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Śrī Kusumañjalī (An Offering of Flowers)

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.

By |September 16, 2022|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: |

The Golden Age of the Saṅkīrtana Movement

‘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’.

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: |

Mahāprabhu as Prabhupāda

“Mahāprabhu as Prabhupāda” was written by Swami B.G. Narasingha in 1997 as a response to the article, ‘Prabhupādānuga or Rūpānuga’ by Śrīla Dāsa. Narasingha Maharaja explores the origins of the title ‘Prabhupāda’ and shows the history of which great personalities has used this title. This article was later edited and included in the book ‘Prabhupāda Vijaya’.

By |February 4, 2020|Tags: , |

Śrī Guru Praṇāma Anuvākya – An Explanation of Śrīla Guru Mahārāja’s Praṇāma Mantra

In 'Śrī Guru Praṇāma Anuvākya – An Explanation of Śrīla Guru Mahārāja's Praṇāma Mantra' The following commentary was a Vyāsa Pūjā offering to Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja written by Svāmī B.V.Giri in 2018. Giri Mahārāja explains the meaning behind the praṇāma-mantra that he composed on the order of Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 2012.

By |January 7, 2020|Tags: |
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