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Hari-katha, 16 Dec 2017

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Jewels of the Parakiya Parampara – Govinda-lilamrta

Srimati Radharani’s name is not written in the guru-parampara. Krsna haite caturmukha, haya Krsna sevonmukha, brahma haite naradera mati narada haite vyasa, madhva kahe vyasadasa, purnaprajna padmanabha gati Radharani’s name is not written anywhere, nor is the name of the Sun written. However, in the brahma-gayatri-mantra, both the Sun and Srimati Radharani are present. It is very hidden. First this mantra worshipping Radharani is chanted. If anyone takes this mantra from a pure Guru, he can understand the meaning of this mantra by performing sincere and steadfast practice. Ordinary people have many different meanings, but these are not true. They do not understand the real meaning of Gayatri. Worshiping with this mantra is the activity of the parakiya-parampara, or gaudiya-parampara. It seems that he who chants this mantra worships Krsna, but this is not so. The Gaudiyas follow those who serve Krsna perfectly. They follow Srimati Radharani and the gopis. Outwardly they show that they are worshiping Krsna and are following Krsna, but really they are not following Him. They do Krsna-anusilanam— anusilana of Krsna. They are not chanting hari-nama, they chant Hare’s nama, or Harer nama. The names of Radharani and all the gopis. The followers in this line are very clever. They show one thing, and do another thing. They seem to go East but they are really walking West. It may look like they are walking forward, but they really walking backwards. This parakiya parampara is not so easy to understand. Those in the parakiya parampara are very strange. Outwardly, they may be sitting and eating, but what are they really doing? You must be one of them to understand.

The Flowers of Vraja – Gita Govinda

Our soul is in a comatose state, hiding in these bodily structures. Why? Our minds collect dirty things and bind the soul like a prisoner. But, just as the sun rises to give health and energy to the people on earth, similarly, the rays of the prema-surya—that is, the divine sun of the ragatmika-aprakrta love of the Vrajavasis—that gives life to our soul...

Srila Svami Prabhupada and Govardhana

In this pastime, Krsna the boatman is playing so wonderfully, and at that point Radhika became frightened and caught hold of Him. This is precisely what Krsna desired. Such attractive krsna-lila is enacted at Giriraja Govardhana. I pray, "Hey Giriraja, please fulfil my desire to witness these pastimes..."

Annada Ekadasi

One should think, “I have not created anything. All this creation comes from God, and anything I have, I will offer first to God; then it is pure.” Then you will have no more suffering or tension. So, this Annada Ekadasi is giving strength and power to follow this bhakti program. If your ahara, diet, is pure then your brain will be very nice. You will then have a pure brain and clean heart, and your memory will be very sharp and vast. You will remember past lives and all that you did...

HOW CAN WE REALIZE THE ESSENCE OF RADHA-KRSNA'S SWEETNESS AND BEAUTY?

We can be connected to Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa through these books of our Guru-varga. By honoring our ācāryas, their books, and their instructions, we can realize the essence of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa's sweetness and beauty. Even if you cannot understand these books, you must respect them and try to memorize and repeat even just one or two words from them. This is called puṣpāñjali.

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