Jul 21

Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita Antya Lila 16.1-54

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July 20, 2013 Sadhu-Sanga — Bhakti Vijnan Muni Maharaja read from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.

Topic: Antya Lila Ch. 16: Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Tastes Nectar from the Lips of Lord Sri Krsna

Here is the recording of the July 20, 2013 sadhu-sanga.

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Jul 03

June 29, 2013 Sadhu-Sanga — Bhakti Vijnan Muni Maharaja read from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.

Topic: The Ecstatic Transformations of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (cont)

Here is the recording of the June 29, 2013 sadhu-sanga.

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  • Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu laments His separation from Lord Krsna in the company of Ramananda Raya and Swarupa Damodara Goswami. To enhance his ecstatic mood, Swarupa Damodara would sing appropriate songs and Ramananda Raya would recite suitable verses.
  • One day, while going to the beach by the sea, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu suddenly saw a flower garden. Mistaking the garden for Vrndavana, the Lord quickly entered the garden and began searching for Krsna. Then, just as the gopis did, the Lord began to ask the trees, the creepers, and the animals if they had seen Krsna.
  • After some time, the Lord actually saw the transcendental beauty of Krsna in the garden, whereupon He fell to the ground unconscious. At that time, all the devotees, headed by Svarupa Damodara Goswami, joined Him in the garden. They saw all the symptoms of transcendental ecstatic love manifested in the body of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
  • Once again all the devotees brought Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu back to consciousness by a concerted effort. Then the Lord got up and began wandering here and there, looking all around. The Lord then began reciting many verses describing the transcendental beauty of Krsna.
  • Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu then asked Swarupa Damodara Goswami to sing a song that would bring consciousness to His heart. The Lord began to dance and all eight kinds of spiritual transformations became manifest in His body. After some time, Swarupa Damodara stopped singing due to the Lord’s fatigue. Ramananda Raya made the Lord sit down and dissipated His fatigue by fanning Him. The devotees then took the Lord to the beach and bathed Him. Finally, they brought Him back home, fed Him lunch and then made Him lie down.
  • Sripad Puri Maharaja then discusses the poetic skills of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Sridhar Maharaja. He then continues with a discussion of the relationship between the senses and consciousness. The source of sensation cannot be found in the sense organs, but arises from the atma and the paramatma.
  • The session concludes with a brief discussion of the impersonal (Mayavadi) conception of Godhead versus bhakti-yoga.
Jun 09

June 8, 2013 Sadhu-Sanga — Sripad Bhakti Vijnana Muni Maharaja read from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.

Topic: The Ecstatic Pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Here is the recording of the June 8, 2013 sadhu-sanga.

Jun 02

June 1, 2013 Sadhu-Sanga — Sripad Bhakti Vijnana Muni Maharaja read from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita. Sripad Narayan Maharaja, Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja and others also spoke briefly at the end.

Here is the recording of the Jun 1, 2013 sadhu-sanga.

May 26

May 25, 2013 Sadhu-Sanga — Sripad Bhakti Vijnana Muni Maharaja read from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita. Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja also spoke briefly at the end on the appearance of Srila Madhavendra Puri and Srila Srinivas Acharya.

Here is the recording of the May 25, 2013 sadhu-sanga.


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