Writings: Guru-tattva

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

Feb 20 2014 - Krishna Talk 178
If one wants to attain real pleasure by removing displeasure, then the mind is to be destroyed. » more

Sri Guru-Tattva and the Secret of Diksa (Part 2)

Feb 10 2014 - Krishna Talk 177
Maintaining a mundane mentality and the mentality of being a guru, results in a mentality that leads us to hell. » more

Sri Guru-Tattva and the Secret of Diksa (Part 1)

Jan 29 2014 - Krishna Talk 176
One will never attain the mercy of Krsna if he tries to gratify and serve his wife, friend, servant etc. instead of Krsna. » more

The Post of Guru

Sep 28 2013 - Krishna Talk 166
It is not objective but subjective. The knowledge of the position of the guru descends from above. » more

The Unique Contributions of Srila Sridhara Maharaja

Aug 5 2013 - Krishna Talk 163
The glories of Srila Sridhara Maharaja are many and they are all deep like an ocean of transcendental nectar. » 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

Sri Guru Prasanti

Srimati Krsnamayi Devi
Nov 8 2012 - Krishna Talk 150
In celebration of Srila Sridhara Maharaja's appearance day we present a Bengali poem written by Srimati Krsnamayi Devi. » more

Deviations of the Acarya

Oct 5 2012 - Krishna Talk 148
Previously, he expressed his advice by quoting the words of his own guru – that is gradually becoming absent in him... » 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

Ekalavya and Arjuna

Nov 23 2011 - Krishna Talk 134
The aspiration to become greater than the Vaisnavas is not devotion – it is anti-devotional. » more

Glorification of Srila Sridhara Maharaja

Oct 21 2011 - Krishna Talk 133
The following lecture was given by Srila Narasingha Maharaja on Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s appearance day in Vrndavana, 1993. » more

Crows and Eagles

Mar 2 2011 - Krishna Talk 122
Even though perched on the pinnacle of a palace, can a crow become Garuda? » 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

Guru je jeden

Oct 2 2010 - Krishna Talk 112
Význam fráze „Guru je jeden“ je odvozen ze sanskrtského tvrzení akhanda-guru-tattva. To znamená absolutní (akhanda) princip guru-tattvy. Tato absolutní guru-tattva se manifestuje ve třech aspektech, a to caitya-guru, diksa-guru a siksa-guru. » more

Guru is One

Oct 2 2010 - Krishna Talk 112
The meaning of the phrase, ‘Guru is one’ is derived from the Sanskrit statement akhanda-guru-tattva. This means the undivided (akhanda) principle of the guru-tattva. This undivided guru-tattva manifests in three aspects, namely caitya-guru, diksa-guru, and siksa-guru respectively. » more

The Role of Sri Guru in the Gaudiya Sampradaya

Mar 3 2010 - Krishna Talk 107
It is said in the revealed scriptures that to understand the very meaning of religion, self-realization and to know God, one has to approach a bona-fide spiritual master through the proper process. A guru or acarya heads a certain sampradaya and brings down the knowledge of the revealed scriptures... » more

Pleasing The Spiritual Master

Sep 29 2007 - Krishna Talk 71
So many instructions are there from Srila Prabhupada and amongst those, the paramount instruction is to preach vigorously. To become a pure devotee and to preach vigorously. » more

The Vision of Guru

Jun 24 2003 - Krishna Talk 43
It has been said that the disciple should see his guru as a direct manifestation of Srimati Radharani. Is such actually appropriate? » more

The Sarasvata Parampara and the Caste-Brahmana Guru

Jan 8 2003 - Krishna Talk 42
Recently our attention was drawn to a small pamphlet entitled 'Guru Nirnaya Dipika' written by Mahant Krsna Balarama Svami, who considers himself to be a disciple of His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada. In 'Guru Nirnaya Dipika' the author has strongly advocated that only a... » more

My Guru is Radharani

Jan 11 2001 - Krishna Talk 13
Being an admirer of Srila Sridhara Maharaja, how do you harmonize your opinion about the rasa of your Guru Maharaja with that indicated by Srila Sridhara Maharaja? » more

After the Disappearance of the Guru

Dec 2 2000 - Krishna Talk 10
What are the types of disciples who become manifest after the disappearance of the guru? » more

Omniscience?

Aug 30 2000 - Krishna Talk 5
Is a pure devotee, the guru or an acarya, omniscient? » more

Всезнание?

Aug 30 2000 - Krishna Talk 5
Является ли чистый преданный, гуру, или ачария, всезнающим? » more

Assuming Responsibility of Being Guru

Date Unknown - Article
We have taken upon ourselves the responsibility of welcoming this grave charge. All the audience have accepted ordinary seats, I alone have been provided with a lofty seat. All are being told in effect - "Do have a look at a big animal from the Zoo-gardens. What arrogance! So foolish! So wicked!... » more

Two Official Meetings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja with the ISKCON GBC - March 1978

Mar 1 1978 - Article
The gurudeva is mentioned in the sastra with an example. The sisya is like a lotus, and the gurudeva like the water around, just as in a pond or in a lake, gurudevas position is like water and Krsna is like the sun. As long as the lotus is floating on the water, the sun will give life to the lotus... » more