The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami

Orinianlly published by The Harmonist In honor of Sri Jiva Goswami’s tirobhava we offer the following article, which appears as chapter 1 of Swami Tripurari‘s Tattva Sandarbha: Sacred India’s Philosophy of Ecstacy and is entitled “Sri Jiva Jivanamrta.” The principal source materials from which to gather biographical information on Jiva More...

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By VNN Staff On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
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An Era Not To Be Forgotten

Srila Gaurakisora Still Lives in Our Hearts Translated by Vyankata dasa Brahmacari Edited by Kesava Bharati dasa Vanacari Dedicated to my spiritual master and eternal guide His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami More...

By VNN Staff On Saturday, August 29th, 2020
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Lord Vāmanadeva, the Dwarf Incarnation

  This chapter describes how Lord Vāmanadeva appeared and how He went to the sacrificial arena of Mahārāja Bali, who received Him well and fulfilled His desire by offering Him benedictions. Lord Vāmanadeva More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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108 Names of Lord Balarama

1. Balabhadra – The one who is supremely powerful and happy 2. Ramabhadra and Rama – The supreme enjoyer 3. Sankarshana – The allattractive 4. Acyuta – The Infallible one 5. Revatiramana More...

By VNN Staff On Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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The Appearance of Lord Varaha

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 3, Chapter 13 Text 1: Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after hearing all these most virtuous topics from the sage Maitreya, Vidura inquired further on the topics of the Supreme Personality More...

By VNN Staff On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Pundarika Vidyanidhi

by Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja Student: Guru Maharaj, I have one question. In caitanya-lila the Spiritual Master of Gadadhara Pandit is Pundarika Vidyanidhi. But what is Pundarika Vidyandhi’s position More...

By VNN Staff On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Disappearance Srila Jayadeva Gosvami

Excerpt from Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s book, Sri Navadvipa-dhama Parikrama Sri Koladvipa’s south-western part, Campaka-hatta, was named after the large garden of campaka flowers that used to be here. Its More...

By VNN Staff On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Jiva Goswami: Biography and Writings

by Jagadananda Das 1. Jiva’s life: sources Though Jiva Goswami was a prolific writer and his position as a leader of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas in the late 16th century is well-documented, there is little told More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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The Pearls of Instruction by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur

1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed. 2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage. 3. Possession of objects More...

By VNN Staff On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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The Life of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

by Manu dasa Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) is a prominent preceptor acharya in our succession of spiritual masters and disciples coming from Lord Krishna. He was a pioneering spiritual leader, a householder, More...