Wednesday 12th August 2020 – Sri Krishna Janmastami. Appearance of Lord Krishna.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate at the SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at our U.K. center in the celebration of the grand festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami on Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 8pm until 12am midnight. Complete fast all day until midnight (then no grains).

You are also invited to attend Sri Nandotsava and Thakura Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appearance day celebrations the following morning on Thursday 13th August.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our … Read More... “Wednesday 12th August 2020 – Sri Krishna Janmastami. Appearance of Lord Krishna.”

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.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Generally the cover-up is seen as being worse than the crime”

On Jul 2, 2020, at 2:58 PM, Uddharan <uddharan@scsmathglobal.com> wrote:

Dandavats Sripada Giri Maharaja,

Now I am not so sure about posting “Who is the ācārya of the present Gauḍīya-sampradāya.”?

The references to Srila Sridhara Maharaja may be misunderstood by those with a poor understanding of Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental relationship with Srila Sridhara Maharaja.

Maybe, I could omit the references?

Uddharan das

On 3 Jul 2020, at 00:22, BKG @ SCSMG <bkgiri@scsmathglobal.com> wrote:

Dandavats Sriman Uddharan das,

Maybe, I could omit the references?

I would… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Generally the cover-up is seen as being worse than the crime””

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””

63 New Srila Sridhar Maharaja Transcripts Added!

We have added 63 new transcripts to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Media Archive!

The new transcripts have been added to the 11/1/83-12/31/83 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… Read More... “63 New Srila Sridhar Maharaja Transcripts Added!”