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Jaiva dharma and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakuras house

dear devotees
Please accept my humble obaisences
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
When a devotee reads this Jaiva dharma by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura one becomes very happy this book is online at http://www.bvml.org/SBTP/JD/index.html
there is also and audio recording at http://jaivadharma.info/ of Jaiva Dharma.Last time I went to pay my obaisences to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura at his samadhi
in Godruma Dvipa at his house there.Some of the devotees there pointed out to me that some repairs are needed to be done at Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakuras house.
So I like to mention this if any vaisanvas have the financial power to do something , it will be a great service to Sri Kamala Manajari.That is the internal
identity of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura as he has revealed in his Gitamala.From this house Bhaktivinoda Thakura had a vision of the Yoga pitha and rediscovered it along with Jagannatha das Babaji.Srila Prabhupada has mentioned the importance of the teachings of Bhaktivinoda Thakura many times and mentioned we should
read and study his books, such as Jaiva Dharma and Caitanya Siksamrta.I pray that those who go to Mayapure will always go and pay obaisences to
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura at his samadhi in Godruma Dvipa ,and pay obaisences to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada at Caitanya Sarasvati math at his samadhi and to Srila Gaura Kisora das Baba ji at his samadhi there also .
your humble servant
 Paramananda das
PS this 19th chapter of Jaiva Dharma is an example how important this book is


Chapter Nineteen
Nitya-dharma O Sambandhabhidheya Prayojana (Prameyantar-gata Abhidheya-vicara)

Eternal Religion and Sambandha, Abhidheya and Prayojana (Abhidheya)


After finishing his meal, Vrajanatha went to bed. Again and again in his heart he thought about simultaneous oneness and difference. He thought, "I used to think that the philosophy of inconceivable simultaneous oneness and difference was only one of many competing philosophies. As he deeply thought about it he concluded that no passages of scripture refuted it. Indeed, all the scriptures supported it. Sri Gaura-kisora is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. There cannot be any fault with His profound teachings. I cannot leave the shelter of Lord Gaura-kisora's feet, which are the abode of spiritual love. Alas! What have I attained thus far? The teaching of inconceivable simultaneous oneness and difference is the truth. That much I know. But by knowing it what have I attained? The saintly babaji told me that spiritual love is the final goal of life for all souls. The fruitive workers (karmis) and impersonalists (jnanis) are all searching for love, but they do not know what is the pure state of love. One must attain the pure state of love. I will ask the saintly babaji how to attain it. I will hear his conclusion." Again and again thinking in this way, he gradually fell asleep.
It was late at night when Vrajanatha finally fell asleep and it was late in the morning when he finally awakened. He got up from bed. When he had washed and performed his morning duties, his uncle Vijaya-kumara Bhattacarya Mahasaya arrived for a visit. Seeing that he had come after many days in Sri Modadruma, Vrajanatha at once offered dandavat obeisances to his uncle.
Vijaya-kumara was especially learned in Sriman Bhagavatam. By the mercy of Srimati Narayani-devi, he had attained great love for Lord Gauranga. Nowadays he went from place to place reading aloud from Srimad Bhagavatam. At the village of Denuda-grama he personally met Sri Vrindavan dasa Thakura, who advised him to visit Sri Mayapura, the inconceivable spiritual abode of the Lord. Vrindavan dasa Thakura told him that soon all the places of Lord Mahaprabhu's pastimes would become hidden, and only after four hundred years would they again be openly manifested. He also said that the places of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes are not different from Sri Vrindavan, and that only a person who can see the spiritual nature of Sri Mayapura and the other places of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes has the power to see Vrindavan as it truly is. Hearing these words of Sri Vrindavan dasa Thakura, who is an incarnation of Srila Vyasadeva, Vijaya-kumara became very eager to see Sri Mayapura. In his mind he decided to visit his sister and nephew in Bilva-puskarini, and then visit Sri Mayapura. In those days Bilva-puskarini and Brahmana-puskarini touched each other. Nowadays they are far apart. In those days the boundary of Bilva-puskarini was within a mile of holy Sri Mayapura. That abandoned village of Bilva-puskarini now goes by the names "Tota" and "Taranabasa".
Vijaya-kumara embraced his nephew and said, "Baba, now I will go to visit Sri Mayapura. Please tell your mother that I will return for lunch." Vrajanatha replied, "Uncle, why are you going to visit Sri Mayapura?" Vijaya-kumara was not aware of Vrajanatha's present condition, how he had abandoned the study of nyaya-sastra and become an ardent student of Vedanta. Therefore he thought it not appropriate to describe his devotional activities to Vrajanatha. He simply said, "I want to visit someone in Mayapura." Aware that his uncle was a devotee of Lord Gauranga and a scholar of Srimad Bhagavatam, and thinking that his uncle must have a spiritual purpose in visiting Sri Mayapura, Vrajanatha said, "A very faithful Vaishnava named Sri Raghunatha dasa babaji Mahasaya resides in Sri Mayapura. Please speak with him when you

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