A Letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja From Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami (1955)

Dated: Sept. 16, 1955
Location: New Delhi
Letter to: Govinda Maharaja

His Holiness Sripada Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja
Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math
Kolergunj
P.O. Navadvipa,
Dist. Nadia (W.Beng.)

My dear Sripada Govinda Maharaja,

This morning I received two copies of your “Gaudiya Darshan” and I was very glad to see its appearance. When I was at Mathura I heard from Spd. Kesava Maharaja and so also I heard it from Spd Goswami Maharaja that His Holiness Sripada Sridhara Maharaja is going to publish “Gaudiya Darshan” and today I find it actually in hand. I cannot but… Read More... “A Letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja From Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami (1955)”

Srila Giri Maharaja “Re-Search for Sri Krishna”

Date: 8/4/19
Subject: “Gaudiya Vaishnavism in the UK”

Dear Sriman Narada dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of my Divine Masters.
I have noted the contents of your email and offer the following reply.


I’m a devotee living in the UK and am about to embark on a year, or two, of research looking at Gaudiya Vaishnavism in the UK.

The sort of data collection project you have proposed does not interest me. Neither do I believe it is a worthy project for someone who calls himself a devotee and goes by the name Narada dasa. Surely your guru did not suggest you embark on
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Srila Giri Maharaja – “How do I join the movement?”

Date: 6/22/19

Dear Vedran,

You asked:

I came from Croatia. What do I need to join the movement in India?

It is a good question which I am happy to answer.

The “movement” you refer to is the preaching and practicing of Krishna Consciousness as they have been disiminated by Sri Krishna Chaitanya through His direct instructions and those of His most devoted followers, as enunciated in the teachings of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura.

Those teachings and practices fruictified, flourished and were further embellished by those I will refer to as our trinity of Gurus. They are: Srila Bhaktivedanta… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “How do I join the movement?””

63 New Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!

We have added 63 new transcripts to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Media Archive!

The new transcripts have been added to the 1/2/83-4/30/83 section.

Many thanks to Prabhu Paramananda for all his hard work on these transcripts.

We pray for the blessings of the vaishnavas to help us, as we find ourselves unable to keep up with the prolific output of Sriman Paramananda dasa, whose steadfastness in transcribing the recordings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja has yielded a tremendous body of work available to all those anxious to serve, absorb, utilize, taste and distribute the exquisite siddhanta of His … Read More... “63 New Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sripada Parvat Maharaja’s Passing”

Date: 6/16/19

Dear Devotees and friends,

This morning Sriman Uddharan dasa brought this to my attention under the subject “Passing of a vaisnava.”


— Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram website

Sripada Parvat Maharaja was a very dear friend to me. I knew him to be very demanding while maintaining a stance of wonderful humility and softness; qualities that are difficult to align.

Years ago I asked him to look after our New Jersey Math while I was visiting and travelling with Srila Govinda Maharaja. It was a big responsibility for which he had no obligation except as a favor to me. He happiy accepted… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sripada Parvat Maharaja’s Passing””

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sometimes we must stand alone”

(Preaching in Odessa, Ukraine 2014)

 

Date: 4/19/19

Dear Sriman Hrdaya Krishna dasa,

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

Yes, from time to time I can give classes on Sundays.
And yes, I quote my acaryas again and again, depending on the subject of the class.

While this is encouraging news, I am sure it violates the rules, laws and spirit the ISKCON GBC, as the ultimate ISKCON authority—both managerial and spiritual—promotes and demands of all those serving in ISKCON.

The preaching and guidance you are giving with reference to Their Divine Graces,… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sometimes we must stand alone””

59 New and Updated Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!

We have added 59 new transcripts to the Srila Sridhar Maharaja Media Archive!

Many thanks to Prabhu Paramananda for all his hard work on these transcripts.

We pray for the blessings of the vaishnavas to help us, as we find ourselves unable to keep up with the prolific output of Sriman Paramananda dasa, whose steadfastness in transcribing the recordings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja has yielded a tremendous body of work available to all those anxious to serve, absorb, utilize, taste and distribute the exquisite siddhanta of His Divine Grace, Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara-Deva-Goswami Maharaja.… Read More... “59 New and Updated Transcripts for the Srila Sridhara Maharaja Media Archive!”

Photos from the Day of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s Tirobhava 2019

My dandavats.
I thought you might like to see some photos taken on the day of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s tirobhava.
Lila Sundari Devi collected a great number of apple blossoms from neighbors to use for decorating.
There are two large vases like this, one on each side of the altar.
Lila also collected many magnolia tree blossoms which were also used for offering/decorating.
 
Bhoga offerings included shaka (top of plate) collected from our yard. When Srila Gurudeva was here I prepared this for him fried in mustard oil with chili, mustard seeds, etc. and he liked it very much.
Sri Sri Guru Gauranga
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Brexit – “A Vaishnava’s perspective”

Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja sent the below email to Uddharan dasa on the 12th April 2019.

My dandavats Prabhu Uddharan.

As a Yank I would probably do best to keep my mouth shut about Brexit. But the UK invites comment from people like me by keeping the subject alive at all costs. So then… ?

Perhaps you know this story told by Srila Prabhupada:

There is a nice instructive verse in Sanskrit. One saintly person was giving his blessings to different kinds of persons. So he first of all saw one boy, he was a prince, son of a king. So he blessed him, rāja-putra, “My dear prince,” ciraṁ jīva, “you… Read More... “Brexit – “A Vaishnava’s perspective””

Gaudiya Panjika “A calendar is a calendar”

Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja sent the below email to Uddharan dasa on the 2nd April 2019

Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa,

My dandavat pranamas to you.

As I mentioned when we spoke on Sunday, I had already begun a reply to your email. It is included below, even though we have already discussed most of the points.

I have at least updated the math calendar for April 2019 in the NM style

Very good.

whilst I figure out how to change that to some other style.

If you can improve the style that will be nice, but I don’t see how that will be much improved. A calendar is a calendar, a list of dates and times of notable events.… Read More... “Gaudiya Panjika “A calendar is a calendar””