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Gaudiya Vaishnava reflections

Artificial and Genuine Svarūpa Siddhi

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda [hr] Best of virtuous women, I became aware of the news through your letter dated the 28th that you went to Vṛndāvana and, from the Vaiṣṇavas there, heard about meditating upon the aṣṭakalīya-līlā (divine eightfold... read more

We Cannot Rely On the Mind

When the Transcendental Sound Makes His Appearance by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda [hr] We cannot rely on the mind and our mental speculation. All of us are busy making our mind control everything relating to ourselves. This does not admit the... read more

We Study What We Wish to Acquire

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda [hr] We know that this procedure also has its difficulties. The mixed aptitude is really opposed to the quest for the truth. It is opposed to absolute emancipation, to the supreme function, the supreme need and the... read more

Who is Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami?

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda [hr] Question 1: What is the easy way to achieve the Supreme Lord? Answer: The only way to attain bhagavad-bhakti is by associating with those devotees who are engaged in serving the Supreme Lord. The devotees have... read more

One Must Correctly Identify a Vaisnava

by Śrīla Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja Some Misconceptions The mercy of Śrī Guru and the Vaiṣṇavas is the one and only means by which a jīva can attain the ultimate goal of life. Only by their mercy is it possible for him to obtain the merciful, sidelong... read more