Srila Giri Maharaja – “Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day talk.”

11/10/18

What follows below are excerpts of transcripts compiled by Sriman Paramananda dasa (UK). In these excerpts Srila Sridhara Maharaja speaks with affection about His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the day of his disappearance, 1982. Prabhu Paramananda sent the transcripts to me a few days ago with the suggestion we post them for the satisfaction of our Divine Masters and others whose hearts will surely be touched by the reading of these holy pastimes. I hope to announce the posting of the full transcripts in the near future along with many others we recently received.

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Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: Your Gurudeva [Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada] also visited here, and before, after, first Read More...

Sriman Uddharan dasa – “Prasadam was simple but very tasteful, satisfying and happy”

Dear Sripada Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Today Srimati Lilavati Devi and I spent the morning cooking, worshipping and reading for Srila Sridhara Maharaja on this his Divine Appearance Day.

Please see pictures of the small offerings as evidence.

Prasadam was simple but very tasteful, satisfying and happy.

I am now out doing money collection and will be home late this evening.

We are both well and praying to become the humble servants of the Vaishnavas.

Yours

Uddharan dasa

Srila Giri Maharaja “Choosing a Guru”

Date: 11/2/18

Dear Sriman Nila Madhava dasa,

Dandavats.

I think you know what I mean. For example, [of] late one recent non-ISKCON acharya has admitted to sexual misconduct with a female disciple. Is the misconduct to be ignored? Chalked up to ‘api cet su duracaro’? Is he to be disregarded?

(I assume “sexual misconduct” and “misconduct” are terms used to soften and minimize the actual term that should be applied to the conduct. That term is: “illicit sex.”)

He should be completely disregarded. I would run away from him; fast and far.

It is most unfortunate you feel you have to ask these questions. It is unfortunate for two reasons. One; you have been reading Srila Prabhupada’s books for several (if not many) years and associating with his apparent devotees and Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “I can’t make you do what you won’t.”

Date: 10/28/18

Dear Sriman Soodarsan Krishna Das,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

I have read you email, letter [attached below] and accompanying attachments and noted the contents.

I also forwarded the same with my comments to some of my close associates. A copy of that email is attached below my signature.

I have discussed all these matters at length many times with many devotees. My conclusion is this: no outside solution is possible; neither is it desirable.

I have offered my help many times to Acharya Maharaja and others who Srila Gurudeva directly selected to help him look after the Indian Maths. My help has always been utterly rejected with little or no attention to the reasonableness of it. Even when I pointed directly to Srila Read More...

Friday 2nd November 2018 – Appearance of Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 124th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja which will take place at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at the SCSM Global Center in the UK.

Please click this link to see and hear Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja speaking on this most auspicious occasion in 2007.

This festival will include Nama sankirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Vaishnava … you can approach directly.”

Date: 10/3/18

Dear Mr. Ross,

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

Please let me know if it is possible to approach a Vaishnav through you?

This is not a question I can answer for you. The answer is dependent upon your faith.

I have accepted three great gurus as my initiating and principal instructing spiritual masters. My initiating guru is Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. My principal instructing spiritual masters are Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja and Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja. The latter, Srila Govinda Maharaja has ordered me to give initiation to those I consider to be sincere seekers.

I could say “Yes.” to your question because Srila Govinda Maharaja has expressed his confidence in me that I am a suitable person to connect sincere souls Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “[Y]our duty should be to give him shelter… “

Devotee: So Mahārāja, exactly what offence did Choṭa Haridāsa perform?

Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: We should take it as Mahāprabhu by His own person is teaching it to the public. He was not actually so; but he was made to play the part of such a person. That the, and outwardly that was given serious objection, that in the name of Mahāprabhu he went to beg something from the lady. Mahāprabhu did not like that.
This is to warn us that a particular plea, or under the plea of preaching or something we should not try to satisfy our carnal desire which is within our heart. Outwardly I’m going to meet a person, as if for the service of Kṛṣṇa, or serve the sampradāya, or some benefit divine. But if within our heart there is something underground, Read More...

Monday 17th September 2018 – Sri Radhastami. Appearance day of Srimati Radharani.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees from SCSM New Jersey in the grand festival for Sri Radhastami on Monday 17th September, 2018.

The festival will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

We humbly present this audio recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja discussing Sri Radhastami for the satisfaction of the Vaishnava devotees.

Srila Govinda Maharaja Radhastami Lecture London 9/13/94

940913A Lon Radhastami