Teacher: Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
This work of Kavi Karṇapūra is a treatise on poetical theory that encompasses the theory in Rūpa Gosvāmi’s Bhakti-rasamṛta-sindhu. The author follows the literary tradition, drawing from classical works like Kāvya-prakaśa, Sahitya-darpaṇa, Dhvany–aloka and Nāṭya-śāstra and using them in the context of bhakti, with Kṛṣṇa and the gopīs as protagonists.
Students can enter into the relish of Sanskrit poetics through the examples of various forms of poetry that Babaji further commentates and analyzes according to the author’s intention. The study of this subject enables one to properly interpret śāstra such as the Śrīmad Bhāgavata, which uses a broad variety of stylistic means and poetic figures.
Right now we are busy with our body-mind complex, so we are not free for God. Our mind is full of material attachments and desires. Consequently, there is no room for God. If we invite God into our house, and all of the chairs are occupied, where will he sit? When we make ourself free from our attachments, our suffering and happiness, then our mind will become clear and God can enter.
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