Category - Festivals

13/07/22pm – Sanatana Gosvami Disappearance (English) – Brazil | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Vyasadeva – shyaktyavesha-avatara. He manifested the 4 Vedas and spread all over the world his perfect philosophy
-Disappearance of Sanatana Gosvami, prominent acharya in Vraja called Bade Baba there
-Meaning of Mura-purnima
-Celebrated Sanatana Gosvami’s disappearance day by doing Giriraja Govardhana parikrama
-Meaning of Vadanyaya- munificent and magnanimous. Distributed the highest prema to everyone
-Pastime of Rupa and Sanatana leaving their government posts and going to Vrindavana
-Hari-bhakti-vilasa- a grantha with all the rules and regulations of society
-Brihad-bhagavatamrita – must read to become a vaisnava
-Glorification of wearing tulsi mala around the neck
-Gu: darkness Ru: prakash
-Guru means one who dispels all the darkness from one’s heart and gives the light of transcendental knowledge
-Difference between a bonafide Guru doctor and a not bonafide Guru
-Guru has 3 aspects: Creates bhakti in your heart (Brahma), Nourishes your bhakti (Vishnu), Destroys your anarthas (Shiva)

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09/07/22pm – Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja + Ulta Yatra (English) -Brazil | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Life history of Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Maharaja
-Akanda-guru-tattva: undivided
-Remember 3 persons: Hari, Guru & Vaisnavas, and all your obstacles will disappear
-Rasa-lila is the crown jewel of all the lilas
-Real happiness is not possible in this material world
-Gaudiya Vaishnavism is the spiritual hospital, and the conditioned jivas are the sick patients.
-What is the remedy for our material sickness
-We have come to this material world to learn how to serve Krsna, because actually we have forgotten
-What are the 10 offenses to the holy name
-How to receive Guru’s mercy: by seva-vritti
-Meaning of Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Maharaja’s name
-Story: When the Guru asked the disciple to bring him a glass of water
-What is Hanuman’s servicial mood
-The 26 qualifications of a pure Vaisnava, found in the Caitanya-caritamrita
-The topic of Ulta Yatra, the return of Lord Jagannatha from Vrindavana to Jagannatha Puri

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09/07/22 midday – Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja + Ulta Yatra (English) Zoom | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja was born to a high class brahmana chakravarti family
-Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja surrendered to Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhava Gosvami Maharaja
-Narottama dasa Brahmachari was his brahmchari name
-Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja felt pangs of separation from his departed guru
-Vapu-seva and vani-seva; brhad-mridanga-seva
-Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja manifested many granthas in Hindi
-One who criticises a Vaishnava is not a human being
-We can serve directly only a Vaishnava
-Bhakta-bhagavata and grantha-bhagavata
-Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja arrived at some place before his Guru and prepared everything for him there
-Tomorrow is Shayana-ekadashi
-Ulta Ratha Festival: Jagannatha goes in the same mood as He goes from Kuruksetra to Vrindavana
-Inauspicious days for travelling
-Always chant 12 names of Bhagavan
-Jagannathadeva takes rest for two months after Shayana-ekadashi
-Funny story of a brahmachari snoring in the temple
-Shivananda Sena katha
-Story of a king who could not take maha-prasada of the leper sadhu
-Our Caturmasya will start from Guru-purnima
-Control the urges of your senses
-Glorification of the Brazilian grihasthas

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06/07/22am – Hera-panchami (English) – Brazil | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Lakshmi-devi is angry with Her husband Jagannathadeva for two reasons
-People do not want to stay on villages nowadays
-Material anger, krodha vs transcendental anger, mana
-Pure mana is manifested only in Vraja
-Satyabhama displays mana-abhasa (semblance of transcendental anger) when Krishna gives parijata flower to Rukmini
-Krishna manifests vraja-lila in Dvaraka and Satyabhama displays mana
-Srimati Radhika’s mana
-Opulence of Vrindavana
-Gopis walk as like they dance
-Govinda’s venu dhani
-The conversation between Srivasa Thakura and Svarupa Damodara
-Bhakti means to practise again and again
-Hare Krishna maha-mantra meaning
-Krishna takes the form of a brahmachari to pacify Srimati Radhika’s mana

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04/07/22am – Hera-panchami (English) – Brazil | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Hera-panchami is the 5th day of Ratha-yatra
-Hera means to search for: Lakshmi-devi is searching for Lord Jagannatha
-Jagannatha travels with Baladeva and Subhadra
-The symptoms of mamata
-The anger in this material world arises due to sense gratification but in the transcendental world due to love for Krishna
-If you do not chant the holy names and do not listen to hari-katha your mind will be disturbed
-Svarupa Damodara explained to Mahaprabhu why Lakshmi-devi was angry with Jagannathadeva and why Jagannatha did not take Lakshmi-devi with Him to Ratha-yatra
-Shrivasa Thakura takes the part of Lakshmi-decvi and Svarupa Damodara takes the part of Jagannathadeva
-Sneha, mana, pranaya, etc.
-Srimati Radhika’s mana is lalita-mana
-The queens of Dvaraka experience only abhasa-mana, that is just the semblance of mana
-Mahaprabhu covers His mouth and laughs at Lakshmi-devi’s mana (she is still beautifully dressed and is chewing betel nut)
-Lakshmi-devi deliberately shows Her opulence to village vraja-girls
-The opulence of Vaikuntha, Dvaraka and Vrindavana
-Lakshmi-devi angrily meets Lord Jagannatha
-Why Jagannatha did not take Lakshmi-devi with Him? Because she is not qualified to go to Vrindavana
-Gopis easily scold Krishna
-Krishna cannot perform His vraja-lilas in Dvaraka
-Vrajavasis would not be happy in Vaikuntha
-Viyogini-Radha, Samyogini-Radha

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03/07/22pm – Ratha-yatra (English) – Brazil | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Today by the mercy of Jagannatha we had Ratha-yatra without any obstacles
-Self-manifested Jagannathadeva, mahabhava-prakasha, is the mercy of the Lord to all living entities
-Dvarakavasis do not know realise separation of Krishna from Vrajavasis
-Narada Rishi asks Krishna to manifest in separation His mahabhava-prakasha Jagannathadevaji

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02/07/22pm – Radhika inviting Krsna in Kurukshetra (English) – Brazil | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Ratha-yatra is about milana & viraha.
-Jagannatha gives darshana to all living entities & purifies their hearts.
-Transcendental love cannot be manifested in the material world.
-Different stages from sraddha to prema & prema’s different levels.
-Srimati Radhika meeting Krsna in royal dress in Kurukshetra & asking Him to come to Vraja due to lack of uddipana in Kurukshetra.
-Krsna is rasaraja & Srimati Radhika is mahabhava-svarupa.
-Different kinds of uddipana in Vraja.
-How does Krsna playing flute affect gopis, cows, deers, birds, rivers in Vraja.
-Mahaprabhu says My mind is non different from Vrindavana.
-First make your heart as Vrindavana so that Krsna will manifest.
-Srimati Radhika reminding Krsna of rasa-lila in Vraja, His friends, His cows & especially His mother who is suffering now.
-Nature of soul is to meet Krsna.
-Wherever suddha-bhakta is there that is Vrindavana.
-Without association of sadhu heart will never be neat & clean.
-Lila of Shivananda Sena bringing a dog with him on a boat & the dog reaches Mahaprabhu’s place earlier than him.
-All the holy rivers automatically manifest in places where hari-katha is going on.
-Guru-nishtha is the backbone of our sadhana.
-Srimati Radhika’s different forms & who stays in Vraja & who went to Kurukshetra.
-Sequence of krsna-lila is like alavarta-chakra.
-Who can understand parakiya-bhava & what is manjari-bhava

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02/07/22 midday – Jagannatha’s Manifestation (English) – Brazil | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Lord Jagannatha’s form is mahabhava-prakasa.
-Svetasvatara Upanishad explains Lord has beautiful form which is transcendental
-When sadhaka comes to prema-dasa one will realise mahabhava.
-Different stages from sraddha to prema & prema’s different levels.
-When Lord mercifully manifests all tattva one will understand.
-Mahaprabhu told Jagannatha You aren’t vigraha but son of Nanda Maharaja.
-To give pleasure to all devotees in different rasas Lord manifests many forms & simultaneously He is relishing also.
-Indradyumna Maharaja hearing about Nila-Madhava from a brahmana & desiring to have darshana & sending his men in 4 directions to find Nila-Madhava.
-Vidyapati taking darshana of Nila-Madhava with the help of his wife Lalita & father-in-law Visvavasu.
-Vidyapati thinking of suicide after seeing a crow attain Vaikuntha.
-Indradyumna Maharaja can’t get Nila-Madhava darshana & an aerial voice says 4 logs of wood would come in sea to be used for Nila-Madhava’s deity.
-Daru Brahma (logs of wood) moved to shore by Vidyapati & Visvavasu.
-Brahmana agreed to carve deity provided temple doors are closed for 21 days.
-Gundicha-devi forced Indradyumna Maharaja to open temple doors & could see the Lord without hands, legs, dilated eyes.
-An aerial voice proclaiming to worship in that Jagannatha form.
-When you see the Lord on a chariot you will get liberated.
-Lord can do the function of one limb with any other limb.
-Lila of Jagannatha taking everything from a devotee offering & giving back His remnants.
-Lila behind the current tradition of singing Jayadeva Gosvami’s Gita-Govinda before resting Jagannatha.

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