If One Can Hate Rāmakṛṣṇa, Vivekānanda, They Will Achieve Salvation.

Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: “I’m quite satisfied with Rāmakṛṣṇa. You do not know him properly. So you’re boldly giving assertion like that. What do you know about Rāmakṛṣṇa?” She will tell against you. “Who’s Rāmakṛṣṇa, do you know? He’s both Rāma and both Kṛṣṇa. Rāma and Kṛṣṇa both combined, he’s Rāmakṛṣṇa. What do you know?” They’ll say to you.

Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari.

Acyutānanda told, in [Read More...]

“A Miracle”: Gaura-pūrṇimā, 1973

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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.

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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...]

The Process for Carrying Out Srila Prabhupada’s Desires for Future Initiations.

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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 “ [Read More...]

On the observance of the disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Deva-Goswami Maharaja, July 23, 2017.

Introduction:

The disappearance of Sri Guru reveals a great many things to those whose diligence applied to studying the event is sufficient to catch them. The day of his disappearance is a time to memorialize the greatness of Sri Gurudeva. The days following his disappearance are a time for those who proclaim his greatness to walk through the purificatory fire sparked by the event. Some will be burned by the fire while surviving it, others will be consumed by it, a few will emerge in a brilliant [Read More...]

Srila Sridhar Maharaja “The Near Death Experience”

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The following is an excerpt from the transcript “83.04.28-29 – Guru 44 bkg ed”, which is available on our website “http://www.srilasridharamaharaja.com”.

We hope the excerpt below will serve as an appetizer to beckon you to partake in the full feast available via our Srila Sridhara Maharaja media files. — bkg

Guru Maharaja: Chitragupta, he’s the record keeper of Yamaraja. What do you now want to say?

Devotee: Does he have some special connection [Read More...]

“Towards Radhesha-Dhani… to Serve, Where Radharani is Serving Her Own Lord”

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Introduction

Our lineage is one of form breakers. Srimati Radharani is the Chieftess of that line. Sriman Mahaprabhu established Her as such, prepared the ground for Bhagavata-vidhi and revealed the supremacy of Radha-dasyam above all other transcendental relationships.

Srila Saraswati Thakura appeared as the modern-day reformer of Gaudiya Theism. He broke the form created by the imitationists by giving emphasis to preaching the precepts of Sri Rupa through a spiritually vital institution of [Read More...]

Srila Sridhar Maharaja & Srila Swami Maharaja Conversation 06/27/1973 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwip Dhama

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.

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Srila Sridhar Maharaja “Conversation With The GBC March 1978”

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This transcript was made from the following two recordings:

78.03.__.A [GBC]

78.03.__.B [GBC]

Jayapataka Mj: After the departure of our beloved spiritual master we came to offer our respects to you as well as to hear your very esteemed upadesa on certain matters if you would be kind enough.

Srila Sridhara Maharaja: The gurudeva is mentioned in the sastra with an example. The sisya is like a lotus, and the gurudeva like the water around, just as in a pond or in a lake, gurudevas position [Read More...]

Srila BR Sridhar Maharaja “Origin of the Jiva Soul”

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Note: an audio version of this discussion is available by clicking HERE

How does the soul first appear in this world? From what stage of spiritual existence does he fall into the material world?” This is a broad question, which requires some background information.

There are two classes of souls, jivas, who come into this world. One class comes from the spiritual Vaikuntha planets by the necessity of nitya-lila, the eternal pastimes of Krsna. Another comes by constitutional necessity.

The brahmajyoti, [Read More...]