Another guru.


From: BK Giri
Subject: Another guru.
Date: June 2, 2013
To: Sriman Uddharan dasa
Cc: Srimati Lilavati Devi

Dear Sriman Uddharan Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Yesterday Prabhu Bimalananda said “I hope we will have another guru.” His meaning was, just as when my gurus disappeared I was blessed to get the shelter of another guru so, when I pass away, he is worried there may not be another guru to maintain the disciplic succession.

I told him it is Krishna’s and Mahaprabhu’s succession, it is eternally existing with Them. I also told him if … Read More...

Holy name from false guru?

Dear Sriman Rupa Vilasa dasa Adhikari,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I am working through your questions one by one as time permits. In order to supply the shastric quotations you asked for I have to do a little research for each of those items.

It has been some time since you wrote me. I have not forgotten you questions and will continue to compose my responses.

Below you will find what I have done so far.

I hope it will be helpful for you.

1. Will the holy name of Krsna be ineffective for a sadhaka if he had heard it or received it from a false guru?

False means not true.

A false guru cannot distribute …

For Srila Govinda Maharaja: Report of Russian Preaching

BKG St. Pete Arrival

From: Swami Giri

Subject: For Srila Govinda Maharaja

Date: November 7, 2000

To: Mahananda


Dear Srila Govinda Maharaj,

Please accept my most humble dandavat pranams in the dust of your lotus feet.

I have just completed my preaching tour of Russia and thought you  would like to hear some of the news.

As I mentioned in my previous email I received several invitations to visit different cities in Russia and the Ukraine. I also wanted to spend several days in Moscow since I have not had so much opportunity to meet with the devotees there in the past due to traveling so extensively to other places.… Read More...

Maryada-vyatikrama, stepping over the head of superior Vaishnavas


Surajit Basak wrote (read full discussion at our SCSM Facebook Wall):

“I am to acknowledge Sri Krishna and all those Vaishnavas who are co-equal”

Yes. So why don’t you do that?

Instead you started this discussion by opposing the statements of Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Govinda Maharaja who were simply reverberating the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness as presented by Sri Krishna Himself.

You chose to argue against the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness as given directly by Sri Krishna and His devotees who He considers to be more dear to Him than His own life.

Neither Krishna, nor …

“It’s good you are asking…”

The email below came in response to a question by one of my disciples regarding association. It is my prayer that all my disciples give careful attention to its contents by following the directives therein, while always remembering Sriman Mahaprabhu’s instruction “trnad api sunicena...

Swami B.K. Giri


Date: October 10, 2012

Dear Srimati Jadurani devi dasi,

Please accept my blessings and well–wishes.

I remembered the conversation that we had about ISKON and how you mentioned you were still friends, I think with a former editor, or maybe the present one, of Back


Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram, dissolved and withdrawn.


Status Upgraded to “Permanently Out of Service”

It is with great reluctance, sadness and disappointment that I accept the resignation of Sriman Radha-Syam dasa as the leader of our Ashram in Salem, OR.

In an email to me on March 17, this year, he wrote:

I’m not continuing in the position I’m in, regarding managing an ashram, I will continue to try and make spiritual progress, attempt to follow Srila Govinda Maharaja (which I have attempted), and formally point others towards the SCS Math in respect of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s appointing you, etc., if they are


The mundane cloud will be dispelled by the grace of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridharijiu.

SCSMG Deities 1
The email below was sent on 6/11/13. There was no response.

Dear Srimans Radha-Syam and Indra Bandhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Within the next day or so I expect to be posting the below blog in accordance with your desire, as I understand it to be, and as your actions and behavior deem appropriate.

It was my hope (and remains so) that, given some time, your hearts would soften and you would be able to again hear the Divine message of Sri Guru as it is given by guru, shastra and sadhu. You would then be able to divorce yourselves from the mundane cloud that has come to hide the shinning spiritual… Read More...

Radha Syam & Indra Bandhu launch surprise nighttime guerrilla attack on “Srila Gurudeva”!


…Then Run and Hide!


In the dead of night, Wed. May 29, just before the clock struck twelve, as he slept peacefully, unaware that his friends, under the cover of darkness, had already begun assailing him and, having just sent a conciliatory letter to them encouraging their devotional service, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja was attacked in typical guerrilla warfare style by two men living under his spiritual protection as the acharya of Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram.

The attack was coordinated by Sriman Radha Syam dasa who began referring to Srila… Read More...

“Sahajiya uses this formula…”


Srila B.R. Sridhara Swami
We must be very suspicious that ‘I have got devotion.’ That is independent. We cannot capture and keep it within my fist. Very subtle, as I am gross, very subtle, very efficient, and in all respects that is a higher thing. Only our self-abnegation and our humility can draw His grace towards us. Do you follow?
…We can never assert and say that I have got in my possession that higher thing. His grace extended may be withdrawn, any moment, any second. We are going to cast our fate to such infinitely uncertain