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Manjari: Sadhana and Perfection

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sri Vilapa Kusumanjali by Sri Raghunatha Dasa Goswamipada is the best bhajana guidebook for raganuga sadhakas pursing manjari bhava. However, this is not really a book. Rather here in a tangible and approachable…
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Is Manjari Bhava in Goswami Books?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The answer is YES! But it is also true that the specific word manjari or the phrase “manjari bhava” IS NOT FOUND in Chaitanya Caritamrta, Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu, Brhad-bhagavatamrita, or the Srimad Bhagavatam. Why…
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Glories of Vilapa Kusumanjali

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Without any shade of a doubt Vilapa Kusumanjali, “A Flower Bouquet of Lamentations”, is the most important and essential book for any serious sadhaka practicing raganuga-bhakti in manjari-bhava, craving to attain…
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Best Manjari Meditations:  Radha Rasa Sudhanidhi

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das These amazingly sweet and charming nectar-filled verses will carry you into the kingdom of service to Srimati Radharani. The original Sanskrit verses of Radha Rasa Sudhanidhi, which are popular with many Vaisnavas,…
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Identity of a Radha Dasi

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Abhimana means the mentality, attitude, thought, self-conception, inner feeling, or the innate sense of knowing who or what I am and what I want. Abhimana can be either material or spiritual. Possessing the right…
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Mixing Murti Puja & Asta-kaliya-lila

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das With the right mood and desire, one can “link” one’s daily murti or Deity puja with the loving flow of Radha Govinda’s eternal daily pastimes in Gokula Vrindavana, the spiritual sky. By remembering the entries…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 4

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net.   Pradosh Lila 8:36-10:48 p.m. Vrinda said,…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 2

Mahanidhi Swami   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net. Madhyahna Lila 10:48 a.m. to 3:36 p.m. Vrinda-devi said, “O…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 3

Mahanidhi Swami   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net.   Aparahna Lila 3:36-6 p.m. Vrinda-devi said, “O…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 1

Mahanidhi Swami   This is part of our Padma Purana raganuga sadhana article series. The ancient Vedic pramana titled Padma Purana tells how Narada once came to Vrindavana, and asked Vrinda-devi to tell him about Lord Hari’s daily…