Вопрос: “А преданные Кришны Живут на Шива-локе?”


English Version

Дата: 20 августа 2015

Следующий вопрос был размещен на странице “Контакты” Валерием Кишлалий:

Правда ли, что преданные Кришны живут на Шивалоке?

Уважаемый Валерий Кишлалий (Вайкунтха Нама дас),

Нет, это не правда!

Пожалуйста, откройте Бхагавад-гиту и читайте в главе 9, стих 25. *
Затем, читайте Б.Г. 8.8, Б.Г. 9.34 и Б.Г.18.65.

С уважением,

Кореспондент – секретарь.

* Б.Г. 9.25

янти дева-врата деван
питрин янти питри-вратах
бхутани янти бхутеджья

Sunday 6th September 2015 – Sri Krishna Janmastami Grand Festival Celebration.


Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees at our centres, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, New Jersey USA, SCSM Global Ukraine and SCSM Global UK, in the grand festival for Sri Krishna Janmastami on Sunday September 6th, 8pm – 12am midnight. Complete fast all day until midnight (then no grains).

You are also invited to attend Sri Nandotsava and Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupada’s Appearance Day celebrations the following morning on Monday 7th September.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page. For your satisfaction we offer this video of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s talk on Janmastami day 2008.

Srila Giri Maharaja “Calendar/Tulasi Story – You Draw Nectar”


From: Giri Maharaja
Subject: Calendar
Date: 4/15/2000
To: Sriman Mahananda dasa B.R.

Dear Mahananda Prabhu,


I was looking for the Math Calendar. As usual I was probably looking in all the wrong places. Is it available for download somewhere? I’ve been using the ISKCON calendar which is calculated for our local time but of course it is not as complete in other respects as our own Math calendar.

Perhaps you could also fill me in on the practices for different festival days as they are followed at the Math there in Navadwipa. For example, I am accustomed to fasting till noon on the appearance day of my direct gurus such as Srila Sridhara Maharaj. I do likewise for Srila Bahktisiddhanta and Srils Bhaktivinoda Thakur. How far do we carry this out? Is it also done for Srila Gaurakishora, Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Thoughts On Christianity – A 1999 Letter to My Brother”

BKG, Russian Train

From: Swami Giri
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 1999
To: Gokulananda das
Subject: Thoughts on Christianity

Dear Gokulananda,

One of my brothers wrote to me very enthusiastically promoting Christianity. I responded with one very mild letter to which he replied with many quotations from the Bible, and so forth. This was my last letter to him after which I have not heard anything further from him in over a month. He did call me after receiving it to tell me it was “very interesting” and that he would reply, but then nothing. I thought you might also find it interesting and wonder if you think it is appropriate preaching for such persons. Especially the questions at the end. How do you think Rita would respond to such ideas?

Dear Steve,

I read with interest your reply to

Srila Govinda Maharaja “I Am Always Remembering Your Holy Self” (1997 Letter to Srila Giri Maharaja)


Dear Sripad B.K. Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my dandavat pranams in remembrance of our Divine Masters, Srila Guru Maharaja and Srila Svami Maharaja Prabhupada. I have duly received your letter of 14 March.

I am always remembering your holy self and your steady service. You are tolerating so much and trying with everything you have to distribute the very high conceptions of Srila Guru Maharaja. What can we do? We have no other way, we must tolerate and we will stand alone if necessary.


Шрила Гири Махараджа “Близко к Смерти”



Дата: 13/08/15

Уважаемый ____________,

Пожалуйста, примите мои благословения и добрые пожелания.

Я надеюсь, что ваше здоровье улучшилось.

Много раз я чувствовал, что я был близок к смерти, как вы чувствовали,  когда вы позвонили мне вчера. Мои молитвы в те времена были очень просты: “Мой дорогой Господь Кришна, я знаю, что Ты очень милостив к падшим душам. Я являюсь одним из них. Мой Гурудев очень дорог Тебе и Шримати Радхарани. Хотя я падшая Read More...

Question: “Do devotees of Krishna Live on Shiva Loka?”



Date: Aug 20, 2015

The following question was posted to our “Contact” page by Valery Kishlaly:

Is it true that devotees of Krishna live on Shivaloka?

Dear Valery Kishlaly (Vaikuntha Nama dasa),

No, that is not true!

Please open Bhagavad-gita and read Chapter 9, verse 25.*
Then read—Bg 8.8, Bg. 9.34 and Bg 18.65.

With respect,

Correspondence Secretary

* Bg 9.25

yānti deva-vratā devān
pitṝn yānti pitṛ-vratāḥ
bhūtāni yānti bhūtejyā
yānti mad-yājino ’pi mām

“Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.”

Srila Giri Maharaja “Joy, Joy, Joy and, Still More Joyful…”

BKG, Russian Train

To: Nabadwip das Adhikari
From: B.K. Giri
Date: 8/28/15

Dear Sriman Nabadwip Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

“Remembering those many years with Srila Prabhupada, Srila Sridhara Maharaj, and Govinda Maharaj always brings me great joy.”

It cannot be otherwise. My time serving Srila Prabhupada during his presence was very short, but we are told that sadhu sanga is so potent that even a moment’s association with such a great soul is sufficient to achieve perfection. In my case, perfection still seems almost unimaginable, but only almost. I can imagine it, because His Divine Grace has given me that hope. And, in what seems like only a few moments of his association, he planted another seed of hope; that even though he would not be physically present Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Should Goswami Maharaja Initiate in Navadwipa?”


From: BK Giri
To: Sripada Bhakti Vijay Trivikrama
Subject: A quick note

Date: July 11, 2011

Dandavats Maharaja,

I just “tried” to speak with Acharya Maharaja to talk to him about some of the things I just discussed with you.

Regarding Acharya Maharaja’s statement supporting Goswami Maharaja as an initiating guru in SCSM, Acharya Maharaja said, “Yes, he can do. Anyone can do. I have no objection. I am very broadminded.” In short, his remarks reminded me of your opinion on this matter.

I then asked him “Can Goswami Maharaja initiate in Navadwipa?” Then Acharya Maharaja completely changed his idea saying, “He would never do that. Gurudeva did not want that.” I tried to press the point further but he just kept talking over me and there were Read More...