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...]

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 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...]

12/21/21: Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja’s Appearance Day Celebration


Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 93rd Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and worldwide centres on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

This festival will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious [Read More...]

“Clearing Up My Doubts”

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Date: 7/26/21Dear Srila Giri Maharaj, accept my humble dandavat pranams! Everything you said in this letter/lecture [Dated 7/26/21] is very precise. I feel fortunate to have you spending your time to help me clearing up my doubts. My heart feels completely nourished after reading it.

Your servant

BVT

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...]