Sri Hari-bhakti-vilasa (Volume Three): Vilasas 11-13 ( (With Transliteration and English Translation))

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Item Code: IDG274
Author: Purnaprajna Dasa Bhumipati Dasa Purnaprajna Dasa
Publisher: Ras Bihari Lal and Sons
Language: (With Transliteration and English Translation)
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8187812958
Pages: 500
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9" X 6"
Weight 950 gm
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About the Book:

There are two kinds of Vedic literature-fruitive and transcendental. Those who are inclined toward the fruitive division naturally have no interest in transcendental literature. Human beings mould their lives, actions, concepts and conclusions according to their own taste. For this reason, the smartas also have more faith in the literature of their choice. Because they are not qualified to study transcendental literature, they lack faith in them. That is the arrangement of the creator. There is no doubt that there is a confidential purpose behind this. The purpose is that if one remains fixed in his own position, according to his qualifications, he will gradually make advancement. As soon one gives up the duties pertaining to his position, he becomes degraded.

When human beings are engaged in fruitive activities, they are called karmis, and when they are engaged in devotional service, they are called devotees. As long as one is attached to the performance of fruitive activities, he should follow the path of smarta because it will be beneficial for him. If he somehow transcends the platform of fruitive activities and enters onto the platform of devotional service, he will naturally develop a taste for spiritual life. That is why the creator has made two sets of literature-fruitive and transcendental.

Back of Book:

In order to arrange for the observance of vows and rituals for those who desire to obtain the ultimate goal of life, krsna-prema, the most merciful Lord Gaurahari, who is the deliverer of the people of Kali-yuga, instructed His associate, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, to compose the Vaisnava smrti, Sri Hari-bhakti-vilasa.

The responsibility for accumulating evidence for the subject matters specified by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was entrusted to Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. That is why, in each chapter, Srila Sanatana Gosvami has mentioned the name of Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Srila Sanatana Gosvami has also written a commentary called Digdarsini for the easy and proper understanding of this literature.




  The evening duties 1
  The duties at nigh 9
  The prayer 9
  The procedure for offering the fruit of all of one's activities 10
  The way to attain the benefit of one's worship 12
  Attaining the benefit of worship 13
  The glories of watching the Lord's puja 14
  Having darsana of the Deity of the Supreme Lord is eternal 15
  The glories of giving donations for the Lord's worship 16
  The articles used for worship 28
  The proper utilization of the ingredients 33
  The process of putting the Lord to rest 35
  The glories of worshiping the Supreme Lord 41
  Worship of the Lord is eternal 64
  The glories of the Lord's holy names 67
  Various names of the Lord are to be chanted to receive various results 67
  To invoke auspiciousness for special occasions 68
  It uproots all sinful reactions 78
  The glories of chanting the holy name of the Lord 78
  Especially in this age of Kali 86
  It cures all disease 89
  It checks the influence of Kali 93
  It delivers one from a hellish condition of life 94
  It destroys the very seed of sinful activities 95
  It nullifies all kinds of offenses 96
  It awards perfection in all activities 96
  It is the essence of the Vedas 97
  It is more sanctified than all of the holy places 98
  It is more beneficial than performing all kinds of pious activities 99
  It awards the ultimate goal of life 101
  Especially in the age of Kali 102
  It is omnipotent 103
  It is pleasing to everyone 104
  It makes the chanter worshipable by all 105
  It awards the ultimate goal of life 106
  It is always the object of worship 106
  It awards liberation 108
  It delivers one to Vaikuntha 113
  Especially in this age of Kali 116
  It pleases the Supreme Lord 117
  it automatically awards one the supreme objective of life 119
  Especially in this age of Kali 12
  The glories of chanting the holy name 126
  The glories of remembering the holy names of the Lord 127
  This prayer of Devahuti is found in the Padma Purana 128
  The glories of the Lord's holy names 129
  The unparalleled glories of the incarnation of Krsna 131
  The glories of the holy name, Krsna, in particular 132
  The chanting of the Lord's holy names is eternal 137
  The fate of one who thinks the glories of the holy names are exaggerated 139
  To counteract an offense 142
  Devotional service is very rarely achieved 143
  The glories of devotional service 148
  If a devotee accidentally commits a sin, he need not undergo atonement 149
  It destroys one's attachment for karma 151
  It pleases the mind 152
  It is the supreme occupation 153
  It uproots the false ego 154
  It is the best of all paths 154
  It awards all objectives of life 156
  It is superior to liberation 158
  It controls the Supreme Lord 166
  Devotional service is the ultimate goal of life 168
  Devotional service to the Supreme Lord is eternal 169
  The symptoms of devotional service 171
  The symptoms in general 171
  The symptoms of loving devotional service 176
  The symptoms of love of God 177
  The process of surrender 181
  Surrender is eternal 182
  The glories of surrender 182
  The symptoms of surrender 189
  The codes of conduct 191
  The duties during the fortnight 221
  The vow of Ekadasi is eternal 221
  It pleases the Supreme Lord 222
  It is a scriptural injunction 223
  Eating is prohibited on Ekadasi 223
  By not following this procedure on incurs sin 225
  The faults described regarding widows 229
  the following of this vow in both fortnights is eternal 230
  It is to be observed even during the period of mourning 238
  Performance of the sraddha ceremony is prohibited on fasting days 240
  The qualified candidate for observing Ekadasi 241
  The particular regulations regarding night 247
  The glories of Ekadasi 250
  The ascertainment of fasting days 275
  The fault of fasting on a mixed Ekadasi 277
  The symptoms of mixed Ekadasi 306
  Ekadasi that is pierced at the time of sunrise should be rejected 307
  The answer 310
  The fault of following such a vow 311
  The symptoms of a Vaisnava 312
  The period of arunodaya 314
  The fault of fasting on an Ekadasi polluted by Dasami during arunodaya 315
  What is to be done if Dasami remains until midnight 317
  Even pure Ekadasis can be rejected in special circumstances 319
  The process of observing the vow of vanjuli-dvadasi 322
  The trisprsa-maha-dvadasi 324
  The Paksavarddhini-maha-dvadasi 327
  Answers to some doubts 329
  The removal of doubts 335
  Duties to be performed the day before Ekadasi 339
  Mantras for accepting a vow 339
  Special rules for festivals 339
  The ingredients for havisya 341
  Other rules to be followed in this regard 342
  The glories of brushing one's teeth 344
  The symptoms of ekabhakta 344
  The duties to be performed on a fast day 345
  Mantras for making a formal vow 345
  The process for observing a vow 345
  Things that should be avoided on a fast day 348
  Sins committed against fasting 348
  Atonement for committing such a sin 349
  The glories of fasting 350
  Other rules to be followed on a fast day 352
  Activities that break the vow of celibacy 352
  The process of worship on a fast day 353
  Activities that break the vow of celibacy 354
  The process of worship on a fast day 356
  The procedure to be observed while remaining awake all night 356
  One should not discourage others from singing and dancing 357
  The need for observing this procedure 358
  The process for staying up all night 364
  The glories of the vow to remain awake at night 382
  The glories of remaining awake during the night of Ekadasi 384
  The fault of not remaining awake 399
  The duties to be performed on the day of breaking the fast 399
  The mantras for completing the vow 400
  Evidence that it is forbidden to bathe the Supreme Lord on Dvadasi 401
  While breaking the fast, Dvadasi must be present 404
  What should be done if the length of Dvadasi is insufficient 405
  Solution for such a problem 407
  A fast should not be broken if Ekadasi has not ended 407
  The symptoms of the eight maha-dvadasis 409
  Unmilani Maha-dvadasi 410
  Vyanjuli Maha-dvadasi 411
  Trisprsa Maha-dvadasi 411
  Paksavardhini Maha-dvadasi 414
  Observing the eight Maha-dvadasis is eternal 417
  Ascertaining the time for breaking one's fast 417
  The glories of following the Maha-dvadasi 418
  The subject of Unmilani Maha-dvadasi 433
  Discussion of Vyanjuli Maha-dvadasi 443
  Discussion of Trisprsa Maha-dvadasi 459
  Discussion of Paksavardhini Maha-dvadasi 462
  The arghya mantra 464
  Discussion of Jaya Maha-dvadasi 465
  Discussion of Vijaya Maha-dvadasi 466
  The process of following Vijaya Maha-dvadasi 466
  The mantra for making a formal vow 468
  The mantra for offering arghya 469
  Offering prayers to the Lord 469
  Discussion of Jayanti Maha-dvadasi 471
  The process for following this vow 471
  The mantra for making a formal vow 472
  Greeting the Lord during this vow 473
  First, worship mother Devaki 474
  The mantra for worshiping the Lord 474
  The mantra for offering arghya 475
  The glories of remaining awake that night 476
  Discussion of Papanasini Maha-dvadasi 477
  The process for observing this vow 478
  The mantras for making a formal vow 478
  worship of His limbs 479
  The mantra for offering arghya 481
  The prayers 481
  Worship of the amalaki tree 482

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