Vrindavan – Radhavallabha Sampradaya

Question & Answers, CAN ONE CHANGE THEIR GURU? The original Video can be played from YouTube. This page brings also the English translation from Hindi, translated by Hari Radhacharan Das. (reverence and contact and the end oft the page)

A foreword from Jagadananda das ‘Vrindavan’ about this video:

This excerpt of a Premananda Baba talk is really a breath of fresh air in a very musty smelling barnyard. A man is asking how one can change guru when one loses faith, but is prohibited by scriptures from doing so.

Baba says, The idea that one changes or does not change gurus is an error in understanding. When one accepts that God is the Ultimate Goal for which one strives, then from that moment Krishna in the form of Guru becomes active within one’s heart. Then Guru both gives the impulse to seek further and further and then reveals the external guru, his external manifestation. To come to the point where one no longer needs the guru is also a misunderstanding. There are only new manifestations of the same One Guru appearing according to need, or the overwhelming sense of gratitude that the marvellous manifestations of Guru Tattva make at various points in our lives. ‘adbhuta jahako prakash‘ “Wonderful are his manifestations!” The ‘Inner Guru’ will not allow anything to stop you from moving forward. And one who is committed to the ‘Highest Truth’ will not allow anything to stop him from moving forward towards that goal… This segment is worth very careful attention. We must move forward!

Jagadananda das
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Govardhan Parikrama

Govardhana Hill (गोवर्धन), also called Mount Govardhana or Giri Raj, is a sacred Hindu site in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India on an 8 km long hill located in the area of Govardhan and Radha Kund, which is about 21 kilometres from Vrindavan.

Govardhan Hill, stretching from Radha Kund to south of Govardhan, is a long ridge that, at its highest, stands a mere 100 feet (30 m) above the surrounding land, belying artistic depictions of it as a steep hill. At the southern end of the hill is the village of Punchari, while at the crest stand the villages of Aanyor and Jatipura.

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The Dancing Party

heno nitāi bine bhāi, rādhā-kṛṣṇa pāite nāi

“Unless one takes shelter under the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it will be impossible to attain Radha-Krishna”.

The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is for approaching Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, to be associated with the Supreme Lord in His sublime pleasure dance. That is the aim of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

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Narada Munis Reise

Eine sehr schöne Klasse über Srila Sanatana Gosvamis Brihat-bhagavatamrita

Mathura, Indien, 5. September 2003

Dies ist die zehnte Klasse, einer Serie von Klassen (original in Hindi) von Srila Narayana Maharaj, über Srila Sanatana Gosvamis Srimad Brihat-bhagavatamrita.

Um die vorherigen Klassen kurz zusammenzufassen:

Sri Narada Rsi reiste durch das ganze Universum um die erhabendsten Gottgeweihten zu suchen, diejenigen welche die größten Empfänger von Krishnas Barmherzigkeit sein. Seine Suche brachte ihn nach Dvaraka, wo er nach Uddhava suchte. Vor Baladeva Prabhu, Rohini dasi, Devaki dasi, Krishnas Königinnen und anderen Gefährten, drückte Uddhava seine Gefühle aus, dass die Vrajavasis und besonders die Gopis, die erhabendsten Gottgeweihten sind. Nach und nach kam die Diskussion unter ihnen zu der Frage, ob Sri Krishna nach Vrindavan gehen sollte, oder nicht und ob er nicht grausam war, da er nicht schon gegangen war. Verschiedene Gefährten hatten unterschiedliche Meinungen. 

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Guru–Shishya Tradition

From the book “Gaura Ganoddesa-dipika” – The Shining Lamp on the Associates of Sri Gaura – by Kavi Karnapura Goswami

“Gaura Ganoddesa-dipika” is a unique work of Kavi Karnapura Goswami, describing the other-worldly identities of the prominent associates and followers of Sri Caitanya, who are understood to have descended with Him from Goloka, the acme of spiritual abodes. (acme = the best or most perfect thing that can exist or be achieved) Kavi Karnapura Goswami’s father was Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s dear associate, Shivananda Sena.

Srila Kavi Karnapura, starts his book by describing the Spiritual Vaishnava Lineage he belongs to.

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The Origin of Sin

No material object can support one’s attainment of the transcendental goal. The only thing that facilitates this is the awakening of the inclination towards Iswara (God). This inclination is inherent within the Jivatma (living entity), and is gradually strengthened and converted into Bhakti when one utters the name of God, recites His pastimes, and receives inspiration from beholding the Deity (Sri Vigraha).

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