How Śrī Nārada Muni Received Siddha-deha

How Śrī Nārada Muni Received Siddha-deha

  The following is an excerpt from Śrī Hari-kathāmṛta Volume One, Chapter Three, by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   Nārada Ṛṣi says in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (7.1.30–31): kāmād dveṣād bhayāt snehād yathā bhaktyeśvare manaḥ āveśya tad-aghaṁ hitvā...
The Gopīs Glorify the Pulinda Girl

The Gopīs Glorify the Pulinda Girl

Chapter Eight from the book, Bhakti-rasāyana, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   During the daytime, the gopīs are sitting together in their homes and reveal their inner sentiments to one another. One says, “After leaving this body, I desire...
The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

The following is an excerpt from an evening lecture by Śrīla Gaura Govinda Svāmī Mahārāja in Amherst, the U.S.A. on 2 June 1995, published in “In the Association of Pure Devotees”, First Edition 2016 by Tattva Vicara Publications Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī...
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...
The Animals of Vraja are Stunned

The Animals of Vraja are Stunned

Chapter Seven from the book, Bhakti-rasāyana, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   gāvaś ca kṛṣṇa-mukha-nirgata-veṇu-gīta pīyūṣam uttabhita-karṇa-puṭaiḥ pibantyaḥ śāvāḥ snuta-stana-payaḥ-kavalāḥ sma tasthur govindam ātmani dṛśāśru-kalāḥ...
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