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Varnashrama, Bhakti, and Vaisnavi Gurus

December 27th, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | 1 Comment

The Bhagavatam replaces the moral law of varnashrama dharma, with all its restraints, with the guidelines of the bhakti marg, thus opening the realm of ecstatic love of God to all and making the Bhagavatam a veritable New Testament of the East.

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B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami and the Maha Mandala

December 1st, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | No Comments

When I asked Srila Sridhara Maharaja for some seva, he said to me, ‘Swami Maharaja (Srila Prabhupada) has given you everything; go and start a preaching mission on his behalf and I will be in the background to help you.’

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Existing to Love

October 23rd, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | 2 Comments

While monists cherish eternal “being,” Vaishnavas cherish eternal loving. In short, monists love to exist, whereas Vaishnavas exist to love.

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Sakhya or Madhurya

September 25th, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | 1 Comment

Despite the objective superiority of gopi-bhava, the venerable Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami makes it clear the best rasa is the one that is subjectively best for each devotee.

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On the Lotus of the Heart

August 24th, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | No Comments

Seeing Krishna within the heart requires eyes anointed with divine love (prema), for wherever there is prema, God is present. The two are one and different at the same time.

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O My Friend!

February 21st, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | No Comments

Srila Prabhupada said on a number of occasions that he identified with sakhya rasa. He also wrote a poem to Krishna in his intimate moments expressing the desire for sakhya rasa. We find no equivalent stated aspiration on his part for any other rasa.

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