Srila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja A Festival of Bliss, not Sorrow Separation is a source of great pain for every living entity, so why, yearly, do we make elaborate arrangements in honour of the departure of a great Vaiṣṇava, simply to experience agony?...
Swami B.P. Keshava
“Pleasing Śrīla Gurudeva Gives Me Life”
"Many of the disciples of our Śrīla Gurudeva, jagad-guruparamārādhyatama Śrī Śrīla Prabhupāda, gave their bodies, minds, words and wealth to assist in fulfilling his heart’s deepest ambitions. Although he was immensely pleased by their service, or anuśīlana, it is...
One Must Correctly Identify a Vaishnava
It is insufficient merely to dwell on how much the Vaishnavas love us or consider us to be their own. This is because the personal satisfaction that comes from thinking we are loved by the Vaishnavas is nothing but an external symptom of the desire for sense gratification, which lurks in the deepest region of our hearts. If, instead, we begin to measure how much we have become bound in affection to the Vaishnavas, it indicates that we are on our way to attaining the very perfection of all desires. Until we can identify Vaishnavas and develop an intimacy with them in which we regard them as our bosom friends, we will be unable to realise the true nature of their affection for us.
Bhakti is not for the weak, timid and cowardly
(A letter written by Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaj, Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Matha, Kamsa-tila, Mathura (U.P.) , Date 27/01/1962) My dear --- Maharaja, I was saddened to hear about the incident with---.“ Vira-bhogya vasundhara - the Earth is enjoyed by the...
Bhagavan Sri Krsna has manifested Himself in this world in the form of sabda-brahma. Sabda brahma Sri Hari is a completely nirguna entity. We humans born in this world of the material modes of nature are, therefore, not able to recognize Him, nor are we able to experience His unlimited sakti and sweetness
The mundane senses gather a conception of the external world and transmit that conception to the mind via the nervous system. The first tendency of the internal sense (the mind) is to gather ideas of the external world. The mind’s second tendency is to preserve these ideas in the memory. Then through its third tendency, the mind mixes and separates these ideas, and such functions as deliberation and imagination are produced
What Qualities Endear One To Srila Prabhupada?
“I am a big orator. I am a very good instructor. I can captivate everyone with my classes and speeches. I have so much capability. So many people are coming to the maṭha due to my lectures. I am therefore a prominent and dear disciple.” Śrīla Prabhupāda never considered those with such a mentality to be exalted servants. The aptitude for bhakti is something else. It is only attained by extreme good fortune.
Śrī Bhagavān is not for the Weak-hearted
IIn the teachings of Śrīman Mahāprabhu we will not find even the slightest trace of diversion from scripture, nor any poor logic or inconsistency
Lord Krishna as Vasudeva in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita
In conclusion it can be clearly ascertained that the Heliodorus Column effectively illustrates that the Vedic culture was excellent enough to capture the mind and
The mundane senses gather a conception of the external world and transmit that conception to the mind via the nervous system. The first tendency of the internal sense (the mind) is to gather ideas of the external world.
Sri Gitopanisade Atma-Nivedana
Now we will discuss the nature and development of atma-nivedana explained in Sri Gita. From an external point of view, the instructions of Gita are universal
Only those who are fully dedicated to Bhagavan (bhagavadanugat) and exclusively surrendered to Krsna (krsnaika-sarana) are sadhus. The association of such sadhus is the only desirable thing for us
The Upadesavali Of Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Goswami 1.Bhagavat-bhakti is attained by visrambha-seva (intimate service) to the lotus feet of Sri Guru. 2. Honest service to Sri Hari, guru and Vaisnavas is actual guru-seva. 3. The anga of bhakti known as kirtana...
Our modern world has for the most part lost its sense of relationship with the personality of the Godhead. On one hand it is now commonplace for people to question the existence of God, while on the other it is quite rare to find persons who have an awareness of, or appreciation for God as a person