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 Divine Grace, Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara-Deva-Goswami Maharaja.

Gaura Haribol!

Srila Giri Maharaja – “I welcome brutal honesty”

My dandavats to you Sriman Uddharan dasa.

To be brutally honest, Lilavati Devi and I think the article by Jagadananda Prabhu is a difficult read even with your corrections.

As Lilavati said “it is not succinct enough and doesn’t flow.”

A little “bombastic” I would add.

Then, following the line of being “brutally honest”, I don’t see how you could have written this to me just three days before (4/14/20), which pertained to the same article:

A few typos corrected otherwise okay.

Please explain how there could be such a vast disparity in your opinion.

Also, I had written to you:

Attached below please find “COVID-19_ The Krishna Karuna Virus” as edited by you with my additional remarks.

Please look them over. Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “in remembrance of our Divine Masters”

Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa Adhikari.

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

“You cannot see me dancing, but in my heart I am dancing.”, so said Srila Sridhara Maharaja upon hearing the approach of the nagara sankirtana party as it returned to his Math. Likewise, reading your response to my email immediately caused me to dance very happily within my heart.

I was also very happy that you caused me to remember this talk of Srila Govinda Maharaja:

Student: If I act in a bad way, no nice, avaiṣṇava way, can the devotees chastise me and tell me, “No no. You should act this way.” They can do that? They can correct me?
Mohanānanda Prabhu: What Prabhu is asking is if he is behaviour, his etiquette, is Read More...

Uddharan dasa – “Krishna Karuna virus”

On Mar 28, 2020, Uddharan dasa wrote:

Dear Sripada Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Will you please post the letter below my signature?

The post is now done.

I pray all is well with you and all residents of our UK ashram.

All is well in the UK ashram. The spring is arriving and we are taking yellow flowers from the garden to worship our Deities.
Lilavati Devi is planting potatoes today and I have been painting and repairing fences.

At least this is one place in the UK where there is no fear of Coronavirus and it is not being chanted on a daily basis.
To refer to it, we have adopted your brilliant devotional idea and call it the Krishna Karuna virus.

he krishna karuna-sindho dina-bandho jagat-pate
gopesa gopika-kanta radha-kanta namo ’stu te

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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...

Sri Vyasa Puja Offerings from Sriman Jagadananda dasa & Family.

Date: 2/27/20

Dear Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja

We are at your lotus feet offering our most humble obeisances.

All glories to our param gurus Srila Govinda Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Swami Maharaja. All glories to you and we wish you a very happy vyasa-puja and pray to Srimati Radharani for many happy returns of this auspicious day!

I offer you my life and everything I own. It is all at your disposal to do as you wish. My wife, my children, and I wish to take this opportunity, as with each day, to rededicate ourselves to you and your divine mission.

As I gaze upon your picture on my simple altar, I’m reminded of how fortunate I really am to have you, Srila Giri Maharaja, as my guru maharaja. Although Read More...

Monday 3/9/2020. Sri Gaura-Purnima. Divine Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

We humbly invite you to participate in the grand festival of Sri Gaura-Purnima (The appearance day of Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the most magnanimous incarnation of Sri Krishna who appeared in this age of Kali to introduce Harinama-sankirtana — the congregational chanting of the Maha Mantra — as the most simple and sublime method for attaining love of God.) This day is also the beginning of the 535th Gaurabda year.

Celebrations will take place at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA as well as our SCSM Global centers in Bacoor, Philippines and the UK.

Festivities will include Harinama-sankirtana, readings from Chaitanya-caritamrta, discourses and prasadam.

Fasting is observed until moonrise when some light prasadam (anukalpa) is distributed so that we may Read More...