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Title: Verse By Verse Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Chandrika Gaurang dasi        Date: 2006-06-02 22:42:18

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

I would like to start a Bhagavad Gita discussion group here on the forum as I hope that not only it may benefit myself to go through it all again, but that others who come here might like to discuss some of this great book too. Swami Gaurangapada advises us to read the great book, and Shrila Prabhupada also says that we can know everything we need to know just from this great book alone. So I would like to go thorugh it on an ongoing basis, verse by verse, with the purports of Shrila Prabhupad and also of Viswanath Cakravarti Thakur. And to discuss things amongst ourselves as to what it brings to our minds and how we can translate such knowledge we read about into our everyday lives, maybe giving some personal examples and experiences to keep things interesting, sharing with each other our own thoughts and opinions, maybe together coming to some good realisations.

 

I think it would be really nice to get together in this way here to read and chat about the Bhagavad Gita together. I am happy to post the verses and purports daily and post something about it that we could discuss and expand upon in our own little ways, we could share and see if we get anywhere. It could be cool, what do you think? Anyone inetrested in such a thread?

 

After that we could move on to another great book such as Chaitanya Bhagavata as that is also another book that is important as per Swami Gaurangapada. I thought we could do both at once but seeing as they are such great books, it might be good to do them one after the other, so we can really focus on one at a time as a mark of respect for the books.

 

We may learn things together and Swami Gaurangapada I am sure would pick us up if we were having any misconceptions also? What do you think, would anyone be intersted in reading and thinking about a verse a day in this way?

 

Would this be Ok for me to start a thread like this running Swamiji?

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

 

Title: Purport by Swami Gaurangapada also?

User: Chandrika Gauranga   Date: 2006-06-02 22:54:54

 

Would it be too much to ask if for the enlightenment of the devotees if also maybe Swami Gaurangapada you could post a purport each day too, to each verse as we went along? That would be so great for us and if we did it daily, then when we complete the book, we could even have a Bhagavad Gita with Purports by Swami Gaurangapada to treasure and enjoy in the future, to put in the Vanibase and if Lakshmi ever has mercy , even to publish in paper book form and all sorts.

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

Chandrika Gauranga dasi

 

Title: Re: Bhagavad Gita Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Igor     Date: 2006-06-03 05:24:14

 

What do you think, would anyone be intersted in reading and thinking about a verse a day in this way?

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Gaurapremanande haribol!

Yes,yes,yes, we are very much interested! Sravanam kirtanam visnoh! Bhagavatam states that on that way our hearth may become cleaner - Srnvatam sva-kathah krishnah punya-sravana-kirtanah! Nityananda-Gauranga-Krishna katha ki jay!

 

Title: Re: Bhagavad Gita Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Igor     Date: 2006-06-03 07:00:59

 

That would be so great for us and if we did it daily, then when we complete the book, we could even have a Bhagavad Gita with Purports by Swami Gaurangapada

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Nityananda! Gauranga! I am hoping that Swami Gaurangapada will find some time for such glorious and beneficial activity for all humanity! And later on, we should continue on - we should discuss most merciful pastimes of Lord Nityananda and Gauranga - Chaitanya Charitamrita and Chaitanya Bhagavata! I am specially praying just for one thing - to hear and read Chaitanya Bhagavata purports by Swami Gaurangapada! Simply by hearing and reading such literature whole world will become ecstatic and will chant Nityananda-Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

Ohe vaishnava thakura doyara sagara

 

Title: Re: Bhagavad Gita Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-03 07:28:40

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Thanks for this nice idea and the  enthusiastic response.. I am ready for this. Please let me know when you are ready to begin and I will open a Subforum for it so that each new verse thread can go out in the Email Newsletter. Every verse can be posted in a new thread. I will try my best to write a commentary to a single verse daily or regularly. With great respects to all our previous Acharyas, following in their footsteps and with straw in my teeth, along with the commentaries, I would also like to give my own explanatory translations of each verse on Bhagavad Gita, Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata and other scriptures not to replace the original translations and commentaries but just to supplement them and to shed more light on them.

 

The only problem in starting this immediately is that till the new forum version 3.6 is released (which is around 1-2 weeks), if I post in the thread for each verse with my translation and commentary, it will not go out by email to all the devotees in the newsletter as only the first post will get repeated.

 

I would like to mention that our Bilvamangala Thakura dasa has also an ongoing Gita Google Group: "http://groups.google.com/group/Nitai-Gauranga-Krishna" where he posts a Gita verse and a quote very regularly if not daily and which goes out to many new people by email.

 

Title: Re: Bhagavad Gita Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-03 08:00:03

 

Should I in fact start with another Scripture, since Bilvamangala Thakura dasa is already doing a Bhagavad Gita group on Google? - Chandrika Gauranga dasi.

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! We will wait for Bilvamangala Thakura dasa to reply to this question about whether the both can go hand in hand. Or the other option is to begin with Shri Chaitanya Chandramrita or Shri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya or Shri Navadvipa Shataka which are smaller books which I would also like to write commentaries on and which can be completed in a short time before beginning the bigger scriptures like Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata etc. More inputs and brainstorming will be appreciated.

 

Title: Re: Verse By Verse Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Igor     Date: 2006-06-03 09:17:49

 

Or the other option is to begin with Shri Chaitanya Chandramrita or Shri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya or Shri Navadvipa Shataka which are smaller books which I would also like to write commentaries on and which can be completed in a short time before beginning the bigger scriptures like Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata etc.

 

Gauranga! Nityananda! Hare Krishna! Yes! Souls of this fallen age are in great need to hear Nitay-Gaura katha! Shrilla Prabhupada and previous acaryas gave such wonderful purports on Gita and Bhagavatam, but devotional and scientific purports on Shri Chaitanya Chandramrta and specifically Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata are necessity! Just see, that is progressive theism - divine dance of this glorious parampara - Upanisads and Veda – Vedanta sutra -Bhagavad Gita – Shrimad Bhagavatam - Chaitanya Bhagavata and by divine guidance and blessings of previous acaryas His Holiness Bhaktiratna Sadhu Swami Gaurangapada will continue work of our glorious acaryas – Shrilla Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Bhaktisidhantha Sarasvati and Shrilla Prabhupada! My humble opinion is that there is greater necessity for devotional explanation of Chaitanya Chandamrta and other books, specifically Chaitanya Bhagavata because by  Gita person can reach stage of full surrender – sarva dharman parityaja mam ekam saranam vraja, and that is wonderfully explained in commentaries of previous acaryas, and that require some qualifications, but secret of all secrets nityananda – gauranga naam and wonderful pastimes of Nitay – Gaura will give highest gift to all – regardless to disqualifications, anarthas, offences, position –readers will be able to somehow due to unconditional mercy – chant Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna and therefore reach shore of divine love! Please write! Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

 

Title: Re: Verse By Verse Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-03 10:42:01

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Ok thanks, then I guess we can start off with Shri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya first as the translation is also not done. After completing these important small books we will consider whether to do Bhagavad Gita or Chaitanya Bhagavata. Though I guess we better wait for the forum software to be updated so that all the email subscribers are also benefitted.

 

Title: Re: Verse By Verse Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Nava Gauranga dasa  Date: 2006-06-03 12:55:37

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

 

Thank you Chandrika Gauranga dasi for initiating this idea and to Igor for pushing it. Thank you Gurudeva and the assembled devotees on the forum. I am looking forward to this oppurtunity to hear and learn from your realizations.

 

                                              Nava.

 

Title: Re: Verse By Verse Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: hadai   Date: 2006-06-03 13:22:26

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

 

Dear Swami Gaurangapada,

 

Please, accept my humble obeicanses. All glories to the assembled devotees!

 

Yes, this is a great idea. I would love to bond with my godbrotheres and sisters under the divine guidance of our beloved spiritual master. How great! Dandavats to all!

 

Hadai Nityananda Dasa

 

Title: Re: Verse By Verse Discussion Forum Service - Feedback Reqd

User: Bhushan         Date: 2006-06-03 17:05:05

 

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna!

 

Gurudeva,Please accept my humble dandavats at your lotus feet.

fallen dandavats at lotus feet of all devotees.

 

All Glories to Gurudeva

All Glories to devotees

This is a fantastic idea.

I am very excited with this,jst waiting when the explanation of Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya will start, Gurudeva your realizations n commentaries n explanations are so nectarian,one is just carried away on waves of bliss,they knock out the garbage n rubbish which i hav stored in my heart for millions of lifetimes, with ease!!!

All Glories to Gurudeva!!!

 

Thank You very very much.

 

Aspiring to be a humble servant of your lotus feet

 

Bhushan Nityananda dasa

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna!