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Title: Overview of Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-01 21:49:47

 

Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu by Shrila Rupa Goswami

Nectar of Devotion Summary by Shrila Prabhupada

 

 Nectar of Devotion - Overview

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COMMENTS ON THE OVERVIEW OF THE BASIC OUTLINE OF THE NOD (eastern division)

 

  1.) The opening verse of the BRS, "akhila rasamrta murtih" is the objective, it describes prayojana, the ultimate goal.

2.) "anya abhilasita sunyam" is the requirement to attain that goal

3.) "klesaghni subhada" describes the workings of the purification process and the stages attained at different levels of advancement

4.) sadhana bhakti the means to cultivate "anya abhilasa"

5.) bhava bhakti - the preliminary stage to topmost perfection

6.) prema bhakti - devotional service in the topmost stage, in the relationship with akhila rasamrta murtih.

 

 

      Akhila rasamrta murtih

     

 Krishna is the embodiment of all rasas

 

 

       He maintains eternal relationships with various devotees, attracted

        to serve Him in different rasas

       The dearmost devotee of all is Smt. Radharani

 

    1st wave

 

      Introduction

 

      

      5 direct rasas

 

        madhurya, vatsalya,

 

        sakhya, dasya, santa

 

      7 indirect rasas

     

       

         

 

         

       

       hasya

 

 

            adbhuta

 

            vira

 

            karuna

 

            raudra

 

            bhayanaka  

 

            bibhatsa laughter

 

            astonishment

 

            chivalry

 

            compassion

 

            anger

 

            dread

 

 

            ghastliness

   

 

      Ocean - Liberation

 

        River - Path

 

        Shark - Devotee

 

 

        Analogy

     

 

      Division of BRS

 

     http://www.gaurangapada.org/photoplog/images/1/1_nod1.gif

 

      pg 409Vaikuntha - 2 1/2

      rasas

 

 

      Ayodhya - 4 rasas

 

      Dvaraka - 5 rasas

 

      aisvarya

     

      Goloka - 5 rasas

 

 

        yoga-maya

 

      Anya abhilasita sunyam

       If we desire to be accepted among such eternally liberated prema bhaktas

 

       Then we must be free from any other desire, free from karma and jnana.

 

 

     

    1st wave

 

      Introduction

 

      The price to pay for pure

 

      devotional service

 

 

      "Laulyam"

 

      greed or eagerness

 

    

      Karma & Jnana

 

      Witches analogy (Rupa Gosvami)

 

 

     

    Central theme of BRS  Klesaghni Subhada

       The result of pure devotional service in six characteristics

 

 

     

    1st wave

 

      Chapter 1

 

      Klesaghni - destroys suffering

 

 

      Subhada - all auspicious

 

      Moksalaghutakrt - derides liberation

 

      Sudurlabha - rarely attained

 

      Sandrananda visesatma

 

 

      - condensed bliss

 

      Shri Krishnakarsani - attracts Krishna

 

    http://www.gaurangapada.org/photoplog/images/1/1_nod2.gifSadhana: 1st - 2nd

 

 

      Bhava: 1st - 4th

 

      Prema: All 6 Characteristics  Sadhana bhakti

      Devotional service in practice

 

 

        (anusilanam - cultivation)

 

     

    2nd wave

 

      Chapter 2-14 

      Chapter 15-16

       

 

    

      64 angas

 

        vaidhi - rules & regulations

 

      raganuga - spontaneous

 

        (following) => => => =>

 

 

      Uttama, Madhyama, Kanistha ch.3

      Predominent is dasya

 

        - Service attitude

 

      Ragatmika -

 

        Eternal associate of Krishna

 

    64 Angas

 

      10 do's & 10 don'ts

 

      first 3: Guru-asraya

 

      then 44 items more

 

      Last 5 pancanga

 

 

     

 

      Kamanuga - conjugal

 

      Sambhandanuga -

 

      Other relationships

 

      Bhava bhakti

       Devotional service in ecstasy

 

     

    3rd wave

 

 

      Chapter

 

      17-18

 

      Nine symptoms of Bhava:

 

      1. not to waste time

 

      2. perseverance

 

 

      3. detachement

 

      4. pridelessness

 

      5. hope against hope

 

      6. intense eagerness

 

      7. constant taste for chanting

 

      8. addiction to glorify Krishna's

 

 

      qualities

 

      9. love to live in the Dhama

 

    Shadow attachment -

 

      imitation of Symptoms

 

      without regulative principles

 

 

      Pg. 140

 

    Bhava & prema

 

      Prayojana - the goal

 

      Prema bhakti

       Devotional service in pure love

 

     

    4th wave

 

      Chapter 19

 

 

      Prema

 

      - from bhava

 

      - by the mercy of Guru/Krishna

 

    Prema

 

      Vaidhi => aisvarya => Vaikuntha

 

 

      Raganuga => Goloka

 

    Our natural state

 

Title: question on Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu Bindu

User: candrika         Date: 2006-08-02 08:39:41

 

I am really glad you are covering this book, as it is one I read and had so many questions about and have always wanted someone to go through it with me, so i can properly comprehend what is being taught.

 

One of my questions is this. This book describes very personal relations with the Lord, the type of things that everyone can recognise in some respect from their own personal dealings with other people.

 

And so I have always wondered how we can have such a relationship with the Lord seeing as at this moment in time him and his Associates are not descended in the world, and we have books and pictures and things, but it isnt quite the same as being face to face with the Lord, where you can actually relate to him, like we relate to the people we have around us.

 

So I wondered are these types of relation beyond any of our capacity in these times and circumstances, and descriptions of the relations that his Associates had with the Lord, rather than things we could experience in this day and age?

 

Title: Re: question on Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu Bindu

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-02 09:12:58

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! :pranams: Pranams! and :bless: Blessings! The relationship of the soul with the Lord is always eternal and on the spiritual platform and the Lord is never far away from us as described in Shri Ishopanishad. Through spiritual sound vibration of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna Naam, all the truths, including the direct vision of the Lord, are gradually revealed. Then one can understand all the truths described in Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu. There is nothing in God that is not there in His Naam and there is nothing in Naam that is not there in God. So everything is revealed simply by chanting Naam with great faith. As I said earlier, they are internal and confidential realizations and nothing to do with the dealings of this material world.