What is your opinion on this video? Is Gurvastakam only for Prabhupada?

Question Hare Krishna prabhu! Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! What is your opinion on this video?   Answer The main issues are: Is the Gurvastakam (the samsara davanala song) intended for Srila Prabhupada? Is it only for him? Could disciples of other gurus meditate on their own … Read More

Advaita Acarya knew who were going to be Sri Caitanya’s parents?

Question Advaita Acarya knew that Jagannatha Misra and Mother Sachi Devi were going to be the parents of the next incarnation of Krishna before Lord Caitanya was born?   Answer: Advaita Acharya (also known as Kamalaksha) appeared long before Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He was born in 1434 in Navagram, Bengal, and disappeared … Read More

On what occasion did Madhavendra Puri and Advaita Acarya meet?

Dear Madhavendra Puri Dasa, Please receive my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.   Sripada Madhavendra Puri is the greatest jewel of our parampara. He was the one who brought back Radha Krishna prema-bhakti in this world after it had been hidden away. Madhavendra Puri was the disciple of Laksmipati Tirtha, who … Read More

Sanatana Gosvami and the touchstone

Once, a poor brahmana worshiped Lord Siva to get the best benediction, hoping for the solution to all his problems. Lord Siva is known as midhushtama, the best of the benedictors, and many materialistic people approach him to fulfill their desires. But for this brahmana, Lord Siva granted the best benediction for … Read More

Therefore everyone, whether (born) dvija, woman or śūdra, should engage in worshiping the Supreme Lord

evaṁ śrī bhagavān sarvaḥ śālagrāma śilātmakaḥ dvijaiḥ strībhiś ca śūdraiś ca pūjyo bhagavataḥ paraiḥ   “Therefore everyone, whether (born) dvija, woman or śūdra, should engage in worshiping the Supreme Lord in His form as the śālagrāma śilā, after being duly initiated.”   Hari Bhakti Vilasa 5.450

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