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First uploaded 21 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 Three

Part Three:
7+ minutes

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Part Three. Subject summary:

  • The book 'Saranagati' is very important and worshipable for practitioners. You may not know the Gita, the Bhagavat, Upanishads, Puranas, but if you know the 'Saranagati' book of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, then there is no loss for you.
  • I am very fortunate that Srila Guru Maharaj gave 'tick mark' of which songs are very important, less important, etc.
  • He gave me a big Sankirttan book. At that time I memorised "Keshava! Tuwa jagata vichitra..." by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
  • Devotee: Maharaj, I'm trying to think what you didn't memorise at that time!
  • Srila Govinda Maharaj: I have a good memory largely due to milk. I took so much milk during childhood.
  • Why Krishna is Govinda? Why He is a cowherd boy and His food is ghee, channa, etc.? There is some cause. And why the Vedas and other Puranas are praising the cow?
  • The Vedas say that urine and dung of cows are very auspicious. We are worshiping that, and cleansing our homes with cow dung in India. So if cow's urine will give this result, then what to speak of the benefit of cow's milk.
  • Quoting: "Namo brahmanya-devaya..." (Visnu Purana 1.19.65)
  • He is the God of the Brahmanas, but Krishna is first giving joy in the heart of the cows, then the Brahmanas.
  • Actually His identification is 'Govindaya.' He is giving joy in the heart of the whole cow family. His original residence is Gokul. Krishnaya means He is attracting everyone through His beauty, flute song, etc.

Part Three:
7+ minutes

Hear or download Part One,
Hear or download Part Two. Hear or download Part Four.

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

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