This important article from 1939, published in the Gauḍīya magazine after the disappearance of Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, consists of a series of questions and answers between a householder disciple of Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja concerning guru-godbrother relations, succession, and guru-tattva. In the original Bengali, some sections of the article were given emphasis with bold text and we have maintained the same formatting in the English version. This article was translated into English by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.
(Note: The title ‘Prabhupāda’ in this article refers to Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura)
This article ‘Guru-Bruva (The Pseudo-Guru)’ was first published in 1923 in The Gauḍīya Vol.2 Issue 5. Herein, Prabhupāda Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura exposes the cheating business of imitation gurus who simply collect disciples for money and prestige. This Bengali article has been translated for the first time into English by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.
In honour of the upcoming disappearance day of Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī, we present a transcript of a talk, 'Śrī Jagannātha Deva Shook the Heaven and the Earth' by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja given at the virāha-mahotsava of Śrīla Purī Mahārāja at Śrīdhāma Māyāpura on 24th November 1999.
The following article, from the forthcoming book “Prabhupāda Vijaya Volume II” is from a talk given on January 16th 2000 in South India. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja explains how Śrīla Prabhupāda’s eternal service may be perceived through his activities in this world.
The following Bengali poem, in glorification of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda, was composed by Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja prior to his acceptance of sannyāsa, and first published in the Dainika Nadīya Prakaśa on Sunday, 11th June, 1927. This poem was translated into English by Sanātana Dāsa and edited by Swami B.V. Giri.
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.
The following is an informal talk between Śrīpāda Bhakti Kiśora Āraṇya Mahārāja and devotees at Śrī Rūpanuga Bhajana Āśrama, Vṛndāvana given on the appearance day of Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja on August 23rd 2022
In this article, Swami B.V. Giri describes in detail the characteristics of the three types of offenders to Śrī Guru - the guru-tyāgī, guru-bhogī and guru-drohī, and cites the previous ācāryas in explaining the serious offence of guru-avajñā, disobeying the order of the spiritual master.
‘The Golden Age of the Saṅkīrtana Movement’ was written by Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 1999 in response to over-zealous devotees claiming that Śrīla Prabhupāda had been predicted in the Vedic literature and in particular, in Caitanya-maṅgala by Locana Dāsa Ṭhākura. This article was later published in the books ‘Prākṛta-rasa Āraṇya-chediṇī’ and ‘Prabhupāda Vijaya’.