Sriman Navadwipa dasa Adhikari, one of my respected senior Godbrothers, who is responsible for the actual printing (press and pre-press work) of many of Srila Prabhupada’s and Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s books, has been expressing his hope for some time that we would revamp our website to bring it more up to date and current with newer designs and technology.
Concurrent with this request I have been urged by Sriman Gokulananda dasa Adhikari, the creator and maintainer of our SCSMG website since its inception, to do the same.
I am prone to blame others for my inadequacies and I take … Read More...
It is very kind of you to write to me addressing the issues you mention in your email.
My first thought while reading it was, “Devotees are so beautiful, humble, thoughtful and kind.” You did nothing to offend me, yet you were still concerned that you might have. That is a very rare quality in this world and you are blessed to possess it.
Srila Govinda Maharaja was speaking one time about our Srila Prabhupada and glorifying him for his humility. Although his Godbrothers abused… Read More...
There is a lot of disturbance in Kiev presently so maybe this has some negative affect on the devotees?
They should not be affected to any substantial degree.
Usually these things are very localized; city hall, government buildings, etc. Agitators collect around government symbols to show their opposition. We have a president whose only real work history was creating such agitation, so we have some experience in viewing how these things are done.
That Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj continually regarded Sridhar Maharaj as his advisor throughout his life is clear in the following letter written by him to one of Srila Sridhar Maharaj’s disciples, Sripad Govinda Maharaj. Concerned about his failing health, he had written Sridhar Maharaj asking whether he should continue living in the United States or return to India to live his last days in Vrindavan. After receiving Srila Sridhar Maharaj’s reply, he wrote: “What Sripad Sridhar Maharaj has directed, I take it on my head. He is my always well-wisher. After the departure… Read More...
Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate in the grand 85th Appearance Day Celebration of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharyya varyya Astottara sata Sri Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja.
This festival will include kirtan, discourses and other all-auspicious activities and will be held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math New Jersey.
Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.
It’s an astonishing story. If someone told you a story like this, you would not believe it. Here is this person, he’s seventy years old, he’s going to a country where he has no money, he has no contacts. He has none of the things you would say that make for success. He’s going to recruit people not on any systematic basis, but just picking up whomever he comes across and he’s going to give them responsibility for organising a world-wide movement. You’d say “what kind of program is that?” (Hopkins, 1983:127)
The softness of Lalita Devi also, is so much in the heart. Even if a very unqualified and ignorant person wants to serve Radha Govinda, Lalita Devi gives that chance to them also. She’s so merciful, more merciful than Radharani. And when she’s accepting someone, Radharani is happily accepting her service. Then our only hope, in the line of Rupa Goswami, is the satisfaction of Lalita Devi.”