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Śrīla Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa

Śrīla Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa The Ornament of Knowledge An evening class delivered by Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja on the disappearance day of Śrīla Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa, 8 June 1995, in Towaco, USA.   “That night Govindajī appeared to Śrī Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa in a dream and told him, “Write a commentary and whatever you write, I will accept. No […]

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Mahāprabhu’s Prīti-Dharma Process

Mahāprabhu’s Prīti-Dharma Process Excerpt from a lecture given by Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja on 6 July 1992, Bhubaneswar, India.    Thus we have ātma-dharma and mano-dharma. Mano-dharma is aprīti-dharma, dharma not based on love, aprīti, which is concocted, imaginative. Therefore mano-dharma is speculation. Ātma-dharma is based on prīti-dharma, love, and descends by the […]

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The Highest Vaisnava Sees Himself as the Lowest of All

The Highest Vaisnava Sees Himself as the Lowest of All By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Acarya Thakura Prabhupada. Originally published in The Harmonist. The Gaudiya [Volume 24, Issue 7]   “Those who are fit possess an abundant power of devotion. They are strong. I should not apply myself to finding out the shortcomings of the Vaisnavas, condemning service […]

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A qualification of a Vaiṣṇava

Adoṣa-Darśī He Never Sees Others’ Faults   vaiṣṇavera guṇa-grāhī, nā dekhaye doṣa kāya-mano-vākye kare vaiṣṇava-santoṣa   SYNONYMS vaiṣṇavera—of devotees; guṇa-grāhī—accepting good qualities; nā—never; dekhaye—sees; doṣa—any fault; kāya-manaḥ-vākye—with heart and soul; kare—does; vaiṣṇava—devotee; santoṣa—pacification. TRANSLATION He always accepted the good qualities of Vaiṣṇavas and never found fault in them. He engaged his heart and soul only […]

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Execute the Order of Kṛṣṇa and Guru

 Execute the Order of Kṛṣṇa and Guru In the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, we simply have to execute the order of Kṛṣṇa and guru. Then all necessities will be supplied by Kṛṣṇa, even if we do not ask for them. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 8.6.14 purport) Sent in by Rasamanjari devi dasi.  

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What is the Truth of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness?

What is the Truth of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness?   kṛṣṇa-tattva, bhakti-tattva, prema-tattva sāra bhāva-tattva, rasa-tattva, līlā-tattva āra   SYNONYMS kṛṣṇa-tattva — the truth of Kṛṣṇa; bhakti-tattva — the truth of devotional service; prema-tattva — the truth of ecstatic love of Godhead; sāra — the essence; bhāva-tattva — the emotional truth; rasa-tattva — the truth of transcendental […]

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Have You Received Prema?

Have You Received Prema? In reply to the question of Haridasi in a response to the article “Chant Pure and Without Offence” we have posted this article which is from Chapter 11 from the up and coming publication TRINAD API SUNICENA, which is at the printer right now. This wonderful answer is, of course, by Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja.   Kṛṣṇa-prema […]

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To Be Inattentive While Chanting

NINTH OFFENCE nāma grahaṇa samaye asāvadhānatā anavadhānatā To Be Inattentive While Chanting From the up and coming booklet  Nama-Aparadha – The Ten Offences  By His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami   Fix the Mind on Krishna  While chanting the mahā-mantra on the beads given to you by guru at the time of initiation, the chanting […]

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