Monday 3rd September 2018 – Sri Krishna Janmastami.

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 Monday 3rd September 2018 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 Tuesday 4th September.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our … Read More... “Monday 3rd September 2018 – Sri Krishna Janmastami.”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Suspicions are not Conclusions”

The following is the continuation of a discussion and email thread which was posted on our website as “Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”

On 8/9/2018 2:39 PM, Swami BK Giri wrote:

Dear Sriman Vrndavan das,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

As part of an introduction to our email thread [“Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”] posted on our website I wrote this:

That one point Vrndavan offered as a clear dispute with me is contained in this passage he wrote to me: “How did you conclude that I deviated from Them?”, where “Them” refers to his gurus. I have reread my email several… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Suspicions are not Conclusions””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”

Dear Readers,

On Aug 4, 2018 I wrote an email to Sriman Vrndavan das which I then posted on our website (See: “Truths: Hidden and Rewarding”). He responded with an email to me dated Aug 5, 2018 wherein he seemed to take umbrage with the entirety of my email, although I admit to being baffled as to the exact points of his disagreement with me except for one.

That one point Vrndavan offered as a clear dispute with me is contained in this passage he wrote to me: “How did you conclude that I deviated from Them?”, where “Them” refers to his gurus. I have reread my email several times searching for the passage… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Truths: Hidden and Rewarding”

Program with devotees in Odessa, Ukraine.

Date: 8/4/18

My dandavats Sriman Vrndavan das.

I’m happy to hear from you again after a long time

[You wrote to me:]

Let you think on this-
Nicholas Hagger’s books reveal truths that have been hidden, and are rewarding.

If you want to make progress in Krishna consciousness you will have to subdue your tendency to rely on mundane authorities. Their ideas have been classified by our Sri Guru Varga as those of the cheaters and the cheated. The ideas they promote are intended to cheat you. If you accept them you will be cheated.

Surely you did not take initiation… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Truths: Hidden and Rewarding””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Another fake challenge from Steve Deace?”

Date: 8/3/18

Mr. Deace,

Hare Krishna.

During your Podcast Ep. 338 you presented the following challenge:

@25:11 “because the only worldview The only one; pester me, bring me your emails, bring me your best arguments; i’ve held all your positions over my 45 years on this planet, and I frankly probably know your positions better than you do. So, bring them to me. Flood the inbox at Show me another worldview that can adequately explain why the world is the way it is, why we as a species, as human beings are the way we are, and what the solution to it is.”

You then say: … Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Another fake challenge from Steve Deace?””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “The guru-less disciple”

Date: 7/25/18

Dear Srimati Kamala Devi,

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

Again, I thank you for your email, your well-wishes for me and your considered thoughts and opinions.

As you have touched on topics reminiscent of those I have heard discussed by our predecessor acharyas, I am indebted to you for helping me recall their words. However, after carefully considering your points, I conclude most of what you say is wrong and, when it is right, it is for the wrong reason.

My reading of your two letters tells me you are another self-inflicted (by your own… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “The guru-less disciple””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “I am a complete nobody… “

Date: 7/18/18

Dear Srimati Kundalata Devi dasi,

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

I have felt troubled ever since reading this reply from you some months ago (3/30/18) to a post on my Facebook wall: “Who am I? I am a complete nobody… “ I began an immediate response on March 31 but, unfortunately, could not complete it to my satisfaction. But this phrase “I am a complete nobody” is one that does not sit well with me with respect to you; because it is not true. Expressions like this automatically establish the glories of Srila Guru Maharaja. He is so great that… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “I am a complete nobody… “”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadām”

“In this material world there is danger at every step (padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadām)”—Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, SB 10.6.1, Purport)

SB 10.13.13

tān dṛṣṭvā bhaya-santrastān
ūce kṛṣṇo ’sya bhī-bhayam
mitrāṇy āśān mā viramate-
hāneṣye vatsakān aham

When Kṛṣṇa saw that His friends the cowherd boys were frightened, He, the fierce controller even of fear itself, said, just to mitigate their fear, “My dear friends, do not stop eating. I shall bring your calves back to this spot by personally going after them Myself.”

In the presence of Kṛṣṇa’s friendship, a devotee cannot have … Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadām””

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?”

BSG | “I need your association”

The following is a portion of an email sent to Swami B.K. Giri from Bhakti Sudhir Goswami. Anyone interested may receive a complete copy by requesting it via our “Contact” page.

From: Bhakti Sudhir Goswami
Subject: An overdue apology
To: BK Giri

My dandabat pranam.

I have not felt well since our last conversation. [. . .]

I felt our many conversations were rewarding. There are many things I can actually only discuss with you. You have been there since the beginning and faithful throughout. I need your association.

You must know that I also highly value your camaraderie (tovarish) and affection. … Read More... “BSG | “I need your association””