Srila Giri Maharaja “A Stage of Devotion”

There is a stage of devotion when the necessary, knowledge comes from within, automatically, revealed from the heart.

Sometimes jñāna, that knowledge necessary, can come from within. There is a stage of devotion when the necessary knowledge comes from within, automatically, revealed from the heart. There is a stage of bhakti where things occur in this way, through revelation you can know what is what. Without studying, by internal supply, caitya-guru, sometimes [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Loss of Friends”

The Wuhan Virus is only a subcategory of the pandemic that forever follows each of us living in martya-loka, the world of death. The real pandemic is the material disease that afflicts all conditioned souls, forgetfulness of Krishna, the one sure agent of death for which there is only one vaccine in this age of Kali, the pure chanting of the Maha Mantra “Hara Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare” as introduced by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His Divine Representatives.

This [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Rtvik Initiations”

Date: 4/8/21

Subject: Ritvik initiations.

Dear David,

What was the opinion of Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Govinda Maharaja regarding ritvik initiation in Iskcon?

Whether ISKCON or any other place, rtvik initiation is rtvik initiation.

Rtvik means “one who acts on behalf of another.” A rtvik guru in our sampradaya is a devotee who is designated and authorized by a guru to perform initiations on his behalf. Those whom he initiates are disciples of the guru that designated the rtvik to act on [Read More...]

63 New Srila Sridhar Maharaja Transcripts Added!

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

The new transcripts have been added to the 11/1/83-12/31/83 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 [Read More...]

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 Gandharvika Giridhari-jiu! Your servant, Swami B.K. Giri

Vyasa Puja Offering From Gokulananda das

Dear Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Dandavat pranams on the day of your appearance.

Srila Govinda Maharaja once said:

Everything depends on the mood of the devotee. Someone may go for collection, someone else may cook, another may clean, but everything depends on the individual’s mood whether it will be karma or bhakti. If someone will follow his Guru’s instructions in a surrendered mood, it will be bhakti, otherwise it will be pious karma. If anyone will [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Where is Mr. Gosh?”

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To: Kamala Krishna das
From: B.K. Giri
Date: Jan 21, 2009

Dear Prabhu Kamal Krishna,

My dandavat pranams.

Listening to the recordings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja today this appeared:

82.11.05.C_82.11.06.A @ 15:45

82.11.05.C_82.11.06.A

Srila Sridhara Maharaja – “One day Achyutananda interviewed with me and asked some question about the Holy Name, Divine Name, and I replied; and he took notes and “Back to Godhead” sent an article that there is mention [Read More...]

Шрила Гири Махараджа “Близко к Смерти”

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Дата: 13/08/15

Уважаемый ____________,

Пожалуйста, примите мои благословения и добрые пожелания.

Я надеюсь, что ваше здоровье улучшилось.

Много раз я чувствовал, что я был близок к смерти, как вы чувствовали,  когда вы позвонили мне вчера. Мои молитвы в те времена были очень просты: [Read More...]

Sripad Avadhut Maharaja Endorses Srila Giri Maharaja’s Russian Tour!

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“You are a great preacher and I wish you success. The world is open for you: Russia, America, Ukraine, Africa.” — email to BKG, December 31, 2013.

“I’ve considered you as one of self-less devotees who are willing to take sufferings in sacrifice for Krishna consciousness.” — email to BKG, December 31, 2013.

“I wish you success. You have many great qualities …” — email to BKG, December 31, 2013.

“We remember that you have pleased [Read More...]