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Raya Ramananda Samvada (4): Importance of Hearing Harikatha, Sadhya-Sadhana Tattva, CC Madhya 8.66-69

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This audio is included in the following series of lectures:


  • Discussions between Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Ramanada Raya
  • Have faith in listening to harikatha under the shelter of vaisnavas
  • If one commits aparadha he falls from the path of devotion
  • When serving sadhus, I should not be cunning but serve with no self motive.
  • Never give up the shelter of Vaisnavas and hearing harikatha from them even if you can't do any service or chant harinama properly.
  • Why harikatha will give everything.
  • Even if the heart is dirty, the Lord through harikatha cleanses the heart.
  • Mahaprabhu tells Ramananda Raya to go further. Till you can get prema, Krsna cannot be controlled.
  • The stages of bhakti can be obtained from hearing harikatha.
  • What is visvrambhena-guru-seva (service to gurudeva with intimacy) - doing seva on what you think is right rather than pleasing your guru.
  • Caitanya Mahaprabhu tells to go further after bhakti mixed with jnana and karma.
  • In Uttama-bhakti, svarupa siddha bhakti starts.
  • First surrender and then perform the limbs of bhakti with sambandha jnana, only then it is bhakti else not.