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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 25.206)

March 26th, 2017 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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“Subuddhi Rāya used to spend his savings to supply yogurt to Bengali Vaiṣṇavas who came to Mathurā. He also gave them cooked rice and oil massages. When he saw a poverty-stricken Vaiṣṇava, he would use his money to feed him.Caitanya-caritamrita (Madhya 25.206)


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Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.15.34

March 21st, 2017 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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When the yogī regularly practices in this way, in a short time his heart becomes fixed and free from disturbance, like a fire without flames or smoke.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.15.34


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Gaura Purnima 2017

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture | news - (Comments Off)
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Themes and concepts that are essential to the proper understanding and practice of yoga are introduced briefly in early chapters of the Bhagavad-gītā; then in later chapters these same themes receive elaboration. This we have seen in particular with the principles of sāṅkhya (analysis) and dhyāna (meditation). Similarly, we have already been introduced to the notion of bhagavān (literally, the possessor of plenitude) in earlier chapters, and this notion is dramatically and graphically demonstrated to Arjuna in Chapter 11. Now again in this fifteenth chapter (or fifteenth discourse on yoga), attention is directed to bhagavān, here referred to as puruṣottama, the ultimate person, to fill out the notion of spirit-as-person in important ways.
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Krishna inspires Arjuna to understand more deeply about the subjects of the previous chapter, noting that understanding them can bring the highest state of yoga perfection. This chapter elaborates on a principle introduced in the previous chapter, namely, the concept of “modality” (guṇa). To be attuned to the ways that nature functions through the three modalities constitutes an important yoga practice. It alerts the yogī to the necessity to make good, conscious choices for elevating oneself from lower to higher modalities, leading to freedom from the modalities altogether.
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Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.15.20

January 15th, 2017 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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The strong bodily desires and needs of a person disturbed by hunger and thirst are certainly satisfied when he eats. Similarly, if one becomes very angry, that anger is satisfied by chastisement and its reaction. But as for greed, even if a greedy person has conquered all the directions of the world or has enjoyed everything in the world, still he will not be satisfied.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.15.20


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We have already seen in Chapter 2, “The Yoga of Analysis,” an introduction to the practice of distinguishing matter and spirit. There, the specific issue is the difference between the physical (and mental) body, and the atemporal self. This is a crucial understanding that draws on an ancient Indian philosophical tradition called Sāṅkhya. Indeed, the title of Chapter 2, sāṅkhya-yoga, points to this tradition. Here in Chapter 13 Krishna elaborates on aspects of Sāṅkhya philosophy not mentioned in Chapter 2, and there will be further aspects of this philosophical tradition explained in Chapters 14, 17, and part of Chapter 18.
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THE TIME OF THE SAGES – A feature Documentary

December 4th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in news - (Comments Off)
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The Time of the Sages film brings together the insights of prominent scholars, researchers and spiritual leaders who have dedicated themselves to the study and culture of this sacred text which is dated no later than the first half of the sixth century. The film explores the topics of the self, existence, creation, liberation from material existence, devotion, and the cultivation of a personal relationship with the divine through the Bhagavata Purana’s rich tales.

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Help us to spread the India’s jewel of wisdom through the insights of scholars and spiritual leaders. To support the project click on the link below:
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