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Beautiful Truths of Bhagavata 002

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srimad Bhagavatam is called the “king of all spiritual books” (Grantha Raja) for good reason. Within this tri-guna-free, immaculate and divine spiritual sastra, the amala purana, one will find all the sweet, majestic…
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Amazing Glories of Sripada Ramanuja Acarya

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sri Ramanuja Acarya appeared in 1017 A.D. near Madras, South India in a family of Vedic scholars. Sri Vaisnavas say he was an incarnation of Laksmana. The word Ramanuja means “a follower of Rama.” He received this…
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Always Serve & Please Devotees

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Serving Vaisnavas with love and humility destroys the disease of lust and envy. Giving to Vaisnavas destroys the disease of greed. Praising Vaisnavas destroys the disease of pride. And most importantly, pleasing the…
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Diksa: Real or Mental?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The following question was recently posed by one Brahmin: “What is the difference between formally accepting diksa from a Guru, and just accepting a Guru within one’s heart and following their teachings?” Bhagavan…
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Nama Japa: Rules No Rules

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Yes, there are and yes there are no rules in chanting Hare Krishna nama japa! In Siksastaka (2), Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, “In each of His unlimited names, Bhagavan Sri Krishna manifests all His transcendental…
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Japa Fingers Confusion

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Confusion has arisen regarding which fingers to use while chanting Hare Krishna Nama or Diksa Mantras. The clear truth is found in Hari Bhakti Vilasa as follows: Siva Agama: andmamadhyamakramya japam kuryyattu…
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Manjari Svarupa Meditation

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The following siddha deha (spiritual form) meditation is presented for the blessed few that are spiritually hankering to become loyal maidservants of Srimati Radharani in the bowers of Vrndavana (radha-pada dasis). Regardless…
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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…