Pure Devotion And The Competitive Spirit (Part I) By Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaja All glories to Sri Guru, Sri Gauranga and the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Saraswata Sampradaya! It is sad to say that in our contemporary Gaudiya Vaishnava community, many of us are Vaishnavas in name only. We make a show of devotion, but… Continue reading Pure Devotion And The Competitive Spirit (Part I)
svabhāva-raktasya mahān vyatikramaḥ yad-vākyato dharma itītaraḥ sthito na manyate tasya nivāraṇaṁ janaḥ The people in general are naturally inclined to enjoy, and you have encouraged them in that way in the name of religion. This is verily condemned and is quite unreasonable. Because they are guided under your instructions, they will accept such activities in… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.15
Speculation and emotion are the cause of our demotion. Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj
vāsudeva-parā vedā vāsudeva-parā makhāḥ vāsudeva-parā yogā vāsudeva-parāḥ kriyāḥ vāsudeva-paraṁ jñānaṁ vāsudeva-paraṁ tapaḥ vāsudeva-paro dharmo vāsudeva-parā gatiḥ In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Śrī Kṛṣṇa, Vāsudeva, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifice is to please Him. Yoga is for realizing Him. All materially motivated activities are ultimately rewarded by… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.28-29
Celebration of the 530th Birth Anniversary of Shree Chaitanya Updated 13 hours ago 5-day long Vaishnav Conference and International Seminar in Kolkata on the birth anniversary of Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila B.B Bodhayan Swami, President and Acarya of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math also took part in this joyous event.
It is thus clear that taking a siksha guru does not mean we have to reject or avoid the instruction of our diksha guru. The diksha and siksha guru should be accepted in harmony with each other. This siddhanta is fully supported by the shastras. Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj
In this Age of Hypocrisy (kali-yuga), generally, whenever money comes to us, immediately name and fame follow to disturb our daily spiritual practices. Therefore, we should not run after money, or name and fame. Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj
In this age of quarrel, the embodiment of Love has appeared with the form of, “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/ Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.” This is my humble request to all readers – please try to chant the above form of love manifested in this world and keep… Continue reading Age of Quarrel