• When one feels separation (viraha) from the devotees of the Lord, inexplicable feelings arise.
  • The story of Gopa Kumara and his separation from his guru, Jayanta.
  • Srila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja also felt great separation from his guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabuphada, so much so that he could not pronounce his name after his departure.
  • The life story of Srimati Uma Didi and her sadhana and bhajana.
  • Srimati Uma Didi was born into an upper-class Vaishnava family and lived in a house on the banks of the Ganges. Her mother was a disciple of Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja and performed parikrama.
  • Srimati Uma Didi received diksa from Srila Vamana Maharaja and attended the temple of Srila Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja, who spoke mostly on tattva-siddhanta.
  • She also had nistha (firm faith) in Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja and Srila Vamana Gosvami Maharaja.
  • Srila Vamana Gosvami Maharaja was like Brahma (initiated), Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja was like Vishnu (nurtured with hari-katha), and Srila Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja was like Shiva (destroyed the doubts about tattva-siddhanta).
  • She surrendered completely to Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja.
  • She cooked a lot for Vaishnavas, with a lot of love and affection.
    -She always chanted the holy names, 64 rounds, waking up at 2 a.m. every day.
  • She is the senior disciple of Srila Narayana Maharaja and very humble, just like the verse ‘trnad api sunicena’.
  • Srila Narayana Maharaja instructed her to go and preach in western countries.
  • Everywhere people remember Srimati Uma Didi, her love and affection.
  • Every year she did Navadvipa Dham Parikrama and Vraja Mandala Parikrama.
  • And whatever she received, she gave to Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s mission.
  • Srimati Uma Didi was very fond of Srila Tirtha Gosvami Maharaja, Srila Gurudeva Narayana Gosvami Maharaja and Srila Vana Gosvami Maharaja.
  • She had a very strong mood of service, always cooking and offering to Thakuraji, Srila Narayana Maharaja and the Vaishnavas.
  • Lila from when Srimati Radhika cooked for Sri Krsna and watched Him eat and put away His food. She is the most expert in cooking for Krsna.
  • Srimati Uma Didi was very adept in cooking and was always absorbed in harinama.
  • After receiving initiation, we should learn two things: how to cook and how to worship the Deities.
  • We should remember the 26 qualities of Vaishnavas.
  • Srimati Uma Didi has written many articles on this.
  • Guru-seva and vaishnava-seva.
  • Goloka Vrndavana is where hari-katha happens with the assembled Vaishnavas.


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