The White Bead Bag
This short article, “The White Bead Bag” was written by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in December 2010. Mahārāja explains the significance of why Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas use a white bead bag and how this is not just an external tradition without meaning.
The Colour for Sannyāsīs
In this short article, ‘The Colour for Sannyāsīs’ from December 2010, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja describes the original colour of the cloth used by sannyāsīs in the line of Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and how in modern times, this has become obsolete.
Nimbārka and Keśava Kāśmīrī
In this previously unpublished article written in March 2019, Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja answers a godbrother’s question concerning the position of Keśava Kaśmīrī and Nimbārkācārya, citing the biography of Śrīmad B.P. Keśava Mahārāja and Sarasvatī Ṭhākura’s commentary to Śrī Caitanya Bhāgavata
The Change Disease
'The Change Disease' by Gaura Gopāla Dāsa highlights the magnitude of the changes that have been made to the books of Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda and what kind of problems are caused by this diseased mentality of thinking one knows better than their guru.
The History of the Bhagavad-gītā
"The History of the Bhagavad-gītā' by Swami B.V. Giri explains something of the background of the circumstances leading up to the war at Kurukṣetra and the various ācāryas who have commented on the Gītā. This essay was originally included in Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja's publication of the Bhagavad-gītā.
The Mystery of the History of the Līlā of Dāmodara
“The Mystery of the History of the Līlā of Dāmodara'” was written by Swami B.G. Narasingha in January 2017. Narasingha Maharaja explains something about the history of the Deity of Śrī Dāmodara at Rādhā-Dāmodara Temple in Vṛndāvana, and asks, “Are all the old Deities of Vraja made from the same type of stone?”
Swastika and Cross
‘Swastika and Cross’ was written by Swami Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja on July 27th 2008. This article examines the origins of the swastika, its use in different cultures around the world and why the sign of the Christian cross is just as controversial, if not more so.
The Mahā Mantra
The Mahā-mantra” was written by Swami B.G. Narasiṅgha in 2008. This article explains the history of the Mahā-mantra and the various conceptions of the Mahā-mantra according to the different sampradāyas, including the Madhvas, Rāmānujas, Vallabhas and Nimbārkas.
Prabodhānanda and Prakāśānanda
In this article 'Prabodhānanda and Prakāśānanda' Swami B.V. Giri explores the misconception that the māyāvādī, Prabodhānanda Sarasvatī and the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava ācārya, Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī are one and the same person, and shows through logic and śāstra that this cannot be so.
The Rāga-Patha is Above All
“The Rāga-Patha is Above All” was written by Swami B.G. Narasingha on May 5th 2008. In this article, Swami Narasingha discusses the verse composed by Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, ‘Pūjala rāga-patha gaurava bhaṅge’, its history, meaning and its significance in connection with Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja.