Writings: Sastra-tattva

On Knowledge and Pure Devotion

Nov 14 2009 - Krishna Talk 97
In the famous talks between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Ramananda Raya (Ramananda Samvada), Ramananda Raya gives Mahaprabhu several propositions on what actually is the ultimate goal of life beginning from varnasrama-dharma, leading up to the ultimate conception. » more

The Literalist

Oct 30 2009 - Krishna Talk 95
A literal understanding of sastra, as it seems to be regarded in some sections of the greater Vaishnava community, is looked down upon as being neophyte or simply not intellectually satisfying. Some even consider the literal understanding of sastra to be the great enemy of progressive Krsna... » more

Ujjvala-nilamani

Mar 7 2009 - Krishna Talk 86
We did not venture to enter the details of madhurya-rasa. Our Guru Maharaja did not like it. But it will come irresistibly within you, you go on, sravana kirtana. Pujala raga-patha gaurava-bhange. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. It is so high. When it will come it will awaken within you.... » more

Scholarship vs Divine Revelation

Dec 3 2002 - Krishna Talk 41
I have read an article by a scholar (Mr. Jan Brzezinski, aka. Jagadananda Dasa/ Jagat) in which he suggests that Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has counterfeited three books; Caitanya-upanisad, Prema-vivarta and Navadvipa-satakam. My question is: How much attention or credit should a practicing devotee... » more

‘Advaita Prakasa’ Reviewed

Oct 19 2002 - Krishna Talk 37
A book called Advaita Prakasa was recently translated from Bengali into English. I was very inspired by it and it seemed to be bona-fide, but I recently heard that it is an unauthorized literature. Can you explain? » more

Byla védská civilizace pokročilá?

Sep 19 2000 - Krishna Talk 7
Byla védská civilizace pokročilá? Pokud ano, tak jak? » more

Have the Vedas advanced civilization?

Sep 19 2000 - Krishna Talk 7
Have the Vedas advanced civilization? If yes, how? » more

The Supremacy of Srimad Bhagavatam over the Vedas

Date Unknown - Article
That the Vedas are eternal and apauruseya is a fact that all sampradayas, including the school of Sankara, unanimously agree with. They constitute the means of receiving knowledge about the Absolute Truth. However, there are certain factors that make it practically impossible to study the Vedas in... » more

The Bhagavata

Date Unknown - Article
We love to read a book which we never read before. We are anxious to gather whatever information is contained in it and with such acquirement our curiosity stops. This mode of study prevails amongst a great number of readers, who are great men in their own estimation as well as in the estimation of... » more

Sastra-ninda - Rejecting the Sastra

Date Unknown - Article
To a neophyte disciple there may appear to be contradictions between guru, sadhu, and sastra but such contradictions are only apparent not real. Seeing an apparent contradiction between guru, sadhu, and sastra a neophyte devotee sometimes rejects either the guru, the sadhu, orthe sastra. » more

Sri Siksastaka with the Commentary of Swami BR Sridhara Maharaja (In Kannada)

Sri Siksastaka  with the Commentary of Swami BR Sridhara Maharaja (In Kannada)
These eight Sanskrit verses composed by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu contain the essence of devotion to Lord Krsna. This edition also contains an important commentary by Swami Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami. » more