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Bhakti, Karma and Falldown part two “Repentance”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das What is REPENTANCE IN BHAKTI BHAJAN? In part one of this series, Sri Visvanatha Cakravartipada said, “When a devotee repents like this and shows fear of material enjoyment, gradually the tendency to enjoy matter…
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Four Fantastic Benefits From Serving and Giving to Vaisnavas

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Why give charity, money, articles and seva to great Krishna bhaktas? In many places, the Veda Shastras describe the wonderful benefits of serving devotees and giving charity for the seva of Sri Hari, Sri Guru and the…
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Why Donate to Brahmins?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Daan Bihari Lal Bhagavan Sri Krishna ki jai! Sri Krishna is famous for taxing and taking “charity” from His most beloved damsels in Daan Ghati, Govardhan. And Sri is also famous for His taxing the hearts and minds…
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Four Secrets of Gita

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Do you know the four secret teachings of Bhagavad Gita? In chapters 1-6, Sri Krishna teaches the truth about karm, gyan and yoga. Then Krishna says, “O Arjun! Because you are NONENVIOUS (anusuya) of Me and very dear…
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Beautiful Truths of Bhagavata “Vaisnavas” 004

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srimad Bhagavatam is called the “king of all spiritual books” (Grantha Raja) for good reason. Within this triguna-free, immaculate and divine spiritual shastra, the amala-purana, one will find all the sweet, majestic…
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ISKCON Parampara and Gurus 

Namacarya Srila Haridasa Thakura took diksa from Sri Advaita Acarya as described in Advaita Prakasha and Prema Vilasa. Jagannatha das Babaji Maharaja took diksha from a grhasta named Jagadananda Goswami. Bhaktivinoda Thakura diksha…
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The Truth of Sri Guru

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Contents: Who Needs a Guru? How to Choose Guru? What is the Identity and Function of Sri Guru? The Uttama Adhikari Guru Confusion IS GURU GOD? Diksa: Real or Mental? Diksa: Real or Mental? Light on Guru &…
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Maa Ganga Appears

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The River Ganga appeared in this world in the most auspicious month of Vaishakha on the day of shukla akshaya tritiya (May). Some say Ganga appears in Jyestha month on Ganga Dusshera. There is a story describing how…
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Six Gopi Gitas of Bhagavatam

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srila Rupa Goswamipada says (Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu (1.2.291) raganuga-bhakti sadhana can begin when one has a slight but specific hankering and desire (lobha, divine greed) to experience the feelings and render services…
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Krishna Nama Japa and Lila Smarana

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das For the last 500 years, Gaudiya Vaisnava acharyas have directed their students to chant Hare Krishna nama japa while remembering, even in a small way, the eternal Vraja lila of Radha and Krishna. This practice is…
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Appeal to One Moving to Vrndavana

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das 1977, we left our Delhi train in Mathura, and bounced along the dusty road in a clickety-click, clickety-click horse cart ride to Vrndavana. “Welcome to Vrndavana, the Land of Krishna” said the sign as we approached…
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Gaudiya Vaisnava, Identity and Goal

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das To progress nicely in Radha-Krishna bhakti -bhajan, we offer the following ideas for your daily remembrance and practice, sadhana -abhyasa. For most Gaudiya Vaisnavas this is the essence of SAMBANDHA and PRAYOJANA…

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