Presentation on theme: "DEVOTIONAL QUALIFICATION Varëäçrama Knowledge & Renunciation Chapter - 14 Not an item of bhakti Evidence (Relation of other practices to sädhana: a) Are."— Presentation transcript:
DEVOTIONAL QUALIFICATION Varëäçrama Knowledge & Renunciation Chapter - 14 Not an item of bhakti Evidence (Relation of other practices to sädhana: a) Are they part of 64 items if no b) What is their relationship with Sädhana Bhakti) 12 Because it is a system for regulated satisfaction of one’s desires Bhakti however means ‘anyäbhiläñitä-çünyam’ (i.e. freedom from personal desires) Can even make heart hard How to practice detachment without making heart hard Frees from distraction to sense objects but not focus on Kåñëa Therefor e not an item of Sädhana Bhakti Bhakti however means soft heart (SB 11.20.31 32 & 33) Why? Chaitanya Mahäprabhu to Rämänanda Räya (external) SB 11.20.9 (Recommended for one not Kåñëa Conscious)
Accept (Yukta Vairägya)Reject (Phalgu Vairägya) Gets purified by offering to Kåñëa Accepts for Lord’s service Not for personal sense gratification Accepts because related to Kåñëa Accepts without attachment e.g. offers palatable dishes to Kåñëa & satisfies one’s own senses also We can’t independently manufacture what Kåñëa wants Therefore accept from Kåñëa’s representative Artificial renunciation of things that can be used for Kåñëa’s service Harms bhakti We can use typewriters, microphones, airplanes etc. Because Kåñëa’s things must be used in his service
Wealth & followers 9 basic types of devotional practice Donation is DS but subsequent use of wealth is not his DS If carried away by both, his DS will slacken 35 Saintly qualities (ahiàsä, satyaà, brahmacarya etc.) Doesn’t directly cause Love of Kåñëa but Love of Kåñëa causes this E.g. vegetarians are not devotees but devotees are automatically vegetarian Skanda Puräëa (hunter becomes a perfect devotee) 4 64 items are expansions of these 9 One can achieve ecstatic love by executing all 9 or any one of the 9 9 basic types & devotees who exemplify them Practices Best Example
PracticesBest Example 1Hearing Parékñit Mahäräja 2Chanting Çukadeva Gosvämé 3Remembering Prahläda Mahäräja 4Praying Akrüra 5 Worshipping Lord’s Lotus feet Lakñméjé 6Deity worship Påthu Mahäräja 7Servitude Hanumän 8Friendship Arjuna 9Complete surrender Bali Mahäräja 10 All Nine Ambaréña Mahäräja
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