The Supreme Lord is most affectionate to His devotees and is conquered by their love. How many different stratagems He engages in just to accept the service of His devotee! Though served in Goloka by hundreds of thousands of goddesses of fortune, Govinda still seems not to have enough people to serve Him. How many tricks He plays in order to engage the devotee He wants in His service. Astonishingly, the Lord Himself instructed Indradhyumna maharaj on what are the special services He would like to accept from him. One amongst those services is the transcendental bathing of Jagannath, Baladev and Shubhadra which is performed on the appearance day of the deities.
Śrīla Most Revered Gurudev, by seeing my non-belief of the transcendental poems by Śrīla Bhaktivinode Ṭhākur – Śaraṇāgati, Kalyāṇa-kalpataru Gītāvalī, Gīta-mālā, ordered me to go through the teachings of Kalyāṇa-kalpataru. I went through that. After half an hour, my heart had been choked. After that my mind had changed.... Read
With the wisdom that Sri Krishna resides in the heart of all jivas, one should honour every living being. A deeper respect should naturally be shown to the religious jiva, and, beyond this, it is imperative to feel even deeper honour for the brahmana-jiva and the vaishnava-praya jiva. But above all, it is enjoined that one must worship and serve the lotus feet of a vaishnava-jiva.
In 2004, I was very sick for months. Very sick. I was in Udupi with an Ayurvedic doctor. There were 2 didis from another sangha there. We sat in the waiting room together sometimes. One of those didis was a secretary of an ISKCON guru and she read Srimad... Read
Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.
Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.
Disappearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.
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This small book is the second volume of articles taken from a series of emails originally sent out from the sreecgmath yahoo group. They are short articles written or spoken by Srila Bhakti Ballabha Tirtha Maharaj, the President-Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math and founder of GOKUL (the Global... Download