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Chota Haridasa pastime: What it teaches & what it DOES NOT TEACH
The power of humility & sensitivity – How Mahaprabhu transformed Prakashananda Saraswati
Nityananda Trayodashi Special Discourse 2022
Four ways Nityananda Prabhu glorifies Mahaprabhu – PADA acronym
Can we say Mahaprabhu’s teachings are the culmination of all previous teachings?
Haridasa Thakura’s glories 1, Transcendence amid Intolerance, HARI acronym
Are Radharani and Lakshmi devi the same person?
Sanatana Goswami’s surrender to Lord Chaitanya Adversity, Adventure and Advancement
Universal Dimensions of Chaitanya Ramananda Samvada
How Lord Nityananda Complements Lord Chaitanya – Part 2
Why is the conclusion of the Gita–18.66–rejected as external in the Chaitanya-Ramananda Samvada?
How Lord Nityananda Complements Lord Chaitanya – Part1
Parallels in Krishna lila and Gaura lila
How Lord Chaitanya manifested, shared and savoured love for Krishna
How Lord Chaitanya thwarted Kali’s attacks – Based on Kavi Karnapura’s Chaitanya Chandrodya Nataka
Gaur Purnima class – How Lord Chaitanya defeated the attacks of Kali and how he empowers us to defeat those attacks
Gaur Purnima class – How Ratha Yatra fulfilled external and internal reasons for Lord Chaitanya’s appearance
What was the need for Ramananda Raya to massage young girls?
Lord Chaitanya demonstrates that the heart is higher than the head
Relishing Shikshashtakam – Appreciating how meditation on the holy name blossoms to meditation on Krishna
Nityananda Trayodashi – NITAI acronym for appreciating Nityananda Prabhu’s glories – Hindi
How can spontaneous devotion be practiced in shanta-rasa?
What is the significance getting darshan of Radharani’s lotus feet on Radhashtami day?
If it is Radharani’s love that binds Krishna, then is her love greater than Yashoda’s?
Appreciating the devotional despair of Damodarashtakam
Appreciating Tattva Sandarbha
In what mood can we recite the later Shikshashtakam verses that describe exalted devotion?
What does sarvatma snapanam in Shikshashtakam mean?
After Uddhav sees the gopis’ exalted love for Krishna, why does he still speak about Krishna to them?
Religious tolerance, intolerance and transcendence – Reflections on Haridasa Thakura pastimes
Did the songs of Narottam Das Thakura and others not protect the popular Gaudiya tradition?
Did the Goswami’s books not help preserve the Gaudiya tradition after their departure?
How did the Gaudiya tradition become deviated by the time of Bhaktivinoda Thakura?
In Shikshashtakam 1, why does knowledge come after emotion?
Radhashtami class – Appreciating the transcendence of the Radha-Krishna relationship
Radhashtami class – When Krishna leaves the gopis and Radharani during rasa lila
Shikshashtakam – 12-part series at Alachua
Shikshashtakam 12 Text 8 Radharani manifests the highest summit of love
Shikshashtakam 11 Text 7 Treasure devotional memories to propel your devotion
Shikshashtakam 10 Text 6 Curb sentimentality but cherish sentiments
Shikshashtakam 9 Text 5 The subtle interplay of endeavor and grace in bhakti
Shikshashtakam 8 Text 4 Let your bhakti be Krishna-centered, not renunciation-centered
Shikshashtakam 7 Text 3 Tolerance means to call off our war with reality
Shikshashtakam 6 Text 3 Humility means to not let our ego interfere with our purpose
Shikshashtakam 5 Text 2 The mysterious non-difference of Krishna and his holy name
Shikshashtakam 4 Text 1 From the partial nectar to the complete nectar
Shikshashtakam 3 Text 1 The flower metaphor for the blossoming of consciousness
Shikshashtakam 2 Text 1 The mind as a window, a TV screen and a mirror
Shikshashtakam 1 Overview and flow of the ashtakam
Why is Lord Chaitanya considered supremely merciful?
Stimulate desired emotions through right setting
Shikshashtakam 7 – Go beyond sentimentality to spiritual sentiments
Does Krishna go through childhood, boyhood and youth stages in the spiritual world?
Why did Krishna close his eyes on seeing Putana?
Did Jayadeva Goswami introduce eroticism is krishna-bhakti?
Shikshashtakam 6 – Calling for mercy elevates us from our fallen condition
Shikshashtakam 5 – Channel the avalanche of desire
Shikshashtakam 3 – Humility and tolerance empower us to focus on our purpose
Why did Nityananda Prabhu curse Shivananda Sena’s son to die?
How does Shivananda Sena exemplify the three great strengths in bhakti?
Why does Radharani not wear tilaka?
How did ordinary people see Lord Chaitanya’s ecstatic trances?
GAURA acronym – 5 glorious qualities of Lord Chaitanya
Can we relish the same level of love for Krishna that Radharani relishes?
Is Radharani attracted to Krishna because he is handsome?
Is Lord Chaitanya’s lila too elevated for general people?
Gaura Purnima lecture – Lord Chaitanya manifested the three internal reasons for his descent in his Ratha-yatra lila
Is our sampradaya’s credibility weakened because of having shiksha links instead of diksha links?
When our sampradaya is of shiksha, why are diksha-gurus deemed so important and shiksha-gurus deemed unimportant?
What is the significance of Lord Chaitanya’s chastising Balabhdara Bhattacharya?
Devotion amidst persecution – Lord Chaitanya delivers Chand Kazi part 3
How does fear enhance our relationship with Krishna?
Why couldn’t Krishna have killed miscreants without leaving Vrindavan?
Appreciating Gaudiya Vaishnavism 3 – Srila Prabhupada made the transcendental practical
Are the gopis separated from Krishna even in the spiritual world?
Why is the Gaudiya sampradaya a branch of the Brahma-Madhva sampradaya and not its straight continuation?
Appreciating Gaudiya Vaishnavism 2 – Learn to relish bhakti rasa
Appreciating Gaudiya Vaishnavism 1 – Bhakti inverts social hierarchy
How did Nimai Pandit’s name become Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?
Why did Lord Chaitanya first become a scholar and then a devotee?
Devotion amidst persecution – Lord Chaitanya delivers Chand Kazi – Part 2
Devotion amidst persecution – Lord Chaitanya delivers Chand Kazi Part 1
Dasha Mula Tattva 13 – Study scripture with focus on the purpose of scripture
Dasha Mula Tattva 12 – Enter higher rasas by purification, not imitation
Does one need to know one’s svarupa to be liberated?
Dasha Mula Tattva 11 – Love is not just feeling but also doing
Why do senior devotees sometimes join apasampradayas?
Dasha Mula Tattva 10 – Mayavada is the inversion, not contradiction, of Vaishnavism
Dasha Mula Tattva 9 – Association is the way to liberation
Dasha Mula Tattva 8 – Maya binds us not as prisoners but as puppets
Dasha Mula Tattva 7 – Achintyabhedabheda is the most evolved understanding of Vedanta
Dasha Mula Tattva 6 – The Absolute Truth delights and shares delights through three internal energies
Dasha Mula Tattva 5 – The Absolute Truth and its energies are one in synthesis, different in analysis
Advaita Acharya 1 – Compassionate call to the Lord
Which is the abode for sakhya rasa?
What is the spiritual significance of the Gopinath Patnaik story?
When Yashoda’s rasa is vatsalya, how is her bhakti coming from Radharani whose rasa is madhurya?
What happened to Radharani after Krishna left for Mathura?
Appreciating Prabhupada’s resourcefulness and sharing his legacy – Prabhupada Disappearance day class
Govardhan Dashakam Meditation – Ten appeals for residence at Govardhan
Meditating on the Damodarashtakam: The supreme controller is controlled – and still remains in control (Part 2 – Verses 5 to 8)
Meditating on the Damodarashtakam: The supreme controller is controlled – and still remains in control (Part 1 – Verses 1 to 4)
Damodarashtakam explained – The Controller is controlled and still remains in control
Is detachment not included in 64 items of bhakti because it makes one hardhearted?
When Sarvabhauma was an impersonalist how could he appreciate symptoms of love of God in Lord Chaitanya?
Is bhakti as rasa a contemporary presentation at Lord Chaitanya’s times or an eternal truth?
Why did Vasudeva not allow Krishna to return to Vrindavana?
Balaram Jayanti – How Balaram helps Krishna remember Vrindavan outside Vrindavan
Lord Chaitanya’s momentous victory in Puri – Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya Chp 6
How could a brahmana be so illiterate as to to not be able to read the Gita?
Jaya Jaya Jagannatha meaning – The Lord’s many forms manifest his manifold mercy
Just delight in the Lord’s glories – he govinda he gopala song meaning
Rasa analysis of Krishna’s teasing of Rukmini
What is the rasa-abhasa in chanting “nitai gaur radhe shyam” mantra?
Is the Sakshi-Gopal pastime mundane with a brahmana using God to futher his marriage?
Shuddha bhakata charana renu meaning – Delight in devotional stimuli
Vraje prasiddham meaning – Invite the ultimate thief to plunder the heart
Emona durmati meaning – Put good news to good use
Why does Krishnadas KG in CC offer obeisances to his readers?
Gaur Purnima Special – Lord Chaitanya makes the abominable age worshipable
Gaur Purnima – Lord Chaitanya makes supremely fortunate the materially unfortunate and the materially fortunate
Why did Lord Chaitanya perform shraddha?
PURI acronym – 4 special qualities of Madhavendra Puri
How do we understand different devotees interpreting the moisture on the Pancha Tattva Deities differently?
Did the Pancha Tattva Deities shed tears of ecstasy due to the ecstatic kirtan mela?
Harinaam Sankirtan unites dance with meditation
Does achintyabhedabheda harmonize dvaita & advaita – or fall in the dvaita category?
Shikshashtakam 3 – Varnavada, sphotavada and the holy name’s potency
Shikshashtakam 2 – The life of knowledge, the ocean of happiness and the complete nectar and bath (Part 2)
Shikshashtakam 1 – Understanding the mind’s mirror, the forest fire and the white lotus
Who is the most recent acharya mentioned in the Chaitanya tree in CC?
How the Chaitanya Charitamrita unified and systematized Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Does ISKCON consider the English of the 1920s to be sacred?
Boro kripa koile krishna song meditation
Gopinath 1 song meditation
Bhajahu re mana song meditation
People pray to God; the Vrajavasis pray for God (Meditation on Nandotsava)
Why does Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati criticize organized churches when ISKCON is also an organised church?
Does ISKCON have a phobia for the tenth canto? (Bhagavatam 10.47.28)
If one doesnt practice raganuga bhakti then how will one get the realizations needed to return to our svarupa?
Does one have to practice raganuga bhakti to go BTG or is just departing in devotional circumstances enough
Hearing Krishna’s pastimes with the gopis is said to remove lust, but it often induce lust. How do we understand
Ratha-Yatra – When the Lord comes out, let’s invite him in
Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s contributions 4 – The Eastern Savior offers the zenith of religious experience among all the world’s religions
Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s contributions 3 – The sara-grahi redefinition of Panchopasana as progressive modes of comprehending the divine
Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s contributions 2 – See the unity of purpose underlying the diversity of religions
Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s contributions 1 – Let faith and reason remove the mosses of illusion
Jagannatha Ashtakam 2 – Spiritual vision goes beyond abstraction to transcendental specification
I was born in another sampradaya, but became introduced to seriously bhakti through ISKCON. Which sampradaya should I follow?
Why is there no Radha Krishna worship in the Madhva sampradaya?
What is vidvat pratiti? How can it be attained?
Does our seeking end after we find God as the Bible indicates or continue forever as Gaudiya Vaishnavism indicate?
Why does Prabhupada translate bhakti in Bhaktirasamritasindhu as ‘devotion’ instead of ‘devotional service’?
When South Indian brahmins are famous as learnt, why does Chaitanya lila depict an illiterate South Indian brahmin?
If our svarupa happens to be in dasya, how will be satisfied in that svarupa now that we know madhurya is highest?
Are the five rasas progressive? What is the difference between rasa and bhava? Does rasa grow into bhava?
Ramayana and Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Three ways to understand the maha-vadanyaya nature of Lord Chaitanya – the magnitude of the charity, the unworthiness of the recipients and the self-sacrifice of the giver
NoI 9 refers to the Mathura in the material world being the birthplace of Krishna as higher than Vaikuntha Where does Mathura in the spiritual world fit in this hierarchy?
By hearing about a particular rasa say Madhurya rasa in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, we will become attracted to it But if our svarupa is in a different rasa what will happen?
What is the relationship between the svarupa of the soul and its present seed form?
Is there a hierarchy among the five potent forms of devotional service? Is any one of them the highest?
Is their a hierarchy of devotees at higher and lower levels even in the spiritual world?
NoI 11 Text 4 – How the six exchanges nourish devotion
Lord Nityananda’s mercy: The magnitude, the motivation and the magic
Sankirtan – Where dance and meditation intersect for spiritual therapy
Sankirtan churns feelings of separation and union to increase attraction to Krishna
Lord Chaitanya – The Divine Alchemist
Is Ramananda Raya’s decoration of devidasis a standard devotional practice or an exception?
Does ISKCON promote subtle emotional enjoyment in the name of spiritual enjoyment?
Is ISKCON’s conception of God like the Abrahamic religion’s jealous God?
Could the unbelievable stories about Krishna not be some poets’ fabrications?
As Brahma has come as Haridasa Thakura what is the meaning of the statement that Maya could tempt Brahma but not Haridas Thakura?
What is the meaning of kavitam in the na dhanam na janam verse?
What does Shad-Goswami Ashtakam mean by ‘the devouring mouth of liberation’?
If Vrajavasis love each other doesn’t that mean Krishna is not all-attractive for he can’t exclusively attract their love?
If madhurya rasa is taught in other traditions, then what is unique about the Gaudiya tradition?
In Vraja the cows go ahead of Krishna to remove the thorns from his path, who goes ahead of Radharani?
What does crying for Krishna, as Srila Prabhupada recommends, mean practically?
If a Gaudiya Vaishnava sadhaka feels attracted to Vishnu worship, what should he do?
Why does Vasudeva Krishna, not Vrindavan Krishna, kill demons? Why do demons like Putana killed by him attain Goloka, not Vaikuntha?
Why did Lord Chaitanya not give the Hare Krishna mantra to Tukaram Maharaj?
How can we avoid isolation when people around us misunderstand our intentions and hurt us?
Wasn’t it fanatical of Lord Chaitanya to punish Chhota Haridas so severely for such a minor transgression?
If our svarupa is fixed, then is our endeavor to experience a different rasa futile?
If Padma Purana is written by Vyasadeva then how can the Damodarashtakam in it Purana be composed by Satyavrata Muni?
While glorifying Damodara why do we say Radha-Damodara and not Yashoda-Damodara?
Why do Krishna and all incarnations descend according to such a tightly fixed schedule in particular yuga in specific Manavantara etc?
When Krishna has all the qualities of all the other incarnations, why are other incarnations needed?
11 glories of Bhaktivinoda Thakur based on the acronym BHAKTIVINODA
If the cultivation of knowledge is important in bhakti, then why does Lord Chaitanya say “I am a fool, so I simply chant the holy names”?
Gopi Gita Part 3 SB 10.31.9-19 “Your remembrances doesn’t decrease but increases our agony – Please appear.” (Janmashtami class)
Gopi Gita Part 2 – SB 10.33.5-8: “Krishna, please bless us with with your hands, your face, your feet and your lips” (Janmashtami class)
Gopi Gita Part 1 – SB 10.33.1-4: “Krishna, please appear before us” (Janmashtami class)
KRISHNA acronym – How Krishna shares his opulences with his devotees
The God who conceals his godhood so that love can reign supreme (Janmashtami special)
Is the Garga-Samhita authentic? If yes, why don’t the Goswamis quote it?
What does Krishna’s threefold bending form signify?
How Balarama helps Krishna remember Vrindavana outside of Vrindavana (Hindi) – Balaram Jayanti Class
What is the story behind the origin of gopi chandana?
When Krishna never leaves Vrindavan how is he present in all the Deities all over the world?
Why does Kavi Karnapura say he is writing Anand Vrindavana Champu for my own pleasure?
When knowledge comes easier than faith, why does CC say that faith develops in the madhyama stage and knowledge in the uttama stage?
Wasn’t Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s rejecting his spiritual master Bipin Bihari Goswami offensive?
Does Lord Chaitanya appear in all Kali yugas or only in this Kali yuga?
What is the basis of the authenticity of those Chaitanya Charitamrita teachings that are not present in the Vedic scriptures?
What is the disciplic succession by which Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami got the knowledge to write the Chaitanya Charitamrita?
What are the 7 secondary relationships? Do demons have those relationships with Krishna?
Do those who don’t accept that Prabhupada descended from the spiritual world comprise an apasampradaya?
Are sahajiyas better than Mayavadis?
Will those who reject Gaur-Nitai go to hell?
If Radha and Krishna are one then what is the point of Krishna coming as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to understand Radha’s love for him?
What is Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s contribution to our tradition?
Is there physical intercourse in the spiritual world?audio icon
Which form of Krishna is the original one existing eternally? The baby, young or adult Krishna?
Is Govardhana Krishna or devotee of Krishna?
How does Krishna cover the large distances between say Vrinadavan and Barsana while performing pastimes?
Understanding the Spiritual Reality and Parakiya Rasa
What is the meaning of the statement “The Origin of sex life in its pure form is Krishna”
Lord Chaitanya Sannyasa lila – Chaitanya Chandrodaya Nataka 4 Hindi
Dana Keli Lila enacted by Lord Chaitanya – Chaitanya Chandrodaya Nataka 3 Hindi
Vairagya and Bhakti in Kali Yuga – Chaitanya Chandrodaya Nataka 2 Hindi
Explanation of Sacisuta Ashtakam – Gaur Purnima 2013 Hindi
How Kali’s weapons failed against Lord Chaitanya – Chaitanya Chandrodaya Nataka 1 Hindi
Why did Krishna’s parents not stop him from going to the forest to graze the cows to avoid the danger of demons?
Why is vatsalya and madhurya not included in the 9 forms of devotional service?
Five aspects of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura’s outreach
What does the Shikshashtakam verse “shreyah kairava chandrika vitaranam” mean?
How Krishna left and returned to Vrindavan – Hindi
Why did the Vrajavasis not go to Mathura to meet Krishna when they were suffering in separation from him?
Why did Krishna go to Kubja though she was known to be a society woman?
Why is Jiva Goswami known as the Siddhanta acharya of the Gaudiya sampradaya?
Did Krishna return to Vrindavan as per his promise? Please explain the pastime.
Does the Hare in the maha-mantra refer to Hari or to Radharani?
Why did Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati give sannyasa to himself?
How can we know that Balarama’s gopis are different from Krishna’s gopis?
If a devotee goes to Goloka Vrindavana, does that mean he can never see great personalities like Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Parvati etc.?
What is the significance of Gayatri Mantra? What result does one get by chanting this mantra?
Why did Lord Chaitanya not initiate Tukaram M in the Hare Krishna mantra?
How exactly do the demons killed by Krishna become liberated?
Do those who study the Gita go to Vaikuntha or Goloka Vrindavana?
If madhurya rasa is highest then how are those in other rasas satisfied? Do all souls progressively rise from shanta rasa to madhurya rasa?
If our svarupa is fixed then why is it is said that Lord Chaitanya came to teach love in the mood of the gopis?
If Krishna is complete how can he feel incomplete due to which he comes as Lord Chaitanya?
Why do the different Vaishnava traditions have a different understanding of the Absolute Truth?
If Vaishnava traditions with an understanding of Gods relationship with the world different from that of the Gaudiyas can take their followers back to godhead how important is this understanding for us as practicing Gaudiyas?
Is chanting the mahamantra starting with Hare Rama a namapradha?
What is the correct pronunciation of Rama in the mahamantra?
Are demigods and demons present in the spiritual world?
A Lament of Misdirected Love – Avatara Sara song explanation
Is the Yamuna purer than Ganga? On whose banks was the Bhagavatam spoken?
Krishna’s childhood boyhood pastimes
Anand Vrindavana Champu – Childhood pastimes of Krishna SB 10.23.22
Krishna lila from Gopal Champu
How Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura preached amidst nationalism and impersonalism
Lord Balarama – Tattva and Lila
How do the liberated souls simultaneously participate in Vrindavan lila and Navadvipa lila?
Why didnt Brahmaji see Navdvipa Dham in the spiritual world (as described in Brahma Samhita)?
The Spiritual Origin of Sex Desire
Conceiving the Inconceivable
Are those who go to Vaikuntha less intelligent than those who go to Goloka?
Damodarashtakam- Sanatan Goswami Tikka 2
Damodarashtakam- Sanatan Goswami Tikka 1
Why is the spiritual master of Vishvanath Chakravarti not mentioned in the list of guru-paramapara?
Was there no sankirtan before Lord Chaitanya?
How can Lord Chaitanya have initiated Saint Tukaram when they lived at different times?
History of Gaudiya Vaishnavism – Post-Prabhupada ISKCON
Lord Brahma is the first acharya in the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya, but why is he not considered pure devotee?
History of Gaudiya Vaishnavism IV – Prabhupada’s unprecedented success
The History of Gaudiya Vaishnavism III – Transcendence Amidst Independence
Why did our acharyas not travel to South India when foreigners became oppressive?
How did Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakura restore our tradition after a 100 years of dormancy?
Why are there no remains of Lord Chaitanya’s South India tours?
Why did Bhaktivinoda Thakura write a controversial book like Krishna Samhita?
History of Gaudiya Vaishnavism III – The Beginnings of Modernity
Why are Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda Prabhu on the altar twice – as Deities and in the Pancha Tattva picture?
Why did Chaitanya Mahaprabhu take sannyasa from a Mayavadi teacher?
History of Gaudiya Vaishnavism – II (Post Chaitanya phase)
History of Gaudiya Vaishnavism I – Pre-Chaitanya Vaishnavism
If Lord Chaitanya is an hidden incarnation, then why do devotees not let him stay hidden?
Six Opulences of Lord Chaitanya (5): Strength Wealth Fame part 1
Six Opulences of Lord Chaitanya (6): Strength Wealth Fame part 2
Six Opulences of Lord Chaitanya (4): Renunciation
Six Opulences of Lord Chaitanya (3): Knowledge
Six Opulences of Lord Chaitanya (2): Beauty part 2
Six Opulences of Lord Chaitanya (1): Beauty
Is the concept of inconceivability not a license of illogicality?
How Lord Chaitanya’s glory is established in the Chaitanya Charitamrita
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