Playlist - Bhagavata Saptaha in Mathura 2020

18/11/20 – Srimad Bhagavat-saptaha Day 7 (Hindi) – Mathura

Disappearance of Srila Vamana Maharaja, Srila Trivikrama Maharaja and Srila Svami Maharaja – the three pillars of Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti: Srila BV Vamana Maharaja, Srila BV Narayana Maharaja and Srila BV Trivikrama Maharaja (Brahma, Visnu and Mahesh); – the astonishing humility of Srila BV Vamana Maharaja (he would give initiations only to those recommended by Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja and he used to avoid being present at his own Vyasa puja); – the amazing memory capacity of Srila BV Vamana Maharaja (the “Gaudiya Dictionary”); – the perfect press service of Srila BV Vamana Maharaja; – when a GBC member came to Nabadwip to complain to Srila Vamana Maharaja about the preaching of Srila Narayana Maharaja; – you can chant less holy names, but never criticize the vaisnavas!

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17/11/20 – Sri Bhagavata-saptaha, day 6 (Translation) – Mathura

Venu Gita and Rasa-lila katha
– Srimad Bhagavatam speaks things in an indirect way;- the reason why Sukadeva Gosvami did not take the name of Srimati Radhika and of the gopis in the Bhagavatam;- Venu gita katha;- gopis grow up and cannot any longer mix freely with Krsna;- the importance of varnasrama-dharma (ex: Manu Samhita);- gopis grow up: the restlessness of their feet shifts to their eyes;- the beauty of the autumn season (relating to the cleaning of the anarthas);- even at the stage of bhava, the anarthas might come back;- about the rajo dharma (menstruation) of the gopis;- example of the deer and does of Vrindavana listening to the sound of Krsna`s flute;- the woman who had been rejected by her husband and who came to Lord Ramachandra searching for justice;- summary of rasa-lila.

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17/11/20 – Bhagavat Saptaha, day 6 (Hindi) – Mathura

Venu Gita and Rasa-lila katha

  • Srimad Bhagavatam speaks things in an indirect way;
  • the reason why Sukadeva Gosvami did not take the name of Srimati Radhika and of the gopis in the Bhagavatam;
  • Venu gita katha;
  • gopis grow up and cannot any longer mix freely with Krsna;
  • the importance of varnasrama-dharma (ex: Manu Samhita);
  • gopis grow up: the restlessness of their feet shifts to their eyes;
  • the beauty of the autumn season (relating to the cleaning of the anarthas);
  • even at the stage of bhava, the anarthas might come back;
  • about the rajo dharma (menstruation) of the gopis;
  • example of the deer and does of Vrindavana listening to the sound of Krsna`s flute;
  • the woman who had been rejected by her husband and who came to Lord Ramachandra searching for justice;
  • summary of rasa-lila.
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15/11/20 – Bhagavat Saptah day 4 (Translation) – Mathura

– Bali Maharaja and Vamana deva katha (connected to Putana vadha lila) – When we should give up guru – Three sittings (adhiveshana) of Bhagavatam and six questions of Saunakadi Rsis – Glories of Ambarisha Maharaja, Ambarish-Durvasa katha (importance of break-fast(paran) time) – Importance of using limbs of body to serve Krsna – Following spiritual life in grhasta-ashram – Ramachandra katha – Forbidden to beat a lady – Krsna’s janma-lila katha

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15/11/20 – Bhagavat Saptah day 4 (Hindi) – Mathura

– Bali Maharaja and Vamana deva katha (connected to Putana vadha lila)- When we should give up guru- Three sittings (adhiveshana) of Bhagavatam and six questions of Saunakadi Rsis- Glories of Ambarisha Maharaja, Ambarish-Durvasa katha (importance of break-fast(paran) time)- Importance of using limbs of body to serve Krsna- Following spiritual life in grhasta-ashram- Ramachandra katha- Forbidden to beat a lady- Krsna’s janma-lila katha

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14/11/20 – Bhagavat-saptah day 3 – Story of Ajamila (Translation) – Mathura

– Description of hell and consideration about pious and sinful karma; – Every action has a consequence; – Atonement – If a cow is given in donation, one should also arrange for its food; – Glories of holy names; – Story of Ajamila; – Who is a true brahmana; – Story of Srila Svami Maharaja and his godbrother who had dishonored the maha-prasada offered by Western devotees; – Importance of samskaras; – Importance of receiving harinama from Guru (his sabda brahma will destroy your sins); – Conversation between Yamadutas and Visnudutas heard by Ajamila (sadhu-sanga); – Story of the Muslim that spoke “haram” at the time of his death; – Glories of keeping water of the Ganges in one’s house.

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