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Articles on Gauḍīya Siddhānta by our ācāryas as well as contemporary authors.

Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram with the Narasiṅgha Sevaka Commentary – Verses 33-36

In verses 33 to 36 of Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, Swami B.V. Giri expounds upon Mahāprabhu's return to Bengal and the effect it had on His mother, Śacī Devī and the residents of Gauḍa-deśa. The Lord's meeting with Rūpa-Sanātana and His travels through the forest of Jhāḍakhaṇḍa are also explained.

By |November 25, 2022|Tags: |

Bhakti Siddhānta (Devotional Conclusions)

In this article 'Bhakti Siddhānta (Devotional Conclusions)' Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura delineates the foundational elements of bhakti (sambandha, abhidheya and prayojana) drawn from the vedic conclusions and establishes the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam as the ripened fruit of these literatures. This article was originally published in Bengali in Vol. 21, Issue 10 of Śrī Sajjana Toṣaṇī, January 1919 and translated by Sanātana Dāsa.

By |November 18, 2022|Tags: |

Kīrtana is Not Simply Music!

Are all kīrtanas the same or are there gradations? In "Kīrtana is Not Simply Music!" Mañjarī Devī Dāsī, a professional musician, explores this point and explains the emotional impact that mundane music has on us, as compared to the transcendental nature of the Holy Name.

By |October 21, 2022|Tags: |

Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram with the Narasiṅgha Sevaka Commentary – Verses 25-28

In verses 25 to 28 of Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram, Swami B.V. Giri continues to elucidate on Mahāprabhu's talks on the five primary rasas with Rāmānanda Rāya, and how the Lord revealed His yugala-rūpa (original form of Rādhā-Govinda) to Rāmānanda. Mahāprābhu's travels to Kūrma-kṣetra and Śrīraṅgam are also discussed.

By |October 14, 2022|Tags: |

“Can I Dovetail It?”

In 'Can I Dovetail It?' Kalki Dāsa explores the common notion amongst devotees of 'dovetailing' - using everything in Kṛṣṇa's service, and asks "Are such things really pure devotion, or are we simply attached to fulfilling our desires and using Kṛṣṇa as an excuse?"

By |October 7, 2022|Tags: |
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