Archive for November, 2007

Nov
29

Caitanya Carana’s diary from November 11-14

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Day 3, Sunday, 11/11/07

 

Guru Maharaja arrived during mangal arati, right as the last verse of the Guruvastakam Prayer was being sung. I honestly believe that this is the most important verse in the prayer, and Guru Maharaja’s appearing at that exact moment seemed to confirm this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov
27

My visit to Durban during Govardhana Puja

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Day 1, Friday, 09/11/07

 

Rakesh, his family and I arrived at the airport later than I would have wished. When I entered the terminal, I noticed that Guru Maharaja’s flight was expected fifteen minutes earlier!

My heart was in my throat as I peeped through the sliding doors into the baggage-claim area. What if Guru Maharaja had already landed? What if He was waiting in another part of the terminal? A steadily-growing feeling of dread was filling my mind. Just at that moment, I caught glimpse of Guru Maharaja. He was walking towards the luggage carousel, with brisk steps. As He walked past my line of vision, I drank in His darshans with my eager eyes. I gazed at Him from head to toe. I noticed with keen interest that Guru Maharaja’s shoes were particularly dusty. “Ah!” , I thought, “Guru Maharaja’s shoes are covered with the dust of Vrndavana. I must make a point depositng some onto my head.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov
26

Caitanya Caritamrta class given on 11 November 2007

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Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila, Ch. 7, texts 95-96

ei tanra vakye ami drdha visvasa dhari’
nirantara krsna-nama sankirtana kari
sei krsna-nama kabhu gaoyaya, nacaya
gahi, naci nahi ami apana-icchaya

TRANSLATION
“I firmly believe in these words of My spiritual master, and therefore I always chant the holy name of the Lord, alone and in the association of devotees. That holy name of Lord Krsna sometimes causes Me to chant and dance, and therefore I chant and dance. Please do not think that I intentionally do it. I do it automatically. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov
10

A report of my recent pilgrimage to Vraja Mandala

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Dear devotees.

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Guru Maharaja!

Here are some glimpses into Guru Maharaja’s adventures in the transcendental land of Vrndavana-dhama. Read the rest of this entry »

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