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Raya Ramananda Samvada (32): Rasa-tattva, How to Hear Harikatha, CC Madhya 8.291-313

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This audio is included in the following series of lectures:


  • Only 'dhira-lalita-nayaka' can take Radha's mood; no other visnu-tattva or even Dvarkadisa.
  • Sri Gauracandra is nagara; in krsna-svarupa as visaya and in radha-svarupa as asraya.
  • Explanation of the commentary of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada.
  • Don’t reveal your mood to others who are not qualified to hear it.
  • How Sriman Mahaprabhu's mood matured.
  • Explanation of why there is no santa-rasa in Vraja.
  • In vipralambha, there is asraya and in sambhoga, there is visaya.
  • To understand harikatha, our sadhana should be perfect.
  • By the mercy of rasika-vaisnavas, we can understand rasika harikatha.
  • To drink harikatha and to listen to harikatha are different things.
  • After listening to harikatha, we have to follow it otherwise it's useless.
  • Never mix our intelligence with harikatha because we can't get rasa by contemplating on it.
  • Don't try to understand rasa-tattva on your own.
  • Explanation of gaura-tattva.
  • How Caitanya Caritamrta was written.
  • How we can attain mercy.