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

Swami B.K. Giri

62 New Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!

We have added 62 new transcripts to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Media Archive!

The new transcripts have been added to the 5/1/83-10/1/83 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... “62 New Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!”

Srila Giri Maharaja “A Transcendental Competition”

To inspire interest in thoughtful analysis of ideas presented as Gaudiya siddhanta but are actually antithetical to it, which we must identify and confront on a regular basis during our preaching activities, I am introducing what Srila Prabhupada Swami Maharaja termed a “transcendental competition.”

“I understand from Karandhara that you will be setting up another ISKCON Press in Los Angeles to engage our New York Press in transcendental competition for printing my books. Competition and profiteering spirit are always there in the living entity. It is not that they can be artificially… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja “A Transcendental Competition””

63 New Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!

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

The new transcripts have been added to the 1/2/83-4/30/83 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 Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!”

59 New and Updated Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!

We have added 59 new transcripts to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Media Archive!

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.… Read More... “59 New and Updated Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!”

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
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677 Transcripts of Srila Sridhar Maharaja Now Available!

Sriman Paramananda dasa in the U.K. has just sent us another treasure trove of transcripts of His Divine Grace Srila Sridhar Maharaja.

This brings our current number of transcripts of Srila Sridhar Maharaja to 677!

All of them have now been presented in a universal type font making the characters with diacritics much more portable, as they can now be easily converted into a great number of fonts for use in a wide number of digital and print formats and devices.

Come and take a look at the Transcript Page.

Srila Sridhar Maharaja Ki Jai!

Transcendental competition: Who’s the Mystery Man?


In our post BSG | “I need your association.” we offered the chance to request a full copy of the email sent by Sripada Goswami Maharaja to me, Giri Maharaja. Among the requests we received was this one:

Your Name: Ramai
Your Email: [Redacted]
Message to the Secretary: Dandavat Maharaja. Send me a copy of Goswami’s email of apology

Although the name is listed as that of Ramai (Sriman Ramai dasa brahmachari) and the email matches with the one I have on record for him, I was highly doubtful that he would have much interest in this matter. Neither have I heard anything from him (that I can recall) for the past… Read More... “Transcendental competition: Who’s the Mystery Man?”