Author: Gaura Gopāla Dāsa

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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.

Articles by Gaura Gopāla Dāsa

A Question on Love

A devotee expresses a doubt concerning the English word ‘love’ used in a translation of an article by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. In his reply, Gaura Gopāla Dāsa Brahmacārī defends its usage and clarifies the Ṭhākura’s explanation of love.

By |August 18, 2023|Tags: |

The Blame Game

In this article 'The Blame Game' Gaura Gopāla Dāsa explains how suffering can lead to a search for external culprits, but the path of bhakti-yoga emphasizes personal responsibility and humility. We must understand the responsibility we have for our own suffering and how blaming others can distance us from Divinity.

By |March 10, 2023|Tags: , |

Śrīla Prabhupāda – A Second Generation Devotee’s Perspective

In 'Śrīla Prabhupāda – A Second Generation Devotee's Perspective', Gaura Gopāla Dāsa Brahmacārī shares his realisations about Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda as a second generation devotee in the Kṛṣṇa Consciousness movement. He discusses how, due to institutionalization, the perception of His Divine Grace can become two-dimensional, especially when there is no substantial connection through a living representative of Śrīla Prabhupāda.

By |September 9, 2022|Tags: |

Is a Guru Necessary?

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.

By |May 6, 2022|Tags: |
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