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Utkalika Vallari, verse 23

VERSE 23: bhājanaṁ varam ihāsi viśākhe gaura nīla vapuṣoḥ praṇayānām tvaṁ nija praṇayinor mayi tena prāpayasva karuṇārdra kaṭākṣam O Viśākhe! You are the greatest object of golden Rādhikā’s and bluish Kṛṣṇa’s love! Please bless me and help me to obtain Their merciful glances! KṚPĀ KAṬĀKṢAḤ (Merciful Glance) Makaranda Kaṇā Vyākhyā: In this verse Śrīla Rūpa … Continue reading Utkalika Vallari, verse 23b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Utkalika Vallari, verse 22

giri-kuñja kuṭīra nāgarau lalite devi sadā tavāśravau iti te kila nāsti duṣkaraṁ kṛpayāṅgīkuru mām ataḥ svayam O Lalitā-devi! The lovers of the nikuñja-cottage on the hill are under your loving control, so there is nothing which is hard to attain for you! Please personally accept me out of your mercy (and engage me in the … Continue reading Utkalika Vallari, verse 22b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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The goal ataeva gopī-bhāva, kari aṅgīkāra, rātri-dina cinte rādhā, kṛṣṇera vihāra siddha-dehe cinti kare, tāhāṅñi sevana, sakhī-bhāve pāya rādhā, kṛṣṇera caraṇa [CC 2.6.228-229 “You all must accept gopi-bhava, and day and night think about Radha-Krishna’s pastimes while mentally serving the Divine Couple in your siddha deha. By practicing raganuga-bhakti like this, you will definitely attain … Continue reading The essence of Gaudiya Vaishnavismb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Utkalika Vallari, verse 21

diśi vidiśi vihāram ācarantaḥ saha paśupāla vareṇya nandanābhyām praṇayi jana-gaṇās tayoḥ kurudhvaṁ mayi karuṇāṁ bata kākum ākalayya O Loving companions of the children of the best cowherders (Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa)! You always play and wander all over Vṛndāvana with Them! Please hear about my sorrow and be merciful to me! PRAṆAYI JANA KṚPĀ PRĀRTHANĀ (Praying For The … Continue reading Utkalika Vallari, verse 21b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Utkalika Vallari, verse 20

VERSE 20: bhavatīm abhivādya cāṭubhir varam ūrjeśvari varyam arthaye bhavadīyatayā kṛpāṁ yathā mayi kuryād adhikāṁ bakāntakaḥ O Ūrjeśvari (Rādhikā, the goddess of the Kārtika-month)! I pitifully pray to You for this benediction: May Bakāntaka (Kṛṣṇa, the killer of Bakāsura), be more kind to me, knowing me to be Yours! RĀDHĀ NIṢṬHĀḤ (Loyalty to Rādhā) Makaranda … Continue reading Utkalika Vallari, verse 20b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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To bestow: verb (used with object): to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon): “The trophy was bestowed upon the winner.”   brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja (Caitanya caritamrta, Madhya 19.151) “Wandering throughout the universe, some (kona) fortunate (bhagyavan) jivas by the mercy of Guru and Krishna … Continue reading Bhakti is a process of bestowalb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Question: Dear Tarun Govinda das, could you shed some light on manjari bhava being the highest bhava for Gaudiya Vaishnavas? Answer: Radhe Radhe. I would be careful with using attributes as the “highest”, the “best”, etc… Every individual soul can have an individual relationship with the Divine Couple. Srila Rupa Goswami writes in his Bhakti … Continue reading Why the mood (bhava) of the manjaris is uniqueb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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[Beginning was not recorded – Main lecture starts with the verses of the song]   Sri Guru Carana Padma [download] Śrī Guru-caraṇa-padma (Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura) śrī guru-caraṇa-padma, kevala bhakati-sadma, vando muĩ sāvadhāna-mate jahāra prasāde bhāi, e bhava tariyā jāi, kṛṣṇa-prāpti haya jahā ha’te (1) The lotus feet of śrī Guru are the treasure house … Continue reading Lecture on Śrī Guru-caraṇa-padma (Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura) by Tarun Govinda dasb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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The luster of Kṛṣṇa’s body eclipsed the beauty of hundreds of moons (puṣkara), His eyes resembled lotus flowers (puṣkara) blooming in the blazing sun and His sidelong glances defeated Cupid’s flower arrows (puṣkara). Kṛṣṇa was eager to play in the water (puṣkara) to mitigate His love-fatigue and that of His girlfriends. Kṛṣṇa dipped into the … 

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Nectarine meditations (1)

yat pītaṁ śrutivāṅ manobhir aniśaṁ tṛṣṇāpradaṁ tvadbhutaṁ
saṁsārāmaya hāryapi praṇayajonmādāndhya mohādikṛt
śaśvac carvitam eva bhūri rasadaṁ dehādi hṛt puṣṭidaṁ
taj jīyād amṛta spṛhā haram idaṁ govinda līlāmṛtam (5) All glories to Śrī Govinda Līlāmṛta, the immortal nectar pastimes of Śrī Govinda, which defeats the nectar of the gods, or the desire for liberation, which constantly bestows a wonderful … 

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The Guru Dilemma

The necessity to take shelter of a true sat guru One who wants to worship the Supreme Lord must first take shelter of the lotus feet of Śrī Guru. Bhajana-sādhana is far removed from one who does not take shelter of the lotus feet of Śrī Guru, because this is the gate through which one … 

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Raganuga-bhakti revisited

Sadhaka: “I received diksha from Harikesa Swami in ’83. Then he left us and I don’t see any need to take shelter again to practice raganuga bhakti. I just read the purva acaryas granthas and thereby attain perfection. There is anyway no true sat guru available for me poor Westerner and I don’t believe in …

 

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VERSE 19:  praṇipatya bhavantam arthaye paśupālendra kumāra kākubhiḥ vraja yauvata mauli mālikā karuṇā pātram imam janaṁ kuru O Prince of the cowherders (Kṛṣṇa)! I offer my obeisances unto You and I pitifully pray to You: Please make me the object of mercy of the crowngarland of young girls of Vraja (Śrī Rādhikā)! ŚRĪ RĀDHĀ KṚPĀ-PĀTRA …

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VERSE 18: sarva ballaba vareṇya kumārau prārthaye bata yuvāṁ praṇipatya līlayā vitarataṁ nija dāsyaṁ līlayā vitarataṁ nija dāsyam O Śrī Kṛṣṇa! You are the son of the king of Vraja! O Śrī Rādhike! You are the daughter of Vraja’s greatest king Śrī Vṛṣabhānu! I pray to You while offering my obeisances: Playfully bestow Your service … Continue reading Sri Utkalika Vallari, verse 18b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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VERSE 17: śyāmayor nava vayaḥ suṣamābhyāṁ gaurayor amala kānti yaśobhyām kvāpi vām akhila valgu vataṁsau mādhurī hṛdi sadā sphuratān me O Rādhe! O Kṛṣṇa! You are the crownjewels of all charming personalities and all standards of comparison! One of You is Śyāmā (the definition of the topmost woman) because of Her youthful beauty and One … Continue reading “Śrī Śrī Utkalika Vallari, verse 17”

 

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tvaṁ ca ballaba purandarātmaja tvāṁ ca gokula vareṇya nandini eṣa mūrdhni racitāñjalir naman bhikṣate kim api durbhago janaḥ O Prince of the cowherders (Kṛṣṇa)! O daughter of the best man of Gokula (Vṛṣabhānu-nandinī Rādhā)! This unfortunate soul keeps his palms folded on his head and offers his obeisances unto You, begging for something! BHIKṢĀ PRĀRTHANĀ  …

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According to Śrīman Mahāprabhu’s intimate associate Śrīla Svarūpa Dāmodara, there were three unfulfilled desires, which were the main causes for Śrī Kṛṣṇa to accept the mood and complexion of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī and to descend as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. It is thus described in Śrī Svarūpa Gosvāmī’s notebook: śrī rādhāyāḥ praṇaya mahimā kīdṛśo vānayair vā svādyo … Continue reading The inner reasons for Śrīman Mahāprabhu’s appearance and shastric reference for it

 

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Although Śrīman Mahāprabhu is the jagad-guru (universal teacher), He still accepted Śrī Īśvara Purī as His guru. In this way, the Lord taught the sādhakas of the world by example, that the lotus feet of the Lord can`t be attained without taking shelter of a guru. In Caitanya Bhāgavata it is said – śikṣā guru … Continue reading Śrīman Mahāprabhu’s own example shows the necessity for dikṣā

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The best medicine

yat pītaṁ śrutivāṅ manobhir aniśaṁ tṛṣṇāpradaṁ tvadbhutaṁsaṁsārāmaya hāryapi praṇayajonmādāndhya mohādikṛtśaśvac carvitam eva bhūri rasadaṁ dehādi hṛt puṣṭidaṁtaj jīyād amṛta spṛhā haram idaṁ govinda līlāmṛtam (5) All glories to Śrī Govinda Līlāmṛta, the immortal nectar pastimes of Śrī Govinda, which defeats the nectar of the gods, or the desire for liberation, which constantly bestows a wonderful … Continue reading The best medicineb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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kvāpy ānuṣaṅgikatayodita rādhikākhyā vismāritākhila vilāsa kalā kalāpam kṛṣṇeti varṇa yugala śravaṇānubandha prādurbhavaj jaḍima ḍambara saṁvītāṅgīm O Kṛṣṇa! When You even casually hear Śrī Rādhikā’s name You promptly forget all Your other artful plays! O Rādhe! Simply by hearing the two syllables Kṛ-ṣṇa Your body is pervaded by ecstatic symptoms like inertia! ŚRĪ YUGALA NĀMA RASA  … Continue reading Śrī Śrī Utkalika Vallari – verse 14b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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gopendra-mitra-tanayā dhruva dhairya sindhu pāna-kriya kalasa-sambhava veṇu nādam vidyā mahiṣṭha mahatī mahanīya gāna sammohitākhila vimohana hṛt kuraṅgām O Kṛṣṇa! The sound of Your flute is drinking the ocean of patience of the daughter of king Vṛṣabhānu (the friend of the cowherdking Nanda)! O Rādhe! You enchant the deer-like heart of world-enchanting Kṛṣṇa with the songs …

 

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VERSE 11: prema mūrti-vara kārtika devī kīrti gāna mukharī-kṛta vaṁśam viśva nandana mukunda samajñā vṛnda kīrtana rasajña rasajñām O Kṛṣṇa! With Your flute You sing the glories of Kārtika-devī Rādhikā, who is the embodiment of pure love! O Rādhe! Your tongue always relishes the nectar of glorifying the name of world-delighting Mukunda! PĀRASPARIKA YAŚO-GĀNA  (Mutual…

 

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…until we are there…

Without remembering God, the mind is lifeless and the dogs and jackals of lust and anger can freely play in it. The sweetest meditation is that of Śrī-Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes. One should not try to remember these pastimes according to a regular schedule. This is a dead and stale practice. The experience must be spontaneous.

 

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