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Why Live In Vraja?

Mahanidhi Swami Since one can practice bhakti anywhere, why does Srila Rupa Goswamipada stress physically living in Vrindavana, kuryad vasam vraje sada? (Brs.1.2.295) Why, because Vraja Dhama has the inconceivable power to quickly manifest…
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Srila Prabhupada Glorifies Vraja

Mahanidhi Swami We while walking along the beach beside the ocean of Srila Prabhupada’s vani, we found some rare gems of his words glorifying Sridhama Vrindavana. By reading and ruminating upon these sacred words, may we all expand our attitudes…
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For Dust, We Live In Vraja

Mahanidhi Swami In a previous article, we mentioned that most of the Gaudiya Vaisnava mahajanas have lived here themselves, and instructed sadhakas to live and do Radha-Krishna bhajana in Vrindavana Dhama. There is a special sweet reason…
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Dying in Vrindavana

Mahanidhi Swami Can one attain spiritual perfection in one birth? Yes, but it is rare and usually takes many births of trying for it. In Gita (7.19) Krishna confirms this by saying, “After many births, a wise man surrenders, bahunam…
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Care For Tulasi!

Mahanidhi Swami In India, Tulasi plants are often seen in the homes of the pious. But unfortunately, many home dwellers take little if any interest in Tulasi-devi. The little known fact is that daily Tulasi care promotes one’s physical…
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The High Birth of a Goswami

Mahanidhi Swami Why is one person born the son of a Russian business man, and another born the son of an Indian brahmana? Why is one poor, illiterate and unattractive, while another is rich, educated and beautiful? In a key verse…