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“A Vaisnava can teach. He is guru…”

“A Vaisnava can teach. He is guru…”

Bhubanesvar, 08 January, 1991 Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja “A Vaisnava can teach. He is guru. My Guru Maharaja made all his disciples Vaisnavas. In whatever stage they are, they teach. One may be a primary teacher, one may be secondary school teacher, one... read more

Some Rule and Regulation for New Gurus

[divider] Govardhana Darsana Excerpt — November 4, 2008 Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja: But I want that there should be some rule and regulation. There should be no quarrel among yourselves. If any devotee wants to take harinama from Padmanabha Maharaja, but Nemi... read more

If Guru Is Not Uttama

[fblike] Vrndavana, India: September 19, 1992 Syamarani dasi: In your recent discussions on Jaiva-dharma, Chapter 21, you mention that Vrajanatha and Vijaya-kumara understood that they could only attain perfection by getting diksa from an uttama-adhikari. Our... read more

Srila Gurudeva Discusses Future Initiations

  In the following darsanas and morning walks, our most worshipful Srila Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, discusses a bit about guru-tattva, and in most of them he discusses with his sannyasis regarding their giving initiations. In these... read more

Who Should Initiate?

by Radhakanta das I offer my dandavat pranams to my diksa and siksa gurus, nitya lila pravistha om vishnupada Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja and nitya lila pravistha om vishnupada Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja by whose mercy and teachings the whole world... read more

Write to him to dissipate your doubts!

by BV Suddhadvaiti SwamiDear Maharajas, prabhus, didis, please accept my obeisances. I had heard that our Srila Prabhupada had said that we could approach two persons for knowledge: His Godbrother Srila BR Sridhara Maharaja, and Srila Narayana Maharaja of the Kesavaji... read more