The Secret of Gaura's Sannyasa Lila
Posted April 4, 2005
Gopal Jiu Publications is pleased to announce the release of issue #9 of Sri Krishna Kathamrita magazine, on the topic of sannyasa. It particularly examines Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's acceptance of sannyasa and the tradition of sannyasa amongst the followers of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. As in previous issues of Sri Krishna Kathamrita, there's research work, fresh translations, and little known traditional artwork and photos. Articles include:
- "The Living Mridangas of Sri Chaitanya"
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada's instructions when he first sent some of his sannyasa disciples to Europe to preach.
- "Sannyasa in the Age of Kali"
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada describes the meaning and purpose of sannyasa in the age of quarrel and hypocrisy.
- "Questions about Sannyasa"
Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami answers questions about sannyasa - "When Srila Prabhupada gave devotees sannyasa, why didn't he give them one of the 108 traditional sannyasa names?" "Why did Srila Prabhupada give sannyasa to devotees who later fell down?"
- "The Son of Mother Sachi Takes Sannyasa"
The story of Mahaprabhu's pastime of taking sannyasa from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Sri Caitanya-Bhagavat, Sri Caitanya-mangala, Sri Caitanya-carita Mahakavya, Sri Caitanya-candradoya Natakam, and Sri Bhakti-ratnakara.
- "The Secret of Gaura's Sannyasa-lila"
The inner purpose of Mahaprabhu's sannyasa. By nature, Krishna is bound up by the love of His devotees. Then how was it possible for Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to leave His loving mother and wife?
- "History of the Gauranga Mahaprabhu Temple in Katwa"
Research on this important medieval tirtha.
- "The Deity of Amiya Nimai"
Sri Padmanabha Goswami of Vrindavan's Radharaman temple recounts the fascinating history of this special deity of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
- "The Day Krishna Took Sannyasa"
When Krishna didn't show up to meet Her, Radharani became very angry and refused to see Him. This new translation of a 300-year-old song relates what Krishna did to get Radharani to accept Him back.
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- 56 pages
- art paper
- 28 pages full color
- mat lamination
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