Srila Giri Maharaja “Srila Prabhupada’s Stance: Vedic Authority Above Empiricism”


Date: 1/16/15

Dear Sriman Vrndavan,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

You Wrote: “I will be grateful to you if you could dispel some doubts that local devotees have in comments by your Gurudev (Swami Maharaj) where he says that the diameter of the moon is bigger than that of the sun.”

The first thing to know is that Srila Prabhupada has perfect faith in the authority of our scriptures. If anyone says “Swami Maharaja said… “, one thing or another, it is a challenge to his own position, which is this, “I am simply repeating what Krishna says.” Then, if Krishna, Vyasa, Shukadeva, Mahaprabhu, the goswamis, etc. said something and Srila Prabhupada is repeating it, the real challenge is not to Srila Prabhupada, but to the Vedic authority and disciplic succession he Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “…a Siksha Guru Parampara, Not an Acharya Board Parampara”

SGM and BKG Oct1995

From: Srila Giri Maharaja
To: Ranganatha dasa

Date: 1/6/15

Dear Sriman Ranganatha dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I don’t know if I can answer each of your questions to your satisfaction. Please be assured, however, that Sri Sri Guru and Krishna, residing within our hearts as caitya guru and as Paramatma are eternally with us and always ready to offer all help to the sincere seeker:

brahmanda bhramite kona bhagyavan jiva
gurukrsnaprasade paya bhaktilatabija
(C.c. Madhya 19.151)

By the grace of Sri Krishna one gets the guidance of Sri Guru. And, by the grace of Sri Guru, one receives direction from Sri Krishna.

Sri Krishna is our dearest friend:

suhrdam sarva-bhutanam
jnatva mam santim rcchati

and promises that all those who serve Him exclusively will attain peace and relief from Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja: “Setting the Terms for the Discussion”


To: Vrajanath das
From: Srila B.K. Giri
Date: 12/30/14

Dear Sriman Vrajanath Das,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Thank you for your reply.* At least I can see you have read Srila Gurudeva’s Last Will and Testament (“LWT”). Most of those discussing this topic seem to rely more on conjecture than Srila Gurudeva’s actual words as expressed in his Will.

While we may of necessity go outside Srila Gurudeva’s Will in order to understand it properly, for example to understand the definition of acharya, which is not defined in the Will; will you agree with me that we should accept and follow his Last Will and Testament as the single most important instrument he left us to guide our activities immediately upon his disappearance and thereafter, especially as it pertains to the acharyas Read More...

One Worldwide Acharya? Sriman Vrajanatha Seeks Clarity: Srila Giri Maharaja Responds

BKG folded hands

From: Vrajanath das
To: Srila B.K. Giri
Date: 12/29/14

Dandavats Maharaja.

I´m Vrajanath das from Mexico, on the past, we have here your good association on Govinda Maharaj world tour, even you were present in my house in Orizaba few hours with Gurudev and all the travelling party, on the way from Veracruz to Mexico D.F., do you remember ? Happy moments and days, isn´it ? I remember that Gurudev and you all enjoyed the mexican mangoes that were specially sweet and tastefull that time.

Anyway, I come to you to report that the following link is broken: .

I know that Gurudev apointed the Acharya Board as stated on the letter you are publishing, Gurudev appointed Acharya Board to Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “The Acquisition of Knowledge is Not Our Goal”

BKG folded hands

Date: December 24, 2014

Dear Sriman Dayardra Nitai dasa,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes.

I appreciate your very nice letter and have carefully noted its content.

I am pleased to know you arrived safely back in Altoona after your long nighttime drive.

I look forward to the opportunity to visit you in the future for some preaching programs at PSU. It will require some considerable preparation and expense to organize properly and I do not have those resources in hand at present. My current attention is towards preparing for my next visit to Ukraine and possibly Russia. There too, I would go immediately but for a broad range of responsibilities here that require my attention.

I recall you liked to hold your own kirtan programs. I encourage you to do this as much as possible. Now that Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Initiation of Dayardra Nitai Prabhu” 12/8/2014

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The initiation of Sriman Dayardra Nitai das by Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math was conducted on Srila Govinda Maharaja’s appearance day, December 8, 2014. After the ceremony, Sriman Gokulananda das and Srimati Lila Sundari devi offer some words of reflection and encouragement for the new initiate.

Srila Giri Maharaja “The 86th Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja” (12/8/2014)

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Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja speaks something in glorification of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda-Dev Goswami Maharaja on his 86th appearance day. Recorded at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math New Jersey on December 8, 2014.

Monday 8th December 2014 – The Grand 86th 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 86th 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 Centers in the UK and Odessa, Ukraine.

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.

“This is Heart’s Feeling-Sentiment” — a Letter from Srila Giri Maharaja


November 20, 2014

Dear ___________,

Please accept my humble obeisances and well-wishes in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

I have carefully read your four emails attached below and felt the need to give attention to them, even though you have suggested it is not necessary.

Srila Sridhara Maharaja has told us that every serving unit is an important player in the pastimes of Sri Krishna. You are one of those serving units and deserve encouragement in your difficult task of marching ever forward toward the supreme goal of life.

The problems, confusion and difficulties you mentioned in your emails are not trifling matters and occur with regularity in varying degrees with many persons in the line of Krishna Consciousness. As such, they have been dealt with extensively by our Sri Guru Varga. Read More...