Archive for November, 2012

Sri Ramananda Raya

Sri Ramananda Ray was the viceroy of the east and west side of the Godavari River in the empire of Raja Sri Prataparudra. When Mahaprabhu was setting out on his tour of South India, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya especially requested him to meet Ramananda Raya. “Please do not neglect him, thinking he belongs to a sudra family […]

The Forgetfulness of the Humanists

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja The Fountainhead of all eternal and temporal manifestations is confined in Sree Krishna alone. The non-absolute phases are emanations from a particular potency whose analytical distributions are known as gunas or qualities. In the factor of time, they are branched as past, present and future […]

Surely will you come to Me

A philosophical essay, New York, 1966 written By Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Posted by Devarsirat Das The whole world is divided into factions, and each accuses the others of being crazy. But if there are no criteria by which to judge sanity, then who can decide?

The Guru Must Be A Responsible Guardian

A Lecture From The Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.18 Vrndavana, November 6, 1976 By Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Devotee: Translation: “One who cannot deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother or a worship able demigod.” Prabhupada: …

Sankaras Philosophy

By Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja Devotee: Why is it that Sankaras philosophy has so much appeal to people in general? Srila Sridhar Maharaj: It is a compromise; it apparently gives harmony to all the sections of worshipers of different types of gods. There are so many worshipers of so many gods; and Sankara harmonises […]

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