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March 28, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 238

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami continues his discussion on the Bhakti Sandarbha with Anuccheda 238 where the importance of proper sadhusanga is discussed.



March 25, 2007

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 26

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 24

tatranvaham krsna-kathah pragayatam
anugrahenasrnavam manoharah
tah sraddhaya me 'nupadam visrnvatah
priyasravasy anga mamabhavad rucih

TRANSLATION
O Vyasadeva, in that association and by the mercy of those great Vedantists, I could hear them describe the attractive activities of Lord Krsna And thus listening attentively, my taste for hearing of the Personality of Godhead increased at every step.


March 21, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 237

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami continues his discussion on the Bhakti Sandarbha with Anuccheda 237.

[Unfortunately, I missed the first 10-15 minutes of the class. My apologies for the inconvenience. ys, rkd.]



March 18, 2007

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 24

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 24

te mayy apetakhila-capale 'rbhake
dante 'dhrta-kridanake 'nuvartini
cakruh krpam yadyapi tulya-darsanah
susrusamane munayo 'lpa-bhasini

TRANSLATION
Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedanta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self-controlled and had no attachment for sports, even though I was a boy. In addition, I was not naughty, and I did not speak more than required.


March 14, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 236

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami continues his discussion on the Bhakti Sandarbha with Anuccheda 236.



March 11, 2007

Gaura Purnima with Varsana Swami

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami spent Gaura Purnima (the appearance day of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu) this year with the wonderful devotees in Albany, New York. Along with Srila Varsana Swami, Dhanurdhara Maharaja spoke on Madhya section of Sri Vrindavana dasa Thakura's Caitanya Bhagavata.

Both maharajas spoke in the morning and in the evening. This is the evening class (Thanks to Tushar for the recording) and we hope to have the morning class up soon.



Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 23

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 23

aham puratita-bhave 'bhavam mune
dasyas tu kasyascana veda-vadinam
nirupito balaka eva yoginam
susrusane pravrsi nirviviksatam

TRANSLATION
O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brahmanas who were following the principles of Vedanta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.


March 7, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 235

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's begins with Bhakti Sandarbha. The Bhakti Sandarbha is the fifth part of the Sad Sandarbha (six sandarbhas) which was originally started by Srila Gopal Bhatta Gosvami but then expanded upon and completed by Srila Jiva Gosvami.

The Sad Sandarbha's six parts are as follows.

  1. Tattva Sandarbha - Wherein the different aspects of tattva or truth are explained. It concludes the highest tattva is the Bhagavata Purana, also known as the Srimad Bhagavatam.

  2. Bhagavata Sandarbha - Wherein the distinction of the brahman (impersonal), the paratamta (internal) and the bhagavata (fully personal) aspects of God is made and establishes the bhagavata manifestation as the highest.

  3. Paramatma Sandarbha - Wherein the paramatma or supersoul is discussed. The paramatma is the manifestation of God residing in every living entity's heart.

  4. Krishna Sandarbha - Wherein Krishna is established with scriptural reference as being the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  5. Bhakti Sandarbha - Wherein bhakti or devotional process to Krishna is explained.

  6. Priti Sandarbha - Wherein prema bhakti is established as the highest form of liberation.

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami starts the class with Anuccheda 235 where the concept of saranagata, surrender, is explained.

For more on this section, please see Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's journal entry from February 1, 2005, entitled Lessons from Bhakti Sandarbha.


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March 28, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 238

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami continues his discussion on the Bhakti Sandarbha with Anuccheda 238 where the importance of proper sadhusanga is discussed.



March 25, 2007

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 26

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 24

tatranvaham krsna-kathah pragayatam
anugrahenasrnavam manoharah
tah sraddhaya me 'nupadam visrnvatah
priyasravasy anga mamabhavad rucih

TRANSLATION
O Vyasadeva, in that association and by the mercy of those great Vedantists, I could hear them describe the attractive activities of Lord Krsna And thus listening attentively, my taste for hearing of the Personality of Godhead increased at every step.


March 21, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 237

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami continues his discussion on the Bhakti Sandarbha with Anuccheda 237.

[Unfortunately, I missed the first 10-15 minutes of the class. My apologies for the inconvenience. ys, rkd.]



March 18, 2007

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 24

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 24

te mayy apetakhila-capale 'rbhake
dante 'dhrta-kridanake 'nuvartini
cakruh krpam yadyapi tulya-darsanah
susrusamane munayo 'lpa-bhasini

TRANSLATION
Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedanta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self-controlled and had no attachment for sports, even though I was a boy. In addition, I was not naughty, and I did not speak more than required.


March 14, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 236

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami continues his discussion on the Bhakti Sandarbha with Anuccheda 236.



March 11, 2007

Gaura Purnima with Varsana Swami

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami spent Gaura Purnima (the appearance day of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu) this year with the wonderful devotees in Albany, New York. Along with Srila Varsana Swami, Dhanurdhara Maharaja spoke on Madhya section of Sri Vrindavana dasa Thakura's Caitanya Bhagavata.

Both maharajas spoke in the morning and in the evening. This is the evening class (Thanks to Tushar for the recording) and we hope to have the morning class up soon.



Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 23

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 5 Text 23

aham puratita-bhave 'bhavam mune
dasyas tu kasyascana veda-vadinam
nirupito balaka eva yoginam
susrusane pravrsi nirviviksatam

TRANSLATION
O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brahmanas who were following the principles of Vedanta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.


March 7, 2007

Bhakti Sandarbha Anuccheda 235

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's begins with Bhakti Sandarbha. The Bhakti Sandarbha is the fifth part of the Sad Sandarbha (six sandarbhas) which was originally started by Srila Gopal Bhatta Gosvami but then expanded upon and completed by Srila Jiva Gosvami.

The Sad Sandarbha's six parts are as follows.

  1. Tattva Sandarbha - Wherein the different aspects of tattva or truth are explained. It concludes the highest tattva is the Bhagavata Purana, also known as the Srimad Bhagavatam.

  2. Bhagavata Sandarbha - Wherein the distinction of the brahman (impersonal), the paratamta (internal) and the bhagavata (fully personal) aspects of God is made and establishes the bhagavata manifestation as the highest.

  3. Paramatma Sandarbha - Wherein the paramatma or supersoul is discussed. The paramatma is the manifestation of God residing in every living entity's heart.

  4. Krishna Sandarbha - Wherein Krishna is established with scriptural reference as being the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  5. Bhakti Sandarbha - Wherein bhakti or devotional process to Krishna is explained.

  6. Priti Sandarbha - Wherein prema bhakti is established as the highest form of liberation.

Srila Dhanurhdara Swami starts the class with Anuccheda 235 where the concept of saranagata, surrender, is explained.

For more on this section, please see Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's journal entry from February 1, 2005, entitled Lessons from Bhakti Sandarbha.


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