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 happiness. The animator introduces the predicate “is not here, not here, etc.” but without the subject (Krishna).

Happiness cannot be found simply by illustrating what it is not. That Read More...

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 I have mostly avoided due to their being long on hyperbole and speculation, short on substance and discrimination.

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Srimati Lilavati Devi – Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Appearance Day

Dear Srimati Lilavati Devi,

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

We have received your service donation and I am very happy and heartened to hear the news of your program at our ashram there in the United Kingdom. What you have described are the bonafide practices taught by our Guru Varga. Such programs are certainly pleasing to our Divine Masters, Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Sri Krishna Chaitanya and assure us of being the recipients of Their continued blessings. Indeed, They have descended for the very purpose of establishing such programs for the benefit of one and all:

vande śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-
nityānandau sahoditau
gauḍodaye puṣpavantau
citrau śan-dau tamo-nudau

SYNONYMS
vande—I offer respectful Read More...

Calendar: 24th February 2019 – Appearance of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada.

Sunday 24th February, Krishna Panchami. The divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada.

For the satisfaction of the devotees we offer this link to Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura’s article titled “Organised Religion (Putana and Kamsa).”

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.

It is very kind of you to say.

What will 2,500 Rupees buy?

Let me tell you maharaj how things happen in India .
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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 to Krsna go on?” Generally they used to say, “No, no, I am directly concerned with Lord Krsna, and Lord Rama.” Then, when they went Read More...

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 us by the Facebook business model which is either too difficult or too time consuming for us to battle to a win, considering our limited manpower and resources.

As a result — for the time Read More...

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.

As I am ultimately responsible for this, I offer my most sincere prayer to Srila Govinda Maharaja and Srila Sridhara Maharaja to please excuse my offenses. If the images of any other Vaishnavas appeared Read More...

677 Transcripts of Srila Sridhar Maharaja Now Available!

Sriman Paramananda dasa in the U.K. has just sent us another treasure trove of transcripts of His Divine Grace Srila Sridhar Maharaja.

This brings our current number of transcripts of Srila Sridhar Maharaja to 677!

All of them have now been presented in a universal type font making the characters with diacritics much more portable, as they can now be easily converted into a great number of fonts for use in a wide number of digital and print formats and devices.

Come and take a look at the Transcript Page.

Srila Sridhar Maharaja Ki Jai!