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 padam
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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.”

Friday 19th August 2022 – Sri Krishna Janmastami. Appearance of Lord Krishna

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate at the Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA in the celebration of the grand festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami on Friday the 19th August 2022 at 8pm until 12am midnight. Complete fast all day until midnight (then no grains).

You are also invited to attend Sri Nandotsava and Thakura [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Enemies, Aggressor, They Should Be Killed.”

What follows is a continuation from the previous post: “Taking Sides on the Russia-Ukraine War

In my email to Sriman Datatreya dasa sent on Apr 17, 2022 I wrote in part:

Before I respond to you fully I would like to know who you accept as spiritual authority. If we do not accept the same sources of spiritual authority it will be very difficult to find agreement.

Datatreya dasa’s response:

From: Datatreya dasa
Date: April 17, 2022
To: Srila Giri Maharaja

Hare Krishna Giri Maharaja,

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Srila B.K. Giri “A Little Combative” (Conversation With Spd. Jayadvaita Swami)

[Email to: Sripada Jayadvaita Swami (Date: 6/23/22) as a follow up to our meeting on 6/14/22. ]

My dandavats to you.

Thank you for your latest email (below). I always enjoy reading your responses. Yes, they often frustrate me when I can’t seem to get my points across, but sometimes I do.

Am I ”a little combative” Yes. Thank you. Aren’t we following in a line of combatants? Nikhila-bhuvana-maya-chinnavichinna-karttri ” Slashing and smashing the illusion of the whole mundane plane, Dealing [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Kīrtana is Not for Business”

Date: 6/10/22

Dear Sriman Gaura dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

On Oct 25, 2018, after learning you had a practice of going out for book distribution during the winter holidays season, I sent you an email containing some quotations regarding the glories of book distribution, book distributors and our gurus’ high appreciation for both. Among them was this one from Srila Sridhara Maharaja.

Srila Sridhara Maharaja: By canvassers in Navadwīpa, then Calcutta, [Read More...]

Srila Prabhupada on Spiritualization, Civilization, Militarization, War & Peace

vande ‘haṁ śrī-guroḥ śrī-yuta-pada-kamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca

śrī-rūpam sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa-raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa-jīvam

sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ

śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca

The man having forgotten himself as the son of Godhead, has forsaken his real constitutional nature. He has misidentified himself with everything non-godly and [Read More...]

Sola Scriptura = Sola “Broken People”

5/4/22

Mr. Deace,

During your program yesterday (May 3, 2022) you repeated a common theme of yours “there are only broken people”, aka “all men are sinners.”

If all men are sinners the implication is this: God is powerless to make one sinless. A statement that cannot be true, for God’s power is unlimited. If you say he created one sinless person, Jesus, that only moves the problem one step away for it places another limit on God; he can create a sinless person, but only one.

Sola [Read More...]

“Putin- A Great Coward” 

The Cowardly Putin

Coming Soon: “Putin – The Biggest Coward of Them All”

Since the beginning of Russia’s surreptitious invasion of Ukraine in 2014 I have observed many cowardly actors in the form of leaders in the West. These include the current President of the USA and leaders of NATO member nations.

I have yet to see any leader behave in a more cowardly fashion than President Putin of Russia or any actors showing more bravery than the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, certain members of his [Read More...]