Philosophical Articles

The Ramayana – A Summary

by Sri Nandanandana Das The story of Rama is divided into four parts: 1. Early life of Rama 2. Rama’s exile 3. Abduction of Sita (Rama’s wife) and 4....

Guru means heavy

Prabhupada said, “You become guru.” But guru means guru. Guru means heavy, not light.

Amrta Vani: Continuation

Q&A by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Thakura Prabhupada Q : Where is the Hare Krsna maha-mantra mentioned in the Vedas? A : Hari’s name is Hari...

Where Sakti Rules

By Swami B.V. Tripurari The yoga tradition of Sri Caitanya with its emphasis on shakti, the feminine power, among other things, played a major role...

The Position of The Bhagavata Amongst Religious Scriptures

by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaja (The following Bengali lecture was given by Srila Sridhara Maharaja at the Sarasvata Sravana Sadan, at 7:00pm on 6th June,...

Krishna, The Supreme Scientist

by Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami When we think calmly and carefully about this wonderful universe, we can see that everything is working under the control of...

Guru-Tattva

by Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaja My respected listeners, I was invited by my beloved Nandanandan to attend the celebrations being held on this occasion,...

On the Inevitability of Harm

by Hari-kirtana-dasa Over the last couple of weeks I’ve gone on a killing spree. I’m not proud of this fact but I can’t deny it,...

Sri Guru Tattva and the Secret of Diksa (Part 3)

Rajen Babu: Isn't the kanistha-adhikari qualified to give initiation into the mantra?

Srila Sarasvati Prabhupada: Where is the kanishtha-adhikari coming from? Who gave him the adhikara? A kanishtha-adhikari can never become a guru.

The Line of Sri Rupa

by Srila B.R Sridhara Goswami The rupanuga-sampradaya, the followers of the line of Sri Rupa, are those who have the unique taste of service in...