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Gaudiya Grantha Mandir - June Uploads

Jagat - Thu, 01 Jul 2004 06:59:08 +0530
Dear members of GGM,

The following texts have been added this month.

226. Hari Bhakti Vilasa :: Vilasa 01 :: Gopala Bhatta Gosvamin (doc)

This file has been edited and updated to include Sanatan Goswami's Digdarsini tika. (Version 2.00 2004-06-05)

This chapter gives a summary of the contents of the entire book and then discusses the need for a spiritual master, his qualifications, the diksa mantra, etc. The text being used is Haridas Shastri's 1986 edition.

228. Hari Bhakti Vilasa :: Vilasa 02 :: Gopala Bhatta Gosvamin (doc)

This chapter is called "daiksika" and discusses the necessity of initiation, the rituals conducted in the giving of initiation and the samayAH, or contract the disciple enters into with the spiritual master.

This file has been updated to include the Dig-darsini tika. (Jagat 2004-06-06) 150.5 KB

230. Hari Bhakti Vilasa :: Vilasa 04 :: Gopala Bhatta Gosvamin (doc)

This chapter now includes Sanatan's Digdarsini commentary. Updated by Jagat (2004-06-06) 172 KB

Chapter title: Vaisnavalankara. Contents : Cleaning the temple, the altar, clothes. Picking flowers, bathing, different kinds of baths, putting on tilaka, mudras, neckbeads. Sandhyopasana and Guru Puja.

607. Hari Bhakti Vilasa :: Vilasa 17 :: Gopala Bhatta Gosvamin (doc)

This chapter discusses the purascarana. It contains instructions about kinds of japa and the japa mala. Includes Sanatan Goswami's Digdarsini tika.

Jagat (2004-06-03) 140.5 KB

608. Hari-bhakti-vilasa :: 01-10 :: Gopala Bhatta Gosvamin (doc)

This is the mula-matra edition of the first ten chapters. The text being used is Haridas Shastri's 1986 edition. (Jagat 2004-06-05)

Henceforward, the individual chapters of Haribhaktivilasa will be updated to include the Digdarsiini commentaries, and all individually posted chapters will also include this commentary. The second half of HBV (chapters 11-20) will be posted separately on completion.

The first ten chapters are
  1. Gauravah -- The importance of taking a spiritual master, the qualifications of guru and disciple; the efficacy and importance of the initiation mantra.
  2. Daiksikah -- Initiation rituals.
  3. Sauciyah -- Purificatory rituals.
  4. Vaisnavalankarah -- Tilak and other Vaishnava symbols or decorations.
  5. Adhisthanakah -- The next four chapters cover various aspects of puja.
  6. Snapanikah -- Bathing the deity.
  7. Pauspikah -- Flowers used in puja, with a lengthy section on Tulasi.
  8. Pratar-arca-samapanah -- Ending morning puja.
  9. Maha-prasadah -- Honoring the remnants of worship.
  10. Sat-sangamah -- Vaishnava association.
An article discussing the authorship of this work and its commentary has been added there in the comments section.

609. Hari Bhakti Vilasa :: Vilasa 12 :: Gopala Bhatta Gosvamin (doc)

Ekadasi-nirnaya. This chapter discusses primarily the objection to "biddha" Ekadasi and the different types of Ekadasi--e.g., vanjula, trisprisa, suddha, etc. Sanatan's tika included.

Jagat (2004-06-15) Version 1.00 228 KB

610. Caitanya-candrodaya-natakam :: Kavi Karnapura (doc)

This description of Chaitanya's early life in Puri is written in the form of a play in ten acts, though most of the action takes play off stage. It is the main source of the Chaitanya Charitamrita's Madhya lila.

Texts used :
A. (ed.) Manindranath Guha. With anonymous notes. 2nd edition. 1378 (bangabda) 1971.
B. (ed.) Ramachandra Mishra. Varanasi: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series (Haridas Sanskrit Granthamala 267), 1966.

Contents :
  1. svAnandAvezaH
  2. sarvAvatAra-darzanam
  3. dAna-vinodaH
  4. sannyAsa-parigrahaH
  5. advaita-pura-vilAsaH
  6. sArvabhaumAnugrahaH
  7. tIrthATanam
  8. pratAparudrAnugrahaH
  9. mathurA-gamanam
  10. mahA-mahotsavaH
(Jagat 2004-06-19) Version 1.00 643 KB

611. Gopala Uttara Campu :: 11 - Uddhava-purna-vraja-campu - Bhramara-gita (doc)

The eleventh chapter of GCU is equivalent to Bhagavatam 10.47.1-21.

This chapter was contributed by Malika Das, MA. (2004.06.21)

612. Nitya-grantha :: Ramanuja (doc)

Nityagranthah by Ramanuja from Srimad Vedanta Desika's Raksha Granthas (Ubhaya Vedanta Granthamala Series). Edited by Sri U.Ve. Abhinava Desika, Uttamur T. Viraraghavacharya. Published by Srimad Vedanta Desika Seventh Centenary Trust, Madras-4 (1969).

Ramanuja set the philosophical framework of Sri Vaisnavism through his commentaries on the Prastana Trayi with his Gita Bhasya, Sri Bhasya, Vedanta Dipa, Vedanta Sara and Vedartha Sangraha. He then set about preaching the doctrine of surrender (prapatti) through his Saranagati Gadya and showed everyone the goal to be achieved in this world and the next through his Sri Ranga Gadya and Vaikuntha Gadya. All that was left was for him to give detailed instructions on the actual performance of prapatti and service (kainkarya) to God. This he has done is the Nitya Grantha.

According to the Pancaratra Agamas the daily routine of a Vaisnava (worshiper of Visnu) is to be divided into five parts. These five duties are Abhigamana, Upadana, Ijya, Svadhyaya and Yoga. The first, Abhigamana, includes morning bath and other personal preparations for worship; the second, Upadana is collecting and getting ready the materials for worship; the third, Ijya is the actual ritualistic worship of the family icon. The fourth, Svadhayaya, is learning, research and teaching of scriptural literature and the fifth, Yoga, is single-minded meditation on the Lord. Though all five duties are mentioned the text centers around Ijya, the actual daily worship of the deity.

"Sri Ramanuja is reputed to be the author of nine works among which the nityam is one. This word means 'daily routine' i.e., the daily routine of a Sri Vaisnava has to follow. But the work almost wholly deals with the ritualistic worship (puja or tiruvaradhana) to the family deity. This work is perhaps known least among Sri Vaisnavites of the present day." (From The Nityam of Sri Ramanuja by Dr. V. V. Ramanujam, Ramanuja Vani Magazine April 1987)

(text contributed by Keshava, 2004-06-29)

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