Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Disappearance Day – Sunday, November 11, 2018


In today’s sanga Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from the festival honoring Śrīla Prabhupāda on the day of his disappearance at Bhaktivedanta Āśrama in Govardhana.

 

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya-līlā Chapter 8 Text 1


Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya-līlā Chapter 8 Text 1

 


sañcārya rāmābhidha-bhakta-meghe
sva-bhakti-siddhānta-cayāmṛtāni
gaurābdhir etair amunā vitīrṇais
taj-jñatva-ratnālayatāṁ prayāti
 

TRANSLATION
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who is known as Gaurāṅga, is the ocean of all conclusive knowledge in devotional service. He empowered Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya, who may be likened to a cloud of devotional service. This cloud was filled with the water of all the conclusive purports of devotional service and was empowered by the ocean to spread this water over the sea of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Himself. Thus the ocean of Caitanya Mahāprabhu became filled with the jewels of the knowledge of pure devotional service.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 6 Chapter 17 Text 11


The following is a morning Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam class given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami on September 14, 2018.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 6 Chapter 17 Text 11

 


śrī-pārvaty uvāca
ayaṁ kim adhunā loke
śāstā daṇḍa-dharaḥ prabhuḥ
asmad-vidhānāṁ duṣṭānāṁ
nirlajjānāṁ ca viprakṛt
 

TRANSLATION
The goddess Pārvatī said: Alas, has this upstart now received a post from which to punish shameless persons like us? Has he been appointed ruler, carrier of the rod of punishment? Is he now the only master of everything?

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZUFCwWd3-Q

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 6 Chapter 16 Text 46


The following is a morning Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam class given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami on August 29, 2018.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 6 Chapter 16 Text 46

 


viditam ananta samastaṁ
tava jagad-ātmano janair ihācaritam
vijñāpyaṁ parama-guroḥ
kiyad iva savitur iva khadyotaiḥ
 

TRANSLATION
O unlimited Supreme Personality of Godhead, whatever a living entity does in this material world is well known to You because You are the Supersoul. In the presence of the sun there is nothing to be revealed by the light of a glowworm. Similarly, because You know everything, in Your presence there is nothing for me to make known.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzyhtUCD8KQ

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 6 Chapter 16 Text 45


The following is a morning Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam class given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami on August 28, 2018.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 6 Chapter 16 Text 45

 


atha bhagavan vayam adhunā
 tvad-avaloka-parimṛṣṭāśaya-malāḥ
sura-ṛṣiṇā yat kathitaṁ
 tāvakena katham anyathā bhavati
 

TRANSLATION
Therefore, my dear Lord, simply seeing You has now wiped away all the contamination of sinful activities and their results of material attachment and lusty desires, which always filled my mind and the core of my heart. Whatever is predicted by the great sage Nārada Muni cannot be otherwise. In other words, I have obtained Your audience as a result of being trained by Nārada Muni.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcUSAP7KTns

 

Jhulan Yatra at Jagannath Mandir – August 18, 2018


The following is a talk given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami on the occasion of Jhulan Yatra at Jagannath Mandir in Sayreville, New Jersey on August 18, 2018.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnf2bUXr8L0
 

The Passing Away of His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami remembers his friend, His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami, who passed away on Saturday, September 8th, in Śrī Vrindavana Dhama surrounded by god-brothers, well-wishers, and the holy name.