Preparing For Gaura Purnima

Today’s class was given on Friday, March 10, 2006, when Srila Dhanurdhara Swami spoke about preparing for Gaura Purnima at 26 Second Avenue in New York City.

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 6

Madhya-līlā Chapter 1 Text 6


jaya jaya gauracandra jaya kṛpā-sindhu
jaya jaya śacī-suta jaya dīna-bandhu

All glories unto Śrī Gaurahari, who is an ocean of mercy! All glories unto You, the son of Śacīdevī, for You are the only friend of all fallen souls!

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 3

Madhya-līlā Chapter 1 Text 3


jayatāṁ suratau paṅgor
mama manda-mater gatī

Glory to the all-merciful Rādhā and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 2

Madhya-līlā Chapter 1 Text 2


vande śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-
nityānandau sahoditau
gauḍodaye puṣpavantau
citrau śan-dau tamo-nudau

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Lord Nityānanda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauḍa to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all.

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 1

Madhya-līlā Chapter 1 Text 1


yasya prasādād ajño ’pi
sadyaḥ sarva-jñatāṁ vrajet
sa śrī-caitanya-devo me
bhagavān samprasīdatu

Even a person with no knowledge can immediately acquire all knowledge simply by the benediction of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Therefore I am praying to the Lord for His causeless mercy upon me.

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Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 46

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 46


anyathā pūrṇa-kāmasya
kaivalyādy-aśiṣāṁ pateḥ
īśitavyaiḥ kim asmābhir
īśasyaitad viḍambanam

Otherwise, why would the supreme controller — whose every desire is already fulfilled and who is the master of liberation and all other transcendental benedictions — enact this pretense with us, who are always to be controlled by Him?

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15 Conclusion

In today’s class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami concludes Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15, The Killing of Dhenuka, The Ass Demon.
Note: Due to technical difficulties, the beginning of the class was not recorded.

Preview: Conclusion of The Brahmanas’ Wives Blessed

In tonight’s sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami gives a preview of next week’s class for the conclusion of Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 23: The Brahmanas’ Wives Blessed.