Tamal Krishna Goswami Glorifies Srila Narayana Maharaja

"Narayana Maharaja is not involved in much of my practical service within ISKCON. I go to him to better understand the sastric teachings. And I accept these teachings from him. That's what my surrender entails. And I love him and appreciate him for all the help he's giving me. I find his help extremely beneficial and therefore hold him as very dear to me."

"I got such good training from Narayana Maharaja because I saw a selfless siksa-guru and how he deals with my diksa disciples whenever he had occasion to meet them at any public function. He just increases their faith so much in me that I realize that there is no threat. Actually there is no threat. It's the greatest blessing. I've personally experienced it."

"I just hope you are understanding our simple point, that our visiting Narayana Maharaja is not a threat to our movement."

-Tamal Krishna Goswami, Istagosthi, November 5, 1994

"I think that in the same way...so many of us get the same feeling when we are with Srila Narayana Maharaja. That we feel that our guru maharaja Srila Prabhupada is coming to us through him. And therefore, we feel so much love and affection for him, because we see that the entire arrangement has been made by Krsna, and by our spiritual master because the spiritual master continues to guide the disciple. The spiritual master never leaves the disciple at any time. So sometimes he personally works and sometimes he works through another person."

"So, whatever I experienced in my association with Srila Prabhupada, I am experiencing that same taste today when I come here, when I sit in this assembly, and whenever I get good association of Srila Narayana Maharaja I find the same taste of the fruits. And therefore, I know that the tree is one, and I don't concern myself with the external names of societies - to be worried that this is one institution or that is another institution."

-Tamal Krishna Goswami, Lecture, September 19, 1994

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