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Rāma-navamī

Rāma-navamī

The following is a transcription of a discourse delivered by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Mathurā, India, on April 12, 2000   Rāma-kathā is endless. Saṅkarṣaṇa (Lord Anantadeva) himself continuously sings the glories of Śrī Rāma. But even with...

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House of Bhakti Love Feast

House of Bhakti Love Feast

This year we are celebrating the holy appearance day of Lord Śiva (Śiva-rātri) on 9 March 2024. Please join us! This festival is celebrated all over the world. Venue: Vijzelstraat 157, The Hague   Our temple can be reached easily via public transport from Den...

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The glories of sakhya-rasa

The glories of sakhya-rasa

Chapter Ten from the book, Bhakti-rasāyana, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   yat-pāda-pāṁsur bahu-janma-kṛcchrato dhṛtātmabhir yogibhir apy alabhyaḥ sa eva yad-dṛg-viṣayaḥ svayaṁ sthitaḥ kiṁ varṇyate diṣṭam ato vrajaukasām Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam...

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Observing Vaiṣṇava festivals in succession

Observing Vaiṣṇava festivals in succession

pṛthak satreṇa vā mahyaṁ parva-yātrā-mahotsavān kārayed gīta-nṛtyādyair mahārāja-vibhūtibhiḥ Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.29.11) Either alone or in public gatherings, with singing, dancing and other exhibitions of royal opulence, one should arrange to celebrate those holy...

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Tulasī Devī

Tulasī Devī

The following is a transcription of a discourse delivered by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Kuala Lumpur, on February 12, 2000   [On Advaita Ācārya's Āvirbhāva-tithi, because Advaita Ācārya called for the appearance of Lord Caitanya by offering Tulasī...

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Tulasī dāsa’s Rāma-carita-mānasa glorification

Tulasī dāsa’s Rāma-carita-mānasa glorification

The following is a letter written by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja to a devotee, on the subject of Tulasī dāsa's Rāma-carita-mānasa. This letter was previously published on the Internet in 1996. Dear Bhakti-vaidūrya Mādhava Mahārāja, Please accept my humble...

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What happens when a devotee departs prematurely?

What happens when a devotee departs prematurely?

The following transcription contains an excerpt from a darśana with Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Berkeley, California on June 10, 2000   Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja: What is the name of that Prabhu? Devotee: [Name withheld] dāsa. He is Śrīla...

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The Second Stage of Bhakti

The Second Stage of Bhakti

The following discourse on Śrī Bhajana Rahasya was delivered by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Birmingham, UK on June 16, 2003   We have finished discussing the first yāma (stage) of bhajana - śraddhā - what it is and how to achieve it. Try to achieve...

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The Bona Fide Process: Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka

The Bona Fide Process: Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka

The following is a transcription of a discourse delivered by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in The Netherlands, on July 4, 1997, Published in Discerning the True Sentiments of the Soul The glories of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura are so magnificent that even the...

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All will be in vain

All will be in vain

The following is a transcription of a discourse delivered by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Oahu, Hawaii, on January 19, 2002   All glories to Śrīla Svāmī Mahārāja. I know that he has collected you all and brought you here, and as far as I am concerned,...

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