True Sannyasa verses Sahajiya Babajis

No one can deny this. If we cannot deny Sukadeva Gosvami, Sanatana Gosvami, Rupa Gosvami, Vyasadeva, Ramanuja, and Madhvacarya, then we cannot deny Srila Prabhupada Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Srila Prabhupada was so bold. He was jagad-guru. Following in the line of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, he brought about revolutionary transformation in the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya and restored its lost dignity…

Glorious Deaths – Los Angeles

[Devotee:] My mother recently died, in September. I was not able to place Tulasi leaves in her mouth, but I did hold a ceremony, and we read passages from the third and sixth cantos of Srimad Bhagavatam. I surrounded her dead body with Tulasi leaves. I didn't put the...

Those who are atma-ghati don’t listen

Those, who have a desire for samsara should listen. Those, who have developed detachment to samsara should also listen. Those, who have developed pure devotion at the lotus feet of Krsna will also listen. The liberated personalities will also listen…

What to Think About While Chanting

Here Brahmaji is giving us encouragement. Whoever serves Govinda and adheres to any of these types of moods in relation to Krsna, such as krodha (anger), kama (amorous desire), sahaja pranaya (natural friendly love), and so forth, will one day attain perfection. Different people have different types of relationships with Krsna, and through this relation they attain Him…

They all hunted after the Great Spirit

Plato looked at the peak of the Spiritual question from the West and Vyasa made the observation from the East; so Confucius did it from further East, and Schlegel, Spinoza, Kant and Goethe from further West.

These observations were made at different times and by different means, but the conclusion is all the same in as much as the object of observation was one and the same…

From Another Group

In recent times, the original explanation of slokas like this have been discarded, and other, different explanations are now given instead. According to the new explanations, those who make them claim that “One should only take shelter of our Gurudeva, or of someone else who comes from our group. One should never go to anyone outside of our group. It doesn’t matter who they are…

Sri Apara Ekadasi

Hence, Devahuti sincerely followed her son’s advice. As a result, she achieved liberation without having to come across any problems. How can one have deep faith for Guru and Vaisnavas? To help the souls achieve this purpose, Ekadasi-devi appears and helps the sincere souls obtain the goal of their devotional practices. By praying to her, you will understand the transcendental reality…

It Is Not a Day – It Is Krsna

“By this incident, everyone should learn how to stop mischievous ideas of neglecting Vaisnavas. After this incident, Maharaja Ambarisa gave Durvasa Muni sumptuous food to eat, and then the King, who had been standing in the same place for one year without eating anything, also took prasadam. Maharaja Ambarisa later divided his property among his sons and went to the bank of Manasa-sarovara to execute devotional meditation…

The world will be ruined, but…

I want a revolution like this: we should come to the real path, in the real sense. Krsna will arrange for someone to come after me; and after that anyone else will come, and this will not be ruined. The world will be ruined, but this line is eternal. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has said that this line is eternal…

Everybody wants to fight…

They will not believe that Krishna is the only Personality Who can save us from all the calamities. They don’t believe it. They think that their will power, their own capacities, their qualifications or their tactics can save them. That’s why you find politics in the Institutions…

The Powers of an Ekadasi Family

One can practice the sixty-four kinds of bhakti on Ekadasi day, thinking, “I will take leave from my office and worldly affairs, in the morning performing arati and until the night not engaging in any worldly activities, not taking any grains, and always reading and hearing Bhagavatam.” Certainly he will gain from this…

Whom Can You Trust?

We have invented divisions thinking, “This is India, this is America, this is Australia,” and we make passports and visas. But God is one without a second. God is One, and we can chant to Him and pray to Him to be merciful to us. This chanting of the holy name is the supreme process for perfection of life, so we should try to practice chanting…

How to Honor Prasadam

Previously, all bhavas up to vatsalya (parental love) had been given, but not madhurya, and especially not manjari-bhava. Caitanya Mahaprabhu distributed manjari-bhava to the fortunate jivas, and for ordinary people He gave harinama sankirtana and the knowledge that we are all eternal servants of Krsna…

Srila Jiva Gosvami

After Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami disappeared, Jiva Gosvami spread the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world. He wrote many books, including the Six Sandarbhas and Sarva-Samvadini (Jiva Gosvami’s own commentary on his Six Sandarbhas), because he wanted to protect the world from incorrect philosophical conceptions and conclusions…

Carvaka Muni – Beg, Borrow, or Steal

Now so long I am not dying, let me enjoy. Ṛṇaṁ kṛtvā ghṛtaṁ pibet. Enjoyment means… According to our Indian system, their enjoyment is not meat-eating as in the Western countries. Their enjoyment is eating ghee more, become chubby, fatty. That is their enjoyment…