Playlist - USA 2022

26/06/22pm – The Nectar of Krishna-katha (English) – USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Human life is very rare
-Only Pariksit Maharaja knew he would live another 7 days
-He-donkey chases she-donkey as baddha-jivas chase maya
-Without bhajana and sadhana the life is useless
-The story of a dog finding a bone
-God is our mother and father
-Adhidaivika, adhyatmika, adhibhautika
-Our asakti should be to krishna-katha
-Srimati Radhika came to Rupa and Sanatana in a disguise of a village girl to listen to their hari-katha
-Shukadeva Gosvami stopped meditation on Brahman while listening to hari-katha
-The sound of the flute of Govinda
-Story of a disciple bringing water to his Gurudeva
-Aho bhagyam sloka
-Srimati Radhika calls krishna-katha nectar and poison
-Lila of Krishna smearing oil on the mouth of the gopi’s mother-in-law
-Story of the sadhu transferring mouth to a tiger

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26/06/22 midday – Stages in Sadhana (English) – USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-The importance of diksha-mantras; paramarthika-jivana
-If you don’t receive your diksha-mantra Krsna wont accept your offering.
-Baddha-jivas have so many anarthas & are full of sinful activities.
-Lila of Narada Rishi converting the thief Ratnakar to Valmiki Rishi by initiating him with rama-nama.
-Lila of Lord Shivaji directing a brahmana to Sanatana Gosvami for wealth & Sanatana Gosvami giving him touchstone & then harinama (Nama-chintamani).
-What is shraddha?
-With nama-abhasa Ajamila reached Vaikuntha.
-Human life meant for bhajana & hari-katha sravana.
-Sukriti importance for sadhu-sanga & sraddha. Types of sukriti.
-Story of a mouse catching fire from ghee lamp & Thakuraji thinking it is doing arati & awarded it the life of princess.
-Always associate with exalted vraja-rasika Vaishnava.
-Types of nishtha & Hanuman’s nishtha for Rama & Radharani’s nishtha for Krsna.
-Never give up guru & harinama.
-Lila of Srimati Radhika coming to listen to a conversation between Rupa Gosvami & Sanatana Gosvami about radha-krsna-lila.
-Krsna stays where vraja-katha happens.
-2 viraha-murti in Puri Jagannatha.
-Types of bhajana & 6 types of anishthita-bhajana.
-Dont follow markata-vairagya.
-About nishtha, ruci, asakti & bhava-dasa.
-Maha-prasada is very powerful.

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25/06/22 pm – From Hatha-yoga to Bhakti-Yoga (English) – USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-How to connect atma and Paramatma
-God created man after His image
-The mantra AUM
-Patanjali Rishi’s yoga
-Asanas were originated by Shiva
-The material sound toches body and mind, and transcendental sound touches body, mind and soul
-This world is limited, no asima-ananda is there
-God is always with you in the form of Paramatma
-How to love God? Through the holy names
-Question: Why is there no taste in chanting?
-Avoid nama-aparadhas and vaishnava-aparadhas
-The index finger should be out of japa-mala bag indicating to your own faults
-The story of a sadhu and a prostitute
-The leaky sieve accuses the needle of having a hole
-Madhavendra Puripada’s disciples: Isvara Puripada and Ramacandra Puripada
-Ramacandra Puripada even criticised Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu for eating too much as a sannyasi
-Question: Why do we keep criticising?
-Question: How to keep practising bhakti when the sadhu is away?
-Do your bhajana staying in your asrama
-Glories of the American devotees

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25/06/22 midday – Glories of Radha and Krishna (English) -USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Reject jiva-brahma-aikya-jnana but study tat-padartha-jnana and tvam-padartha-jnana
-Mercy of Guru and Nityananda
-The story of a princess losing her necklace
-Krishna loves Vrajavasis
-Sri Radha is the source of all perfections
-To kill demons is not Krishna’s duty
-4 extraordinary qualities of Krishna
-Beauty of Krishna’s form
-Gopis are envious with Krishna’s flute
-Krishna is the expert in playing the flute
-Clean all anarthas from your heart – ceto darpana marjanam
-Srimati Radhika feeds Her shuka pomegranate seeds and kisses him

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25/06/22am – Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yatra (9) (English) – USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Srimati Radhika humbly asking Krsna to come to Vraja.
-Vrajavasis heart & soul is Vrindavanа but not other places.
-Srimati Radhika in a submissive mood glorifying Krsna.
-Baddha-jivas illusioned & punished by Мaya-devi out of her mercy for their reluctance to serve Krsna.
-Gopis are always absorbed with Krsna as they are transcendental.
-Baddha-jivas 3 bodies & how chitta with past life impressions affect them.
-Forgiveness is a great virtue. Forgive & forget.
-How past life impressions can go away.
-Atma has a nice beautiful form in a dormant way like a small seed.
-Which type of forms does each rasa devotees have.
-Gopis are nitya-parikaras of Krsna performing lila arranged by Yogamaya.
-janma karma ca me divyam sloka discussion.
-Vrajavasis are ragatmika-jana doing all their household activities being absorbed in Krsna.
-Srimati Radhika getting angry & asking Krsna how did He forget His parents &
Vrajavasis love
-Description of beautiful kunja & arrangements done by Yogamaya.
-External crying & internal happiness is coming in transcendental viraha.
-Gaudiya mission means crying school for Krsna.
-Sikshatakam ‘nayanaṁ galad-aśru-dhārayā’ sloka discussion.

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24/06/22pm – Nama-mahatmya (English) – USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-The glories of Syamarani didi
-Harer nama harer nama sloka
-Chant the holy names anytime in any circumstances
-Holy name is higher than Sri Hari
-Ceto darpana marjanam, Ke ami ke ami slokas
-You are the internal soul
-Self-realisation is best realisation
-Offences are removed by regular chanting of the holy names
-Tunde tandavini ratim sloka
-Smara-garala-khandanam sloka
-Buy one-way ticket to Vrindavana
-Control the urges of your senses
-Vapu-seva, vani-seva
-This material world is a garden of God. You have to give water to living entities
-Be one-pointed with manjari-bhava, remove all unwanted branches
-The glories of Hari-vasari Ekadashi
-Srila BV Svami Maharaja compared ice to baddha-jivas
-Naham vipro sloka

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24/06/22аm – Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yatra (8) (English) – USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-Krsna saying about reason for separation to gopis in Kurukshetra.
-Gopis getting angry on Krsna’s instruction to meditate on His lotus feet like yogis.
-Paramatma is everywhere in all atoms inside & outside.
-About 3 aspects of Absolute Truth.
-Aishvarya-mula-bhakti & madhurya-mula-bhakti.
-Gopis never believe Krsna as Bhagavan & consider Him as their family member.
-About Bhagavan’s 6 opulences.
-Krsna gets intoxicated by His own beauty & sees it in the mirror of radha-prema.
-Only vraja-prema can bind Krsna. Eg:Yashoda-maiya & Srimati Radhika.
-Santa-rasa in Srimati Radhika’s mana gives Krsna pleasure.
-Everything in the spiritual world is chetana & have love & affection towards Krsna doing His seva.
-About glories of Krsna’s bodily effulgence.
-Lila of Yogamaya manifesting as a snake to help Krsna break Radharani’s mana.
-Lord always speaks the Truth.
-Lila of Krsna saying His image has taken butter but not Him to Yashoda-maiya.
-Lila of Krsna becoming helpless & falling at sakhis feet to enter kunja where Srimati Radhika is there with mana.
-How & when did the last sloka of Shikshastakam came with reference to radha-krsna-lila.
-Lila of Vrinda-devi asking Krsna to go as sadhu & thereby called upon by Lalita & Vishakha-devi to see Radhika’s fate saw Radhika eye to eye & broke Her mana.
-Radhika told Krsna it’s difficult for Her to forget Him as Her mind is always absorbed in Him.
-Transcendental prema vs material lust
-5 main things to do to attain Goloka Vrindavana.
-Lila of Srimati Radhika in bhava asking Chitra-devi not to draw Krsna’s lotus feet as He will escape.

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23/06/22pm – Sri Srivasa Pandita Disappearance (English) – USA | Srila BV Vana Maharaja

-A house without hari-bhajana is a snake hole while a house with hari-bhajana is Goloka Vrindavana
-Krishna-seva-vritti is the most important
-The glories of Srivasa Thakura
-The story of how Narada Rishi thought to conquer lust
-The story of how Narada Rishi made Shiva and Parvati deal with each other
-Krishna-katha is a sweet nectar
-The story of how Narada Rishi made the wife and the husband deal with each other and listen to hari-katha
-The brahmana of Srivasa’s dream saves Srivasa when he falls from the balcony
-The lils of how the payupahari wanted to be present in Mahaprabhu’s nama-sankirtana
-The lila of Krishna noticing a kajal on only one gopi’s eye (Ajnok place in Vraja-mandala parikrama)
-The story of Narada who went to bring water to Krishna and was delayed for many years

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