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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…

The Meaning of “Prabhupada”

The Meaning of “Prabhupada”

The word Prabhupada signifies a great saint even among saints. The word has two meanings: first, one at whose feet (Pada) there are many Prabhus (masters). The second meaning is…

Caitanya’s chief disciples Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami

Caitanya’s chief disciples Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami

Two of Lord Caitanya's chief disciples were Srila Rupa Gosvami and Srila Sanatana Gosvami. They received extensive instruction from the Lord in the science of devotional service, and the books…

The Passing of Bhisma

The Passing of Bhisma

Bhisma was such a fierce and skillful fighter that he was virtually invincible; only by a trick was he mortally wounded. Now, in recognition of his exalted position and his…

Humility by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Humility by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Traveling from place to place, Proud of my education, I grew wealthy and maintained my family With undivided attention. O Lord Hari, O Krsna, I forgot You!…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta therefore taught that devotees should be eager to use everything possible for one central purpose: to broadcast the glories of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

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…

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 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…

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…

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