“Sentimentalists, sahajiyas and swooning”

 

Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja sent the below email to Uddharan dasa on the 21st March 2019

Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.

Today is very auspicious for we are just on the cusp of celebrating Sriman Mahaprabhu’s appearance.

I think I haven’t heard from you since asking you to post my email to Hrday Krishna dasa and assumed you might be facing some ill health or that your work had become so consuming it prevented you from posting the email. I assumed the same regarding your unusually late posting of our Sri Gaura Purnima celebrations.

Now I am very pleased… Read More... ““Sentimentalists, sahajiyas and swooning””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Dazed and Confused”

Date: 3/14/19

Dear Sriman Hrday Krishna dasa,

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

Prabhu, I have read the email you just sent me [Dated 3/13/19]. Because of the differences in our two languages there is some difficulty in fully understanding each other’s positions and perspectives.

As much as I can understand, however, you are living in a state of spiritual confusion with no clear direction for proceeding in the line of your Gurudeva, Srila Govinda Maharaja.

As a substitute for a clear path of devotional service under the guidance of a higher Vaishnava, you… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Dazed and Confused””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Interest in ‘new transcriptions.’”

Date: 3.3.19

Dear Sriman Hrday Krsna das,

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

Thank you for your inquiry regarding new transcriptions of Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s audio recordings.

You wrote:

“Soy discípulo de Govinda Maharaj, vivo en Caracas Venezuela Me interesan las nuevas transcripciones de Srila Guru Maharaj” (“I am a disciple of Govinda Maharaj, I live in Caracas Venezuela I am interested in the new transcriptions of Srila Guru Maharaj”)

I am not sure about which recordings you are referring to as you were not specific on that point.… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Interest in ‘new transcriptions.’””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “In My Timeline: Happiness Video”

“Happiness” from TrulyMind’s Video

Jivana Pavana put the video above in my Facebook timeline along with this comment “Award Winning Animator’s Short Film ‘Happiness’ is Absolutely Brilliant”

My comment—

The animation “Happiness” from “TrulyMind’s Video” is not “Absolutely Brilliant”. It is foolish.

For a thing to be “Absolutely Brilliant” it must accurately and fully represent the “Absolute”, which this video does not.

In addition, the predicate must follow a subject. The subject is “Krishna” because He is the only thing that can give … Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “In My Timeline: Happiness Video””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Twelve Hours to “Censored!’.”

Introductory notes:

In an effort to remove a great deal of junk that had accumulated on our Facebook sites I recently “unjoined” all the Facebook groups to which I had been joined. To the best of my knowledge I did not intentionally join any of these groups. One of the groups I “unjoined” was this one: “Srila Prabhupada’s Disciples, My Godbrothers & Godsisters.” I knew little about it except that within the last month or so I had a short exchange with Sripada Mahadhyuti Maharaja and, along other observations, developed a general opinion that the group was very similar to many others… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Twelve Hours to “Censored!’.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Mauritius is also cheating.”

Note: some names and places found in the original email have been changed to protect the innocent.

Date: 2/10/19

Dear Sriman Chinna Krishna Das,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.

I apologize for being so late with my reply to your last email. I hope you will find my response to be “better late than never.” I try my best to answer all my correspondence. Unfortunately I am not always able to do so in a timely manner. Your email directs us to some points of great interest. As a result, I shall attempt to address them below.

I am very thankful to you for this very beautiful response to my letter.Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Mauritius is also cheating.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Politics, parties, work, devotion.”

Dear Sriman Jagadananda dasa,

I do have one quick question. Yesterday I noticed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced that she will be going after the presidency in 2020. As I’m sure your Divine Grace is aware, she is a devotee. What are your thoughts on this?

I was not aware she is a devotee. Who is her guru?

I noted when we were preaching in South India, that whenever any gentleman who was a renowned devotee in a particular place approached our guru maharaja, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada, he used to ask such men, “Under whose guidance does your devotional service toRead More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Politics, parties, work, devotion.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – Preaching in the Red Light District… a disquisition on the Facebook environment.”

Facebook: A Macro Red Light District

On 1/24/19, disgusted by what I see posted by “devotees” on Facebook, which somehow appears in our “Timeline” and gets embedded in other places on our Fb pages, I wrote this to Sriman Gokulananda, hoping he could eliminate some of the grotesque clutter:

If it weren’t for the links to our website I think I might completely remove our presence from this red-light district [Facebook] comprised mostly of whore houses which profit from the seduction of those with both material and spiritual aspirations.

Unfortunately, much of this trash seems to be forced upon … Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – Preaching in the Red Light District… a disquisition on the Facebook environment.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Please forgive my offenses and accept my apologies.”

Dear devotees, friends and readers,

I recently noticed some very troubling images on our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Facebook page.

We use WordPress to produce our website (scsmathglobal.com) and have been using a feature it provides to automatically update our Facebook page with new posts made to the website.

The troubling images I refer to above were apparently cropped automatically (either by WordPress or Facebook) to fit some predetermined size or format. As a result I noticed some photos of our gurus appeared on our Fb site cropped in such a way that their heads were not visible.… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Please forgive my offenses and accept my apologies.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – One Class, Twenty-seven Minutes, Twenty-one Topics, All Problems Solved: Zero Doubts

What follows below is an excerpt from a class on Bhagavad-gita chapter 9, verse 34. It was delivered by His Divine Grace Srila Bhativedanta Swami Prabhupada on August 3, 1976 at his New Mayapura farm in France.

The following twenty-one topics were covered in their entirety in the short span of twenty-seven minutes.

Material happiness v. real happiness, love of Krishna v. mundane love, the “process” of Krishna consciousness, fall down, factory work, Krishna maintains His devotees, personal endeavor, no service is beyond your means, doing business, how to become free from material desires,Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – One Class, Twenty-seven Minutes, Twenty-one Topics, All Problems Solved: Zero Doubts”