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Srila Prabhupada — This Is My Request

In his short arrival speech Śrīla Prabhupāda explained why he was so urgently pressing his disciples to produce his books.      ‘I have no personal qualification,’ he had said from the plushly upholstered vyāsāsana, ‘but I simply try to satisfy my guru. That’s all. My Guru Mahārāja asked me that, ‘If you get some money, […]

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Think Before You Criticise Others

Think Before You Criticise Others   Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur   Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1935   Here is a nice story from the life and teachings of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur: Once some devotees were sent to establish a preaching center in Bengal. They worked day and night, equipping it as a beautiful temple. When Srila Bhaktisiddhanta […]

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Speaking for the Pleasure of Guru and Gauranga

Speaking for the Pleasure of Guru and Gauranga From a darshan by HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja on the 29th May 1995 New Vrindavana,  USA.   The Goswamis have discussed very, very deep philosophy, it is not easily understood. Generally it is not discussed amongst neophytes. It is normally discussed amongst very elevated devotees, […]

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Chant Minimum 16 Rounds

Chant Minimum 16 Rounds Indian man: Prabhupāda, when we do our chanting, the chanting beads contain 108 beads. Why is this, and why do we chant sixteen rounds? Śrīla Prabhupāda: Not sixteen rounds. You can chant unlimitedly. Indian man: No, minimum Śrīla Prabhupāda: Minimum because they cannot chant more than that, therefore minimum. Otherwise kīrtanīyaḥ […]

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Early days Bhubaneswar

Early days Bhubaneswar  There was Nothing Here Selected quotes from Kṛṣṇāliṅgita-vigraha, Volume one The authorised biography of His Divine Grace, Śrīla Ācārya Ṭhākura, Gour Govinda Swami.       Bhāgavata dāsa At that time we were preparing to install the Ananta-śeṣa deity for the new temple to be constructed in Bhubaneswar. I remember Gour Govinda […]

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The Talking Water Pot

“Our spiritual masters (asraya-jatiya guru-varga) are the abodes of love.They appear to us in different forms to bestow their mercy upon us. They are reflected in all objects and in every entity. Indeed, they are the special manifestations of Srila Gurudeva, he who imparts divya-jnana, transcendental knowledge.” The Talking Water Pot by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja Acarya Thakura […]

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Srila Prabhupada about Criticising Devotees…

Srila Prabhupada about Criticising Devotees… “…I have noted your several complaints against the devotees but it would be better to set the example rather than to criticise the defects of the devotees. We should always remember that we recruit members from people in general. It is not expected that every one of our members should be […]

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Recordings of Srila Gour Govinda Swami

Tattva Vicara Publications is looking for audio tapes, videos, mp3 or any other recordings of His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami. If any one is in the possession of anything like the above and would like to share it, please contact us. All tapes and videos are getting old and are in need of […]

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