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Raya Ramananda Samvada (15): Expansion of Krsna, About Kama Gayatri, CC Madhya 8.123-142

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  • Sri Raya Ramananda described Radha-prema as topmost sadhana and gopi-bhava as sadhana.
  • Although Raya Ramananda talked about the topmost sadhana, still there was some more left in the middle. For that, Mahaprabhu asked to talk about the four subjects of Radha-tattva, Krsna-tattva, Rasa-tattva and Prema-tattva.
  • Explanation of Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 8.123 - Sriman Mahaprabhu says I don't have bhakti, I am a mayavadi sannyasi.
  • Explanation of Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 8.124, 2.8.125 - How Sriman Mahaprabhu’s was very merciful to Sri Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya.
  • Explanation of Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 8.127 - whoever knows the Krsna-katha can be a guru regardless of caste status.
  • Explanation of CC Madhya 8.134-137- Krsna is the supreme Lord. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin, for He is the prime cause of all causes.
  • Krsna is full of both opulence and transcendental mellows.
  • Just like moon is one but appears differently according to its position. It appears full on Purnima and on others day lesser. Similarly, in the form Krsna, he manifests full potency and in other forms like Rama, Nrsimha etc. he shows less potency.
  • Explanation of CC Madhya 8.138- ‘vrndavane ‘aprakrta navina madana’ kama-gayatri kama-bije yanra upasana’
  • Two types of madana (cupid)- one Material and another transcendental.
  • Material lust leads to hell and is temporary in nature whereas transcendental lust is eternally blissful.
  • Krsna is worshipped using Kama-gayatri and Kama-bija.
  • The 24.5 letters of Kama-gayatri. How they represent 24 and half moons of Krsna.
  • Brahma-gayatri can have different meaning depending on its worshipper but Kama Gayatri is only applicable to Krsna.
  • Brahma-gayatri in its mature state (in its perfect state) is Kama-gayatri.
  • In kama-gayatri Kama-deva is Madana-mohana, the Deity who establishes our relationship with Krsna; Puspa-bana (“He who carries an arrow made of flowers”) is Govinda, the Personality of Godhead who accepts our devotional service; and Ananga is Gopijana-vallabha, who satisfies all the gopis and is the ultimate goal of life.
  • The kama-gayatri is composed of twenty four-and-a-half syllables, but despite deep deliberation, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Ṭhakura could not ascertain which syllable in the mantra was the half-syllable.
  • By the mercy of Srimati Radhika Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Ṭhakura came to know that the half-syllable is described in the book Varna-agama-bhasvat.
  • Explanation of CC Madhya 8.139 The very name Krsna means that He attracts even Cupid. He is therefore attractive to everyone — male and female, moving and inert living entities. Indeed, Krsna is known as the all-attractive one.
  • As long as we are conditioned, material world seems good for some time, but as soon as we start experiencing the transcendental objects, then everything in this world seems meaningless.
  • Lord Siva defeated Kamadeva but himself got attracted by Mohini form of Lord Visnu.
  • Explanation of CC Madhya 8.140 ‘tasam avirabhuc chaurih’ “ ‘When Krsna left the rasa-lila dance, the gopis became very morose, and when they were grieving, Krsna reappeared dressed in yellow garments. Wearing a flower garland and smiling, He was attractive even to Cupid. In this way Krsna appeared among the gopis.’
  • Explanation of CC Madhya 8.141 “Each and every devotee has a certain type of transcendental mellow in relation to Krsna. But in all transcendental relationships the devotee is the worshiper [asraya] and Krsna is the object of worship [visaya].
  • We have to be under the guidance of worshiper [asraya] to attain Krsna [visaya].
  • Explanation of CC Madhya 8.142 ‘akhila-rasamrta-murtih’
  • This is the opening verse of the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, by Srila Rupa Gosvami.
  • Everyone has a particular transcendental mellow by which he loves and serves Krsna. Krsna is the most attractive feature for every kind of devotee. He is therefore called akhila-rasamrta-murtih’, the transcendental form of attraction for all kinds of devotees, whether the devotee be in the santa-rasa, dasya-rasa, sakhya-rasa, vatsalya-rasa or madhurya-rasa.
  • Let Krsna be glorified! By virtue of His expanding attractive features, He subjugated the gopis named Taraka and Pali and absorbed the minds of Syama and Lalita. He is the most attractive lover of Srimati Radharani and is the reservoir of pleasure for devotees in all transcendental mellows.