Swami B.R. Sridhara Videos

God Save Me From My Friends!

Oct 23 2021 - Video
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In this talk from 23rd February 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahāraja warns of the dangers of exploiting the guru, and how Māyā can appear in different forms. He makes the point, “God save me from my enemies, and God save me from my friends!” and explains how ultimately, the responsibility of spiritual... » more

We Are Not For “Survival of the Fittest!”

Oct 3 2021 - Video
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In this talk from February 23rd 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja explains how knowledge must be adjusted and is systematic. A senior may fall back, and a junior may become elevated. However, he goes on to warn how Vaiṣṇavas do not follow Darwin’s line of thinking concerning “survival of the fittest.” » more

Three Stages of Consciousness

Sep 22 2021 - Video
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In this talk from March 4th 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja explains the three levels of consciousness experienced by a human being - wakefulness (jāgrata), sleep (svapna) and deep sleep (suṣupti) to a limited extent, and how only Kṛṣṇa is aware of all three planes in full. » more

Vrndavana – for shallow Thinkers!

Sep 14 2021 - Video
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In this talk from Feb.22nd 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja explains a surprising statement of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura concerning Vṛndāvana-dhāma, and how Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura decided to pass his last days in Kurukṣetra. » more

Krishna's Plan or My Mistake?

Aug 30 2021 - Video
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In this talk from March 5th 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja answers the question, "In the absence of one's guru, how does one know if it’s not Kṛṣṇa’s plan, or it’s a mistake?" » more

Where Offences are Forgiven

Aug 13 2021 - Video
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In this talk given on February 21st 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja explains the unique nature of the area in Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma known as Aparādha Bhañjana Pāṭa, where Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu forgives great offenders. Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja also explains how even the guru always considers himself... » more

I Cannot Neglect My Inner Voice

Jul 25 2021 - Video
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In this talk from 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja discusses the inevitability of a mission fracturing after the disappearance of the ācārya, and explains how the sincere disciple will continue the legacy of his guru, despite all adverse circumstances. » more

Differences Between Pure Devotees

Jul 9 2021 - Video
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In this discussion, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja is asked the question, "Why are there sometimes differences between pure devotees?" Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja explains how due to differences in rasa and līlā, sometimes differences may occur. He also talks about the differences amongst the general devotees... » more

The Worship of Saligrama

Jul 2 2021 - Video
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In this talk from 21st February 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja answers the question that if the worship of Govardhana is more important for Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas, why do we find the worship of śālagrāṁa-śilā in Gauḍīya temples? » more

Philosophy of the Absolute

Jun 30 2021 - Video
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Swami B.R. Sridhara Maharaja gives an overview on Hegel's and Berkeley's views on reality and their similarity with the Vaishnava conception of the absolute truth. » more

Govardhana, the Domain of Divine Love

Jun 22 2021 - Video
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Filmed on February 21st 1982, in Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math, Navadvīpa, West Bengal, India. In this talk by Śrīla Śridhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja, he explains the difference in worshipping śālagrāma-śilā and govardhana-śilā, and how the Gauḍīyas prefer the worship of Govardhana in the mood of rāga-... » more

Guru is Not Limited

Jun 13 2021 - Video
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Śrīla Śridhara Mahārāja explains how the guru may approach the sincere disciple in various aspects, and is not confined in a visual mind/eye experience. He also mentions how Kṛṣṇa Himself states that He is non-different from the guru, and how this point should not be ignored. » more

Serving the Servant of the Servant

May 27 2021 - Video
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In this talk from February 24th 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja answers a question about the famous 16th Century devotee, Mirābāi and explains how the jīva can never serve Kṛṣna directly, but must serve Kṛṣna’s devotees. » more

Hare Kṛṣṇa or Hare Rāma?

Apr 23 2021 - Video
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In this talk from February 21st 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja explains something of the history and conception of the mahā-mantra according to the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava school of thought. » more

The Nature of Sri Caitanya

Mar 26 2021 - Video
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In this talk from February 22nd 1982, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja explains why Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu gave the highest prema to the lowest persons. He also describes the magnanimity of the Pañca Tattva which helps the fallen jīvas advance in this age. » more

The Hidden Avatara

Mar 23 2021 - Video
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Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja speaks about the hidden avatara of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and also explains the two fold reason for His appearance as indicated in the verses of Srimad Bhagavatam. » more

The Rasa of Śrīla Prabhupāda

Mar 18 2021 - Video
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In this video, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja is asked about the rasa of Śrīla Kṛṣṇa Dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, and then goes on to discuss his realisations on the rasa of Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedāṇta Swami Prabhupāda. Filmed at Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math, Navadvīpa, West Bengal, on May 16th 1983. » more

Wholesale Surrender and the Cheating Process

Feb 7 2021 - Video
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Srila Sridhara Maharaja explains about the five places where Pariksit Maharaja allowed the personality of Kali to reside, and encourages us avoid these cheating processes and to live simply, plainly, and truthfully in wholesale surrender to the Lord. » more

Die to Live!

Jan 29 2021 - Video
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From a talk on February 15th 1982 in Śrī Caitanya Sāraswata Maṭha. Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja talks about the saying "Die to Live" from the German philosopher Hegel and explains it's meaning in the Vaiṣṇava context. » more

The Sannyasa Lila of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu — Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja

Jan 14 2021 - Video
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Srila B.R. Sridhara Dev Goswami Maharaja speaks on the topic of the sannyasa lila of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This lecture was recorded on 14th January 1983, Makara Sankranti Day, at Sri Chaitanya Saraswata Matha, Navadwip, West Bengal. » more