• Everyone should observe the day of Ekadashi.
  • The different names of Ekadashi-tithi.
  • The Vrajavasis and Mahaprabhu observe Ekadashi.
  • Foods not to be eaten on this day.
  • Nirjala and concessions.
  • Ekadashi means upavasa – we should stay very close to the Lord and chant the maha-mantra.
  • How to break the Ekadashi fast.
  • Example from the story of Ambarisha Maharaja and Durvasa Rishi – without breaking the fast at the right time, one does not get the fruits.
  • Shukadeva Gosvami told Pariksit Maharaja the story of Ambarisha Maharaja.
  • The five categories of devotees of the Lord, described by Sanatana Gosvamipada.
  • Meeting and separation – The two sides of love that have equal value (example of the coin).
  • Separation nourishes meeting (example of saffron dyeing clothes).
  • Mahaprabhu explains how to feel more and more separation.
  • Raghunatha dasa Gosvami and the Gosvamis feel separation from Radha and Krishna.
  • Uddhava, in Vraja, sees Radha’s highest mood of separation (Bhramara-gita).
  • Gurudeva speaks of the painting ‘Uddhava in Vraja’ – everyone should have it.
  • By talking about worldly things, we lose everything – Manah-shiksa.
  • Who is a true Vrajavasi? Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada explains.
  • Ambarisha Maharaja is the perfect Vrajavasi.
  • Krishna protected Draupadi.


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