• Vedavati left the body with her mystical powers after Ravana touched her.
  • Vedavati returned in rama-lila as Sita-devi (Chaya-Sita, described in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana).
  • Whenever Bhagavan appears, He comes with His parikaras (associates).
  • Vrinda-devi is always serving the Divine Couple to arrange Their meetings, especially at nishanta-lila (the end of the night).
  • Song of the mangala arati: “mangala nishanta-lila mangala udaye”.
  • Bilvamangala Thakura is the perfect sadhaka, that is, he has attained bhava-darshana.
  • At this stage of bhava-darshana, the devotee is qualified to receive darshana from the Lord.
  • The bhava stage has 3 internal symptoms and 9 external symptoms.
  • The nature of the material world is to trap us with its power of illusion, that’s why the mind is disturbed.
  • When your mind is absorbed in Sri Krishna, there is no disturbance.
  • Example of Pariksit Maharaja who was happy to hear that he would leave the body after 7 days.
  • Srila Sukadeva Gosvamipada instructed Pariksit Maharaja to concentrate his mind on the hari-katha.
  • The only hope we should have is in the mercy of Srimati Radhika.
  • The story of Chitraketu Maharaja and the curse of Devi Parvati.
  • One of the outward symptoms of this bhava is “ruci” (love of listening to hari-katha and chanting the holy names).
  • Verse explaining the 9 external symptoms of bhava: kshantir avyartha-kalatvam viraktir mana-sunyata asa-bandhah samutkantha nama-gane sada rucih asaktis tad-gunakhyane pritis tad-vasati-sthale ity-adayo ‘nubhavah syur jata-bhavankure jane (Bhakti -rasamrita-sindhu 1.3.1).
  • The 3 external symptoms are: bhagavat-prapti-abhilasa is the desire to reach the Lord, anukula-abhilasa is to accept what is favourable to the Divine Couple, sauharda-abhilasa is to establish relationship with the worshipful Deity under the guidance of the parikaras (eternal associates of the Divine Couple).
  • Story of Janaka Maharaja: He called the rishis and munis to discuss brahma-tattva (Kanja Krishnadasa).
  • To investigate the truths of the soul, the atma-tattva, one has to eliminate the anarthas, the material attachments of the mind.
  • We are all eternal servants of Lord Krishna.
  • By practising service to Guru and Vaishnavas, the realisation of our constitutional form comes little by little.
  • First comes aropa-siddha bhakti (self-imposed bhakti), then sanga-siddha bhakti, and finally svarupa-siddha bhakti.
  • The glories of the holy names are explained in Sri Siksastaka by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
  • Sriman Mahaprabhu’s moods were beautifully conveyed by the devotee’s dance in Mirepoix, France (https://fb.watch/kQQJNwKYhZ/).
  • History of the dance battle (competition) between the demigods and demigoddesses.


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