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.
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!”
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.
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””
Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja sent the below email to Uddharan dasa on the 21st March 2019
Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa,
Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.
Today is very auspicious for we are just on the cusp of celebrating Sriman Mahaprabhu’s appearance.
I think I haven’t heard from you since asking you to post my email to Hrday Krishna dasa and assumed you might be facing some ill health or that your work had become so consuming it prevented you from posting the email. I assumed the same regarding your unusually late posting of our Sri Gaura Purnima celebrations.
We are at your lotus feet offering our most humble obeisances. All glories to our param gurus Srila Govinda Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Swami Maharaja. All glories to you and we wish you a very happy vyasa-puja and pray to Srimati Radharani for many happy returns of this auspicious day!
I offer you my life and everything I own. It is all at your disposal to do as you wish. My wife, my children, and I wish to take this opportunity to rededicate ourselves to you and your divine mission.
On Sunday, March 10th, 2019, we humbly invite you to celebrate with us the Grand Appearance day of the President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.
Celebrations for this most blessed event will be held at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA, the SCSM Global center in the UK and in the SCSM Global center in Bacoor, Philippines.