Whatever Limbs of Bhakti

The form of your Gurudeva which you have seen and served will surely come to you, so you can pray to him that he will manifest in that truth in your heart. Then, when he gives you his darsana, at that time your meditation will be very easy for you. It is certain that he will somehow give an idea, and after that you will be able to realize and serve him there…

How Sridham Prabhu Became a Devotee

“A year and a half ago, I was working in a steak house in Ohio. This really sweet lady I knew was carrying a jar of olives out of the storage room. I was right in front of her doing dishes. She slipped and fell. The glass jar broke and a big shard slit her throat open. I was the first to see her. I couldn’t help but think that it looked exactly like what happens when you butcher chickens…

Book Review, Jaiva Dharma

1. The original Jaiva-Dharma, written in Bengali, is a priceless ornament for all Vaisnavas.
2. The author, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, is a confidential associate of Mahaprabhu, and is famous as the Seventh Gosvami.
3. By the causeless, unlimited mercy, inspiration and direct order of my Gurudeva (Srila Bhaktipragyana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja) I was able to translate this book into Hindi…

Radhe Kunj Thakuraji Darsana and Gurudeva Quote

When you chant harinama, you can try and visualize that you are anywhere in the eighty-four krosas (thirty-two square mile area) of Vrndavana. You can be under the shade of Vamsi-vata (the tree under which Krsna plays His flute and calls the gopis to come and dance rasa-lila with Him), and sometimes in Nandagaon, at Ter-kadamba (one of the important meeting places of Sri Radha-Krsna). And, if you like to weep bitterly, then go to Uddhava-kyari…

The Meaning of Vraja-lokanusaratah

It was only play. No associates – not even the grasses, creepers, parrots and birds, what to speak of any Vrajavasis like Nanda Baba or Yasoda Ma – ever believe that Krsna is the Supreme Lord. Krsna may be the Supreme Lord, the Lord of lords. He may be; but to the Vrajavasis Krsna is a friend, a son, or a beloved; only this…

Aisvarya in Vraja?

Aisvarya was more powerful. Arjuna was overpowered by aisvarya and forgot that Krsna was his friend. Arjuna’s mood, as well as the mood of all other associates in Dvaraka-lila, is full of aisvarya. Sometimes there is madhurya, but it is always defeated by aisvarya…

Srila Gurudeva’s Hari-katha Tapes

We recently discovered old tapes of Srila Gurudeva that had not been digitalized or made available to the public. Now we are restoring and digitalizing the tapes and will be publishing them here on a daily basis for the inspiration of Srila Gurudeva’s devotees and followers around the world. 

Only by Their Mercy

1. Only by the mercy of Sri Guru and vaisnavas is it possible to attain the mercy of Krishna.
2. The mercy of sadhus and the soul’s intent desire to serve are one and the same.
3. We should try and develop intimacy with vaisnavas in which we regard them as our bosom friends.

Gurudeva and ISKCON

Sita once told Him, ‘Oh, look at that golden deer! Please go and bring it to me, either dead or alive. If it is alive I will take it to Ayodhya when our time of exile is finished, and at that time I will give it to Kaikeyi Ma or Bharata. And, if it is dead, I will make a mrgachalla from it.” Do you know the meaning of mrgachala? It is used as an asana…

Srila Sanatana Gosvami Audiobook

Our next book, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, the Sambandha-acarya, is at the printers and will arrive in a week or so! In the meantime, for those who’d like to experience the book in another medium, we have done an audiobook reading, and that is now available to our supporters…

He is Ready to Help

1. Anyhow, if anyone comes near Nityananda Prabhu, then he is ready to help him.
2. Nityananda Prabhu is very merciful. He requests everyone, “Come to the holy dham.”
3. He has opened a market place of harinama in godrumadvipa for delivering everyone…

Gaurahari is Very Kind

He has come to hold your hand, embrace you, take you in His lap and say, “Please come with Me, dance with Me, play with Me. You have forgotten Me and you have forgotten yourself, but I am now telling you that I am yours and you are Mine.”

Abhisara, the Exact Meaning

We cannot perform these services in our present stage, and the guru warns his neophyte disciples not to try. We can only pray, “When will my good fortune come, so that I will actually be able to render service like Rupa Manjari, Ananga Manjari, and our gurus..?”