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… Read More...
The paper presented below was prepared by ISKCON’s GBC after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance and sent to all ISKCON temple presidents in 1978. I read the paper carefully at that time and was astonished to see that my Godbrothers apparently had so much knowledge of the matters presented therein. I remained puzzled, however, at how they had gained such insight and by the phrase “in consultation with higher authorities.” Who were these “higher authorities”? Years later I leaned “they” were Srila Sridhara Maharaja; the one from whom the GBC, at Srila Prabhupada’s direction, sought… Read More...
The disappearance of Sri Guru reveals a great many things to those whose diligence applied to studying the event is sufficient to catch them. The day of his disappearance is a time to memorialize the greatness of Sri Gurudeva. The days following his disappearance are a time for those who proclaim his greatness to walk through the purificatory fire sparked by the event. Some will be burned by the fire while surviving it, others will be consumed by it, a few will emerge in a brilliant pure golden form as an example for all to follow.
So there may be disturbances, rather, we may say it should
Our lineage is one of form breakers. Srimati Radharani is the Chieftess of that line. Sriman Mahaprabhu established Her as such, prepared the ground for Bhagavata-vidhi and revealed the supremacy of Radha-dasyam above all other transcendental relationships.
Srila Saraswati Thakura appeared as the modern-day reformer of Gaudiya Theism. He broke the form created by the imitationists by giving emphasis to preaching the precepts of Sri Rupa through a spiritually vital institution of his own creation. He then used it to collapse the false ego of the caste goswamis and brahmans… Read More...
We offer this for the pleasure of the devotees, with full gratitude to the Bengali translators for the portions in bold type completed during February 2013. Bracketed “[ ]” text and some edits by Swami B.K. Giri.
Please Note: All transcriptions such as this are more or less works in progress presented with the expectation of future corrections and simultaneously with the intent to satisfy the hearts of the devotees eager to have these great talks available in text form for study and research.
Much work has been done by many devotees to produce these transcripts. We do not know the names of every transcriber,… Read More...
Jayapataka Mj: After the departure of our beloved spiritual master we came to offer our respects to you as well as to hear your very esteemed upadesa on certain matters if you would be kind enough.
Srila Sridhara Maharaja: The gurudeva is mentioned in the sastra with an example. The sisya is like a lotus, and the gurudeva like the water around, just as in a pond or in a lake, gurudevas position is like water and Krsna is like the sun. As long as the lotus is floating on the water, the sun will give life to the lotus… Read More...
Note: an audio version of this discussion is available by clicking HERE
How does the soul first appear in this world? From what stage of spiritual existence does he fall into the material world?” This is a broad question, which requires some background information.
There are two classes of souls, jivas, who come into this world. One class comes from the spiritual Vaikuntha planets by the necessity of nitya-lila, the eternal pastimes of Krsna. Another comes by constitutional necessity.
The brahmajyoti, the non-differentiated marginal plane, is the source of infinite jiva souls, atomic
Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Govinda Maharaja,, in the 1950’s.
Srila Sridhar Maharaja: I was born at midnight, Saturday 10th October, 1895. Navami tithi (lunar day) under the same sign as lord Ramachandra. Krsna-paksha (dark moon fortnight). Sriman Mahaprabhu was also born on Saturday. I was the second child. The first was a daughter, but she died early, so Ram Kavach (a protective mantram and amulet) was given to my mother for the protection of the next child, that is, myself. So I was born after my mother took Ram Kavach. There were two thatched rooms, one of which was the maternity