How to Properly Chant – U.K. 24 May 1996

In the relationship between the Gopis and Krsna, they meet each other like how beloveds do. Their relationship will be higher than any other rasa. Their intimacy eclipses the intimacy of other relationships. There is no ‘wall’ there. So, Gurudeva gives this relationship to the disciples…

I Have Already Stated – 23 May 1996, Radlett

As she did parikrama, she would weep and say, “Oh Radhe! Oh Radhe!” when she chanted Srimati Radhika’s name, tears continuously flowed from her eyes. Except for me, no one saw her crying. Her tears were not an artificial display. I took the dust of that lady’s feet and told her…

I Don’t Need to Tell You – 23 May 1996, Radlett

You may call on any member of my travelling group and ask them if I have spoken about rasa. They have travelled with me to many places; we just came from Holland after staying there for ten days. These devotees who are making this false propaganda are only trying to tarnish my preaching services…

Q & A: What is Real Compassion?

No one knows where compassion should be applied. Compassion for the dress of a drowning man is senseless. A man fallen in the ocean of nescience cannot be saved simply by rescuing his outward dress – the gross material body. One who does not know this and laments for the outward dress is…

Like a Little Boy – 23 May 1996, Radlett

I honor him because he has done so much service for Svamiji. But even now, when he meets me, it seems that he is my little boy; he is like my son. I think of all of them like this. Where is Bhavananda? Where are the others? But, I am still serving Svamiji. Do you need any more proof? They don’t understand me…

Q & A: Determinism, Free Will, and Sarva-dharman Parityajya

Various scriptures give varying instructions on dharma according to the eligibility of differing people. There are tamasika, rajasika, sattvika, and nirguna instructions. Krsna teaches Arjuna and through him, everyone, to surrender to Guru and follow scripture and real sva-dharma or jaiva-dharma, the true constitutional dharma of the soul…

Devotion Doesn’t Depend On – 23 May 1996, Radlett

Seniority doesn’t depend on age and when the devotee got initiated. Devotion doesn’t depend on learning; devotion depends on the degree of one’s surrender to his guru. Devotion is directly proportional to the service rendered by the disciple to his guru. You cannot know what devotion is by worldly knowledge…

The Glory of Nityānanda Prabhu

We offer puṣpāñjali at His lotus feet and pray for His mercy. His glories are unlimited. One who respects Nityānanda Prabhu will achieve nitya ānanda, eternal bliss. We pray for a place nearby His lotus feet. When we receive Nityānanda Prabhu’s mercy, we will become related to the Vaiṣṇavas, harināma, the dhāma,..

Sri Ramanujacarya

Sri Ramanujacarya was born in South India. He is an incarnation of Laksmana. The word ‘anuja’ means ‘younger brother’. Rama-anuja refers to the younger brother of Lord Rama; therefore, he is Ramanuja. In Kali-yuga, he is the acarya of the Sri (Laksmi) Sampradaya. He is the disciple of Yamunacarya…

Sri Madhvacarya

All the four bona fide sampradayas are Vaisnava-sampradayas. This means there is similarity in their goal and object of worship. They all worship Visnu-tattva. The followers of Sri Ramanuja worship Sri Laksmi-Narayana, and in the sampradaya of Srila Madhvacarya there is worship of Bala-gopala Krsna…

Q & A: The Bloody Stone Turned To Vigrahas

“In Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s pastimes once He visited Mathura. He entered King Kamsa’s palace and also the prison where Lord Krishna appeared to mother Devaki. Seeing the big rock where Kamsa used to hit the babies of mother Devaki He became very furious. Later on…”

Try to Realize Him – 24 May 1996, Bath, U.K.

Religious designations will not suffice. Therefore, we should know all these truths. We should try to know the answers to questions like, “What is the atma? Who is Krsna? Who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Why have we come to this world? How can we be liberated?…”