Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Distinguished disciple of Om Visnupada Sri Srimad
Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja


Sri Gurudeva Arati       |       Pranam Mantras

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An Important Message from Srila Gurudeva





Book Excerpts

The Origin of Ratha-yatra:
1   The Appearance Of Lord Jagannatha
2   The Second Reason For Lord Jagannatha's Appearance
3   The Third History
4   Gundica Mandira Marjana
5   The Meeting at Kuruksetra
6   Krsna Meets the Gopis
7   Hera-pancami

Acarya Kesari Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana
Kesava Gosvami - His Life and Teachings
:

SBVNM.jpg The Disappearance Day of Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Maharaja
The Sri Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya is in the Line of Sri Madhva
Bheka-dharana
Refutation of the Sahajiya-doctrine
The Charm and Superiority of the Bhagavata

Nectar Sprinkles on Australia:
Madhavi-Tithi: The Mother Of Prema Bhakti
Sri Krishna As Guru
Same Mission, Same Sri Guru
The Purpose Of Lord Caitanya's Descent
The Role Of The Siksa-Guru

Pinnacle of Devotion:
The Glories Of Sadhu-Sanga

Venu-gita:
The Eligibility for Hearing Rasa-lila Katha

Sri Prabandhavali:
Advaita Saptami [The Appearance Day of Sri Advaita Acarya]
Simply a Quality of Bhakti
The Disappearance Day of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami

Siva-Tattva
[Lord Siva’s relationship with Sri Sanatana Gosvami]

Sri Damodarastakam
Bound By Love


Lectures

20060208standing.jpg - 11075 Bytes Srila Jiva Gosvami's Appearance Day
How To Be Free From Anger and Resentment

Nitya-dharma [Lecture given at the first annual function
of the Sri Indraprastha Gaudiya Matha in January 1964]

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura:
In Honor of His Disappearance Day
[Vrndavana, India: 1991]

Darsana of June, 1992: Experiencing a Higher Taste [Vrndavana, India]
Darsana of August, 1992: Part 1: Fair Questions, Perfect Answers    |    Part 2: Lots of Questions, Lots of Answers  |   Part 3 & 4: Greed

For Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day [Bombay, India: 1993]
Inconceivable Jiva-Tattva - ISKCON GBC Meets with Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja [Part 1]
[Mathura, India: March 29, 1993]
Causeless Mercy - The GBC Meets with Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja [Part 2] [Mathura, India: March 29, 1993]
A Bouquet of Prayers - The GBC Meets with Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja [Part 3] [Mathura, India: March 29, 1993]

Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day [Bombay, India: 1994]
Criticize, and Lose the Holy Name [Bhagavat Saptah (Part 1); Mathura, India: 1994]

Tulasi Dasa's Rama-Carita-Manasa [Badger, California: 29 June 1996]
The Pastimes of Damodara [Vrndavana, India: 1996]
Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day and Sannyasa Day[Mathura, India: September 27, 1996]
What to Pray For [Vrndavana, India: Kartika, 1996]
Why Obeisances? [Sri Damodarastakam Verse 1; Vrndavana, India: Kartika, 1996]
The Beauty of God's Childhood [Sri Damodarastakam Verse 2 - Part 1; Vrndavana, India: Kartika, 1996]
Running After God [Sri Damodarastakam Verse 2 - Part 2; Vrndavana, India: Kartika, 1996]
God Bound [Sri Damodarastakam Verse 2 - Part 3; Vrndavana, India: Kartika, 1996]
God Can Be Controlled [Sri Damodarastakam Verse 3; Vrndavana, India: Kartika, 1996]
The Power of Nama-sankirtana [Sri Damodarastakam Verse 4, 5 and 6; Vrndavana, India: Kartika, 1996]
To His Rope and His Belly [From the lecture series on Sri Damodarastakam (Verse 8)]
Rupanuga and Raganuga [October 12, 1996]
Dipavali (The Festival of Lights) [Varsana, Vrndavana: October 12, 1996]
For Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day [October 12, 1996]
For the Appearance Day of Srila Narottama dasa Thakura [Mathura: November 2, 1996]
Guru Tattva and the Real Disciple [Varsana, India: November 11, 1996]

Moods While Chanting [Badger, California: 1997]
Harmony – The Platform for Bhakti [Badger, California: 1997]
In the Deity's Service [Australia: February 11, 1997]
Ekadasi: Mother of Prema-Bhakti [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 1997]
Gaudiya Vaisnavism vs. Sahajiyaism, Part One
Gaudiya Vaisnavism vs. Sahajiyaism, Part Two
[ISKCON New Mayapura Farm Community, France: June, 1997]
Siva-Tattva [Holland: July 3, 1997]
Lord Siva's Highest Benediction [Holland: July 3, 1997 AM]
The Post and the Person [Holland: July 3, 1997 PM]

Rags [New York: May 25, 1998]
Appearance Day of Sri Gangamata Thakurani [Los Angeles, California: June 4, 1998]
Disappearance Day of Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana [Los Angeles, California: June 4, 1998]
It Is Not A Day – It Is Krsna [Los Angeles, California: June 5, 1998]
The Glories of Tulasi Devi [Los Angeles, California: June 5, 1998]
Bhakti Does Not Depend On One's Asrama [Los Angeles, California: June 5, 1998]
On God, Love, and Reincarnation [Los Angeles, California: June 8, 1998 (Part 1)]
Glorious Deaths [Los Angeles, California: June 8, 1998 (Part 2)]
The Mercy of Srila Rupa Gosvami [Sri Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Matha: August 6, 1998]
Srila Jiva Gosvami's Disappearance Day [Perth, Australia: 1998]
Interview by a Reporter [Perth, Australia: December 23, 1998]
Who Can You Trust? [Perth, Australia: December 27, 1998]

The Glories Of Srimati Tulasi Devi [Kuala Lumpur: 1999]
The Beauty of Srimati Radhika / The Nature of the Jiva [Caracas, Venuzuela: April 29, 1999]
Srila Rupa Gosvami's Disappearance [August 23, 1999]
Radha-Tattva [Mathura: September 17, 1999]
Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja's Tirobhava [October 24, 1999]
The Abandoned Dog [Viareggio, Italy: April 13, 1999]
Observance of Purusottama Month [Badger, California: 1999]

The Glories of Srimati Gangamata Gosvamini [Murwillambah, Australia: January 2000]
What Is It Like To Be With A Pure Devotee? [Murwillambah, Australia: January 14, 2000]
Navadwipa, Puri, and Godavari [Sri Devananda Gaudiya Matha in Navadwipa: March 13, 2000]
Sri Ramanujacarya's Appearance Day [Mathura, India: April 9, 2000]
Glorification of Sri Sita-Rama [Mathura, India: April 13, 2000]
Sri Raya Ramananda's Disappearance Day: Introduction to Raya Ramananda Samvada [Maui, Hawaii: May 24, 2000]
Excerpts on Sri Gadadhara Pandita [Los Angeles: May 30, 2000 and July 8, 2000]
A Response to the Controversy: Origin of Jiva Tattva [New Braj, Badger: June 2, 2000]
To Hear Or Not To Hear [Wales: July 1, 2000]
Guru Tattva: Real And Apparent [Moscow, Russia: July 30, 2000]
Visvarupa Mahotsava and the Sannyasa Ceremony of Srila Prabhupada [Mathura, India: September 13, 2000]
Discussion on Sri Gurvastakam [Meditation Center, Germany: December 2 - 3, 2000]

Disappearance Day of Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja [Singapore: January 13, 2001]
Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja [Singapore: February 11, 2001]
Appearance Day Of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada - Giver Of Madhurya-Bhakti [Singapore: February 13, 2001]
Siksa Guru [Salt Spring Island, Canada: April 21, 2001]
Srila Narayana Maharaja Responds To Challenges [Salt Spring Island, Canada: April 22, 2001]
The Secrets Of Govardhana Hill [New Braj, Badger, California: May 7, 2001]
Revelation of the Real ISKCON [Los Angeles, California: May 13, 2001]
The Hidden Meaning In Srila Prabhupada's Pranama Mantra [Alachua, Florida: May 28, 2001]
You Can Make Easy Money By Nama-Aparadha [Holland: June 7, 2001]
Mahaprabhu Was Also Very Strict [Stressa, Italy: June 15, 2001]
Who Went To Kuruksetra? [Birmingham, England: June 24, 2001]
The Gopis'Accusations [Birmingham, England: June 25, 2001]
Even Krsna Cannot Know [Birmingham, England: June 26, 2001]
The Inner Meaning of the Ratha-Yatra Festival [Birmingham, England: June 26, 2001]
King Prataparudra Meets Mahaprabhu [Birmingham, England: June 26, 2001]
A Response To The Rtvik System [Polansk, Russia: July 19, 2001]
Vrndavan Is Made Of Srimati Radhika [Mathura, India: August 5, 2001]
Celebration of the Appearance Day of Srila Prabhupada [Mathura, India: August 13, 2001]
A Short Lesson For All Disciples, Old And New [Mathura, India: August 21, 2001]
The Heart of Ambarisa Maharaja [Mathura, India: August 22, 2001]
Jaiva Dharma Printed [Mathura, India: September 21, 2001]
Sri Purusottama-Ksetra Parikrama [Sri Jagannatha Puri (Svargadvara): October 1, 2001]
The 'Extra' Month of Purusottama [Nilacala Gaudiya Matha, Jagannatha Puri Dhama: October 2, 2001]
The Glories of Sri Gadadhara Pandita [Sri Jagannatha Puri: October 7, 2001]
More About Sri Gadadhara Pandita Prabhu [Sri Jagannatha Puri Darsana: October 13, 2001]
What is Pure Bhakti? [Sri Jagannatha Puri: October 9, 2001]
Parikrama to Lokanatha Mahadeva [Sri Jagannatha Puri (Purusottama-ksetra): October 10, 2001]
Sri Paramananda Puri's Well [Sri Jagannatha Puri (Svargadvara): October 10, 2001]
Deep Teachings at the Gambhira [Sri Jagannatha Puri (Gambhira): October 13, 2001]
The Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja [Mathura, India: October 20, 2001]
Vrndavana - Going To The Forests [Sri Vraja-Mandala Parikrama, India: November 2, 2001]
We Will Never Leave ISKCON [Varsana: November 20, 2001]
Explanation of Vibhaveri Sesa [Germany: December 12, 2001]
Branch Moon Logic [Germany: December 15, 2001]
Who Can Offer Bhoga to Krsna? [Germany: December 16, 2001]
They Accuse Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura [Germany: December 16, 2001]

Srivas Thakur [An Excerpt on His Glories]
Srila Jiva Gosvami's Disappearance Day
[Oahu, Hawaii: Jan. 16, 2002 (Evening – Part 1)]
The Bumblebee [Lautoka, Fiji: February 9, 2002]
The Supremacy of Navadvipa [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 13, 2002]
The Supremacy of Navadvipa [Part II] [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 13, 2002]
The Final Proof: The Jiva Did Not Fall From Goloka [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 16, 2002]
A Celebration of Four Holy Days [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 17, 2002]
Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day [Murwillumbah, Australia: Feb. 18, 2002 (evening)]
The Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu [Cessnock, Australia: February 25, 2002]
Who are You? [Malaysia: March 10, 2002]
A Glimpse of Sri Ujjvala-Nilamani [Oahu, Hawaii: May 11, 2002]
The Proof of Reality -- Introductory Discourse [Mexico: May 26, 2002]
The Means to the Ends (A Lecture on Raya Ramananda Samvad) [Holland: June 28, 2002]
The Inner Meanings of Various Bhajanas [Mathura, India: August 31, 2002]
The Inner Meaning of Sri Mangala-gitam [Mathura, India: August 31, 2002]
Sri Radhastami [Mathura, India: September 14, 2002 (am)]
Love Speaks the Philosophy of Love [Odessa, Ukraine: September 22, 2002]
A Phoned Glorification of Kartika Month [Vrndavana, India: Oct. 28, 2002 (Part 1)]
Pastimes in This Month of Kartika [Vrndavana, India: Oct. 28, 2002 (Part 2)]
Be Careful [Murwillumbah, Australia: December 3, 2002]

The Absolute Necessity of Second Initiation [Hilo, Hawaii: January 13, 2003]
Meeting is Higher than Separation [Hilo, Hawaii: January 13, 2003 - Part 2]
Lord Nityananda is Never Angry [Teresopolis, Brazil: Feb 14, 2003]
Disappearance Day of Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja [Germany: February 21, 2003]
The Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura [Germany: February 21, 2003]
Rama-Navami [Bangkok, Thailand: April 11, 2003]
Who is Lord Nrsimhadeva? (An Appearance Day Lecture) [Badger, California: May 14, 2003]
On The Subject of Sri Prahlada [Badger, California: May 14, 2003]
Sri Prahlada Maharaja - Confidential Facts [Badger, California: May 14, 2003]
Appearance Day of Srinivasa Acarya and Disappearance Day of Srila Madhavendra Puri [Badger, California: May 15, 2003]
For the Future [A Darsana in Srila Narayana Maharaja’s Quarters; Badger, California: May 17, 2003]
Disappearance Day of Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja [Badger, California: May 18, 2003]
The "Jewel Book" [Badger, California: May 19, 2003]
Prema [San Francisco: May 25, 2003]
Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami's Samadhi Mandira at Radha-kunda [De Glind, Holland: June 11, 2003]
An Interfaith Message [Birmingham, UK: June 14, 2003]
Who is that Sri Radha? [Berlin, Germany: July 6, 2003]
The Swing Ceremony [Vrndavana, India: August 3, 2003]
Srila Rupa Gosvami’s Disappearance Day [Vrndavana, India: August 8, 2003]
The Swing Ceremony [Vrndavana, India: August 8, 2003]
Sri Baladeva is Guru [Vrndavana, India: August 12, 2003]
It Will First Sprout for Gurudeva [Mathura, India: October 2, 2003]
The Pond of the Anger of Love [Maan Sarovara, Vrndavana: October 14, 2003]
The Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti-Raksaka Sridhara Gosvami Maharaja [Govardhana, India: October 19, 2003]

Vyasa Puja - Hawaii - January 21 2004 [Spoken on the Avirbhava Tithi (Divine Appearance Day) of Srila Narayana Maharaja]
An Arrival Address [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 5, 2004]
Don't Waste Your Time [A Lecture for Lord Nrsimhadeva's Appearance Day; Murwillumbah, Australia: February 7, 2004]
"He Kept His Life in His Hands" [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 9, 2004]
Mahat-Sanga Changes Your Body [Badger, California: May 21, 2004]
By a Moment of Sadhu-Sanga [Italy - June 22, 2004]
A New Temple in Navadvipa [Italy - June 23, 2004]
To Control Lord Krsna [Italy: June 25, 2004]
A Short Lawn Darsana [Verbania, Italy: June 25, 2004]
Introduction to the Puri Parikrama [Jagannatha Puri, India: August 4, 2004]
The Repository of Jewels [Puri, India: August 6, 2004]
Natural Love [Puri, India: August 7, 2004]
The Benefits of Feeling Utterly Insignificant [Jagannatha Puri, India: August 8, 2004]
You May Speak Further [Jagannatha Puri, India: August 10, 2004]
Lokanatha Mahadeva [Puri, India: August 16, 2004]
But Here's the Question [Volgograd, Russia: September 13, 2004]
Only by Guru’s Grace [Volgograd, Russia: September 14, 2004]
Divisions of Devotion [Volgograd, Russia: September 15, 2004]
He Only Saw the School Building [Volgograd, Russia: September 16, 2004]
A Very High Topic [Volgograd, Russia: September 17, 2004]
Visvarupa Mahotsava and the Sannyasa Ceremony of
His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
[Mathura: September 28, 2004]
Srila Jiva Gosvami's Disappearance Day [India: October 25, 2004]
Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja [India: November 15, 2004]
The Glory of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja [India: November 18, 2004]
Our Family Goal [Govardhana, India: November 25, 2004]

His Long Arm [Hilo, Hawaii: February 4, 2005]
I Came To Remind You [Hilo, Hawaii: February 4, 2005]
Quicksand [Hilo, Hawaii: February 5, 2005]
Varnashrama Dharma [Hilo, Hawaii: February 7, 2005]
When To Stop Chanting [Hilo, Hawaii: February 7, 2005]
About Criticism [Hilo, Hawaii: February 7, 2005]
The Acarya's Example [A Vyasa-Puja Celebration: Hilo, Hawaii; February 8, 2005]
Even Half of a Half [Hilo, Hawaii; February 9, 2005]
A Hilo Airport Darsana [Hilo, Hawaii; February 11, 2005]
Superiority of Sri Navadvipa Dhama [Koladvipa, Navadvipa-dhama: March 17, 2005]
Lessons in Modrumadvipa [Navadvipa Parikrama] [Mamagachi, Modrumadvipa: March 21, 2005]
The Special Glories of Sri Navadvipa Dhama [Sri Devananda Gaudiya Matha: March 21, 2005]
Rama Navami -- The Appearance Day of Lord Sri Rama [Penang, Malaysia: April 18, 2005]
Everything, in Brief [Murwillumbah, Australia: April 2005]
On the Way to Australia [An Airport Darsana: April 25, 2005]
How to See Things [Murwillumbuh, Australia: April 27, 2005]
Guru Inspires in the Heart [Murwillumbuh, Australia: April 28, 2005]
Manjari Bhava -- You Are All Fortunate [Murwillumbuh, Australia: April 28, 2005]
A Question May Arise [Murwillumbuh, Australia: April 28, 2005]
Don't Worry About Others [Murwillumbuh, Australia: April 29, 2005]
Higher and Higher [Murwillumbuh, Australia: April 30, 2005]
All Rights Reserved [Los Angeles, California: June 8, 2005]
The One Day Program [Los Angeles, California: June 12, 2005]
I Like This Matha [Los Angeles, California: June 12, 2005]
A New Topic [Badger, California: June 14, 2005 (Part 1)]
This Will Be Enough For You [Badger, California: June 14, 2005]
Deep Talking While Walking [Morning Walk; Badger, California: June 15, 2005 (Part 1)]
What a Preacher Should Know [Morning Walk; Badger, California: June 15, 2005 (Part 2)]
What Are You Doing, My Brothers, My Sisters? [Badger, California: June 15, 2005 (Part 1)]
You, the Living Entity [Badger, California: June 15, 2005 (Part 2)]
How to Fulfill All Your Desires [Badger, California: June 16, 2005 (Part 1)]
Not a Laughing Matter [Badger, California: June 16, 2005 (Part 2)]
As an Intimate Friend [Badger, California: June 16, 2005 (Part 3)]
If Someone Urinates on You [Badger, California: June 17, 2005 (Part 1)]
“Go to Guru At Once” [Badger, California: June 17, 2005 (Part 2)]
Your Twenty-four Gurus [Badger, California: June 18, 2005]
If We Want to Read Srila Prabhupada's Books [Houston, Texas: June 28, 2005]
Two Questions [Houston, Texas: June 29, 2005 PM]
For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books [Holland: July 12 - 15, 2005]
The Disappearance Day of Srila Rupa Gosvami [Vrndavana, India: August 17, 2005]
Sri Rupa and Sri Balarama [Vrndavana, India: August 19, 2005]
Glorification a Few Days Later [Vrndavana, India: August 20, 2005]
Take Responsibility [Govardhana, Vraja, India: September 4, 2005]
Lalita-Devi's Appearance Day [September 10, 2005]
Vow to Please Sri Radha [Mathura, India: October 9, 2005]
The Love-Box [Mathura, India: October 10, 2005]
The "Heavenly Damsel" Speaks [Mathura, India: October 12, 2005]
Srila Madhvacarya's Disappearance Day [Mathura, India: October 13, 2005]
Don't Hear From Them [Mathura, India: October 14, 2005]
Sri Krsna Disguised as a Demigoddess [Mathura, India: October 14, 2005]
Disappearance Day of Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja [Vrndavana, India: October 17, 2005]
The Glory of Pure Love [Vrndavana, India: October 18, 2005]
We Are One Soul [Vrndavana, India: October 19, 2005]
Think About Yourself [Vrndavana, India: October 21, 2005]
I Am Inviting You All [Govardhana, Vrndavana, India: November 15, 2005]
Divine Installation [Delhi, India: November 21, 2005]

The Vyasa Puja Lecture [Houston, Texas: January 28, 2006]
The Island of Separation [Navadvipa, India: March 13, 2006]
Gaura Purnima Lecture [Navadvipa, India: March 14, 2006]
Opening Words [Paderborn, Germany: April 4, 2006]
A Loving Darsana in the Corridor [Paderborn, Germany: April 4, 2006]
Closing Words [Paderborn, Germany: April 9, 2006 ]
Defeating Mayavada [Houston, Texas: May 14, 2006]
Loving Exchanges in Los Angeles [An Informal Darsana] [Los Angeles, California: June 10, 2006]
Introducing the Eleventh Canto [Badger, California: June 13, 2006]
The Eleventh Canto [Badger, California: June 14, 2006]
Beware of Maya [Badger, California: June 15, 2006]
Twenty-four Siksa Gurus [Badger, California: June 16, 2006]
A Morning Walk in Badger [Badger, California: June 17, 2006]
Don't be Attached; Don't be Attached [Badger, California: June 17, 2006]
Excerpts From a Morning Walk [Badger, California: June 18, 2006]
Don't Collect Anything [Badger, California: June 18, 2006]
Is Guru Really Omniscient? [San Jose, California: June 20, 2006]
The Book, Gaura-vani Pracarine [Badger, California: June 25 - 27, 2006]
What is Yoga? [Hong Kong: July 2, 2006]
Hong Kong Airport Darsana [Hong Kong: July 4, 2006]
The Disappearance of Sripad Svarupa Damodara Maharaja [Mathura, India: October 3, 2006]
By His Mercy [Vrndavana, India: October 7, 2006 AM]
Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja [Govardhana, India: October 25, 2006]
We've Already Been Married [Govardhana, India: October 31, 2006]
Last Day of Kartik [Govardhana, India: November 5, 2006]
A Christmas Message [North Shore, Hawaii: December 25, 2006]

Makhara-Sankranti
Essence
[Kona, Hawaii: January 13, 2007]
Meeting by the Ocean [Kona, Hawaii: January 14, 2007]
Pass Time in Pastimes [Kona, Hawaii: January 17, 2007]
Let Lust Leave [Kona, Hawaii: January 17, 2007]
Vyasa is Guru; Vyasa is Right [Kona, Hawaii: January 18, 2007]
The Appearance Day of Sri Advaita Acarya [North Shore, Hawaii: January 24, 2007]
The Glories of Ramanujacarya [North Shore, Hawaii: January 26, 2007]
The Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu [North Shore, Hawaii: 30 January 2007]
A Very Auspicious Day [North Shore, Hawaii: Excerpts from February 6, 2007]
The Only English Class [Navadvipa, India: March 4, 2007]
How Will You Get There? [Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: April 17, 2007]
The Way of Love [Houston Festival: May 29, 2007]
Reality [Houston Festival: May 31, 2007]
The Rasa Dance [Houston Festival: June 1, 2007]
After the Morning Walk [San Francisco, California: June 13, 2007]
Meaningful Meditations [San Francisco, California: June 14, 2007]
Developing Devotion [San Francisco, California: June 16, 2007]
A Happy Father's Day [San Francisco, California: June 17, 2007]
The Bird in the Sage [Germany: July 8, 2007 – Part One]
Be Very Careful About This [Germany: July 8, 2007 – Part Two]
Why Did Sri Krsna Come? [Germany: July 9, 2007 – Part Two]
We Should Be Very Careful [A Lecture on Sri Bhajana-rahasya] [Govardhana, India: November 9, 2007 AM]
The Appearance Day of Srila B.V. Vamana Gosvami Maharaja [Govardhana, India: November 13, 2007 PM]
International Questions and Answers [Govardhana, India: November 18, 2007]
More on Ritvik [Bangalore, India: December 16, 2007]

How to See Death [Auckland, New Zealand: January 5, 2008]
What's What, and Who's Who? [Auckland, New Zealand: January 6, 2008]
Morning Questions and Answers [Auckland, New Zealand: January 8, 2008]
All for All [Auckland, New Zealand: January 9, 2008 and Fiji: January 16, 2008]
Teachers Need These Qualities [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 6, 2008 (Part 1)]
It Doesn’t Matter What You Are [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 6, 2008 (Part 2)]
Be Detached From Dead Matter [Murwillumbah, Australia: February 6, 2008 (Part 3)]
The Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu [Rainbow Mountain, Australia: February 19, 2008]
Milk and Carrots [Airport Darsana -- Vancouver, Canada: April 21 and April 23, 2008 Toronto Morning walk excerpt]
A Great Scholar Meets Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu [Alachua, Florida: May 3, 2008]
Morning Walks in Miami [Miami, Florida: May 14, 2008]
The Disappearance Day of Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja [Miami, Florida: May 28, 2008]
Both, Choice and Chance [A Morning Walk] [Badger, California: June 14, 2008]
A Whirlpool of Love & Both Feet in the Same Boat [Discourse on the book Sri Prema-Vivarta] [Badger, California: June 17, 2008]
On Good Communication --- Gentle Dealings of a Vaisnava [From introductory lecture on the book Sri Prema-Vivarta] [Badger, California]
Guru Purnima [Vrndavana, India: 2008]
Baladeva’s Birthday (Baladeva Purnima) [Vrndavana, India: 2008]
Weeping in Love [Discourse on the book Sri Prema-Vivarta] [Odessa, Ukraine: September 19, 2008]
This Should Be A Book [Morning Walk in Odessa: September 22, 2008]

Vyasa-Puja Celebration: The Divine Appearance Day of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja [Malaysia: January 26, 2009]
Learning Verses By Heart [January, 2009: Cebu, Philippines]
Three Considerations [For Siva-ratri --- February 23, 2009]
Organizing the World [Morning Walk in Houston, Texas] [May 27, 2009]
Questions and Answers While Walking [Morning Walk in Houston, Texas] [May 28, 2009]
Lovebirds [June 4, 2009: Brighton, England]
What Was Tasted and What Was Distributed [June 6, 2009: Venice, Italy]
No Control Over Freedom [June 9, 2009: Venice, Italy]
The Glory of Sri Radha [August 27 & 28, 2009: Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Matha]
Govardhana / Kartika Mornings
On Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day
[October 22, 2009: Govardhana, India]

TV Interview [January 8, 2010: Durban, South Africa]
Preparing Us For A Separation Mood [June 11, 2010: Badger]
Preparing Us to Weep [June 13, 2010: Badger]
No Separation Between Us [June 14, 2010: Badger]


An Ocean in the Palm of One’s Hand [Rays of the Harmonist #14 Karttika 2004]

The Secrets of Govardhana Hill
Srila Bhaktivedanta Maharaja and Govardhana
What University Shall We Attend?
Boycott the Sahajiya Babajis
Sri Bhakti-Rasamrta-Sindhu-Bindu
[A Drop of the Nectarine Ocean of Bhakti-rasa]
The True Conception Of Sri Guru Tattva [The Relation Between Guru and Disciple]

My Siksa Guru and Priya Bandhu
[This is a collection of recollections and reflections about His Divine Grace
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada from one of his earliest siksa
followers and friends, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. These descriptive
accounts of his association with Srila Prabhupada span a long period of time,
since they first met in 1947.]

For a complete list of lectures by Srila Narayana Maharaja please visit Purebhakti.com



Photos

2004 European Festival -- Verbania, Italy -- June 21, 2004
Italy - June 18 thru June 26, 2004
sghawaii.jpg - 15750 Bytes Purusottama Parikrama in Sri Jagannatha Puri [August 21, 2004]
Disappearance Day of Srila Rupa Gosvami [August 27, 2004]
Sri Krsna Janmastami -- September 6 - 7, 2004 -- Mathura, India
Russia - September 13, 2004
Noida Pandal Program -- India -- October 1 thru 5, 2004
Govardhana, India -- November 12, 2004
Govardhana Annakuta, India -- November 13, 2004
Sri Radha-Kunda Parikrama -- November 14, 2004
Sri Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha, Govardhana: November 28, 2004

Kauai, Hawaii -- January 2, 2005
Arrival in Hilo, Hawaii -- January 31, 2005
Arrival at the Hilo Temple -- February 4, 2005
Vyasa-Puja -- Hilo, Hawaii: February 8, 2005
Sankalpa -- Navadvipa, India: March 18, 2005
Parikrama to Devananda Gaudiya Matha -- Navadvipa: March 18, 2005
First Official Day of Sri Navadvipa Dhama Parikrama: March 19, 2005
Sri Mayapura Parikrama: March 24, 2005
Navadvipa Dhama Parikrama: March 19 - 25, 2005
Penang and Australia: April 2005
2005 Australia Festival
Hawaii & Fiji 2005
Los Angeles 2005 Tour Report
Govardhana Annakuta: Badger 2005
Houston 2005
Holland 2005
East of Kailash, Delhi: August 13-14, 2005
Sri Krsna Janmastami Eve; Mathura, India: August 26, 2005
Sri Giriraja Govardhana Gaudiya Matha: September 18, 2005
Noida Pandal Program, India: September 23 - 26, 2005
Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Gosvami Maharaja: October 26, 2005
Govardhana Parikrama: October 31, 2005
Radha Kunda Parikrama: November 3, 2005
Installation of Sri Radha-Ramana-Bihari: November 19 - 21, 2005
Taiwan Stopover: November 22 - 24, 2005

North Shore, Hawaii: January 1st, 2006
North Shore, Hawaii: November 2005 - February 2006
Honolulu Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii: February 1st, 2006
Installation of Sri Radha Vinoda Bihari: Navadvipa, India - March 6, 2006
Sri Navadvipa Parikrama: March 7 - 9, 2006
Sri Gaura Purnima Celebration: March 14, 2006
Installation of a Divine Murti -- Navadvipa, India: March 14, 2006
Installation Festival in Calcutta: March 16th - 17th, 2006
Resting in Govardhana, March 21th – 27th 2006
Paderborn, Germany: April 3 - 10, 2006
Badger: Govardhana Annakuta: June 17 2006
Delhi: August 2, 2006
Govardhana: August 10 - 15, 2006
Mathura: August 15 - 17, 2006
Radhastami in Mathura: September 1, 2006
Vraja Mandala Parikrama: October 7 - 8, 2006
Vraja Mandala Parikrama: October, 2006
Vraja Mandala Parikrama: October 14 - 15, 2006
Vraja Mandala Parikrama: October 19 - 20, 2006
Navadvipa: November 11th – 16th 2006
Taipei, Taiwan: November 20 - 23, 2006

Hawaii: January 7th, 2007
Kona, Hawaii: January 13 - 19, 2007
Kona, Hawaii: January 18, 2007 -- Vyasa Puja
Initiating Navadvipa Parikrama 2007
Gaura Purnima: March 3, 2007
Govardhana March 2007
Arrival in Malaysia: April 5, 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: April 16-19, 2007
An Informal Darsan -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: April 17, 2007
Malaysia Airport Darsana -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: April 19, 2007
With an important message about Ekadasi -- Houston, Texas: May 26 - 27, 2007
The Glories of Srimad-Bhagavatam -- Houston, Texas: May 29 - June 3, 2007
Birthdays, Grains and Gratitude -- Badger, California: June 12, 2007
New York City Festival Report -- Staten Island, New York: July 1, 2007
Germany: July 8 - 13, 2007
Guru-Purnima: July 30, 2007
The Auspicious Opening of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava Gaudiya Math -- Haridwar, India: August 18 and 19, 2007
At the Samadhi of Srila Rupa Gosvami on His Disappearance Day -- August 25, 2007
Sri Krsna Janmastami -- Mathura, India: September 3 - 4, 2007
In the Lap of Govardhana -- September 12 - 13, 2007
Installation of Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu -- Gopinath Bhavan: October 26, 2007
2007 Vraja Mandala Parikrama
Kartika and Current Events [2007]
Singapore and New Zealand [2007 - 8]

Aukland, New Zealand [January 1 - 11, 2008]
Ground-breaking Ceremony: New Zealand [January 4, 2008]
Lautaka, Fiji – January 11 - 16, 2008
Photo Tour Report with Srila Maharaja’s lecture on Sri Vyasa-puja --Australia [February 2 - 7, 2008]
Moving the Deities to Their New Altar [March 14, 2008]
Navadvipa Dhama Parikrama [March 15 - 22, 2008]
“Tell Your Ideas Openly and Bravely” [Navadvipa (Koladvipa), India: March 22 - 24, 2008]
Hong Kong [April 8 - 13, 2008]
Canada [April 17 - 25, 2008]
Empty My Book Table [Verbania, Italy -- June 23 - 30, 2008]
Vrndavana, India: A Five-day Festival [August 12 – 16, 2008]
Istanbul, Turkey: September 12 - 17, 2008
Odessa, Ukraine: September 19 - 25, 2008
Ratha-Yatra Festival [Delhi, India: October 3, 2008]
Vraja Mandala Parikrama 2008
Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Matha, Navadvipa: November 17 - 21, 2008

Cebu, Philippines: January 17 - 19, 2009
Navadvipa-Dhama Parikrama: March 5 - 11, 2009
Houston Tour Report: May 23 - 29, 2009
Venice, Italy: June 6 - 12, 2009
Holy Day Celebrations: July 5 - August 15, 2009
A Trip to Nepal: September 17 - 23, 2009
Vraja Mandala Parikrama 2009
Govardhana Parikrama: October 17 - 19, 2009
Bangalore Tour Report

Mauritius: November 22, 2009 - January 4, 2010
South Africa: January 4 – 10, 2010
Sao Paulo, Brazil: January 12 - 17, 2010


Jaiva Dharma


A True Transcendental History
Written in Trance by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Hindi Translation (from the original Bengali)
by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja



lokanatha_mandir.jpg Srila Narayana Maharaja was born in a village named Tewaripur located near the bank of the sacred Ganges river in Bihar, India. The area was renowned for being the place where Lord Ramacandra and Visvamitra Muni came and killed the Taraka demon. He was born on the Amavasya (new moon) day of February, 1921, into a very religious Trivedi brahmana family. Throughout his childhood he had many opportunities to regularly accompany his father when he would go to attend kirtana and pravachan assemblies.

In February of 1947 he had his first meeting with his Gurudeva in Sri Navadvipa Dhama, West Bengal. He had traveled there from his village after meeting a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura named Srila Narottamananda Brahmacari, who was touring and preaching the message of Sri Caitanyadeva in the area. After initial discussions with this devotee, he was convinced of the paramount position of the philosophy given by the acaryas in the line of Srila Rupa Gosvami Prabhupada, and within days he left home to join the mission of his spiritual master and surrender his life.

When he arrived in Sri Navadvipa Dhama, the annual parikrama was under way and he joined with the group. Upon its completion on Gaura-purnima, he was given both harinama and gayatri initiations by Srila Kesava Maharaja and received the name Sri Gaura Narayana. Very soon afterward, his Gurudeva also awarded him the title of Bhaktabandhava, which means "friend of the devotees," because he was always serving all of the Vaisnavas in a very pleasing manner.

He traveled extensively along with Srila Kesava Maharaja in preaching tours throughout India over the next five years, and in 1952, on Gaura-purnima, his beloved Gurudeva awarded him initiation into the sacred order of sannyasa. In 1954 Srila Kesava Maharaja posted him in charge of the newly opened temple in Mathura named Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Matha. Srila Narayana Maharaja began to spend part of the year in Mathura and the other part in Bengal, carrying on extensive services in both areas. This went on over the period of the next fourteen years. He was also appointed by Srila Kesava Maharaja as vice-president of his institution, the Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti and Editor-in-Chief of its Hindi publications and the monthly magazine Sri Bhagavat Patrika. In 1968 Srila Kesava Maharaja passed from this world, and Srila Narayana Maharaja performed all the necessary ceremonial rituals for his samadhi burial.

During this time period, as a humble servitor of the Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti Srila Narayana Maharaja began to organize the annual Karttika Vraja Mandala Parikrama, which he continues to carry on up to the present day.

Srila Narayana Maharaja was requested by his Gurudeva to translate the books of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura from Bengali into his native language, Hindi. He has carried out this request by translating some of the Thakura's most prominent books, such as Jaiva Dharma, Caitanya-siksamrta, Bhakti-tattva-viveka, Vaisnava-siddhanta-mala, to name only a few. All these books are also presently being translated into English by his followers. He also continues to lecture in Hindi, Bengali and English throughout India. All of his discourses are tape-recorded and are gradually being transcribed as well as translated into English for publication.

A significant relationship in the life of Srila Narayana Maharaja was his association with His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada, the world-famous preacher of Gaudiya Vaisnavism and Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness. They first met in Calcutta in 1948 on the occasion of the inauguration of a new branch of the Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti on Ghosh Para Lane, where they had both come to render their services. Their association continued a few years later when Srila Narayana Maharaja accompanied Srila Kesava Maharaja to Jhansi where Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja had been attempting to start a Vaisnava society named The League of Devotees. A few years later in the early 50's, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja came to reside at Mathura in Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Math, by invitation of his godbrother, Srila Kesava Maharaja, where he stayed for some months. By having regular devotional exchanges with him and deep discussions of Vaisnava siddhanta, Srila Narayana Maharaja developed a very intimate relationship with him during this time period, regarding him both as his senior and superior, as well as his friend.

In 1959 Srila Kesava Gosvami Maharaja initiated him into the sacred sannyasa order, giving him the sannyasi name and title Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja. The ceremony of Vedic fire yajna and all the rituals were performed by Srila Narayana Maharaja.

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja was already residing in Vrndavana during this period, first at the Vamsi Gopala Mandira and a few years later at the Sri Sri Radha Damodara Mandira. Srila Narayana Maharaja would often go there to visit with him. He would cook for him, honor the prasada with him, and have intimate discussions on Vaisnava philosophy.

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja went to preach in the West, and succeeded in starting the first Radha Krsna temple in America, Srila Narayana Maharaja sent the first mrdanga drums and karatalas to him to be used for sankirtana. Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja maintained regular correspondence every month or two with Srila Kesava Maharaja and Srila Narayana Maharaja up until 1968 when Srila Kesava Maharaja entered nitya-lila. And after that, he continued to write Srila Narayana Maharaja until his own divine departure.

Toward the end of his life, he personally requested Srila Narayana Maharaja several times to kindly give his association to his Western disciples and help them to understand the deep truths of the Vaisnava philosophy in the line of Srila Rupa Gosvami Prabhupada. Srila Narayana Maharaja humbly agreed to honor his request considering him to be one of his worshipable siksa gurus. He also requested Srila Narayana Maharaja to take complete charge of performing all the rituals for his samadhi burial after his departure. Both of these requests by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja clearly demonstrated the firm and utter confidence that he held in Srila Narayana Maharaja.

For a period spanning almost two decades since his departure in November 1977, Srila Narayana Maharaja has unwaveringly been carrying out this final request by providing insightful guidance and loving shelter to all who come to him seeking such, and through the medium of his English books he is now giving his purifying association and divine realizations to sincere searchers of truth all over the globe.

For nearly half a century Srila Narayana Maharaja has demonstrated and exemplified the pure, unadulterated life of utter dedication and loving service to his Gurudeva, Sriman Mahaprabhu, and the Divine Couple, Yugala-kisora, Sri Sri Radha-Krsna. Srila Narayana Maharaja, as Their intimate servitor, continues to illuminate the path for those who wish to discover and dive deep into the ecstatic ocean of Radha-dasyam, service to the radiantly beautiful lotus feet of Sri Krsna's dearly beloved, Srimati Radhika.




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