Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
An extensive account by Srila
Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj published initially in Centenary
Anthology and containing extensive recollections of His Divine Grace's
childhood and youth, as well as the coming to the lotus feet of his Gurudev
and later on starting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math:
"I was born at midnight, Saturday 10th October, 1895.
Navami tithi under the same sign as Lord Ramchandra. Krishna-paksa (dark moon
fortnight). I was the second child..."
The Search for Sri Krishna, Reality
This comprehensive and fundamental book is compiled from informal talks of
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and was
presented to his holy lotus hands on 30 October 1983. Since then, it has been
republished several times. Here we are presenting the latest, fifth, edition
published in 2000.
"Everyone is searching for rasa, pleasure. The status
of rasa is the highest. As persons we have our subjective existence, but
rasa, pleasure, has His supersubjective existence. He is a person. He is
akhila rasamrta-murtih: the reservoir of all pleasure. He is Krishna. Rasa is
Krishna. There cannot be rasa in any other place but Krishna. He is the
fountainhead of all different types of rasa. So, by the nature of our
constitution we have to search after Krishna."
Sri Guru and His Grace
A profound publication exploring the theme of Guru and disciple, compiled
from the discourses of His Divine Grace Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami
Maharaj—presented here in English and Bengali languages.
"Guru is the divine messenger of immortal hope and joy
in this mortal and miserable world. His advent is the most auspicious and
happy event to the suffering animation and can be compared to the rising of
the morning star that can guide the traveller lost in the desert. A gentle
touch of Sri Guru's merciful hand can wipe away the incessant tears from all
weeping eyes. Oh the day when this poor soul realises the causeless grace of
The Golden Volcano Of
This book has been compiled from the lectures of His Divine Grace Om
Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and found a very
special place in the heart of its author to the extent that His Divine Grace
remarked it was his favourite English language publication. The text
presented here is the second edition of the book.
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has taught us that separation
is the highest principle in divinity. Just as the most intense conception of
ecstasy is association with Krishna, the most intense conception of pain is
separation from Krishna. Yet the pain felt from Krishna's separation is far
more intense than the ecstasy felt from His association. Sriman Mahaprabhu
says, 'Can't you understand the painful situation you are in? Your senses
must have all been destroyed? Otherwise you would have died from the pain of
separation from Krishna. It is inconceivable. We belong to Him wholesale. He
is all in all to us, but we can't see Him. We are forcibly separated from
Him. How can we tolerate this?'"
Loving Search for the
The Loving Search for the Lost Servant has been compiled from talks
given by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the banks of the sacred Ganges in Nabadwip
Dham, India. The date of its manifestation is the 14th of March, 1987, the
divine appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Maharaj. The text presented for online
reading is as it is, without amendments or edits.
"The Lord's Loving Search for His Lost Servants: Great
intensity is expressed here in a simple way. It is a mad search—an urgent
campaign. With great earnestness Krsna comes to deliver His lost servants, to
take us home. Once, as Krishna and the cows were returning from the Vrndavana
forest at the end of the day, a boy had just attained spiritual emancipation
and entered Vrndavana as a cowherd boy. Seeing His long lost servant, Krishna
embraced him and both of them fainted in ecstasy. 'Why did you stay away? Why
have you been living away from home for so long? How was it possible for you?
How could you bear My separation? You left Me, and you have been passing
lives after lives without Me? Still, I know what trouble you took to return
to Me. You searched for Me everywhere, and went to beg from house to house,
and you were chastised by many, ridiculed by many, and you shed tears for Me.
I know all these things. I was with you. And now, after great trouble, you
have again come back to Me.'"
An introductory book compiled from excerpts of informal discourses by
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The first
printing dates back to June 1995. The book is presented here for online
reading as it was published, without any amendments or edits.
"Our life is unfulfilled and we want fulfillment, there
is no doubt. But, what type of fulfillment should we hanker for and search
after? We know we are in want, and at the same time we yearn to remove our
want and obtain satisfaction. No doubt this is so for everyone. But how to
make progress from unfulfilled life towards fulfillment?"
Published first on 18 October 1995 as an offering in honour of the Centenary
Anniversary of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance an
the conclusion of a year-long festival in the Mission, this book is a
beautiful compilation of jewel articles on the history and the conceptual
foundation of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
"We do not like to live in this material world that is
so nasty. We are trying to realise how to live in the land of the soul. We
are soul and we should live there. Our ambition of life is the higher plane
of Krishna. We want to live in a country where the general insult and
disregard is absent. We can live an honourable life there."
Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva
A unique compilation of Sanskrit verses that contain most Pastimes of Sri
Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, written by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak
Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram has
found exceptional appreciation in the hearts of the Vaishnav community
worldwide. These verses are also sung every evening (10 each day, starting
from Saturday) at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and its affiliate centers.
"I offer my respects unto Sri Gaurangadev, who rose
like a golden moon in Sri Mayapura in 1407 Sakabda, revealed the Pastime of
accepting the garments of the renounced order, sannyas, in 1431 Sakabda in
order to benedict the entire material universe, and disappeared beyond the
ordinary vision of the people of this world in 1455 Sakabda. I offer my
obeisances to that beautiful Golden Lord, Gaurangasundar, the divine form of
ARTICLES, POETRY, etc.
Sri Sri Dayita Dasa
A poem composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj after
the disappearance of his Divine Master Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad: "O Dina-nayana, wherever that great soul may
be, please quickly take this servitor there."
The All-Auspicious Name of Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math
Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj expounds on the profundity of the
"What have I not done to carry out the orders of these enemies living within
me? Now I am disgusted, my Lord. I do not know why, how, but I was able to
avoid their vigilant eyes and I have now run to You! Please give me some
A heart-felt poem composed by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar
Dev-Goswami Maharaj: "Don't abandon me. Deliver this servant. O Krishna! O
ocean of mercy for the destitute! Helplessly subjugated by material nature, I
have fallen within this terrible world."
Sri Nimai Sannyas
"Vishvambhar, the son of Jagannath Mishra, who resides in Nabadwip, Sachi's
Nimai, oh! He has taken sannyas."
Also available for download:
Heart and Halo
Home Comfort (another edition)
Ocean of Nectar
Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume I
Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume II
Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume III
Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume IV
Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam
Subjective Evolution of Consciousness
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