From hatha to bhakti yoga

January 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 in

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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 Audio here 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

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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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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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Grhastha life

I want to speak about why all of our guru varga are coming from India to the western countries. What is the reason and what is the message they are giving to the westerners? What is this message? This message is about how we can really enter into unalloyed devotional

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Srila Rupa Gosvami

January 2013 Rio de Janeiro,Brazil Yesterday evening we also discussed the glorification of Sri Rupa Goswami and this morning we also discussed Srimad Bhagavatam. Many lilas are going on, many kinds of Radha Govinda sweet pastimes. So yesterday I told how we chant the holy names but we have to

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The glories of Radha Kunda (2)

2012 Govardhana, India – Vraja-mandala parikrama Watch video here In Vraja there is the conjugal mood. They never believe Krsna is Bhagavan, this mood is sweetness mood and all the opulence is completely covered with sweetness, madhurya. vaikuṇṭhāj janito varā madhu-purī tatrāpi rāsotsavād vṛndāraṇyam udāra-pāṇi-ramaṇāt tatrāpi govardhanaḥ rādhā-kuṇḍam ihāpi gokula-pateḥ

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Radha tattva (12)

09 September 2015 Russia Following is the continuation class yesterday‘s class. Krsnera aradhita iti radha, Srimati Radhika is also worshipped by Krsna. Hence, Her name is called Radha. anayārādhito nūnaṁ bhagavān harir īśvaraḥ yan no vihāya govindaḥ prīto yām anayad rahaḥ Truly the Personality of Godhead has been worshipped by

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Radha tattva (10)

08 September 2015 (morning) Krasnodar, Russia Watch the class here In accordance with the scriptures and Vaisnava philosophy, Krsna is not our aradhya-deva (worshippable deity). Who is our aradhya-dev? Srimati Radhika. The definition of tattva-darsan is as stated: aradhyo bhagavan vrajesa-tanayas tad-dhama vrndavanam rtamya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena va kalpita srimad-bhagavatam

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Prasada seva

Q: What’s the meaning of prasada-seva? Srila Gurudev: Prasad has two meanings. One is krpa, mercy. To receive the mercy of Gurudev. And prasad-seva is the remnants of Krsna that I will accept. Just like a medicine. A medicine you cannot eat, you accept it. Krsna is the doctor. Krsna

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Krsna’s footprints

A: Krsna has 19 signs on His lotus feet. So, one by one you can also remember. All of them are important. First, you chant the holy names. While you are chanting, remember the footprints of Krsna. Srimati Radhika told how beautiful is Vrndavan. Because Krsna walks on the paths

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Mantra mayi-upasana

Srila Gurudev: Meditate in astakaliya-lila is just when you realize your own transcendental and constitutional form. At that time you will do astakaliya-lila. First, you do two kinds of smaranam (remembrance). One is called astakaliya-lila-sarasaki and the other, mantra mayi-upasana. You won’t do astakaliya-lila now. It’s according to your level.

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Love who loves your guru

24 December 2015 (Christmas eve) Teresópolis/RJ, Brazil – Morning walk Question: How to love who loves your [own] guru? Srila Gurudev: As like Gurudev loves Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaj, so all the disciples of Bhativedanta Svami Maharaj loves Gurudev. This is a simple way. Because everybody saw how he [SvamiMaharaj] loves

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Gaura Arati

16 January 2016 Santos/SP, Brazil – Morning Walk Listen the class here and here Question: What should we think at the time of Gaura-arati? Answer: Mangalarati is the arati of the end of night, nisanta-lila. And Gaur-arati is the time which Krsna is returning back from the herding of the

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Why has Mahaprabhu come?

07 January 2016 Santos/SP, Brazil – Morning walk Svarup Damodar mentions why Krsna has come in this kali-yuga in the form of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. There are here three reasons explained in this verse. In krsna-lila, Krsna relished all kinds of mellows from the heart of the brajbasis: santa, dasya, vatsalya

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Who are you?

Araras/SP, Brazil You should all give compassion to all the living entities, this is very important in our human life. Animals have no compassion, but we are human beings and we have compassion towards others. If you see someone unhappy or sick, automatically your heart will melt and you will

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Kartik month – guidelines to observe

25 October 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Watch the video here (…) When Krishna is with sandhini and samvit, He is Paramatma. When He is only with sandhini, the same Krishna is Brahma. And if He is with sandhini, samvit and hladini, then He is Bhagavan. What makes Krsna be Bhagavan

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The eye of the bird

04 February 2016 São Vicente/SP, Brazil – Hatha yoga center One plus one equal one? I am very happy for coming in your hatha yoga center; here you practice yoga and music, isn’t it? Very nice. Try to understand the correct meaning of yoga. Yoga means, in Sanskrit word, to

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What is prema?

15 December 2015 Heathrow Aiport, London (departing for Houston) Watch the video here [A disciple of Srila Gurudev, Radhika didi, asks Srila Gurudeva about Krsna putting His head on Srimati Radhika’s feet.] [Srila Gurudeva replies:] Srimati Radhika did not put Her feet on Krsna’s head. Krsna is prema. When He

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Nandotsava

06 September 2015 Yesterday it was a very nice celebration, Krsna’s Janmastami. And today is also a super excellent and auspicious day because is Nanda Mahotsava, the celebration of the Happy Birthday of Nanda Maharaja’s son, Krsna. Nanda Maharaj gave many donations to the Vrajavasis in this day. Because Krsna

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Radhastami

8 September 2015 – Appearance day of Srimati Radhika Who is Srimati Radhika? She is the internal potency of Krsna, Krsna antaranga shakti. And She fulfills all His desires. krsna-vancha-purti-rupa kare aradhane ataeva ‘radhika’ nama purine vakhane “Her worship (aradhana) consists of fulfilling the desires of Lord Krsna. Therefore, the

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Radha tattva (9)

07 September 2015 Krasnodar, Russia (Class 9) We have discussed many different pastimes of Krsna and His childhood pastimes. Krsna also killed many demons. He also manifested aisvarya (opulent) forms in front of Mother Yasoda and Nanda Maharaj. Yesterday morning, I also told Mother Yasoda saw innumerable universes in the

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Janmastami

18 August 2014 – Appearance day of Lord Krsna London Part 1  Part 2 Janmastami – the appearance day of Lord Krsna chandra Who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Svayam Bhagavan. In Bhagavad-Gita Krsna also says: janma karma ca me divyam evaḿ yo vetti tattvataḥ tyaktvā dehaḿ punar janma

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