Grow More Food!
This short article, “Grow More Food” by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda was first published in Back To Godhead magazine, Vol. 3, Issue 6, on May 20th 1956. Śrila Prabhupāda discusses agricultural endeavours by the materialists and states that the main factor for growing more food is not more machinery, but the divine will, or ‘daiva.’
‘Sannyāsa Re-initiation’ was first published on VNN on January 13th, 1999. In this open letter, Swami B.G. Narasingha explains the circumstances of his change of name, answering the question whether or not he was ‘re-initiated’ by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja.
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.
The following sannyāsa initiation lecture was given by Śrīla Prabhupāda in Māyāpura on Gaura-Pūrṇimā, March 16th, 1976. On this day, Swami B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja accepted the renounced order of life from His Divine Grace.
Gṛha Praveśa (Entering a House)
In this transcript which first appeared in Bengali in the 9th Volume of The Gauḍīya, published on 18th April 1931, Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura explains the duty of a Vaiṣṇava householder in relation to hari-bhajana. This article was translated into English by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.
In the following lecture which was first published in The Gauḍīya, Volume 11, No.22, January 1933, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvati Ṭhākura describes the duties and position of a real tridaṇḍi-sannyāsī and delivers a scathing attack upon so-called sādhus and tridaṇḍis. This article was translated into English by Swami B.V. Giri.
In “Daiva Varṇāśrama” written in 2007, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja explains the difference between daiva-varṇāśrama and asura-varṇāśrama, and how Sarasvatī Ṭhākura conducted his mission based upon daiva-varṇāśrama principles.
The Sārasvata Paramparā and the Caste-Brāhmaṇa Guru
In "The Sārasvata Paramparā and the Caste-Brāhmaṇa Guru" Swami B.V. Giri refutes the arguments of a gentleman who claims that only a born brāhmaṇa has the right to become a guru in the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava sampradāya.
“Bābājī Sannyāsa” written by Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 2002, is in response to questions concerning the awarding of bābājī-veśa in the line of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda.