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Supreme Pastimes

In preparation for Janmastami, we are presenting in this post two verses which adorn the Temple of Love and Affection that describe the general position and supremacy of the Pastimes of Svayam Bhagavan Sri Krishna, followed by a discussion of these verses by Srila Govinda Maharaj excerpted from the upcoming release Amnaya-Tattva.

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Cutting Illusion

In this new audio posting extracted from a lecture given on 6 September 2010 in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Nabadwip, Srila Acharya Maharaj describes how strong desire and faith are essential in the process of overcoming the obstacles presented by Maya in the life of a devotee.

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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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The Key to the Theological Kingdom

In our series of posts on the verses which adorn the Temple of Love and Affection we have thus far presented verses on the theme of Hari-katha itself. We began with verses that glorify Hari-katha in general and then presented verses describing the glories of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and narrations of the Pastimes of […]

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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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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 […]