Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bhakti begins there (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Bhagavad gita 7.19:

          bahunam janmanam ante
          jnanavan mam prapadyate
          vasudevah sarvam iti
          sa mahatma su-durlabhah

After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.

So, bahunam janmanam ante… After many births, when the jnanis, those of the impersonal school, come to understand that the Prime Cause of the consciousness of their quest is a personal one, then they come to conceive of Vasudeva [Krishna as the Source-of-All-That-Is and the All-pervading Spirit/Consciousness/Light/Love].

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Love (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Thanks to the Berlin temple for this one.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nimai — The Hidden Avatar

Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (or as a child Nimai, born under a neem tree), "The Hidden Avatar", is Krishna Himself – The Absolute, Source, The Supreme Spirit/Consciousness, The Spiritual Sun, OM, Prime Cause, Adi, I AM, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, God incarnating "secretly" in the form of a devotee of Himself, for the double purpose of experiencing His devotees' ecstatic love for Him, and to show the conditioned souls in forgetfulness how to be a devotee, to liberate them and retrieve them into the fold of the divine play of the Sentient Absolute.

Nimai — The Hidden Avatar 

Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, or Nimai (born under a neem tree), "The Hidden Avatar", is Krishna Himself — The Supreme Personality of Godhead, The Supreme Spirit/Consciousness/Light, The Absolute, Source, OM, The Spiritual Sun, Prime Cause, Adi, I AM, God incarnating "secretly", in the form of a devotee of Himself, for the double purpose of experiencing His devotees' ecstatic love for Him, and to show the conditioned souls in forgetfulness how to be a devotee. "Do like this. It's beautiful."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Service to The Absolute (Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaj)

Western philosophers corroborate that the criterion of the Absolute is 'for Itself and by Itself'. Indian saints say 'He' instead of 'It', so therefore, the Absolute is 'for Himself and by Himself'.

Nobody can know Him by adopting a challenging mood. He is unchallengeable self-effulgent Truth. He can be realized only by His own grace, and grace descends only to a completely surrendered soul.

The Lord has infinite manifestations in which He reveals Himself. In the eternal abode, the Lord's associates serve Him in different relationships [passive adoration, servant, friend, parent, lover]. Therefore, He manifests in various forms, so as to facilitate the individual soul's desire to serve Him in a form suitable to their taste.

(Dasavatara - Ten manifestations of Godhead, by Swami Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaj)

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

So the real current is His pastimes (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Excerpt from Home Comfort 

“...and we can enter into His service, the highest position, 
and thereby see the affection, love, harmony, and beauty 
that exist there”

Please listen attentively to what I shall explain. In a scientific way I shall try to explain the subject to you, in general, independently of all religious conceptions. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Srila Sridhar Maharaj (biography, links, blog archive)

Today is the appearance day of one of the greatest Vaishnavas of recent time, the sannyasa guru of our guru Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj, and a great favourite in Nimaihuset: Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. 

Gurumaharaj yesterday, singing in Radha Kunda on the Radha Kunda Appearance Day

Singing better and better for each day...

Gurumaharaj this morning (Appearance day of Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Srila Gurumaharaj from Vrindavan this morning: Hassling with the monkeys, singing, and finally giving a lecture on Srila Sridhar Maharaj (His sannyasa-guru) on His appearance day. 1 hour and 8 minutes (that's 1:08).

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Beyond immortality, beyond liberation, beyond oneness (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Excerpt from Life-nectar of the Surrendered Souls

A barren conception of mere "deathlessness" cannot afford us any knowledge of a positive thing, but only freedom from the negative side. If immortality means "no influence of mortality," what, then, is its positive conception? What will be the nature, movement, and progress of that which is immortal? Without this understanding, immortality is only an abstract idea. Because it does not appear to exhibit the symptoms of death, stone would be "more immortal" than human beings, and conscious entities would be "mortal," forever denied immortality. 

What, then, is the positive conception of immortality? How are the immortal "immortal"? What is the positive reality in immortality? How can one become immortal? One must search out his intrinsic location in the universal order. It will not do to attempt to solve only the negative side of life which is full of suffering – birth, death, infirmity, and disease. We should know that there exists a conception of life worth living for. This positive side has been almost totally neglected in most general religious views.

For instance, the Buddhist theory is that after liberation, nothing remains. Buddhists crave absolute extinction of material existence. And the Shankarite monist theory of liberation is to lose one's individuality by "becoming one" with the non-differentiated aspect of the Absolute. They postulate that when the triad of seer, seen, and seeing, or knower, knowable, and knowledge culminate at one point, the triad is destroyed and nothing remains.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Vaishnava on two legs. Preview

Gurumaharaj and disciple

Friday, November 2, 2012

15 minutes Hi-Quality Krishna Consciousness (Chakrini Devi Dasi)

Nimaihuset favourite Chakrini Devi Dasi in sweet kirtan, from Festival of The Holy Name 2010 at New Raman Reti in Alachua, Florida. (Watch the clip carefully, there are beautiful things going on here...)

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(Don't miss tracks 1, 4, 6, 26, 29 from 2010)