Mar 142017
 

Although Śrīman Mahāprabhu is the jagad-guru (universal teacher), He still accepted Śrī Īśvara Purī as His guru. In this way, the Lord taught the sādhakas of the world by example, that the lotus feet of the Lord can`t be attained without taking shelter of a guru. In Caitanya Bhāgavata it is said – śikṣā guru […more]

Jan 272017
 

It is the custom in our Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya that any acarya who is widely spreading Krsna consciousness in the line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Rupa Gosvami under the guidance of Sri Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasadeva will worship Srila Vyasadeva and the guru-parampara on his birthday. This worship is called Guru-puja and also Vyasa-puja. We […more]

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Dec 092016
 

sādhu-śāstra-guru-bākya,        hṛdaye kariyā aikya, satata bhāsiba prema-mājhe | karmī jñānī bhakti-hīna,        ihāke kariba bhina, narottama ei tattva gāje || 12 || Uniting my heart with the words of guru, sādhu and śāstra, I shall always float in love of God. I shall remain separate from the karmīs, jñānīs and others who have no bhakti. Narottama shouts […more]

Nov 162016
 

Srila Prabhupada sulle iniziazioni Bombay 23 marzo 1974, passeggiata del mattino … In accordo ai nostri principi Vaishnava, adau gurvasrayam, la prima cosa da farsi è accettare un maestro spirituale. Sad-dharma-prccha. Poi uno deve porre domande sul sad-dharma. Sadhu-marganugamanam. Uno deve seguire le orme degli Acarya precedenti. Questo è il processo, uno dopo l’altro. Così, […more]

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Nov 122016
 
Finché non viene assunto un carattere morale non diamo iniziazione

Intervista — Los Angeles, 30 dicembre 1968 Giornalista: …Cosmic Star e abbiamo appena cambiato il nome per gennaio, la prima uscita. Il primo numero è appena uscito oggi. Prabhupāda: Viene pubblicato ogni mese? Giornalista: E’ un mensile, esatto, sì. E includiamo le religioni orientali. Abbiamo fatto un articolo questo mese sul vescovo James Pike, gli […more]

Sep 262016
 
Teaching and Disciplining in the Modes of Material Nature By Bhurijana dasa

According to the Bhagavad-gita, one’s activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance. There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material nature. Bg. 18.40 Teachers will be affected by the modes of nature. Their style of […more]

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Sep 232016
 
Important Questions About Gurus

Q: You mentioned in your video, diksha refers to getting the mantra and shiksa refers to getting instructions on how to chant it… Dīkṣā means acceptance into the educational process (aka “sādhana”) of a given school. This acceptance is accomplished by giving the student the school’s study materials (mantra and śāstra) Q: We already got the mantra […more]

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