Post by Nityānanda dāsa on Apr 15, 2022 10:42:22 GMT -6
Radhe Radhe! Dandavat pranam!
For some time I have been thinking to do a comprehensive study on the topic of aparadha. And I would like this post to be another start/push in that direction.
My request to you, dear reader, is to please contribute to this thread 'only' selections from Caitanya Vaishnava scriptures and/or from teachers in the traditional lineages about the topic of aparadha.
For example, one of the more prominent stories that comes to my mind is the story of Durvasa Muni and Ambarish Maharaj (9th canto/skanda), but I know there are many other references to this subject. So if you wouldn't mind sharing any references you can think of in this thread, it would be greatly appreciated. And of course I will post here the essay on aparadha that I hope to compose.
Jai Sri Radhe!!!
"Unless I am able to analyze the unconscious aspects of the society in which I live, I cannot know who I am, because I don't know which part of me is not me." - Erich Fromm
Post by avadhutadas on Apr 15, 2022 18:10:43 GMT -6
Jai Nitai! There is a lot about aparadha in the Chaitanya bhagavatam. Some lessons are just verses intermingled here and there. I think I have some of them saved so I’ll try to look later. Chapter 22 madhya is all about aparadha. Sacimata commits a supposed aparadha against Advaita Acarya Prabhu.
There’s also the story of Devananda Pandit. That is told in CB Madhya 21. I think there is more to the Devananda Pandit story elsewhere but I can’t remember where. At some point Mahaprabhu tells Devananda Pandit that reciting the SB should be his only sadhana.