Disappearance day of Shri Baladeva Vidyabhushana

Brazil. June 14, 2019 Watch class here Jayadeva Gosvami mentioned Radha and Krishna’s marriage and these types of lilas in Gita-Govinda. Because everyone cannot understand parakiya–bhava, paramour mood. Radha and Krishna’s parakiya–bhava is called transcendental. In this material world, a paramour mood contains all kinds of sinful activities. In the transcendental

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Akshaya Tritiya/Chandana-yatra of Lord Jagannatha/Anniversary of Shri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti’s Inauguration/ Opening the doors of Shri Badrinarayana

Skype, 29 April 2017 Watch class here Today is a super excellent auspicious day known as Akshaya Tritiya. Today is also the day of Shri Jagannathadeva’s Chandana-yatra, the first opening of the door of Badrinarayana and today, Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja established our Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti. Shrila Gurudeva would

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Appearance Day of Shri Gadadhara Pandita

Skype, 26 April 2017 Watch class here Today is a super excellent auspicious day, because today is the appearance day of Gadadhara Pandita, who was the direct expansion of Shrimati Radhika. So, I have to speak something about Gadadhara Pandita. In the Chaitanya-charitamritam, Shri Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami very nicely glorified Gadadhara Pandita. There, he mentioned there

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Shri Balarama Rasa-yatra

Russia, 2 April 2007 Listen class here Now I will speak a bit on Baladeva Prabhu’s rasa dance since today is also Baladeva Prabhu’s rasa dance lila. Shrila Shukadeva Gosvamipada, very nicely and clearly explained Baladeva Prabhu’s rasa dance. You know that Krishna and Balarama left from Vrindavan and went to Mathura and

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Lord Vishnu glorifies Ekadashi

Brazil, 19 July 2017 Watch class here (closer to the end of the class) Once Lord Vishnu went to the palace of Yama Maharaja, who is called the presiding deity of death.  In which direction does Yama Maharaja reside?  South. Lord Vishnu went to Yamaloka, the place is called Mrityuloka.

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How to Perform Archana

Surinam, 2017/05/04 Please, watch class here [By request of the devotees, Shrila Bhaktivedanta Vana Maharaja gave this special introductory class about the process and meaning of archana – worship. He is presenting the history and context of the process of archana to the new devotee not familiar with the ancient Vedic system

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Advent of Shrimad Bhagavad-gita

Watch this class here Have many of you heard of the Shrimad Bhagavad-gita? I will speak on this today. The Shrimad Bhagavad-gita is called, ‘one part of Mahabharatam’. In the Mahabharatam, Bhishma–parva, chapters 42 to 60 are called the Bhagavad-gita, there 18 chapters there. The essence of all the Vedas, Puranas, and Upanishadas,

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Gopashtami

November 15th, 2018 – GopashtamiMathura Watch this class here Today is a super, excellent auspicious day, it is called Gopashtami. The whole day is known as Ashtami tithi. According to Vaishnava culture and traditions, in a few hours we will observe Gopa Ashtami. Gopashtami means the first time Krishna herded

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Disappearance Day of Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja

November 10th, 2018 – Disappearance Day of Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami MaharajaGovardhan Watch this class here So today is a super, excellent auspicious day. Today is the disappearance day of guru-pada-padma nitya lila pravishta om vishnupada ashtottara shata Shri Shrimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Goswami Maharaja and also the disappearance day of nitya

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Dipavali and the glories of Giriraj Govardhan

November 7th, 2018 (Dipavali)Govardhan Watch this class here Today is called Dipavali which is a very super, excellent, auspicious day. Today we offer ghee lamps to Giriraja Govardhana. Because Giriraja Govardhana is actually the heart and soul of the Vrajavasis. Shrimati Radhika Herself also glorified Giriraja. In the Shrimad-Bhagavatam, Shukadeva

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Kartik month

October 15, 2016, MathuraWatch this class here We are here to commence our Vraja mandala Parikrama or Kartik Parikrama. I have told how the month of Kartik has many names. It has been called by many different names. One name for the month of Kartik is Niyam–Seva mas. Niyam means

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The glories of Ekadasi

19 July 2017, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil Watch this class here Today is super excellent auspicious day, Ekadashi Tithi.  Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakur sang this song: ekadashi-tithi, bhakti-janani, jatane palana korikrsna-basoti, basoti boli’, parama adare bori(Sudha Bhakata, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura) If we observe Ekadashi Tithi then Bhakti-devi will manifest in our heart. 

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Radhastami

17 September 2018, Raval/India(English translation from Hindi) We are doing the parikrama under the guidance of vaishnavas. We are now in the birthplace of our worshipable Deity. Radharani appears here. This is the birthplace of Shrimati Radhika.  In different kalpas She appears in different ways. Gurudev says that, in this kalpa,

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Lalita Devi

28 August 2017, Mathura/IndiaWatch this class here Today is a very auspicious day. It is Lalita Saptami, the Appearance Day of Lalita-devi. During the last two days we have heard about Radha-tattva from the lotus mouths of the Vrajavasis. This tattva is so deep, gambhira, but they have described it so simply

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Shrila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja Appearance Day

02 September 2016, MalaysiaWatch this class here Today is a very auspicious day, the appearance day of nitya-lila-pravista-om-visnupad-asttotara-sata Shri Shrimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja, who is the prominent disciple of nitya-lila-pravista-om-visnupad-asttotara-sata Shri Shrimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja. Shrila Gour Govinda Maharaja took shelter in the lotus feet of Shrila Bhaktivedanta Swami

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Sadhu-sanga

20 June 2019 Matinhos/PR, Brazil Evening class Listen this class here What is the meaning of human life? Eating, sleeping, defending and meeting, these four things are common between human life and animal’s life. The human life means how to practice devotional service to the Lord. Try to understand, in

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From hatha to bhakti yoga

January 13, 2012 Espirito Santo, Brazil Watch video here I am very happy to come into this yoga center. We are here simply to discuss yoga. Yoga is actually a Sanskrit word, this is not English or Portuguese or another language, actually, this word is Sanskrit. Yoga means “connection”. As

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How to develop our spiritual practices

I want to speak about how we can develop our sadhana and bhajana. Srila Rupa Gosvamipada quoted one unprecedented verse in his book, Bhakti Rasamrta Sindu: adau sraddha tatah sadhu sango ‘tha bhajana-kriya tato ‘nartha-nivrttih syat tato nistha rucis tatah athasaktis tato bhavas tatah premabhyudancati sadhakanam ayam premnah pradurbhave bhavet

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Radhastami

It is very close to Radhastami, the appearance day of Srimati Radhika, so I want to speak and glorify Srimati Radhika and speak about the manner how Srimati Radhika became manifested in this material world. We know Sri Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Svayam Bhagavan. He manifested many

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Gundica marjan

2014 Poland Today is a very auspicious day, because tomorrow originally we will celebrate the Ratha Yatra in Jagannath-puri. So a day before Jagannath Ratha Yatra in Jagannath-puri they also cleaned the temple of Gundica. I told you that Indradyumna Maharaj actually manifested this vigraha of Jagannath, Baladev, and Subhadra.

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Adhikaris (platforms) of a devoteee

26 January 2015 Morning Walk Devotee: There is uttama adhikari (devotee), madhyama adhikari and kanistha adhikari… Under or below kanistha adikary, is there also one level of devotee? Srila Gurudev: Devotees are of three categories in our vaisnava philosophy: kanistha, madhyama and uttama adhikari. Kanistha… Also three types of kanistha:

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Bhagavat Saptah –

January 2013 Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil Sri Bhagavat Saptah 4th day (evening) Introduction The valuable jewels that Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura gives us in His sacred songs and books, we cannot evaluate. Many devotees perform bhajan and sadhana for many years, but they don’t associate with Bhaktivinode Thakura’s books with these types of granthas.

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The bricks are chanting

In our Kesavji Gaudiya Math, all the bricks in the wall are chanting: Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Why? Because Gurudev Srila Narayan Gosvami Marahaja performed bhajan and sadhan in His room for sixty years there, in Kesavji Gaudiya

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Human life

Watch it here There are five types of human beings. Nitisundar or those who do not follow any rule or regulation. The “so-called” human beings, one can say: “so-called” human beings. One cannot say that last night he accepted diksa (second initiation) and then became a human being. They are

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Guru is vaisnava, vaisnava is guru

28 Decembee 2014 Rio de Janeiro/RJ, /Brazil Nowadays, there are appearance and disappearance days of Srila Jiva Goswamipad, who is prominent amongst the six Goswamis. I wish to discuss his life history and his compromission. Vaishnave… (inaudible). If we glorify Vaishnav then we will be protected from maya (illusory energy).

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The essence of Bhagavat katha

09 January 2017 Penha/SC, Brazil Watch the class here What is the essence of Srimad Bhagavat-katha? How the ordinary conditioned soul becomes free from maya and how to attain the highest divine love for Radha and Krsna? Especially in this Kali-yuga, there is only one process to attain the highest

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Bhagavat Saptah – Gopi katha

January 2013 Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil Sri Bhagavat Saptah 3rd Day (morning) We will continue Srimad Bhagavatam, specially the 10th canto (dasha skandha). We discussed yesterday how Krsna chastised the serpent Kaliya. There are many teachings of Kaliya, Dambhanda Lila and Sobari Risi katha. Gurudev again and again remained us

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