The Benedictine Tree of
Divine Aspiration


Printed in 1993 upon the completion of the first World Tour of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, this book contains several discourses His Divine Grace delivered in Santa Cruz (USA), Hawaii, and Mauritius and that present Krishna consciousness conception in a very clear and concise manner. The book is presented here as it was printed, without amendments or edits.




"What we need are good friends and association. Then we can proceed happily. And the other factor is that if our surrender is perfect, then from the upper level faith will come to us and protect us. If someone is fully surrendered to Krsna in His form as Guru or sadhu, then Krsna will certainly protect him. He must protect him."


"A teacher is always necessary, whether we reach a very junior class, a senior class, or a higher class. Even if we want to eat something, there also a teacher is necessary. Guidance is always necessary! Guidance is always good for everyone."


Part I
From the World Tour, First Leg

Chapter 1: Divine Benevolence Abroad
by Sri Mohanananda Dasa Adhikari
Chapter 2: Universal Grace
by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj
Chapter 3: Demolishing Pillars of Ego
Lecture by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj


Part II
From the World Tour, Second Leg

Chapter 4: Demolishing Pillars of Ego
by Sri Adhoksaja Dasa Adhikari
Chapter 5: Demolishing Pillars of Ego
Lecture by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj
Chapter 6: Reaping the Eternal Fruit
Lecture by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj
Chapter 7: Our Super Benefit
Continuation of the previous lecture
Chapter 8: Everyone's Real Friend
by Sripad B.A. Sagar Maharaj



Appendix I: Acharyya-charana-vandana
(Verses in glorification of Srila Govinda Maharaj)
Appendix II: Chanting the Mahamantra
Appendix III: Dasa-vidha Namaparadha
(The Ten Offences to the Holy Name)


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