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What is the Identity and Function of Sri Guru? Part Four

By: Mahanidhi Swami In the form of the Vyasa-deva, Bhagavan Çré Krishna has revealed the hidden meaning of the Vedas to the ignorant conditioned souls of Kali-yuga by compiling the Srimad Bhagavatam, the sun-like spotless Purana. While…
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The First Vyasa-puja Celebration Part Five

By: Mahanidhi Swami Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura describes how Caitanya Mahaprabhu instituted the first Vyasa-puja ceremony in 1509 a.d. through Sri Nityananda Prabhu in Shrivasa Angana, Mayapura: “Srivasa Pandita, the head priest for…
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Vyasa-puja Begins with Obeisances Last Part

By: mahanidhi swami In Bhajan Rahasya, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura mentions a pancaartrika-mantra, aim gurudevaya namah, as the seed mantra for worshiping the spiritual master. The word namah is also uttered by all disciples whenever they offer…
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Who Needs a Guru? Part Three

By: Mahanidhi Swami The Vedas contain all the knowledge and mantras oneneeds to achieve both material happiness and spiritualperfection. So why can’t one just study the Vedas by himself, without a spiritual master, and attain all material…
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Why Do We Worship the Guru? Part Two

By: Mahanidhi Swami Vyasa-puja is that one day in a year wherein a sadhaka compresses a lifetime of thoughts, feelings and acts of dedication into a few words of praise of his eternal spiritual guide, friend, master and mentor; a few drops…