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.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Your humble request.”

Date: 8/10/17

Dear Sriman Jagadananda dasa Adhikari,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes in consonance with the wishes of my Divine Masters.

I know you have told me time and time again that if I have any questions to feel free to ask.

Yes. There is nothing wrong with your humble request that I direct your study with more specificity. Actually, I am the servant of my disciples, although appearances may seem to contradict that fact.

I find all our texts to be of great interest, worthy of thoughtful consideration and discussion, and vital to the understanding of my disciples. Therefore, I have not sought to push you too much in one particular direction for your study. My principal interest remains this: resist the temptation to explore texts not authored or published by our trinity of Read More...

On the observance of the disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Deva-Goswami Maharaja, July 23, 2017.

Introduction:

The disappearance of Sri Guru reveals a great many things to those whose diligence applied to studying the event is sufficient to catch them. The day of his disappearance is a time to memorialize the greatness of Sri Gurudeva. The days following his disappearance are a time for those who proclaim his greatness to walk through the purificatory fire sparked by the event. Some will be burned by the fire while surviving it, others will be consumed by it, a few will emerge in a brilliant pure golden form as an example for all to follow.

So there may be disturbances, rather, we may say it should be, disturbance must come, because my most beloved Guru has withdrawn from amongst us. And should we like to live peacefully? Such a great curse, as it may Read More...

172 New Videos Of Srila Govinda Maharaja Just Added to the Archive!

One of the 172 new videos added to the Srila Govinda Maharaja Archive

We have just added 172 new videos to the Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev Goswami Maharaja Archive.

These videos were languishing in an old 1990s video tape format. Recently we were able to find a suitable encoder to allow us to upload them digitally.

No editing was done for content or duration. Each of these videos represent a single video tape. Each tape was ripped to MP4, with only slight corrections made for color and sound. Otherwise, they are presented here exactly as they were recorded during the 1990s and early 2000s.

We hope you find them as enlivening as we did while preparing them for this auspicious release.

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev Goswami Maharaja Ki Jai!

Click HERE to see the videos of Srila Govinda Maharaja.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Service to the Lord . . . run to it”

Date: 7/25/17

Dear Sriman Nila Madhava dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I would love to visit your center and attend a program. Do you have scheduled programs at your center?

We announce programs for special festival days on our website and invite everyone to attend those programs. Otherwise, we are a very small Math worshiping Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandhavika Giridharijiu, following the practices for Their worship as instructed by Srila Sridhara Maharaja. I am not personally involved with many formal programs such as puja, kirtana, etc., but am always happy to meet with and associate with devotees following in the line of Sri Chaitanya Saraswati.

At the time I came to associate with Srila Sridhara Maharaja he attended very few formal programs, maybe less than half a dozen a year. Read More...

The observance of the disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Deva-Goswami Maharaja, July 23, 2017.

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the observance of the disappearance from this world of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA, and UK center.

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Age for Initiation, Real Education, Controlling Lust”

Date: 6/4/17

Dear Sriman Jagadananda dasa,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

Please see this lowly servant offering his most humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

Yes, I am seeing you as such and appreciate your carefully constructed phrase expressing your sentiments with regard to yourself and your spiritual master. It is very sweet and appropriate.

I pray all is well with you. Please forgive the late reply. I haven’t an internet connection in the house yet so I have to wait until my day off to visit the internet cafe.

I understand the transition from your old job at the internet cafe to your new one will make it a little more difficult to access the internet. On the subject of your new job I will offer some friendly advice in the realm Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “If I were your disciple”

Dear Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Since my use of the word “cheating” troubled you so much I thought I should take another look at the way I used it.

Your placement of Acharya Maharaja’s photo in the parampara of your Math in Brazil, which identifies him, not you, as next in line after Srila Gurudeva gives further weight to the conclusion in the paragraph above and indicates that devotees in Brazil, even your disciples, are free to ignore you in favor of the one you promote as being “in a central and more important position” than your own. In this way you are cheating your disciples who should see you as supreme above all others but, instead, are encouraged by you to see the acharya of “the Read More...