Writings: Miscellaneous

The Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhara Pandita

Jul 8 2013 - Krishna Talk 162
In remembrance of Gadadhara Pandita's disappearance we present this Bengali poem composed by Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami. » more

The Appearance of Srila Gadadhara Pandita

May 8 2013 - Krishna Talk 160
Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja discusses the unique position of Srila Gadadhara Pandita. » more

Sri Krsna Janmastami

Aug 9 2012 - Krishna Talk 145
 Not only is the story of Krsna the oldest,  it is the original basis of many religious stories told in Buddhism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and many other different religions around the world. » more

Tad Visnoh Paramam Padam

Mar 28 2012 - Krishna Talk 139
We are under the watchful eye of the Supreme at all times – therefore there is no need for fear. » more

What is an Asrama?

Jan 1 2012 - Krishna Talk 136
An asrama is not a place for that ass of a man who thinks that if God exists then He is only meant to supply the material necessities of society. » more

Sri Krsna Janmastami

Aug 19 2011 - Krishna Talk 130
Janmastami, the appearance day of Lord Krsna, is the eighth lunar day after the full moon. » more

The Magnanimous Nature of Nityananda Prabhu

Feb 16 2011 - Krishna Talk 121
Nityananda Prabhu took His birth in the district of Birbhum on the Western side of Katwa, north west of Ekacakra, » more

Yamuna Bridge Construction

Jan 19 2010 - Krishna Talk 105
As many of you may already know, there is a very unsightly bypass bridge being built over the Yamuna River in Vrindavana in the area of Kesighat. This government undertaking is disturbing the beauty and sanctity of Kesighat. Furthermore it seems that the construction is actually illegal but the... » more

Modern Education or Mass Execution

Jan 4 2010 - Krishna Talk 104
In today’s world, education can be defined as the systematic distribution or the reception of knowledge in society, which is viewed from various perspectives based upon cultural values, language, people and religion. In periods of social transition, education becomes central to our future well-... » more

The Gift

Nov 21 2009 - Krishna Talk 98
Having attained this gift of human life if one does not utilize it to understand the self, the Supreme, the way to go back to Godhead and with determination practice it under the guidance of a real guru, this life is simply wasted. Wealth comes and goes like a dream. Youth withers like a flower.... » more

Conqueror of All Quarters

Oct 25 2009 - Krishna Talk 94
What is necessary for this material world? The prime necessity is to change our outlook on this temporary world. The greatest example was shown for the contemporary generation by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. » more

Dawn of the Age of Love?

Feb 24 2009 - Krishna Talk 85
Numerous opinions abound about there being or not being an advent of Kalki-avatara at the end of Kali-yuga. Although Srimad Bhagavatam has mentioned the appearance of Kalki-avatara at the end of this Kali-yuga, some preachers are of the opinion that due to ‘the dawn of the age of love’ there will... » more

Prabhupada's Rooms at Radha Damodar Temple

Feb 19 2007 - Krishna Talk 69
Recently an announcement was posted on "Dandavats.com" wherein the representative of ISKCON's Sri Sri Krishna Balaram temple in Vrindavana [Shyamakrishna Das] informed all the devotees around the world that "Srila Prabhupada's Bhajan-kutir is now re-opened." » more

Society Consciousness vs. Krsna Consciousness

Oct 16 2006 - Krishna Talk 66
I read a recent article on the internet by a leading ISKCON sannyasi/GBC/guru wherein he says, "We cannot even extend this family [ISKCON] to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta. We cannot even take one step forward because the problem is if we put too much emphasis on Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, then we will miss... » more

Self Manifest Deities

Oct 16 2006 - Krishna Talk 65
During my many travels in India I have visited certain temples where it is claimed that the Deity of Visnu or Krishna was self-manifest. So my question is, whether it is possible that God self-manifests His Deity form or is it always necessary that an acarya or representative of God be instrumental... » more

Sri Gaura Purnima Celebrations at Govindaji Gardens

Mar 15 2001 - Krishna Talk 16
Sri Gaura Jayanti, the holy appearance of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu was celebrated at Govindaji Gardens, Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha on Friday 8th March. The program began quietly in the morning with a class on the advent of Mahaprabhu given by Srila Narasingha Maharaja. » more

Nityananda Avirbhava Maha-mahotsava

Feb 11 2001 - Krishna Talk 15
The devotees began preparations for the festival a day before. Many of the devotees were busily engaged in cooking, while other devotees decorated the temple and yajnasala. » more

Krsna Talk: Web Site Updates

Feb 10 2001 - Krishna Talk 14
Many new additions have been added to our Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha Web Site: New ashrama photo tour, Ashrama Events (updated regularly) and Krsna Talk Article Archives... » more

Avatars in Every Species

Dec 29 2000 - Krishna Talk 11
I have a question, the answer to which should help me frame a paper I will write later this summer for an interfaith presentation on the topic of God among us: A Catholic-Vaishnava Dialog, the Incarnation and Avatar. » more

A Brief Response to "Ratha Yatra in Navadwip"

Nov 2 2000 - Krishna Talk 9
In our original article there were some details regarding dates and such that were corrected by B. V. Madhava Maharaja in his article. I thank B. V. Madhava Maharaja for this information although these additions to our original article do not change the main issues at hand. » more

Sridhar Maharaja — "Follow the Angels" Book Announcement

Nov 1 2000 - Krishna Talk 8
Our KrsnaTalk readers will be very happy to know that the latest publication of Srila B. R. Sridhar Deva Goswami Maharaja, "Follow the Angels" is completed and off the press. » more

Ratha Yatra in Navadvipa

Sep 5 2000 - Krishna Talk 6
Many of the devotees that I have spoken with are very disturbed about this matter and would like to hear your explanation and clarification on this topic. Could you please explain? » more

Does God Exist?

Aug 12 2000 - Krishna Talk 4
I have a friend who says that you cannot know whether God exists, because you cannot see Him, so he says it is wrong to base your life upon a guess. He also asks why devotees quote the scriptures; aren¹t they able to think for themselves? » more

East Meets West

Date Unknown - Article
Although worlds apart in terms of geography and culture, no two nations have been so intimately connected as the United States and India. It was Christopher Columbus' fateful error, in his search for a new route to India, that led him to the discovery of America. He had heard of India from the... » more

The Treasure of Bhakti

Date Unknown - Article
Obeisance to the most Magnanimous, the Giver of the Love of Krsna, the Own Self of Krsna, the Lord bearing the Name Krsna-Caitanya and possessed of the Form of golden hue! I submit myself to Sri Krsna-Caitanya, that merciful Person of wonderful deeds Who by the nectar of the treasure of His... » more