tn Rupa gosvamiEach and every Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava is proud to call himself rūpānuga. It is only on the basis of bhāgavata-paramparā that Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī is the disciple of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and that the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava community considers Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī to be their guru...

tn Radha 1In Śrī Rādhā-kṛṣṇa-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, under the division entitled “Sri Krsna’s Beloveds (sri krsnasya preyasyah), there is a section  “Śrīmatī Rādhikā’s mañjarīs (śrī-rādhāyā mañjaryaḥ)” and a separate section  “Śrī Rādhā’s maidservants (śrī-rādhā-bhṛtyāḥ)" ...

tn sridharaWhen he departed from this consciousness of worldly preaching propaganda, then he is there. It is clearly expressed in these sayings there in the Atlantic. He discovered the unmanifest (aprakata) pastimes in Vrindavana, and in Vrindavana he established Krishna-Balarama and Gaura-Nitai. That is indicative of sakhya-rasa...

tn beautifulgdPrema cannot be contained within this body. One with a material body can attain up to the stage of svarupa-siddhi. Yet we see that rasika-bhaktas (those who are already internally situated in their exchanges with Krsna in His lila) have prema and also appear in a body. We should understand, therefore, that their body is not a worldly material body. This body cannot bear to hold prema. In such a mood of separation, this body would burst in pieces...

tn gurudeva rocking 400I pray to Rupa-Raghunath and all, he should sprinkle his mercy to you all, that you should have a very pure greed to understand who are gopis, who are especially manjaris. If you will be like Narottama, Srinivasa, Syamananda Prabhu traya, (these) three prabhus, then you can understand this bhakti, highest class of bhakti of manjari mood given by Caitanya Mahaprabhu, very high class of love philosophy....

tn Gurudeva ausomeThere is no one more exalted than the gopis because Krsna places His head at their lotus feet. Without their mercy, will anything happen? Krsna had some unfulfilled desires. He had to ask for something from Radhaji. What was it?

tn Gurudeva ausomeDevotee: What will happen to these certain devotees who are committing so much Vaisnava-aparadha?

Srila Gurudeva: I am not considering any of their offenses.

Devotee: You are not taking these offenses into consideration, but Krsna is seeing everything.

tn Gurudeva ausomeThe Guru is supposed to be on a higher platform than the disciples. And, you should treat him like, “Saksat-hari.” You should always honor him. A disciple cannot sit on the same asana as Gurudeva. But, a Siksa Guru is also honored. Sometimes, he becomes like a bosom friend. You can embrace and joke with a Siksa Guru. But it is very hard to joke and laugh with your Diksa Guru. But you can joke and become a bosom friend of Siksa Guru; laughing together like Sridhama, Subala, and Krsna...

tn Gurudeva ausomeThe heart is like a flower. It is so soft, sweet, and fragrant. So, I cannot take out my heart, but this flower is like my heart. The devotee prays, “I want to give my heart at your lotus feet. We will do what you say. We know that you have come to help us to go to Krsna and be engaged in His service. You have no other desire at all...

tn Gurudeva ausomeSrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura said, “If there is even a word of the mayavadis in this world, then it is very difficult to preach bhakti. Suddha bhakti will not come in this world up until there will be even one conception of the mayavadis. Therefore, mayavada should be uprooted from this world...

tn Gurudeva ausomeSukadeva Gosvami was speaking the Bhagavatam to Pariksit Maharaja who was destined to die after seven days. Therefore, Sukadeva Gosvami started speaking the Bhagavatam to Pariksit Maharaja. The Bhagavatam is filled with tattva-jnana and upon aural reception of this immaculate literature, transcendental wealth and peace will be obtained. Previously, I spoke on the childhood of Krsna. Although Krsna is Parabrahma, He plays like....

tn Gurudeva ausomeIn India, there is a place called Naimisaranya. It is a very pure place. It is on the banks of the Gomati River. Thousands of years before, over 80,000 Rsis had assembled in that place. Kali Yuga was about to come; it had made its arrival immediately after Krsna left this world....

tn Gurudeva ausome

Once, we were travelling with Guruji from Mathura to Bengal. We were going to the birthplace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. On the way, a district magistrate of the railways got onto the train. The railway magistrate was conducting his routine check. He started a conversation with my Gurudeva.

He asked my Gurudeva, “Krsna is God—what is the evidence for this?”

tn Gurudeva ausomeWe will inquire from a bona fide guru and Vaisnavas.  They will help us and, the mercy of Krsna will also come automatically. When our efforts and Krsna’s mercy meet, then we can have a bona fide guru, otherwise not. One more thing is essential—your past birth impressions. If you have done something devotional in your previous lives, then Krsna will automatically arrange for you to have a bona fide guru...

tn Gurudeva ausome..to have a desire like, “I am serving Krishna, so I must be happy.” To serve Krishna for your happiness is not bhakti. If you have an appetite to serve Krishna and are worshipping Krishna, then you must realize ananda (bliss). Try to go deep. Desiring your own happiness is not bhakti...

tn Gurudeva ausomeI explained before, that we should not try to always remember Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. What is the harm in remembering Him as so? If we think of Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, having innumerable attributes, and opulence, then what is the harm? It has been told in Sri Caitanya Caritamrita: yaha hoite Krishnera lage sudhrda mana...