Nov 28

A Mission Transforming Material Science into Spiritual Science

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A Mission Transforming Material Science into Spiritual Science

A humble offering on the 75th Vyasapuja of

Srila Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja

18th December 2012

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Nov 25

The Very Gist of Govardhan Puja

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November 14, 2012 — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja read from several sources to explore the significance of Govardhan Hill and it’s special relationship to the SCS Math in Navadvipa.

Here is the recording of the November 14, 2012 sadhu-sanga.

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  • Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja explained Srila Sridhar Maharaja’s revelation about the very gist and substance of Govardhan lila as represented in the Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.26.10
  • Here the Highest Truth takes the humble position of a cowherd boy, a mild and soft conception of God — Reality the beautiful.
  • In this Pastime, the retributive egoism of Indradeva, as a kingly personality, is not overcome by confronting and rebuking him, but by the endearing sweetness of Krishna’s playful pastimes as compassionate protector of his beloved devotees. And Indra, himself, is not excluded from that circle.
  • This perfectly captures the sublime mood and nature that characterized Srila Sridhar Maharaja’s own realizations, realizations that attracted so many fortunate souls to him.
  • Without a service connection to the authentic representative of that conception, only divisiveness can result within the reactionary plane of egoistic existence. The hypocrisy, quarrel and bitter strife of Kali increases, rather than being ameliorated by the harmonizing influence that descends from the Department of Divine mercy and compassion.
  • Corrupted by the egoism of considering oneself a vaishnava, one falls victim to such lower existence.
  • Govardhan Hill is non-different from Krishna, even though it appears in the pose of santa rasa as a mountain. Furthermore, it’s hidden caves and bowers are the locus of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna’s loving pastimes.
  • Govardhan sila is also non-different from Krishna, because, even as an apparent finite part of the infinite, it is also infinite.
  • Srila Govinda Maharaja has marked the essence of Srila Saraswati Thakura’s teachings of how to properly perform the raga marg worship of Govardhan by the sankirtan of the Holy Names, and represented that in a diorama and sloka placed front and center of the nath mandir in Sri Dham Koladvip, which is Gupta Govardhan — hidden Govardhan.
  • The prayers of Srila Govinda Maharaja to Sri Govinda Kund at the foot of Gupta Govardhan, and of Srila Das Goswami to Giri Govardhan were then read in glorification of this hidden treasure of the exalted yet unassuming holy festival of Sri Govardhan Puja.

Sep 30

Disappearance Day of Srila Haridasa Thakura

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Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja recounted the glorious pastimes of Namacharya Srila Haridasa Thakura.

Here is the recording of 29 September 2012 sadhu-sanga.

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Sep 25

Appearance Day of Srimati Lalita Devi

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To celebrate the appearance of Srimati Lalita Devi, Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja read an extract from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume I, in glorification of Srimati Lalita Devi, from the discourses of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

in glorification of Srimati Lalita Devi

A second reading followed from Divine Guidance, “We must follow the service mood of Lalitadevi”, from the discourses of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

We must follow the service mood of Lalitadevi

Here is the recording of 22 September 2012 sadhu-sanga.

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Aug 13

Appearance Day of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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To celebrate the appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabupada, Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja recited Parama Karuna, one of Srila Prabhupada’s favorite bhajans. Maharaja then read Srila Prabhupada’s first and last commentaries on this bhajan.

The lyrics can be found here.

Here is the Purport.

Here is an Extended Purport.

Here is the recording of 11 August 2012 sadhu-sanga.

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