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Dec 22, 2016

SRILA GURUDEV'S VYASA PUJA

21 December, 2016
On this most auspicious appearance day of our Dearmost Gurudev om visnupad Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vana Gosvami Maharaj, his disciples made this humble offer unto his lotus feet.

Jay Srila Gurudev ki jay!


Nov 28, 2016

SRI BRHAD-BHAGAVATAMRTAM - PART 2, 5TH CLASS

Holland
November 27, 2016
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So, couple of months before I discussed about Brhad-Bhagavatamrtam, composed by Srila Sanatan Gosvamipad and I talked about the history of Gopa-kumar. 

Gopa-kumar told his own realization about bhajan and sadhan in front of his disciple, Mathura brahmana. When he chanted gopal-mantra, which he received from his guru Jayanta, then he proceeded from Vrindavan to Triveni, where the three rivers are meeting together (Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati) and he saw the brahman who worshiped salagram-sila and that brahman glorified about Lord. According to the instruction of the brahman, Gopa-kumar arrived in the South India temple, where he worshiped the thakurji. Then he came to Jaganath Puri, became the king there and worshiped Lord Jaganath very nicely. We also discussed these things, how gopal-mantra fulfilled all his desires.

Then he proceeded to Svargaloka (heavenly planet). Gopa-kumar heard the glories of Lord, who manifested in heavenly planet, that is called Upendra, and the demigods and demigoddess, how they worshiped to Him. So Gopa-kumar, by the chanting of his gopal-mantra, arrived in the heavenly planet and he saw how beautiful is there. 

In heavenly planet, Nandankanan, a very nice beautiful forest, many kinds of flowers are blossoming, sweet fragrance coming and there is also tira-basanta, that means the spring season is always going on, everybody’s heart is overjoyed and also amrta-bhojan, those who are the residents of heaven drink the sweet nectar. In heavenly planet no one become old and there are not any kind of diseases; they are all absorbed with their own sense gratifications. He saw theses things, how people were always absorbed with their sense gratifications. So, Gopa-kumar noticed these things, but by the causeless mercy of Lord, he came in the assembly house of devatas, deva-samad

Nov 14, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 30

14 november, 2016


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Nov 13, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 29

13 november, 2016


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Nov 12, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 28

12 november, 2016


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Nov 11, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 27

11 november, 2016

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Nov 10, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 26

10 november, 2016

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Nov 9, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 25

09 november, 2016

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Nov 8, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 24

08 november, 2016

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Nov 7, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 23

07 november, 2016

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Nov 6, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 22

6 november, 2016

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Nov 5, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 21

05 november, 2016

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Nov 4, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 20

04 november, 2016


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Nov 3, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 19

03 november, 2016

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Nov 2, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 18

02 november, 2016

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Nov 1, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 17

01 november, 2016



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Oct 31, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 16

31 october, 2016

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Oct 30, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 15

30 october, 2016

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Oct 29, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 14

29 october, 2016


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Oct 28, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 13

28 october, 2016



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Oct 27, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 12

27 october, 2016


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Oct 26, 2016

SADHANA-BHAKTI

Sydney, Australia
September 09, 2016
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Bhakti-tattva and the removal of anarthas



Today I want to speak about bhakti-tattva. You know that there are three types of bhakti: sadhana-bhakti, bhava-bhakti and prema-bhakti. The main object of sadhana-bhakti is how to clean our hearts, how to get free of all anarthas, or unwanted things, from our heart: avidya-asmita-raga-dvesa-abhinivesa papa vish¹.
1. avidya (spiritual forgetting, ignorance), asmita (selfishness), raga (addiction), dvesha (aversion, hatred), abhinivesha (loss resistance, fear of death), papa (sin), vish (poison).

There are many kinds of sinful activities in the heart of sadhakas. And also:

(1) svarupa-bhrama (illusion about the spiritual identity);
(2) hrdaya-daurbhalya (heart weakness);
(3) asat-trsna (get what is unreal or thirst for material enjoyment); and
(4) aparadha (offenses).

These are the four kinds of anarthas, unwanted things, in the heart of sadhakas.


VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 11

26 october, 2016

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Oct 25, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 10

25 october, 2016


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Oct 24, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 9

24 october, 2016


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Oct 23, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 8

23, october, 2016


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Oct 22, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 7

22 october, 2016


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Oct 21, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 6

21 october, 2016

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Oct 20, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 5

20 October, 2016

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Oct 19, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 4

19 October, 2016

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Oct 18, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 3

18 October, 2016


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Oct 17, 2016

VRAJA MANDALA PARIKRAM DAY 2

17 October, 2016


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Oct 16, 2016

KARTIKA VRATA BEGINS TODAY

16 october, 2016




Vraja Mandala Parikrama!


The pilgrimage through the sacred lands of Vrindavan, India where Krishna performed His auspicious pastimes.

The Parikrama runs until November 14! A very special month, which was inaugurated by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself.

Our most beloved Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vana Goswami Maharaj is guiding pilgrims from around the world, fulfilling the desire of all the acaryas in our line of disciplic succession. Devotees come together as a large and loving family, and are immersed in the sweet hari-katha, remembering the pastimes of Sri Sri Radha Krishna and Sri Gaura Nityananda Prabhu.

We can get a taste of the nectar of this auspicious month, even though virtually! Follow the LIVE recordings on the YouTube channel "Jay Gurudev Live" 








Sep 29, 2016

THE MEANING OF THE MAHA MANTRA

2015

Srila Gurudevs Skype call to devotees from Santos, Brazil



Maha means ‘great’ and Mantra means ‘mystic power’.

So, according to Vaisnava philosophy, this Maha Mantra is: 


Hare Krsna 
Hare Krsna 
Krsna Krsna 
Hare Hare 
Hare Rama 
Hare Rama 
Rama Rama 
Hare Hare

In this Maha Mantra, there are 16 names and 32 syllables.

So first, that is called Hare. Hare means Radhe. In sanskrit word, Srimati Radhika’s original name, that is called Hara. Srimati Radhika, She steals the heart of Krsna with Her sweet divine love, for this regard She is called Hara. “Hare Krsna mano iti hara". So according to the vocative case, that is called Hare, that means ‘He Srimati Radhike’.

Krsna means: Krs-Na. Krs, this verbal root Krs, means to attract. So Krsna, He attracts all the living entities towards Him and Na means that He gives pleasure to all  the livings entities.

So, Hare Krsna means Radhe Krsna. And Hare Rama, Rama means “Ramayan titi Rama”, Krsna, He is always playing with Srimati Radhika, so Krsna’s one name is called Radha Raman. So in this way, in the Maha Mantra there are 8 couple of names:
Hare Krsna 
Hare Krsna 
Krsna Krsna 
Hare Hare 
Hare Rama 
Hare Rama 
Rama Rama 
Hare Hare

It means: 
Radhe Krsna 
Radhe Krsna 
Krsna Krsna 
Radhe Radhe 
Radhe Rama 
Radhe Rama 
Rama Rama 
Radhe Radhe

Krsna, He always stays with His internal potency, svarupa sakti, Srimati Radhika. So according with this philosophy, Hare Krishna means Radhe Krishna: Krishna always stays with Srimati Radhika.

Bhakti means devotional service, yoga means to add, to connect, that means, how to connect with the Lord with the devotional service to Lord.

GURU AND DISCIPLE

Cascavel/PR, Brazil
18 January, 2016
Morning Walk
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In  Srimad Bhagavad Gita´s first sloka there is:

dhrtarastra uvacha
dharma-ksetre kuru-ksetre samaveta yuyutsavah
mamakah pandavas caiva kim akurvata sañjaya
[Dhṛtarāṣṭra said: O Sañjaya, after assembling in the place of pilgrimage at Kurukṣetra, what did my sons and the sons of Pāṇḍu do, being desirous to fight? (BG 1.1)]

Dhritarastra asked to Sanjay: “My sons and Padava´s sons arrived at Kuruksetra, a very auspicious pilgrim place – dharma ksetra – and they are going to fight with each other, but now I want to know what are they doing.” Then Sanjay received the mercy of the transcendental vision from Vyasadev and then he spoke.

I gave this example because if you want to see Lord, God, you will need light, the mercy:

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
[I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.]

By the mercy of Guru we receive the transcendental vision, the transcendental light.

Aug 31, 2016

SRILA GURUDEV IN MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hare Krsna!

Srila Gurudev is now in Malaysia and he is giving nectarean classes twice a day.

Please follow the live broadcasts on the youtube channel or watch them later whenever you want. :)


Broadcasts until september 1st, at 8 am and 8 pm (Kuala Lumpur local time).

Jay Srila Gurudev!

Jul 4, 2016

KRSNA'S VRAJA LILA KATHA

Penha/SC, Brazil
29 January, 2016
Sri Bhagavat Saptah, 7th Day




Tonight is the last program in our Bhagavat-katha, we will be finished here. Actually Bhagavatam is ananta, unlimited, endless. 

We cannot finish. Nityam bhagavata sevaya.
śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ  
puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ 
hṛdy antaḥ stho hy abhadrāṇi  
vidhunoti suhṛt satām 

naṣṭa-prāyeṣv abhadreṣu  
nityaṁ bhāgavata-sevayā 
bhagavaty uttama-śloke
bhaktir bhavati naiṣṭhikī
Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramātmā (Supersoul) in everyone’s heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are in themselves virtuous when properly heard and chanted. 

By regular attendance in classes on the Bhāgavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.17-18)

GADADHARA PANDIT’S APPEARANCE DAY - 2

St Petersburg, Russia
07 April, 2016 (morning)
Gadadhara Pandit's Appearance Day 


Gadadhara Pandit is an incarnation of Srimati Radhika. In Krsna-lila, he is Srimati Radhika, and in Gaura-lila, She is acting the role of Gadadhara Pandit. And Gadadhara, he has so much love and affection with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Even in Navadvip-lila, and also Jagannath Puri lila, He is always staying with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu’s lila is very sweet also. Krsna-lila, maybe some doubts will come, sometimes very difficult to reconcile by yourself. If you read Krsna-lila or listen Krsna-lila, sometimes you may be confused and very difficult to reconcile also. 

However in Gaura-lila, Mahaprabhu lila is very sweet because Krsna is Bhagavan. This is a fact. And He did not follow any rules and regulations, because He is Bhagavan, He is Supreme Personality of Godhead. Same Krsna has come in the form of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is acting the role as like bhakta, bhakta-rupa, bhakta-lila. That means, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He is showing to us how to chant holy names, how to do bhajan and sadhan. Everything step by step Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu had shown to us by His example. Brahmacari life, grhasta life, then sannyas life. 

Krsna-lila very difficult to understand. Especially Krsna in Vrndavan, if He is brahmacari, grhasta, vanaprastha or sannyasi, very difficult to understand. Krsna told to the gopis, “I am pukka brahmacari, pure brahmacari.” And Krsna has proven also. Understand?

Jul 1, 2016

HOW GURU FINDS US

Brhad-Bhagavatamrtam Class
Vilnius, Lithuania
May 26, 2016
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So continuing the story of Brhad-Bhagavatamrtam, Gopa-kumara katha. Yesterday I told that Gopa kumara told his own life history, how he attained to Lord. Gopa-kumara told his life history to whom? Could you remember? To Mathura brahmana. He told: "Mathura brahamana" - just I remind to you - "I was born on the lap of Giriraja Govardhana, in the dynasty of Gopa (cowheard dynasty). Then, while I was herding the cows one day, I went on the banks of the Yamuna very close to Kesi Ghata and there I met with my Gurudeva, his name was Jayanta". Remember his guru's name: Jayanta.

"And that time my Gurudeva gave me the six-syllable Gopal mantra. But when Gurudeva gave me Gopal mantra, he fainted and I went to Yamuna to fetch some water for his eyes and mouth, but when I returned from Yamuna, that time Gurudeva had disappeared. And then I felt so much pang of separation from my guru and Gurudeva also did not explain how to chant this mantra and what is the meaning of this mantra. But I have faith in my guru so, for this regard, every day I chant this Gopal mantra."

Because guru is not ordinary things, yesterday I talked about guru-tattva. Guru is not ordinary thing. He is not as like puppet or toy. Innocent people don't know about guru-tattva, but you have to understand about guru-tattva. You have to understand what is guru. 

Jun 13, 2016

NRSIMHA-PRAHLAD CARITA KATHA

Sri Bhagavat Saptah, 4th Day
Russia
2nd May, 2015
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Maharaj Pariksit asked, “Gurudev, always you tell, Lord Vishnu is equal to all the living entities but we see He killed all the demons and He took the side of the devatas, demigods. So, my doubt has come. How to prove that the Lord is equal to all the living entities ?”

Sukadev Gosvamipad: “Hey! Maharaj Pariksit, listen. Actually, The Lord is equal to all living entities. Samah sarve su bhute su……, I am equal to all living entities. No one is my enemy and no one is My friend. However, the Lord has one nature, sarva dharman, one who takes shelter of His lotus feet He gives protection.”
brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā
na śocati na kāṅkṣati
samaḥ sarveṣu bhūteṣu
mad-bhaktiṁ labhate parām
One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman. He never laments nor desires to have anything; he is equally disposed to every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.
(Srimad Bhagavad-Gita 18.54)

Jun 10, 2016

THE GLORIES OF RUPA GOSVAMI

Vraja Mandal Parikrama
India
2015
Srila Rupa Gosvami Disappearance Day




Today is a super excellent, very auspicious day because it is the tirobhav tithi of Srila Rupa Gosvamipad, his disappearance day. Every year, Gurudev also used to glorify every night about Sri Rupa Gosvamipad.

Who will give mercy to us? Rupa Gosvamipad or Rupa Manjari? Actually, Rupa Gosvami will give us mercy. (verse).

There are two forms, sadhaka-rupa and siddha-rupa. As sadhaka, He was Rupa Gosvamipad, the eternal associated of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. And in his transcendental form He is the eternal associated of the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha Krsna, Rupa Manjari.

In Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s lila, He is Rupa Gosvamipad and Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself glorifies Sri Rupa Gosvami also. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu met with Rupa Gosvamipad, Mahaprabhu gave him all the treasures of His heart.


Mahaprabhu Himself told to all His devotees. I gave all My mercy to Rupa and He can describe everything. And also when Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was dancing in front the chariot of Lord Jagannath, Mahaprabhu was thinking ‘I am Radha and now I am meeting My beloved Krsna’. (verse)

LOVES WHO LOVES YOUR GURU

Morning Walk 
Teresópolis, RJ/Brazil
2015 (Christmas Eve)
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Q: You say to us to love who loves our Gurudev, but how to love who loves our guru?

A: As like [My] Gurudev: he loves Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaj, so all the disciples of Bhativedanta Svami Maharaj loves Gurudev. This is a simple way. Because everybody saw how he [Svami Maharaj] loves My Guru. This is the process: who loves my guru I love this person. And who has the same mood of my guru I am also with this person.

Why most of Svami Maharaj’s disciples came to Gurudev? Because they noticed this. How [My] Srila Gurudev gave so much love and affection and Svami Maharajin the same way, gave him so much love and affection too. Svami Maharaj in his last moment hold Gurudev’s hands: “oh, you have to take care of my disciples. And you have to give me samadhi…” It is all recorded in video. So, this is the thing.

And the same things Svami Maharaj told, [My] Gurudev also told, the same. What is written in the books of Svami Maharaj and in his commentaries, if you read carefully you will understand this. Everything is in there.

This is [what means] to have the same mood. This is the process.

THE EXPERTISE OF KRSNA’S WORDS

Sri Rupa Sanatan Gaudiya Matha
Vrndavana, India
01/01/2011





Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Svayam Bhagavan. For this regard, He is called the Supreme Enjoyer. All the living entities are called “enjoyed”. Other words [for this] are visay and asray. Visay means the object of divine love and asray is the shelter of the divine love. Srimati Radhika is called asray-vigraha, the shelter of divine love, asray-vigraha-srimati-radhika. Krsna is called visay-vigraha, the object of divine love. So Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupad explained that the aim and object of all gaudiya-vaisnavas is to serve Krsna, the visay-vigraha, object of the divine love, under the guidance of asray-vigraha-srimati-radhika.
Because without the guidance of Srimati Radhika we can’t attain Krsna. Srimati Radhika completely and absolutely controls Krsna with Her divine love. This is the process.
nirantaram vasi-krta-pratiti-nanda-nandane
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam?
(Sri Radha-krpa-kataksa-stava-raja, verse 3)
…Krpa katasha very clearly explains that Srimati Radhika feels and controls Krsna with Her divine love. If you serve Krsna, you have to take shelter in the lotus feet of Srimati Radhika. Without taking shelter in Srimati Radhika, no one can attain Krsna. According to the tattva-darsan (philosophy), Krsna is called aradhyo-bhagavan. Visvanath Cakravartipad very clearly explains:
aradhyo bhagavan vrajesa-tanayas tad-dhama vrndavanam
ramya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita
srimad-bhagavatam pramanam amalam prema pumartho mahan
sri-caitanya-mahaprabhor matam idam tatradaro nah parah
(Caitanya-manjusa)

May 20, 2016

THE GLORIES OF RADHA KUNDA - 3

Vraja Mandal Parikrama 
Govardhan, India
2012


There are six types of anisthita bhakti (unsteady bhakti), utsahamayi means having false confidence and being a neophyte devotee. Than ghana-tarala, is that sometimes your bhajana is going up and sometimes your bhajana is going down with you sometimes chanting sixteen rounds, sometimes and sometimes chanting zero rounds.  Then there is vyudha-vikalpa which means the indecision stage; what to do and how to do it.  Will I do it with my wife and children or in the renounced order? Mahaprabhu said:
antare niṣṭhā kara, bāhye loka-vyavahāra
acirāt kṛṣṇa tomāya karibe uddhāra
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu continued: "Within your heart you should keep yourself very faithful, but externally you may behave like an ordinary man. Thus Kṛṣṇa will soon be very pleased and deliver you from the clutches of māyā".
(CC Madhya 16.239)


SRILA GURUDEV TALKS OF HIS DEARMOST GURUDEV

Hong Kong, China
September 11, 2012
(Excerpt)



When I came to Devananda Gaudiya Math, that time Gurudev also gave Harinam to me. This Japa mala [showing his own mala] is the one that Gurudev gave me 30 years ago. Just as I came inside Gurudev´s room, he told me: ‘Where are you from?’, I told him: ‘Krishna-Kripa is my uncle, Krishna-Kripa brahmachari’. Now he is Srila Madhusudan Maharaj from Devananda Gaudiya Math.

Srila Madhusudan Maharaj is my uncle, he is about 75 years old [in September 11, 2012, year of the class]. In the Temple Devananda Gaudiya Math, he was with Srila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Goswami Maharaja. When he was only 7 or 8 years old he left his house and came to Devananda Gaudiya Math and met Srila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Goswami Maharaja. And Gurudev has so much love and affection with him.

So when I first met Srila Gurudev Narayana Maharaja that time he gave me Harinam. Sometime I use to go the temple of Srila Bhakti Rakshak Shridhar Goswami Maharaja listen to his Hari Katha. I have so much love and affection with him. He also told me that I could stay in his temple. I told him “I will stay in Devananda Gaudiya Math with Narayana Maharaja and my uncle too”.