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 about him that goes beyond either hagiography on the one hand or bare fact on the other. Jiva himself is the source of information about More...

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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...

By VNN Staff On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Shri Radhastami Day

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Mathura, India: September 4, 2003 Sri Jayadeva Gosvami knows in his heart that the best prayers to Sri Krsna Bhagavan are those which glorify Him in relationship More...

By VNN Staff On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Can a Sannyasi construct a Monastery and establish the worship of a Deity?

Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur – Jaiva Dharma Ch 7 Yadava dasa: Now I see that it is no light matter to accept the renounced order; it is a serious undertaking. Unqualified gurus are turning this practice into More...

By VNN Staff On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Sri Caitanya-Caranamrta

by Srila Sacidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura, This Upanisad was published by the great pioneer of the Krsna Consciousness movement, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. The Thakura searched the length and breadth of Bengal More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Shri Nityananda Prabhu Appearance

Caitanya Bhagavata Adi-lila Chapter Nine All glories to Sri Krishna Caitanya, the ocean of mercy. All glories to Nityananda Prabhu, the friend of the helpless. All glories to the life and soul of Sri Advaita More...

By VNN Staff On Saturday, May 5th, 2018
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Appearance Day of Sri Raya Ramananda

Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja – Maui, Hawaii, May 24, 2000 Come with me. Let us join Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in our minds as He went from Puri to South India to search for His brother, Visvarupa. More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, April 15th, 2018
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The Glories of Sri Gadadhara Pandit

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja [This year, 2018, the divine Appearance Day of Sri Gadadhara Pandita is April 15 (in the U.S.A.) On October, 2001, Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja led several More...

By VNN Staff On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Appearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Today is a very auspicious day. It is the very holy birthday of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Thakura. I want to speak something of his glory. If More...