Bhagavatamrta-vicara (Weekly Course)
Starting Date: May 15, 2021
Days: Every Saturday
Timings: 04:30 PM to 6 PM Noon, IST
Books: Laghu-Bhagavatamrta by Srila Rupa Goswami (Module 1), Brhad-Bhagavatamrta by Srila Sanatana Goswami (Module 2)
Teacher: H.G. Vidvan Gauranga Prabhu
Class Duration: 90 Minutes per Session
Course Fees: Free
Total Sessions: 162 Sessions
About the Course:
Bhagavatamrta-vicara is a blended course of Laghu-Bhagavatamrta by Srila Rupa Goswami and Brhad-Bhagavatamrta by Srila Sanatana Goswami.
Laghu-bhagavatamrta is the condensed essence of the essence of Srimad-Bhagavatam in the sense that it supports that conclusion of the Bhagavatam, that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Laghu-bhagavatamrta concisely reveals the significant aspects of Gaudiya philosophy that would be accepted and echoed by all successor acaryas in the line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Brihad bhagavatamrita contains an exposition of the teachings of Caitanya from an ontological and metaphysical perspective. Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrita is in two cantos: Purva-khanda, or first, and Uttar-khanda, or last. The name of the First Canto is Sri Bhagavat-krpa-sara-nirdharana khanda – Ascertaining the Essence of the Mercy of the Supreme Lord. The Second Canto is known as Sri Golokamahatmya- nirupana khanda – Ascertaining the Glories of Sri Goloka. Srimad-Bhagavatam is the essence of all scriptures. By churning that essence, this book, the Essential Nectar of the Bhagavatam, becomes manifested.
This course is divided into two modules:
➜ MODULE 1
Laghu-Bhagavatamrta (40 sessions)
➜ MODULE 2
i. Part 1 (38 sessions)
ii. Part 2A (43 sessions)
iii. Part 2B (41 sessions)
This course is outlined in a convenient schedule as it takes years to do the course. This course is a complementary offering by the Mayapur Institute and carries no charges. We are anticipating determined & dedicated students for this course.
Mayapur Institute will not provide the books in digital or physical form. Students would have to purchase copies of the book by themselves. The speaker during the class will screen-share the pages being studied.
> You must chant 16 rounds of Japa daily and follow the four regulative principles.
> To enrol for the course, the course teacher(s) will interview (panel or personal) to identify the student's commitment to the course.
*Only students who clear admission interview will be allowed for the course.