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The Glories of Advaita Acarya

The Glories of Advaita Acarya
Item Code: NAG976
Author: Advaita Dasa
Publisher: Ras Bihari Lal and Sons
Language: English
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 8187812067
Pages: 282
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 465 gms

This booklet aims to establish a broader appreciation for Sri Advaita Acarya, that great Personality of Godhead who was responsible for the Vaisnava-renaissance in the age of Kali (the present age of quarrel), i.e. the hare krsna sankirtana-religion. One might wonder why I call Sri Advaita Acarya responsible for giving prema, love of God, to the whole world, although this is usually being said of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. It was out of Sri Advaita Prabhu's unlimited kindness upon, and pity for, suffering humanity that He invoked the advent of Sri Caitanya with offerings of Ganga-water and Tulasi-leaves. Just as a person who guides a thirsty man lost in the desert to an oasis is as valuable as the oasis itself, so too Sri Advaita Prabhu deserves to be called the most munificent personality of God, because He was actually responsible for the Lord's appearance.

Since I am an initiate of the Advaita-parivara, the disciplic succession coming from Sri Advaita Acarya, my guru has made it my duty to glorify Sri Advaita outside of lndia. All over the world the glories of Sriman Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda are being sung now, but does anyone appreciate or recognize the significance of Advaita Prabhu's role in establishing this wonderful Hare Krsna religion of love?

The sources for this booklet are historic scriptures like Laudiya Krsna dasa's 'Balya Lila Sutram', Sri Isana Nagara's 'Advaita Prakas', Sri Haricaran dasa's 'Advaita Mangala, Khanda.vasi Sri Nityananda dasa's 'Prema Vilasa', Srila Kavi Karnapura's Caitanya Candrodaya Natakam' as well as, of course, Sri Caitanya Bhagavata and Sri Caitanya Caritamrtass.




Introduction 5
The appearance of Sri Advaita Acarya 7
Sri Advaita Prabhu's Childhood Pastimes 19
Sri Advaita Prabhu's Pauganda Sports 25
Sri Advaita Prabhu's Pilgrimage and discovery of Madana Gopala 33
Receiving diksa from Srila Madhavendra Puri 57
Defeating the Dig Vijayi Scholar and Initiating King Divyasimha 65
Prabhu Sitanatha bestows His Grace on Haridasa Thakura 73
Sri Advaita Prabhu's Absorption in Vraja-lila 79
The Conversion of Sri Yadunandana Acarya 81
Advaita Prabhu gives Sraddha Patra to Haridasa Thakura 85
Advaita Prabhu's Marriage 93
The Wondrous Story of Jangali 103
Sri Advaita Prabhu Invokes the Gaura Avatara 105
Advaita Prabhu's Varnsa Emerges 121
Vidya Vilasa - Pastimes of Learning 127
Krsna Misra offers Campa Bananas to Gaura 135
Meeting Isvara Puri 139
Advaita Recognises Mahaprabhu 141
The Bhagavad Gita-Reading 153
Advaita Prabhu Takes Mahaprabhu's Footdust 157
Mother Saci's Offence to Advaita Prabhu 165
Advaita Prabhu beholds Mahaprabhu's Universal Form 169
Gaura = Syama 173
Advaita Prabhu Preaches Jnana 177
Performing Dana-Lila 187
Nimai Sannyasa 193
Acyutananda's Love for Mahaprabhu 205
Mahaprabhu Commemorates Madhavendra Purl in Advaita's House 207
The Annual Pilgrimages to Nilacala 213
Mahaprabhu Eats Alone in Advaita's Nilacala-Abode 217
Mahaprabhu's Second Visit to Santipura As A Sannyasi 223
The Story of Madhava Acarya 225
Mahaprabhu's Pilgrimage to Vraja 227
Acyuta Saves a Naked Sannyasi 235
Mahaprabhu's Bhagavata-Commentary 239
Mantra Bheda (mantra-discrepancy) 241
Advaita Prabhu Preaches Jnana Again 243
How Sitanatha Supported Kamalakanta Visvasa 247
Mahaprabhu Jokingly Defeats Advaita Prabhu 249
Advaita Prabhu's Riddle 251
Mahaprabhu's Disappearance from the World 253
Prabhu Sitanatha Instructs His Descendants 257
Nityananda Prabhu's Disappearance from the World 261
Advaita Prabhu's Disappearance from the World 267
Sri Advaitastakam (Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya) 271
Sri Advaita Prabhor astakam (Ananda Gopala Gosvami) 275

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