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26 Qualities of a Devotee

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das This simple post is a wonderful reminder of all the beautiful, loving qualities that arise in a heart purified by Krishna bhakti bhajan. May we all cultivate, develop and express these divine qualities to all around…
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Guru Gita: Glories of Sri Guru

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The “Guru Gita” appears in the Skanda Purana as a dialogue between Sri Siva and Parvati-devi. Excerpts are included here to increase everyone’s appreciation of, gratitude toward, surrender and devotion to their…
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How to Choose Guru?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das This article will give the basic guidelines for choosing your Guru; some are external practical points and others are internal—the feelings of your heart and the full acceptance within the inner reaches of your mind. Before…
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Krishna Nama Gives All

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Just before my merciful mentor left this world to enter Sri Radha’s eternal seva, we discussed the merits of different bhakti sadhana practices. Throughout that most wonderful and unforgettable Harikatha, he repeatedly…
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Rejecting Guru

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Firstly, if one has the shelter of Sri Guru, one is indeed very, very fortunate and truly blessed by Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Unfortunately, however, right now on this planet billions of people either have no spiritual…
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Siddha Pranali: The Truth

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The practice of receiving details about one’s eternal, spiritual body or siddha deha i.e. siddha pranali from the spiritual master began 500 years ago in the beginning of the Gaudiya Vaisnava sampradaya. Sri Caitanya’s…
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Sri Harinama & Nrsimha Kavaca

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das After the fiendish, ghost-like witch named Putana Raksasi attacked her six-day old baby Gopala Krishna, Yasoda Mata and other elderly Vraja gopis chanted the following mantras mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam: bhūta-preta-piśācāś…
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Vrajavasis: Krishna’s Promise

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das In the beginning of the rasa lila, Bhagavan Sri Krishna says something very special to Srimati Radharani. Krishna’s words are very inspiring and encouraging to all the fortunate devotees now living in Vrndavana Dhama…
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Sri Sri 108 Pandit Sri Krishna Das Babaji Maharaja - A Life Dedicated to Srimad Bhagavatam

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das When Sri Sri 108 Pandit Sri Krishna Das Babaji Maharaja, Bhakti-tirtha was about 15 years old, three desires (sankalpas) mysteriously arose in his mind: “I will worship Radha-Krishna in the mood of gopi-bhava,”…