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Sri Upadesamrta: Text One, Part One
October 27, 2016 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Sri Upadesamrta: Text One, Part One

With illuminations from Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami.

Bathing in the Nectar of Immortality
August 4, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Bathing in the Nectar of Immortality

The limitations of worldly love are not found in prema. Worldly love does not involve the soul proper, nor are one’s material senses and mind ever satisfied by it.

Ocean of Ecstacy
August 1, 2016 – 12:51 am | No Comment
Ocean of Ecstacy

As knowledge of one’s svarupa manifests, one passes from the final stage of sadhana-bhakti into bhava-bhakti.

The Life of the Bride Named Knowledge
July 28, 2016 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Life of the Bride Named Knowledge

The highest knowledge that is mature devotion to Krishna is a manifestation of Krishna’s svarupa-sakti.

Firm Faith, Then Taste
July 21, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Firm Faith, Then Taste

Although God is not responsible for the suffering of material existence, only he can bring an end to it.

Cleansing the Mirror of the Mind
July 18, 2016 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
Cleansing the Mirror of the Mind

Nama-sankirtana cleanses the mirror of our awareness in a way that involves using our head (su-medhasa) to soften our heart.

Param Vijayate Sri-Krishna-Sankirtanam
July 11, 2016 – 12:33 am | 13 Comments
Param Vijayate Sri-Krishna-Sankirtanam

In the form of Krishna kirtana, Krishna nama is both high, being one with God, and highly accessible at the same time.

Sanga: Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa
February 18, 2016 – 12:33 am | 25 Comments
Sanga: Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa

The appearance of Krishna in any form is tied to the love that his devotees have for him. Indeed, love of Krishna and Krishna are one. You cannot have one without the other.

Gaura-Visnupriya
February 11, 2016 – 12:33 am | 19 Comments
Gaura-Visnupriya

Visnupriya is the personification of devotional service. She appeared during the advent of Sri Gaura to assist him in preaching the holy names.

Sanga: Balarama and the Gopis
April 3, 2015 – 12:30 am | 4 Comments
Sanga: Balarama and the Gopis

The Goswamis are revealing the feeling of the text as they understand its implications even better than its author Vyasa did- vyaso vetti na vetti va.

Sri Upadesamrta: Verse Nine, Part One
June 20, 2013 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
Sri Upadesamrta: Verse Nine, Part One

The following is an installment of our classroom series: Sri Upadesamrta, with Illuminations by Srila B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami, published by Gosai Publishers, 2009. View past installments, here.
vaikunthaj janito vara madhu-puri tatrapi rasotsavad
vrndaranyam udara-pani-ramanat tatrapi govardhanah
radha-kundam ihapi gokula-pateh …