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We aspire to assist our spiritual master in furthering his mission of unearthing the holy pastime places of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His eternal associates in Bengal

We aspire to assist our spiritual master in furthering his mission of unearthing the holy pastime places of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His eternal associates in Bengal

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We aspire to assist our spiritual master in furthering his mission of unearthing the holy pastime places of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His eternal associates in Bengal

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English

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Bhakti (devotion) vs Ashtanga Yoga | Comparison and analysis | Prema Pradipa

5/26/2020
(The below is adapted from Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s ‘Prema Pradipa’) yamadaibhir yoga pathaihkama-lobha hato muhuhmukunda-sevaya yadvattathatmaddha na samyati(Srimad Bhagavatam, 1.6.35)–Though it is true that by exercising restraint of the senses by the yoga system one can get respite from the disturbances of desire and lust, yet this is not sufficient to give satisfaction to the […] The post Bhakti (devotion) vs Ashtanga Yoga | Comparison and analysis | Prema Pradipa appeared first on...

Duration:00:12:07

Ekadashi – How to observe this auspicious occasion | Teachings of Lord Chaitanya

5/15/2020
(The Following is an excerpt from Srila Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta‘) (Sri Jagadananda Pandita writes)One day Lord Gaurahari left the Gundicha temple to sit in the Jagannatha Vallabha gardens. It was the auspicious day of Ekadasi. He spent the whole day and night chanting the holy name of Krishna.Accompanying the Lord were Swaroop Damodara, […] The post Ekadashi – How to observe this auspicious occasion | Teachings of Lord Chaitanya appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of...

Duration:00:06:24

Jagannatha Misra’s Disappearance | One who reads this achieves Vaikuntha

5/12/2020
The pastime of Sri Jagannatha Misra’s disappearance is very painful for the Gaudiya Vaishnavas. Though both the appearance and the disappearance of a Vaishnava is considered to be auspicious, yet the apparent misery of our beloved Gauranga and Mother Saci are very difficult to overlook. It is exactly for this reason that not much is […] The post Jagannatha Misra’s Disappearance | One who reads this achieves Vaikuntha appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:08:05

Sri Jagadananda Pandita & Lord Chaitanya | Navadvipa Pastimes | Sri Prema Vivarta

5/9/2020
(The Following is an excerpt from Srila Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta‘) (Srila Jagadananda Pandita remembers) aha se chaitanya pada bhajanera sampadakotha ebe gelo ama chhadiamake feliya gela mrityu mor na hailashoke ami yai gadagadi (Sri Prema Vivarta, 2.17) – O! the feet of Lord Chaitanya are the wealth of one’s devotion. Where have they […] The post Sri Jagadananda Pandita & Lord Chaitanya | Navadvipa Pastimes | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of...

Duration:00:04:30

Eagerness to see Lord Gauranga | Love in separation | Sri Prema Vivarta

4/29/2020
(The following is an excerpt from Srila Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta’) Srila Jagadananda Pandita writes – O Gauranga! Leaving the shelter of Your feet, I am traveling to Sri Vrindavana. Considering that I would be able to see Your previous pastimes, I wished to go there.Now I repent having thought like that. Not seeing […] The post Eagerness to see Lord Gauranga | Love in separation | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:06:13

Divine Love (Prema or Piriti) and its characteristics | Sri Prema Vivarta

4/28/2020
(The below is an excerpt from Srila Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta’) Enquiries of Sri Raghunatha Das Goswami One day Sri Raghunatha asked Swaroop Damodara,” What is Divine Love? Please give me a general perception of it. I cannot comprehend the ecstatic divine love described by Vidyapati and Chandidasa.Their words externally come across as nothing […] The post Divine Love (Prema or Piriti) and its characteristics | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:14:20

Chapter Nine – Yukta Vairagya | Sri Prema Vivarta

4/27/2020
There are two types of renunciations – fake and appropriate. One day Srila Sanatana Goswami enquired, ‘O Lord! Please describe Yukta Vairagya to me. The mayavadis (impersonalists) insist that if a sannyasi (renounced) knows anything material to be comparable to a crow’s stool, then such a sannyasi is the best amongst men.I wish to learn […] The post Chapter Nine – Yukta Vairagya | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:05:43

Chapter Seven – The Holy Name is for Everyone | Sri Prema Vivarta

4/27/2020
The holy name of the Lord does not manifest itself in bad association In bad association, the holy name of Krishna never appears. The letters of the name might be uttered but the real name never manifests itself. Sometimes a semblance of the pure holy name appears. One constantly commits offenses unto the holy name […] The post Chapter Seven – The Holy Name is for Everyone | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:04:37

Chapter Five – Transformations of Ecstasy in executing devotional service | Sri Prema Vivarta

4/27/2020
The pangs of transformations of love ceaselessly dance like waves upon my mind. Everyday I get into some quarrel with Lord Gauranga.Thus I have come to be known as ‘Kundale Jagai’ (Quarrelsome Jagai).I went to see Vrindavana and while staying at Sanatana’s place, I quarrelled with him. When he calmly came before me, wearing a […] The post Chapter Five – Transformations of Ecstasy in executing devotional service | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:03:24

Caste and Family Lineage in Devotional Life (Bhakti) | Sri Prema Vivarta

4/6/2020
(The Following is an excerpt from Srila Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta‘ ) Family Lineage and the eligibility to worship the Lord If one has faith, then he/she is qualified to chant the holy name of the Lord. The quarrels of dry speculators concerning one’s caste and creed do not count for anything in this […] The post Caste and Family Lineage in Devotional Life (Bhakti) | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:03:52

Lord Chaitanya and the Parrot | Holy name of Gauranga | Prema Vivarta

3/29/2020
An Excerpt from Srila Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta‘ (Sri Jagadananda Pandita writes) One who does not worship moonlike Lord Chaitanya is crazy. If you worship Him, you shall relish the greatest joy. He is an embodiment of magnanimity. Who can possibly forget Him ? He bestows boundless mercy upon His servants.Lord Chaitanya is my […] The post Lord Chaitanya and the Parrot | Holy name of Gauranga | Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:05:01

Goradaha (Gaura-daha) | Lord Gauranga’s Lake, Gadigacha (Godrumadvipa) | Mahaprabhu and the crocodile

3/25/2020
(An excerpt from Sri Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta‘) (Sri Jagadananda Pandita says) I write whatever pastimes of Lord Gauranga come to my mind, even if they are not in proper chronological sequence. Gauranga’s Prasada (Food remnants) One day mother Saci, very affectionately, handed me over the plate containing Lord Gauranga’s food remains.I was delighted […] The post Goradaha (Gaura-daha) | Lord Gauranga’s Lake, Gadigacha (Godrumadvipa) | Mahaprabhu and the crocodile appeared...

Duration:00:09:59

Chapter Three – First Obeisance | Sri Prema Vivarta

2/18/2020
I offer my repeated obeisances unto the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani, whose partial expansion Srimati Satyabhama eternally resides in Dvaraka.The son of Nanda Maharaja (Krishna) has now appeared as Sri Krishna Chaitanya. Bringing Gadadhara with Him, He has blessed the land of Nadia.He brought Gadadhara Pandita along with Him at Jagannatha Puri and over […] The post Chapter Three – First Obeisance | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:01:18

Kolavecha Sridhara and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu | Mischievous Nimai – Part 4

2/2/2020
According to Sri Gaura Gannodesha Deepika, Kolavecha Sridhara is none other than the incarnation of Kusumasavah, one of the twelve famous cowherd boys (Dvadasha Gopala) of Vrindavana. Sridhara was his name and he was nicknamed ‘Kolavecha’, as he traded banana and banana products for a living (‘kola’ translates to banana’ in Bengali). In Mahaprabhu’s nectarean […] The post Kolavecha Sridhara and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu | Mischievous Nimai – Part 4 appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of...

Duration:00:13:17

Chapter Two – About this book | Sri Prema Vivarta

1/25/2020
The form and qualities of Sri Chaitanya always pervade my thoughts. Thus my heart cries and my body constantly swells. As I kept crying, a thought arose in my heart. Taking up a pen I have started writing, keeping aside my shame and fear. I am a ‘Pandita’ (learned one) only in name, possessing no […] The post Chapter Two – About this book | Sri Prema Vivarta appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:09:39

Chapter One – Invocation of Auspiciousness | Sri Prema Vivarta

1/15/2020
radha krishna-pranaya-vikritir hladini shaktir asmadekatmanav api bhuvi pura deha-bhedam gatau tauChaitanyakhyam prakatam adhuna tad-dvayam caikyam aptamradha-bhava-dyuti-suvalitam naumi krishna-svarupam(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Adi-lila,1.5) The loving affairs of Sri Radha and Krishna are the manifestations of the Lord’s internal pleasure potency (hladini shakti). Though they are one by nature, yet they eternally exist as two (Radha and Krishna). Now, […] The post Chapter One –...

Duration:00:13:16

Nimai spoils Murari Gupta’s lunch | Nimai’s rage | Mischievous Nimai – Part 3

1/8/2020
Nimai’s fit of Rage : One day, before going to bathe, Lord Chaitanya revealed His desire to worship mother Ganges. Hence He asked for a nice flower garland and some sandalwood paste from His mother. Saci devi requested Nimai to wait for some time as she would have to go and bring the requisite puja […] The post Nimai spoils Murari Gupta’s lunch | Nimai’s rage | Mischievous Nimai – Part 3 appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:14:50

Saci Mata’s Sashti puja | Lord Chaitanya teases the residents of Navadvipa | Mischievous Nimai – Part 2

12/23/2019
The post Saci Mata’s Sashti puja | Lord Chaitanya teases the residents of Navadvipa | Mischievous Nimai – Part 2 appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:13:56

Mischievous Nimai – Part 1 | Lord Chaitanya plays mischief at the Ganges

12/16/2019
‘The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal’ proudly presents to you the Mischievous pastimes enacted by Nimai of Nadia. In the first article of this series, we shall try to describe the enchanting pastimes of Lord Gaurahari on the bank of mother Ganges. As Lord Vishwambhara grew up, He absorbed Himself in the restless mood of a […] The post Mischievous Nimai – Part 1 | Lord Chaitanya plays mischief at the Ganges appeared first on The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal.

Duration:00:09:51

Panatirtha ,Sunamganj, Bangladesh – Where Sri Advaita Acharya summoned all the sacred rivers

12/5/2019
Panca tattvatmakam krsnam bhakta-rupa-svarupakambhaktavataram bhaktakhyam namami bhakta saktikam I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, who is non-different from His features as a devotee (Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu), devotional manifestation (Sri Nityananda Prabhu), devotional incarnation (Sri Advaita Acarya), devotional energy (Sri Gadadhara Pandita) and pure devotee (Sri Srivasa Pandita). In his prayers unto […] The post Panatirtha ,Sunamganj, Bangladesh – Where Sri...

Duration:00:19:45