Srila Giri Maharaja “A Word to the Wise”

In the eighth grade I had an English teacher who often told us “A word to the wise is sufficient.” He said it to give emphasis to some point he was making.

I have wanted to speak to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine directed by the evil President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Each time I attempt to write or speak to the subject the territory of the discussion spreads out so broadly — due to a wide variety of pro and con arguments — I find it difficult to condense it into a form brief enough [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja “Putin: the Evil Minded Son of Stalin”

To My Friends in Ukraine.

I just heard what I had hoped not to hear: Putin, the evil minded son of Stalin, has made an unprovoked attack on the peaceful country of Ukraine.

Although not a direct son of Stalin this verse makes me think President Putin of Russia is deserving of such a characterization.

Bg. 1.23

yotsyamānān avekṣe ’haṁ
ya ete ’tra samāgatāḥ
dhārtarāṣṭrasya durbuddher
yuddhe priya-cikīrṣavaḥ

Translation:
Let me see those who [Read More...]

Preaching to the Choir

Date: 2/2/22

Dear Sriman Madhava dasa,

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

Thanks, you are wholeheartedly serving the divine masters and you are distributing the nectar through the website.

Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

I feel bad, because it is Vaishnava etiquette to give donation. Unfortunately, I have not been working since start of Covid two years ago. But when I get my finances back together by the grace [Read More...]

12/21/21: Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja’s Appearance Day Celebration


Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 93rd Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and worldwide centres on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

This festival will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious [Read More...]

Addressing Hugh Hewitt’s slander of Hare Krishna

The slander and the slanderer—

From: Hugh Hewitt Radio Show, 12/6/21

Date: 12/6/21

Hugh Hewitt: Long ago when I was an undergraduate, Michael, our, at Harvard in 1974-75, the Harvard Law student who lived in the dorm with us warned us on the first night, the Hare Krishna are in Harvard Square, and they will love bomb you if you get near them. And you know, it was just…

Michael Shellenberger: Oh, my gosh. Wow.

Hugh Hewitt: Yeah. It was a warning. [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja (Email Archive) “Right Attitude”

Date: November 20, 2012

Dear Sriman Subal Vilasa Prabhu,

Please see my answers below.

Giri Maharaja

On Nov 20, 2012, at 3:31 PM, Subal Vilasa wrote:

Dandavats Maharaj

I agree with your points here. I think maybe Tridandi Maharaj saw fit to give the booklets as a reminder that he was giving connection to Srila Gurudeva and not himself. Perhaps also reminding that Mantram also gives divya jnanam as such as can be found in the books.

This raises a vital question for me:

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“Ghosts: Reliance on Nameless, Faceless Authority”

Date: November 1, 2021

Dear Sriman Svarup Shakti dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

You wrote this to me:

I have read your reply and also shared it with a disciple of Srila Sridhar Maharaj. . . . The reply from the disciple is below :

I would thank you for your response but you have not really offered one. Instead you presented the supposed response of an anonymous, possibly fictitious, person or disciple of Srila Sridhara Maharaja.

Since you are hiding the identity of the person you refer [Read More...]

“Criticism of a Highly Revered and Exalted Vaishnav”

Date: October 31, 2021

All glories to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga.

Dear Sriman Svarup Shakti dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

Thank you for your email and the opportunity to respond to your criticisms and remarks.

In reference to the statements about Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami Thakur in your article talks between Acharyas…

You do realise you have published criticism of a highly revered and exalted vaishnav?

If you object, you should be more specific. [Read More...]

“Clearing Up My Doubts”

This Post Was Authorized for Publication by the Author.

Date: 7/26/21Dear Srila Giri Maharaj, accept my humble dandavat pranams! Everything you said in this letter/lecture [Dated 7/26/21] is very precise. I feel fortunate to have you spending your time to help me clearing up my doubts. My heart feels completely nourished after reading it.

Your servant

BVT

Talks Between Acharyas: An Email Exchange

Date: 7/26/21

My dandavats to you Maharaja.

Do you know the story of the brahmana of Avantipura?

You may go through that tridaṇḍī-bhikṣu _________ [?] Kṛṣṇa Himself is chanting that how he was disturbed by the public, that brāhmaṇa of Avantīpur, that tridaṇḍī-bhikṣu, how the public disturbed him. Collecting some food he’s placing on the bank of a river and eating. Some came and passed urine there, so much it is mentioned. And of course it [Read More...]