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.

11 Core Verses for the Practice of Bhakti-Yoga – A Study of Śrī Upadeśāmṛta (2016) – Part 10


The following is the tenth part of a ten part seminar on the Śrī Upadeśāmṛta given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami on July 16, 2016.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 — Texts 9-11 Continued: The Glories of Rādhā-kuṇḍa

11 Core Verses for the Practice of Bhakti-Yoga – A Study of Śrī Upadeśāmṛta

The essential teachings of bhakti-yoga were disseminated by Śrī Caitanya mainly through the writings of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī who was one of the few people directly and systematically instructed by him. The substance of those teachings, the essence of all bhakti philosophy, were expertly summarized and poetized in 11 verses called Sri Upadesamrita, translated and popularized by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada as The Nectar of Instruction. This seminar will be taught by Dhanurdhara Swami, a scholar of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s teachings. His book Waves of Devotion, a study of Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (Nectar of Devotion) is one of the most widely acclaimed commentaries on the text in English.

This seminar is for those who would like to deepen their understanding of bhakti-yoga.

Link: https://youtu.be/K79pE7-6Tbo
 

11 Core Verses for the Practice of Bhakti-Yoga – A Study of Śrī Upadeśāmṛta (2016) – Part 9


The following is the ninth part of a ten part seminar on the Śrī Upadeśāmṛta given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami on June 18, 2016.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 — Texts 9-11: The Glories of Rādhā-kuṇḍa

11 Core Verses for the Practice of Bhakti-Yoga – A Study of Śrī Upadeśāmṛta

The essential teachings of bhakti-yoga were disseminated by Śrī Caitanya mainly through the writings of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī who was one of the few people directly and systematically instructed by him. The substance of those teachings, the essence of all bhakti philosophy, were expertly summarized and poetized in 11 verses called Sri Upadesamrita, translated and popularized by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada as The Nectar of Instruction. This seminar will be taught by Dhanurdhara Swami, a scholar of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s teachings. His book Waves of Devotion, a study of Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (Nectar of Devotion) is one of the most widely acclaimed commentaries on the text in English.

This seminar is for those who would like to deepen their understanding of bhakti-yoga.

Link: Week 9 Slide Presentation
Link: https://youtu.be/4xa7_yyUMI4
 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 8 Chapter 19 Text 13


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 8 Chapter 19 Text 13

 


vairānubandha etāvān
āmṛtyor iha dehinām
ajñāna-prabhavo manyur
ahaṁ-mānopabṛṁhitaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Hiraṇyakaśipu’s anger against Lord Viṣṇu persisted until his death. Other people in the bodily concept of life maintain anger only because of false ego and the great influence of ignorance.