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“There is no other procedure for understanding…”

“There is no other procedure for understanding…”

Excerpt from Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.204-205 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda sakhī vinā ei līlāya anyera nāhi gati sakhī-bhāve ye tāṅre kare anugati rādhā-kṛṣṇa-kuñjasevā-sādhya sei pāya sei sādhya pāite āra nāhika upāya Translation “Without the... read more
Real Sadhu-sanga is most important

Real Sadhu-sanga is most important

from an informal talk with Srila Gour Govinda Swami   Devotee: So Paramatma is comparable to guru in some ways? Srila Gurudeva: Paramatma is the manifestation of guru and guru is the manifestation of Paramatma. Katha Upanisad says: nayam atma pravacanena labhyo na... read more
“Narottama dasa begs for his association”

“Narottama dasa begs for his association”

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja continues to glorify the process of bhajana as it is described in Sri Bhajana Rahasya NAROTTAMA DASA BEGS FOR HIS ASSOCIATION Sriman Mahaprabhu (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 1.211) has described the public... read more