guhyam ākhyāti pṛcchati: revealing one’s mind in confidence… (a letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja 9/20/90)

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Kolerganj, P.O. Nabadwipa

Dist Nadia, W. Bengal, PIN 741302, INDIA



My dear Sripad Bhakti Sundara Govinda Maharaja,

My humble dandavats in the direction of your holy feet which are giving hope to my hopeless self. All glories to our beloved Srila Guru Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada our eternal well-wishers for it is by their grace only that we may continue in their absence.

I have received your very kind and thoughtful letter of Aug. 18. and feel very much relieved, satisfied and happy by reading it. I am always feeling so many anxieties due to the influence of the illusory energy. However, I think this situation that caused me so much disturbance must have been caused by the internal energy and therefore I feel very fortunate that I might be touched in some way by that divine substance even if the touch is in the form of extreme anxiety. Of course that I think this way may be further evidence of how much I am covered by the illusory energy but even if that is causing a false sense of happiness it is also bringing a real sense of hope.

As you well know I am like a foolish child who does not know how to behave properly.… Read More...

A Letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja From Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami (1955)

Dated: Sept. 16, 1955
Location: New Delhi
Letter to: Govinda Maharaja

His Holiness Sripada Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja
Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math
P.O. Navadvipa,
Dist. Nadia (W.Beng.)

My dear Sripada Govinda Maharaja,

This morning I received two copies of your “Gaudiya Darshan” and I was very glad to see its appearance. When I was at Mathura I heard from Spd. Kesava Maharaja and so also I heard it from Spd Goswami Maharaja that His Holiness Sripada Sridhara Maharaja is going to publish “Gaudiya Darshan” and today I find it actually in hand. I cannot but offer my congratulations to your holiness. Because I know if anything has been done it is due to your energy. I can understand now why Sripada Sridhara Maharaja bestowed all his mercy upon you. He rightly found in you some dormant energy for future action and we can see that it is now fructifying duly.

I have read with great interest your article especially the one which is named as “CHALAR PATHE.” It is not only very amusing but also instructive. Simple dry philosophical arguments will not be appealing now a days to people in general. They will like to read such articles as written by you with greater relish.… Read More...

Шрила Говинда Махараджа “Я всегда помню ваше святейшество”


Вся Слава Шри Гуру и Гауранге!

Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матх

Основатель Ачария – Его Божественная Милость Шри Шрила Бхакти Ракшак Шридхар Дев-Госвами Махарадж

Свами Бхакти Сундар Говинда                   Колерганж, Навадвипа,
Слуга и Президент Ачария                          Округ Нания, Западная Бенгалия
Номер телефона в Калькутте :                    Индекс-741302, Индия
(033)551- 9175

                                                                                    25 марта 1997 года


Дорогой Шрипад Б.К. Гири Махарадж!

Пожалуйста, примите мои дандават пранамы в память о наших Божественных Учителях, Шрила Гуру Махарадже и Шрила Свами Махарадже Прабхупаде. Я своевременно получил ваше письмо от 14 марта.

Я всегда помню ваше святейшество и ваше непрерывное служение. Вы проявляете столько терпения и стараетесь изо всех сил распространять очень высокое понимание нашего Шрила Гуру Махараджа. Что мы можем поделать? У нас нет иного пути, мы должны терпеть, даже если необходимо, мы останемся одни.

В данное время, если это желание Кришны, я уеду в Лондон 4 мая. Затем, через несколько дней в США. Я буду очень рад иметь возможность встретиться с Вашим Святейшеством.

Фестивали и парикрамы Шри Гаура-пурнимы прошли очень удачно с участием многих преданных. Снова примите мои дандават пранамы Вашему Святейшеству и всем преданным в Вашем окружении.


Искренне Ваш,

Свами Б.С. Говинда


Srila Giri Maharaja “Thoughts On Christianity – A 1999 Letter to My Brother”

BKG, Russian Train

From: Swami Giri
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 1999
To: Gokulananda das
Subject: Thoughts on Christianity

Dear Gokulananda,

One of my brothers wrote to me very enthusiastically promoting Christianity. I responded with one very mild letter to which he replied with many quotations from the Bible, and so forth. This was my last letter to him after which I have not heard anything further from him in over a month. He did call me after receiving it to tell me it was “very interesting” and that he would reply, but then nothing. I thought you might also find it interesting and wonder if you think it is appropriate preaching for such persons. Especially the questions at the end. How do you think Rita would respond to such ideas?


Dear Steve,

I read with interest your reply to my last letter and was especially impressed with your thoughtfulness and acute analysis of both my letter and the teachings of Christianity. I can also understand you have studied the Bible sufficiently to offer references of substance related to our discussion. It would thus appear that you have penetrated the Christian theology more deeply than most who would consider themselves as Christians. My position in relation to Christianity, however, is not based on a dispute with the ill informed or lax practitioners of that faith.… Read More...

Srila Govinda Maharaja “I Am Always Remembering Your Holy Self” (1997 Letter to Srila Giri Maharaja)


All Glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Founder Acharya – His Divine Grace Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

Swami Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Sevaite & President Acharya                   Kolerganj, P.O. Nabadwip,
Calcutta Phone: (033) 551-9175             Dist. Nadia, W. Bengal,
PIN-741302, INDIA
Office Phone: (03472)40056
Personal Phone (03472) 40767

25 March 1997

Dear Sripad B.K. Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my dandavat pranams in remembrance of our Divine Masters, Srila Guru Maharaja and Srila Svami Maharaja Prabhupada. I have duly received your letter of 14 March.

I am always remembering your holy self and your steady service. You are tolerating so much and trying with everything you have to distribute the very high conceptions of Srila Guru Maharaja. What can we do? We have no other way, we must tolerate and we will stand alone if necessary.

Presently, if it is the wills of Krsna I will be leaving for London on May 4th. Then after a few days I will continue to the U.S. I will be very pleased to have the opportunity to meet Your Holiness.

The festival and parikramas for Sri Gaura-purnima have been very successful with the participation of so many devotees. Again my dandavat pranams to Your Holiness and all the devotees in your association.… Read More...

Шрила Говинда Махарадж «Письмо Шрипад Трипурари Махараджа” 4/2/87


Датировано: 4/2/1987

Мой Дорогой Шрипад Трипурари Махарадж и Джагат Гуру Махарадж,

Пожалуйста, примите мои смиренные дандават пранамы вам и всем преданным возглавляемыми вами. Эти дни здоровье Шрила Гуру Махараджа намного лучше и по этой причине мы счастливы.

Шрипад Б.К. Гири Махарадж получил все благословения Шрила Гуру Махараджа для открытия центра в Нью-Йорке от Его имени, по названием Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матх, Нью-Йоркское отделение. Для этого благоприятного события будут нужны несколько хороших помощников брахмачариев. Мы будем рады если Рохини Кумар дас брахмачари и Деванатха дас брахмачари смогут отправиться в Нью-Йорк и содействовать там в открытии Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матха.

Мы надеемся, что вы в хорошем здравии и ждём снова встречи с вами. Снова примитемои глубокое уважение и передайте его Б.Г. Садху Махараджу и Бхавананда Ройа Свами.


Искренне Ваш,

Свами Б.С. Говинда

(Говинда Махарадж)


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