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Friday, March 26, 2010

Watch Narad Bhakti Sutra 7-Day Speech in English

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Dallas, March 7-13, 2010, Swami Nikhilanandji delivered a series of enlightening speeches explaining the Narad Bhakti Darshan in English. Narad Bhakti Darshan is a scripture written by Sage Narad in the form of 84 Sanskrit sutras (codified sentences). Naradji is the first acharya of bhakti, and this scripture is considered one of the most important on the topic of bhakti.

This series of speeches by Swami Nikhilanandji was based on the explanation of the Narad Bhakti Darshan given by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in Hindi. This series of speeches of Kripaluji Maharaj is a favorite of the devotees.

Although the sutras of the Narad Bhakti Darshan were written for the people of kaliyug, it is still not possible to study this scripture on one's own. As is advised by the Vedas and all other scriptures, the meaning of any Divine scripture must be learned from a God realized Saint. Even a Sanskrit scholar cannot comprehend the philosophy behind the sutras, although he may be able to translate the literal meaning of the words. Listening to the interpretations of such people only creates confusion in the mind of a seeker. But when a soul listens to the philosophy explained by a Divine personality such as Kripaluji Maharaj, confusion is removed and the philosophy becomes crystal clear. The series of speeches given by Kripaluji Maharaj on the Narad Bhakti Sutras explains all the most important aspects of bhakti and reveals many secrets about the Divine world and devotional path which one could not know simply by reading the sutras.

In his series of speeches at the Hanuman Temple in Frisco (Dallas), Texas, Swami Nikhilanandji summarized in English the speeches of Kripaluji Maharaj on the Narad Bhakti Sutra. The crowd which attended the 7-day discourse learned the main topics of the sutras, including:

- the definition of bhakti (Divine love)
- the goal of every soul is to go beyond mokch (liberation)
- the 3 things you need to know to follow the path of bhakti
- the relationship of a soul with God
- the definition of true selfless bhakti
- whether to worship multiple forms of God, or only one
- the keys to balancing life in the world with following the path of bhakti
- how Naradji says bhakti should be done
- what is the best historical example of bhakti
- why the Gopis are viewed as the topmost Saints

By carefully understanding the teachings of the Narad Bhakti Darshan as explained by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, one can improve his progress on the path of bhakti and come closer to his goal of God realization in this lifetime.

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