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22/05/22am – Glories of sakhya-bhava (English translation) – Delhi | Srila BV Vana Maharajа

-Vaidhi-bhakti is also called bhayi-utpadika-bhakti or shastra-anushasana-mayi-bhakti
-How to observe Ekadashi
-Definition of upasana
-Raganuga-bhakti
-Avoid ahangra-aha-upasana
-Do anugatya-mayi-seva
-Only accept what is favourable for bhakti
-First establish sambandha, then serve with mamata
-Raya Ramananda tells Mahaprabhu about sakhya-prema
-Devaki-Vasudeva vs Yahoda-Nanda
-Jokes about the words “mommy” and “dad”
-Sanskrit should be an educational priority
-Good schools are very important for good samskaras
-4 types of people who do and do not do bhajana to God
-SB 10.12.11 glorifies sakhya-bhava
-Lila of Krishna fighting with Radharani
-The beauty of the face depends on the nose
-Lila of swimming competition between Radha and Krishna
-Sri Radha is called Radha because She fulfils all Krishna’s desires
-All the rasas are there in madhurya-rasa
-Siddha-pranali by Mahaprabhu, Rupa Gosvami, etc
-Types of sadhus

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20/05/22pm – Disappearance Day of Raya Ramananda (English translation) – Delhi | Srila BV Vana Maharajа

-Lifestory of Raya Ramananda
-3.5 associates of Mahaprabhu
-Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya completely surrendered to the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu
-Raya Ramananda was very learned scholar
-Mahaprabhu destroyed the pride of Pradyumna Misra
-If you do not have a taste to hari-katha everything else you do is useless
-Raya Ramananda speaks with Mahaprabhu
-Bhagavan is so bhakta-vatsala
-Stay in your ashrama and do bhakti
-Glories of grihasthas
-The creepers dance in front of Krishna

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19/05/22pm – Uddhava Glorifies the Gopis (Hindi) – Delhi | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Love is real only in the transcendental love
-5 types of devotees
-Uddhava is shocked with the Vrajavasis’ love
-Love of the queens of Dvaraka compared to love of the gopis
-Uddhaha is hankering to have just a particle of the gopis’ love
-Vrindavana’s miserable state in separation with Krishna
-Radhika’s body is burning in the fire of separation
-Bhramara-gita: Srimati Radhika meets bumblebee
-No one can compete with God
-Jaya and Vijaya are cursed by the Four Kumaras
-Why did those nirguna Kumaras become angry cursing Jaya and Vijaya?
-Prahlada’s teaching: Make Vrindavana out of your house

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19/05/22pm – Uddhava Glorifies the Gopis (English translation) – Delhi | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Love is real only in the transcendental love
-5 types of devotees
-Uddhava is shocked with the Vrajavasis’ love
-Love of the queens of Dvaraka compared to love of the gopis
-Uddhaha is hankering to have just a particle of the gopis’ love
-Vrindavana’s miserable state in separation with Krishna
-Radhika’s body is burning in the fire of separation
-Bhramara-gita: Srimati Radhika meets bumblebee
-No one can compete with God
-Jaya and Vijaya are cursed by the Four Kumaras
-Why did those nirguna Kumaras become angry cursing Jaya and Vijaya?
-Prahlada’s teaching: Make Vrindavana out of your house

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18/05/22am – Sharanagati (Hindi) – England | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Story of a mother giving her heart to son to make him gain his lover
& her heart crying when son is stuck with a stone.
-In the transcendental world guru-sishya sambandha is nitya & is life after life.
-Transcendental world love vs material world love.
-Prema definition is even if there is a cause to destroy it won’t get destroyed but will increase more & more.
-First surrender & then one will enter into the realm of bhakti.
-How to surrender & about 6 limbs of surrender.
-Transcendental thing when you offer something you can’t take back.
-Lila of Mahaprabhu reciting a mundane verse that describes the happiness of beloved & lover before marriage.
-Surrender to guru & Krsna like a baby.
-When prema manifests one will leave the body as the body cannot tolerate.
-Yukta-vairagya vs phalgu-vairagya.
-Chanting nama-sankirtana all kinds of limbs of bhakti inside it.
-2 kinds of service: physical & manasika-seva.
-Bhagavan’s topmost quality is forgiveness.
-Lila of Hanuman saying Vibhishana is a devotee of Lord Rama when he came to Lord Rama for shelter.
-Vibhishana’s explanation to Ravana for the words Ra & Ma in his room.
-Lord Rama said even if Ravana comes & asks for forgiveness I will forgive him.
-Can anyone be an enemy of Bhagavan?

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17/05/22pm -The Glories of Sadhu-sanga (English) – England | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Great devotees travel around to give association.
-Doing bhajana-sadhana is important & not ashrama.
-2 types of bhagavata-prasada.
-Glories of sadhu-sanga & what is sadhu-sanga.
-Lila of King Prataparudra getting mercy from Mahaprabhu after massaging His feet while Mahaprabhu is taking rest during Ratha-yatra.
-Listen krsna-kathamritam with your ears by sravanam
-Srila BS Sidhanta Sarasvatipada asking to give ears & he will give everything.
-There is no difference between nama, mantra & vigraha.
-When a bonafide guru gives a mantra to a disciple he receives Krsna.
-Krsna-prema symptoms & about siddha-pranali.
-Sadhu gives an impression.
-Story of an atheist getting benefitted by just touching the hand of a sadhu who came to the house of the brother of an atheist.
-Srila Parama-Gurudeva’s disciple returning back from Yamaraja.
-Nama-mantra is very powerful & by chanting realisations will come.
-Importance of time & patience.
-utsāhān niścayād dhairyāt verse from Nectar of Instruction.
-By association with sadhus one will know his own svarupa & siddha-deha.
-About sadhana-bhakti, bhava-bhakti & prema-bhakti.
-Lila of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami asking a benediction from Srimati Radhika to make him Her maidservant.
-Sadhu-sanga means how to realise our constitutional form.
-How one can acquire qualification & How does greed come in one’s heart.
-3 things needed for radha-dasyam
-3 types of prema.
-Our guru-varga gave everything to us. Just listen to hari-katha & associate with sadhu.

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16/05/22pm – Prema, Viraha & Milana (English) – England | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Madhavendra Puripada is the sprout of vraja-prema.
-ayi dina-dayardra natha he mathura-natha sloka recited by Srimati Radhika,
Madhavendra Puripada & Mahaprabhu.
-Who can feel viraha in his heart.
-About vivaksunya-prema,vishrambha-prema & uthkantha-mayi-prema.
-About uthkantha & story of a disciple asking guru about uthkanta.
-Vrshabhanu-nandini Srimati Radhika’s 2 forms Samyogini Radha & Viyogini Radha.
-Viraha & milana & their types.
-About 2 types of parampara: sishya-parampara & bhagavata-parampara.
-Example of Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana for bhagavata-parampara.
-What is prema & Lila of Srimati Radhika writing a letter to Krishna in viraha & Krsna crying on seeing the letter knowing Radharani’s bhava.
-One who has love will feel separation.
-Lila of a person seeing a cotton burnt when placed near Srila Rupa Gosvami nostril when he isn’t crying whereas other Gosvamis are crying.
-If you want to know about the knowledge of viraha first go in the order of following Dhruva, Prahlada, Ambarisa, Hanuman, Pandavas, Uddhava, the gopis.
-Srimati Radhika is the crown & jewel of prema.
-5 types of devotees in Brihad-bhagavatamrita.
-Srila Parama-Gurudeva glorifying Srila Svami Maharaja & inspiring devotees in the west.
-Prahlada teaching : Household life is like a deep dark well.
-Stay with your wife, children & do krsna-samsara doing bhajana-sadhana, making house Goloka Vrindavana.
-How the body deteriorates once old age reaches.
-Story of a disciple catching a blanket in a river & its not leaving him as it is a bear to signify how we will be illusioned to solve problems & get caught by relations.
-Devotees service to Srila Gurudeva.

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