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Aug 7, 2017

SRI BRHAD-BHAGAVATAMRTAM - PART 1, 3RD CLASS

29 May 2015

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So continuing, I am discussing about Brhad-bhagavatamrtam, composed by Srila Sanatana Gosvamipad. Brhad-bhagavatamrtam is called the essence of Srimad Bhagavatam and here Srila Sanatana Gosvamipad explains two stories, one is the story of Narada Rsi and the other is the story of Gopa-kumar.

In the first part we discussed how Narada Rsi went to different places and he glorified the devotees. Narada Rsi first met with one brahmana in Prayaga, who used to worship his Thakurji Salagram-sila. Narada Rsi told him, “You are the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord”, and that brahmana told, “I am not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord, the king who lives in South India worships the Lord and engages all of his wealth and money in Thakura-seva, so he is the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord”. 

Then Narada Rsi went to South India and saw how the king served his Thakurji and then Narada Rsi  said, “You are the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord”, then the king told, “I am not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord, the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord is Indra, the king of the heavenly planets”.

Then Narada Rsi went to the heavenly planet and he also glorified Indra, who is the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord. Indra [being] very humble told, “I am not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord; Brahmaji is the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord”. Then Narada Rsi came in Brahma-loka and met Brahmaji, who told, “Actually I am not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord; Shiva is the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord (bhagavata-krpa-patra)”. 

SRI BRHAD-BHAGAVATAMRTAM - PART 1, 4TH CLASS

06 June 2015


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So continuing, I am giving classes about Brhad-bhagavatamrtam composed by Srila Sanatana Gosvamipad. There are two parts in Brhad-bhagavatamrtam: one is the story of Narada Rsi and the other, of Gopa-kumar. So we are discussing the first part of the book, the story of Narada Rsi and his enquiry of who is the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord (bhagavat-krpa-patra). For this regard he started [his search by] going to Prayaga, where the three holy rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati - merge together and he met with one old Brahmana who used to worship his Thakurji Salagrama-sila.

Then he also went to south India where there was a king living in his kingdom. That king also used to worship his Thakurji but the king told he was not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord, after that the king said, “If you want to see the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord, you should go to heaven (Svarga-loka) [to see] Indra”. So Narada Rsi arrived in Indra-loka which is called heaven or Svarga-loka and Indra also told that he is not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord. So then Narada Rsi went to Brahma-loka (Satya-loka) and Brahmaji also told that he is not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord. Then Narada came in the place of Shiva-loka, Shivaji also said he is not the best recipient of the mercy of the Lord and then he went to Suta-loka where Prahlada Maharaja is staying.

Jul 31, 2017

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Apr 27, 2017

SRI BRHAD-BHAGAVATAMRTAM - PART 1, 2ND CLASS

19 May, 2015
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I have discussed the first part of Sri Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrtam composed by Srila Sanatana Gosvami, and I also explained that in the Brhad Bhagavatamrtam there are two parts, one part glorifies about the devotees of Lord, and that’s the history of Narada Rsi, and the other part glorifies the devotion (Bhakti), and that is Gopa Kumar katha.

I have also told in the previous class that Narada Rsi came in the very super excellent and auspicious place, Prayaga Tirtha, where three rivers meet together Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati, and at that time he saw one poor brahman that used to worship his Thakurji Salagram. Narada Rsi told him, “You are the best recipient of the mercy of Lord”, then the brahman told, “I’m not the recipient of the mercy of Lord; if you want to see the best recipient of the mercy of Lord you should go to south India, and you will see that there is a king which worships the Lord with all his wealth and money”, this is called royal seva (rajakiya seva). 

Then Narada Rsi arrived in south India where he saw the king and how he served his Thakurji with all of his wealth and money; this is called raja seva, royal service. Then the king told, “I’m not the best recipient of the mercy of Lord (bhagavat krpa patra), if you want to see the best recipient of the mercy of Lord, then you should go to heaven; Indra is the best recipient of the mercy of Lord”. 


Mar 5, 2017

SRILA TRIVIKRAM MAHARAJ’S LETTER TO SRILA GURUDEV (BV Vana Maharaja)

Hare Krsna!

The following is a letter Srila Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Mararaja wrote to our Dearmost Srila Gurudev on 27ᵀᴴ June 2002.

“Sri Sri Guru Gaurangau jayatah
Sri Devananda Gaudiya Math, Nabadwip, 27ᵀᴴ June 2002,
My dear respected and affectionate Vana Maharaja,
     I received your letter from Holland, dated from 19ᵀᴴ June 2002, yesterday and I am very much pleased. You spoke very nicely your lecture about “Peace and prayer”. Therefore, there are many points that if you would speak them, it would be nice.
     According to the qualification of the prayers, the results will be different. The conditioned souls are actually attached with material objects; therefore, they cannot understand the highest peacefulness of aprakrta vastu (Absolute Substance). And they (materialist peolple) are unable to realize about transcendental objects, for this reason, they never pray to Lord.
     Anyhow, I pray your lecture improve day by day. I hope Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu bless to you.
     In this moment, I have lost my memory. I cannot remember anything else. Also, I cannot see anymore, nor write.
     I think, in the rest of my life, it’s not possible again go to Vrndavana. I pray to Lord all you stay in Vrndavana and do bhajana and sadhana.
     I am an offender and from far I offer my obeisances to Vrndavana-dhama and you pay my obeisances to pujyapada Narayana Maharaja. Let him know that I am offering my dandavat pranamas to him and all you accept.

Paying obeisances,
Fallen Trivikrama.
27ᵀᴴ June 2002.”