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Raya Ramananda Samvada (8): Types of Dasya and Sakhya Bhava, CC Madhya 8.74-75

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This audio is included in the following series of lectures:


  • CC Madhya 8.74-75
  • Raya Ramananda Explaining about Sakhya Prema
  • Two types of Service Mood- Svatantramayi & Anugatya Mayi
  • Explanation of Dasya-bhava
  • Narration of Lord Rama's lila when he first met Hanumana and then the episode of meeting Sugriva.
  • Discussion on sakhya bhava, comparison of the sakhya bhavas of the sakhas of lord Rama, Krsna in Vrndavana and Dvaraka.
  • Narration of Sudama's story.
  • Comparison between Sugriva, Vibhisana, Dvaraka sakhas, and Indraprastha sakhas
  • Arjuna and Draupadi, preference of Krsna towards these sakhas as compared to Gajendra and King Ambarisa.
  • Draupadi's Cira-harana episode, explaining how Krsna personally wanted to save her despite the pandavas were strong enough to save Draupadi eg. the episode of ajnata-vasa of the pandavas narrating the strength of Bhima.
  • Next sakha Uddhava, who is dearer to Krsna.
  • Explanation of the 4 types of sakhas in Vraja- Suhrda, Sakha, Priya and Priyanarma sakha, with examples.
  • Narration of Krsna's Vrndavana Pastimes, how Subala saves Radha and Krsna from being caught by Jatila. How these sakhas are most important.