Writings: Parampara

Srila Prabhupada Lila-Smarana-Mangala-Stotram

Nov 18 2015 - Krishna Talk 194
Todas las glorias a Su Divina Gracia A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Él siempre está acompañado de sus asociados servidores, su naturaleza interna es como el néctar más dulce y externamente aparece como la valentía personificada. » more

Srila Prabhupada Lila-Smarana-Mangala-Stotram & Purport

Srila Prabhupada
Nov 18 2015 - Krishna Talk 194
Let us always remember our Divine Master, His Divine Grace, as an eternal servant and resident of the eternal pastimes of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. » more

Acaryas at Sri Sri Radha-Damodara Temple, Vrindavana

Jan 12 2014 - Krishna Talk 175
Contrary to the beliefs and speculations of some narrow-minded and unrealized persons, these statements are true to the smallest detail. » more

Srila Sarasvati Thakura’s Appearance Day

Mar 1 2013 - Krishna Talk 155
The following is a lecture given by Srila Sridhara Maharaja on Srila Sarasvati Thakura’s appearance day on 24th February 1981 » more

Srila Sarasvati Thakura’s Disappearance Day

Dec 14 2011 - Krishna Talk 135
The following is a lecture by Srila Narasingha Maharaja on the disappearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. » more

A Thousand-Percent Difference

Dec 9 2010 - Krishna Talk 117
Sripada Narasingha Maharaja once mentioned that everything that Srila Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja spoke was like a sutra. There was so much essential substance in each word. » more

Prabodhananda and Prakasananda

May 25 2008 - Krishna Talk 78
Some scholars of Gaudiya Vaisnavism claim that the associate of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Prabodhananda Sarasvati and the Mayavadi sannyasi Prakasananda Sarasvati are one and the same person. From the historical and sastrika perspective it is clear that Prabodhananda was never a Mayavadi sannyasi. » more

Parampara

Mar 17 2004 - Krishna Talk 50
I have heard it said that there are some gaps in the list of names in the Gaudiya parampara and that some of the names given there are actually fictitious names of personalities that never really existed. Do you think this could be true? » more

Hita Harivamsa and the Radha-Vallabha Sect

Oct 21 2003 - Krishna Talk 44
There is a famous temple (Radha Vallabha Mandira) in Vrndavana where the Deities of Radha Vallabha are worshipped and which is visited by many western devotees when they come to Vraja. What is the background of this temple and does it have any link with the Gaudiya sampradaya and it's philosophy? » more

How Great is Srila Prabhupada?

Nov 21 2002 - Krishna Talk 38
Sri Guru may be compared to the Pole Star because with the help of the guru we can derive great benefit from the Vedic knowledge. But without the help of the guru we will be bewildered in our attempt to understand the Vedic knowledge. » more

Ativadi Apa-sampradaya

Jul 8 2002 - Krishna Talk 32
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura has written that there were thirteen apa-sampradayas that developed after the time of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. One of these apa-sampradayas is called ativadi, which means too great. Can you please explain how those who are ‘too great’ have become an apa-sampradaya? » more

Sridhara Deva Gosvami

Apr 9 2002 - Krishna Talk 26
There has been some discussion on the use of the honorific title 'Deva' as in the name of Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja, to the extent that some parties say that it is appropriate, while others say that it is not. Could you please say something that would shed some light on this... » more

Bhaktivedanta

Mar 30 2002 - Krishna Talk 25
We have heard it said that Srila Prabhupada (A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja) received the name "Bhaktivedanta" from his guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Others have said that he received the name "Bhaktivedanta" from Srila Sridhara Maharaja and yet others... » more

Guru Parampara and Ritvik

Mar 17 2000 - Article
Many devotees are disqualified from understanding finer siddhantic truths by virtue of their impurities, material desires, subtle and gross deviations from the strict line of Sri Rupanuga-varga, and particularly because of their offenses to other Vaisnavas. » more

Sri Guru Pranali — Siddha Pranali

Sep 28 1998 - Article
A conversation between Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja and a sannyasa disciple, held on Durga Puja, Sept. 28, 1998, Gopinatha Gaudiya Matha, Cakra Tirtha, Jagannatha Puri. » more

The Guardian of Devotion

Date Unknown - Article
Our readers are invited to allow for our standpoint as first-generation members of the disciplic succession of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Where we differ from other disciples of Bhaktivedanta Swami that have chosen to remain in iskcon, and of particular relevance to this article is in... » more

The Vrndavana Anti-party

Date Unknown - Article
This time the attack against our parampara was coming from a young Indian scholar (once a member of ISKCON) who was representing the arguments and objections of the anti-party guru - an elderly Hindu scholar. As it turned out, in their opinion, not even Bhaktivinode Thakur is bona-fide, what then... » more

Purport Srila Prabhupada-Lila-Smarana-Mangala-Stotram

Date Unknown - Article
Purport of Srila Prabhupada-Lila-Smarana-Mangala-Stotram by Dasa Jagat Guru Swami B.G. Narasingha Maharaja » more

Srila Prabhupada Pranam

Swami B.S. Govinda
Date Unknown - Article
"I offer my humble obeisance’s unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Sri Krsna on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet." » more

Validity of the Gaudiya parampara and Madhvacarya

Date Unknown - Article
The gaudiya followers of Caitanya claim to be in the disciplic succession descending from Madhvacarya, yet we find certain anomalies which seem to prove otherwise. In light of these points, how can they claim that they are in the line of Madhvacarya, when they have differed from him philosophically... » more

Saraswati Prabhupada Parampara I

Date Unknown - Article
The following article has been written to counteract the accusation that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada and his disciples and grand disciples are not in the Parampara of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura. » more

Sampradaya-Pranali

Date Unknown - Article
The sampradaya institution has existed in this holy land of Bharata since time immemorial. The word sampradaya is a passive nominal formation from the Sanskrit verb root, sam-pra-da ('to hand down'). Lexicographers define it as 'the instruction that is passed down in a line of spiritual masters.'... » more

A Word To Our Madhva Brethren

Harmonist Magazine Editors
Date Unknown - Article
There is a fundamental justification in seeking to approach the past history of a sect, especially in this country, on the basis of the prima-facie authenticity of the guru-parampara as preserved in the sect. We would be more scientifically employed if we turn our attention to obtaining greater... » more

Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaja - Biographical Sketch

Date Unknown - Article
His Divine Grace Sri Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Deva Goswami Maharaja, the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Matha, was born in India in 1895, in a respected Brahmana family of the Bhattacarya order, at Hapaniya, District Burdwan, West Bengal. » more

Saraswati Prabhupada Parampara II

Date Unknown - Article
This article is continuation of "Saraswati Prabhupada Parampara I" article that has been written to counteract the accusation that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada and his disciples and grand disciples are not in the Parampara of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura. » more