorating. There are two large vases like this, one on each side of the altar. Lila also collected many magnolia tree blossoms which were also used for offering/decorating.   Bhoga offerings included shaka (top of plate) collected from our yard. When Srila Gurudeva was here I prepared this for him fried in mustard oil with chili, mustard seeds, etc. and he liked it very much. Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridhari-jiu! Your servant, Swami B.K. Giri

Vyasa Puja Offering From Gokulananda das

Dear Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Dandavat pranams on the day of your appearance.

Srila Govinda Maharaja once said:

Everything depends on the mood of the devotee. Someone may go for collection, someone else may cook, another may clean, but everything depends on the individual’s mood whether it will be karma or bhakti. If someone will follow his Guru’s instructions in a surrendered mood, it will be bhakti, otherwise it will be pious karma. If anyone will follow the instructions of the Scriptures and Guru he will always receive a good result, but that is not necessarily bhakti. It is a big difficulty for everyone if they are not conscious of their purpose. Srila Guru Maharaja always emphasized the word ‘consciousness’-everything is living within Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “”As Their Hearts Melt, the Ocean of Mercy Expands …”

BKG St. Pete

Date: 5/13/16

Dear Sriman Jagadananda dasa,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes.

I pray all is well with you and the Math.

If you have time please let me know how you are and how everything at the math is.

By the grace of Sri Guru and Vaishnavas we are continuing our seva to Srila Gurudeva, as our capacity allows. During my life I have been very fortunate to have the association and confidence of faithful devotees who stand as examples of how to proceed along the path of Krishna Consciousness. I am most unworthy of such association and remain in constant awe that, despite my many shortcomings, I continue to be tolerated and accepted as their servant, friend and well-wisher. Standing so far distant from the ocean of causeless mercy of the Lord’s devotees, yet having been touched Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Where is Mr. Gosh?”

SSM - BKG Sannyasa

To: Kamala Krishna das
From: B.K. Giri
Date: Jan 21, 2009

Dear Prabhu Kamal Krishna,

My dandavat pranams.

Listening to the recordings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja today this appeared:

82.11.05.C_82.11.06.A @ 15:45

82.11.05.C_82.11.06.A

Srila Sridhara Maharaja – “One day Achyutananda interviewed with me and asked some question about the Holy Name, Divine Name, and I replied; and he took notes and “Back to Godhead” sent an article that there is mention of Charaka, Charaka Rshi, the ancient doctor; the medicine of Charaka. His example I quoted there… His opinion about epedemic. He has written a book, that when, in the name of justice, the court pleaders, advocates, they are supposed to help the justice. But when they, themselves, do injustice, Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Aparadha-bija, The Seed of Offense”

BKG folded hands

Dear Srimati Krishangi Devi,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes.

Nothing you presented is authoritative.

You are not a spiritual authority and Wikipedia is not a spiritual authority. It is foolish to offer the statements of either to support your views. No one will accept them.

At one time you wrote that you “highly respect” Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami, but actually you have become an offender to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and his gurus. In fact, you have become an offender to all those in the line of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura.

Because of your offenses you have fallen again into a hellish mentality under the control of maha maya and now consider the mundane to be spiritual and Wikipedia to be an authority on spiritual matters.

The Vedas are spiritual authority. Read More...

Шрила Гири Махараджа “Близко к Смерти”

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English

Дата: 13/08/15

Уважаемый ____________,

Пожалуйста, примите мои благословения и добрые пожелания.

Я надеюсь, что ваше здоровье улучшилось.

Много раз я чувствовал, что я был близок к смерти, как вы чувствовали,  когда вы позвонили мне вчера. Мои молитвы в те времена были очень просты: “Мой дорогой Господь Кришна, я знаю, что Ты очень милостив к падшим душам. Я являюсь одним из них. Мой Гурудев очень дорог Тебе и Шримати Радхарани. Хотя я падшая Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja: “Why Are You Contacting Me?”

On July 17, 2015, Sripad Tyagi Maharaja called Srila Giri Maharaja and told him, "I’m working under the direction of Sripada Acharya Maharaja and Sripada Janardana Maharaja."

Jayanta Krishna and Tyagi Maharaja
Sriman Jayanta Krishna in front and Sripada Tyagi Maharaja behind him (in saffron), “taking money and men, money and specially men to"* Sripada Acharya Maharaja and one of his rtviks, Sripada Janardana Maharaja.


To: Sripad Tyagi Maharaja
From: B.K. Giri
Date: 7/16/15

Dear Sripada Tyagi Maharaja,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranams.

Maharaja, I will try my best to answer all your questions [from email dated: 7/16/15]. I am a servant of the devotees and I am open to everyone, with some special sympathy for the disciples and followers in the line of Srila Govinda Maharaja. Whatever small wealth I have collected belongs to him. I am only a trustee charged with distributing it on his behalf, in accordance with his Divine Will.

For now, I have a couple questions I hope you will answer for me. There are no wrong answers. I would simply like honest ones.
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