Items Worth Remembering: 1995 Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Temple Rules

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(Copied word for word on 10/25/95 from a notice posted on the bulletin board of the Calcutta Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.)

Ail glories to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

Nabadwip Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math & Associated Branch Maths

Compulsory Rules and Regulations for Eastern & Western Resident Servitors of the Math.

1.) As appropriate, everyone should give respect to one another whether junior or senior, and go on witli Hari Kirtan and a chaste life in the Math considering [Read More...]

Srila B.K. Giri “Book Order: #14180”

Date: 11/17/22

Dear _______,

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

We received your book order as attached below.

It will be shipped to the address provided therein unless you instruct us differently.

I expect the book to ship Friday morning via Priority Mail with three day (or less) delivery.

You may be receiving our last available copy of Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume Two. It is a beautiful book, both in content and presentation. I must [Read More...]

Srila B.K. Giri ”Why I will not visit the Navadwipa Math”

Recently I received this comment from someone calling himself Swami B.A Keshav:

sad you seem so angry.
why not go to India and make amends you are well-come always as an acarya at sri chaitanya saraswat math, please not to air your dirty laundry in public

These remarks are at once childish, foolish, ill-defined, imprecise, ill-informed and misdirected. For now I leave it to you to decide which of my terms should be applied to his various scattered thoughts, conclusions and invectives. I may [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Something Old — Something New”

Srimati Govinda Nandini Devi is an old friend who contacted me regarding some ”new trends in the Russian SCSMath.” The following is our short exchange via Facebook message. At her request I’m posting our correspondence.

Swami B.K. Giri

Date: 7/12/22

“Please take my humble dandavat.”

My dandavats to you Srimati Govinda Nandini Devi.

“I’m doing well, Gurudev and the Lord are taking care of me.

I’m glad to hear it. It is very good to hear from you after such a [Read More...]

Wednesday 19 October 2022 – 127th Appearance Celebration of Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 127th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja which will take place at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at SCSM Global canters around the world on October 19th 2022.

This festival will include [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja ”The Battle of Kurukshetra?”

Date: 1/2/14

From: Bhakta Ivan

Dear Srila Giri Maharadj! Please accept my humble obeisances. I see … you start[ed] the battle of the Kurukshetra. Link to the «Spoken Will of Srila Govinda Maharaja». http://soundcloud.com/beautyoverpower/spoken-will-of-srila-govinda-maharaja I hope this will help you. Good luck! Bhakta Ivan

Reply

Date: 6/10/20

Dear Sriman Ivan,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of my Divine Master.

Please excuse me for such a late response to your email. This [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Who’s The Best Beatle?”

During his Wednesday’s (Oct. 5, 2022) Blaze Media program Mr. Deace read an email from Geena P. stating: ”George is the best Beatle. Awesome!”. An inconclusive discussion ensued.

Conclusion, Geena P. Is correct.

I sent the following email to Mr. Deace.

Date: 10/9/22

Best Beatle: George Harrison, the Hare Krishna devotee.

Why?

His-

Best Song: “My Sweet Lord”: Helped popularize the chanting of the all auspicious Hare Krishna Mantra.

Best Book: Krsna the Supreme Personality of [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Our Defect: To Want To Understand . . . Everything”

Date: 3/25/13

To: Sriman Dayalu Dulal dasa Adhikari

My obeisances Dayalu Prabhu,

I am very much happy to converse with you always.

Because you are always introducing some subject about Krishna, His devotees, philosophy of KC, etc. This always leads to happy talks:

mac-citta mad-gata-prana
bodhayantah parasparam
kathayantas ca mam nityam
tusyanti ca ramanti ca

I looked up the reference to the foot bite of Takshaka:

aham brahma param dhama
brahmaham paramam [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Your Initiation Was Not Cancelled”

Prologue:

In October of 2011 Sriman Navasundara dasa wrote the following to me regarding a conversation he had with Srila Govinda Maharaja after Sagara Maharaja left his sannyasa to marry.

On the subject of Sripad Sagar Maharaja, i can only repeat what I heard Gurudev say to someone i know well and what he himself said to me.

“No one has gained so much and lost so much” “He (Sagar) will be okay but those that follow him will go to hell” and [Read More...]

Sunday September 4, 2022 – Sri Radhastami. Appearance day of Srimati Radharani.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global New Jersey in the grand festival for Sri Radhastami on Sunday September 4, 2022.

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

Included is a link for the pleasure of the devotees on this most auspicious of days – Sri Radha: “in charge of the domestic affairs of Krishna.”