14-01-2022 Sriman Mahaprabhu Sannyasa Lila

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– Sriman Mahaprabhu Sannyasa Lila;
– Harikatha of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj;

14-01-2022

India, Nabadwip, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

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Mahaprabhu Sannyas Lila

MAHAPRABHU’S SANNYAS

They all opposed Mahaprabhu’s sannyasa. Some of them raised their voices in protest: “You—Kesava Bharati! We won’t allow you to give sannyasa to this young man. He has a family, his mother and wife. We won’t allow it. If you give sannyasa to this charming, young, beautiful boy, we will break down your asrama immediately. It can’t be!”

But Nimai Pandita kept pressing for sannyasa. At last, Kesava Bharati asked him, “So, you are that Nimai Pandita about whom we have heard so much? Many big scholars came to conquer Navadwipa, the famous seat of learning, and You have defeated them all. Are You that Nimai Pandita?” “Yes,” said Nimai. Kesava Bharati told him, “I can give You sannyasa, but You must take the permission of Your mother—otherwise I won’t, I can’t do it.” Nimai suddenly began running towards Navadwipa to ask permission, but Kesava Bharati thought, “He has such a commanding personality, He can do anything.”

Nimai was called back. Kesava Bharati told him, “With Your most extraordinary personality You can do anything. You will go there, charm Your guardians, get permission, and return. Nothing is impossible for You.”

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30-12-2021 Ekadashi Tithi

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– About Glory of Srila Devananda Pandit;
– Harikatha of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj;

30-12-2021

India, Nabadwip, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

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Srila Jiva Goswami

Srila Jiva

Goswami Prabhu, who is the protector of our Sampradaya and a great Acharyya. Srila Guru Maharaj said, Jivadyair abhiraksitam, our whole Sampradaya with so much wealth came from Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Rupa-Sanatan gave so much and Jiva Goswami Prabhu protected them from the other schools of religion like Sankaracharyya and (the atheist) Kapila’s sankhya philosophy. They wanted to establish nirakara, nirvisesa, brahma (impersonalism, non-variagatedness), but Jiva Goswami Prabhu very authentically and wisely defeated them. He established achintya bhedabheda siddhanta of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

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This is impossible! impossible!

In Vrndavana Radha-Govinda are separate and here in Navadvipa They are combined. More power! Combined! And They had made their mind up to loot – “Take as much wealth as you can. We are giving it to you all.” This is impossible! impossible! What does Prabodhananda Sarasvati say?

kaivalyam narakayate tridasa-purakasa puspayate
durdantendriya-kala-sarpa-patali protkhata-damstrayate
visvam purna-sukhayate vidhi-mahendradis ca kitayate
yat karunya kataksa vaibhavavatam tam gauram eva stumah
(Caitanya-candramrta 5)

Kaivalyam narakayate – if one can get a taste of the dish that is distributed in Navadvipa, if one can get a slight taste of that dish then, kaivalyam narakayate – permanent emancipation will seem to him to be like hell which has been so much preached and admired in so many sastras. Kaivalya-mukti means eternal emancipation from this world of exploitation. The trouble is the tendency to exploit – that is the trouble found by the experts of those areas. What is the trouble? The exploiting tendency forces us to connect with the environment and we have to suffer severely from the reactions. So how to successfully get out of the action-reaction problem? Prabodhananda Sarasvati says, “Oh, you talk so much about kaivalya that you will have no possibility of coming into connection with the exploiting tendency, action-reaction – that is like hell to those that come to see Sri Gauranga-deva’s lotus feet.”

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14-12-2021 Sri Gita Jayanti 2021

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– Harikatha of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj;
– About Srimad Bhagavat Gita;
The Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute – Introduction;

14-12-2021

India, Nabadwip, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

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The Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute

Srimad Bhagavad-gita —The Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute

Introduction

वन्दे श्रीगुरुगौराङ्गौ राधागोविन्दसुन्दरौ ।
सगुणौ गीयते चाथ गीतागूढार्थगौरवम् ॥

vande śrī-guru-gaurāṅgau rādhā-govinda-sundarau
sa-guṇau gīyate chātha gītā-gūḍhārtha-gauravam

Bowing down to the holy feet of Sri Guru, Sri Gauranga, and Sri Sri Radha-Govindasundar, all accompanied by Their associates, I sing the glories of the hidden treasure of Srimad Bhagavad-gita.

Since Srimad Bhagavad-gita is very familiar to the learned society, an acquaintance of the conceptions of this edition may be given here. We are followers of the school of thought descending from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, so this edition is based on the Sri Gita commentaries of the pre-eminent, exalted Sri Gaudiya Vaisnava Acharyas — Sri Visvanath, Sri Baladev, and Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

By the grace of our worshipful Spiritual Master, Om Visnupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad, and from indications in the commentaries given by the aforementioned great pure devotees, in places some new light has been shed, revealing deeper meanings. The devoted reader will appreciate this particularly with regard to the four verses (10.8–11) which were described by Sri Visvanathpad as the four essential verses (chatuh-sloki) of the book.

Generally, Sri Gita is known as an excellent study of the science of religion. The language of Sri Gita is simple and sweet; its mood is grave, extensive, and radical; its thought is succinct, lucid, and impartial; and its logic is sound and natural. The eloquence of the prologue, epilogue, exposition, review, analysis, synthesis, and delivery of Sri Gita is unprecedented and charming in the extreme. Sri Gita is activation for the lazy, courage for the fearful, hope for the hopeless, and new life for the dying. Sri Gita unifies and sustains all ranks, whether revolutionary, occultist, optimist, renunciationist, liberationist, or full-fledged theist. From the atheist of grossly crude vision to the most elevated saint, the essential conceptions of all classes of philosophers are illustrated with clear and powerful logic. The devotees of the Lord (bhagavad-bhaktas) and persons on the paths of action, knowledge, and yoga (karmis, jnanis, and yogis) will each find the essence of their paths dealt with in a comprehensive and illuminating manner, and thus the book is highly esteemed by all.

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30-11-2021 Harikatha on Ekadashi Tithi

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– Harikatha of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj;

30-11-2021

India, Vrindavan, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

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Does one need to check one’s material propensity?

Amrta Vani

Q&A by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Thakura Prabhupada

Q. Does one need to check one’s material propensity?

A. If the propensity to enjoy material life is not checked, then one will continue in the cycle of repeated birth and death. It is important to stop acting for sense gratification. Unless one stops acting for sense gratification, the propensity for material life—and the suffering that comes from material distress—will not be destroyed. It is essential to cultivate Krsna consciousness. Spiritual cultivation removes the desire for material life, destroys the desire to try for artha, kama, dharma, and moksa, and gives one supreme fortune. All the material desires in the heart of a person in which Lord Krsna has manifest are automatically destroyed, because Krsna is the transcendental Cupid and all desires serve Him and no one else. One who has captured Krsna in his heart has no desire for sense gratification.
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