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September 30, 2012

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 2

On today's sanga, we join Dhanurdhara Swami as he gives a talk at Shanti Shakti in Moscow, Russia, on the Srimad Bhagavatam.

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 3

srnusvavahito rajann
api guhyam vadami te
bruyuh snigdhasya sisyasya
guravo guhyam apy uta

TRANSLATION

O King, kindly hear me with great attention. Although the activities of the Supreme Lord are very confidential, no ordinary man being able to understand them, I shall speak about them to you, for spiritual masters explain to a submissive disciple even subject matters that are very confidential and difficult to understand.



September 26, 2012

The Bhakti Story

The following is a recording of Dhanurdhara Swami's lecture given on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the Bhakti Center in New York, entitled The Bhakti Story.

In The Bhakti Story, Dhanurdhara Swami narrated the first story from the classic 16th century work Brhad Bhagavatamrta, where the great saint Narada, at the famous Kumbha Mela gathering in India, begins his world search for the greatest bhakti-yogi.


September 23, 2012

Radhastami - The Glories of Srimati Radharani

In today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations on Srimati Radharami, in honor of Her appearance day, Sri Radhastami.


September 19, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 74

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 74

vado navalambyah

TRANSLATION

One should not indulge in argumentative debate.


September 16, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 148

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 148

pidabhir nava-kalakuta-katuta-garvasya nirvasano
nisyandena mudam sudha-madhurimahankara-sankocanah
prema sundari nanda-nandana-paro jagarti yasyantare
jnayante sphutam asya vakra-madhuras tenaiva vikrantayah

TRANSLATION

"'My dear beautiful friend, if one develops love of Godhead, love of Krsna, the son of Nanda Maharaja, all the bitter and sweet influences of this love will manifest in one's heart. Such love of Godhead acts in two ways. The poisonous effects of love of Godhead defeat the severe and fresh poison of the serpent. Yet there is simultaneously transcendental bliss, which pours down and defeats the poisonous effects of a snake, as well as the happiness derived from pouring nectar on one's head. It is perceived as doubly effective, simultaneously poisonous and nectarean.'"


September 12, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 73

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 73

yatas tadiyah

TRANSLATION

Pure devotees are not distinguished by externals like social class, for they belong to the Lord.


September 9, 2012

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa-puja Address 2012

The following is a recording of Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa-puja address, given on Saturday, September 8, 2012.


Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 142

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 142

ekasya srutam eva lumpati matim krsneti namaksaram
sandronmada-paramparam upanayaty anyasya vamsi-kalah
esa snigdha-ghana-dyutir manasi me lagnah pate viksanat
kastam dhik purusa-traye ratir abhun manye mrtih sreyasi

TRANSLATION

"[Experiencing previous attachment to Krsna (purva-raga), Srimati Radharani thought:] 'Since I have heard the name of a person called Krsna, I have practically lost My good sense. Then, there is another person who plays His flute in such a way that after I hear the vibration, intense madness arises in My heart. And again there is still another person to whom My mind becomes attached when I see His beautiful lightninglike effulgence in His picture. Therefore I think that I am greatly condemned, for I have become simultaneously attached to three persons. It would be better for Me to die because of this.'


September 5, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 72

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 72

nasti tesu jati-vidya-rupa-kula-dhana-kriyadi-bhedah

TRANSLATION

There are no distinctions among such pure devotees in terms of social class, education, bodily beauty, family status, wealth, occupation, and so on.


September 2, 2012

Weekly Sanga | Sunday, September 2, 2012

In today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations on his recent studies and travels, including last weekend's Bhakti Immersion Retreat.

For pictures from the Bhakti Immersion Retreat, please see here.

For a video of the highlights of the retreat, please see here.


Weekly Sanga

September 30, 2012

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 2

On today's sanga, we join Dhanurdhara Swami as he gives a talk at Shanti Shakti in Moscow, Russia, on the Srimad Bhagavatam.

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 3

srnusvavahito rajann
api guhyam vadami te
bruyuh snigdhasya sisyasya
guravo guhyam apy uta

TRANSLATION

O King, kindly hear me with great attention. Although the activities of the Supreme Lord are very confidential, no ordinary man being able to understand them, I shall speak about them to you, for spiritual masters explain to a submissive disciple even subject matters that are very confidential and difficult to understand.



September 26, 2012

The Bhakti Story

The following is a recording of Dhanurdhara Swami's lecture given on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the Bhakti Center in New York, entitled The Bhakti Story.

In The Bhakti Story, Dhanurdhara Swami narrated the first story from the classic 16th century work Brhad Bhagavatamrta, where the great saint Narada, at the famous Kumbha Mela gathering in India, begins his world search for the greatest bhakti-yogi.


September 23, 2012

Radhastami - The Glories of Srimati Radharani

In today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations on Srimati Radharami, in honor of Her appearance day, Sri Radhastami.


September 19, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 74

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 74

vado navalambyah

TRANSLATION

One should not indulge in argumentative debate.


September 16, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 148

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 148

pidabhir nava-kalakuta-katuta-garvasya nirvasano
nisyandena mudam sudha-madhurimahankara-sankocanah
prema sundari nanda-nandana-paro jagarti yasyantare
jnayante sphutam asya vakra-madhuras tenaiva vikrantayah

TRANSLATION

"'My dear beautiful friend, if one develops love of Godhead, love of Krsna, the son of Nanda Maharaja, all the bitter and sweet influences of this love will manifest in one's heart. Such love of Godhead acts in two ways. The poisonous effects of love of Godhead defeat the severe and fresh poison of the serpent. Yet there is simultaneously transcendental bliss, which pours down and defeats the poisonous effects of a snake, as well as the happiness derived from pouring nectar on one's head. It is perceived as doubly effective, simultaneously poisonous and nectarean.'"


September 12, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 73

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 73

yatas tadiyah

TRANSLATION

Pure devotees are not distinguished by externals like social class, for they belong to the Lord.


September 9, 2012

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa-puja Address 2012

The following is a recording of Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa-puja address, given on Saturday, September 8, 2012.


Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 142

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 142

ekasya srutam eva lumpati matim krsneti namaksaram
sandronmada-paramparam upanayaty anyasya vamsi-kalah
esa snigdha-ghana-dyutir manasi me lagnah pate viksanat
kastam dhik purusa-traye ratir abhun manye mrtih sreyasi

TRANSLATION

"[Experiencing previous attachment to Krsna (purva-raga), Srimati Radharani thought:] 'Since I have heard the name of a person called Krsna, I have practically lost My good sense. Then, there is another person who plays His flute in such a way that after I hear the vibration, intense madness arises in My heart. And again there is still another person to whom My mind becomes attached when I see His beautiful lightninglike effulgence in His picture. Therefore I think that I am greatly condemned, for I have become simultaneously attached to three persons. It would be better for Me to die because of this.'


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