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Baba's Teachings Series

The Baba's Teachings series features discussions and interviews with Pandit Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja – one of the leading teachers of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition – on a wide range of topics on theology, philosophy and the practice of spiritual life.
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#10 - On raganuga-bhakti

#10 - On raganuga-bhakti
Topics covered in this episode:
Sequence of smarana – On the sequence of remembering the pastimes of Krishna.
Radha as Shyamaa – A description of Radha as the shyama-heroine.
Sakhis and nayikas – On the descriptions of the eight sakhis in Dhyanachandra's manual.
On lila-smarana – On remembering the pastimes of Gaura and Govinda; memorizing Vilapa-kusumanjali.
The glory of the manjaris – In praise of the services of the divine handmaidens of Sri Radha.
 
Total running time: 35:00 min Total downloads: 3327
Recorded: Feb 1st 2005 - Mar 31st 2005 Published: Jun 5th 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#10 - On raganuga-bhakti

Running time: 35:00 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#09 - Come to Vraja

#09 - Come to Vraja
Topics covered in this episode:
The story of Siddha Baba of Ranabari – Radha's order to stay in Vraja and her punishment for leaving.
Worship of Govardhan – Circumambulating Govardhan; remembering the pastime-places.
The water of Radha-kunda – The glory of the waters of Radha-kunda, the water-pastimes.
Come to Vraja – Come to Vraja in the month of Kartika!
 
Total running time: 22:17 min Total downloads: 3019
Recorded: Jan 1st 2005 - Feb 28th 2005 Published: Jun 5th 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#09 - Come to Vraja

Running time: 22:17 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#08 - Topics of devotion

#08 - Topics of devotion
Topics covered in this episode:
Four moods of devotion – What are the moods of devotion Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu brought to the world?
Sphurti and rati – Arriving to the stage of loving attachment – meditation, inner visions and revelations.
Srimad Bhagavata – Is there manjari-bhava to be found in the text? Why should one study the whole Bhagavata?
 
Total running time: 21:35 min Total downloads: 2871
Recorded: Feb 1st 2005 - Mar 31st 2005 Published: Jun 5th 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#08 - Topics of devotion

Running time: 21:35 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#07 - Guru - The spiritual master

#07 - Guru - The spiritual master
Topics covered in this episode:
Guru and the karma of the disciple – Does the guru carry the weight of the disciples' sins after initiation?
Harinama and guru-pranali – Praying to the holy names, seeking the shelter of a real guru-pranali, a succession of spiritual masters.
Qualities of a sat-guru – The guru should be realized and belong to a disciplic succession.
Hiding one's guru – Should the guru be advertised, or should the guru be hidden?
 
Total running time: 22:49 min Total downloads: 2888
Recorded: Jan 1st 2005 - Mar 31st 2005 Published: Jun 5th 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#07 - Guru - The spiritual master

Running time: 22:49 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#06 - Lila - The pastimes of Krishna

#06 - Lila - The pastimes of Krishna
Topics covered in this episode:
Vasanta-lila – Pastimes in the spring-season coinciding with Vasanta Panchami.
Holi-lila – The inner meaning of Holi-lila, the festival of throwing colors.
Prakata and aprakata – Theological considerations on the manifest and unmanifest pastimes of Krishna.
 
Total running time: 23:39 min Total downloads: 2832
Recorded: Feb 1st 2005 - Mar 31st 2005 Published: May 31st 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#06 - Lila - The pastimes of Krishna

Running time: 23:39 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#05 - Topics of Gaurachandra

#05 - Topics of Gaurachandra
Topics covered in this episode:
Worship of Narayana – Why is Lord Narayana worshiped in Gaurachandra's pastimes, although we know it isn't recommended for sadhakas?
Gaura-avatar – The nature of Gaura-avatar, discussion on Virachandra and Srinivasa who are said to be his avatars.
Gaura in Nilachala – How do we understand Nilachala, or Jagannath Puri, where Gaura displayed his final pastimes?
 
Total running time: 18:59 min Total downloads: 2763
Recorded: Jan 1st 2005 - Feb 28th 2005 Published: May 31st 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#05 - Topics of Gaurachandra

Running time: 18:59 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#04 - Sadhana - The practice of spiritual life

#04 - Sadhana - The practice of spiritual life
Topics covered in this episode:
Different kinds of sadhana – Why does one engage in many different kinds of spiritual practices – wouldn't one be enough?
The meaning of sankirtan – On the chanting and remembering of the sacred names of Krishna.
The writings of the Goswamis – Discussion on books that are recommended for reading by everyone.
Remembrance and inner purity – Purification of the heart as a prerequisite for remembrance and meditation (smarana).
 
Total running time: 25:51 min Total downloads: 3273
Recorded: Mar 16th 2005 - Mar 23rd 2005 Published: May 22nd 2005 / Updated: May 5th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#04 - Sadhana - The practice of spiritual life

Running time: 25:51 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#03 - Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discovers Radha-kunda

#03 - Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discovers Radha-kunda
Prior to the advent of Sri Chaitanya, the two lakes that were to become the most sacred places of Gaudiya Vaishnava pilgrimage – Radha-kunda and Shyama-kunda – were lost to the world, their whereabouts unknown.
In the third episode of the series, Babaji Maharaja narrates the story of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's quest to discover these two ponds in the land of Vraja.
 
Total running time: 28:47 min Total downloads: 3316
Recorded: Jan 20th 2005 Published: May 22nd 2005 / Updated: Apr 25th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#03 - Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discovers Radha-kunda

Running time: 28:47 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#02 - Glories of Vraja-dhama

#02 - Glories of Vraja-dhama
The abode of Krishna's pastimes appears in three distinct features, namely prakata-prakash or the divine manifest aspect, aprakata-prakash or the divine unmanifest aspect, and drishyamana-prakash, or the aspect visible for the mundane eye.
In the second episode of the series, Babaji Maharaja narrates the glories of Vraja-dhama, the most sacred of India's holy places, describing its history and the related theology.
 
Total running time: 29:23 min Total downloads: 3210
Recorded: Feb 11th 2005 Published: May 22nd 2005 / Updated: Apr 24th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#02 - Glories of Vraja-dhama

Running time: 29:23 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja

#01 - Common questions

#01 - Common questions
Topics covered in this episode:
What is Gaudiya Vaishnavism? An overview of the position of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition in the world of Hinduism: the paths of karma (action), jnana (knowledge) and bhakti (devotion).
What is matter, what is spirit? Discovering the difference between the two, understanding the methodology of realization.
Who is Radha? Explaining the theology of Radha, the original shakti, or potency, of Krishna, the original Godhead.
 
Total running time: 17:20 min Total downloads: 3464
Recorded: Feb 11th 2005 Published: May 22nd 2005 / Updated: Apr 19th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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#01 - Common questions

Running time: 17:20 min • Speaker: Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja
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