Unit Assessment Nectar of Instruction (NOI) From shraddha to prema In Eleven Verses Texts 1-3 shraddha Texts 4-6 sadhu-saìgaù Text 7 bhajana-kriya anartha-nivrittiù nishTha ruciù Text 8 asaktiù Texts 9-11 bhavaù prema www.bhakticourses.com It’s temporary, illusory, and it’s not me. Here is a painting of Rupa and Sanatana under one of their favorite trees, their minds absorbed in Radha and Krishna and their transcendental pastimes, and describing them in suitable language so that fools like us can hear and properly understand. And many fruits were received by the whole world. Students will also be given an overall course grade, aggregate of each Unit. He’s very very special in our disciplic line. Then comes mana, the pushings of the mind. For Srimad Bhagavatam classes, please visit - srimadbhagavatamclass.com For Bhagavad Gita classes, please visit - bhagavadgitaclass.com You can also visit us on - soundcloud.com. jihva-vegam udaropastha-vegam Because Radha Damodara temple was central to where the other Goswamis had their temples, from time to time, they would come together like this and discuss Krishna-katha. Srila Prabhupada loved to speak about their renunciation: tyaktva turnam asesa-mandala-pati-srenim sada tucchavat. But I never deviated from the instruction of my spiritual master.” Your question specifically was how to more deeply understand the mood of the spiritual master. Sukadev Goswami’s answer is “Sinful activity cannot be counteracted by a pious activity. He knew the mood of Lord Caitanya. The place, however, is being taken care of by my disciples.” Once, while Srila Prabhupada was taking some disciples there, he described in one confidential discussion—it was in the public lecture—he revealed that he was doing his translation work of Srimad Bhagavatam, preparing for coming to the Western countries under the order of Bhakti Siddhanta. Nectar of Instruction Verses 5, 6 & 7. And you said, whenever a spiritual master gives an instruction, he also empowers one to carry out the instruction. But the reality is it’s not ours to reject; it’s Krishna’s! In exactly the same way, the Lord being anxious to revive the Vrindavana pastimes of Lord Krishna, impregnated the heart of Rupa Goswami with spiritual potency. There are two different tomb-like structures in the Radha Damodara temple. Preface. The seat of happiness and distress is the mind, not the body. 1. hearing the name and glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Finally, he told Rupa Goswami about the ultimate conclusions of Srimad Bhagavatam. And then they can understand. As Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu left behind Him the eight verses known as Śikṣāṣṭaka, Rūpa Gosvāmī gave us Upadeśāmṛta so that we may become pure Vaiṣṇavas. “The devotees are intent on yukta vairagya. Bhakti Sastri Nectar of Instruction Verses 4 to 6. The days I focused on the actual instruction and associated with pure devotees and asked questions about how I do what guru asked me to do, I had some of the greatest advancement in attaining the goal. In particular, instruct him in transcendental mellows.” So, in addition to Lord Caitanya imparting transcendental knowledge and the realization of everything that He taught him, He similarly empowered Swarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya to impart the same teachings in further depth. Whatever my deficiencies are and weaknesses are and shortcomings are, let me not budge an inch from the instructions. 2. chanting His glories. Krishna’s dictation is understood through the spiritual master and we simply follow. One was the summary study of the title “Nectar of Devotion” and the other was a word-for-word, like he did everything else, translation of this Upadesamrta. Analogies, as they appear in the Pürva-svädhyäya section, may also be included in the Closed-Book Assessments. Bhakti Sastri program can … And that’s visaheta, meaing to tolerate. There’s two verses from Nectar of Devotion by Rupa Goswami, in which he says what false or incomplete renunciation is, and what complete renunciation is. Since Rupa and Sanatana, along with Haridas Thakura, were so humble, they felt themselves unfit to enter the Jagannatha temple. Hare Krsna! namas te gaura-vani- sri-murtaye dina-tarine That’s our process. Sinful action leads to a sinful reaction, which may not immediately manifest, but eventually manifests. kecit kevalaya bhaktya vasudeva-parayanah. Although Rupa Goswami was not there, Lord Caitanaya saw that leaf. Registration; Module structure; Registration. These are karmic reactions that are presently being manifested. tat-tat-karma-pravartanāt. So, in short, complete renunciation is seeing that which is in relation to Krishna—and everything is in relation to Krishna—and then, engaging that thing, that something, in service to Krishna. lokanam hita-karinau tri-bhuvane manyau saranyakarau Incomplete renunciation is things have relationship with Krishna, and you reject them. sri-gaura-karuna-sakti-vigrahaya namo ‘stu te, “I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, the personified energy of Sri Caitanya’s mercy, who deliver devotional service which is enriched with conjugal love of Radha and Krishna, coming exactly in the line of revelation of Srila Rupa Gosvami.”. That’s complete renunciation. This is one of the answers to one of the questions, “What is the qualification of a spiritual master?” Text 1 of Nectar of Instruction. There’s a very nice teaching. Like, for example, ‘I can tolerate laziness, but not incompetence.’” I don’t know about that one, but that’s what the dictionary says. The course facilitator will select questions for assessment from the Open-Book questions listed at the end of each unit. The wet wood becomes dry wood, then, the dry wood ignites. Jiva Goswami kept a library but some of the writings of the Goswamis, the original texts, which are now kept in a Vrindavana Research Institute. You were speaking about [inaudible….] Is he now on the bank of Yamuna? Visaheta means conscious inhibition of an impulse; not repression, but consciously redirecting attention to a spiritually healthy subject matter. Open-Book Assessment          65%         Pass Mark 50% These  questions, however, form the question bank from which the Closed-Book Assessment        (CBA) will be drawn. Here’s Raghunatha Das Goswami writing about Rupa Goswami: adadanas trnam dantair idam yace punah punah One is goodness and the other is evil. Lord Caitanya kept singing it over and over again. Now, what do I do? I’ve achieved the instruction as the teach…. And opening the window, you see the courtyard of the samadhi and bhajan kutir of Rupa Goswami. utsāhān niścayād dhairyāt. Six and a half weeks ago, you gave me instructions, you know, about how to make some advancement based on my situation. My dear king, if a sinful person engages in the service of a bonafide devotee of the Lord and thus learns how to dedicate his life unto the lotus feet of Krishna, he can be completely purified. It’s another thing to fully understand everything that you’ve heard. There is their nephew, Jiva Goswami, and three others—Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, and Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami. I guarantee because I will be right with you all the time!” Pretty intimate, huh? One can be better at it, or poorer at it. “Relationship a commitment to the person. In the courtyard, by Srila Rupa Goswami’s samadhi, he saw some very beautiful persons. So, in short, complete renunciation is seeing that which is in relation to Krishna—and everything is in relation to Krishna—and then, engaging that thing, that something, in service to Krishna. That spiritual strength that enables us to overcome desires and urges. His eyes were very large, like lotus flowers, and he was extremely effulgent. And the very first one is to Rupa Goswami. “They please the sweet divine couple by carrying messages, preparing tasty beverages, stringing fragrant flower garlands, offering betel buds, decorating the kunjas, fanning, etc.” That is who Rupa Goswami is. Their refraining is completely abstaining. In the pranama mantra that we say for Bhaktivinode Thakura, it includes an explicit appreciation for his being a strict follower of rupanuga-varaya te. And only by being fixed on his orders can such determined intelligence prosper.” Only by determined intelligence, or proper intelligence, the mind is controlled. In other words, the author of the book that we’re going to spend some time studying the verses of, is not just a literary person. He made him an experienced devotee, whose decisions correctly agreed with the verdict of the disciplic succession. This is exactly what Narada is explaining to King Pracinabarhi—the solution is not atonement, the solution is awakening of Krishna consciousness. There’s a sinful desire. Prabhupada > Books > The Nectar of Instruction > NoI Texts > NoI 8 : TEXT EIGHT. Later, he went and he was back in his residence in Gambhira and asked Swarupa Damodara, “How did he know my mind? What is Love? The lecturer was His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 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