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If You Know Everything About Bhakti-śāstras but…

If you know everything about bhakti-śāstras but you are not realizing or following, then internally you are in māyā... What will happen if a person is not following and at the same time speaks hari-kathā to others? This is the influence of the illusory māyā. Then, where will you be as the hearer?

Bhakti Quotes

Who are Very Fortunate

All of the vaisnavas living in the holy dhama of Sri Vrindavan are very fortunate souls. They have taken shelter of the Holy Name of Sri Krishna. Mahaprabhu and Nityananda are their life and soul. They know nothing but the eternal service of Sri Radha and Sri Krishna...


Srila Gurudeva’s Centennial Festival in Sri Radhe Kunj

View a glimpse of the centennial Vyasa-puja festival in Sri Vrindavan dhama at Sri Radhe Kunj, celebrating the 100th appearance day of our most worshipful nitya-lila pravista Om Visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami Maharaja, Bhakta Bandhav Srila Gurudeva...

Saphala Ekadasi

Gurudeva taught us to engage every minute in God’s service. He taught us not to collect material things, for they will take us very far away from God and His associates. We will run away to try to enjoy. How many hours do we work to maintain ourselves? We only eat a little bit of pasta, or a piece or two of pizza, or some bread or sandwich, but for that, we are slaves throughout our whole life, simply to maintain this dead material body. How can we come close to God? This Saphala Ekadasi is our helper. She does not disturb anyone. She helps so that when any disturbance comes to us, we will not be disturbed. We will be completely pure and strong. Therefore, she is called Saphala Ekadasi. She gives saphala, a very good fruit...


Śrīla Gour Govinda Mahārāja lamented to Srila Gurudeva about the jīva-tattva resolution in ISKCON. “Now they are voting on siddhānta,” he said, “and they are turning Prabhupāda’s mission into an apasampradāya. But it cannot last. Śrīla Gour Govinda Svāmī then said, “Mahārāja, I would like to discuss with you in detail about rāgānuga-bhakti and rūpānuga-bhakti.”
We are very lucky to hear the glories of Prabhupāda Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. The associates of the Lord appear in this world by the desire of God, and also return to the spiritual world by the desire of God. They come to make a platform, to give training to the jīvas, and to open a center where they can cultivate their spiritual nature. Sometimes we follow the proper course, and think we are doing well, but we are actually in a polluted state...
...In order to increase people’s desire and taste, Vyāsa especially has given the tenth canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam in which he has narrated Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes. And in the other cantos he gave jīva-tattva, māyā-tattva, kṛṣṇa-tattva, and all these things. He also described what this material world is. And in the tenth canto, to increase the jīvas’ ruci for Kṛṣṇa, he has described special pastimes...

Gurudeva Katha

Is There any Difference between Iskcon and Gaudiya Matha?

“The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is started for this purpose, so that hundreds of ISKCON centers may give people a chance to hear and chant, to accept the spiritual master and to disassociate themselves from persons who are materially interested, for in this way one can make solid advancement in going back home, back to Godhead...”

Srila Gurudeva Speaks on Vyasa-puja – 08 Feb 1997

Nowadays I am seeing that gurus sit on a golden throne and think, “I am Krsna myself.” They collect all the honor for themselves, and they think that there must be any good Vyasa-puja book for themselves, otherwise Vyasa-puja is not there. They want that all glorify them, whether they are good or bad, whether they are bona fide guru or not. This is not Vyasa-puja...

Book excerpts

Srila Gurudeva’s Childhood Pastimes

During Rāma Navamī, the residents of Tiwārīpura would recite Tulasī Dāsa’s account of Lord Rāma all day and night—all the while fasting without a drop of water. Gurudeva wept incessantly upon hearing the woeful pastimes of Lord Rāma, such as when King Daśaratha was separated from his beloved exiled son and cried, “Hā Rāma! Hā Rāma! Hā Rāma!” before giving up his life...

Bhajana-rahasya – Caturtha-yama-sadhana

CATURTHA-YĀMA-SĀDHANA Madhyāhna-kālīya-bhajana ~ ruci-bhajana ~ second prahara until three-and-a-half praharas (approximately 11:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.) TEXT 1 A nāma-sādhaka has no desire other than unadulterated devotional service to Kṛṣṇa...

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