Sastra. The path of the mahajanas – Part 4

– Who has been glorified in the Mangalacharana verse of the book Sri Caitanya-siksamrta?

– Sri Krsna Caitanya is the giver of devotional service to Krsna, in which all erroneous, incomplete, and contradictory conclusions are merged. After offering my respectful obeisances unto Him, I prepare to write the book Sri Caitanya-siksamrta. (Mangalacharana of Sri Caitanya-siksamrta 111)

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Sri Bhagavatarka-marici-mala

– By whose inspiration did Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura compile the book Sri Bhagavatarka-marici-mala?

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How did Sri Krsna-samhita appear?

– How did the book Sri Krsna-samhita appear?

– "I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Krsna Caitanya, who is full of transcendental mellows and the giver of spiritual knowledge. Without His mercy, no one can understand the truth of Krsna.

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The aim of Prakasini commentary on Brahma-samhita

– What is the purpose of and introduction to Prakasini commentary on Brahma-samhita?

– After carefully collecting many jewels of conclusions, Brahma offered prayers to Lord Krsna. Those conclusive prayers were included in the 5th chapter of the book Sri Brahma-samhita for the benefit of human beings.

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Who is qualified to read Gita-govinda?

– What kind of poetry is Sri Gita-govinda? Who is qualified to study it?

– Gita-govinda is a special poetry book, full of transcendental mellows of devotional service, and it describes the exalted pastimes of the Para Brahman. There is no other such book in the world.

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What is the purport of Ujjvala-nilamani?

– What is the purport of Sri Ujjvala-nilamani?

– The purport of Sri Ujjvala-nilamani is very confidential. The pastimes of Sri Krsna are always transcendental. Although they appear in the material world, there is no tinge of matter in them.

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Why is Sat-sandarbha very dear to Vaishnavas?

– Why is Sat-sandarbha very dear to the Vaishnavas?

– Sri Rupa and Sanatana are adorned by the members of the Visva-Vaishnava Raja-sabha and are followers of Sri Krsna Caitanyadeva, who incarnated to purify the people of Kali-yuga and award them the ultimate goal of life.

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Vrndavan Das Thakur – The Original Bengali Poet

– Is Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura the original Bengali poet?

– Sri Vrndavana dasa Thakura is certainly the original Bengali poet. Although there were other devotees, like Candidasa, who also composed songs, none of them composed poems. The book Krsna-mangala or Krsna-vijaya written by Maladhara Vasu contains songs. (From the article "Srila Thakura Vrndavana dasa")

Sri Sajjana-toshani magazine and newspaper

Sajjana-toshani was a monthly periodical in Bengali which Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura began to publish and edit from 1881. There are 17 volumes extant.

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Saranagati poem/songbook by Bhaktivinoda Thakur (Saranagati – The Attainment of Shelter)

Saranagati (The Attainment of Shelter) is a songbook by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura comprising 50 nectarean songs about saranagati – the process of pure, devoted surrender unto the lotus feet of Lord Krsna. This book has become very famous, and its songs are sung daily in hundreds of temples in India and around the world. It is based on the 6 processes of surrender mentioned by Srila Rupa Goswami in his Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu.
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Brahma-samhita book (A Collection of Verses by Lord Brahma)

Brahma-samhita, 5th Chapter (A Collection of Verses by Lord Brahma) – this book was discovered by Lord Chaitanya on His travels in South India, and it is Lord Brahma’s personal account of his birth, his penances and his realization of the spiritual world.
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Jaiva Dharma book (JaivaDharma – The Constitutional Religion of the Soul)

Jaiva Dharma (“The Constitutional Religion of the Soul”) is a philosophical novel by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Most of the book is presented as a dialogue of questions and answers between the various characters. The main character is Sri Premadasa Babaji, who is known as a paramahamsa, or a topmost swan-like devotee of the Lord.
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Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmyam (The Glories of the Abode of Navadvipa) by Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmyam means “The Glories of the Abode of Navadvipa”. Written by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
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Sri Navadvipa-bhava-taranga (A Wave of the Ecstatic Moods of Navadvipa) by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Sri Navadvipa-bhava-taranga (A Wave of the Ecstatic Moods of Navadvipa) consists of 168 verses describing the different transcendental places in the 32 square mile area of Navadvipa as seen through the perfected devotional eyes of a God-realized soul.
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Navadvipa-satakam (A Hundred Verses Glorifying the Land of Navadvipa) by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Navadvipa-satakam (A Hundred Verses Glorifying the Land of Navadvipa) is a book composed by Srila Prabhodhananda Sarasvati, one of Lord Chaitanya’s direct disciples.
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Amrita-pravaha-bhasya (The Commentary that Flows with Nectar) by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Amrita-pravaha-bhasya (The Commentary that Flows with Nectar) is a commentary by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura on Krishna dasa Kaviraja Goswami’s Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita.
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Svalikhita Jivani (Autobiography of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura)

This autobiography is a 200 page letter which Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote in 1896 to his son, Lalita Prasad Datta, in response to a request for details of his father’s personal life. Lalita Prasad had the book published so that those who knew and loved his father could read and relish it.
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Prema-pradipa (A Lamplight on Divine Love) by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Prema-pradipa (A Lamplight on Divine Love) is a philosophical novel written by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

The basic plot is that 3 men from Calcutta travel to Vrindavana in order to meet a Vaishnava (who is also a mystic yogi), with the intention of learning the transcendental science from him.
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Sri Caitanya-sikshamrita (The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Chaitanya) by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Sri Caitanya-sikshamrita is a philosophical work by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura which is meant to show exactly how the teachings of Lord Caitanya are to be applied in the modern world.
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Исчезновение желаний – осталось только добавить бхакти

Если у меня исчезнут все желания, я стану пустой внутри, как бы свободный.
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