Gaura Gopāla Dāsa Brahmacārī was born in 1987 to Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī and Jagadīśvara Dāsa, both disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda. He first met his guru, Śrīlā B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 1993 and took initiation from him in 1995. He joined his guru’s āśrama full time in 2000, serving in various capacities for over 20 years and recently moved to Vṛndāvana where he is serving at the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram.
Is a guru necessary? In this article Gaura Gopāla Dāsa answers this question by discussing the qualities of a genuine spiritual guide, but also points out that a genuine disciple is also necessary in order for the relationship to bear fruit.
'The Change Disease' by Gaura Gopāla Dāsa highlights the magnitude of the changes that have been made to the books of Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda and what kind of problems are caused by this diseased mentality of thinking one knows better than their guru.
In 'Vaiṣṇavism and Religious Equality' Gaura Gopala Dasa looks at the history of religion and explores the notion that everyone "worships the same God" and points out how the Abrahamic 'God' cannot be the same as the God that is worshipped by Vaiṣṇavas.
‘The Definition of Faith’ written by Gaura Gopāla Dāsa gives a clear description of faith, or śraddhā, as delineated by the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava śastra. Is faith an abstract construct of the mind or is it the halo of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī?
In 'The Self-Defeating Philosophy of Māyāvāda' Gaura Gopāla Dāsa gives a synopsis of the doctrine of Advaitavāda (also known as Māyāvāda) from the time of its conception and shows some of its philosophical flaws.