2016 Letters

2016 Letters2022-06-29T04:50:58+05:30

Letters from the year 2016 written by Swami B.G. Narasingha Maharaja on various instructive subject matters of Gaudiya philosophy, history and etiquette.

Move on with mutual affection (02/11/16)

Move on with mutual affection (02/11/16) I have made everyone aware that as neophytes they made mistakes in the past, but that I was confident that going forward, they were capable devotees and that I recognised their sincerity and devotion to guru and Kṛṣṇa. In my opinion, the past has been put to rest and we can ALL go forward spreading Kṛṣṇa consciousness as Read more...

February 11th, 2016|Letters|

Creating facilities for the suffering jīvas (02/11/16)

Creating facilities for the suffering jīvas (02/11/16) I hope that your program of developing the āśrama is going on nicely. It will certainly be amazing when completed and when you have attracted some devotees, train them in Kṛṣṇa consciousness and spread the Holy Name locally and to all who visit from afar. When Śrīla Prabhupāda was present in this world I traveled and did Read more...

February 11th, 2016|Letters|

The importance of Bhaktivinoda (05/07/16)

The importance of Bhaktivinoda (05/07/16) There is certainly a necessity to preach about the importance of Bhaktivinoda and the importance of his siddhanta as the basis of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavaism in the modern world. So we have our task cut out for us going forward. I have some ideas to share with you when you return. - SN

May 7th, 2016|Letters|

Perpetuating Institutional Offences (06/04/16)

Perpetuating Institutional Offences (06/04/16) To whom it may concern: I have read S______ Prabhu’s recent comments dated June 3rd 2016 on my articles regarding the topic of the Adbhūta Mandira and Iskcon’s Deity focus in Māyāpura. These articles were first published in 2004 and 2005. I am surprised that a loyal member of possibly the most sectarian Vaiṣṇava organization to have ever existed on Read more...

June 4th, 2016|Letters|

A book about Rādhārāṇī? (08/04/16)

A book about Rādhārāṇī? (08/04/16) Dear _______Dāsī, My humble obeisances. All glories to Śrī Śrī Guru and Gaurāṅga. Nice to hear from you, its been quite some time. It may be difficult to understand, but Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja would not approve of a book 'about Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.’ Nor would he want his quotes being used in such a publication. Also, as you must know, Read more...

August 4th, 2016|Letters|

Unprecedented Offences (08/10/16)

Unprecedented Offences (08/10/16) Daṇḍavats Prabhu, Thanks for the heads up. Interesting, but I think it is way too late for them to get on track. Their deviations began before Prabhupāda departed and metastasised after his departure. Their offences towards Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja and other humble Vaiṣṇavas is unprecedented in our sampradāya - a heinous sin indeed. I met yesterday for five hours with a Read more...

August 10th, 2016|Letters|

Prema begins with love for guru and the vaiṣṇavas (09/14/16)

Prema begins with love for guru and the vaiṣṇavas (09/14/16) Dear ________, I read your Vyāsa-pūjā offering with great attention and appreciation. I sincerely hope by the grace of Kṛṣṇa and our Guardians that you can continue on this path as you are doing now. There are many aṅgas of, and qualifications for bhakti, but the crestjewel among them is genuine humility. Before our Read more...

September 14th, 2016|Letters|

A duty of a guru is not to attack senior vaiṣṇavas (09/20/16)

A duty of a guru is not to attack senior vaiṣṇavas (09/20/16) Dear _______ Mahārāja, Thank you for your immediate response. The lecture of R ______ that is causing all the stir was given Oct 8th, 2014. So it is easy to say that was years ago, but the problem is that it is on YouTube and possibly other sites and devotees view it Read more...

September 20th, 2016|Letters|

When are these people going to learn? (09/20/16)

When are these people going to learn? (09/20/16) Daṇḍavats ______ Swami, Hoping this email meets you well. The following was sent to me by _______ in Vṛndāvana: "Apparently R_______has given seminar for 8 hours on the history of Iskcon and in it he blames Śrīla Guru Mahārāja (Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja) for establishing the zonal ācārya system.This video is being distributed widely in America." ________and Read more...

September 20th, 2016|Letters|

Hope for the juniors (10/30/16)

Hope for the juniors (10/30/16) I have NO HOPE for the _______ leaders. They are lifeless, no heart, and by their own admission, it is in complete confusion and well on its way to becoming an apa-sampradāya. It was a painful meeting with ______ Swami and ______ Swami. My gut feeling is to avoid these leaders completely in future. Its bad for my life-airs. Read more...

October 30th, 2016|Letters|
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