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“Krishna Talk” is a comprehensive source of in-depth articles on Gauḍiya Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta, History, and Culture. Founded by Swami B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 2000, our collection of articles by past ācāryas and contemporary authors is updated weekly. Easily navigate the various categories to find the specific topic you’re interested in and dive deeper into the treasure-house of Gauḍiya Vaisnava siddhānta with these detailed and enlightening articles.

Pilgrimage With Swami Narasiṅgha – Part 2: Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Dāmodara Temple

Continuing with our series of articles, this week Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja speaks about the significance of Rādhā-Dāmodara Temple and Śrīla Prabhupāda’s bhajana-kuṭīra. Mahārāja also relates his own personal experiences in serving Śrīla Prabhupāda at Rādhā-Dāmodara Temple. This article was compiled from various talks Mahārāja gave in the 1990’s and 2000’s.

By |December 1, 2023|Tags: |

A Devotee is the Epitome of Truth (Sajjana – Satya-sāra)

Sajjana – Satya-sāra (A Devotee is the Epitome of Truth) was written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda and published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 20, Issue 4 in 1917. Continuing with his elaboration on the twenty-six qualities of a devotee, Sarasvatī Ṭhākura discusses what is relative and absolute truth.

By |November 10, 2023|Tags: |

‘The Avatāra’ Biṣakiṣen

This article was first published in 1897 in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.8, Issues 6, 7, 8 and 11 and was written by Śrī Nitya Sakha Mukhopadhyāya, an associate of Bhaktivinoda Thakura who lived in Balasore, Orissa. In his autobiographical letter, ‘Svalikhita Jīvanī, ’Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote about this famous event wherein he brought a bogus avatāra to justice in 1871. However this account by Nitya Sakha Mukhopadhyāya is undoubtedly the most detailed version of the incident. It is not known whether the author was personally present or if Bhaktivinoda himself had narrated it to him in detail. Throughout the article, the author refers to Bhaktivinoda as ‘Deputy Babu’ denoting his government position as the Deputy Magistrate of Jagannātha Purī. It is possible that, out of humility, the Ṭhākura had requested the author not to mention his name.

By |October 26, 2023|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.

Markaṭa Vairāgī (Monkey Renunciates)

Markaṭa Vairāgī (‘Monkey Renunciates’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8, Issue 10 in 1897. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses Mahāprabhu’s instructions to Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī as well as the two types of fake renunciates found in both the gṛhastha āśrama and the sannyāsa āśrama.

By |October 6, 2023|Tags: |
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