Truth is above all

Truth is above all. And that should be ideal of our life, the beck and call, only truth. We should try to live the life of a surrendered soul with our eyes fixed on the goal that is truth. We shall live a life for the truth, and not for any amount of pleasure and comfort which may be proposed from this plane…We must trample down under our feet all the prospects proposed by this mundane world. The truth is the truth and we must aspire to be subservient to the truth and to the high ideal.

Srila B.R.Sridhar Dev Goswami

Lord Nityananda distributed Lord Gauranga’s name


Day and night Lord Caitanya was intoxicated with the intense desire to taste the sweetness of Sri Radhika’s divine love for Sri Krsna. Sriman Mahaprabhu instructed Lord Nityananda and His associates to go out and profusely distribute the holy names of Lord Krsna. However, Lord Nityananda instead plentifully distributed Lord Gauranga’s name, the most precious fortune available to the living entities, with no impediment at all. Let us eternally worship that great personality Sri Nityanandacandra, who freely grants the association of Sri Gaurangadeva, who is none other than Lord Krsna.

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It is Their department

By distributing Mahaprabhu’s message we are not going out to do anything bad but according to our conception we are trying to do the holiest thing. Our purpose is of the holiest type ever possible to conceive, so we must go forward with this program to do good for others, the best for others, and at the same time to get it for ourselves. There can be no engagement more holy than this in the world. It is the holiest engagement and has the blessings of the Lords Nityananda and Sri Gauranga. It is duty to Them. It is Their department. Preaching is the special department of Sri Guaranga and Nityananda Prabhu. Nabadwip Dham is the place of Their blessings. Our prayer to Them is that, absolving us of all offences, They may utilize us. Here in Koladwip, Nabadwip, at the place of forgiveness of all offences, aparadha-bhanjan-pat, we are praying that They may forgive us for all our previous offences and engage us in Their service to spread Krishna consciousness together with Gauranga consciousness.

DIVINE WORDS of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev Goswami Maharaja

Telescopic System

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami MaharajDo not have disgust towards the sadhu, thinking: “O, he’s just a man. Why should we do service to him, why should we do vaisnava-seva? Why is it recommended so much in different places, in different scriptures? It is always said, ‘You are to be dependent on sadhu’; but I want God, Himself! Why will he come between me and God?” Do not think like that. Rather, you can understand the importance of the sadhu by the example of the telescope: in a telescope, there are so many lenses coming between myself and the object of my search, but they help my vision. The guru-parampara, the disciplic succession, is working in this way, like a ‘telescopic system’.

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev Goswami

What is the infinite?

Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar MaharajDivine Words of His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhar deva Goswami

“We are teeny souls. How much can we accommodate with our faith? How wide and how broad is our faith? What can we catch within our faith? What we are seeking is infinite, and we are very much afraid; “Oh, if I rely on faith, something may go wrong. I may be deceived.” But within our teeny hearts, how much faith can we contain? Only by analogy with the sky or the ocean may we understand anything about the infinite, but what is that in comparison? Nothing.

And what is the infinite? That from which everything is coming, by which everything is maintained, and into which everything is ultimately entering; the all-comprehensive, all-permeating, all-controlling, all-attracting, all-feeling Absolute.

So everything is all right with the infinite and the environment. We have only to correct ourselves, to adjust ourselves. This is the conclusion – ”Try to adjust yourself; everything is all right with the environment. We must leave everything to the Supreme Lord and conduct ourselves accordingly.” That will bring us real peace and progressive realization in spiritual life.”

Loving Search for the Lost Servant

Idea Behind The Sound

Divine Words of Srila B.R. Dev Goswami

Idea Behind The Sound

And where do we start? Through nama, divine sound, it is easy to begin the spiritual quest. The most subtle thing in our experience here is sound. And it is cheap, much easier than dravya, yajna and so many other things which are to be gathered. Sound comes freely and without any expense. So our research can begin with sound, but that sound must be of divine characteristic.

Just as the medicine in a homeopathic globule cannot be shown by the outer figure, so also only when sound, the name Krishna comes from the proper person, then Krishna’s will is there within. In other words, Krishna from the mouth of a sadhu and Krishna from the mouth of an ordinary person is not one and the same. Just like the potency of the homeopathic globule depends on the medicine within. The idea behind the sound, from where it comes, whether from Vaikuntha, Goloka, or some particular rasa, to that place the sound will gradually assert itself and take you there. The sound, Vaikuntha nama grahanam, must come from the infinite world, Vaikuntha, not from any mundane origin. So the inner potency is to be discerned and detected. To a certain extent, I am able to give some idea.

See the light

I am grateful to those who help me in my spiritual understanding in a real sense, in the true sense of the word, not in a formal way. In a real sense, in a real sense, the one who cuts the bonds, who helps to free myself from bondage, who allows me to see the light and helps me to satisfy my thirst for inner understanding or achieving , fullness of life, that is my Guru.

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Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar MaharajOur inner aspiration for rasa, is buried within our hearts which are tied down and sealed. But hearing and chanting the glories of Krishna breaks the seal on the heart and allows it to awaken and open to Krishna, the reservoir of pleasure, ecstasy Himself.

What is bhajana? It is a transaction of the heart, not of any formality. In Krishna devotion, Krishna-bhakti, the only consideration is the dedication of the heart. Krishna wants that, and not any external formality of the civilized or non-civilized world.

In the deepest plane of Reality, the deepest wave of Krsna consciousness is moving, and there so many jiva-souls are dancing. And that dance is the Absolute Dance wherein everything surrenders to Krsna in the mood of Vrndavan.

We may have erected high walls on all sides to protect ourselves so that Krsna consciousness may not enter, but Krsna is a thief, and a thief requires no invitation. No preparation is necessary for His welcome. He will enter for His own interest, and that is our consolation. Our solace is that Krsna is a thief. Maya has erected her high walls on all sides, but nothing is sufficient to stop Krsna consciousness. Krsna is a thief, and stealthily He will enter one day.

The innermost hankering of every living soul is for Beauty, Love, Affection, and Harmony; not for power, knowledge, or anything else. This is the diagnoses of the whole creation in time and space; their common cause is one. There is only one end – many are not necessary – only one, the one, that very one we want, is a relationship of Divine Love with Krsna.

A show of humility has no value; imitation has no value anywhere. Proper humility can only occur when one feels his connection with the autocratic Lord, his Master. Then only can he feel humble.

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Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhar Dev Goswami

Faith

Divine Words of His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev Goswami Maharaj

Faith should be developed with the help of scriptures and saints. They will help us understand that the spiritual world is real and this world is unreal. At that time, this material world will be night to us, and that will be day.
Presently, the eternal world is darkness to us, and we are awake in this mortal world. What is night to one is day to another. A saint is awake in some matter, and a dacoit [thief] is working in another plane. They are living in two separate worlds. A scientist is living in one world; a rowdy is living in another. One’s day is night to another. The ordinary persons cannot see what Einstein and Newton have seen, and what the ordinary man sees is ignored by a great man. So, we have to awaken our interest in that plane, and ignore the interests of this plane.

–An excerpt from Srila Sridhar Maharaj’s The Search for Sri Krishna: Reality the Beautiful (50-51).

God is seeing everything

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami MaharajSrila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaj

“If you always remember that God is seeing everything you do, you can’t do anything wrong. You won’t be able to venture to do anything offensive to the Lord as long as you remember that through everything, the searching eye, the all-knowing, omniscient eye of the Lord is always watching over you. This remembrance cannot but purify your heart and understanding and the whole of your mental system, and help you to approach Divinity in the right way.

It is not that you can do anything and everything without His knowing; not that you are the master wire-puller of both your own life and of the world; not that you are going to exert your mastery, your influence over the environment in a selfish attempt. Always remember that one big eye is spread over your head seeing everything like the searching light of a strong x-ray. What even you do not know about yourself, He knows. What is underground in the innermost subconscious region of your heart, He can also see.

If you remember this as you move and live, you cannot but be purified. Just as cancer can be removed from the body by a laser ray, the whole disease of material [worldly, self-centered] existence will vanish from our hearts by this purifying influence of the divine rays of light from the holy feet of God.”

(excerpt from the book ‘Loving Search for the Lost Servant’, page 33)