One may argue that “How God takes birth?” There are many [indistinct]. And the answer is, “Why God will not take birth?” If God is all-powerful, why this power should be denied to Him, that “You cannot take birth”? Is God under the direction of any human being, that some philosophers think that God cannot take birth, therefore God will be obliged by his conception that He will not take birth? No. God is omnipotent, all-powerful—He can take birth as many
The materialistic demeanor cannot possibly stretch to the transcendental autocrat who is ever inviting the fallen conditioned souls to associate with Him through devotion or eternal serving mood. The phenomenal attractions are often found to tempt sentient beings to enjoy the variegated position which is opposed to undifferenced monism. People are so much apt to indulge in transitory speculations even when they are to educate themselves
Śrīdhara Mahārāja: Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa. So, our Swami Mahārāja has done a miracle! [laughingly] He has done a miracle!
Prabhupāda: [laughter] [indistinct]
Śrīdhara Mahārāja: What Bhaktivinoda conceived and Prabhupāda tried to, according to his conception, to translate into action in his last days. Anyhow, we find that through Swami Mahārāja these revelations have been fulfilled. We are happy. We are glad. We are proud of Swami Mahārāja, with love to all.
During the past weekend two more mass murder incidents occurred. This time in the USA, one in Dayton, Ohio and one in El Paso, Texas.
What is the cause and what is the cure?
Srila Prabhupada addressed both these points in the following conversation.
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Room Conversation with Lt. Mozee, Policeman
Date: July 5, 1975
Śrī Govinda [now Śrīpāda Nyasi Maharaja] : Lieutenant Mozee.
Prabhupāda: Hmm. Yes. [indistinct]
Śrī Govinda: He’s
Dated: Sept. 16, 1955
Location: New Delhi
Letter to: Govinda Maharaja
His Holiness Sripada Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja
Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math
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
The paper presented below was prepared by ISKCON’s GBC after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance and sent to all ISKCON temple presidents in 1978. I read the paper carefully at that time and was astonished to see that my Godbrothers apparently had so much knowledge of the matters presented therein. I remained puzzled, however, at how they had gained such insight and by the phrase “
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Srila Govinda Maharaja reading Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja’s letter (in Bengali), written to him on Jan. 29, 1969.
What follows below is Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s translation of the Bengali to English (underlined portions were read by Srila Govinda Maharaja but not repeated by Srila Sridhara Maharaja).]
Sripada Govinda Maharaja, you will know my obeisances to you.
Your letter dated the fifth [January] duly received.
What [Sripada] Sridhara Maharaja has
Walking with Srila Prabhupada in New York. I'm in the back wearing a dark jacket. 1971
We offer this for the pleasure of the devotees, with full gratitude to the Bengali translators for the portions in bold type completed during February 2013. Bracketed “[ ]” text and some edits by Swami B.K. Giri.