A conversation with Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja

Devotee: Śrīdhara Mahārāja, when one becomes fully conscious of his spiritual identity does his present mind and intelligence, does it become purified or does he lose those and realize…

Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: It just vanishes. Misconception of a thing and when proper conception comes the misconception vanishes. It may come back again for some time. Suppose there is a post. I take it when in dusk, not more light, ‘Oh, there is a man.’ The post is there, and when in want of sufficient light I may



Mayavada-sata-dusani or Sri Tattva-muktavali
The Pearl Necklace of Truths or 100 Refutations of the Mayavada Fallacy

By Sri Madhvacarya

Text 1
All glories to Lord Krsna, who is simultaneously the protector of the faithful devotees and the devastating eternal time factor destroying the cruel demon kings. Krsna, the son of Maharaja Nanda, is as splendid as a young tamala tree. He is the source of the limitless Brahman effulgence. He is the master of all potencies. He is decorated with a vaijayanti flower garland, and His forehead is splendidly decorated with tilaka.


The perfect conception of oneness in relation to the Supersoul and the soul. As explained by Srila Prabhupada.

Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Original Sanskrit stated 5000 years ago

dagdhāśayo mukta-samasta-tad-guṇo
naivātmano bahir antar vicaṣṭe
parātmanor yad-vyavadhānaṁ purastāt
svapne yathā puruṣas tad-vināśe

Srimad Bhagavatam 4.22.27

When a person becomes devoid of all material desires and liberated from all material qualities, he transcends distinctions between actions executed externally and internally. At that time the difference between the soul and the Supersoul, which was existing before self-realization, is annihilated. When a dream is over, there is no longer a distinction between the dream and the dreamer.



By Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
While engaged with the brāhmaṇas who were too involved in the performance of Vedic sacrifices, Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma also saw that the cowherd men were preparing a similar sacrifice in order to pacify Indra, the King of heaven, who is responsible for supplying water. As stated in the Caitanyacaritāmṛta, a devotee of Kṛṣṇa has strong and firm faith in the understanding that if he is…


Mukunda das Prabhu


Clearing two seeds of apasiddhanta
By Mukunda das Prabhu

1. Guru does not have to be a realized soul

2. The Ritvik System of post samadhi initiation was ordered by Srila Prabhupada .

I have decided there is no better way to answer these two points of controversy than to post Srila Prabhupadas own words on both subjects , though I have inquired and heard from several realized Vaishnavas on the matter Srila Prabhupada is a mutually accepted authority on the subject hence to give the best forum for discussion without the argument that one person accepts one Vaishnava but not another, for this reason we will use only Srila Prabhupadas direct words.


Sripad Bhaktivedanta Bhagavat Maharaja

by Bhagavat Maharaja

Yesterday was Srila Haridasa Thakuras Disappearance day in USA. So I thought I would discuss the Poem that Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura wrote regarding his disappearance.

I am in the process of writing my thesis on transcendental sound vibration, its difference from material sound and how transcendental sound manifests in the material world. Recently I was focusing on a statement by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura concerning the continuation of the manifest presence of the transcendental sound vibration within this world. I would like to present to you some of the realizations I had in this regard.

He reasons ill who tells that Vaishnavas die
When thou art living still in sound.
The Vaishnavas die to live and living
Try to spread the holy life around!

This is part of poem written by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura while contemplating on Srila Hari Das Thakura’s Samadhi. There are a number of devotees who like to quote this verse as evidence that the tape recordings of the pure devotee are the continuation of and manifest presence of the transcendental sound vibration of the pure devotee. Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura wrote this poem in 1871. Therefore this verse was written six years before the Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison. Furthermore it was written about someone who most certainly was manifest and left this world in an era when no such recording device existed. If we consider this carefully an intelligent person would inquire what the intention of the author was when he said that the person is living still in sound. What sound? From where will the sound of the personality Srila Hari Das Thakura come from since there are no tape recordings of him speaking? How will we hear this sound?

Sri Radhastami 2017


Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day Lecture

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

[August 30, 1968, Montreal, Canada]

Now today is our Radhastami ceremony. So, so far Radharani, Radharani, today is the birthday of Srimati Radharani.



Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya


By Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
August 25, 2008

[This year, 2017, the auspicious appearance day of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja is on August 16 (in America). The following is a first-time-published transcription of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja glorifying Srila Prabhupada twelve years ago on this same day (August 28, 2005: Mathura). Such hari-katha is always fresh and new, just as Sri Krsna’s words spoken to Arjuna 5,000 years ago are fresh and new even now:]


Sri Krishnachandrastakam by Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami

svAGghri-dAsyado stu me sa ballavendra-nandanaH

His abundantly beautiful complexion belittles the splendour of combined rain-clouds, black eye cosmetics, and sapphires.His garments appear effulgent like a rising sun tinted like kunkum powder and enhanced by shining bolts of lightning.His perfectly-formed limbs are anointed with sandalwood paste mixed with camphor and saffron. May Sri Krishna, the Son of the king of the cowherd men, grant me the service of His own lotus feet.


By James Robinson Cooper