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Sisyatva (Discipleship)

Sisyatva (Discipleship) Class delivered by His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja (Bhubaneswar – March 18, 1993) One who can inculcate pure loving devotion unto you, he is a real guru. He who has given me prema-bhakti at the lotus feet of Krishna, he is my supreme friend, he is my eternal father and mother. […]

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Looking Here From Goloka Vrindavan

Looking Here From Goloka Vrindavan Sent in by Goloka Vrindavana dasa Prabhupāda is still asking me about Bhubaneswar. He looks here from Goloka Vrindavan, wanting to know how the work is progressing. Jogyatā-vicāre, kichu nāhi pāi, tomāra karuṇā sāra — “My eternal spiritual father, I have no qualification. I am most unfit and fallen. What […]

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One Sat-Śisya Can Do Wonders

~ One Sat-Śisya Can Do Wonders ~   Sent in by Goloka Vrindavana Dasa Devotee: He was a pure Vaiṣṇava. Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami: Prabhupāda has such purity. He is a pure devotee. He has such strength. He speaks pure kṛṣṇa-kathā that is not different from Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is all-attractive; therefore everyone is attracted to someone […]

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Acceptance of Spiritual Authority

Acceptance of  Spiritual Authority  (From an Evening darśana, Bhubaneswar, 1990) Sent in by Goloka Vrindavana  Dasa Devotee: Should we accept someone as an authority if they have material attachments and are not situated on the spiritual platform? Srila Gour Govinda Swami: We accept because we are in a society. Someone may be GBC of some […]

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Real Darsan of Sri Guru

Srila Gurudeva glorifies Srila Prabhupada by speaking Sri Guru-Tattva on his disappearance day (27 Oct 1995). Click to listen: [audio:http://www.srilagourgovindaswami.org/audio/lectures/real_darsan_sriguru.mp3|titles=Real Darshan of Sri Guru]

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It Needs Explanation

It Needs Explanation Therefore Prabhupāda has said ‘bhakti, bhakta, bhagavān do not belong to material world’. Understand? One line Prabhupāda said. It needs explanation, it needs explanation. Prabhupāda quoted only one short sentence. One short sentence he wrote and quoting Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, ‘bhakti, bhagavān, bhakta, do not belong to this material world.’ No, […]

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Genuine Sadhu-Sanga

Genuine Sādhu-saṅga   Devotee: Paramātmā is comparable to guru in some ways? Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami: Paramātmā is the manifestation of guru and guru is the manifestation of Paramātmā. Katha Upaniṣad says:   nāyam ātmā pravacanena labhyo na medhayā na bahunā śrutena yam evaiṣa vṛṇute tena labyas tasyaiṣa ātmā vivṛṇute tanūṁ svām   The Supreme […]

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Sri Guru Carana Padma

Presented here by His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva entitled “Sri Guru Carana Padma – The Lotus Feet of Sri Guru”. It was originally spoken on May 31st 1994 in American Canyon, USA. The most wonderful lecture ever spoken on Sri Guru tattva, beautiful analysation and glorification of the transcendental nature of […]

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