Srila Giri Maharaja – “A guru should not adopt the thinking of his disciples.”

Srila Govinda Maharaja once said to me, dismissive of something one of his disciples was thinking, “What does a disciple know?”

The spiritual master is worshiped with these words:

nikuñja-yūno rati-keli-siddhyai
yā yālibhir yuktir apekṣaṇīyā
tatrāti-dākṣyād ati-vallabhasya
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam

“The spiritual master is very dear, because he is expert in assisting the gopis, who at different times make different tasteful arrangements for the perfection of Radha-Krsna’s conjugal loving affairs within the groves of Vrndavana. I offer my most Read More...

“If they consider it is Kṛṣṇa’-upadeśa, then they’re at liberty to spread it anywhere and everywhere”

At the request of Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja I recently posted an article by Sriman Jagadananda dasa Adhikari entitled “Correction and Instruction”.
I asked Srila Giri Maharaja if I could also post his Holiness’s reply to his disciple concerning the submission for publication of this article.
I received this reply –

Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa Adhikari,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.

| May I post this reply to your disciple and If so what title should I use?

Srila Sridhara Maharaja has given the answer to your question.

81.12.02.A at about 30:00

“Yes, oneRead More...

Sriman Jagadananda dasa Adhikari – “Correction and Instruction”

All glories to my guru, Srila B.K. Giri Maharaja and my param gurus Srila Govinda Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Swami Maharaja.

On our journey toward Krishna Consciousness, we are bound to take some wrong turns. New situations arise daily and old habits are sometimes seemingly impossible to break. Simply put, we will make mistakes. None of us are perfect. But what we must remember is that with every mistake comes an opportunity. The opportunity to learn, mature and grow.

Our guru is a strict father. But a loving father. We are his spiritual children. And like all children we want toRead More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Forgetfulness—and Remembrance.”

Recently I heard this supposed poem, that contains no noticeable elements of a poem (or, if present, escaped my attention) such as meter, rhythm or rhyme:

Forgetfulness
        by Billy Collins

The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, 

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.

 Long ago you kissed the names of the nine muses goodbyeRead More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – Offering and Announcement for Srila Govinda Maharaja’s Avirbhava!

On the occasion of the celebration of the appearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundara Govinda-deva Goswami Maharaja, December 15, 2016 we are pleased to announce the posting to our website of 250 additional transcriptions of the audio recordings of his Divine Master, Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara-deva Goswami Maharaja.

Recently Sriman Paramananda dasa of the U.K. blessed us by delivering to us an amazing number of new transcriptions of Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s divine discourses. He sent us 250 transcripts, each painstakingly transcribed from original audio files availableRead More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “From your hands come very valuable jewels.”

In anticipation of our celebration tomorrow of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s avirbhava and a forthcoming announcement of a large number of new transcripts of Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s audio recordings being posted on our website, I thought he would be pleased to hear some auspicious news. I present it here for the satisfaction of the vaishnavas, Srila Gurudeva’s disciples, friends, servants and follows; for it is by their grace that such news will reach his ears.—Swami B.K. Giri

Email to Sriman Paramananda dasa of the United Kingdom.

Date: 11/25/16

Dear Sriman Paramananda dasa.

Please acceptRead More...

Thursday 15th December 2016 – The Grand 88th Appearance day celebration of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 88th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at the SCSM Global Center in the UK.

This festival will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.

The 35th anniversary of Srila Giri Maharaja receiving sannyasa from His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rashaka Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

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On this day 35 years ago, November 27th 1981, Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja received the holy order of tridandi sannyasa from His Divine Grace Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

Please follow this link to hear a talk given by Srila Giri Maharaja on 11/03/2007 entitled  “The First Western Sannyasa of Srila Sridhar Maharaja”