STATEMENTS REGARDING WOMAN BASED ON MIS-EDITING AND BAD GRAMMAR

For anyone who has ever been disturbed about statements in Srila Prabhupada’s books seemingly putting down women and blacks and appearing to say that women enjoy being raped: please read this realised, loving explanation by Narayana Maharaja.
It is so important. Every devotee who reads this will have doubts dispelled.
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja does not hold back. He states he has read all the books and He places the blame on mis-editing and bad grammar that distorts true meaning and more.

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

 

Lecture by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj: The Hague, Holland: July 13, 2005
Some persons have told me that when they read Pujyapada Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja’s translations of Srimad-Bhagavatam, and especially his purports, they lose their faith in Krsna-consciousness. They say this is because his books state that ladies are inferior, and that black people are all sudras and cannot have bhakti. So many people who were in ISKCON left because of this



SRI ADVAITA ACARYA APPEARANCE DAY

January 31, 2020

Transcript

[February 1, 2020 is the appearance day of Śrīla Advaita Ācārya in Vṛndāvana, India. The following is an excerpt of a bhāva anuvāda of a discourse by Śrīla Bhakti Vijñāna Bhāratī Gosvāmī Mahārāja on August 30, 2014. Editors’ input: Additional text has been included in square brackets to facilitate the flow of content.]

Śrīla Bhakti Vijñāna Bhāratī Gosvāmī Mahārāja



NEW BOOK, THE ART Of SPIRITUAL LIFE

Obeisances everyone!

Al glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!

On the divine disappearance day of Srila Prabhupada, Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, we offered Srimati Jadurani/Syamarani didis memoirs, The Art of Spiritual Life to Srila Prabhupada in his room at Radha Damodara. It was such a moving ceremony.

She has been writing this since the 1980s, and the mood and beauty of witnessing and being a part of the beginning of the Hare Krsna movement in the West is exemplified in this masterpiece. Reading it is a journey that makes one laugh and cry and feel many ranges of emotions. When I read how she broke the first mrdanga sent to the West, I cringed, and when she describes her heart feelings while at Los Angeles airport in 1977 upon hearing when Srila Prabhupada departed from this world, it is so heart-wrenching.

They are available in India and UK and on January 14th, they will arrive in America and be available to ship out by the end of January.

Orders can be placed here:

https://www.theartofspirituallife.com

Or, write to Vasanti dasi at vasantidasi@gmail.com (or on FB)

Aspiring for the service of Sri Guru and the Vaisnavas,
Vasanti dasi



WRONG DEMIGOD WORSHIP. THE DEMIGODS ARE NOT GOD



The demigods are not God

Bhagavad Gita 9.23. What does it mean when Krishna says “Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.”

“Persons who are engaged in the worship of demigods are not very intelligent, although such worship is offered to Me indirectly,” KRISHNA says. For example, when a man pours water on the leaves and branches of a tree without pouring water on the root, he does so without sufficient knowledge or without observing regulative principles. Similarly, the process of rendering service to different parts of the body is to supply food to the stomach. The demigods are, so to speak, different officers and directors in the government of the Supreme Lord. One has to follow the laws made by the government, not by the officers or directors. Similarly, everyone is to offer his worship to the Supreme Lord only. That will automatically satisfy the different officers and directors of the Lord. The officers and directors are engaged as representatives of the government, and to offer some bribe to the officers and directors is illegal. This is stated here as avidhi-pürvakam. In other words, KRISHNA does not approve the unnecessary worship of the demigods.


“Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.” (Bhagavad gita 7.20)



THE IMPORTANCE OF SADHU SANGA

 


108 Srila Prabhupada Quotes compiled by Isa prabhu

“There are many societies and associations of pure devotees, and if someone with just a little faith begins to associate with such societies, his advancement to pure devotional service is rapid.” From the Nectar of devotion by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Chapter 19

On the Importance of Having the Association of Pure Devotees “Only a pure devotee of the Lord can show one the right way of progressive life” “Only in the association of such devotees are the transcendental glories of Lord Krsna properly discussed” “Only one who is fortunate can have the opportunity to hear Srimad-Bhagavatam in the association of pure devotees of the Lord”



The appearance day of Śrī Gaṅgāmātā Gosvāminī

[June 12, 2019 is the appearance day of Śrī Gaṅgāmātā Gosvāminī in Vṛndāvana, India. The following is an excerpt from a bhāva anuvāda of the kathā given by Śrīla Bhakti Vijñāna Bhāratī Gosvāmī Mahārāja on June 8, 2014.

Glorification of Sri Sita-Rama

             

Sri Sri Sita Rama laksman and Hanuman

Mathura, April 13, 2000

Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Janaka Maharaja had given the definition of bhakti to Lord Rama’s brother, Bharata. “Anyabhilasita-sunyam, jnana-karmady-anavrtam, anukulyana krsnanu-silanam bhaktir uttama. One who has no other desire than to please Krsna, and who is not influenced by the process of jnana-marga (cultivation of knowledge) karma, and so on, is situated in pure bhakti.” The king told him that nothing can control prema (pure love of God); it has its own law. One who has prema will always consider the desires of his object of love. He has no personal interest. He will always think, “How will my beloved be pleased?” Our real purpose is to please our worshipful deity, God and Guru; not to please ourselves.



THE DIVINE APPEARANCE DAY OF LORD SRI CAITANYA MAHAPRABHU

Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

This year on the 20th of March 2015 is Lord Caitanyas appearance day. This is a talk by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. Given at Sri Keshavaji Gaudiya Matha, on the divine birthday of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in Navadvipa, India: March 14, 2006 pm

After the completion of Lord Sri Krsna’s pastimes in Vrndavana and Dvaraka in Dvarapa-Yuga, He was thinking very deeply. He considered, “I went to the material world and tasted the moods and relationships of dasya (servitude), sakhya (friendship), vatsalya (parental affection) and madhurya-rasa (conjugal love). Although I did so, however, I was not completely satisfied.”

Scriptural Evidence For Lord Caitanya Maha Prabhu

Gaura Purnima Lord Caitanya Part One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrR4VIKnPZE

Gaura Purnima Lord Caitanya Part Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsedvAATTHM



SHIVA RATI 2019



Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
The Post and the Person
Holland: July 3, 1997

Sri Narada desired to proclaim the glories of Lord Siva. As previously
described, he praised Siva as the greatest devotee of Lord Krsna and
most dear to Him, and Lord Siva became upset by hearing those praises. Siva then related a number of incidents which, according to him, were
evidence that he was not dear to Krsna at all.



FOR THE APPEARANCE DAY OF SRILA BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASVATI MAHARAJA

[The following lecture was given by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja in Germany, on February 21, 2003]

Today is a very auspicious day. It is the very holy birthday of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Thakura. I want to speak something of his glor

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Maharaja


If this great self-realized soul had not descended in this world, no one would have known the meaning of pure bhakti. No one would have known the identity of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the book Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, or the books and glories of the Gosvamis.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura gave us two jewels, the first one being the holy birthplace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He manifested Gaura-dhama. Before him, no one knew where

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had taken birth. No one knew where Sridhama Mayapura was actually located



HE KEPT HIS LIFE IN HIS HANDS

[This year, 2019, February 21 is the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja, the initiating and sannyasa guru of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja and the god-brother and sannyasa guru of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja. In honor of this most auspicious day, please accept this lecture spoken by Srila Narayana Maharaja in Murwillumbah, Australia, February 9, 2004:] 

Srila Narayana Maharaja : “Today is a very auspicious day. It is the birthday of my spiritual master, om visnupada Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja. I have seen


with my own eyes how he used to observe Vyasa-puja on his birthday, by offering respects to all other Vaisnavas – especially to senior Vaisnavas, but also to juniors.

Wrong Demigod Worship

The demigods are not God

Bhagavad Gita 9.23. What does it mean when Krishna says Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.
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