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Letters from the year 2014 written by Swami B.G. Narasingha Maharaja on various instructive subject matters of Gaudiya philosophy, history and etiquette.

Waiting for Death to Arrive (01/04/14)

Waiting for Death to Arrive (01/04/14) You certainly have my sympathies. The problem is that women are meant for family life and nothing more. Only the most rare women can see what reality is. They are happy to remain surrounded by the fallible soldiers of family members until death arrives and they are happy to see their husband and father stay in the household Read more...

By |January 4th, 2014|

A selfish arrangement for sense enjoyment (01/05/14)

A selfish arrangement for sense enjoyment (01/05/14) You can tell them or I can tell them...they are going up against guru and Kṛṣṇa and if they are not careful, then whatever hope they had for a spiritual life is over. This is no joking matter and if they support māyā, then their relationship with me is finished. I am ready at any point to Read more...

By |January 5th, 2014|

Śrī Guru is not found by the eye, but by the ear (01/08/14)

Śrī Guru is not found by the eye, but by the ear (01/08/14) You may have noticed when i was in_____ that I hesitated to make a conclusive statement about _____ and his wife. He is a nice enough person and no doubt sincere, but my experience was that in Berlin he was looking for, or expecting, some kind of magic experience to confirm Read more...

By |January 8th, 2014|

These unfortunate things have made me cry (01/12/14)

These unfortunate things have made me cry (01/12/14) Dear ______ I read your email with interest. Yes, there are many subtle experiences of the mind and subtle body. But these are not spiritual. They are subtle material experiences. So in every circumstance and experience, it is always best to remember Kṛṣṇa by chanting the Holy Name. What you have described I have also experienced Read more...

By |January 12th, 2014|

Take solace in the cries of protest (01/14/14)

Take solace in the cries of protest (01/14/14) _____ mentioned to me that you said to him that you had revealed your plan for sannyāsa to ____ and that she was shocked. Well, I guess that was to be expected but I hope you can find the determination to follow thru without much change in the time frame, etc. I am sure that when Read more...

By |January 14th, 2014|

If you can live without a partner then that is also good (01/19/14)

If you can live without a partner then that is also good (01/19/14) Dear _____ Yes, your situation is difficult. Coming to India is only a temporary solution and a boost to your Kṛṣṇa consciousness. But that is also good. Then returning to _____ your situation might not change. If you seriously need a partner then you will have to pursue that with some Read more...

By |January 19th, 2014|

We live in a nasty world (01/25/14)

We live in a nasty world (01/25/14) Dear _____, Hare Kṛṣṇa. I am many times thinking about you and wonder how you are doing. I was very sad to see you in sickness. Living with _____ is probably not possible for many reasons but if you are physically able, then it is a good idea for you to visit _____ for a few days. Read more...

By |January 25th, 2014|

Āśrama life means humble service (01/27/14)

Āśrama life means humble service (01/27/14) Dear _______, I have heard that you have arrived safely at Govindaji Gardens but you may are not feeling fully engaged in service and association. Āśrama life means humble service and a lot of sweeping and mopping...it also cleans the heart. There is also much time for you to study and see some videos of our Guardians. You Read more...

By |January 27th, 2014|

Do not allow the mind to roam (02/01/14)

Do not allow the mind to roam (02/01/14) Dear _____, When in the āśrama the best thing is to 'be in the āśrama' and not allow the mind to roam elsewhere. Spiritual life means being peaceful and for that we need peaceful surroundings like at Govindaji Gardens. Take advantage of your time in the āśrama and you will make spiritual progress. Kṛṣṇa is in Read more...

By |February 1st, 2014|

I cannot and will not tolerate prolonged bad feelings between devotees in my mission (02/10/14)

I cannot and will not tolerate prolonged bad feelings between devotees in my mission (02/10/14) Dear _______, I hope you had a safe journey to ______. Before continuing let me say how much i appreciate all the service you did for me, especially in improving my health condition. But now there is serious matter to be aired. Before leaving ______ I think you made Read more...

By |February 10th, 2014|
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