Category - England

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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05/05/22am – Everything comes from the rasa-lila (English) – France

-Krishna kills Aristasura. Shyama-kunda and Radha-kunda appearance
-Remembering Sita didi
-Separation from devotees of the Lord is most painful.
-Haridasа Тhakura leaving his transcendental body which Mahaprabhu bathed in ocean & placed in samadhi & arranged viraha mahotsava.
-Definition of the best speaker
-Murta and amurta Krishna
-Rasa-lila is the centre of everything
-All rasas come from sringara-rasa and are there in Srimati Radhika
-Meaning of viruddha and aviruddha
-Components of rasa
-Even when Srimati Radhika manifests mana (anger), she serves Krishna with this mana in shanta-rasa
-Krishna is surprised at the good fortune of Pavanadeva (wind) playing with Srimati Radhika’s clothes
-Ahaituki mana is unbreakable but Krishna breaks Srimati Radhika’s mana in the narrow forest path with the help of Yogamaya

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04/05/22pm – Parashurama-katha (Hindi) – On the way to Paris

-Jamadagni’s wife attacked Sahasrarjuna as he killed Jamadagni.
-Difference in opinion on attacking kshatriyas between Jamadagni & his wife & son Parasurama.
-Parasurama’s mother’s name is Renuka.
-Parasurama killed his mother & again brought back to life on father’s blessing.
-Parasurama killed Kshatriyas travelling around the globe 21 times.
-Parasurama giving bow of Shivaji to Janaka Maharaja & not to Ravana.
-Janaka Maharaja used to worship that bow.
-Ravana thought about stealing the bow & can’t even lift it & feel like a mouse in between the bow.
-Sita-devi as a small child used to do stava-stuti of bow.
-Question: Why did Krishna speak Bhagavad-gita only to Arjuna & not to other Pandavas.
-Parasurama is a shaktyavesha-avatara.
-From Patravali one can get Srila Vamana Gosvami Maharaja’s lectures.
-First surrender then sraddha comes.
-Characteristics of sharanagati which is the doorway to bhakti.
-Bhakti is nitya nirantara chirantara sada sarvada, eternal uninterrupted always forever
-Different types of vichara.

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03/05/22pm – Glories of Akshaya-tritiya (English) – England

-Akshaya-tritiya meaning & 4 auspicious days in a year.
-About jnana-marga & bhakti-marga.
-Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti established on the day of Akshaya-tritiya.
-Ganga-devi descended from Satyaloka on this day.
-Satya-yuga & Treta-yuga manifested on this day.
-Lord Parashurama appeared on this day.
-Draupadi got akshaya patra from Suryadeva.
-Lila of Krsna saving Draupadi & Pandavas from Durvasa Rishi’s anger by eating a small piece of food in akshaya patra.
-Krsna as vastra-avatara sent the cloth to Draupadi during disrobing.
-Lila of Sudama meeting Krsna.
-Lila of gopis teasing Krsna from where He got cloth to give Draupadi.
-Draupadi gave cloth to Krsna to stop blood from His wound.
-Draupadi giving cloth to Durvasa Rishi after he lost his clothes in a storm in Mandakini river in Svarga & Durvasa Rishi’s blessings.
-Badarikashrama & Banki-bihari temple was opened on this day.
-Lila of Krsna as a boatman taking gopis on Manasi Ganga.
-Today is Chandana-yatra.
-Lila of Krsna giving milk to Madhavendra Puripada & Madhavendra Puripada doing annakuta festival & applying chandana on Thakuraji.
-Same verse recited by Srimati Radhika in viraha, Madhavendra Puripada & Mahaprabhu.
-Story of how Dhana Kuvera became rich by Shivaji’s mercy & how his sons became Snigdha-kanta & Madhu-kanta by Krsna’s mercy.
-Lord Shivaji asked for some rice from Sati-devi today.
-Read Vishnu Sahasaranama, Bhagavad-gita today.
-Bhakti will never get destroyed but just gets covered.
-Story of a mouse catching a ghee lamp in a temple & rolling in front of Thakuraji & becoming a princess in the next life.
-Srila Parama-Gurudeva says always glorify guru & vaishnava.

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03/05/22am – Akshaya Tritiya Significant Events (English) – England

-Mahabharata was manifested by Vyasadeva on Akshaya-tritiya
-25-29 Chapters of Bhagavad-gita (Bhishma-parvata) were manifested on the day of Akshaya-tritiya
-18 names of Bhagavad-gita. Gita’s first name is Ganga
-Ganga appeared on Akshaya-tritiya day
-Lila of Krishna meeting with Virоja (Ganga-devi). Srimati Radhika cursed Krishna that he would not marry and be attracted to many girls, and Krishna cursed Srimati Radhika that Her husband would be impotent
-Lila of Krishna in the form of a serpent and Srimati Radhika in the form of a peacock (brief)
-Chastity of Savitri and Sita-devi
-The story of Savitri and Satyavan
-Do not disturb minds of the karmis

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