Archive for the ‘Sanga’ Category

B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami and the Maha Mandala

December 1st, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | No Comments

When I asked Srila Sridhara Maharaja for some seva, he said to me, ‘Swami Maharaja (Srila Prabhupada) has given you everything; go and start a preaching mission on his behalf and I will be in the background to help you.’

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Existing to Love

October 23rd, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | 2 Comments

While monists cherish eternal “being,” Vaishnavas cherish eternal loving. In short, monists love to exist, whereas Vaishnavas exist to love.

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Sakhya or Madhurya

September 25th, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | 1 Comment

Despite the objective superiority of gopi-bhava, the venerable Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami makes it clear the best rasa is the one that is subjectively best for each devotee.

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On the Lotus of the Heart

August 24th, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | No Comments

Seeing Krishna within the heart requires eyes anointed with divine love (prema), for wherever there is prema, God is present. The two are one and different at the same time.

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O My Friend!

February 21st, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | No Comments

Srila Prabhupada said on a number of occasions that he identified with sakhya rasa. He also wrote a poem to Krishna in his intimate moments expressing the desire for sakhya rasa. We find no equivalent stated aspiration on his part for any other rasa.

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Balarama and the Gopis

December 23rd, 2011 | Sanga, Sanga 2011 | webmaster | 1 Comment

The Goswamis are revealing the feeling of the text as they understand its implications even better than its author Vyasa did–vyaso vetti na vetti va.

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Liberating the Demons

September 8th, 2011 | Sanga, Sanga 2011 | webmaster | 1 Comment

In Kali-yuga the unrighteous are delivered by the holy name of Krishna whereby they are cleansed of their sinful nature and ultimately liberated in Krishna prema—pure love of God.

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Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa

June 14th, 2011 | Sanga, Sanga 2011 | webmaster | 1 Comment

The appearance of Krishna in any form is tied to the love that his devotees have for him. Indeed, love of Krishna and Krishna are one. You cannot have one without the other.

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Modern Sensibilities

April 2nd, 2011 | Sanga, Sanga 2011 | webmaster | No Comments

It is imperative, if we are to take full advantage of the essential message of these texts, that we study them under the realized guidance of someone living in our times.

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Iskcon Reform

December 18th, 2010 | Sanga, Sanga 2010 | webmaster | 4 Comments

History has shown that significant change comes more readily from committed individuals, not organizations or governments, and certainly not committees.

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