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Sri Gundicha Marjan Lila

The cleansing of the Guṇḍichā Temple is summarised by Śrīla Kṛṣṇadās Kavirāj Goswāmī in Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta. sri-gundicha-mandiram atma-vrindaih sammarjayan kshalanatah sa gaurah sva-chitta-vach chhitalam ujjvalam cha krishnopavesaupayikam chakara (Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Madhya-lila, 12.1) “Sri Gaurasundar swept and cleansed the Gundicha temple with His devotees, making it as cool and bright as His own Heart and a befitting […]

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Sobriety

In this post we are completing our series on the verse vikrīḍitaṁ Vraja-vadhūbhir idaṁ cha Viṣṇoḥ from the Temple of Love and Affection. Herein we are presenting the translation and purport of this verse given by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur in his Amrita-Pravaha-Bhashya and some additional comments by Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and […]

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Transformation of our Hearts and Minds

In this post we are continuing our series about the verse vikrīḍitaṁ vraja-vadhūbhir idaṁ cha Viṣṇoḥ from the Temple of Love and Affection. Thus far we have presented a condensed form of the meaning of vikrīḍitaṁ vraja-vadhūbhir according to the conception of the verse expressed by Sriman Mahaprabhu to Pradyumna Misra in his glorification of Srila […]

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The Supra-mundane Heart

In this post we are continuing our series about the verse vikrīḍitaṁ vraja-vadhūbhir idaṁ cha Viṣṇoḥ from the Temple of Love and Affection. Thus far we have presented a condensed form of the meaning of vikrīḍitaṁ vraja-vadhūbhir according to the conception of the verse expressed by Sriman Mahaprabhu to Pradyumna Misra in his glorification of Srila […]

The Example of Ramananda Ray

Today is the disappearance day of Śrīla Rāmānanda Rāy. In Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta, Śrīman Mahāprabhu personally glorifies Śrīla Rāmānanda Rāy during a conversation He has with Pradyumna Miśra. Śrīman Mahāprabhu explains that Śrīla Rāmānanda Rāy is so spiritually advanced that his consciousness is unaffected by any and all temptations of this material world. He says, eka […]

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Heart Disease

The following verse continues our presentation of the verses from the Temple of Love and Affection on the theme of Hari-kathā. Having first presented verses glorifying Hari-kathā in general and then presented verses glorifying Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā and Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, we now present a verse directly glorifying the narrations of the Pastimes of the Divine Couple. […]