Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati

Sri Sri Sarasvati Samlapa - Part 1
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
(While Om Vishnupada Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada was residing in Lucknow at 19, Station Road on 7th November 1929, the retired District Sessions Judge of Una, Raya Bahadur Basu directly came to meet Srila Prabhupada. Seeing how Srila Prabhupada was exclusively devoted to Sri... Read More
Saraswati Thakura In Prayaga Dhama
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
(The following report was originally written in Bengali by Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaja in 1930 for The Gaudiya, 9th Volume, 5th Issue) The grand celebrations of Sri Janmasthami and Sri Nandotsava have come to an end at Sri Gaudiya Matha. Devotees that came from various places felt great... Read More
Editorial
Swami Narasingha
This issue of the Gaudiya Touchstone’s cover story is Kumbha- Mela, the world’s largest act of faith. During January/February of this year news media across India and around the world turned their attention to the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mystical Saraswati rivers at Allahabad, the... Read More
Sri Guru Tattva - part 3
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
Questions and Answers Between Sri Rajendranath Pal Chaudhuri Mahashaya and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada (From Dainik Nadiya Prakasa, Janmastami Edition, 1934) Rajen Babu: Isn't the kanistha-adhikari qualified to give initiation into the mantra? Srila Sarasvati Prabhupada:... Read More
Free will
Swami B R Sridhara Goswami
Consciousness means to be endowed with free will. Without free will no consciousness can be conceived. Consciousness means free will. This individual point of consciousness (jiva) means very meager free will. By the exercise of his free will the jiva is asserting itself. It may go that side (... Read More
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Sri Guru Tattva part 2
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
Questions and Answers Between Sri Rajendranath Pal Chaudhuri Mahashaya and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada (From Dainik Nadiya Prakasa, Janmastami Edition, 1934) Srila Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada: A materialistic Smarta who is opposed to devotion to Krishna should never be... Read More
Swami Sadananda
InterviewHard as a Thunderbolt and Soft as a Flower Interview with Dasadasanudasa Kishordas & KalakanthidasiDisciples of Svami Sadananda 1-Q: How did Svami Sadananda come in contact with the teachings of Gaudiya Vaishnavism? In the winter of 1933, when he was 25 years old, he met Svami Bon in... Read More
The Raga-patha is above all
Swami Narasingha
  Question: I have read numerous translations and comments about the ‘pujala raga-patha’ verse on the Internet and there seems to be a lingering controversy about who wrote the verse, what it means, etc. Can you provide me with a broader overview of the topic so that I might clarify my... Read More
Griha-pravesha
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
On the morning of Friday, April 10, 1931, parama-bhagavata Sriyukta Nitya-Gopala Ghosh Mahasaya, one of the most important helpers of the preachers of Sri Gaudiya Matha, who has great faith in the Vaishnavas and who is dedicated to the Holy Name of the Lord, having finished constructing his new... Read More

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