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Srimad Bhagavatam

Canto I (Nov 13-18, 2006): mp3

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1/6 Nov 13 2006 25

* A dialogue between Narad and Bhakti Devi

* A dialogue between Narad and Sanat Kumaras

2/6 Nov 14 2006 27
* Story of Gokarna and Dhundukari
3/6 Nov 15 2006 25

* Sanaka and other sages interrogate the famous Suta

* Lord’s Avatara’s into this world of matter

* A sense of frustration overtakes Vedavyasa

4/6 Nov 16 2006 27

* An and account of Narada’s previous birth

* Ashwatthama assasinates Draupatis sons and the Lord deliveres Parikshit in the womb and is extolled by Kunti

* Yudhisthira gives way to grief

* Sri Krishna’s departure to Dwaraka

* Right Royal reception of Sri Krishna at Dwaraka

5/6 Nov 17 2006 27

* Birth of Parikshit

* Departure of Dhritarastra and his wife Gandhari for the forest at the instance of Vidura

* King Yudhistira grows apprehensive at the site of evil omens and Arjuna returns from Dwaraka

6/6 Nov 18 2006 29

* Stricken with grief Pandavas install Parikshit on the throneof Hasthinapura and ascend to the heaven

* Conquest of the world by Parikshit and dialogue between Dharma and Mother earth

* King Parikshit subdues Kali

* The youthful sage Sringi utters an imprecation against king Parikshit

Canto II (Dec 11-16, 2006): mp3

 

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1/6 Dec 11 2006 28
* Sukh ji enters Parikshits life
2/6 Dec 12 2006 27

* The process of meditation and the cosmic form of Lord described

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Concentration on the gross and subtle forms of the Lord and two types of mukti

* Worship of different deities for the gratification of various desires

3/6 Dec 13 2006 26

* The king asks a question about the creation of the Universe and the sage Suka commences his discourses

* A description of the cosmos

* Glories of the cosmic Being

4/6 Dec 14 2006 27

* The stories of the Lords sportful descents

5/6 Dec 15 2006 27

* King Parikshit asks various questions of the sage Suka

* Brahmma beholds the Divine abode of the Lord and is taught by Him the text of Bhagavata, consisting of four couplets only.

6/6 Dec 16 2006 27

* The ten chatacteristic features of the Bhagavata

 

Canto III (March 19-25, 2007): mp3

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1/7 Mar 19 2007 26

* Meeting of Uddhava and Vidura

* Uddhava recounts the childish sports of the Lord

* A brief survey of the Lord’s other exploits

2/7 Mar 20 2007 24

* Uddhava explains how Yadukula vamsha gotdestroyed

* As directed by Uddhava, Vidura calls on the sage Maitreya

* Vidura meets Maitreya Rishi

3/7 Mar 21 2007 28
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The sage Maitreya describes the process of creation in reply to Vidura’s question*
Appearance of the Cosmic Body

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Vidura’s questions

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Brahma’s manifestation

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Brahma extols the Lord

4/7 Mar 22 2007 27

* Description of the tenfold creation

* Divisions of Time such as Manvatara and so on

* The multiplication of creation

5/7 Mar 23 2007 25

* The Lord’s Descent as the Divine Boar

* Diti’s conception

* Sanaka and his three brothers pronounce a curse against Jaya and Vijaya

* The fall of Jaya and Vijaya from Vaikuntha

* Birth of Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa and the latter’s conquest of the four quarters

* Encounter of the Divine Boar with Hiranyaksa

* Death of Hiranyaksa

6/7 Mar 24 2007 25

* The sage Kardama practices austere penance and the Lord confers a boon on him

* The sage Kardama accepts the hand of Devahuti

* Amorous pastimes of Kardama and Devahuti

* Descent of Lord Kapila

7/7 Mar 25 2007 27

* Lord Kapila expatiates on the glory of Devotion in response to the query of mother Devahuti

* The process of evolution of the Mahat-tattva and other fundamental principles

* How to attain Liberation through the differentiation of Matter and Spirit?

* The process of the eightfold Yoga

* True meaning of devotion and the glory of Time

* Downfall of men attached to their body, house etc

* The stages of growth of a human embryo

* Devahuti receives the light of wisdom and attains final beatitude

 

Canto IV (April 9-14, 2007): mp3

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1/5 Apr 09 2007 25

* The Progeny of Swayambhuva Manu’s Daughters

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III-feeling between Lord Siva and Daksa

* Sati insists on joining the sacrificial festival at her father’s

2/5 Apr 10 2007 25

* Sati burns herself with the fire of Yoga

* Virabhadra wrecks Daksa’s sacrifice and beheads him

* Brahma and the other gods proceed to Kailasa and appease Lord Siva

* Completion of Daksa’s sacrifice

* Dhruva’s departure for the woods

3/5 Apr 11 2007 26

* Dhruva returns home after receiving a boon from the Lord

* Uttama’s death at the hands of the Yaksas and Dhruva’s encounter with them

* Swayambhuva Manu intervenes and persuades Dhruva to cease fighting

* Kubera confers a boon on Dhruva, who ascends to the abode of Lord Visnu

4/5 Apr 12 2007 26

* Dhruva’s posterity and the narrative of king Anga

* The story of king Vena

* Descent and coronation of king Prthu

* Glorification of king Prthu by the bards

* King Prthu gets angry with Earth and the latter extols him

* King Prthu milks Goddess Earth in the form of a cow

* King Prthu performs a hundred horse-sacrifices

* Lord Visnu manifests Himself in the sacrificial hall of King Prthu

5/5 Apr 14 2007 29

* King Prthu’s teaching to his subjects

* The sage Sanaka and his three brothers impart instruction to King Prthu

* King Prthu practises asceticism and departs for the other world

* The Dialogue between king Pracinabarhi and the sage Narada (continued)

* Bhagavan Visnu confers a boon on the Pracetas, who then return to their city and marry the foster-daughter of the trees.

* The story of the Pracetas

* The hymn sung by Lord Siva (and taught to the Pracetas)

* Introductory part of the parable of Puranjana

* Puranjana goes a hunting to the forest and the queen gets angry with him

* Raid of Candavega against the capital of Puranjana and the story of Kalakanya

* Puranjana is reborn as a woman and attains liberation through the teaching of his friend, Avijnata

 

Canto V (May 14-19, 2007): mp3

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1/6 May 14 2007 26

* The story of Priyavrata

* An account of Agnidhra

2/6 May 15 2007 28

* The descent of Lord Rsabha

* The sovereignty of Rsabha

* Lord Rsabhadeva instructs his sons and Himself takes to the life of an ascetic who has shaken off worldly feeling and obligation

3/6 May 16 2007 26

* Lord Rsabha quits His body

* The story of Bharata

* Bharata conceives an infatuation for a fawn and is reborn as a deer

* Bharata reborn for a second time in a Brahmana family

* The meeting of Jadabharata with King Rahugana

4/6 May 17 2007 26

* Bharata’s teaching to King Rahugana

* Bharata answers the query of Rahugana

* Bharata allegorically represents this state of worldly existence as a forest and the doubts of Rahugana get resolved.

* Jadabharata elucidated the meaning of the allegory

5/6 May 18 2007 26

* An account of Priyavrata’s posterity continued

* A description of the terrestrial world

* An account of the descent of the holy Ganga and a song of praise to Lord Sankarsana by the divine Sankara

* A description of (the various Varsas) of the terrestrial globe continued

6/6 May 19 2007 30

* The description of Jambudwipa concluded

* A description of the other six Dwipas and the mountain-range called Lokaloka

* A description of the stellar sphere as well as of the chariot of the sun-god and his entourage

* The relative position of the planets and their movements

* The position of Rahu etc., and the limits of the heavenlike subterranean regions

* A description of the infernal regions

Canto VI (Oct 16-21, 2007) mp3

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1/6 Oct 16 2007 26

* The introductory part of the story of Ajamila

* The messengers of Lord Visnu expound the Bhagavata Dharma (the cult of Devotion) and Ajamila ascends to the Lord’s supreme Abode

2/6 Oct 17 2007 25
* A dialogue between Yama (the god of retribution) and his messengers
3/6 Oct 18 2007 25

* Daksa extols the Lord, who appears in person before him

* Narada subjected to an execration (by Daksa)

* The posterity of Daksa through his sixty daughters

* Deserted by the sage Brhaspati, the gods choose Viswarupa for their preceptor

4/6 Oct 19 2007 24

* The text of the (holy) Narayana-Kavaca (a prayer invoking the protection of Lord Narayana) taught (to indra)

* Indra slays Viswarupa; and routed by the demon Vrtra (the younger brother of Viswarupa), the gods call on the sage Dadhici at the instance of the Lord

* An account of the conflict between Indra and Vrtra

5/6 Oct 20 2007 24

* Vrtra’s teaching to Indra

* The demon Vrtra slain

* Indra’s Victory

6/6 Oct 21 2007 23

* The Lament of Citraketu

* Citraketu consoled

* Citraketu realizes (his oneness with) the Supreme Spirit

* Citraketu cursed (by Goddess Parvati)

* An account of the birth of the Maruts (the forty-nine wind-gods)

 

Canto VII (Oct 20-24, 2007) mp3

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1/5 Oct 20 2008 17

* A dialogue between Narada and Yudhisthira; the story of Jaya and Vijaya

2/5 Oct 21 2008 26

* Hiranyakasipu rids his mother (Diti) of her grief (caused by the death of his younger brother, Hiranyaksa)

* Hiranyakasipu asks a number of boons (of Brahma, who is pleased with his austerities)

* Hiranyakasipu’s atrocities and Prahrada’s virtues recounted

* Hiranyakasipu attempts the life to Prahrada

3/5 Oct 22 2008 26

* Prahrada’s teaching to the demon boys

* (Prahrada’s) teaching to the Daityas’ sons

4/5 Oct 23 2008 26

* Lord Nrsimha extolled on the death of the demon king (at His hands)

* A Eulogy of the Lord (by Prahrada)

5/5 Oct 24 2008 28

* Prahlada explains how Lord can be worshipped in three different ways

* (The story of) the conquest of Tripura

* An inquiry into right conduct

* An inquiry into right conduct (continued)

* The course of conduct prescribed for a Samnyasi and a dialogue between an Avadhuta and Prahrada

 

Canto VIII Part 1 (Nov 10-13, 2007): mp3

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1/4 Nov 10 2008 28

* The Manvantaras described

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The lord of elephants is caught in the grip of an alligator

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The leader of the elephants extols the Lord

2/4 Nov 11 2008 29

* The leader of the elephants extols the Lord (contd.)

3/4 Nov 12 2008 25

* The leader of the elephants is rescued from the dangerous situation.

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Deliverance of the lord of the elephants

4/4 Nov 13 2008 25

* The gods resort to Brahma and the latter glorifies the Lord

* Transportation of Mount Mandara (to serve as a churn-staff for stirring the ocean of milk)

 

Canto VIII Part 2 (Jan 12-15, 2009): mp3

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1/4 Jan 12 2009 27
* The gods and demons proceed to churn the ocean and Lord Siva drinks the poison appearing out of it.
2/4 Jan 13 2009 27

* Birth of Lakshmi Devi’

* The manifestation (in a personal form) of the Lord’s (own) enchanting potency.

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Appearing in the form of Mohini (an enchanting damsel), the Lord deals out nectar among the gods.

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Outbreak of hostilities between the gods and the Asuras.

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Conclusion of the conflict between the gods and the demons.

* Infatuation of Lord Sankara

3/4 Jan 14 2009 27

* An account of the (concluding eight) Manvantaras

* Functions of a Manu and other functionaries holding office in his administration

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Conquest of heaven by Bali

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The procedure of (observing the vow of) Payovrata disclosed to Aditi

* The Lord manifests Himself before Aditi and grants her desired boon

4/4 Jan 15 2009 26

* The Lord appears as the divine Dwarf and visits the sacrificial performance of Bali.

* The Lord asks three paces of land of Bali, who gives his word; while Sukra remonstrates with him against this course.

* A vision of the Cosmic Body (of the Lord)

* Bali put in bonds

* A dialogue between king Bali and Lord Vamana

* Freed from bondage, Bali enters the region of Sutala

* The story of the descent of the divine Fish recounted.

 

Canto IX (Feb 2-6, 2009): mp3

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1/5 26 Feb 02 09

* Number of Discourses

* The story of King Sudyumna, son of Vaivaswata Manu

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The posterity of Karusa and other four sons of Vaivaswata Manu

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The story of the sage Cyavana and his wife Sukanya; the posterity of King Saryati.

* The stories of Nabhaga and King Ambarisa

2/5 26 Feb 03 2009

* The stories of Nabhaga and King Ambarisa (Contd…)

* The story of Ambarisa  (Concluded)

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The posterity of Ikswaku: the stories of Mandhata and the sage Saubhari

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The story of the King Hariscandra

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The story of King Sagara

* The story of King Bhagiratha: the descent of the holy Ganga

3/5 26 Feb 04 2009

* An account of Sri Rama’s pastimes

* The other pastimes of Sri Rama

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The genealogy of (the remaining kings of) Ikswaku’s line

* The posterity of Nimi described

4/5 26 Feb 05 2009

* A brief survey of the Lunar Dynasty

* The stories of Rcika, Jamadagni and Parasurama

* Extermination of the Ksatriyas by Parasurama: an account of the posterity of the sage Viswamitra

* The posterity of Kings Ksatravrddha, Raji and others of the Lunar Dynasty

* The story of Yayati

5/5 25 Feb 06 2009

* Yayati’s Renunciation

* The posterity of Puru and the stories of Dusyanta and Bharata

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The posterity of Bharata and the story of Rantideva

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The genealogy of the Pancalas, the Kurus and the kings of Magadha

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An account of the posterity of Anu, Druhyu, Turvasu and Yadu

* An account of the posterity of Yadu

 

Canto X Part 1 (March 2-7, 2009):  mp3

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1/6 Mar 02 2009 26
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Introduction to Canto 10’*
Prayers by the Devas for Lord Vishnu’

2/6 Mar 03 2009 27

* The Lord enters the womb of Devaki and is extolled by the gods

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Advent of Lord Sri Krsna

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Slipping from the grip of Kamsa, Yogamaya asgamaya ascends to the heavens and utters a prophecy

* Festivities connected with the Birth of Lord Sri Krsna at Gokula

3/6 Mar 04 2009 28

* Deliverance of Putana

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Deliverance of the demon Trnavarta

* The Naming Ceremony of the Lord and His Infantile Sports

4/6 Mar 05 2009 27

* Pranks played by Krishna’

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Grace (showered) on Yasoda

5/6 Mar 06 2009 28

* The imprecation pronounced (on Kubera’s sons) by Narada (and their consequent redemption)

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Fruit seller Malini’

6/6 Mar 07 2009 25

* Destruction of Vatsasura and Bakasura

* Deliverance of Aghasura

* Brahma is seized with and ultimately rid of infatuation

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Brahma extols the Lord

 

Canto X – Part 2 (April 20-24, 2009) mp3

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Apr 20 2009

24

* The demon Dhenuka slain

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The Deliverance of Kaliya

Apr 21 2009

26

* The Deliverance of Kaliya (Contd…)

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The Lord rescues the inhabitants of Vraja from a wild fire

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The Lord slays the demon Pralamba

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The Lord swallows up a wild fire (again)

* A description of the rains and Autumn

Apr 22 2009

27

* The Song Inspired by the Flute

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The Lord steals away the garments of cowherd maids

Apr 23 2009

26

* Redemption of the wives of some Brahmanas engaged in a sacrifice

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The Lord stops the sacrifice to Indra

* The Lord lifts up Mount Govardhana

* Nanda’s conversation with the cowherds about Sri Krsna glory

* Indra extols Sri Krsna

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Sri Krsna rescues His father from the realm of Varuna

Apr 24 2009

27

* Sri Krsna rescues His father from the realm of Varuna (Contd…)

* A description of the (celebrated) Rasa-Play (of the Lord)

* The Gopis’ Question for Sri Krsna during the Rasa-Play

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The Gopis’ Song (at the Lord’s disappearance) during the Rasa-Play

 

Canto X – Part 3 (September 21-25, 2009):  mp3

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Sep 21 2009
23

* The Lord comforts the Gopis during the Rasa-Play

* A Description of the Rasa-Play

Sep 22 2009
25

* The Lord makes short work of Sankhacuda

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The gopis’ song in pairs of verses

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Kamsa sends Akrura to Vraja to bring Sri Krsna and Balarama to Mathura

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Akrura’s arrival (in Vraja)

* Departure of Sri Krsna and Balarama for Mathura

Sep 23 2009

24

* Akrura’s eulogy (of the Lord)

* Entry into Mathura (of Sri Krsna and Balarama)

* A description of the amphitheatre for wrestlers (set up by Kamsa)

* The elephant Kuvalayapida killed (by the Lord)

Sep 24 2009

25

* Kamsa slain (by the Lord)

* The Lord brings back His preceptor’s son (from the abode of Death)

Sep 25 2009

29

* The Lord relieves the agony of Nanda (by dispatching Uddhava to Vraja with a message of endearment)

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Dialogue between Uddhava and gopis and ode to a black bee

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The Lord pays a visit to Kubja (the hunchbacked woman) and Akrura at their respective places

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Akrura’s visit to Hastinapura

 

Canto X – Part 4 (October 5-9, 2009):  mp3

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Oct 05 09
24

* The Lord ensconces Himself in a fortress (built by Him in the western sea under the name of Dwaraka)

* (Kalayavana gets burnt and) King Mucukunda glorifies the Lord

* Sri Krsna’s withdrawal to Dearaka; Balarama’s marriage;

* Rukmini sends a Brahmana with a message to Sri Krsna

Oct 06 2009
23

* Sri Krsna carries away Rukmini

* Discomfiture of Sisupala’s allies and Rukmi and the espousal of Rukmini by Sri Krsna solemnized

* The story of Pradyumna’s birth (and the destruction of the demon Sambara)

* The story of the Syamantaka gem; Sri Krsna weds Jambavati and Satyabhama

* Syamantaka stolen; Satadhanva killed and Akrura recalled to Dwaraka

Oct 07 2009
23

* Sri Krsna’s espousal with (the rest of) His eight principal spouses

* The Lord snatches away (by force) a Parijata tree (from Indra’s paradise) and kills the demon Naraka (the son of Mother Earth)

* A dialogue between Sri Krsna and Rukmini

* (A description of the Lord’s progeny;) Rukmi killed (by Balarama) during Aniruddha’s wedding

* Aniruddha made captive

* Aniruddha brought back (to Dwaraka)

* The story of king Nrga

* Baladeva triumphantly diverts the rive Yamuna from its course

* Paundraka and others killed

* Paundraka and (by Balarama)

* Triumph of Sankarsana-in the form of dragging Hastinapura

Oct 08 2009
24

* A Glimpse into the household life of Sri Krsna

* Sri Krsna’s daily routine; kings taken captive by Jarasandha send their messenger to Sri Krsna

* Sri Krsna goes to Indraprastha

* Jarasandha killed

Oct 09 2009
27

* Sri Krsna and others return to Indraprastha

* Sisupala killed (by Sri Krsna)

* Duryodhana’s humiliation

* Salva’s encounter with the Yadavas

* Salva’s deliverance

* Deliverance of Dantavaktra and Viduratha; Suta killed by Sri * Balarama during his Pilgrimage

* An account of Balarama’s pilgrimage

* Sri Krsna’s reception of Sudama

* The story of parched rice brought as a present (for Sri Krsna) by Sudama

* Meeting of the Vrsnis with the Gopas and Gopis (of Vrndavana)

* Conversation between Bhagavan Sri Krsna’s consorts and Draupadi

* An Account of the pilgrimage (undertaken by Lord Sri Krsna)

* The Lord brings back (from the abode of Death) His (six) elder brothers (throttled by Kamsa)

* (Subhadra carried away by Arjuna;) the Lords grace on Srutadeva

 

Canto XI – Part 1 (January 18-22, 2010):  mp3

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Jan 18 2010
32

* The curse of the Rasis invoking the destruction of Yadu’s race

* Narada visits Vasudeva and reproduces the dialogue between king Janaka and the nine Yogiswaras

 

Jan 19 2010

32

* A description of Maya and the means of transcending it.

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An exposition of Brahma and the path of Action

Jan 20 2010

29

* A description of the Lord’s descents

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The fate of non-devotees, different methods of the Lord’s worship according to the different Yugas

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The gods entreat the Lord to return to His divine realm

Jan 21 2010

33

* Uddhava approaches Him on the eve of the Yadus departure for Prabhasa

*The legend of an ascetic-the story of eight (out of twenty-four) preceptors (from the earth to the pigeon) recognized by him

* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors: Earth, Air, Space, Water

Jan 22 2010

30

* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued

 

Canto XI – Part 2 (February 01, March 01-05, 2010): mp3

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Feb 01 2010

28

* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued (Ocean, firefly, honeybee, elephant)

Mar 01 2010

31

* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued (honey collector, deer, fish, prostitute, hawk, small kid, young woman, arrow maker.

Mar 02 2010

32

* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued (Snake, spider, wasp,

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End of the Avadhuta’s discourse

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The emptiness of earthly and other worldly enjoyments exposed

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The characteristics of bound and liberated souls as well as of devotees

Mar 03 2010

30

* The glory of Satsanga’ how to perform one’s prescribed duty and how to relinquish it?

Mar 04 2010

33

* The teaching imparted by the Lord in the form of the divine Swan to the sage Sanaka and his three brothers

Mar 05 20110

32

* Glory of the path of devotion and the process of meditation described

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Names and characteristics of the various Siddhis (mystic powers) acquired through Yoga

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Glorious manifestation of the Lord enumerated

 

Canto XI – Part 3 (April 05-09, 2010):  mp3

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April 05 2010

30

* The duties pertaining to the four Varnas and four Asramas

* The duties of anchorites and recluses

April 06 2010

32
* A dissertation on devotion, spiritual enlightenment and Yogic disciplines in the form of the five Yamas, the (five) Niyamas and so on

April 07 2010

32

* Jnanayoga, Karmayoga and Bhaktiyoga analysed

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The process of determining what is good and what is evil and the secret underlying it

April 08 2010

32

* Categories enumerated; distinction between Prakrti and Purusa

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The episode of a forbearing Brahmana (Bhikshu Gita)

April 09 2010

32

* A dissertation on Sankhyayoga

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The operation of the three Gunas described

Canto XI – Part 4 & Canto XII (May 03-07, 2010):  mp3

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May 03 2010

 

33

* The utterance of Pururava bearing on aversion for the pleasures of sense

* The Yoga of formal worship

 

May 04 2010

34

* The highest truth discussed

* The courses of conduct pleasing to the Lord; Uddhava’s departure for Badarikasrama

* Holocaust of Yadu’s race

May 05 2010

29

* The Lords’ ascent to His divine realm (contd)

* Lines of kings of Kaliyuga

* The evils of Kaliyuga

May 06 2010

35

* Vanity of kings; righteous conduct for every Yuga; the means to escape the evils of Kaliyuga-loud chanting of the divine name

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The fourfold Pralaya

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The (final) teaching (of Sukadeva) concerning Brahma

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(Pariksit attains the supreme goal and Janamejaya commences a snake-sacrifice;) classification of the Vedas into so many Sakhas or schools

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Different schools of Atharvaveda and the characteristics of the Puranas

May 07 2010

28

* The sage Markandeya embarks on a course of austerities and receives a boon

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The sage Markandeya witnesses the Lord’s Maya

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Lord Siva confers a boon on Markandeya

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The significance of the Lord’s own limbs, attendants and weapons and a description of the retinue of the sun-god (changing every month in the course of a solar year)

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A synopsis of (all) the twelve Skandhas (of Srimad Bhagavata)

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The extent of the eighteen Puranas and the glory of the Bhagavata