Srila Gurudeva’s Handwritten Upadesavali Discovered

re-posted from bhaktabandhav.com [hr] n the ‘90s, Srila Gurudeva would print his books and Bhagavat Patrikas at the press of his disciple Radha-Madhava Prabhu, a.k.a. Ajay Kapoor, at the Ambassador Traders, Printers and Stationers, in Connaught...

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Srila Gurudeva's Samadhi Mandir – Status to Date

B V Narayan Maharaja’s Samadhi Mandir Construction Update # 1 October 15 2014 Samadhi project – Status to date IGVT has already started constructing Srila Gurudev’s Samadhi Mandir at Navadip; All the permits/approvals are in place; Building contractors, architects,...

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What is our ultimate goal?

By Vasanti dasi (posted via Facebook) Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharti Maharaja circumambulates Thakurji every afternoon and then sits for a few minutes, sometimes speaks and sometimes not. Yesterday he spoke this: [hr] hat is our ultimate goal? To do...

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New GVP ePub Release: Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu-bindu

Gaudīya Vedānta Publications is happy to announce Śrīla Gurudeva's newest e-book release, Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu-bindu. The book is available for Kindle, Nook and Apple's iOS devices, at a low cost of $2.99 (vs. the $12.95 print price via BhaktiStore.com). Śrī...

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El Camino Del Amor — New Books and Brotherhood in Bogota

Submitted by by Tamal-krsna das Brahmacari [hr] his summer we had some free time and extra money crying to be sacrificed in the fire of sankirtana-sevananda,so Laksmana Prabhu and I decided to take Srila Gurudeva’s books to a country they had not...

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Srila Prabhupada Takes Sannyasa On This Day In 1959

vairagya-vidya-nija-bhakti-yogam apayayan mam anabhipsum andham Sri-Kesava-bhakti-prajnana-nama krpambudhir yas tam aham prapadye vairagya-vidya - the knowledge of transcendental renunciation; nija - his own (Lord Caitanya's); bhakti yogam - devotional service;...

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The Passing of Haridāsa Ṭhākura

CC Antya 11.52: After hearing of the transcendental qualities of Haridāsa Ṭhākura, all the devotees present were struck with wonder. They all offered their respectful obeisances to the lotus feet of Haridāsa Ṭhākura. CC Antya...

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The Heart of the Mission of Bhaktabandhav

What I wrote is an endeavor to represent truth and to give a vision that could help people and the world. The purpose is to help spread Mahaprabhu’s movement, giving an easy starting point for anyone on any walk of life, […]

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"The Arrow of Srimati Radhika's Glance…"

When Sri Krsna is about to go to the forest for cow-grazing, surrounded by His many thousands of cows and friends, Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis stand some distance away and perform His arcana – not with paraphernalia but by their loving sidelong glances. At that time, catching the arrow of Srimati Radhika’s glance, Krsna becomes unconscious. […]

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Sri Sri Radha-Gopala Jiu

An ancestor of Gour Govinda Mahārāja named Śrī Gadai Giri founded the village of Gadāi-Giri in Orissa in the late 1600’s. Gadai Giri would come down from Midnapore, which today is part of West Bengal, to sell brass and metal items door-to-door. […]

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"Immerse Yourself in Vraja-rasa"

By the causeless mercy of Srila Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Sri Vraja-mandala Parikrama 2014 will be performed from 6th October till 6th November 2014. Sri Vraja-mandala Parikrama was inaugurated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself. […]

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GVP Book Distribution Prison Program Report, August '14

Mahabuddhi prabhu is on a roll with working with prison chaplains throughout America to place Srila Gurudeva and Srila Prabhupada’s books in their libraries. … Nityananda prabhu in Los Angeles is keeping busy making the sets of books and mailing them to the institutions […]

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Money and Book Distribution

Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, although I was on one hand enthusiastic to distribute the books of our Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja for the benefit of the suffering people, my karma and lack of Krsna consciousness was such that when, sometimes, I didn’t get a big enough donation for a big book, my smile would disappear. […]

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A Call to All Disciples of Gurudeva to Unite

Srila Gurudeva always said that “We are all in the one family of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu” Srila Gurudeva embraced one and all – whether they came from ISKCON, or from another Math, institution or religion. All were welcomed with love and affection […]

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Deschutes, Oregon County Fair – GVP Book Distribution

Somewhere between the “beef barn”, corn dog stands, and small children with electric toy machine guns, there were a handful of very sincere and fortunate souls whose hearts were ready for the message of Srila Gurudeva and the gift of Krishna.

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49th anniversary of Śrīla Prabhupada's departure for the USA

Today is the 49th anniversary of Tridaṇḍisvāmī Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Swāmī Prabhupada Mahārāja’s departure for the USA. His son Vrindavan took him to the docks in Calcutta to board the Jaladuta. Vrindavan De said that he did not know if he would ever see Srila Prabhupada again. However Srila Prabhupada went

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Long Beach – Gaudiya Girls GVP Book Distribution

The house in long beach was trembling in bliss. Radha and Thakur took the kirtan to such an ecstatic level that we all admitted it was the most inspired night of our tour. Many of the guests said it was the liveliest kirtan they had ever participated in. […]

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The Poetry of Srila Rupa Goswami

Expounded upon by Baladeva Vidyabhusana in his last commentary. This video has been put together by Matsya Avatara Prabhu and his students from ISKCON’s Govardhan Sanskrit school, Śrīmad-Bhāgavata Vidyāpīṭham.

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Sri Rupa Goswami Conference on Vaishnavism

An Invitation to the 2014 Sri Rupa Goswami Conference on Vaishnavism Vrindavana’s premier seminar on vaishnavism for over two decades under the auspices of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja [hr] AUGUST 8 – 9, 2014 [hr] rila Rupa Goswami...

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New Braj Bhakti Kids Camp Report 2014

By the mercy of the Sri Guru, Gauranga and all of the Vaishnavas, we have recently concluded the 3rd Annual week long New Braj Bhakti Kids Camp! It was a grand success. We had wonderful speakers

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Ratha Yatra Festival Rotterdam – 3 Aug '14

We are very pleased to cordially invite you to the Ratha Yatra festival in Rotterdam on the 3rd of August 2014 By the divine mercy of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada and all of our...

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We Study What We Wish to Acquire

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda | 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 supreme goal. Its nature as well as its language is equally opposed to the quest for the truth […]

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Reconciling Apparent Differences

Mother Yasoda sometimes becomes absorbed in thinking, “I cook so many preparations for Krsna, but my preparations are not up to the standard of Radharani’s. […]”

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Nigeria GVP Book Distribution Report

Our preaching in Nigeria is targeted to specific audiences. One target area is the entertainment industry and media. We are getting conscious entertainers to work with and endorse our Krsna conscious activities.

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GVP Book Distribution: Bhaktifest Midwest, 2014

The one thing that kept repeating over and over in my heart and mind, was Srila Gurudeva’s words, ”I do not want my books to remain in cold storage. (Period)!”  Over and over I heard this instruction […]

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Surrender Unto the Living Bhagavata

The subject matter of this booklet, which is in regards to the acceptance of a bona fide physically present living sad-guru, Sri-Guru, is the holiest of holy institutions in our Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya-sampradaya. This has been clearly explained by our Acaryas and also by the Supreme Lord Himself in numerous texts.

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Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti-vijnana Bharati Maharaja

July 19 2013 is the Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti-vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja, a close friend of our Srila Gurudeva Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. To honor Srila Bharati Maharaja on this day, we are presenting his lecture, given in glorification of Srila Gurudeva on Srila Gurudeva’s 2013 Vyasa-puja celebration at the Jaya Sri Damodara Gaudiya Matha.

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Saccidananda Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Rays of The Harmonist has published a special on-line magazine containing over 18 articles by our guruvarga in honour of the 100th disappearance anniversary of Saccidānanda Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, whose unlimited compassion […]

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Sankirtan Book Distribution in London

We are also slowly increasing our sankirtan crew. Hari das prabhu from Spain is now with us and coming out regularly, and Yasodanandan prabhu has also said he will join us from time to time (see pictures).

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The Confidential Meaning of Ratha-Yatra

By Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja – We should understand the tattva that Mahaprabhu spoke about and manifested, because Mahaprabhu is the supreme authority. Who is Jagannatha?

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Shaktifest 2014, Joshua Tree – California (USA)

Submitted by Vasanti dasi May 16th to 18th, myself, Syamarani didi, Shivananda seva dasa, Krsnamayi dasi, and Vilasini dasi went to Joshua Tree to have a booth a book and art booth at Shaktifest. The fantastic, open-minded, open-hearted organizers of the festival also...

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My Amazing God-brother & His Amazing Gurudeva Videos

by Syamarani dasi met my amazing god-brother, Rasaraja Prabhu, at a harikatha/kirtana festival last Saturday evening, after not seeing him for over 10 years. One of the reasons he is amazing is that he was one of our Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta...

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Gaudiya Girls Midway Report

All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga! All glories to the Vaisnavas! nder the shelter of our dearest Syamarani Didi, Gurudeva’s daughters have been touring around different parts of Los Angeles, California, distributing books, prasadam, and...

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Ekadasi

“For the benefit of all jivas, Krsna Himself became Madhava-tithi. He thought, ‘All are forgetting Me, and they are suffering in this world. How can I bring them to Goloka? There is no way for them, as they are so fallen and helpless.” He therefore became Ekadasi-tithi…. If anyone follows Ekadasi, bhakti will come to him….

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Festival with Srimati Uma didi in Wales – 27-30th May

[hr] Dear Friends Hare Krishna. I would just like to remind you and warmly invite you for our upcoming festival With Srimati Uma didi! This Tuesday 27th May - Friday 30th May. Tuesday 27th May 6pm: Karuna and Pranas, Bryn Steffan, Lampeter Wednesday 28th May 6pm:...

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