Srila Giri Maharaja – A “truly horrific mistake.”

(A brief curriculum vitae of Mr. Deace may be found here: “Gorillas Also Have Souls”)

Date: 1/28/18

Dear Mr. Deace,

At the very beginning of your Podcast Ep217 which you call “Theology Thursday” you corrected an error you made related to a mundane event (“the senate map”) in your remarks of the previous day (1/24/18). Addressing this you thanked Chris Gandolfo: “So, thank you for bringing that to my attention Chris… and that correction is duly noted. Cause that’s a pretty big mistake, obviously . . . And when we do make mistakes we kinda like to make our corrections at the outset of a show rather than fine print at the very end when nobody’s paying attention.”

What you called a “pretty big mistake” is insignificant in comparison to the theological Read More...

Monday January 29th 2018 – Appearance Celebration of Sri Nityananda Prabhu (Fast until noon)

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees and friends at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA  and the UK center, in the grand appearance day celebrations of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. The festivals include kirtan, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

For your satisfaction we offer this this link to an audio recording of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s talk on Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Appearance Day from February 24, 1994.

Srila Giri Maharaja – A statement… “which could hardly be more false”

Date: 1/13/18

Dear Mr. Deace,

Please accept my warm greetings and well-wishes.

During CRTV episode 206, you spoke something untrue at 19-20 min. into the show. At that time you said this:

“The idea of a personal God, the idea of you having a personal relationship with him and you being made in his image, the imago Dei does not exist on planet earth outside of the Judeo Christian worldview and that is why you can find ways to syncretize every belief system except the Judeo Christian one because it is, shall we say, set apart from the rest of the world views on planet earth.”

I expect this statement of yours, which could hardly be more false, was an unintentional mistake. As such, I hope you will correct it very soon after reading the evidence of your mistake which I supply below.

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Srila Giri Maharaja – “2018, an auspicious beginning.”

Date: January 1, 2018

Dear Sriman Suresh Durgam dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

By Srila Gurudeva’s grace we are pleased to acknowledge your service donation in the amount of $50.00. It is an auspicious beginning for the new year as it reminds us of our commitment to the seva of our Divine Masters; their devotees, Deities, Maths and Mission.

Almost immediately after my receiving sannyasa from Srila Sridhara Maharaja your kindness upon me helped me to further realize Krishna is our only true friend, protector and guide. He reveals Himself as such through His devotees, such as your good self, in ways as mysterious as that which introduced me to you and has kept us as long time friends. Now, thirty five years later, it is wonderful to see the Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Open letter to Sripada B.N. Acharya Maharaja”

Date: 1/5/18

Dear Sripada Acharya Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

Since the time of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s disappearance I have been very unhappy and disturbed to see the activities of those who opposed Srila Gurudeva’s decision naming you as his successor Sevaite President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwipa and the Indian group. I have some idea also, from considerable personal experience, how much you must have struggled to regain your rightful position.

Recently I was informed of an article written by Sriman Hasyapriya dasa which outlines a reconciliation between yourself, Sripada Paramahamsa Maharaja and others who had behaved very badly by opposing Srila Gurudeva’s direction with respect to the position (described Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Good for Sripada Paramahamsa Maharaja”

1/3/2018

Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa Adhikari,

My dandavat pranamas to Your Grace.

I just read your news about the Indian Maths (included below my signature).

Good for Sripada Paramahamsa Maharaja, Sriman Mahadeva and those others who have realized their grave errors in opposing Sripada Acharya Maharaja as the rightful heir to the Navadwipa Math and the Indian group of Maths and are now working to remove Sripadas Nandana Maharaja and Chaitanya Giri Maharaja who, according to Srila Govinda Maharaja, they left Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s sampradaya when they went outside of it to take sannyasa from Srila Puri Maharaja.

Paramahamsa Maharaja and associates seem to have realized on their own, and by Srila Gurudeva’s grace, that their actions were inappropriate. Contrast that with Sripada’s Read More...

“Vyaso vetti na vetti va” Vyasadeva may know the meaning of the Vedas, or he may not know Their meaning.

The following is an email correspondence concerning the subject –

“Books locked up?”

12/13/17

Dandavats.

The email I just sent responding to information on sending books to Croatia makes me think Acharya Maharaja & company no longer have access to all the books Madhusudana Maharaja kept locked up for so many years demanding full retail price, regardless of the quantity ordered.

Since anti-party 3 (AP3) (see footnote below signature) has control of the (Nabadwipa) Math, I expect they also have control of all the books stored there.

Maybe they would sell us large quantities at a reduced price?

But would we trust them to actually send us the books we ordered/paid for???

Swami B.K. Giri

AP3 is the party led by Sripadas Nandana Maharaja & Chaitanya Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Srila Gurudeva’s Biography (II)”

“It is not so easy to be a Shukadeva or a Krishna dasa.”

Date: 12/10/17

Dear Bhaktin Shylaja
C/O Srila Prabhupada Awareness team,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

You wrote:

“We are a group of devotees from South India working with the objective to increase awareness and appreciation of Srila Prabhupada; through His biographies written by your god brothers or god sisters. You are certainly glorious for being one of the rare recipients of Srila Prabhupada’s nectarean association during his physical presence. . . . We started this project in mid-2012, where few of us got together and indexed more than 45 biographies written on Srila Prabhupada by various devotees. . . . we are trying to increase Prabhupada’s Read More...

Tuesday 5th December 2017 – The Appearance day festival of Om Vishnupada Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 89th 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 Maharaja which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at the UK center.

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.

36th. Anniversary of Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja’s sannyasa initiation.

On the Gaura Pratipat day, during the month of Keshava, Gaurabda 495 (Friday, November 27, 1981), Srila Giri Maharaja received sannyasa diksha from His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Deva Goswami Maharaja. Giri Maharaja was the first westerner to approach Srila Sridhara Maharaja for sannyasa diksha and be accepted by him as his sannyasa disciple.

Prior to receiving sannyasa diksha Srila Sridhara Maharaja asked the then Kanupriya dasa brahmachari (a twice initiated disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja) “Are you prepared to go alone in the world?” and then “Can you preach to women?” Kanupriya dasa answered in the affirmative to both questions and his sannyasa initiation took place the next day.

The event occurred that year, according to the Sun calendar, Read More...