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Nityananda Rama
February 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Nityananda Rama

He is the Rama “who gives pleasure to Krsna,” as his best friend, and appearing as Nityananda he gives pleasure to Gaura and distributes fraternal love of God.

Advaita Acarya and the Unique Compassion of Caitanya Mahaprabhu
February 2, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Advaita Acarya and the Unique Compassion of Caitanya Mahaprabhu

When Mahaprabhu appears in the world, he does not defy convention. Thus he appears at the request of Advaita Acarya, the Mahavishnu of Gaura-lila.

A Holy Day
January 30, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
A Holy Day

In the following excerpt from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Srila Sridhara Maharaja begins to speak about some of the numerous events that make Vasanta-pancami an especially holy day.

Go-seva
January 26, 2017 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Go-seva

There is a mantra for the worship of the cows. There is a mantra for herding the cows. Krishna was a cowherd, that is why he has names like Gopal and Govinda. Krishna protected all the cows himself.

The Affectionate Guardian
January 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Affectionate Guardian

Although gurus are not God, neither are they to be considered as merely atomic souls bound in the net of material illusion. Gurus are servants of God as are all souls, yet they are servants who have realized the truth of their eternal servanthood.

Living on Grace
January 19, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Living on Grace

We won’t try to take anything new, but we will wish only for something which has been used by the guru and Vaisnavas, whether it be a garland, clothes, decorations, or whatever. We shall try to live by the remnants of the Vaisnavas.