Topic: Rasa-tattva

Articles on the topic of Rasa-tattva

A Few Words on the Rasa of Śrīla Prabhupāda and the ‘Suicide Squad’

In 'A Few Words on the Rasa of Śrīla Prabhupāda and the 'Suicide Squad' Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja addresses the controversy surrounding the rasa of A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda and gives his opinion based on various references, but ultimately concludes that such high topics are not for ‘public ears’.

By |March 17, 2019|Tags: , |

Śrī Rādhāṣṭamī

The following discourse was spoken by Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda in the Sārasvata Nāṭya-mandira, Śrī Gauḍīya Maṭha, at 6:00 pm in the evening of Śrī Rādhāṣṭamī, September 19th, 1931. This was first printed in The Gauḍīya, Vol. 10, No. 11 in October 1931, and reprinted in Śrī Caitanya Sārasvata Maṭha's periodical, Śrī Gauḍīya Darśana, Vol. 4, October 1958. This article was translated into English by Swami B.V. Giri)

By |September 3, 2011|Tags: , |

Vikrīḍitaṁ vraja-vadhūbhir…

This article 'Vikrīḍitaṁ vraja-vadhūbhir' was originally written by an unknown author under the editorship of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda and first published in the 8th volume of Dainika Nadīyā Prakāśa on 29th October 1933 under the title, ‘Rasa Yātrā.’ The article explains the dangers of hearing higher topics for the conditioned jīvas and how Śukadeva Gosvāmī has himself warned about this.

Ujjvala Nīlamaṇi

In this informal talk given on 18th February 1982 at Śrī Caitanya Sārasvata Maṭha, Navadvīpa, Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja explains how we should not venture into the details of the higher topics of kṛṣṇa-līlā and how it is not necessary to read such books as Ujjvala Nīlamaṇi in order to elevate oneself to the highest realm.

Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread

In 'Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread' Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja cautions that if one is negligent to protect one’s self against the imitation tendency, one will regrettably be given the inspiration to live in a ‘fool’s paradise,’ thinking that he has now achieved the higher standard of devotion.

Gītā-Govinda of Jayadeva Gosvāmī

‘Gītā Govinda of Jayadeva Gosvāmī' was written by Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in September 2005. This article addresses a particular group of devotees who published an English translation of Gītā Govinda, who begged the question that is was necessary to distribute this high literature to one and all.

My Guru is Rādhārāṇī

“My Guru is Rādhārāṇī'” was written by Swami B.G. Narasingha in January 2001. In this article, Narasingha Maharaja speaks about the internal rasa of his guru, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda based upon various statements by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, as well as indications in the life of His Divine Grace. This article was also included in the book, “Prabhupada Vijaya”.

Hearing From a Rāsikācārya

“Hearing From a Rāsikācārya” was written in August 2000 by Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja. In this important article, Mahārāja explains how the previous ācāryas have warned immature sādhakas not to stray into ‘dangerous waters’ by gate-crashing into the higher līlās of Rādhā-Govinda. He also stresses the importance of anartha-nivṛtti and nāma-saṅkīrtana.

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