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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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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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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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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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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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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