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A new feature: The Bhagavatamrita series,
containing explorations of especially nectarean parts from the
Srimad-Bhagavatam. This first volume describes contains classes
recorded in Houston during the Summer of 1994 on selections from
the history of King Citraketu, a great devotee of the Supreme
Lord. He strongly desired to have a son but he could not have
one. Finally he begot one son but then lost him again. At first
he lamented greatly but then he received transcendental
knowledge, began to meditate and attained the direct darshan of
the Supreme Personality of Godhead, which meant the end of all
his distress in this world of loss and gain. This series touches
on this story but focuses on the beautiful prayers offered by the
King to Lord Sankarsana, which are overflowing with
transcendental knowledge. In his purports His Holiness elaborates
on how to perfect one's surrender to the spiritual master, how to
deepen one's chanting, how to better appreciate the fortune of
having attained the association of devotees etc. Simultaneously
powerful and sweet. Some titles: "Take Shelter of Eternal
Relationships", "Fast from Maya, Feast with
Krishna", "Devotees Have No Double Standard",
"How to Please Krishna and Receive His Mercy ",
"Stay on Board of the Ocean Liner".
1994 - 6 TAPES
This series of lectures given in Dallas during Kartika 1993,
covers an interesting section of the Eighth Canto of
Srimad-Bhagavatam. After Bali Maharaja, king of the demons, had
conquered the heavenly planets and driven out the demigods,
Aditi, the mother of the demigods, naturally felt very morose.
Her husband, Prajapati Kasyapa, places a series of detailed
inquiries before her showing with scientific precision what the
cause of her (and our!) despondency could be. She then requests
him to inform her how her sons could reoccupy their heavenly
positions. Understanding his wife's attachment for her sons to be
ultimately illusory, as her guru he wants to purify her
motivation and at the same time satisfy her request. He therefore
instructs Aditi to worship Lord Vasudeva since Krishna is the
only one who can fulfill all our desires. In the course of these
classes many important and practical subject matters are
discussed, such as the way to receive and treat guests, also
uninvited ones. Although especially applicable to householders,
His Holiness stresses the necessity for all devotees to act
morally because it puts one in the mood for Krishna bhakti.
Aditi's plight - motivated devotional service- is all of ours. A
careful listener can amass great benefit from these instructions.
1993 - 5 TAPES
VOL. 1 & 2 AVAILABLE SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER IN ONE ALBUM
Srimad-Bhagavatam lectures on the Chapter in the Seventh Canto,
bearing the same intriguing name, in which Narada Muni instructs
Maharaja Yudhisthira for our benefit. The time: Dallas, during
the Prabhupada Marathon of 1992. Of course, this makes for many
inspirational comments about preaching and book distribution. But
also about how to remain healthy, the importance of strict
sadhana as the basis for receiving mercy, developing loving
relationships among devotees etc. Delightful and practical!
1992 - 10 TAPES with VINYL ALBUM
A rarely discussed, but
very interesting avatar of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in
His form of the most attractive woman, Mohini Murti. These
classes were delivered in Dallas, Autumn 1993, and contain a wide
variety of topics, ranging from 'How To Become Steady In
Devotional Life' to 'Facing Fall Down', and 'Overcoming Sex
Desire by the Power of Bhakti.' Drink in the beautiful 'Meeting
Krishna In Separation" and laugh along with 'Lazy Men Get
Burnt'. Controversial subjects like 'Never Trust a Woman?' are
not shunned, but graciously dealt with to every one's
satisfaction. Recommended for a devotee audience. Still not
1993 - 9 TAPES with VINYL ALBUM
These tapes contain
valuable comments on the beautiful prayers which Lord Shiva
taught the Pracetas. These lectures are mostly home programs
given in the houses of various devotees and members of the Indian
community in the Houston area. Topics discussed: The position of
Lord Shiva compared to Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu, demigod
worship, the creation, impersonalism etc. etc. All in great
detail, with conclusive evidences and good humor too.
1992 10 TAPES with VINYL ALBUM
discourses on the timeless history of Ajamila, the fallen
brahmana who was saved by the mercy of the holy name. Each class
focuses on a different aspect of the science of chanting and
preaching the holy names of the Lord. By his strong personal
example of determined sadhana and enthusiastic preaching His
Holiness, overflowing with realizations, succeeds in enlightening
and inspiring his audience to take the next step in spiritual
life. Recorded in Houston, Texas during the Autumn months of
1993. Some titles: 'Uprooting the Desire to Sin', 'Become
Attached to Krishna's Holy Name', 'Struggle to Become a Pure
Devotee', 'Transforming Causeless Unwillingness', 'The Best
Service: Remind Your Guru of Krishna', 'Lord Caitanya's Words
Will Never Fail (SKP)'.
1993 - 10 TAPES with VINYL ALBUM
Goswami speaks out on the vices of Kali-yuga. Although His
Holiness delivered these penetrating lectures on the Twelfth
Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam in Dallas several years ago, each
day their message becomes more relevant to the sincere listener.
This series offers great examples to use in your preaching, and a
sobering vision into the future which can bring about increased
determination in your personal spiritual life.
1985 - 12 TAPES with VINYL ALBUM
Srimad-Bhagavatam is known as the ripened fruit on the tree of
the Vedic literatures because it contains the essence of
transcendental knowledge presented in a very relishable fashion.
Srila Prabhupada has also said that the Srimad-Bhagavatam class
which is conducted in our temples every morning is the most
important part of the morning program. This series contains
various Srimad-Bhagavatam lectures which were recorded in Dallas.
Some titles: "Be Prepared for Detachment", "Our
Only Worry: To Love Krishna", "Pull Up Your
Anchor", "Everyone Should Give Class". Relish
these ripened fruits of the Tamal tree!
1994-95 - 10 TAPES with VINYL ALBUM
Always looking for new challenges and ways to expand his service to Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, about three years ago Tamal Krishna Goswami decided to enroll at South Methodist University, Texas, to study Sanskrit and religion. He felt this would enable him to reach the academic community and impress upon them the real imports of Krishna consciousness. Quite a bold move to make for a person of his caliber and spiritual background, but as time has shown, a very successful one. Straight A's, honorary awards, lots of new friends and contacts, two new books, and recently, a Graduation With Honors(!) are some of the visible results of His Holiness's concentrated study efforts. FRONTIERS are the very first lectures he gave to the devotees after embarking on this great adventure.
One meaning of FRONTIERS is "the land that forms the furthest extent of a country's settled or inhabited region". The academic world is a largely untrodden region for devotees but His Holiness, with a true pioneering spirit, is rapidly furthering the borders of his devotional career in his new role as a student at SMU. This explains the choice of title for this fascinating series.
Despite his busy schedule His Holiness always made time to give the Saturday morning lecture to the Dallas temple devotees who came from far and wide not to miss it. And now you can join in as well! Listen to......
Some titles: 'Outgrowing the Cowboy Culture,' 'Without Heroes There Is No Religion', 'Perceiving Krishna's Hand in Suffering', 'Calvin, Macchiavelli and KC', 'Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child', 'Artificial Intelligence Versus the Human Brain', 'Protect Yourself Through Discipline'.
1996 - 16 TAPES with VINYL ALBUM