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Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram Writings

Śrī Caitanyadeva and Communism

This Bengali article, ‘Śrī Caitanyadeva and Communism’ by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Patrikā, Vol.5, Issue 8 in 1953. Śrīla Prabhupāda explains how any man-made conception for the good of society is doomed to fail, and only the ‘Communism’ expounded by Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Caitanya Mahāprabhu will truly give benefit to society at large.

Management Vs. The Ācārya

In this article 'Management Vs. The Ācārya' (originally named ‘Praśnottara Stambha’ or ‘Q&A Column’), first published in The Gauḍīya (Vol.16, Issue 11) in 1937, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja addresses a question concerning a particular problem in the Gauḍīya Maṭha after the disappearance of Śrīla Prabhupāda Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. What to do when a prominent manager who was established and praised by the guru, later becomes inimical to the successor ācārya?

Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram with the Narasiṅgha Sevaka Commentary – Verses 66-72

In this concluding section of Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram covering verses 66 to 72, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja encapsulates gaura-tattva in a single verse, gives a brief chronology of Mahāprabhu's life, briefly discusses the Śikṣāṣṭaka, and gives the phala-śruti (benediction) to those who read the Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram.

By |2024-06-07T07:01:10+05:30June 7, 2024|Swami B.V. Giri|

A Devotee is Impartial (Sajjana – Sama)

Sajjana – Sama (A Devotee is Impartial) was written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda and published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 20, Issue 5 in 1917. Continuing with his elaboration on the twenty-six qualities of a devotee, Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura explains how only Vaiṣṇavas see all things with equanimity .

Kovvur

This article ‘Kovvur,’ was written by Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī, prior to his acceptance of sannyāsa, for the daily Gauḍīya Maṭha newspaper, Nadīyā Prakāśa, and published on 4th September 1930 (Vol.5, Issue 3). This article gives some history of Kovvur, the place where Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāya first met in South India. Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja was instrumental in discovering this place – so much so, that Sarasvatī Ṭhākura converted his name from Rāmendra Sundara Dāsa to Rāmānanda Dāsa. Two months after writing this article, he accepted sannyāsa. This article has been translated into English for the first time.

A Letter to the Editor of the Navbharat Times

In this letter from 1958, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda writes to the editor of the Navbharat Times newspaper complaining of certain philosophical mistakes in an article published on Janmāṣṭamī – in particular, he protests that the article states that Śrī Kṛṣṇa was a ‘human incarnation.’ This letter was published in Śrī Bhāgavat Patrikā (Vol.4 Issue 5), the Hindi journal of the Gauḍīya Samiti in October 1958, and has been translated here for the first time in English.

Pilgrimage with Swami Narasiṅgha – Part 7: Keśī Ghāṭa

Continuing with our pilgrimage series, this week Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja takes us to Keśī Ghāṭā where he tells us about Madhumaṅgala’s meeting with the Keśī demon, what Keśī represents, and how Śrīla Prabhupāda almost acquired Keśī Ghāṭa. Mahārāja also narrates his own experience. This article has been adapted from a number of talks and articles by Narasiṅgha Mahārāja.

Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram with the Narasiṅgha Sevaka Commentary – Verses 61-65

In verses 61 to 65 of 'Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram', Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja narrates the pastime of Śrī Caitanya at Caṭaka Parvata In Purī and explains how the scriptures produced by Brahmā and Śiva are ultimately searching for the personality of Mahāprabhu who is merciful too all jīvas, no matter what their social position.

By |2024-04-19T07:10:49+05:30April 19, 2024|Swami B.V. Giri|

Prabhupāda Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura’s Visit to Ayodhyā

With the forthcoming observance of Śrī Rāma Navamī, we present 'Prabhupāda Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura’s Visit to Ayodhyā' written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda from The Gaudīyā magazine, Vol 3. Issue 21/ In December 1924, after visiting Benares and Prāyāga, Sarasvatī Ṭhākura visited the birth-site of Śrī Rāmācandra in Ayodhyā.

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