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Jan 2017
Srila B.V. Trivikrama Gosvami

Srila Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja Avirbhava Today is the vyasa-puja, appearance day, of Nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja, who was the secretary of Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti, and the spiritual guide of all sadhakas. The Gosvamis were nirapeksa, and helpful to everyone: Mahaprabhu said to the Gosvamis: toma sama ‘nirapeksa’ nahi mora gane ’nirapeksa’ nahile ‘dharma’ na yaya raksane Caitanya-caritamrta Antya 3.24 [You are the most neutral among My associates. This is very good, for without being neutral one cannot protect religious principles.] There is no limit to the help the Gosvamis offer. They helped in the past, they help now, and they will Read more

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23
Jan 2017
Quote: Remember Guru and Vaisnavas

That day that we remember Guru and Vaisnavas is a good day. Remembering them is a chance to be near them. Wherever they are present, by remembering them, we will be present with them. Our physical body is a house of the soul, like a samadhi for the soul. Guru and Vaisnavas are always in transcendental samadhi; their bodies are spiritual. By remembering them, we also become spiritualized. Guru and Vaisnavas are very kind. They come in your heart if you remember them. And they clean your heart and make it a kunja for Radha and Krsna.

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22
Jan 2017
What Is Suddha-bhakti?

Srila Gurudeva in Houston – 14 June 1996 [Hari-katha of Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja Srila Gurudeva] Srila Gurudeva: It is so easy to chant the name, “Rama.” The name is so little. But our well-wisher rsis, and maharsis, like Vyasa and all others, have made a garland of the Name. The Names are separate and hence, it seems that it is a very long garland. Each Name is like one flower. So, if you chant Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, then you have chanted sixteen names. But, the other mantras Read more

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17
Jan 2017
Bhramara-gita

Srila Gurudeva in Leicester – 31 May 1996 [Hari-katha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja — Srila Gurudeva] Srila Gurudeva: Last night, during the night program, I spoke on many pastimes and principles, which are so important. Perhaps, English knowing devotees could not follow. Only the Hindi-speaking devotees could follow what I was saying. Navadvipa Prabhu can speak on what I spoke there. The assembled devotees should know the glorification of harinama. Now I will resume from yesterday’s morning class. I spoke on the dialog between Uddhava and the Gopis. When Uddhava and the Gopis met at Uddhava-kyari near Nandagaon, the Read more

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16
Jan 2017
The Glories of Kartika

25 October 1996 Mathura [Harikatha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja — Srila Gurudeva, and Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja.] Srila Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja: It is our foremost duty to serve our divine master. I do not know whether I am able or not. But, I must try to serve him. This is the best duty of mine. But, Maharaja (Srila Gurudeva) has ordered me to speak on this Damadora-vrata. But really, this vrata is not for those who are under the influence of maya. The true objective of performing this vrata Read more

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14
Jan 2017
Snigdha-Sneha – Sri Gita Govinda

4th Chapter This chapter is called Snigdha-Madhusudana. Before, we heard about Mugdha-Madhusudana. This chapter is about Snigdha-sneha, or buttery affection. Both honey and butter have distinct qualities. Honey is heating, but butter is not heating. Mugdha-Madhusudana becomes overwhelmed by the sweetness of the love of the Vraja-devis. The Vraja-devis are like flowers filled with the honey-nectar of their love and affection. Krsna tastes this honey of their love, and then, when He is separate from them for even a few moments, He feels so much anguish. Verse 1 yamunā-tīra-vānīra-nikuñje mandam āsthitam prāha prema-bharodbhrāntaṁ mādhavaṁ rādhikā-sakhī Krsna sat on the bank of the Yamuna in the Vetasi forest. The Vetasi creepers, Read more

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13
Jan 2017
Svati-naksatra

Holland – 10 May 1996 [Hari-katha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja — Srila Gurudeva] I bow down to Sri Sri Sachinandana Gaura Hari. He is like an ocean of nectar. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is like an ocean of nectar. From that ocean, the water evaporates, and the vapor condenses in the form of clouds. The clouds then clash with the mountain ranges, resulting in much rainfall and cool breezes. During a particular time in India and the whole world, there is a special constellation called, “Svathi-nakshatra.” During this constellation, when the rain falls on the ocean, different substances are produced. Read more

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10
Jan 2017
The Mission of Mahaprabhu

The Mission of Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada Houston, USA: 13.6.96 Srila Gurudeva: How is my daughter Sita? Devotee: She is getting better Maharaja. She is taking morning rest and transcribing some of your tapes. So, she is still associating. Srila Gurudeva: And all are okay? Devotee: Yes. Everyone is fine. Srila Gurudeva: You are fine? Devotee: I am fine. Thank you. Srila Gurudeva: I am very glad to have met Kulashekara Prabhu. He is very sincere and senior. He is Svamiji’s first disciple of Europe. And he is intelligent and enthusiastic. He can also play the mrdanga for hours and hours. Devotee: He played the mrdanga for the whole journey. Read more

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10
Jan 2017
Churn the Heart

Kurma Dvadasi Demigods and demons are always fighting and are full of pride. They collect so many anarthas. But they all want to be happy. Everyone wants to be happy. The father creates children, but doesn’t know how to satisfy the desires of his children. People have unlimited desires, but they are not clean. They are all unclean. First you must become clean, then you will be happy. You have collected so many anarthas, so much garbage, first throw this out and then you will be clean. Mahaprabhu taught the same thing, “First clean your heart, ceto-darpana-marjanam; then the forest fire of material existence that you are burning in will Read more

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09
Jan 2017
Follow the Gosvamis

23 October 1996 Mathura Follow the Gosvamis [Harikatha spoken by Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja, and Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Astottara Sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja — Srila Gurudeva] Srila Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja: When the worshipers of different stages are present, then what is conducive to kirtana? If there is one stotra, or mantra, which is applicable for all the worshipers, then is it not better for this mantra to be sung? So, it is better to utter the Mahamantra, by which the worshiper of every stage maybe pleased. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Read more

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