MADHURYA KADAMBINI

    

 

MADHURYA KADAMBINI
By Sripad Bhaktivedanta Ashram Maharaja
 



FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE DAY OF SRILA JAYADEVA GOSVAMI

FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE DAY OF SRILA JAYADEVA GOSVAMI
by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami Maharaja
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, May 12, 2003

Sri Jayadeva Gosvami was a very high class of maha-bhagavata, and he wrote a book called “Gita-govinda,” meaning “The Glories of Govinda.” When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu saw this book, He made a copy and instructed His followers to also obtain one. At that time there was no press – books were reproduced by hand – so Mahaprabhu ordered His followers to write it down and then preach. In Jagannatha Puri, all the Vaisnavas and associates of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wrote down that book and made a necklace for themselves of the beautiful songs therein.



The amazing appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva

From the the Harikatha team

Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
May 10, 1998
Wales, UK

The at least 2160000 years old deity of Lord Nrsimhadeva is worshipped in Nrsimha palli Navadvipa Dham, Godrumadvipa in India since that time.

Respected Harikatha Readers,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga.

This year, 2020, the auspicious appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva is on the 5th May around the world. Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja gave an amazing discourse on the Lord’s appearance day in 1998, in Wales, and he is sharing this with you for the occasion this year.  (To hear the audio lecture click here.)



SRI GADADHARA PANDITA AND TOTA GOPINATHA

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
SRI GADADHARA PANDITA AND TOTA GOPINATHA
[This year, 2020, the appearance day of Sri Gadadhara Pandit is April 22 and 23 (in America and India).  We pray that you will enjoy reading the following discussion that took place at the Tota Gopinath temple in Jagannath Puri in 1993:]
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu lived in the cave at Gambhira, He was always thinking of Krsna and weeping. He came to this world to taste radha-bhava, and His activities while in Gambira comprise a drop of the ocean He experienced. While living in Gambira He gave the deity of Gopinatha to Srila Gadadhara Pandita and told him, “Today I will give you a very good thing. Will you accept it?”



RAMA NAVAMI 2020

Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksman and Hanuman

Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksman and Hanuman

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
RAMA-NAVAMI
Bangkok, Thailand: April 11, 2003

Do you know the history of Ramayana? Maharaja Dasaratha had three hundred-sixty queens, but no sons. One day he went hunting, and in the evening he met a friend of his who was



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”