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Raya Ramananda Samvada (14): Prema Tattva, Radha Tattva, Kama-Gayatri Mantra, CC Madhya 8.107-127

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  • Raya Ramananda Samvada Madhya 8.107-123
  • Sriman Mahaprabhu asked Sri Raya Ramananda if there is anything higher than gopis' prema.
  • Glorification of Sri Radha.
  • Discussion about Krsna's rasa with billions of gopis.
  • Discussion about prema; It is not straight forward; In prema, a very important factor, mana (sulky mood) is required. Radha teaches Krsna How to do mana.
  • Discussion about the pastimes of Prema-sarovara.
  • Desire is the root of all activities; Discussion about Krsna's desire & desire of the gopis & devotees.
  • Main purpose of rasa-lila is to give happiness to Radha.
  • Discussion about Brhad Bhagavatam; Gopa Kumara's pastimes.
  • Bhagavan gives opportunity to conditioned souls so that they can turn towards him.
  • There are billions of gopis, but still, Krsna's desire for prema is not fulfilled.
  • Discussion about Radha serving & satisfying Krsna in the form of gopis.
  • Discussion about radha-tattva.
  • Sriman Mahaprabhu asked Sri Raya Ramananda about Krsna-Svarupa, Radha-Svarupa, Rasa-tattva & Prema-tattva.
  • Explanation of guru-tattva (mahata-guru & caitya-guru).
  • Discussion about Kama-Gayatri mantra & Gayatri mantra.
  • Discussion about Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's confusion (questions) regarding kama-gayatri mantra & gayatri-mantra; These mantras are svarupa of Krsna & Radha.
  • Discussion about the pastime of a sadhu who was doing bhajana & He asked Narada Muni about when his bhajana will be matured & He will get the darsana of Bhagavan.
  • How Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura was disappointed & was going for suicide at Radha-kunda and an aerial sound came & advised him not to study sastras properly and got all answers from sastra.
  • Discussion about the importance of sadhana.
  • Sri Raya Ramananda told Sriman Mahaprabhu that Whatever, I am speaking is only due to your mercy.
  • Discussion about maya.
  • Discussion about mayavadis; by the association of Sriman Mahaprabhu, many mayavadis came into the pure-bhakti.
  • Discussion about one prominent singer at Radha-Ramana temple.
  • Discussion about Mayavada & Advaitavada and their philosophy.
  • There is a gradation in getting the darsana of Bhagavan according to the level of sadhana.
  • There are so many people living in Vrndavana & doing so many things. But, they are following Mayavada, Advaitavada.
  • One can understand pure-bhakti only by understanding the pure teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam.
  • Explanation of CC 2.8.124-125 - about Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya and Sriman Mahaprabhu.
  • Discussion on CC 8.126, CC 8.127 - one who know Krsna katha can be a guru regardless of caste status.
  • What is brahmacarya.
  • We are all sudras by birth but we become brahmacari with the association of guru.