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Mar 2017
Servitude to Srimati Radhika

[Hari-katha inspired by the Guru-varga] Servitude To Srimati Radhika We have been listening from the first chapter of Sri Caitanya-caritamrita’s Antya-lila. Mahaprabhu was in Siddha-bakula with Svarupa Damodara, Raya Ramananda, Haridasa Thakura, and many other associates. Paramananda Puri, and Brahmananda Bharati were also there. Many senior Vaisnava acarayas were with Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu had the desire to taste Vraja-lila-madhuri (the sweetness of Vraja). But who will give Him the presentation that He wants to taste? Mahaprabhu would discuss with Svarupa Damadora and Raya Ramananda for a long time. Like, He heard from Ramananda Raya for seven days and nights in South India. He also heard from him for many more days. Read more

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20
Mar 2017
You Should Not Be Angry

Srila Gurudeva in Los Angeles – 17 June 1996 [Hari-katha of Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Gurudeva] Why do they chant, “Om santi, Om santi?” Om has some form, some qualification. He’s merciful. Om means A U M, three things. Then why do they just say, “Om?” A U M makes OM. And here, A denotes Krsna as told in the Upanisads. They go together, but they don’t want to use this. They are satisfied because Kali has done something. In Kali Yuga, even if a person is qualified or not; but yet, if he chants the name of Krsna, he Read more

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17
Mar 2017
Explanation of Yasomati-nandana

Srila Gurudeva in Houston – 11 June 1996 [Hari-katha of Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Gurudeva] Don’t do all this “Gurudeva, Gurudeva.” Where there is a need we can do. If a Gurudeva kirtana is sung, we will sing, “Jaya Gurudeva, Jaya Gurudeva.” In Vaisnava kirtana, we sing, “Vaisnava Thakura, Jaya Vaisnava Thakura.” Like this. In Hindi I can express my everything. But if you want then I will have to speak in English. Yasomati-nandana, braja-baro nagara. We have heard that Krsna is the son of Vasudeva. But here, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura sings, “Yasomati-nandana.” Why yasomati-nandana? Because Krsna has taken birth Read more

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13
Mar 2017
Why Did Mahaprabhu Appear

Houston U.S.A, 11.6.96 Why Did Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Appear In This World? [Hari-katha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Gurudeva] Caitanya-caritamrta, adi-lila, Chapter 4 Please click on these links to listen to the audio of this class: http://sbnmcd.org/all_mp3/1996/19960611HOUSTON_TALK_W_TRAVELING_PARTY_MAHAPRABHU_T15.mp3 http://sbnmcd.org/all_mp3/1996/19960611HOUSTON_TALK_W_TRAVELING_PARTY_MAHAPRABHU_T15B.mp3 You have been traveling with me for more than one month, and everywhere I go, I ask: Who are you? Who is Krsna? Who is God? What is the illusory maya and how can we get out of this illusory maya, which is an endless ocean of birth of death consisting of suffering and sorrows? So, I wanted to tell you Read more

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Mar 2017
Vrnda Devi and Paurnamasi

Srila Gurudeva in Houston – 06 June 1996 Vrnda Devi and Paurnamasi Yogamaya [Hari-katha of Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Gurudeva] Srila Gurudeva: Before, the devotee asked the question, “Who is Vrnda-devi? Why should we worship her? How to worship her?” So, something should be told. Vrnda-devi is the master of Vrndavana. In that forest, Vrnda, or Tulasi, is prominent. All the trees, flowers, and creepers are secondary, but there is a predominance of Vrnda. Vrnda is the master of the whole forest of Vrndavana, and she manages to arrange the meetings of the gopis with Krsna, and the meeting of Read more

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04
Mar 2017
Sri Guru-carana Padma

Srila Gurudeva in Houston – 06 June 1996 [An Explanation of Srila Narottama Das Thakura’s kirtana—Sri Guru-carana Padma, Kevala Bhakti Sadma] [Hari-katha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Gurudeva] Srila Gurudeva: We should sing these two lines after offering our prayers to Svami Maharaja: namah om vishnupadaya krsna-preshthaya bhutale srimate bhaktisiddhanta-sarasvatiti namine Otherwise, Svamiji will not be so pleased. We should try to please Svamiji. If we please his Gurudeva, then he will be pleased. If you can sing the following six lines, then it is so much better. But if you are not going to sing them, then you Read more

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Mar 2017
Atma-dharma

06 June 1996 HOUSTON Atma-dharma [Hari-katha of Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Gurudeva] [The following transcription is a translation of Srila Gurudeva’s class in Hindi] Srila Gurudeva: First of all, I offer my heartfelt puspanjali at the lotus feet of my Gurudeva—Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja. I also offer my heartfelt puspanjali at the lotus feet of a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Thakura. He took sannyasa from my Gurudeva; I offer my obeisances at the lotus feet of Bhaktivedanta Svamiji. I consider him my Siksa-Guru although we are sannyasa godbrothers. I have Read more

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Feb 2017
The Topmost Person

28 October 1996 Mathura The Topmost Person [Harikatha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja — Srila Gurudeva] Srila Gurudeva: Srila Sanatana Gosvami quotes the gopis in Venu-gita who praise the fortune of the various residents of Vrndavana. The gopis said, “The deer have no restrictions. They are not bound by marriage, and shame. No one tells them that ‘You should not go to Krsna.’ They can go directly to see Krsna, but we cannot go. There are so many obstacles and bindings on us. Our body is also a binding.” How do the deer conduct their worship? They are animals. They Read more

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28
Feb 2017
The Connection to Transcendence

29 October 1996 Mathura The Connection to Transcendence [Harikatha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja] Srila Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja: We are helpless, totally helpless in the affair of understanding the pastimes of Lord Krsna. We are totally helpless. Any sort of our intelligence, and skilfulness will not work there. So, what are we to do? There are especially many who do not regard this sort of enquiry. They are living like beasts. They don’t live like human beings. But, human beings have been bestowed with the qualification of knowledge, and the senses to feel that they have been suffering from Read more

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Feb 2017
The Disappearance Day of Srila Jagannatha Das Babaji Maharaja

Sri Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja [Translated from Srila Gurudeva’s Hindi Publication on the Life of the Four Vaisnava Acaryas: Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada, Srila Gaura-kisora dasa Babaji Maharaja, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, and Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja] gauravirbhava-bhumes tvam nirdesta sajjana-priyah vaisnava-sarvabhauma-sri-jagannathaya te namah I offer obeisance to Vaisnava Sarvabhauma Sri Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja. He indicated the pastime place of the appearance of Sri Gaurasundara, and he is very dear to the devotees. Appearance and Introduction In approximately 1764, Sri Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja appeared in a Sambhrant family in a Mandalakara village within the division of Tangail in the district of Mayaman Simha in present day Bangladesa. Read more

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