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April 2019 Blog Posts (16)

Lord Antya 6: The Meeting of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī

Antya 6: The Meeting of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī

A summary of this chapter is given by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya as follows. When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went into transcendental fits of ecstatic love, Rāmānanda Rāya and Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī attended to Him and satisfied Him as He desired. Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī had been attempting to come to the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu for a long time, and finally he left his home and…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 30, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Subject: Commentary by Sri Sridhara Swami of Rudra Sampradaya: to Bhagavad Gita 13,1 and 2

Subject: Commentary by Sri Sridhara Swami of Rudra Sampradaya: to Bhagavad Gita 13,1 and 2

In verse seven of the previous chapter Lord Krishna declares sammuddharta mrtyu-samsara sagarat meaning saves them from the perpetual cycle of birth and the death which is like an ocean because in a day of Brahma every human being has approximately 43,000 separate births and life cycles. So the figure is astronomical if one calculates how many human lifetimes transpire in a only year of Brahma’s…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 30, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Vrindavana das Thakura disapperance day

29 Apr 2019

Monday

Daśamī, K, 05:13, Śatabhiṣā

+Śrī Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura ~ Disappearance

from a website about Srila Vrindavana Thakura

Birthplace of Srila Vrindavana Das Thakura, Mamgachi, Navadvipa (Modadrumadvipa)

mamgachi“What one attains by travelling to all the holy places is attained just by remembering the transcendental abode of Navadvipa” –

Navadvipa Dham MahatmyaSri Kavi karnapura reveals in his Gaura ganoddesha…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 29, 2019 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

from celibacy to Lila Smarana

Dandavat pranams

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga

I was thinking about the verse SB 9.19.17 .even the great sage Saubari Muni though he fully absorbed in Sri Krsna fell temporary down from devotional service due to an offence to the lotusfeet of Garuda.He was sitting under water in the Yamuna in Vraja Mandal Area but had no sadhu sanga, so when he saw the fish copulate somehow due to mayas influence he developed a desire to become a grhastha .

SB 9.6.39-40 —…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 28, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sb 2,2

SB 2.2: The Lord in the Heart

SB 2.2.1 — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Formerly, prior to the manifestation of the cosmos, Lord Brahmā, by meditating on the virāṭ-rūpa, regained his lost consciousness by appeasing the Lord. Thus he was able to rebuild the creation as it was before.

SB 2.2.2 — The way of presentation of the Vedic sounds is so bewildering that it directs the intelligence of the people to meaningless things like the heavenly kingdoms. The conditioned souls hover in…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 28, 2019 at 12:32am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 4.9

Chapter 4: Transcendental Knowledge

TEXT 9

janma karma ca me divyam

evam yo vetti tattvatah

tyaktva deham punar janma

naiti mam eti so 'rjuna

SYNONYMS

janma—birth; karma—work; ca—also; me—of Mine; divyam—transcendental; evam—like this; yah—anyone who; vetti—knows; tattvatah—in reality; tyaktva—leaving aside; deham—this body; punah—again; janma—birth; na—never; eti—does attain; mam—unto Me; eti—does attain; sah—he; arjuna—O Arjuna.

TRANSLATION

One…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 28, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

Vraja riti Cintamani chapter one and some thoughts about chanting and Sri Sri Gandarvika Giridhari

Dandavat pranams

all glories to Srila Prabhupada

Sri Sri Guru Gauranga and Sri Sri Gandarvika Giridhari

In 1980 I was initiated in front of Sri Sri Gandharvika Giridhari at New Radha Kunda in Sweden (ISKCON Korsnaas) .Harikesa and Vegavan Prabhu had decieded to call the Deities Gandarvika Giridhari after Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupadas Deities in Mayapure 

Srila Bhaktisiddhant Prabhupada had a printing press there and ISKCON Korsnaas produced Srila…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 26, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Vallabha Bhatta and Lord Caitanya

Vallabha Bhatta is who in Krsna lila ? Gaura Ganodessa Dipika states he is the incarnation of Srila Sukadeva Goswami , the worship of Sri Gopal the presiding Deity of Govardhana was given to Sri Vallabha Bhattacarya and his sons continued this worship in Rajasthan when Sri Gopal left Vraja due to the muslims treats.Sri Gopal is thus known as Nathadvara as He resides

in Nathadvara ,Rajasthan

from Bhakti-ratnākara:

One hot summer’s day, while Rupa Gosvāmī was writing…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 22, 2019 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Cc Antya Lila 7

Antya 7: The Meeting of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Vallabha Bhaṭṭa

The following summary of chapter seven is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya. In this chapter, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s meeting with Vallabha Bhaṭṭa is described. There was some joking behavior between these two personalities, and finally Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu corrected Vallabha Bhaṭṭa and sympathetically accepted an invitation from him. Before this, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu saw that…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 22, 2019 at 9:38am — No Comments

Priti Sandarbha 1

Sri Priti-sandarbha

Introduction

tau santoñayatä santau

çréla-rüpa-sanätanau

däkñiëäöyena bhaööena

punar etad vivicyate

tasyädyaà granthanä-lekhaà

kranta-vyutkranta-khaëòitam

paryälocyätha paryäyäà

kåtvä likhati jévakaù

Çréla Gopäla Bhaööa Gosvämé, the great philosopher from the

southern provinces who greatly pleased Çréla Rüpa Gosvämé and Çréla

Sanätana Gosvämé, left many valuable notes that defeat various

philosophical…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 22, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

SB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

SB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

SB 1.17.1 — Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.

SB 1.17.2 — The bull was as white as a white lotus flower. He was terrified of the śūdra who was beating him, and he was so afraid that he was standing on one leg, trembling and urinating.

SB 1.17.3 — Although the cow is beneficial because one…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 22, 2019 at 6:39am — No Comments

How Bhusundi became a crow sage before going back to Godhead

Bhusundi was born in Ayodhya and always worshipped Lord Siva but neglected worship of Lord Ramachandra ,his Gurudeva was a great Rama Bhakta but always respected Lord Siva also , his Guru told Bhusundi to please worship Lord Ramachanra but he never listened and would often make offences to his Gurudeva.One day he worshipped Lord Siva and when his Guru came he showed him no respect and even ignored him ,Lord Siva cursed Bhusundi to become a python because he was to lazy to pay obaisences to…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 22, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

Gita Mahatmya chapter 9

The Glories of the Ninth Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita from the Padma Purana

Lord Shiva said. “My dear Parvati, now I will relate to you the glories of the Ninth Chanter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita.

There was a town of the name Mahismati on the bank of the Narmada River, where one brahmana of the name Madhava lived. That brahmana very strictly followed all the injunctions of the Vedas, and possessed all the good qualities of the brahminical class. Due to his being so learned, he…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 22, 2019 at 12:40am — 9 Comments

Gita Mahatmya chapter 7

Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Seven

The Glories of Chapter Seven of the

Bhagavad Gita from the Padma Purana

Lord Shiva said, “My dear Parvati, now I will tell you the glories of the Seventh Chapter of the Srimad Bhagavad-gita, hearing which, one feels his ears have been filled with divine nectar.

Pataliputra is the name of one large town, which has many large gates. In that town lived a brahmana of the name Shankukarna He had taken to the occupation of a businessman, and had…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 18, 2019 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Balarama Rasa Yatra april 18 2019

April 18th marks the auspicious remembrance day of Lord Balarama's springtime rasa dance with His cowherd girlfriends. It is also the day of Sri Krishna Vasanta Rasa, the Lord's springtime rasa lila pastime. Sri Krishna Vasanta rasa takes place on Vaisakha purnima, which is also the time Balarama performs His springtime rasa dance with the gopis.

"In order to keep the gopis in Vrndavana satisfied, Lord Balarama stayed there continually for two months, namely the months of Caitra and…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 18, 2019 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Prabhupadas lecture on april 17

rabhupāda:

prajahāti yadā kāmān

sarvān pārtha mano-gatān

ātmany evātmanā tuṣṭaḥ

sthita-prajñas tadocyate

[Bg. 2.55]

Now, for the last few days, we were discussing these symptoms, symptom of the person who is situated on the platform of pure consciousness. So this is... We, we should remember that this is spoken as the basis of when we attain the stage of perfection, the symptom. It is not that we have already attained that perfection. Of course, some of you…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 17, 2019 at 9:12pm — No Comments

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