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The Difference between Cheaters and Teachers — Notes from the Editor

How To Tell the Difference Between the Cheaters and the Teachers There have always been cheaters posing as gurus. Many thousands of years ago, the demon Ravana dressed himself as…

The Passing of Haridasa Thakura

The Passing of Haridasa Thakura

If you visit the town of Puri on the Bay of Bengal, you will find, amid palm trees and small houses, a stone shrine marking the place where the great…

Message of Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Message of Bhaktivinoda Thakura

The Personality of Godhead Sree Krishna informed Uddhava that neither good works even without any desire for fruitive action, nor spiritual knowledge, nor the system of caste and creed nor…

Message of His Divine Grace Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaja

Message of His Divine Grace Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaja

I advise all to preach the teachings of Rupa-Raghunath (disciples of Lord Chaitanya) with all energy and resources. Our ultimate goal shall be to become the dust of the lotus…

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneer in the distribution of Krishna consciousness in English. He dedicated much of his life to this effort. His mission has been continued and…

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya, Part 1

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya, Part 1

In this world there are three basic phenomena: the Supreme Controller (God), conscious living entities, and dead matter. Dead material things are those that have no capacity to desire, i.e.,…

The Universal Teacher

The Universal Teacher

This speech was given by Abhay Charan Das (Srila Prabhupada) before the members of the Gaudiya Matha in Bombay, in February 1936, on the occasion of the appearance anniversary of…

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Forty years ago, a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura composed a poem in honor of the appearance of his spiritual master. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta greatly appreciated this simple expression of…

The Pastimes of Scholarship

The Pastimes of Scholarship

I spent long hours in study. I never took to service of Your lotus feet as I do now. Reading on and on, I felt knowledge would be the highest…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World (part 3)

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World (part 3)

After the disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, his son, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, a great scholar and pure devotee, continued to expand the mission of Lord Caitanya.…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 2

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 2

Lord Caitanya did not advent Himself to liberate only a few men of India. He says in the Caitanya-bhagavata: 'In every town, country and village, My name will be sung.'…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 1

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 1

In Calcutta in 1896, the teachings of Lord Caitanya began their journey to the West. In Bengali-speaking Calcutta on August 20th of that year, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura published a small…

Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History: Madhavendra Puri

Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History: Madhavendra Puri

Before Madhavendra Puri, most Indians worshiped Lord Krishna in a ritualistic fashion, according to strict rules and regulations. Such formal worship is necessary for those who have not awakened their…

Madhvacarya – Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History

Madhvacarya – Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History

Madhvacarya (acarya means "one who teaches by his life") lived in thirteenth-century India and appeared in the Brahma-Gaudiya Vaisnava-sampradaya—the disciplic chain now represented by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami…

Haridasa Thakur: Namacarya

Haridasa left the home of his kinsmen not out of religious sentiment nor out of disgust for their ignorance of spiritual matters. He left wholly out of love for the…

Addresses to the Grand Spiritual Master

Addresses to the Grand Spiritual Master

The following addresses of worship unto Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, were submitted by the students of Bhaktivedanta Swami, the foremost disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta. …

The Vedanta: Its Morphology and Ontology

The Vedanta: Its Morphology and Ontology

The origin of the Vedanta is innate in knowledge and inseparable from the same, though its practical phases may insist on tracing the cause where it submits to inspection. …

Prayers to the Six Goswamis

Prayers to the Six Goswamis

I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six Goswamis, named Sanatan Goswami, Rupa Goswami, Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Raghunath Das Goswami, Jiva Goswami and Gopal Bhatta Goswami, who are always engaged…

Sree Vyas Puja Homage and Offering

Sree Vyas Puja Homage and Offering

Sixty-two years ago, on this auspicious day—the Acharyadeva made his appearance by the call of Thakore Bhakti-Vinode at Sree Kshetra Jaggannathdham at Puri.…

Spiritual Knowledge to Cure the Ills of the Age

Spiritual Knowledge to Cure the Ills of the Age

The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service to Lord Krsna. But the mass of…

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