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Vaisnava Means Ten Things

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Whether a Vaisnava is in the category of a mukta purusa, siddha, uttama, madhyama, or kanishta, all Vaisnavas do the following: * Accepts Gopala mantra diksa from a qualified Guru *Daily worship Sri Krishna *Daily…
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11 Suggestions for Leaders

Mahanidhi Swami Once the members of a huge world-wide preaching mission were asked to list 11 points of behavior that they would “like to see in their spiritual mentors”. Many talk devotion, but way too few show devotion! Here's the…
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O, How Glorious are Devotees!

Mahanidhi Swami   In the last article, we heard about the glories of brahmanas. Here Sri Narottama Dasa Thakura reminds us of the power and position of the saintly devotees of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. May we always be blessed with the…
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Ji Means What?

Mahanidhi Swami The word ji or jiu (Bengali) is added to the name of any senior personality deserving our respect, honor, service and worship such as Krishna Ji, Ramachandra Ji, Thakura Ji, Govindadeva Ji, Sri Radha Ramana Ji and Sri Sri Radha…
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Brahmanas: Respect or Not? part two

Mahanidhi Swami   Gaura nitya-parishad Murari Gupta describes how Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu once honored the brahmanas in Gaya by drinking their foot water. (Sri Krishna Chaitanya Carita Maha Kavya 1.15.11-12) While narrating this…
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Brahmanas: Respect or Not?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das   It is very sad to see that in the holiest of places, Sri Dhama Vrindavana, the yatris and pilgrims show very little if any respect to the brahmanas, pandas and tirtha gurus.   Of course, such neglect…
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Aparadha Free Zone

Mahanidhi Swami   The prabhava of Kali Maharaja is awesome and all-pervasive. In the temple, outside, in the Holy Dhama, in Delhi, Mumbai, Moscow, New York, Beijing, Tokyo and Peru, in the kutira and in the home—everywhere some…
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O, How Glorious are Devotees!

Mahanidhi Swami   In the last article, we heard about the glories of brahmanas. Here Sri Narottama Dasa Thakura reminds us of the power and position of the saintly devotees of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. May we always be blessed with the…
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Brahmanas: Respect or Not? part two

Mahanidhi Swami   Gaura nitya-parishad Murari Gupta describes how Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu once honored the brahmanas in Gaya by drinking their foot water. (Sri Krishna Chaitanya Carita Maha Kavya 1.15.11-12) While narrating this…
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Brahmanas: Respect or Not?

Mahanidhi Swami   It is very sad to see that in the holiest of places, Sri Dhama Vrindavana, the yatris and pilgrims show very little if any respect to the brahmanas, pandas and tirtha gurus.   Of course, such neglect can…