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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 & Diksha
Remember Who Is Guru
Glories of Sri Guru
Guru Gita: Glories of Sri Guru
Guru Bhakti
Be Forever with Your Guru
Same Guru Every Life?
Love Your Guru
Real Meaning of Guru Purnima
Can Sri Advaita Prabhu (Maha-Visnu) Give Madhurya Rasa?
ISKCON Parampara and Gurus
Gurudeva Reveals Radha Kunda Appearance Day
Who Is My Guru part one
Who Is My Guru part two
Why Do We Worship the Guru?
Sri Guru and Vyasa Puja – part one
Rejecting Guru
Diksha Mantra Shows Krishna

And if you are eager to know more please listen our lectures Guru Tattva covering every possible question a disciple could ask about the identity, position, role of a spiritual master, and how a disciple should relate to and serve under his guru, is thoroughly explained here.

Guru Tattva part one on Soundcloud or MNSaudio
Guru Tattva part two on Soundcloud or MNSaudio

By: Mahanidhi Swami

Guru bhakti is the basis of Krishna bhakti. If a disciple is fully absorbed in pleasing the spiritual master, he can very easily attain the eternal service of Radha-Govinda Yugala in the groves of Vrndavana. This point is confirmed in the ninth sloka, or benediction verse (phala-sruti), of the famous mangala arotika Samsara prayers. [note: Although many may not be aware of this, most Gaudiya Vaisnavas daily chant and heartly meditate upon this important verse.

srimad-guror ashtakam etad uccair, brahme muhurte pathati prayatnat

yas tena vrindavana-natha-saksat, sevaiva labhya januso ’nta eva

“That person who very attentively recites this ashtakam to Sri Gurudeva during the brähma muhürta period (4:30 a.m.) is sure to achieve the direct service to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna, the very life and soul of Vrindavana (vrindavana-natha), upon attaining his vastu-siddhi, or pure spiritual form.” (Sri Gurvashtakam, Srila Visvanatha Cakravartipada)

Glorifying the spiritual master goes on eternally. With every breath, thought, word and action the dedicated disciple tries to please his beloved Gurudeva. In this world, I serve Sri Guru in my sadhaka rupa, practitioner form. In the divine realm of sweet love, I serve Sri Guru in my siddha rupa, ecstatic form of spiritual mellows.

The divine realm is far far beyond the purview of our material perception. It is the plane of Goloka, Vraja Gokula wherein all live in harmony, sweetly cooperating to please Sri Krishna.

Now let’s consider, can love be seen, measured or weighed on a scale? With words I try my best to pay a debt that cannot even be calculated. Sri Guru has given me everything but it may take many lifetimes to realize this and finally surrender to his will.

But what is the will of the master? Sri Guru wants every disciple to love the holy name, to love Mahaprabhu, to love Radha-Govinda, and to love all; seeing the benign center within all beings. Sri Guru desires peace and happiness for all creatures, viçvaà pürëaà sukhäyate. “Let the whole world love Kåñëa! What is the difficulty?” proclaimed Çréla Prabhupäda as he gazed compassionately upon one and all.

On this most auspicious day of our Holy Masters appearance, Srila Prabhupada’s wonderfully blissful Vyasa-puja Celebration, I pray to Radha-Giridhari that all of you will deepen and increase your attachment,

dedication, surrender and service to His Divine Grace and your own spiritual guides, the emissaries of love divine!

Sri Guru ki jai!

Jai Jai Sri Radhe!

By:Mahanidhi Swami

Guru bhakti is the basis of Krishna bhakti. If a disciple is fullyabsorbed in pleasing the spiritual master, he can very easilyattain the eternal service of Radha-Govinda Yugala in the grovesof Vrndavana. This point is confirmed in the ninth sloka, orbenediction verse (phala-sruti), of the famous mangala arotika

Samsara prayers. [note: Although many may not be aware of this, most Gaudiya Vaisnavas daily chant and heartily meditate upon this important verse.]

srimad-guror ashtakam etad uccair, brahme muhurte pathati prayatnatyas tena vrindavana-natha-saksat, sevaiva labhya januso ’nta eva“That person who very attentively recites this ashtakam to SréGurudeva during the brähma muhürta period (4:30 a.m.) issure to achieve the direct service to the lotus feet of Çré Kåñëa,the very life and soul of Våndävana (våndävana-nätha), uponattaining his vastu-siddhi, or pure spiritual form.” (SriGurvashtakam, Srila Visvanatha Cakravartipada)

Glorifying the spiritual master goes on eternally. With everybreath, thought, word and action the dedicated discipletries to please his beloved Gurudeva. In this world, I serveSri Guru in my sadhaka rupa, practitioner form. In the divinerealm of sweet love, I serve Sri Guru in my siddha rupa, ecstaticform of spiritual mellows.

The divine realm is far far beyond the purview of our material perception. It is the plane of Goloka, Vraja Gokula wherein all live in harmony, sweetly cooperating to please Sri Krishna. Now let’s consider, can love be seen, measured or weighed on a scale? With words I try my best to pay a debt that cannot even be calculated. Sri Guru has given me everything but it may take many lifetimes to realize this and finally surrender to his will.

But what is the will of the master? Sri Guru wants every disciple to love the holy name, to love Mahaprabhu, to love Radha-Govinda, and to love all; seeing the benign center within all beings. Sri Guru desires peace and happiness for all creatures, viçvaà pürëaà sukhäyate. “Let the whole world love Kåñëa! What is the difficulty?” proclaimed Çréla Prabhupäda as he gazed compassionately upon one and all.

On this most auspicious day of our Holy Masters appearance, Srila Prabhupada’s wonderfully blissful Vyasa-puja Celebration, I pray to Radha-Giridhari that all of you will deepen and increase your attachment,

dedication, surrender and service to His Divine Grace and your own spiritual guides, the emissaries of love divine!

Sri Guru ki jai!

Jai Jai Sri Radhe!