Perfect Questions Perfect Answers with Jayadvaita Swami – Friday, May 31, 2019


The following is a home program entitled Perfect Questions Perfect Answers with Srila Jayadvaita Swami and Srila Dhanurdhara Swami on Friday, May 31, 2019, in Brooklyn, New York.

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

Home Program with Simon Haas – Sunday, June 23, 2019


The following is a home program with author Simon Haas and Srila Dhanurdhara Swami on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Brooklyn, New York.

 
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqca_-O4fuU

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 7



Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 7

 


yasyāṁ vai śrūyamāṇāyāṁ
kṛṣṇe parama-pūruṣe
bhaktir utpadyate puṁsaḥ
śoka-moha-bhayāpahā
 

TRANSLATION
Simply by giving aural reception to this Vedic literature, the feeling for loving devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, sprouts up at once to extinguish the fire of lamentation, illusion and fearfulness.

 

Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 text 1



Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 text 1

 


kṛpā-guṇair yaḥ kugṛhāndha-kūpād
uddhṛtya bhaṅgyā raghunātha-dāsam
nyasya svarūpe vidadhe ’ntar-aṅgaṁ
śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanyam amuṁ prapadye
 

TRANSLATION
With the ropes of His causeless mercy, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu employed a trick to deliver Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī from the blind well of contemptible family life. He made Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī one of His personal associates, placing him under the charge of Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī. I offer my obeisances unto Him.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 6



Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 6

 


anarthopaśamaṁ sākṣād
bhakti-yogam adhokṣaje
lokasyājānato vidvāṁś
cakre sātvata-saṁhitām
 

TRANSLATION
The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyāsadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 4


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 4

 


bhakti-yogena manasi
samyak praṇihite ’male
apaśyat puruṣaṁ pūrṇaṁ
māyāṁ ca tad-apāśrayām
 

TRANSLATION
Thus he fixed his mind, perfectly engaging it by linking it in devotional service [bhakti-yoga] without any tinge of materialism, and thus he saw the Absolute Personality of Godhead along with His external energy, which was under full control.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 1


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 1

 


śaunaka uvāca
nirgate nārade sūta
bhagavān bādarāyaṇaḥ
śrutavāṁs tad-abhipretaṁ
tataḥ kim akarod vibhuḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Ṛṣi Śaunaka asked: O Sūta, the great and transcendentally powerful Vyāsadeva heard everything from Śrī Nārada Muni. So after Nārada’s departure, what did Vyāsadeva do?

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 7 Chapter 1 Texts 4-5


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 7 Chapter 1 Texts 4-5

 


śrī-ṛṣir uvāca
sādhu pṛṣṭaṁ mahārāja
hareś caritam adbhutam
yad bhāgavata-māhātmyaṁ
bhagavad-bhakti-vardhanam

gīyate paramaṁ puṇyam
ṛṣibhir nāradādibhiḥ
natvā kṛṣṇāya munaye
kathayiṣye hareḥ kathām
 

TRANSLATION
The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, you have put before me an excellent question. Discourses concerning the activities of the Lord, in which the glories of His devotees are also found, are extremely pleasing to devotees. Such wonderful topics always counteract the miseries of the materialistic way of life. Therefore great sages like Nārada always speak upon Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam because it gives one the facility to hear and chant about the wonderful activities of the Lord. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrīla Vyāsadeva and then begin describing topics concerning the activities of Lord Hari.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 3 Text 1


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 3 Text 1

 


sūta uvāca
jagṛhe pauruṣaṁ rūpaṁ
bhagavān mahad-ādibhiḥ
sambhūtaṁ ṣoḍaśa-kalam
ādau loka-sisṛkṣayā
 

TRANSLATION
Sūta said: In the beginning of the creation, the Lord first expanded Himself in the universal form of the puruṣa incarnation and manifested all the ingredients for the material creation. And thus at first there was the creation of the sixteen principles of material action. This was for the purpose of creating the material universes.