'Please give me shelter'

An excerpt from
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's darshan
at the Saint Petersburg Temple, Russia,
on 4th October 2006


 


"We must follow the service mood of Lalitadevi"


A discourse by His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

From 'Divine Guidance,' Chapter Four


     Avatar And Avatari

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains his view of his diksa and siksa Gurus.

 

Srila Swami Maharaj gave so much; Srila Guru Maharaj gave more than that. Srila Swami Maharaj arranged to preach Krishna consciousness to the general conditioned souls.

 


Gurudev's  Drop Of Mercy

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the importance of praying to Sri Guru for the power to follow Sriman Mahaprabhu’s prescription: humility, tolerance, and honouring others.

 


Rebirth 

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the exper­i­ence of being reborn and Maya’s power over the soul.

 

When a departed soul’s karma is finished he must again take birth. This is the law. He will not be able to avoid it. It will happen suddenly as though in the meantime.


 

Don't Take The Inconceivable Under the Jurisdiction Of Reason

Don't take the inconceivable under the jurisdiction of reason. When it will be extended to you, you will be astounded to find only a peep into that. Na tams tarkena yojayet: don't try to drag that into the zone of reason.


 

"Beyond Viraja river is the Holy Dham Vaikuntha,
above that is Sri Gokula, known as Vrindaranya.

 

Vrndavana, jewel of our hearts, Mine of Divine Gems,
what a joy to see that Holy Beauty!
In the middle a miracle, Dark Lord of forest trees,
appearing like a sapphire Tamal.


 

Transcendental World

The Golden Volcano of Divine Love

A Tragedy Of Seperation


This chapter, "A Tragedy of Separation," is excerpted from The Golden Volcano of Divine Love, a book by Srila Sridhar Maharaj that was published in 1983 to commemorate the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Appearance of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It describes (and gives some of the reasons for) the seemingly cruel and heart-wrenching sannyasa ceremony of the young Nimai Pandit [the Golden Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu] wherein He enters into the renounced order of life -- and the intense anguish of separation felt by His devotees, family, and friends.

The Benedictine Tree of Divine Aspiration
Excerpt: Life's Destination
Bound by affection
My coming to the Math — Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi 1947

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reflects on the events that surrounded his first days at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math at the lotus feet of His Divine Master, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This talk was given 50 years after the event, here at the Math.


The Unlimited, Unconditional Mercy of Nityananda Prabhu


A discourse by His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
on the Appearance Day Festival of Lord Nityananda Prabhu,
February 15, 2003, Nabadwip, India.

This is a lecture by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj to students at a college in Mauritius. His Divine Grace visited that tropical island off the east coast of Africa as part of his 1992/1993 World Tour. This lecture is taken from Chapter 5 of The Benedictine Tree of Divine Aspiration, published in November 1993.


Srila Govinda Maharaj’s Miracles in Brazil

Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaja - "The first miracle for me, which I heard from Sripad Tapasvi Maharaj (at that time he was known as Bhuvana Mohan Prabhu), occurred when he was driving Srila Govinda Maharaj in his car from the airport to the Ashram." 

 

Going Deeper

In this world we are always playing with fire. Mayadevi is very powerful. She always wants to take our time for her service. But Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has shown us that the path of our life is the practising of Krishna consciousness. That is necessary for our transcendental super-benefit. And we can cross over the illusion of Maya only if we practice Krishna consciousness under the guidance of a good Vaisnava who is giving twenty-four hours a day to Krishna for His Service; with his association we must get our super-benefit.


 


Affection

We need good association. Then affection will grow. Otherwise, the fitness will not come for us to progress in the higher plane. First, a relationship will come through association, and when a relationship is formed affection may come. It is first necessary to have a relationship with Guru and Vaisnava, the devotee of God; otherwise affection cannot be ours.