Topic: Śāstra

Articles on the topic of Śāstra

Introduction to Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu

In this introduction to the Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu written in 1947, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja gives a brief explanation of the importance of Rūpa Gosvāmī’s magnum-opus, how it is the king amongst all other rasa-śāstra, Śrī Jivā Gosvāmī’s commentary on it, as well as the unique features of this particular publication of Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu. This was translated from Bengali by Swami B.V. Giri.

By |May 19, 2023|Tags: |

Introduction to the Bhagavad-gītā

This introduction to the Bhagavad-gītā by Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī was written for the Bengali edition of the Gītā published by Śrī Caitanya Sārasvata Maṭha in 1961. Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja expounds the glories of the Gītā and explains how śaraṇāgatī (surrender) is its ultimate message. This article was translated into English by Sanātana Dāsa.

By |April 14, 2023|Tags: |

Bhakti Siddhānta (Devotional Conclusions)

In this article 'Bhakti Siddhānta (Devotional Conclusions)' Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura delineates the foundational elements of bhakti (sambandha, abhidheya and prayojana) drawn from the vedic conclusions and establishes the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam as the ripened fruit of these literatures. This article was originally published in Bengali in Vol. 21, Issue 10 of Śrī Sajjana Toṣaṇī, January 1919 and translated by Sanātana Dāsa.

By |November 18, 2022|Tags: |

Gīta Govinda Revisited

“Gīta Govinda Revisited” is an unpublished article written in 2010 by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja. In this essay, Narasiṅgha Mahārāja answers a devotee’s questions concerning Jayadeva Gosvāmī’s work who asks if the warnings given by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja and other ācāryas concerning higher literature are still relevant today. This follows another article on the same topic Gītā-Govinda of Jayadeva Gosvāmī

The History of the Bhagavad-gītā

"The History of the Bhagavad-gītā' by Swami B.V. Giri explains something of the background of the circumstances leading up to the war at Kurukṣetra and the various ācāryas who have commented on the Gītā. This essay was originally included in Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja's publication of the Bhagavad-gītā.

By |November 30, 2017|Tags: , |

The Position of The Bhāgavata Amongst Religious Scriptures

The following Bengali lecture was given by Śrīla Śrīdhara Maharaja at the Sārasvata Śravaṇa Sadana, at 7:00pm on 6th June, 1937. In this talk, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja describes the supremacy of the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam in relation to all other śāstras and how it is the essence of all religious texts. This lecture was translated by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

By |August 14, 2015|Tags: |
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