The mood of Lord Gaura Hari

Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur Advices

Srila Bhaktivionda Thakur

Srila Bhaktivionda Thakur

bhaja godruma kanana kunja vidhum.

The mood of Lord Gaura Hari is that of wielding a stick for chasing away the mad dog of Kali-yuga. He is absorbed in distributing the holy name of Hari, the great remedy for material existence. His heart is melted with compassion for the fallen souls who are suffering, and His transcendental form is very beautiful. Just worship the beautiful Moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

Divine Quotes

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Some Quotes of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev Goswami Maharaj

1. If you follow the path of surrender, real knowledge becomes your servant.

2. Faith in the devotees grants us the most substantial help.

3. Faith is the only capital by which we can make our journey towards the Infinite.

4. If we do everything for Him, everything will be very beautifully done.

5. He who loves Me, does not really love Me; but one who loves my servitor – his love for Me is more real.

6. The soul can only be satisfied in the Absolute Beauty; any partial representation of the Absolute, or even eternal existence, cannot satisfy his quest.

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Sri Sri Advaitashtakam

Sri Advaita Acharya

Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya

ganga-tire tat payobhis tulasyah
patraih pushpaih prema-hunkara-ghoshaih
prakatyartham gauram aradhayad yah
sriladvaitacharyam etam prapadye [1]

I take shelter of Srila Advaita Acharya, who worshipped Sri Gaurahari on the bank of the Ganges with Ganges water, tulasi leaves, flowers, and loud cries of love to induce Him to appear.

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Srimad Bhagavatam 5.12.16

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.12.16

Srimad Bhagavatam


tasmān naro ‘sańga-susańga-jāta-
jñānāsinehaiva vivṛkṇa-mohaḥ
hariḿ tad-īhā-kathana-śrutābhyāḿ
labdha-smṛtir yāty atipāram



Simply by associating with exalted
devotees, anyone can attain perfection of
knowledge and with the sword of
knowledge can cut to pieces the illusory
associations within this material world.
Through the association of devotees, one
can engage in the service of the Lord by
hearing and chanting [śravaṇaḿ
kīrtanam]. Thus one can revive his
dormant Kṛṣṇa consciousness and,
sticking to the cultivation of Kṛṣṇa
consciousness, return home, back to
Godhead, even in this life.

The divine principle of Anugatya

Divine Words of His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Srila Dhar Dev Goswami

So, whatever awakening we have in consciousness, we shall utilize that by placing ourselves in the care of Godly persons; only then there is value of devotion to God. Those who know the value of devotion to God, they are our near relations. They will appreciate this inner awakening, and they will take care of my devotional self”. This is the ultimate benefit of sadhu-sangha”: when medicine or our own attempts cannot heal us, the doctor advises us to make a change.

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Lord Varaha Dev

Lord Varaha Dev

Lord Varaha Dev

Lord Varaha Dev

dvitiyam tu bhavayasya
rasatala-gatam mahim
uddharisyann upadatta
yajnesah saukaram vapuh

(S.B. 1.3.7)

“For the creation and for the welfare of the earth which had gone to the nether regions of the universe, the supreme enjoyer of all sacrifices accepted His second incarnation as a boar.”

Here, Lord Varaha is described as the second incarnation:

yatrodyatah ksiti-taloddharanaya bibhrat
kraudim tanum sakala-yajna-mayim anantah
antar-maharnava upagatam adi-daityam
tam damstrayadrim iva vajra-dharo dadara

(S.B. 2.7.1)

“The unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar for the rescue of the earth and pierced the first demon Hiranyaksa with His tusks.”

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‘Navadvipa Special’ train and we are there

The ‘Vrndavana Express’ and the ‘Navadvipa Special’

Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj

Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj


In Brhat-Bhagavatamrta, Sanatana Gosvami shows the travels of Gopa Kumara as he is going through different stages of realization. But is that necessary for everyone?

Srila Sridhara Maharaja:

Not everyone. Of course, you will have to pass through those stages unconsciously – Viraja, Brahmaloka, Sivaloka, Vaikuntha – but there is no stopping at any station. You will quickly go towards the destination. You may go anywhere unconsciously, passing through various stages to reach there. Very quickly you can pass unknowingly and unconsciously. If there is any special attraction to any stage, one may have to stop. But if our guide is strong enough he will tell us, “No, no! No stopping here! Come! No charm is here. What you see here is already known and that is only a distraction – no bhakti. Come!”

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Inattentive chanting

Srila Bhaktivionda Thakur

Questions about INATTENTIVE CHANTING and answers by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura from his books:

Q. What is the main impediment blocking one from developing attachment for chanting?

A. If one gives up all the offenses in chanting but remains inattentive, he can never develop attachment for chanting. (Sajjana Tosani 11/1)

Q. What are the various definitions of inattention while chanting?

A. O Lord! All anarthas are produced when we do not pay attention to our chanting. The exalted devotees have defined inattention as indifference, laziness, and restlessness. (Harinama-cintamani)

Q. What is the symptom of a restless chanter?

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How to obtain freedom from material existence

“Please come here. Please come here, Your Holiness. Why do You sit
in that unclean place? What has caused Your lamentation?”

The Lord replied:

“I belong to a lower order of sannyāsīs. Therefore I
do not deserve to sit with you. “

Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī, however, caught Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
personally by the hand and seated Him with great respect in the midst of the assembly. Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī then said, “I understand that Your name is Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya. You are a disciple of Śrī Keśava Bhāratī, and therefore You are glorious.


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Adharam Madhuram – Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaja 2017.08.05 Israel

Adharam Madhuram


adharaḿ madhuraḿ vadanaḿ madhuraḿ
nayanaḿ madhuraḿ hasitaḿ madhuraḿ
hṛdayaḿ madhuraḿ gamanaḿ madhuraḿ
madhurādhi-pater akhilaḿ madhuraḿ

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