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Topic: Śāstra

Articles on the topic of Śāstra

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.

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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“Gīta Govinda Revisited” is an unpublished article written in 2010 by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja.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: |

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.

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