Six Goswami’s Business
Apr20

Six Goswami’s Business

So the six Gosvamis were, some of them were very prominent government officers. Just like Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami, they were two important ministers in the (indistinct) Muhammadan government, Nawab Hussein Shah, his government. They resigned their ministerial post and joined Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for propagating His mission of Krsna consciousness. So rupa-sanatanau, they are very responsible government officers, and...

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All I Want
Apr20

All I Want

When it comes down to it, all I want is to chant well, feel Krishna’s presence while I chant, relish the nectar of the name, and be a servant of the name. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says there is nothing else in the three worlds but the holy name. Krishna has shown this to me by allowing me to observe other devotees’ transformations (at the retreats) through good chanting. As their chanting improved, their desires changed. As...

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Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless
Apr19

Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless

tavad brahma-katha vimukti-padavi tavan na tikti-bhavet tavac capi vishrinkhalatvam ayate no loka-veda-sthitih tavac chastra-vidam mithah kala-kalo nana-bahir-vartmasu shri-chaitanya-padambuja-priya-jano yavan na drig-gocarah (19) Verse 19: "Discussion of and desire for the advanced stage of impersonal liberation will not become bitter and distasteful, the tight shackles of blind adherence to social, religious and Vedic...

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Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish
Apr19

Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish

kaivalyam narakayate tri-dasha-pur akasha-pushpayate durdantendriya-kala-sarpa-patali protkhata-damshtrayate vishvam purna-sukhayate vidhi-mahendradish ca kitayate yat-karunya-kataksha-vaibhavavatam tam gauram eva stumah ( 5) Verse 5: "For those most supremely fortunate souls who have even once attained the opulence of the most merciful and compassionate sidelong glance of Lord Gauranga and His Holy Name, impersonal liberation...

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Just Hear about Krishna
Apr18

Just Hear about Krishna

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva. When our beloved spiritual master, HDG Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj came to Singapore in September 2008, he gave an inspiring class on SB 3.29.11-12. This is a humble attempt at transcribing the same lecture. mad-guna-shruti-maatrenaa / mayi sarva-guhaashaye mano-gatir avichinnaa / yathaa...

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