15-05-2022 Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Topics:

– Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi;
– About Glory Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi;
– Answers to devotee’s questions;

15-05-2022

India, Nabadwip, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

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May 3, 2022 Akshaya-tritiya!

The most favorable day of the year for spiritual and other endeavors.

The Kuliya gram of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu graciously wished to manifest himself through His dear devotee Srila Bhakti Prappan Tirtha Maharaj. Naturally and simply as the whole divine Holy place of Lil Sri Gaura-Sundara became available to our eyes.

Sri Madhava Das bhavan, Aparadha-bhajan-path, a place where sinners, abusers and scoundrels like me have found not only forgiveness, but also unconditional Love for God, Krishna-Prema. Lord Chaitanya stayed in this place for some time, thereby making this blessed land worthy of special honors and worship.

Far from the city highways, among fertile fields and banana groves, Sri Guru-Gauranga Radha-Modan-Mohanjiu lives in a small temple built by the joint efforts of local villagers and devoted followers of Srila Bhakti Prappan Tirtha Maharaj. They are sincerely served by all who feel a kinship with Goura-Krishna Lila and wish themselves eternal good.

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Transcendental Knowledge

Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar MaharajHis Divine Grace Srila B.R.Sridhar Dev Goswami Maharaja

Sometimes we may be misguided to believe that we must not study the devotional books, thinking: “To analyze, to know, that is not part of devotion. That is not necessary; it is knowledge, jnana, and that is anti-devotion.” Thinking in this way we will go on taking the Holy Name, and wherever there is some explanation being given about the devotional school, we will try to avoid it. But that is not always best, because by hearing from the proper source we get the kind of knowledge that gives us impetus to go on in our sadhana.

In Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita Srila Krishnadås Kaviraja Goswami says: siddhanta baliya, we should discuss the siddhanta (perfect conclusions of devotion). Sanatana Goswami is the acharya of siddhanta.

One may say, “What is the necessity of knowing siddhanta, what is what? I shall go on chanting the Name and wherever there is any class being given to explain Srimad Bhagavatam or Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita I shall avoid it. That is all knowledge: jnane prayasam udapasya. “One should totally abandon the unnecessary endeavor of gaining knowledge by discussing empirical philosophical truths.” (Srimad-Bhågavatam 10.14.3)

 

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Paṇḍit Śrī Gadādhar Goswāmī

Om Viṣṇupād Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣak Śrīdhar Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj

Translated from a Bengali article originally published in Śrī Gauḍīya Darśan, Volume 2, Issue 1, 12 August 1956

Śrī Gadādhar Goswāmī is the highest amongst Śrī Gauraṅga’s intimate associates. As Śrī Rādhikā’s position is, in comparison to all, undisputedly the highest in Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s madhura-līlā, so the special audārya-madhura-rasa in Śrī Paṇḍit Goswāmī’s character is the object of the greatest attraction for Śrī Gaurāṅga in comparison to all present within Śrī Gaura-Kṛṣṇa’s audārya-līlā and His service in audārya-madhura-rasa. The great souls see Śrī Rādhā within Paṇḍit Gadādhar.

Paṇḍit Gadādhar’s appearance is during the summer on Amāvasyā (the new moon) in Jyaiṣṭha, and his disappearance is one month later on Amāvasyā in Āṣāḍh. Paṇḍit Goswāmī’s life is a special offering of silent and complete self-sacrifice to his beloved. Only those who can taste unprecedented joy by appreciating the wonder within the ornament of contradiction in seeing the bag of a beggar on Lakṣmī Devī’s shoulder are fit to appreciate the extraordinary glory of Śrīmat Paṇḍit Goswāmī’s unprecedented personality. From his childhood, he was very simple, quiet, modest, courteous, devoted to the Lord and the brāhmaṇs, and affectionate to friends. Although he is gentle, he is timid; although he is a surrendered soul, he feels offensive; although he is fully realised, he feels inexperienced; and although he is a leader, he is a submissive servant. His attachment to his Lord Śrī Gaurāṅga is such that even the glances of Gaurasundar’s ordinary followers make him hesitant and timid. His mad absorption in his Guru, Śrī Gaura, made him forget his mantra for worship. Even a little faith in Śrī Gaurāṅga attracts his heart from afar, so much so that, as an expression of affection, he accepts insults as praise from anyone who has such attraction. Śrī Paṇḍit Goswāmī’s character is, in gist, like the neglected figure of one who has given away all his wealth and willingly accepted the garb of a beggar.

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12-04-2022 Harikatha on Ekadasi, about Rama Navami

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– Rama Navami about Bhagavan Ramachanda;
– About Glory of Disappearance day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj;
– About Glory Srila Bhakti Vallabha Tirtha Goswami Maharaj;
– Answers to devotee’s questions;

12-04-2022

India, Radha Kunda, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

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Sri Guru Bhakti

Once at Srirangam, Swami Ramanuja was explaining to his disciples all that he had learned from his gurus. As he was talking about Tirumalai that was compared to Bhuloka Vaikuntham in those days. Suddenly he felt like seeing his disciple Swami Ananthazhwan who was at Tirumala and have darshinam of Sri Venkatachalapathy. There at Tirumala as per his guru’s aghya (order) Ananthazvan went to Tirumalai and after having darshan of Lord Venkatachalapathi, with deep devotion he started his work. He was successful in laying a garden with all kinds of beautiful and pleasant smelling flowers which were offered to the Lord daily. He also built a small pond for gardening . The garden is also there now and Lord Venkatachalapathi visits the garden and stays there for some time on the appearance day of Ananthazvan and also on Thiruvadipooram day. Swami Ramanuja was very glad to know that Ananthazvan had fulfilled his wish.. Swamy Ramanuja started his journey to Tirumalai with some of his disciples.
The first day he stayed at a place called Idaikazi.
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28-03-2022 Harikatha on Papa Vimochani Ekadasi

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– About Material Wars;
– Answers to devotee’s questions.

28-03-2022

India, Nabadwip, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

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Unprecedented miracles became common occurrences

abhud gehe gehe tumulaharisankirtanaravo
vabhau dehe dehe vipulapulakasru-vyatikarah
api snehe snehe paramamadhurotkarsapadavi
daviyasyamnayadapi jagati gaure’vatarati

Srila Prabhodananda Saraswati Pada

With Sri Gaurasundara’s descent to this world, unprecedented miracles became common occurences – the tumultuous chanting of the holy names of Sri Hari reverberated from every home, rising in continuous waves, while ecstatic physical transformations like horripilation, tears, shivering and so on, adorned the bodies of the residents, nourishing their souls. Moreover, with the deepening and intensification of bhakti-rasa, the path to the exalted plane of the most attractive madhur-prema, far beyond the vedic literatur (amnaya), gradually came within everyone’s perview, expressed through tender, loving affection

Śrī Śrī Gaurasundara Āvirbhava Vāsare

(The Appearance Day of Sri Gaurasundara)

(This Bengali bhajana was composed by His Divine Grace Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja commemorating the divine appearance of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu).

(1)
aruṇa vasane, sonara sūraja
udiche kena re āja
vasanta suṣamā, ujāri āpanā
ḍhāle kena jaga-mājha

On this day, why has the Golden Sun (Śrī Gaurāṅga) arisen wearing red cloth? Why has He descended to the earth in the middle of Spring when everything seems so beautiful and amazing?

(2)
taru gulma-latā, apūrva baratā
bahe kena phale phule
bhṛṅga o vihaṅge, kena hena raṅge
saṅgita taraṅga tule

Why are all the trees, shrubs and creepers full of fruits and flowers? Why do the birds and bees sing their songs with such bliss?

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Sri Gaura consciousness

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami MaharajSrila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhar deva Goswami

To bring Sri Gauranga nearer to our soul is to get, even unconsciously, a guarantee of our achievement in krsna-lila. For the fallen souls it is more useful to cultivate devotion for Sri Gauranga. That will give us the complete fulfillment of life with the least trouble. Devotion to Gauranga will not lead us to any haphazard or misconceived Krsna consciousness, but real Krsna consciousness. We can have full Krsna consciousness by the help of Gaura consciousness. By developing devotion to Sri Gauranga, we will be able to feel that Sri Gauranga consciousness also includes Krsna consciousness—plus something more. What is that? The distribution of Krsna consciousness.

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