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...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Nothing corrected.”

Date: 6/30/17

Dear Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja,

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

As I suspected would be the case when I posed my questions to you, nothing of substance has changed since I began discussing these topics with you in April of 2010, immediately after Srila Gurudeva’s disappearance. Your responses at that time to my urging you to accept the duties of acharya of Brazil, as ordered by your guru, Srila Govinda Maharaja, show little to no signs of maturing in the last seven years. Your ideas today are essentially the same as they were seven years ago.

As a reminder, these are some of the things you told me then by way of explaining your refusal to accept Srila Gurudeva’s order to “be the acharya of Brazil” (emphasis added):

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Sripada B.V. Trivikrama Maharaja “It’s one error that is already corrected”

(Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja, back row, left)

Date: 6/30/17

Dear Srila Giri Maharaj, please accept my dandavat pranams.

All glories to Srila Gurudeva and His sucessor President Sevait Acharya Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Here I’m answering those few questions you made in your letter. Lines belonging to your letter will be in Bold.

[bkg] In pursuance of your phone call yesterday, and the ensuing conversation, I have a few questions.

One of the last things you mentioned was to the effect, as I remember it, that you want to continue to support Acharya Maharaja’s Indian Maths, take your disciples there and keep some sort of ongoing relationship with those Maths. Will you kindly tell me why you feel these things are important to you?

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Srila Giri Maharaja “Our ashraya vigraha”

Note: In his reply to my first email to him (Dated: 4/22/17) Sriman Devashis dasa wrote (on 4/26/17) “I will take counsel of my own conscience in these matters and I think I have little chance of convincing you that your own stance may be flawed and worth reconsideration and so our continued dialogue is sadly pointless.”

Until now (6/30/17) Sriman Devashis has not supplied his proposed quotation from Srila Saraswati Thakura’s Will nor responded in any other way. — bkg

Subject: Our ashraya vigraha

Date: 4/26/17

Dear Sriman Devashis dasa,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

[Devashis dasa (“Dd”)] It is kind of you to write to me considering my welfare. I always consider Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Parampara – The Disciplic Succession Following Srila Govinda Maharaja”


Date: 6/28/17

Dear Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja,

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

In pursuance of your phone call yesterday, and the ensuing conversation, I have a few questions.

One of the last things you mentioned was to the effect, as I remember it, that you want to continue to support Acharya Maharaja’s Indian Maths, take your disciples there and keep some sort of ongoing relationship with those Maths. Will you kindly tell me why you feel these things are important to you?

You said you agreed with me on most points, that you made mistakes and hope to correct them and so on. One of the mistakes (my words) was to initially establish Sripada Acharya Maharaja as the acharya of your Math in Brazil, even though Srila Govinda Maharaja said it was you Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “They cannot remove the āchārya.”

Date: 4/22/17

Dear Sriman Devashis dasa,

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

I recently had a conversation with someone who seems to have some knowledge of the internal affairs of Acharya Maharaja’s London Math, of which, you are the president.

I have no right to interfere with such matters. However, as a matter of friendship, I would like to relate some of my thoughts to you.

Whether it is true or not, I do not know, but I heard that due to some improper behavior on the part of Sripada Acharya Maharaja, actually a lengthy history of such behavior, you were considering removing his photo from the parampara on the altar there. I strongly urge you not to take such an action. I base this advice on the following, among other things (emphasis added):

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Srila Sridhara Maharaja Ki Jai!

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Dear Sriman Pada Tirtha dasa,

Please accept my blessings and well-wishes and please convey the same to your family and especially my dear disciple Srimati Arundhati Devi dasi.

I was very pleased, satisfied and happy to learn from you about the intense eagerness of Srimati Arundhati Devi to make progress in Krishna consciousness. I am very encouraged to hear such things and very pleased that you have taken the time to write to me about them.

Srimati Arundhati Devi is my disciple, but we see our disciples as representatives of our guru. I take it from your report of her activities that it is a message from my gurus that I should feel such intense desire to understand the direction of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga as she is attempting to understand through her devotional practices. I think you and Read More...