Srila Giri Maharaja “To Err is Human, to Forgive, Divine – The Impersonalist’s Conceit, the Preacher’s Dilemma”

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Reflections on the second anniversary of the disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundara Govinda-deva Goswami Maharaja.

On this occasion there have, no doubt, been many demonstrative expressions of regard intended to provoke affectionate remembrance of His Divine Grace and to placate those who are prone to accept the soothing tune of the talented musicians practiced in the art of seduction by the means of playing intoxicating melodies on the strings of the hearts of naive souls whose samskara inclines them to be disposed towards conclusions derived from poor discriminatory faculties. I was reminded of this when I chanced to see a photo of many sannyasis titled as Sri Sannyasi-varga. They were clustered together in Navadwipa for a group photo taken near the time of Sri Gaura Purnima.

In past years I would have seen such a photo and felt great happiness to see those who I appreciated as important preachers of Read More...

“To Err is Human…” – A Reader Responds (V. Das)

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Dear Maharaja,

Please accept my dandavat pranams. I apologize for not replying sooner to your e-mail.

I just want to take a moment to thank you for your recent “To err is human” post.

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada knew that many of his disciples would be tempted to revert to their “hippie” samskaras. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada similarly warned, “When our men will become sahajiyas, they’ll be more dangerous.”

Under the shelter of a mahabhagavata, a disciple may mask still-latent tendencies in order to have his seva accepted, and a merciful guru may for the disciple’s benefit accept seva even when it is tinged with material motivations. However, when the acharya departs, a new time of testing begins. Without having Read More...

Subjective Evolution of Consciousness— Darwin’s Missing Link

by Swami B.K. Giri

Dear Sriman Muralidhara Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I appreciate your timely response and hope you will excuse my belated one.

I am preparing a new edition of Subjective Evolution of Consciousness and was thinking to use that quotation either as a sub title or a blurb describing the book. The book is currently out of print and I believe it is one of the most useful tools at our disposal for establishing the supreme role of consciousness as the instrument not only of evolution but of origin over any mechanistic model.

This fact is very akin to self-evident. Therefore, I have no sympathy for Darwin who’s religious background, regardless of how inadequate it may be, offered sufficient support for understanding that only God can create anything, Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja’s Appearance Day (2/25/12) Part 1/2

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This recording was made on the Holy Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaj at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Oaklyn, New Jersey, USA

Srila Giri Maharaja’s Appearance Day (2/25/12) Part 2/2

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Srila BS Govinda Maharaja “The Voice of Sri Chaitanyadev”

Srila Govinda Mahraja, Gaura Purnima 2006

anyera hṛdaya—mana, mora mana—vṛndāvana
‘mane’ ‘bane’ eka kari’ jāni
tāṅhā tomāra pada-dvaya, karāha yadi udaya,
tabe tomāra pūrṇa kṛpā māni

The illusory environment is always attacking and disturbing the jīva-souls in so many ways. But Prabhupād Śrīla Bhakti Siddhānta Saraswatī started the cleansing process, like Guṇḍichā-mārjjan,the cleansing of the Lord’s Temple. This was his first work in this world.

The heart must be made like Vṛndāvan. It won’t do to keep a jungle in the heart. Many disturbing elements are in the jungle, but there is nothing like that in Vṛndāvan. Everything in Vṛndāvan is perfectly pure. So we must worship the Supreme Lord purely. To mix with māyā for our sense pleasure and invite God in our heart Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “The Second Initiation of Madhulekha D.D. (1/28/12)”

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Srila Giri Maharaja “The Second Initiation of Madhulekha D.D.”

This recording was made in Salem, Oregon at the Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram.

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