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

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Pусский

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?”

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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...

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami “What Sridhara Maharaja Has Directed, … I Take It On My Head”

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82.03.03.C 82.02.03.C @ 11:40
Srila Govinda Maharaja reading Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja’s letter (in Bengali), written to him on Jan. 29, 1969.

What follows below is Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s translation of the  Bengali to English (underlined portions were read by Srila Govinda Maharaja but not repeated by Srila Sridhara Maharaja).]

Sripada Govinda Maharaja, you will know my obeisances to you.

Your letter dated the fifth [January] duly received.

What [Sripada] Sridhara Maharaja has directed, I took it on my head. I take it on my head.

[Pujyapada Sridhara Maharaja] He is my always well-wisher.

After the departure of Prabhupada [Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura] I should receive, I should accept his direction.

I got direction from him that I shall live in this country [America] Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Quid pro quo seva, asat sanga—other vital topics.”

Satya Hari dasa Adhikari

For a full chronological account of the events leading up to this email see: “The preceding chronology of our correspondence:” that follow the first email just below.

From: BK Giri
Subject: Interpreted?
Date: August 4, 2015 at 8:54:44 AM EDT
To: Sriman Satya Hari dasa

Dear Sriman Satya Hari dasa,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes in remembrance of my Divine Master.

[SHd wrote] It Does me great sorrow that you interpreted my email the way that you did.

Do you mean where I wrote “Prabhu, I’m sure you meant no harm with your request… “?

In other words, I interpreted your inappropriateness as being harmless, meaning innocent; but in actuality it was not innocent, you intended something harmful in the way you expressed yourself Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja: “Why Are You Contacting Me?”

On July 17, 2015, Sripad Tyagi Maharaja called Srila Giri Maharaja and told him, "I’m working under the direction of Sripada Acharya Maharaja and Sripada Janardana Maharaja."

Jayanta Krishna and Tyagi Maharaja
Sriman Jayanta Krishna in front and Sripada Tyagi Maharaja behind him (in saffron), “taking money and men, money and specially men to"* Sripada Acharya Maharaja and one of his rtviks, Sripada Janardana Maharaja.


To: Sripad Tyagi Maharaja
From: B.K. Giri
Date: 7/16/15

Dear Sripada Tyagi Maharaja,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranams.

Maharaja, I will try my best to answer all your questions [from email dated: 7/16/15]. I am a servant of the devotees and I am open to everyone, with some special sympathy for the disciples and followers in the line of Srila Govinda Maharaja. Whatever small wealth I have collected belongs to him. I am only a trustee charged with distributing it on his behalf, in accordance with his Divine Will.

For now, I have a couple questions I hope you will answer for me. There are no wrong answers. I would simply like honest ones.
Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Five Headed Brahma?”

Brahma

Date: Aug 20, 2015

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

Why did Shiva cut off the fifth head of Brahma?

Dear Valery Kishlaly,

You have been given some wrong information. The Brahma of our universe appeared with four heads, not five.

There are many nonsense books and ideas. We reject them. We accept the authority of books like those referred to below, Srimad Bhagavatam and Chaitanya-charitamrta.

SB 9.1.9

tasya nābheḥ samabhavat
padma-koṣo hiraṇmayaḥ
tasmiñ jajñe mahārāja
svayambhūś catur-ānanaḥ

Word for word:
tasya — of Him (the Supreme Personality of Godhead); nābheḥ — from the navel; samabhavat — generated; padma-koṣaḥ — a lotus; hiraṇmayaḥ — known as Hiraṇmaya, or golden; tasmin — on that golden lotus; Read More...

Required Reading: Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura’s “Organised Religion (Putana and Kamsa)”

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Presented below is Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura’s article titled “Organised Religion (Putana and Kamsa).”

I say it is required reading in the hope of drawing the attention of our readers to two important points explained in the essay that follows which, I pray, will facilitate the proper understanding of their meaning.

The first, found in the story of the killing of Putana, should slay for good a long-standing, unfounded criticism of our Gurdeva, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, by a Gaudiya devotee of some renown whose pen he mistook for a sword to be used to attack our jagat guru’s description of Krishna’s appearance.

Fortunately, the firefly’s criticism was scarcely seen or noticed in the light of Srila Prabhupada’s brilliant sun, whose only fault, Read More...