Walking With a Saint – 2010

The scriptures tell us of the incalculable value of even a moment’s association with a true saint, and Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja is exalted even among saints. With great sincerity, his disciples and followers thus availed themselves of any opportunity to accompany him on his morning walks and attend his morning darśanas. In those informal settings, they freely asked a variety of questions, his illuminating responses revealing a mere glimpse of the devotion radiating brilliantly within his heart…

Walking With a Saint – 2009

Again Ananta went to remove his hood from beneath the universe, this time successfully. The universe remained calmly in its place, hovering in space without moving. Ananta said, “Visvamirta, by this I have given my answer, which is for you to ascertain. Vasistha offered me the result of taking sadhu-sanga for a mere half a moment, and that in itself fully freed me of the burden. You were unable to arrange that for me.”

Walking With a Saint – 2008

These days we are very fortunate, because we have so much access to information through books and the internet. We also have access to the Vedas, the ancient scriptures, a vast opus compiled thousands of years ago in India by great sages in order to benefit mankind to progress along the path of self-realization. However, there is such an enormous diversity of information available from these timeless books of wisdom, with so many interpretations, that choice can lead to confusion…

Walking With a Saint – 2007

Nowadays many of us are waking up to an understanding that we are spiritual beings; somewhere along the path of realizing that the purpose of human life is more than just survival and material accomplishments. We are beginning to see that we are souls, not just mechanical bodies. We see all around us the allure of material life, but our hearts are yearning for a deeper, richer, fuller experience. We want to taste God. We want to be whole and fulfilled, not for five minutes or five hours, but forever…

Siva Tattva

Śiva-tattva clarifies the truth (tattva) of Lord Śiva, particularly in relation to Lord Viṣṇu. Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja’s strong philosophical presentation is supported and enhanced by his rendition of numerous pastimes of Lord Śiva. This gives us a glimpse of Lord Śiva’s pure devotion to the Supreme Lord and of his endearing and affectionate nature.

Secret Truths of the Bhagavatam

In June 1999, Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja spent ten days at the New Vraja community in Badger, California. There he gave a series of classes on the deep meanings of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam from the First Canto to the Tenth, culminating in the inner significance of Sri Krsna’s pastimes in Vṛndāvana. He explained that each śloka of the Bhāgavatam has many levels of meanings…

Prabandhavali

Śrī Prabandhāvalī contains authentic and inspiring accounts of the life histories and teachings of modern day ācāryas in the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava line, as well as from those from the time of Mahāprabhu – Śrī Advaita Ācārya, Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu and Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī. The last three chapters of the book impart essential instructions on the practice of pure bhakti.

The Pinnacle of Devotion

In Murwillumbah, January 1997, devotees eagerly gathered daily to hear Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja’s enthralling descriptions of pure devotees’ love for Kṛṣṇa, with a higher level of devotion being introduced each successive day. “Come with me,” he would begin, and all sat in submission as he gradually presented the pinnacle of devotion: being an unalloyed maidservant of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.

The Origin of Ratha-yatra

In Purī, India, more than fifty-thousand people yearly attend the ancient ratha-yātrā festival to take darśana of Lord Jagannātha on His chariot, and ten times that view it from other places in India and around the world. Still, the deep significance of ratha-yātrā, being most confidential, is not widely known. The Origin of Ratha-yātrā is rich with this significance, giving Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas an invaluable perspective of this festival.

Nectar of Govinda-lila

Out of the seven hundred verses of the Bhagavad-gītā, Verse 18.65 captures the essence of the entire Gītā: “Absorb your mind and heart in Me, become My devotee, worship Me, offer your praṇāma to Me, and then certainly you will come to Me. I make this promise to you because you are very dear to Me.” The first three chapters of The Nectar of Govinda-līlā explain the three elements of this verse in relation to our aim to enter Goloka Vṛndāvana.

Krsna, Lord of Sweetness

The very concept that the all-powerful Supreme Person is unaware of His Godhood, fears His mother, and plays mischievously with His friends is universally delightful. This book presents a number of the childhood pastimes of God, Krsna, who, by the act of His own spiritual potency, forgets that He is God and plays like an ordinary child. These pastimes are described in India’s ancient scriptures, which state that although God is infinite, unlimited, and inconceivable, He is ultimately a person.

The Hidden Path of Devotion

“I am writing something for those very lucky persons who have greed for rāga (a state of intense absorption in Sri Kṛṣṇa due to an unquenchable loving thirst for Him), but who cannot find the path to achieve it. This book will be their guide – a moonbeam (candrikā) to illuminate the path (vartma) leading to the loving devotion of the residents of Goloka Vṛndāvana. This path is practically unknown in the world.”

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