Srila Sridhara Maharaja & Srila Swami Maharaja “Conversation March 1977”


Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in 1977.

Srila Sridhara Maharaja: The central principle of ISKCON philosophy is surrender, otherwise one will not be able to get to know the substance. Whatever you are seeing externally by means of your intelligence — that is not going to help you to become acquainted with the real substance.Srila Prabhupada: That Dr. Radhakrishnan [author and one-time president of India] was victimized by Western philosophy. He had no real understanding of Indian philosophy.Srila Sridhara Maharaja: No matter; up to whatever extent they go, ultimately they end up becoming the worshiper of the self. They think that they will become God. The geocentric philosophy is not heliocentric. Read More...

Srila AC Bhakti Vedanta Swami Maharaja & Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaja “The Guardian of Devotion”


His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja and His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada sharing the same Vyasasana at the opening ceremony of Srila Bhakti Vedanta Swami Maharaja’s Sri Mayapur Chandrodoy Mandir. At the lower left is His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja, who is now the President Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

In this photograph, Srila Govinda Maharaja is seen leading the kirtan by singing the Sanskrit prayer, Sri Sri Prabhupadapadma Stavakah, a devotional prayer to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad [the guru of both Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Bhakti Vedanta Swami Maharaja]. Read More...