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 Giri Maharaja “Enemies, Aggressor, They Should Be Killed.”

What follows is a continuation from the previous post: “Taking Sides on the Russia-Ukraine War

In my email to Sriman Datatreya dasa sent on Apr 17, 2022 I wrote in part:

Before I respond to you fully I would like to know who you accept as spiritual authority. If we do not accept the same sources of spiritual authority it will be very difficult to find agreement.

Datatreya dasa’s response:

From: Datatreya dasa
Date: April 17, 2022
To: Srila Giri Maharaja

Hare Krishna Giri Maharaja,

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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...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Kīrtana is Not for Business”

Date: 6/10/22

Dear Sriman Gaura dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

On Oct 25, 2018, after learning you had a practice of going out for book distribution during the winter holidays season, I sent you an email containing some quotations regarding the glories of book distribution, book distributors and our gurus’ high appreciation for both. Among them was this one from Srila Sridhara Maharaja.

Srila Sridhara Maharaja: By canvassers in Navadwīpa, then Calcutta, [Read More...]

Srila Prabhupada on Spiritualization, Civilization, Militarization, War & Peace

vande ‘haṁ śrī-guroḥ śrī-yuta-pada-kamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca

śrī-rūpam sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa-raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa-jīvam

sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ

śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca

The man having forgotten himself as the son of Godhead, has forsaken his real constitutional nature. He has misidentified himself with everything non-godly and [Read More...]

Sola Scriptura = Sola “Broken People”

5/4/22

Mr. Deace,

During your program yesterday (May 3, 2022) you repeated a common theme of yours “there are only broken people”, aka “all men are sinners.”

If all men are sinners the implication is this: God is powerless to make one sinless. A statement that cannot be true, for God’s power is unlimited. If you say he created one sinless person, Jesus, that only moves the problem one step away for it places another limit on God; he can create a sinless person, but only one.

Sola [Read More...]

“Putin- A Great Coward” 

The Cowardly Putin

Coming Soon: “Putin – The Biggest Coward of Them All”

Since the beginning of Russia’s surreptitious invasion of Ukraine in 2014 I have observed many cowardly actors in the form of leaders in the West. These include the current President of the USA and leaders of NATO member nations.

I have yet to see any leader behave in a more cowardly fashion than President Putin of Russia or any actors showing more bravery than the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, certain members of his [Read More...]

Friday 3/18/2022. Sri Gaura-Purnima. Divine Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

We humbly invite you to participate in the grand festival of Sri Gaura-Purnima (The appearance day of Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the most magnanimous incarnation of Sri Krishna who appeared in this age of Kali to introduce Harinama-sankirtana — the congregational chanting of the Maha Mantra — as the most simple and sublime method for attaining love of God.) This day is also the beginning of the 537th Gaurabda year.

Celebrations will take place at Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga Headquarters [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “For Ukraine, the World and Ourselves”

3/12/22

Dear Srimati Chintāmaṇī devi Dāsī,

Please accept my blessings in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

We received your donations and will respond shortly, as you requested, with a supply of a variety of books including Loving Search.

The current news of the massacre of civilians in Ukraine by Putin’s military is greatly disturbing.

My inability to help them also weighs heavily on my mind. It is a great tragedy that the most powerful countries in the world stand by and watch as Putin [Read More...]