January 31, 2020


[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


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.

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Or, write to Vasanti dasi at (or on FB)

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


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)



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.


Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

This year on the 28th of March 2021 is Lord Caitanyas appearance day. It is a wonderful festival that is observed annually in February March by Krishnas devotees all over the world and mostly in Mayapur India, the place where Mahaprabhu appeared in the year 1486. Lord Chaitanya is the Absolute Truth The Supreme Lord Himself, who appeared as His own devotee to teach us that we can go back home to be with God simply by chanting Holy Names.

"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare"

Please click the More button to read a class by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja a pure devotee of Krishna, given at Sri Keshavaji Gaudiya Matha, on the divine birthday of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in Navadvipa, India March March 14, 2006

Please also watch the above video for much scriptural evidence about Lord Caitanya Maha Prabhu



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.


[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


[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.