Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

2019 Aug II - Vol 42

August 11, 2019

Baladev Tattva

Sri Baladev Prabhu is the eighth avatar of the Dasavatar. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all avataras. His first expansion, Sri Baladeva—the original Sankarshana (Mula-Sankarshana), has the form of a cowherd boy in Vraja and that of a kshatriya in Dvarakapuri. Sri Baladev, who is the Deity of the sandhini potency, serves Krishna in His five forms of Maha-Sankarshana, Karanodakashayi, Garbhodakashayi, Kshirodakashayi, and Shesh. In the shruti (Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 3.2.4) it is said: ‘nāyamātmā balahīnena labhyaḥ’—‘Without the grace of Baladeva, no one can get God’. Sri Baladeva is the original spiritual master.



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Paying Respect to Senior Vaiṣṇavas

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

When our guruvarga used to meet and discuss among themselves, we, as disciples, did not enter into their conversation. We only entered when they ordered us to meet them, because, as a neophyte, we may sometimes misunderstand their behaviour and their way of talking and discussion. Always we should understand... Read


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Bhagavata-dharma

Sri Srimad Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami

Though the Bhagavata-dharma is difficult to understand (durbodha), that does not mean that it cannot be understood at all. Those who practice these religious principles taste the nectar of immortality, but this is not the mundane ambrosia of the demigods in Svarga. It is the nectar of devotional rapture.


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He Always Listens to Elders

Prahlad Das, India

During Summer vacations, all the children in Guru Maharaj 's family came together. They had a big family. His father had 3 or 4 brothers and their children played there too, with their own family including 8 or 10 children. With all of them together it was like a... Read



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Paran by 9:33 am.


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Krishna - Ashtami

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fasting for Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Appearance of Sri Krishna. Festival at Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Mayapur and at its other branches in India. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vikash Hrishikesh Maharaj.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sri Janmashtami paran by 9:33 am. Sri Nandotsava. Festival at Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Mayapur and at its other branches in India.

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Suddha-Bhakti: The Path of Pure Devotion

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The dust from the lotus feet of pure devotees is conducive to devotional service, and service to the Vaiṣṇavas is itself the supreme perfection and the root of the tender creeper of divine love.

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