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SB 6.5 NARADA MUNI CURSED BY PRAJAPATI DAKSHA

13th May 2016 Lecture 1

Brihad Manu Siksha #3 Lecture Notes

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  • Bhrigu takes up the recitation..
  • The laws of Manu are composed by Vishnu Himself. Then they are given to Brahma, then to Manu.
  • Measurements of time:

1 nimisha 
18 nimishas = 1 kashta = 3.2 seconds

30 kashtas = 1 kala = 96 seconds

30 kalas = 1 muhurta = 2880 s = 48 minutes

30 muhurtas = 1 day and night

  • Sun divides days for exertion, nights for rest.
  • Dark fortnight is day for manes, bright fortnight – their night.
  • Year is day and night for demigods. Uttarayana is day, Dakshinayana – night.
  • Demigods get up in the month of Kartik.
  • Krta (Satya) yuga is 4,000 demigod years. 400+400 years is “twilight” between yugas.
  • Calculations given by Prabhupada include yuga-sandhis.

Treta 3,000 and 300+300
Dvapara 2,000 and 200+200

Kali 1,000 and 100+100

  • In yuga sandhis people like Duryodhana appear who have qualities of both ages.
  • These 12,000 years is one age of the demigods.
  • 1000 Mahayugas make one day of Lord Brahma.
  • One who knows these calculations, knows time.
  • The catalyst for modification of material elements is adding more false ego.
  • 71 periods of yugas is one period of Manu (Manvantara). There are 14 Manus in a day of Lord Brahma. Bet, between the rules of Manus there are also sandhis.
  • Everybody takes creation and dissolution so seriously, but the Lord is just having a good time.
  • In the Krta age people do not get any benefit from unlawful act. Everybody is doing what they should be doing.
  • In Treta yuga people start getting livelihood by wrong means.
  • In Kali yuga one progresses by ‘liberality alone’ – in means, by charity, and the highest charity is spreading the Sankirtana movement.
  • To get rid of sin, in Krta yuga one has to abandon the country where sinner lives, in Treta – the village, in Dvapara – the family, in Kali – the sinner himself.
  • When Lord Krishna appears, Treta and Dvapara yugas change their places, and so do the yuga-dharma.
  • In Kali yuga one is not degraded by others, but only by what one does oneself.
  • Curses have effect in a year in Kali yuga.
  • Best gift is to seek out the person and to give a gift.
  • If one acts in a way one should be acting, one can actually live in a higher age. But negative effects one only gets of one’s own age.
  • Rules are not necessarily different in Kali-yuga, but since people’s mentality is different, there is ways to apply them.
  • In Kali-yuga men are conquered by women and agnihotra sacrifices cease to exist.
  • The duties were created according to the nature of the people.
  • Brahmanas, kshatriyas and vaishyas all study, perform their own sacrifices and give in charity.
  • Only brahmanas accept charity, teach and do sacrifices for others – that is their maintenance. They may also accept other means of maintenance.
  • For brahmanas their occupation is their ashrama duties.
  • Sacrifice must never be means to make money for the temple. One who does yajna for money (not in a brahminical mood) does not last. Usual term is 6 moths.
  • When a kshatriya teaches, it’s always a fight. If student does not understand, it’s like ‘Are you stupid or what?!” Vaishyas run it as business, and it’s a big money. Education should be available to whoever is qualified, not only ones who have money.
  • After yajna brahmana becomes enemy – the person doing yajna could not care less about them after the yajna is over.
  • Kshatriya should work on abstaining from sensual pleasures.
  • Shudra should serve others without resentment. The highest virtue for a shudra is to serve Brahmanas.
  • Every devotee is a brahmana by duties, but not by occupation.
  • Shudra does not commit wrong by selling things he can collect – honey, milk, curd, whey etc.
  • If shudra eats prohibited food he does not lose his caste, but that does not mean he does not get a reaction.
  • By drinking the milk of Kapila, or Surabhi cow one will life 10,000 years and that would not be good for a shudra, because they will just party.

Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #82

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • All devotees are brahmanas by ashrama. Ashrama is more important. But by occupation they may not be.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #25

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • The only thing that’s material is our illusory conception
  • By developing spiritual vision, we see the qualities of Brahman in all material manifestations

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #20

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • Beginning: Nature is the medium to use in Krishna’s service, but how to do that is defined by Shastra, not that we are controlled by that nature
  • Senses, mind, intelligence are dead matter, but because the Lord has entered them, they appear real.

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MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #23

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #23 Budapest, Hungary, 10th Aug 2007 Part 3

Prabhu: Maharaja, you were saying that the order of the mind is sambandha-prayojana-abhideya, and the order of the intelligence is sambandha-abhideya-prayojana…

HH BVPS Maharaja: Means, you are looking at it from… It’s which aspect you are looking at it from, the subject or the object. Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #23

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #7

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #7 Eger, Hungary, 3rd Aug 2007 Part 1

HH BVPS Maharaja: So we’ll begin with these questions on the varnashrama. So it opens with…

Written question: Problem nowadays, how to realize Daivi-varnashrama?

HH BVPS Maharaja: It’s a matter of understanding. Only if you understand then you can actually apply. First you hear, then contemplating what is heard then you try to apply it. If you apply something, then naturally there is going to be questions. Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #7