Srila Giri Maharaja – “Vaishnava … you can approach directly.”

Date: 10/3/18

Dear Mr. Ross,

Please accept my regards and well wishes in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

Please let me know if it is possible to approach a Vaishnav through you?

This is not a question I can answer for you. The answer is dependent upon your faith.

I have accepted three great gurus as my initiating and principal instructing spiritual masters. My initiating guru is Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. My principal instructing spiritual masters are Srila B.R. [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja – “[Y]our duty should be to give him shelter… “

Devotee: So Mahārāja, exactly what offence did Choṭa Haridāsa perform?

Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: We should take it as Mahāprabhu by His own person is teaching it to the public. He was not actually so; but he was made to play the part of such a person. That the, and outwardly that was given serious objection, that in the name of Mahāprabhu he went to beg something from the lady. Mahāprabhu did not like that.
This is to warn us that a particular plea, or under [Read More...]

Monday 17th September 2018 – Sri Radhastami. Appearance day of Srimati Radharani.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees from SCSM New Jersey in the grand festival for Sri Radhastami on Monday 17th September, 2018.

The festival will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

We humbly present this audio recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja discussing Sri Radhastami for the satisfaction of the Vaishnava devotees.

Srila [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Everything is achieved by the blessings . . . of devotees.”

Dear devotees and readers,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

Several weeks ago I leaned Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja had left his sannyasa. I wrote to him about this and soon afterwards he kindly called me to explain what had happened. At that time I explained it is not so much of a difficulty for a devotee.

Srila Govinda Maharaja: Vasudeva’s. Vasudeva Prabhu’s handwriting, love letter published, Kunja Babu’s [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Driving Srila Gurudeva”

On Dec 2, 2011, Sriman Uddharan dasa wrote:

Dear Sripada Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I am reading everything you send me although not immediately as I am now spending many hours driving the motorways of GB.

Your emails are like rays of light from Vaikuntha & I am beginning to understand why Srila Gurudeva was very happy with your preaching style.
I am fortunate indeed that you care to give me your devotional association.

Today I have been thinking of your [Read More...]

Monday 3rd September 2018 – Sri Krishna Janmastami.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate at the SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at our U.K. center in the celebration of the grand festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami on Monday 3rd September 2018 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 Giri Maharaja – “Suspicions are not Conclusions”

The following is the continuation of a discussion and email thread which was posted on our website as “Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”

On 8/9/2018 2:39 PM, Swami BK Giri wrote:

Dear Sriman Vrndavan das,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

As part of an introduction to our email thread [“Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”] posted on our website I wrote this:

That one point Vrndavan offered as a clear dispute with me is contained in [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sriman Vrndavan Das’s rebuttal to my email.”

Dear Readers,

On Aug 4, 2018 I wrote an email to Sriman Vrndavan das which I then posted on our website (See: “Truths: Hidden and Rewarding”). He responded with an email to me dated Aug 5, 2018 wherein he seemed to take umbrage with the entirety of my email, although I admit to being baffled as to the exact points of his disagreement with me except for one.

That one point Vrndavan offered as a clear dispute with me is contained in this passage he wrote to me: “How did you conclude [Read More...]