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No it doesn't say so. Translation of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.25.41 is as follows: O my dear hero, who in this world will not accept a husband like you? You are so famous, so magnanimous, so beautiful and so easily gotten. Alternate translation from Motilal Publications: Oh girl, what girl in my position (like me) would not accept a husband a famous, ...


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Q. In the annals of Sanaatana Dharma why isn't there One Absolute Reality? Every "seer of truth" saw/interpreted the way they saw it. Absolute Reality is only one but it is expressed differently because it can not be the topic/subject of mind or intellect! Read the following Shruti quotes that say how it is beyond the of mind or intellect: From ...


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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu belonged to the disciplic succession from Madhvacharya. The followers of the Chaitanya Mahaprabhu formed a separate sect called Gaudiya Vaaishnavas. As you have said in the question, the Brahma sampradaya of Vaishnavism has two major divisions. The Madhva sect. The Gaudiya Vaishnavism(followers of Chaitanya). Srila Prabhupada in ...


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Gaudiya Vaishnavas do believe the same chronological order of Yugas like other Hindu Scriptures say. That is, Satya, Treta, Dwapara, Kali. Here is the YouTube video of Prabhupada. In this video He said that Lord Krishna appears in Dwapara Yuga, there are four yugas namely: Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali and have same circulation. Krishna comes in Dwapara ...


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Absolute reality is one but as it beyond level of mind several philosophy try to discuss it in their own way so there arise many interpretations. Actually this question is addressed in Suta Samhita of Skandha Purana Yajna Vaibhava Khanda, Marga Pramanya Nirnaya Chapter. Why there are Many Paths? अधिकारिविभेदेन नैकस्यैव सदा द्विजा । तर्कैरेते हि मार्गा...


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Here is the structure of Chaitanya Charitamrit(CC). CC is divided into three parts Adi Leela Madhya Leela Antya Leela Adi lila deals with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's life before Sanyas(till the age of 24 years) Madhya Leela mainly contains His pastimes when He went on tour of India. The last part,Antya Lila speaks about His pastimes in Jagannath Puri. Each ...


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I have spent few days looking for any information on this and communicated with one reliable devotee of Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu who spent several years in Vrindavana studying Sanskrit and some of the Gaudiya texts. The answer at this point is that there are no known records of reference to Brahma Samhita before Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu. However this is ...


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Why isn't there one Absolute Reality? The ultimate reality is indeed one. But it is known by different names. Suparnam viprAh kavyo vachobhir ekam santam bahudhA kalpayanti. .......... The wise seers describe the one existence (ekam santam) in various words (bahudha vachobhih). Rig Veda 1.114.5. Ekam sad viprA bahudhA vadanti agnim ...


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According to Rupa Goswami, one of the direct disciples of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Shri Krishna exhibits a total of sixty four qualities, of which fifty of them ordinary Jivas can possess. The following are the fifty qualities by pure devotion: Beautiful bodily features which automatically attract the eyes, called rucira Auspicious characteristics ...


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He is the founder of the sampradaya (tradition) and the leader of it, the chief acarya (teacher) in the tradition as well. A follower of the tradition should not contradict the tenets of the tradition taught by the leader and chief acarya. So if someone is contradicting Sri Caitanya's teaching, that cannot be an official Gaudiya Vaishnava opinion. All that ...


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Question 1: Vaskala (Baskali) story is described in Padma Purāṇa (Sṛṣṭi, chapter 30). Incident with Dhundhu is described in Vāmana Purāṇa, chapter 78. In both cases Lord Vāmana came to take back Indra's kingdom that they usurped. Question 2: Yes, there are two commentaries on Laghu-bhāgavatāmṛta that shed some light on this - by Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa and ...


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Explanation of different interpretations of Bhagavan Just as one object with various attributes is seen differently through the different senses (say, a flower fragrant to the nose, soft to the touch, and beautiful to the eye), - even so that one Bhagavan is viewed and interpreted differently by different philosophies and scriptural writings in ...


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Gaudiya Vaishnavas believe Lord Krishna is the Supreme Brahman and Brahma Samhita also describes the same. Brahma Samhita 5.1: īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ anādir ādir govindaḥ sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam Translation: Kṛṣṇa who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all....


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I have read this reply by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu earlier also but I wasn't convinced earlier and even now also. According to Rigveda (6/17/1) Indra loves Cow/Bull/Buffalo/horse meat. "Indra used to eat the meat of cow, calf, horse and buffalo". So if that's true then cow/animal sacrifice is, in a way, the food being offered to God, so no question of ...


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Apart from the Srimad-Bhagavatam the key Gaudiya Vaishnava texts are: • Chaitanya Charitamrita by Krishnadasa Kaviraj. You can buy it here in nine volumes (along with the commentary of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) here. • Chaitanya Bhagavatam by Vrindavana Dasa. You can read it here. • Chaitanya Mangala by Lochana Dasa. You can read it here. • ...


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I will post what I consider key books. I am limiting to very few though it is not that others are less important. For some of the books I didn't give English links, because free online versions are not available for the whole book. Such books can be bought online if need be. 1.Bhagavata Sandarbha also known as Sat Sandarbhas: (Jiva Goswami) The first four ...


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Sorry to post this as an answer. Unable to comment since I don't have enough "reputation". Thanks Sai for your comment. Couldn't agree with you more that "achintya" (inconceivable) cannot be understood or realized by "cintya" (thinking). I found a verse relevant to this discussion in Bhagavatam- http://www.vedabase.com/en/sb/1/2/11 Which aspect of ...


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Anyway, if I may, I would like to explain our reasoning behind why we accept unorthodox scriptures like the Brahma Samhita. There is unfortunately a lot of misconceptions about Gaudiya Vaishnavism and this is soiling the view the Hindu community has of it. First of all, in Hinduism there are a lot of sects and sampradayas and they all have, at times, quite ...


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I've come to the conclusion that the Chandogya Upanishad is definitely not referring to the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, even from a Gaudiya Vaishnava perspective. Let me explain. The defining text of the Vedanta school of philosophy, which Gaudiya Vaishnavas and the vast majority of Hindus in general belong to, is the Brahma Sutras, a work by the ...


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Recently I was browsing through the notes I gathered during the reading over the past years and I came across a few of them that gave me an idea to write the answer to this question. While I was reading a book, Brahma-vaivarta puranam, Translated into English by Rajendra Nath Sen, Published 1920 by Panini Office in Allahabad http://www.archive.org/stream/...


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Well, as far as I know, Ahalya, the wife of Gautam Muni was cursed by Gautam Muni in rage to turn into a stone since he thought that she had extra-marital affairs with Indra. Ahalya's son (cant remember his name) knew the truth and reported the same to his father,Gautama. Gautama was pacified and thus he reassured him that Ahalya will be freed when Sri Rama ...


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Nitaibol! Gaudiya Vaishnav here. There is no mis-interpretation of the Mantra at all. All the Gaudiya Acharyas, from the time of Lord Chaitanya have quoted the Mahamantra to be: "Hare Krsna Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare" The change to Hare Rama first, was made in recent manuscripts by Ramanandis who wished to ...


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Gaudiya vaishnavas consider Krishna to be superior than Brahman. It is believed so based on Bhagavad geeta. There are two verses (I found only two, there could be other verses) in which Krishna said He is beyond Brahman. brahmaṇo hi pratiṣṭhāham amṛtasyāvyayasya ca śāśvatasya ca dharmasya sukhasyaikāntikasya ca Meaning: And I am the basis of the ...


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In the above conversation we don't get the full picture. We get full picture of Sridhara Svami as seen by Gaudiya Vaishnavas in Tattva Sandarbha work of Jiva Goswami. Text 27 of Tattva Sandarbha reads as follows: Therefore to ascertain what is actually the highest good in life we should focus our investigation on Srimad Bhagava-tam, carefully ...


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Vedanta Desika clarifies the intention of Yamunacharya in his commentary on the Stotraratna. atra brahmaśabdena śubhāśrayanityavigraha upacaryate; svarūpaparatvokteranaucityāt। iha tu - "sālambano mahāyogaḥ sabījo yatra saṃsthite। manasyavyāhate samyag yuñjatāṃ jāyate mune॥ saparassarvaśaktīnām brahmaṇassamanantaram। mūrtam brahma mahābhāga ...


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