Sripad Madhusudan Maharaja is broadcasting harikatha in Hindi on Satsang channel, daily for 30 days starting December 10th, 2017 (the tirobhava tithi of Nitya-līlā-praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda aṣṭottara-śata Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja) at 8:20 AM IST. If you reside in India and have access to Satsang channel, you can watch at 8:20 AM daily, Tata Sky channel #1073, Dish Tv channel #1065.
The purpose of this collection of essays is to reconcile the statements of various great personalities concerning the eternal spiritual identity of the great rūpānuga-ācārya, paramapujyapāda nitya-līlā-praviṣṭhā oṁ viṣṇupāda 108 Śrī Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swāmī Mahārāja.
Our ācāryas cannot have a fundamental difference of opinion about siddhānta. If sometimes it appears that they have different perspectives, then that distinction is only in terms of an apparent consideration (apara-vicāra), not the essential truth (tattva-vicāra). If an apparent controversy arises, it is the duty of the disciples to offer appropriate reconciliation…
In 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)" ...
Each 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...
We are pleased to announce the auspicious occasion of the installation of the Diety of our Srila Gurudeva, Om Visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami Maharaja, in the newly constructed Sri Gaura Narayana Gaudiya Math, Tiwaripura, Buxar District, Bihara. Also will be installed the charming forms of Sri Sri Gaurasunder, and Sri Sri Radha Ramana Bihari...
When 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...
Prema 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...
The following is a translation of the Bengali conversation between Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja, which transpired on Oct. 8, 1977. This conversation took place just before Srila Prabhupada's departure from this world on Nov.14, 1977...
Srila Sarasvati Thakura knew that he would soon be going to his Master, and therefore he gave some final instructions to his disciples. Our Guru-Maharaja was there, as were Gosvami Maharaja (a prominent disciple), Kunja Bihari Prabhu, Bhakti Vilasa Tirtha Maharaja and others. He told those in attendance, "I am unhappy. I have come for a mission – to give the things that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to give....
I 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....
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Heart & Soul
Renowned World Ācārya Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Aṣṭottara-śata Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda
tomāra milane bhāi, ābāra se sukha pāi,
gocāraṇe ghuri dina bhora
katô vane chuṭāchuṭi, vane khāi luṭāpuṭi,
sei dina kabe habe mora
(Jaladuta prayer,verse 8)
bhajahũ re mana, śrī nanda-nandana
jaya rādhā-mādhava kuñja-bihārī
These songs express Śrīla Prabhupāda’s life and soul.
Yuga Ārcārya Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Aṣṭottara-śata Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārājahā! devi kāku-bhara-gadgadayādya-vācā
yāce nipatya bhuvi daṇḍavad udbhaṭārtiḥ
asya prasādam abudhasya janasya kṛtvā
gāndharvike nija-gaṇe gaṇanāṁ videhi
tavaivāsmi tavaivāsmi na jīvāmi tvayā vinā
iti vijñāya devi tvaṁ naya māṁ caraṇāntikam
These two ślokas are our Gurudeva’s heart and soul, and this mood he wanted to preach throughout the world.
(Śrī Gāndharvā-samprārthanāṣṭakam 2 & Śrī Vilāpa-kusumāñjali 96)
Viśva Bandhu Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Madhusūdana Gosvāmī Mahārājadevi duḥka-kula-sāgarodare
vṛndāvaneśvari tavaiva padāravindaṁ
hṛdy arpitaṁ madhu-pateḥ smara-tāpam ūgraṁ
nirvāpayet parama-śītalam āśrayāmi
( Śrī Vilāpa-kusumāñjali 8 & Sri Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi 13)