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First uploaded 19 September 2002 as RealMedia file.
Re-uploaded as mp3 file, December 2011.

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj

19th World Tour in London

Informal room conversation in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, London
25th July 2002.

Part Two

Part Two:
8+ minutes

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Part Two. Subject summary:

  • Quotes Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila 13:136. Really Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami Maharaj's explanation is unique and unparalleled. Through this sloka he gave heart explanation of Krishna and Radharani, both. His style of explanation is very sweet, very attractive and very heart-capturing: "I do not care for my pain, but when I see Mother Yashoda's face, I lose my patience."
  • Quotes Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila 13:145 and 146. After feeling this situation, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur said that those living in Vraja Dham are bogus, and those living in Kuruksetra are the best. I heard this from Srila Guru Maharaj.
  • Then what kind of conception did Rupa and Sanatan give? Which way will you get that in the Vedas!
  • There are so many channels of upliftment. The Vedas have given so many kinds of knowledge, and different kinds of knowledge for different stations. So if one wants to go to Delhi, he must take the train to Delhi not the train to some other place.
  • The Vedas have a particular standard of knowledge given in different ways to different kinds of people, and all is for upliftment.
  • Actually the Vedas are not our subject. From our subject we are getting subjective evolution.
  • Quotes the Kirttan "Keshava! Tuwa jagata vichitra..." (see translation below) of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. After thirty of forty years I have recited this today.

Translation of the song starting "Keshava! Tuwa jagata vichitra..." by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura:

O Keshava! This material creation of Yours is most strange. I have roamed throughout the forest of this universe in consequence of my selfish acts, and I have beheld many curious sights.

Forgetfulness of Your lotus feet, which is bitter suffering unto death, burns me with its scorching pain. In this helpless condition my would-be saviours–the sage-philosophers Kapila, Gautama, Kanada, Jaimini, and Buddha–have come running to my aid.

Each expounds his particular view, dangling various pleasures and liberation as bait in their philosophical traps. But all of them are just bogus cheaters, being averse to Your devotional service, and are therefore a source of fatal danger.

Every one of them are cunning experts of karma, jnana, yoga and tapa who provide various kinds of tempting bait for cheating the souls who are averse to You. Having paid his respects to these cheating philosophers from afar, Bhaktivinoda takes refuge at the feet of Your devotees as the essence of his life.

Part Two:
8+ minutes

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Newly posted (December 2011) as an mp3 audio file (earlier it was only available as RealMedia)

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