Srila Gurudev describes the all-important role of Krishna in the life of a devotee.
Srila Gurudev explains Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj’s definition of sharanagati given in Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam.
Srila Gurudev reflects on how he left home at a young age and surrendered himself to Sri Guru.
Srila Gurudev describes an ideal example of surrender to Krishna.
Srila Gurudev explains the significance of offering oneself unto the Lord wholesale.
Srila Gurudev explains the foundation of surrender and devotion to the Lord.
Srila Gurudev explains Krishna’s internal sentiments as He gives His final instruction to Arjuna in Srimad Bhagavad-gita.
To have 100 per cent faith in Lord Krishna is not easy. We live in the mundane world and deal with many material things so our faith is naturally influenced by our impressions of this world.
Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur writes, “The whole world is devoid of real love for Rama and Krishna. As was predicted in the scriptures for Kali-yuga, people only know about ritualistic ceremonies. They stay up the whole night singing the glories of some demigod. Some of them proudly worship Vishahari, who removes the effect of snake poison.
Here you can understand that Lord Kṛṣṇa has given power to other demigods, and also that Lord Śiva is the supreme Vaiṣṇava. What does Lord Śiva chant? He chants the Name of Rāma. And on whom does Lord Śiva meditate?
I have a small altar in Kolkata where I keep some remembrance of Śrīla Guru Mahārāj, remembrance of Śrīla Prabhupād, remembrance of Girirāj, and so on, with photos. Every day, I offer some incense to them, and every morning when I wake up, alone, I first look at their faces and pray to them with some mantram.
Whenever I come to visit another country, I must give an explanation to immigration. They ask me, “Where are you going? Where are you staying?” It is natural that they will ask about these things. I always give the same answer: “I am going to meet with my friends and their families.”
Śrīla Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj summarises the hidden messages exchanged during Ratha Yātrā.
So much sleep and suffocation, both giving me trouble so much. Sleep and suffocation, cannot talk. But eager to meet... [Sureśwarī Didi comes before Śrīla Gurudev and Priyaṅka Didi presents him with an exercise machine.]
This is season change time and this year season not come. It is winter and too much garment I have but one garment I cannot use. Only this for protect, not for warmth.
What is favourable for the practitioner’s life, we shall take that happily, and what is non-favourable, we must leave that. Most favourable is: śuddha-bhakata-charaṇa-reṇu, bhajana-anukūla.
Hare Krishna! Today is a very, very auspicious day for us. Radharani—Supreme Personality of Godhead and Supreme Power Radharani—both are today, very much worshipped by the devotees, everywhere in this world all over the centres of devotees. Radhashtami-tithi is very auspicious tithi for us because manifestation of Radharani in this material world appeared.
Srila Gurudev describes the transcendental vision of the Dham
(An excerpt from The Divine Servitor).