Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja : What is the purpose of the Gaudiya Matha?

   Many people who come forward to perform sadhana-bhajana, to lead a life of devotional service, become trapped by the illusory potency of the Lord and become attached to maya in her feature as a woman. In this way they entrench their life in misery. We should be ever alert to this. The Gaudiya Matha is not an establishment intended to facilitate this. What is the purpose of the... Gaudiya Matha? It is to sincerely and purely follow the teachings of Srila Rupa Gosvami. The Gaudiya Matha's very existence is based on one objective alone: to follow the instructions of Sriman Mahaprabhu and Srila Rupa Gosvami by becoming acquainted with their teachings and performing bhajana accordingly.
One who leads such a life by remaining under the shelter of a genuine guru actually performs Vyasa-puja. Such conduct alone signifies fitting worship of Srila Rupa Gosvami and our entire guru-parampara. If one wishes to perform sadhana-bhajana by following such rules and regulations then one may stay in the matha, but there is no place in the matha for those nurturing worldly (asat) propensities.
You all should clearly understand that the matha is not a place for arranging and celebrating marriages. If one wants to practise bhajana in its purest form, then one should reside in the matha and serve Sri Guru and the Vaisnavas, even though one may receive chastisement from them. Sri Narada's curse upon Nalakuvara and Manigriva proved to be extremely beneficial for them. In the same manner, the chastisement of Sri Guru and Vaisnavas is also highly auspicious. If a person tolerates their chastisement and continues to reside in the matha, then he alone can truly understand their mercy.

source : India, Mathura, 16 July 2008

Gaudiya Parampara and its Supreme Especiality.

Gaudiya Vaishnava Bhagavat Guru Parampara and His Supreme Especiality

A clarification of some misconceptions regarding the Gaudiya Vaishnava Guru Parampara and their mood of devotion.

*Pancharatrika and Bhagavat-Guru Parampara

*Jagad Guru Prabhupad Sri Srimad Bhaktissidhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur delineated the Rupanuga line of highest devotion in his song “Guru parampara”

*Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana is Ratnavali Devi- belong to the manjari´s group of Gopis.

               * The glories of Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan Mahasay

             * Diference between Raganuga and Rupanuga

             * Priya Narma Sakhas are in sakhya rasa

             * All Gaudiya Acharyas have fixed the same supreme goal and devotion

           * Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj is surely a Rupanuga Acharya in all respects.

         * Sometimes, Vaisnavas hide their internal mood according to time and circunstances.

          * Srila Sukadev Goswami is right, Srila Jayadev Goswami is right

   In the beginning of Srila Gurudev B.V.Narayan Goswami´s book called “Prabandha Pancakam”, Srila Gurudev says:

“Nowadays, as in the field of politics, we find that envy, hatred, bickering, insubordination or reluctance in the matter of accepting the guidance of senior authorities and other anomalies have also entered the arena of dharma. In former times everyone used to deeply revere the axiom “mahäjano yena gataù sa panthä” and honour the principle of änugatya, (accepting the guidance of one's respectable superiors. Due to the deteriorating influence of time, some narrow-minded modernists want to cut away at the holy thread of anygatya in the ancient parampara-system and destroy friendship between the pure sampradayas. They consider themselves important by inventing an imaginary process of bhajan and then establishing them as authentic. These people who are creating factions within the sampradaya cannot understand that by their ignoble endeavours, contrary to serving the mano´bhista or innermost desire of Kali Yuga Avatari Sri Chaitanya |Mahaprabhu, they are digging up the roots of the Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya”

   We see that Gurudev words are still suitable for the present. Especially the misconceptions regarding the goal propagated by the Acharyas of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism have been misinterpreted by many preachers and the so called ‘advanced’ devotees who have been propagating their own erroneous and unbased philosophy regarding this topic. Especially among them are; Krsna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON leaders and a Sangha created by Swami Tripurari. They all have the same imaginary idea regarding some of the topics that we will discuss in this article. The evidences here presented are not mine; they came from the bonafide Gurus who are also the diksa or sanyassi Guru of the 3 Institutions who are spreading these imaginary ideas regarding the Gaudiya Parampara and their tattva-siddhanta. So, something had to be written- on the base of tattva-siddhanta, to ascertain the goal of our life before we start the appropriate practice in order to attain that goal. That’s why Gurudev used to quote Srila Krsna Das Kaviraj Goswami, who in the beginning of his Chaitanya Caritamrta, just after the mangala-carana, told about the goal and the importance to fix it first: