2019 Letters

2019 Letters2022-06-29T04:51:22+05:30

Letters from the year 2019 written by Swami B.G. Narasingha Maharaja on various instructive subject matters of Gaudiya philosophy, history and etiquette.

Editing the Books of the Guru (01/06/19)

Editing the Books of the Guru (01/06/19) Dear ________, Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes, 'society consciousness' has definitely been an influence during the editing process. Śrīla Prabhupāda gave clear instructions regarding the books that only grammar was to be edited and nothing else. That instruction has unfortunately been ignored. As for the book, "In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life", it was never a book in Read more...

By |January 6th, 2019|

A Wave of Sahajiyaism (01/23/19)

A Wave of Sahajiyaism (01/23/19) Dandavats _______, Śrī Śrī Guru Gaurāṅga jayate. Thank you for your email. As for sharing our Bhakti-aṣṭāṅga manuscript with your friend _______, we certainly have no objection. Regarding transcendental knowledge we follow Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja's mood who has said, "These words, this knowledge, is the property of the Vaiṣṇavas and this is for the purpose of sharing with humanity. Read more...

By |January 23rd, 2019|

Drop the Court Case! (02/26/19)

Drop the Court Case! (02/26/19) Daṇḍavats _______ Mahārāja, All glories to His Divine Grace, Śrīla Prabhupāda. I wanted to mention the following - some might say that I am asking ISKCON to drop the court case because Rādhā-Dāmodara are in a weak position. Believe me, that is not a fact. Over 50 times the lawyers for ISKCON have asked for the courts to postpone Read more...

By |February 2nd, 2019|

The Heart is a Sensitive Organ (02/10/19)

The Heart is a Sensitive Organ (02/10/19) Dear ______, Daṇḍavat Praṇāmas. Śrī Śrī Guru Gaurāṅga jayate. I am too much disturbed to hear that you have liver cancer. Won't you consider some alternative procedure while you wait for a transplant. In 2014, I was diagnosed with tumors in my right ureter. I had four surgeries total but the tumors continued to grow. After a Read more...

By |February 10th, 2019|

Finding ‘Like Minded’ Souls… (02/23/19)

Finding ‘Like Minded’ Souls… (02/23/19)Daṇḍavats _______ Mahārāja,Finding 'like minded' souls amongst GBC godbrothers might prove an impossible task, or even from amongst other ISKCON leaders, but finding 'like minded' godbrothers amongst the multitude of devotees, first, second and even third generation devotees isn't so difficult.My Youtube channel "Let's Talk" is resonating with a good number of viewers and on a wide variety of subjects, many Read more...

By |February 23rd, 2019|

A Wise Leader Listens (02/26/19)

A Wise Leader Listens (02/26/19) Daṇḍavats, Good luck with the court case presentation. That video as of today has 1007 views. The video interview with Garuḍa Prabhu about the book changes has 2216 views. Devotees world wide are very concerned about these issues, so there is no reason why the GBC should not set aside time to reconsider these issues. In Kali-yuga it seems Read more...

By |February 26th, 2019|

Big is Best! (02/28/19)

Big is Best! (02/28/19) Prabhu, Bhāvānanda 'says' that 'once' Śrīla Prabhupāda told him he wanted Aṣṭa-sakhīs. Great! I believe Bhāvānanda, but that does not mean the original Deity arrangement should be over shadowed and minimized. The 'original Deity arrangement' given by Śrīla Prabhupāda is/was the highest conception of Divinity and Theistic thought to be represented by the presence of a Deity. That was Śrī Read more...

By |February 28th, 2019|

Dreams (03/26/19)

Dreams (03/26/19) Dear ______, Śrī Śrī Guru Gaurāṅga jayate. A very interesting occurrence. I love such incidents because it makes one think deeply. Dreams as it were are manifestations of our external experiences, our deepest desires, even our anarthas. Many times dreams are as confusing as they are real. This I think you know. Kindly don't take offense to my opinion. First of all, Read more...

By |March 26th, 2019|

Re-heating Prasādam (04/02/19)

Re-heating Prasādam (04/02/19) Dear _______, Śrī Śrī Guru Gaurāṅga jayate! Actually in the Gauḍīya sampradāya, and in any temple in India of any other sampradāya, NO prasādam is ever re-heated. If prasādam is re-heated it is considered that you are taking prasādam for sense-gratification and therefore making an offense. However, when the saṅkīrtana movement came to western countries that are very cold and prasādam Read more...

By |April 2nd, 2019|

Size has nothing to do with the Adbhūta Mandira (04/09/19)

Size has nothing to do with the Adbhūta Mandira (04/09/19) Daṇḍavats Prabhu, All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. I watched the Dallas, Ratha Yatra video - a nice community festival that everyone can 'enjoy', well organized, beautiful girls dancing, everyone chanting, singing, taking prasādam and have a good time, etc, etc. For the mass of people, getting as many people as possible to chant, doing Read more...

By |April 9th, 2019|
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