“Govardhan-shila”. Srila Goswami Maharaj. 25 May, 2018. Gupta Govardhan
Q: Please, tell us about shalagram-shilas in connection with Guru Maharaj. Guru Maharaj favored Govardhan as raga-marg and therefore more forgiving. — Shalagram is Vaikuntha worship. It requires more rigid rules and a qualified pujari. — Govardhan-shila — Mahaprabhu — Radha-Govinda and Mahaprabhu. — Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamriram: understanding what sharanagati is. — The meaning of Ratha-yatra. — Rasa-dance: 0ne vs. billions. — Devotion is from the position of the enjoyed. — Seeing Radharani in separation from Him, Krishna becomes curious and wants to embrace Her position. — No amount of association with Krishna will satisfy braja-gopis. — The man of real bhajan will prefer Kurukshetra. — Ratha-yatra: taking Krishna back to Vrindavan. — In comparisson to maha-bhava all other rasas are tasteless. — Uddhava's visiting Vrindavan, understands the highest position of the braja-gopi and desires to become a creeper there. — Concentrate on the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu. — Vrindavan is for the liberated souls, Nabadwip is for the non-liberated. — How Sridhar Maharaj started Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Koler-ganj with two Govardhan-shilas. — Appearance of Lakshmi-Varaha shalagram in the Math. — Mahaprabhu gives Giriraj to Raghunath Das Goswami. — Govardhan is the target. — Govardhan: internally — Krishna, externally — in the mood of a devotee. — Radha-dasyam is the goal.