Prema-yuga

Prema-yuga

The following is an excerpt from the book Śudha-Nāma Bhajana, “Chanting the Pure Name” by Śrīla Gaura Govinda Svāmī Mahārāja   This tāraka-brahma-nāma* of Kali-yuga is mādhurya. It gives prema. All the rasas are included in this tāraka-brahma-nāma. Mādhurya means...
The Day Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Took Sannyāsa

The Day Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Took Sannyāsa

From a lecture given at Śrī Rūpa-Sanātana Gauḍīya Maṭha in Vṛndāvana on February 4, 1996 by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja (Śrī Hari-kathāmṛta Volume Two)   After returning from Gayā, it became apparent that Nimāi Paṇḍita had changed and was a completely...
The Gradations in Service

The Gradations in Service

Chapter 10 from the book, Going Beyond Vaikuṇṭha, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   Sometimes it happens that a sādhaka cannot understand his own heart. Just as a patient cannot identify his own disease, a sādhaka, due to his own weaknesses...
How to genuinely cry for Kṛṣṇa

How to genuinely cry for Kṛṣṇa

The following is an excerpt from a class on Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā Chapter 14, 20 — 29 by Śrīla Gaura Govinda Svāmī Mahārāja in Bhubaneswar, India, on 21 April 1994   Śrīla Gaura Govinda Svāmī Mahārāja: Very tricky. Kṛṣṇa is tricky. On the plea of crying,...
Pure Vibes

Pure Vibes

  The following is an excerpt from Follow the Angels, The Path of Dedication by Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Mahārāja     In the Gauḍīya Maṭha, we are interested in Reality, not in appearances. We want only what is real in the world of realization, the...
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