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20/05/22pm – Disappearance Day of Raya Ramananda (Hindi) – Delhi | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-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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10/04/22 am – Rama-navami (Hindi) – Delhi

-Why do we observe other avataras appearance day?
-In siddhanta Krishna & His avatars are same but in rasa-vichara they are different.
-It’s an offence to think Rama is one svatantra Bhagavan & Krsna is another svatantra Bhagavan.
-Lila-purushottama is Krishna, maryada-purushottama is Rama, bhakta-vatsalya is Narasimhadev.
-Lila of Dandakaranya Rishis getting attracted to Lord Rama who in turn gives them a chance to be gopis in krsna-lila.
-Janaka puri kanyas & Suvarna Sita in rama-lila coming as gopis in krsna-lila.
-Srila Parama-Gurudeva says in humility that by Lord Rama’s kripa he got krsna-prema.
-Lord Rama saying a king should be like a sannyasi sacrificing everything for people’s happiness.
-Lila of Naradaji cursing Sri Hari to feel separation from a lady like him after he is given a monkey face instead of Sri Hari’s face to attend a svayamvara.
-Vedavati0katha & her curse to Ravana that she will be the cause of his death.
-Jaya, Vijaya 3 lifes as demons.
-Gautama Rishi’s curse to Ahilya & Lord Rama uplifting her back.
-Sabari’s previous life of being queen can’t get sadhu-sanga desires lower birth in next life.
-How Sabari used to wait for Rama & Lakshmana & its wrong conception that she gave half eaten fruits to Lord Ramachandra.
-Lila of a boatman washing Lord Rama’s feet & its connection to the previous life of a boatman as a tortoise trying to taste nectar of Lord’s feet in Kshirasagara.

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10/04/22am – Rama-navami (Hindi) – Delhi

-Bhagavan appears in this world with His dhama & parikarаs for loka-kalyanam.
-Jiva by doing smaranа, kirtanа of Bhagavan’s lila gets liberated.
-Maha Vaikuntha vs Vaikuntha.
-ete camsa-kalah pumsah sloka discussion.
-Amnaya-vakya is guru-parampara vakya coming from Krishna.
-Krsna came in chandra-vamsa. Bhagavan Ramachandra came in surya-vamsa.
-Who is Bhagavan & how to recognise Him & with which mantra to worship is mentioned in sastras.
-Krsna varnam tvisakrsnam sloka discussion.
-Dasarathа Maharajа gave his daughter Santa in adoption to Rompada & about marriage of Santa.
-Dasarathа Maharajа getting sons from Kausalya, Kaikeyi & Sumitra & sending sons to Vasishtha for education & diksha.
-Lila of Dasaratha Maharaja cheating Visvamitra by sending Bharata, Shatrugna instead of Rama, Lakshmana & second time sending Rama, Lakshmana to kill Taraka.
-Marici thought it better to die in Bhagavan Rama’s hand than in Ravana’s hand.
-Lila of stone converting to Ahalya on Ramachnadra’s feet touch.
-Parasurama giving shiva-dhanush to Janaka Maharaja & not Ravana who can’t lift shiva-dhanush & falls like a mouse between the bow.
-Lila of Lord Rama marrying Sita-devi by breaking the shiva-dhanush & Parasurama appears there & His conversation with Lakshmana & Rama.
-The arrow aimed by Rama at Parasurama should be released on a target & Parasurama diverted to His tapasya rather than Him.
-Lila of Lord Rama in childhood asking Kaikeyi to ask Dasaratha Maharaja 2 boons: one is to send Rama to forest which would help Him accomplish the task for which He came to earth killing demons & purifying saintly persons.
-One who knows Bhagavan’s lila is transcendental will get liberated.
-Story of 2 friends winning the lottery & one friend kills another & becomes rich & again loses everything due to son’s disease & the son is actually a friend he killed to signify how karma acts.
-Story of Yamaraja taking a King who made 100 murtis like him to confuse Yamadutas just before his death.
-Rama Navami, Akshaya Tritiya, Vasanta Panchami, Vijaya Dasami are 4 auspicious days.
-About Navami-tithi & all Rama’s pastime activities on Navami-tithi.
-Bharata vs Lakshmana in seva of Lord Rama.
-Lila of Chaya-Sita entering into fire & Sita-devi going to forest when people in Rama-rajya were thinking in a wrong way.
-Lakshmana served Sita-devi, Rama for 14 years without sleep, food.
-Surpankha-katha & her conspiracy towards Ravana & coming as Kubja in krsna-lila.

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09/04/22am – Ramayana-katha (Hindi) – Delhi

-Krsna came to Chandra-vamsa. Ramachandra to surya-vamsa.
-Valmiki Rishi wrote Mula Ramayana.
-Ramayana by Valmiki & by Hanuman.
-Description of flowers in Lanka’s garden in Ramayana of both Valmiki & Hanuman & Lord Rama’s explanation for Hanuman’s description.
-Lila of Naradaji turning Ratnakar into Valmiki Rishi.
-One who worships Lord Vasudeva’s vigraha for 100 lives can chant Lord’s nama.
-Lila of Valmiki Rishi cursing a hunter as he killed a male bird separating it from a female bird.
-2 types of karma: prarabdha & aprarabdha.
-Dhruva Maharaja seeing his past lives’ bones when going in an aeroplane.
-Whoever can do auspicious things can be given boon or curse like Naradaji’s dealings with Nalakuvera & Manigriva.
-Brahmaji consoling Valmiki & asking him to write Ramayana by having darshana of rama-lila.
-Vyasadevaji wrote krsna-lilas in Srimad-Bhagavatam after taking darshana of lilas in heart.
-Bhagavan Ramachandra came to Ikshvaku vamsa.
-About Dasaratha Maharaja’s daughter Santa & about her marriage with a Rishi.
-Main reasons for Ramayana Vedavati upakanya, Naradaji’s curse.
-Jaya Vijaya katha.
-Lila of Naradaji cursing Sri Hari to feel separation from a lady like him after he is given a monkey face instead of Sri Hari’s face to attend a svayamvara.
-Who are the different expansions of Lord that came as Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrugna

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24/03/22am – Why Nitai sends Jiva to Vrindavana (English) – Vrindavana

-ārādhitam nava-vanam vraja-kānanam te sloka discussion
-yathā yathā gaura-padāravinde sloka discussion
-gaur amara, je-saba sthane verse discussion
-Rupa and Sanatana got instruction from Mahaprabhu to manifest: 1) Krishna’s birthplace and lila-bhumi; 2) granthas and 3) vidhi-marga and raga-marga
-When you have lots of love for vigraha, vigraha will speak with you
-Sakshi Gopala katha: older brahmana promises to marry his daughter to younger brahmana but denies afterwards
-Navadvipa-parikrama is non different from Vrindavana
-If Navadvipa and Vrindavana are non different, then why Nityananda Prabhu instructed Jiva Gosvami to go to Vrindavana from Navadvipa (rasa-upasana, uddipana)
-Why we chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra which consider offences while gaura-nama does not consider offences
-Story of a woman searching for her goat in Jagannatha Puri: if you go to dhama, you have to give up thinking about material things

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29/01/22pm – Perform bhajana from young age (English) – Brazil

Part 1

-Shankaracarya’s description of different stages of peoples’ lives
-Challenges of performing bhajanа in old age
-Mundane talk will kidnap all valuable things of a person
-The desire to merge with Brahma is very dangerous
-Conditioned souls are eager to listen to mundane katha
-Narada tells to Vyasadeva how he got taste to hari-katha
-Why Mahaprabhu distributed prema to everyone
-Karmies work to the exhaustion and think they are happy
-Mahaprabhu gives prema to animals in Jarikanda forest
-Swimming competition of Radha and Krishna
-Radha-krsna prana mora yugala kisora – Our ishtadevas are Radha and Krishna together, not one of them individually
-We should know Gurudev’s heart to serve him
-Glories of Srila Trivikrama Gosvami Maharajа. He is a nirapeksha-vaishnava

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29/01/22am – Surrender, sukriti and raganuga-bhakti (English) – Brazil

-Question: Is it a characteristic of a real disciple to be submissive to his guru?
-To surrender to a guru is to consider that you cannot survive without him
-Vaishnav and guru wants to give you good samskaras: adhuniki samskaras, praptaniki samskaras
-Sukriti’s duty is to bring one to sadhu, guru, vaishnava
-Question: You have said that sukriti will lead a person to a guru, but what will make him take further action? What if he does not want to proceed?
-5 limbs of raganuga-bhakti: bhava-mayi-sadhana, bhava-sambandhi, bhava-anukula-sadhana, bhava-pratikula, bhava-avirudha/bhava-viruddha
-Difference between prapatti, sharanagati and atma-nivedanam
-A story of a Vrajavasi from Radha-kunda who got Rukmini’s stamp in Dvaraka and Srimati Radhika rejected him
-5 processes to attain mantra-siddhi
-Vrajavasis will beat you if you do not take prasada from them

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28/01/22am – Eating and sleeping regulation for devotees (English) – Brazil

Part 1

-Question: Have all jivas been to hell?
-Aparadha is much more dangerous than the sin
-Question: What is the right way to meditate?
-A incident of a disciple of Gurudevа who sang the same bhajanа every day – Gurudev, kripa bindu diya
-Vidhi-marga, raga-marga
-Srimati Radhika, looking at Krishna’s lips, thinks, “How deep is His anuraga to Me,” while Krishna thinks, “Oh, Radhika wants to taste the remnants of My betel nut.”
-Pray to Baladeva Prabhu, Nityananda Prabhu how to properly chant the holy names
-Joke: No chanting – no offences. But this is not true. Chant holy names and аsk for refuge with Nityananda Prabhu
-Nama-market of Nityananda Prabhu
-A prostitute Lakshahira took shelter of nama-murti Sri Haridasa Thakura
-Story of a brahmachari who ate tree buds and Indra placed a rasagulla in the bud
-Bhishma Pitamah could not protect Draupani from being unroped by Duryodhana because Bhishma Pitamah took food in Duryodhana’s home
-Question: How do I cleanse myself from contamination if I have to live in a hotel?
-If you are not a strong devotee, your mind is easily disturbed
-vishayira anna khaile malina haya mana sloka
-Story of a sadhu who stole money from the hiding place of his hosts who had given him a bed for the night
-Maya is very dangerous. It is slowly entering people’s minds
-Do not eat even sattvika-food of mundane people. Eat only maha-prasada.
-Question: Should we distribute sesame seeds on Ekadashi day?
-Story of a lady throwing a mud at a sadhu and then going to Svarga-loka in a human body
-Muchukunda came in human body into Svarga-loka and defeated all demigods
-Question: Can I brush my teeth on Nirjala Ekadashi?
-Question: Can I eat carrots and red lentils?
-Question: Can I eat tomatoes on Caturmasya?
-Question: Can I take salt and turmeric on Ekadashi?

Part 2

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