A Devotee is Merciful (Sajjana – Kṛpālu)
‘Sajjana-Kṛpālu’ (A devotee is Merciful) was the first in a series of articles by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda on the twenty-six qualities of a Vaiṣṇava in 1917 and published in Sajjana-Toṣaṇī magazine, Vol. 20, Issue 2. This article explores mercy, the primary quality of a devotee, and illustrates its significance for the followers of Śrī Caitanya.
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.
Coronavirus and the Cultivation of Fear
Swami B.V. Giri discusses the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how the real disease that the conditioned jīva cannot escape is that of fear.
The Secret of the Destruction of Devakī’s Six Unborn Children
In "The Secret of the Destruction of Devakī's Six Unborn Children' Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī Mahārāja narrates the back story of the six sons of Devakī and Vasudeva who met their end at the hands of Kaṁsa, and explains how they had been cursed in their previous lives by Hiraṇyakaśipu.
The Highest Attainment and Present Adjustment
The following English article by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja was published in Śrīla Prabhupāda's 'Back to Godhead' magazine in 1944. In this essay Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja gives a short synopsis of the theistic undersatnding of vedic culture in line with the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam.
Dharma and the Modern World
In the following article, first published in Bengali in The Gaudiya, November 11th, 1949, Śrīla Prabhupāda explains the meaning of dharma in relation to the modern scientific world. This article was translated into English by Sanātana Dāsa.
Āgun Jvālbe (Light the Fire!)
In the essay, "Āgun Jvālbe", Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja writes about how even an imperfect sādhaka must preach about the glories of the Holy Name according to his capacity, and in this way he will accrue the greatest benefit. This article was translated into English by Sanātana Dāsa and Swami B.V. Giri.
Rūpānuga Bhajana’ is an article written by Swami B.G. Narasingha in 1992. Narasingha Maharaja delineates what it means to be a rūpānuga in the Gauḍīya sampradāya, and explains the unique position of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda.
Planets of Faith
Planets of Faith’ was written by Swami B.G. Narasingha in 1998. Swami Narasingha discusses śraddhā (faith) as the ‘halo of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’ and how it is not fully understood by many.
Oh Bābā! Bolacche-re!
In commemoration of the 119th appearance of Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, we present the following article 'Oh Bābā! Bolacche-re!' (My God! He's forcing me to spell!) which was written by Śrīla Śrīdhara Maharaja, prior to his acceptance of sannyāsa, for the Gauḍīya Maṭha’s daily newspaper, Dainika Nadīyā Prakāśa on April 18th, 1928. This article was translated from Bengali to English by Sanātana Dāsa.