Category - Iceland

11/06/22am – Gangamata Gosvamini Appearance (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Bhima could not tolerate hunger so Krishna gave him concession to have one anukalpa on Ekadashi and observe at least one Nirjala Ekadashi a year
-Bhakti-marga is very simple, not by force
-How to observe Ekadashi
-Srimati Radhika’s ahaituki mana (causeless anger)
-On the day of Ekadashi try to chant more holy names than in other days, at least 2-4 rounds more
-Life history of Gangamata Gosvamini
-Srila Jiva Gosvami tells about 3 types of Krishna’s lilas: raja-kumara, deva and human being lila
-Gangamata Gosvamini’s Guru Haridasa sent her to an old Vaishnavi to Radha-kunda under whose guidance she performed bhajana and sadhana
-Story of a young girl who came to Vrindavana to perform bhajana and when one man became attached to her she showed him pots with her vomit and faeces
-Gangamata Gosvamini took kshetra-sannyasa
-Gangamata Gosvamini everyday chanted 3 lakhs of harinama
-Rasika Raya wants to be the Deity of Gangamata Gosvamini
-Gangamata Gosvamini is manifested in Jagannatha’s temple
-Ganga-devi thought: ‘My life will be very successful if Saci-devi (Gangamata Gosvamini) will bathe in my waters’.
-If you practise bhakti, dharma, artha, kama, moksha will chase behind you
-If Krishna gives you money, use them in seva
-Glorification of Lilananda Prabhu and Dina Bandhu Prabhu
-We have to protect the things which are used for krishna-seva
-On Rukmangada and Dharmangada

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10/06/22pm – Chant Holy Names (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-We are all searching for happiness & blissfulness.
-Common things in human life & animal life.
-Human being speciality is to practise spiritual things.
-We have to enquire about our soul & Supersoul.
-Transcendental sound is of Lord’s holy name.
-This transcendental vibration touches our body, mind & soul.
-GOD means Generator, Operator & Destroyer.
-Chant holy names, serve guru & Vaishnava then permanent happiness comes.
-Chant this mantra then your mind will become calm, quiet.
-Self-realisation is the best realisation.
-By chanting maha-mantra slowly atma will wake up.
-Srimad Bhagavad-gita says by practice & renunciation one’s mind can be controlled.
-Story of King asking all to make his goat satisfied to signify how to control senses.
-All our senses are going towards objects of sense.
-God is the embodiment of love.
-Chant holy names & be happy. This is bhakti-yoga.

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10/06/22аm – Baladeva Vidyabhushana Disappearance (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Baladeva Vidyabhuhana is a samarakshaka (protector) of our Gaudiya Sampradaya
-Govinda-bhashya by Baladeva Vidyabhuhana
-Baladeva Vidyabhuhana established that Srimati Radharani is the wife of Krishna
-Life history of Baladeva Vidyabhushana
-shishya-parampara, bhagavatiya-parampara
-False disciples glorify their guru but do not follow their instruction. They should be rejected
-5 essentials grantha by Srila BV Narayana Gosvami Maharaja should be read
-Sukadeva Gosvami did not mention the gopis’ names in Srimad-Bhagavatam as Indirect things are very sweet and tasty
-Be patient: A joke about a motorcyclist who not only had no lights but also no brakes
-Question: Why did the antagonist party in Jaipura ask Baladeva Vidyabhushana to provide a commentary on the Vedanta Sutra? Were Madhvacharya’s comments not enough?
-Question: Why did people who tried to forbid the worship of Sri Radha next to Krishna on the altar accept some parts of the Srimad Bhagavatam but not others? Is that logical?
-Madhvacarya’s doctrine of 5 differences
-On weather in Iceland and Holland

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09/06/22pm – Mantra-mahima & Be Inquisitive (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-What is yoga & different kinds of yoga.
-About atma & Paramatma who are like 2 birds sitting on a branch of a tree.
-If you chant holy names maya will disappear & the soul can see Supersoul.
-Meaning of maha-mantra.
-If you chant maha-mantra all your unhappiness, distress will disappear.
-Meaning of AUM.
-Narada Rishi gave the mantra Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya to Dhruva Maharaja & Prahlada Maharaja.
-Mantra meaning & how it saves baddha jivas.
-How 3 modes of nature act during different times of day.
-You aren’t this body but a soul.
-Be inquisitive about the soul.
-Chant holy names & you will conquer death.

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09/06/22am – Ganga-dashahara (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Lila of Krishna meeting with Ganga-devi and Krishna, Srimati Radhika, and cursing each other
-Types of jadаnandas: bhojanananda (eating), shayanananda (sleeping), jnanananda (learning)
-If you chant the holy names, then nama-ananda will come
-Lila of Mahaprabhu holding His tongue not to chant harinama in the toilet
-Ganga-devi is Viroja
-Ganga-devi is the footbathing water of Vamanadeva Bhagavan
-The meaning of achamana
-Spiritual life means faith
-An animal has a better chance of receiving a human body and beginning to practise the spiritual life than a human who has ruined that chance in his life
-Descendance of Ganga-devi into the material world
-Ganda-devi has many expansions
-Ganga-devi wants to stay in Navadvipa
-Lila of a snake manifesting a beautiful 4 arms form after killed by Garuda and touching the water of the Ganges
-If you keep Ganga’s water for 100 years no bacteria will come
-Even if you see some external flaw in a Vaishnava or River Ganga, never judge them because they are transcendental and perfect
-The dispute between Jamuna and Ganga. Who is higher?
-Banki-bihari will give you darshana only after you take bath and shelter of Jamuna

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08/06/22pm – Rare Human Life for Bhajana (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Baddha-jivas wandering in the same cycle of repeated birth & death.
-We are suffering 3 folds of maya.
-Human life is to enquire about spiritual life.
-Common things in animal & human life.
-Spiritual life means inquiring about soul & Supersoul.
-Bible says God created man after His own image.
-Krsna says, I will give you intelligence by which you can attain Me.
-Krsna says, one who attains My abode will not come again to this material world.
-All of you are sons & daughters of the Lord.
-Maya creates an illusion & example of deer running after mirage.
-Lord is the embodiment of bliss.
-In Kali-yuga only nama-sankirtana is the process to attain bliss & Lord.
-Holy names are non different from Sri Hari.
-GOD means Generator, Operator & Destroyer.
-Lord invested all His potencies in holy names.
-Mahaprabhu instructed all His followers to preach about chanting of holy names.

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08/06/22am – Bhajana-rahasya: Atma-dhyana (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Dharma, artha, kama and moksha are not our ultimate goal
-Wordly and transcendental sadhu-sanga
-Types of sukriti
-If you do not develop paramarthika-shraddha in the association of sadhus, your potential will remain undiscovered
-Up to the level of anartha-nivritti you may be unstable about the object of your worship
-On the level of anartha-nivritti, worshipping a Deity who is not your svarupa Deity will not bring you enjoyment
-Lila on how Jagannatha threw Ramanujacharya right in his bed in South India at the Shivaji temple
-The rules of the South Indian brahmanas are very strict
-The story of Jagannatha Babaji Maharajа’s mishearing of the word “Govardhan’ instead of ‘governer’
-Lord has love and affection for His dhamavasis
-On Vrindavanavasis, Nilacalavasis and Navadvipavasis
-Purna, purnatara and purnatama dhamas
-If you want to serve Krishna in the highest mood, you should take birth in a gopa dynasty
-Krishna sends yajnapatnis and then sadhana-siddha-gopis to their houses
-Atma-dhyana is very important
-By a Guru’s mercy a sadhaka is introduced into his eternal identity as a servant of Sri Radha and Krishna
-Manjari-bhava: even if Krishna wants to meet me, I will not meet with Him. I will only help Krishna to meet Radha
-Read Bhajana-rahasya and Harinama-cintamani to realise nama-rasa
-Why Srimati Radhika’s name is Shyama

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07/06/22pm – Practise Bhakti-yoga (English) – Iceland | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-GBC unnecessary resolutions against Srila Parama-Gurudev & preaching during those days.
-Jnanis are less intelligent & try to merge into Brahman.
-Bhakti brings you close to Lord.
-Example of a train moving & stopping on a platform to signify about Absolute Truth.
-Description of Lord’s beautiful form (barhāpīḍaṁ naṭa-vara-vapuḥ sloka)
-Jnanis don’t believe the Lord has a beautiful form.
-Practise bhakti-yoga.
-Lila of Nityananda Prabhu & Haridas Thakura running away from Jagai & Madhai & Advaita Acharya laughing at it.
-Srila Svami Maharaja converted hippies to happies.
-Lord Shiva giving mercy to a dung beetle which took association with black bee.

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