Jagadananda dasa “All glories to you and wishing you a very happy Sannyasa day!”

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From: Jagadananda dasa
Subject: Humble wishes today
Date: November 30, 2018 at 5:15:33 AM EST

Dear Srila Giri Maharaja,

I offer my humble obeisances unto you, your Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja , who is very dear to Lord Krsna, having taken shelter of His lotus feet

All glories to our param gurus Srila Govinda Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Swami Maharaja. All glories to you and wishing you a very happy Sannyasa day!

Your Divine Grace has been so tolerant and accepting of this lowly jiva even though my faults are many and my ignorance is vast. You have taught me so much since I took shelter at your lotus feet. I am very grateful and incredibly fortunate that Krishna sent you as my spiritual master.

There is no other guru, only you. Your knowledge is only Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Kundalata Devi’s transcript omissions.”

Date: 11/14/18

Dear friends,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Or, does coincidence play a larger role in our lives than we might expect?

Following up on a Facebook notification I read Srimati Kundalata Devi dasi’s Fb post of “extracts” of two transcripts on Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day. We posted the same transcripts. I wrote the following intro to our website post which was emailed to Prabhu Uddharan to post on our website on November 10, 2018 at 4:06 PM, two hours before Kundalata Devi’s post:

11/10/18

What follows below are excerpts of transcripts compiled by Sriman Paramananda dasa (UK). In these excerpts Srila Sridhara Maharaja speaks with affection about His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “My Interest/Disinterest”

Date: 11/3/18

Dear Sriman Nila Madhava dasa,

Please accept my blessings and well wishes.

I have received your last two emails and noted the contents.

Overall your questions that bore the appearance of sincerity interested me until you muddied the waters by proclaiming they are, in some sense, rhetorical (“In one sense my question to you was rhetorical.”). On the other hand, your “thoughts” (Thoughts on “The “Guruless Disciple”), opinions and manipulative tactics (“I want to make sure that my words are not misrepresented and nor would I want to misrepresent you or anyone else should I choose to publish correspondence.”) disinterest me and, in the latter case, are very unappealing.

In your email to me — Subject: Thoughts on “The “Guruless Disciple” — you Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day talk.”

11/10/18

What follows below are excerpts of transcripts compiled by Sriman Paramananda dasa (UK). In these excerpts Srila Sridhara Maharaja speaks with affection about His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the day of his disappearance, 1982. Prabhu Paramananda sent the transcripts to me a few days ago with the suggestion we post them for the satisfaction of our Divine Masters and others whose hearts will surely be touched by the reading of these holy pastimes. I hope to announce the posting of the full transcripts in the near future along with many others we recently received.

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Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: Your Gurudeva [Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada] also visited here, and before, after, first Read More...

Sriman Uddharan dasa – “Prasadam was simple but very tasteful, satisfying and happy”

Dear Sripada Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Today Srimati Lilavati Devi and I spent the morning cooking, worshipping and reading for Srila Sridhara Maharaja on this his Divine Appearance Day.

Please see pictures of the small offerings as evidence.

Prasadam was simple but very tasteful, satisfying and happy.

I am now out doing money collection and will be home late this evening.

We are both well and praying to become the humble servants of the Vaishnavas.

Yours

Uddharan dasa

Srila Giri Maharaja “Choosing a Guru”

Date: 11/2/18

Dear Sriman Nila Madhava dasa,

Dandavats.

I think you know what I mean. For example, [of] late one recent non-ISKCON acharya has admitted to sexual misconduct with a female disciple. Is the misconduct to be ignored? Chalked up to ‘api cet su duracaro’? Is he to be disregarded?

(I assume “sexual misconduct” and “misconduct” are terms used to soften and minimize the actual term that should be applied to the conduct. That term is: “illicit sex.”)

He should be completely disregarded. I would run away from him; fast and far.

It is most unfortunate you feel you have to ask these questions. It is unfortunate for two reasons. One; you have been reading Srila Prabhupada’s books for several (if not many) years and associating with his apparent devotees and Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “I can’t make you do what you won’t.”

Date: 10/28/18

Dear Sriman Soodarsan Krishna Das,

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

I have read you email, letter [attached below] and accompanying attachments and noted the contents.

I also forwarded the same with my comments to some of my close associates. A copy of that email is attached below my signature.

I have discussed all these matters at length many times with many devotees. My conclusion is this: no outside solution is possible; neither is it desirable.

I have offered my help many times to Acharya Maharaja and others who Srila Gurudeva directly selected to help him look after the Indian Maths. My help has always been utterly rejected with little or no attention to the reasonableness of it. Even when I pointed directly to Srila Read More...

Friday 2nd November 2018 – Appearance of Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 124th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja which will take place at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at the SCSM Global Center in the UK.

Please click this link to see and hear Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja speaking on this most auspicious occasion in 2007.

This festival will include Nama sankirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Vaishnava … you can approach directly.”

Date: 10/3/18

Dear Mr. Ross,

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

Please let me know if it is possible to approach a Vaishnav through you?

This is not a question I can answer for you. The answer is dependent upon your faith.

I have accepted three great gurus as my initiating and principal instructing spiritual masters. My initiating guru is Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. My principal instructing spiritual masters are Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja and Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja. The latter, Srila Govinda Maharaja has ordered me to give initiation to those I consider to be sincere seekers.

I could say “Yes.” to your question because Srila Govinda Maharaja has expressed his confidence in me that I am a suitable person to connect sincere souls Read More...