MADHAVENDRA PURI                

 lI----------------------------------------------------------------------------------II---------------------------------------------------------II-------------------------------------------II

     PARAMANANDA  PURI                                                           ISWARA PURI                       NITYANANDA  PRABHU                 ADVAITA ACARYA                   
                                        
I                                                                 

SRI CAITANYA MAHAPRABHU                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

I                         

  II-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II                         

  SWARUPA DAMODARA                                                                                                     SANATANA GOSWAMI               

RUPA GOSWAMI                    

I                        

   II---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II

                          SRI JIVA GOSWAMI                                        I                                                                 RAGHUNATHA DAS GOSWAMI     

II-----------------------------------II                

KRSNADASA KAVIRAJA GOSWAMI         
                     NAROTTAMA DAS THAKURA                                 
                 VISHVANATHA CHAKRAVATI THAKURA                        
                       BALADEVA VIDYABHUSANA                                   
                UDDHAVA DAS BABAJI                              

I             

 MADHUSUDANA DAS BABAJI
             (VAISNAVA SARVABHAUMA) JAGANNATHA DAS BABAJI

I            

   II----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II

BHAGAVAT DAS BABAJI                                                                                    BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA

 II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II

I

GAURA KISORA DAS BABAJI
            BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASWATI

    II------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II

                 SRILA SRIDHAR MAHARAJA                                            I                                                     A.C.BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI      

II-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II

 

     SRILA GOVINDA MAHARAJA                                                                                                            ISKCON ACHARYAS            

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

                                                         I

             II---------------------------------------------------------------------------------II

 SRILA B A KESHAVA MAHARAJA                                       SCSM ACHARYAS

 (SRI CHAITANYA GOVINDA MISSION)

                                                                              LORD KRISHNA                                                                           

I

LORD BRAHMA

I

NARADA MUNI

I

VYASA

I

MADHVA

I

PADMANABHA

                                                                                              I  

NRHARI 

I

MADHAVA

I

AKSOBHYA 

I

JAYA TIRTHA

I

JNANASINDHU

I

DAYANIDHI  

I

VIDYANIDHI

I

       RAJENDRA   

I

JAYADHARMA

I

PURUSOTTAMA

I

BRAHMANYA TIRTHA

I

VYASA TIRTHA

I

LAKSMIPATI

I

                 

Quotes/slokas by our Masters

tubyam ca narada bhrsam bhagavan vivrddha

bhavena sadhu paritusta uvaca yogam

jnanam ca bhagavatam atma-satattva-dipam

yad vasudeva-sarana vidur anjasaiva

O' Narada being very satisfied by your goodness and service you were taught the ultimate science of transcendental devotion to the Supreme Lord fully illuminating the truth of the soul which is perfectly known by souls surrendered to Lord Krishna.

 

Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 2, chapter 7, verse 9

kalena milita-dhyam avamrsya nrnam

stokayasam sva-nigamo bata dura-parah

avirhitas tu anuyugam sa hi satyavatyam

veda-drumam vita-paso vibhajisyati sma

In course of time Vyasa bearing in mind the intelligence and short life span of humanity at large considered his compilation of the Vedas to be too difficult, so he divided the Vedic knowledge into different branches.

 

Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 2, chapter 7, verse 36

 

 

Anyone can say, “I am guru. He is not guru.” Imitation is always possible, but the scriptures give the criterion for the selection of a real Guru, and the real Guru will extract the meaning of the scripture. Guru and śāstra are interdependent. One will help another for our edification. The scriptures say we must read the scripture under the guidance of a proper professor, a Vaiṣṇava Guru (Āchāryavān puruṣo veda). So, the scripture is dependent on the Spiritual Master. And who is a Spiritual Master? The scriptures will explain. So they are interdependent: sādhu and śāstra are both necessary. They are the active and the passive agents.

 

Srila Sridhar Maharaja - Sri Guru and His Grace page 42

The Maya-Sakti is very heavy for us because we are very tiny souls. She is always attracting us through her illusion. In one way, it is for our rectification, no doubt, but it is not a happy position for the conditioned souls. However, we will get relief from this environment if we try to know our position, and what is Krishna consciousness. If we do this, then by the mercy of Krishna and His devotee we will get strength to come out from the illusory environment, and, when we try, Krishna will help us. That assistance comes to us through His devotees. Everything comes through the proper channel. Sometimes direct mercy comes from the upper level, but normally, or generally, it comes through the established proper channel:

 

Srila Govinda Maharaja - Divine Guidance page 16

Srila Gurudev is the transcendental Medium and embodiment of pure service to Lord Krsna, by aspiring to please and serve him by our humble service offerings we are supremely blessed. He offers our ingredients and love upward to his Guru and on toward the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. Dayala Nitai!


Srila B A Keshava Maharaja