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Letters from the year 2013 written by Swami B.G. Narasingha Maharaja on various instructive subject matters of Gaudiya philosophy, history and etiquette.

The Oldest Depiction of Kṛṣṇa (01/16/13)

The Oldest Depiction of Kṛṣṇa (01/16/13) Dear _______, There was once a big book written by BP Banerjee (Head of National Museum at Delhi]) called “Krishna in Indian Art.” We had this book as a reference at the time of writing “Vaishnava India.” In that book Banerjee traces the earliest examples of Kṛṣṇa in Indian art. If you can find that book you will Read more...

By |January 16th, 2013|

A List of Topics (01/31/13)

A List of Topics (01/31/13) Daṇḍavats ______Mahārāja, Here is a list of significant topics wherein _____Mahārāja had a distinct different opinion/siddhānta from what Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, our Prabhupāda, Śrīdhara Mahārāja and Purī Mahārāja had preached. In other words _____Mahārāja had an apa-siddhānta on all the points mentioned below. _____Mahārāja’s stance on these issues was basically the same as the sahajiyās and anti-party to Gauḍīya sampradāya. Read more...

By |January 31st, 2013|

They Live in a Fool’s Paradise (01/31/13)

They Live in a Fool’s Paradise (01/31/13) Dear ______Mahārāja, Daṇḍavats. All glories to Śrī Śrī Guru and Gaurāṅga. The only quote below that is true is the one of B____ Mahārāja who went to ____ Mahārāja's temple after____ Mahārāja passed away and spoke some words of flattery. The rest of the quotes are fabrications and distortions. What to do? Those in the know kept Read more...

By |January 31st, 2013|

One Should be Well Versed in the Śāstra (03/20/13)

One Should be Well Versed in the Śāstra (03/20/13) Dear ______ Dāsa, The is a small misunderstanding circulating and I want to clear it up. ______ said to me that it would be good if _____ Dāsa received second initiation (brāḥmaṇa initiation) so that he could help more with the Deity worship of Mahāprabhu. I said, “Yes that would be a good idea.” However, Read more...

By |March 20th, 2013|

I Am Not Giving Sannyāsa (03/20/13)

I Am Not Giving Sannyāsa (03/20/13) Say what you think best, but I am not giving ANYONE sannyāsa who is not my direct disciple or in our mission. I have done that before and the results were not good. If all else fails, he should go to _____ Mahārāja (who took sannyāsa from Śrīla Śrīidhara Mahārāja) and I am sure that ______ Mahārāja will Read more...

By |March 20th, 2013|

Life has Some Difficult Moments for All of Us (03/23/13)

Life has Some Difficult Moments for All of Us (03/23/13) As a disciple I see no failure in your attempt to serve guru and Kṛṣṇa, but life has some difficult moments for all of us, so you need not worry about our spiritual relationship. Materially speaking though, I cannot express how important I feel it is for you to return to ______ and put Read more...

By |March 23rd, 2013|

Devotional Service is Voluntary (03/24/13)

Devotional Service is Voluntary (03/24/13) Dear _____, Yes, USA is where _____ needs to be, but even sending my worst enemy to USA seems cruel. I do not feel it is possible for us to micro-manage peoples lives unless they are sane and surrendered. The main thing is that we do not want ______ to disturb the other devotees. We cannot control every aspect Read more...

By |March 24th, 2013|

My Patience is Running Out (03/25/13)

My Patience is Running Out (03/25/13) I have said all I have to say. My patience is running out. I am interested in self-realization and devotional service...not in such things as mental and emotional mundanity. I count every day of my remaining life as precious to serve my Guardians and I have no tolerance for this kind of stuff that _____ sometimes manifests from Read more...

By |March 25th, 2013|

The Mṛdaṅga is Not a Bongo Drum (04/02/13)

The Mṛdaṅga is Not a Bongo Drum (04/02/13) Dear _____, I saw the videos. Actually the video where _____ is playing śrī-mṛdaṅga like a bongo drum is not good for public viewing. That is not the proper way to hold and play the mṛdaṅga. Certain people in the Vaiṣṇava world will criticize us unnecessarily, so please remove that video. Otherwise everything was nice. SN Read more...

By |April 2nd, 2013|
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