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Brahmananda Prabhu “The Mountain of our mission”

Though I was not in constant contact with Brahmananda Prabhu I always had great affection for him and Gargamuni Prabhu, the “love brothers” because of their unflinching faith in and pure unalloyed love for Srila Prabhupada. Brahmananda Prabhu was...

Addressing woman as mataji

Addressing woman as mataji

A father sometimes addresses his daughter in affection as “mother” and sometimes as “my darling.” SB 3.22.25   A brahmacari is advised to go begging alms door to door, addressing all women as mother, and whatever he collects goes to the benefit...

Reflections on Vaisnavi-dharma

I recently took up the study of Bhakti-Sastri under the instruction of my spiritual master. Living in Azerbaijan, the best option seemed to be to do it online, as various courses are available nowadays via the internet. I signed up with...

We Are Going To Produce Vaisnava Heroes

Prabhupada: …have discrimination because the British government, they think that the Ratha-yatra is becoming very popular. Jayatirtha: Yes. Prabhupada: That is the… It is actually rational discrimination. The Christians, they thought...

The Position of a Widow

Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 3: Chapter Twenty-three, Text 52: PURPORT It is said that the father himself becomes the son in another form. The father and son are therefore considered to be nondifferent. A widow who has her son is actually not a widow...

Glories & Importance Of Srila Prabhupada’s Books

As from wood, fire can be manifested, or as butter can be churned out of milk, so also the presence of the Lord as Paramatma can be felt by the process of legitimate hearing and chanting of the transcendental subjects which are especially treated in...

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Srila Prabhupada On Opening Hospitals and Schools

It is not sannyasi business. For starting school the government is there, public is there. Why you…- Srila Prabhupada Renunciation Trough Wisdom, 2.9-Following in the Footsteps of Self-Realized Saints The mahatmas are always ready to render...

They are all mlecchas

Srila Prabhupada sent some American and European disciples to one of his sannyasi godbrothers’ ashram in India in the late 60s’. However, this sannyasi forbid them to cook or to perform aroti; they were Westerners, and were thus too...

The Gopi Bhava Club

Jagannatha dasa, the BBT Sanskrit editor has just returned from Vrndavana. This afternoon he reported to Srila Prabhupada. Just a week ago Prabhupada received news that Jagannatha and Nitai dasa were no longer working on his books. Jagannatha...