Discussions on other Vaishnava-sampradayas and Gaudiyas other than the Rupanuga-tradition should go here. This includes for example Madhva, Ramanuja, Nimbarka, Gaura-nagari, Radha-vallabhi and the such.
Gaura Nagara Bhava - *revisited*
TarunGovindadas - Sun, 18 Jul 2004 17:56:33 +0530
I just read a bit in the book "Dhamali" by Gadadhar Pran Das. A very fascinating perspective, although I dont feel very much attracted to this kind of bhava.
After that, I reread the thread about the doctrine of this Gauranga-nagara-bhava. A very interesting discussion.
Some points I still dont understand: If Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared to taste the bhava of Srimati Radhika, completely absorbed in Her mood, HOW can he relish amourous pastimes in the role of a nagara?
He is running around and seeing Krishna everywhere, crying pitifully for being in His association... How can He then want to taste relationships in madhurya-bhava as a male hero?
And how would one have to reconcile his nagara-bhava with His taking of Sannyas?
I dont mean to be rude or intolerant. Au contraire. I find it very mind-horizon-broadening, but also a little bit confusing.
I understood that this kind of bhava existed and maybe still exists in several mahajanas and I also think that everyone has his or her relationship to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. But the above-mentioned questions still remain for me personally not sufficiently answered....
nabadip - Sun, 18 Jul 2004 18:21:07 +0530
I think it would be nice if the continuation of this was in a different thread. Just for one time not stressing the controversial, but see the unifying, inspiring side, in this one thread. So far this thread was about glorification of a great vaishnava, if we agree with him or not. No ill feelings Tarunji. Jai Nitai
Jagat - Sun, 18 Jul 2004 19:23:09 +0530
According to Chaitanya Bhagavata, Mahaprabhu also sat on Srivas Pandit's altar accepting worship. He also appeared as Varaha, Nrisingha, and many others. Even a momentary manifestation is an eternal pastime.
TarunGovindadas - Mon, 19 Jul 2004 00:49:30 +0530
i was just confused about this issue.
i have also high regards for the one-pointed devotion of Gadadhara pran das.
i find his writings very inspiring.
they help me deepen my admiration for Sri Gauranga.