Topic: Philosophical Deviation

Articles on the topic of Philosophical Deviation

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?

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.

Bhāi Sahajiyā (Part Two)

The second part of Bhāi Sahajiyā was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 20, issue 1. In this section, Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura continues to point out the defects of various sahajiyā groups. While some of his points are generic criticisms, Sarasvatī Ṭhākura is primarily aiming his criticism at one of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura's wayward disciples, Śrī Sītānātha Bhakti-Tīrtha of the Prapannāśrama in Sāuḍī, Bengal. For clarity, we have added the same sub-headings that were used when Bhāi Sahajiyā was printed in the Gauḍīya Patrikā magazine of Śrīla Keśava Mahārāja's maṭha in 1954. In some cases, we have also included footnotes for the readers clarification.

By |February 9, 2024|Tags: |

Bhāi Sahajiyā (Part One)

This is the first part of a famous two-part article 'Bhāi Sahajiyā' written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda which was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 19, Issue 11 in 1917. The article addresses the general sahajiyā community and their various kinds of deviancy, but Sarasvatī Ṭhākura writes it in the form of a letter to an individual whom he calls 'bhāi sahajiyā' (‘brother sahajiyā’). Sarasvatī Ṭhākura’s exposé of the peddlers of so-called ‘rasa’ is filled with scathing sarcasm and acts as a warning against cheap spiritual pursuits.

By |February 2, 2024|Tags: |

Śrī Nimbāditya and Nimbārka Are Not the Same Person

In a previous article by Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja on Nimbārkācārya, there was mention of an article written by Śrīla Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Mahārāja on the same topic. Some devotees have requested us to publish this article, which was originally written in Hindi and published in Bhāgavat Patrikā, Vol. 2, Issue 2, in July, 1956.

By |January 5, 2024|Tags: , |

A Rūpānuga’s Constant Meditation Concerning Śrī Ratha Yātrā

This article, ‘Śrī Ratha Yātrāya Śrī Rūpānugānucintana,’ by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Darśana magazine, Vol. 13, issue 1 in August 1969 the name of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Govinda Dāsa Adhikārī Bhakti-kovinda, and was written in response to certain maṭhas performing Ratha Yātrā in the dhāma.

Grantha Samālocanā (A Book Review)

This article by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Patrikā, 5th Volume, Issue 2, on 13th April 1953. Śrīla Prabhupāda writes a letter to a gentleman who has printed two books “full of apa-siddhānta” and points out their philosophical flaws in relation to a well-known 'sādhu'. This article was translated from Bengali by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

Who is Qualified to Succeed the Ācārya?

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)

Go to Top