Srila Giri Maharaja – “Srila Gurudeva’s Biography (I)”

Sep 18, 2017

All glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

Dear Giri Maharaj,

Please accept my obeisances. I hope this finds Your Holiness very well. I am currently with our devotees at Villa Govinda Ashram in Italy.

I am just writing a note to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful service you and your team are doing in steadily uploading so many hundreds of invaluable audio and video recordings of Srila Gurudev and Param Guru Maharaj. I have found some recordings there which seem to have been lost from other archives.

Since I am writing I also would like to mention that I have been working on a biography of Srila Gurudev for several years now, based on what I have been able to collect from numerous recordings, articles, and the hearts of the devotees. The final work will be edited by Sripad Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Reformation—the elephant in the room.”

10/31/17

Dear Mr. Deace,

Please accept my warm greetings.

I listened to your “Reformation” podcast hoping to gain some insight as to what all the kerfuffle was about between Catholics and Protestants. As happens with many of your disputations whereby you attempt to establish sola scriptura as the preeminent basis of faith, I marvel at how both you and Todd—who represented “the church” side of your mutual disputation—miss the elephant standing in the room.

The elephant that wreaks havoc with both your arguments is the guru or spiritual master, who may also be known by the term acharya (ācārya), who is recognized and accepted as the representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Ostensibly, both you and Todd accept Jesus as your guru. And yet when you argue over which Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “List of Audio and Video Files”

Date: 10/20/17

Dear Sriman Gaura dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

I was wondering if you have a list of all the audio and video files at a quick glance instead of having to scroll through each lecture ?

Your question is the question of many.

Unfortunately, we do not have the sort of list you are asking for. We do not have the manpower or resources to produce such a thing at this time.

Since you recognize the obvious advantages of having access to such a list and would find it useful for your own research, I think you should endeavor to compile it. If you do so and submit it to us we will post it to our website to make it available for the benefit of everyone.

If you are interested in undertaking this seva I can refer you to a few others who have Read More...

In Remembrance of Our Divine Masters

Today is Srila Govinda Maharaja’s sannyasa day and tomorrow is Srila Guru Maharaja’s avirbhava. Now is a great time to remind our website family that we now have 337 videos of Srila Sridhar Maharaja and of Srila Govinda Maharaja live on this website. That is in addition to the 900 audio files of Srila Sridhar Maharaja and over 1000 audio files of Srila Govinda Maharaja. There are still more audio files being prepped for release in the coming months…so stay tuned! Srila Bhakti Sundara Govinda Deva-Goswami Maharaja’s sannyasa day, ki jaya!

Saturday 14th October 2017 – Appearance of Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 123th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja which will take place at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at the SCSM Global Center in the UK.

Please click this link to see and hear Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja speaking on this most auspicious occasion in 2007.

This festival will include Nama sankirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.

Tuesday 29th August 2017 – Sri Radhastami. Appearance day of Srimati Radharani.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees from SCSM New Jersey in the grand festival for Sri Radhastami on August  29th, 2017.

The festival will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

We humbly present this audio recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja discussing Sri Radhastami for the satisfaction of the Vaishnava devotees.

Srila Giri Maharaja – Krishna’s appearance, Nanda Maharaja’s greatest gifts.

Date: 8/13/17

Dear Sriman Nila Madhava dasa,

Please accept my humble regards and well-wishes.

Tuesday we are celebrating Sri Krishna’s appearance. The following day is Sri Nandotsava, the day Sri Nanda Maharaja celebrated his son’s birth by distributing great quantities of his wealth in charity. That day also marks the appearance day of our Divine Master Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja. Therefore, we can consider Srila Swami Maharaja’s appearance to be the greatest gift of charity of Sri Nanda. Sri Krishna’s appearance “to annihilate the demons and establish the principals of religion” was fulfilled in our time by the appearance of Srila Prabhupada, who appeared to give everyone the gift of Sri Krishna in the form of Krishna consciousness.

In the time of Nanda Maharaja, he Read More...

Tuesday 15th August 2017 – Sri Krishna Janmastami.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate at the SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at our U.K. center in the celebration of the grand festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami on Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 8pm until 12am midnight. Complete fast all day until midnight (then no grains).

You are also invited to attend Sri Nandotsava and Thakura Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appearance day celebrations the following morning on Wednesday 16th August.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.