Bhagavata Purana Course - Canto 1

A 50 Hours Course on Srimad Bhagavatam CANTO 1 in 5 Weekends (Sat-Sun). AN ONLINE CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA COURSE by BHAKTIVEDANTA VIDYAPITHA RESEARCH CENTER (Affiliated to the University of Mumbai)

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Module 1: 29-30 Aug 2020 - Six Key Questions (Chapters 1-3)
Module 2: 05-06 Sep 2020 - History of Srimad Bhagavatam (Chapters 4-6)
Module 3: 12-13 Sep 2020 - Krishna as Bhakta-vatsala (Chapter 7-11)
Module 4: 19-20 Sep 2020 - Departure of Krishna & Pandavas (Chapters 12-15)
Module 5: 26-27 Sep 2020 - Character of King Parikshit (Chapters 16-19)

5 SESSIONS IN EACH MODULE:

Session1: Saturday 10.00 am-12.30 pm

FLOW OF CHAPTERS

by Gauranga Das, Director, BVRC, GEV

 

Session 2: Saturday 5.30 pm-8.00 pm

THEMATIC PERSPECTIVES from Bhaktivedanta Purports

by Gauranga Darshan Das, Author; Associate Dean, BVRC

 

Session 3: Sunday 10.00-12.00 pm

BHAKTI PERSPECTIVES

by Balram Shakti Das, Sastric Teacher

 

Session 4: Sunday 5.00-6.30 pm

ACARYA PERSPECTIVES

by Madhav Gopal Das, Sastric Teacher

 

Session 5: Sunday 6.30-8.00 pm

CONTEMPORARY PERSPCTIVES

by Caitanya Caran Das, Author; Mentor; Spiritual Teacher

 

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MODULE 1

Six Key Questions (Chapters 1-3)

29-30 Aug 2020

 

Session1: Saturday 10.00 am-12.30 pm

FLOW OF CHAPTERS

by Gauranga Das

  1. Prelude
  2. Sages glorify Suta Goswami
  3. The six questions of the sages
  4. Suta Goswami’s prayers
  5. Bhakti and its Stages
  6. Purushavataras & lilavataras
  7. Krishna is the source of all incarnations
  8. Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam

 

Session 2: Saturday 5.30 pm-8.00 pm

THEMATIC PERSPECTIVES

by Gauranga Darshan Das

  1. Theme 1: Greatness & Sweetness of Srimad Bhagavatam
  2. Theme 2: Power of Simplicity & Submissiveness
  3. Theme 3: Consciousness of a Bhagavatam Speaker & Hearer
  4. Theme 4: Selfless & Seamless Devotion
  5. Theme 5: Why is Krishna-katha powerful?
  6. Theme 6: Why does God come to this world?

 

Session 3: Sunday 10.00-12.00 pm

BHAKTI PERSPECTIVES

by Balram Shakti Das

  1. Gaudiya Perspectives on the Absolute Truth
  2. Bhagavatam and Bhakti
  3. Qualification to approach and assimilate Bhagavatam
  4. Hearing and Qualification for Bhakti
  5. Pure and Mixed Devotional Service
  6. How Bhakti leads to Realization of Krsna
  7. The Avataras - a brief look
  8. The consummate understanding of the Absolute Truth

 

Session 4: Sunday 5.00-6.30 pm

ACHARYA PERSPECTIVES

by Madhav Gopal Das

  1. Prelude
  2. Sages glorify Suta Goswami
  3. The six questions of the sages
  4. Suta Goswami’s prayers
  5. Bhakti and its Stages
  6. Purushavataras & lilavataras
  7. Krishna is the source of all incarnations
  8. Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam

 

Session 5: Sunday 6.30-8.00 pm

CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION PERSPCTIVES

by Caitanya Caran Das

 

Bhakti as universal spirituality (1.2)

  1. Theme 1: Non-sectarian definition of bhakti
  2. Theme 2: How bhakti concurs with and differs from religion
  3. Theme 3: How bhakti concurs with and differs from spirituality 
  4. Theme 4: Analyzing and approaching the spiritual-but-not-religious (SBNR) mindset

 

 

 

 

 

MODULE 2

History of Srimad Bhagavatam (Chapters 4-6)

05-06 Sep 2020

 

 

Session1: Saturday 10.00 am-12.30 pm

FLOW OF CHAPTERS

by Gauranga Das

  1. Saunaka Rishi’s questions about Sukadeva Gosvami & Pariksit Maharaja
  2. Vyāsadeva divides the Veda
  3. Vyāsadeva’s dissatisfaction and contemplation
  4. Nārada reveals to Vyāsa the importance of describing Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes
  5. Nārada Muni narrates his past life
  6. Narada’s full perfection 

 

Session 2: Saturday 5.30 pm-8.00 pm

THEMATIC PERSPECTIVES

by Gauranga Darshan Das

  1. Theme 1: Materialistic literature Vs. Spiritual Literature
  2. Theme 2: Compassions of great souls
  3. Theme 3: What Satisfies you & What Dissatisfies you?
  4. Theme 4: Power of Divine Intervention in life
  5. Theme 5: How to deal with reversals in life? 
  6. Theme 6: The Boat to cross the material ocean

 

Session 3: Sunday 10.00-12.00 pm

BHAKTI PERSPECTIVES

by Balram Shakti Das

 

 

Session 4: Sunday 5.00-6.30 pm

ACHARYA PERSPECTIVES

by Madhav Gopal Das

  1. Saunaka Rishi’s questions about Sukadeva Gosvami & Pariksit Maharaja
  2. Vyāsadeva divides the Veda
  3. Vyāsadeva’s dissatisfaction and contemplation
  4. Nārada reveals to Vyāsa the importance of describing Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes
  5. Nārada Muni narrates his past life
  6. Narada’s full perfection 

 

Session 5: Sunday 6.30-8.00 pm

CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION PERSPCTIVES

by Caitanya Caran Das

 

From achievement to fulfilment (1.6)

  1. Theme 1: What Bhagavatam’s origin demonstrates for us all
  2. Theme 2: More important than potential is purpose 
  3. Theme 3: Ability, humility and spirituality 

MODULE 3

Krishna as Bhakta-vatsala (Chapter 7-11)

12-13 Sep 2020

 

Session1: Saturday 10.00 am-12.30 pm

FLOW OF CHAPTERS

by Gauranga Das

  1. Vyasadeva’s vision & glories of Bhagavatam
  2. Arjuna captures Asvatthama
  3. Arguments regarding killing of Asvatthama
  4. Krishna saves Parikshit in Uttara’s womb
  5. Kunti’s Prayers
  6. Bhishma pacifies Pandavas & instructs Yudhishtira
  7. Bhishma’s prayers to Krishna and departure
  8. Yudhishtira’s kingdom
  9. Krishna departs from Hastinatura
  10. Talks of Hastinapura ladies
  11. Krishna’s entrance into Dwaraka
  12. Krishna’s dealings with His queens

 

Session 2: Saturday 5.30 pm-8.00 pm

THEMATIC PERSPECTIVES

by Gauranga Darshan Das

  1. Theme 1: The key for cordial Vaishnava relationships
  2. Theme 2: Hearing “yes” behind “no” & “no” behind “yes”
  3. Theme 3: Differences of opinion amongst devotees
  4. Theme 4: Can we desire difficulties?
  5. Theme 5: Why Self-blame!
  6. Theme 6: The Art of Leaving
  7. Theme 7: Inconceivable yet Accessible! 
  8. Theme 8: The Pain of Separation
  9. Theme 9: The Joy of Meeting
  10. Theme 10: Is Krishna Self-controlled?

 

Session 3: Sunday 10.00-12.00 pm

BHAKTI PERSPECTIVES

by Balram Shakti Das

 

 

Session 4: Sunday 5.00-6.30 pm

ACHARYA PERSPECTIVES

by Madhav Gopal Das

  1. Vyasadeva’s vision & glories of Bhagavatam
  2. Arjuna captures Asvatthama
  3. Arguments regarding killing of Asvatthama
  4. Krishna saves Parikshit in Uttara’s womb
  5. Kunti’s Prayers
  6. Bhishma pacifies Pandavas & instructs Yudhishtira
  7. Bhishma’s prayers to Krishna and departure
  8. Yudhishtira’s kingdom
  9. Krishna departs from Hastinatura
  10. Talks of Hastinapura ladies
  11. Krishna’s entrance into Dwaraka
  12. Krishna’s dealings with His queens

 

Session 5: Sunday 6.30-8.00 pm

CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION PERSPCTIVES

by Caitanya Caran Das

 

When bad things happen to good people … (1.9)

  1. Theme 1: What karma explains — and what it doesn’t 
  2. Theme 2: Focus on dharma, not karma
  3. Theme 3: Even if we can’t figure it out, we can get out 

 

 

 

 

MODULE 4

Departure of Krishna & Pandavas (Chapters 12-15)

19-20 Sep 2020

 

 

Session1: Saturday 10.00 am-12.30 pm

FLOW OF CHAPTERS

by Gauranga Das

  1. Yudhistira’s exemplary rule
  2. Birth of Parikshit and predictions of brahmanas
  3. Vidura comes to Hastinapura & enlightens Dhritarashtra
  4. Dhritarashtra quits home and Gandhari follows
  5. Narada Muni enlightens Yudhishtira
  6. Bad omens in Hastinapura
  7. Yudhishtira’s questions to Arjuna
  8. Arjuna’s feelings of separation from Krishna
  9. Pandavas retire

 

Session 2: Saturday 5.30 pm-8.00 pm

THEMATIC PERSPECTIVES

by Gauranga Darshan Das

  1. Theme 1: Holy places vs. Holy persons
  2. Theme 2: Power of Material attachment
  3. Theme 3: Can you really protect anyone?
  4. Theme 4: Even great souls are bewildered
  5. Theme 5: Intellect understood, but heart couldn’t accept
  6. Theme 6: Claim credit & Shift blame!!!
  7. Theme 7: Responsibility & Detachment

 

Session 3: Sunday 10.00-12.00 pm

BHAKTI PERSPECTIVES

by Balram Shakti Das

 

 

Session 4: Sunday 5.00-6.30 pm

ACHARYA PERSPECTIVES

by Madhav Gopal Das

  1. Yudhistira’s exemplary rule
  2. Birth of Parikshit and predictions of brahmanas
  3. Vidura comes to Hastinapura & enlightens Dhritarashtra
  4. Dhritarashtra quits home and Gandhari follows
  5. Narada Muni enlightens Yudhishtira
  6. Bad omens in Hastinapura
  7. Yudhishtira’s questions to Arjuna
  8. Arjuna’s feelings of separation from Krishna
  9. Pandavas retire

 

Session 5: Sunday 6.30-8.00 pm

CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION PERSPCTIVES

by Caitanya Caran Das

 

When words work - and when they don’t (1.13)

  1. Theme 1: Break ground, not hearts 
  2. Theme 2: The test and taste of friendship
  3. Theme 3: The question of timing 

 

 

 

 

MODULE 5

Character of King Parikshit (Chapters 16-19)

26-27 Sep 2020

 

 

Session1: Saturday 10.00 am-12.30 pm

FLOW OF CHAPTERS

by Gauranga Das

  1. Glory of Parikshit
  2. Dharma’s questions to Dharani
  3. Dharani’s lamentation
  4. Parikshit chastises Kali
  5. Parikshit gives residence to ironically surrendered Kali
  6. Eagerness of sages to hear Krishna katha
  7. Parikshit places dead snake on Samika rishi
  8. Sringi curses Parikshit
  9. Parikshit renounces everything 
  10. Parikshit meets Sukadeva Goswami

 

Session 2: Saturday 5.30 pm-8.00 pm

THEMATIC PERSPECTIVES

by Gauranga Darshan Das

  1. Theme 1: The Four pillars of Dharma
  2. Theme 2: Who is the cause of my suffering?
  3. Theme 3: The perfect trio
  4. Theme 4: The Inevitable will of God
  5. Theme 5: Blessing in Disguise
  6. Theme 6: The two most important questions of life

 

Session 3: Sunday 10.00-12.00 pm

BHAKTI PERSPECTIVES

by Balram Shakti Das

 

 

Session 4: Sunday 5.00-6.30 pm

ACHARYA PERSPECTIVES

by Madhav Gopal Das

  1. Glory of Parikshit
  2. Dharma’s questions to Dharani
  3. Dharani’s lamentation
  4. Parikshit chastises Kali
  5. Parikshit gives residence to ironically surrendered Kali
  6. Eagerness of sages to hear Krishna katha
  7. Parikshit places dead snake on Samika rishi
  8. Sringi curses Parikshit
  9. Parikshit renounces everything 
  10. Parikshit meets Sukadeva Goswami

 

Session 5: Sunday 6.30-8.00 pm

CONTEMPORARY APPLICATION PERSPCTIVES

by Caitanya Caran Das

 

From material loss to spiritual gain (1.16)

  1. Theme 1: Understanding various losses and their levels
  2. Theme 2: From what we lose to what is loose 
  3. Theme 3: Bhakti builds our memory treasury 

BHAGAVATA PURANA - CANTO 1

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Write any 5 essays on the following themes. Each 500 words. Base your essays on the first canto of Srimad Bhagavatam verses and purports. Substantiate your points by quoting relevant statements from Bhaktivedanta purports. In each essay quote one relevant sloka (not to be counted in the 500 words). 

 

1. Greatness and sweetness of Srimad Bhagavatam

2. Selfless and seamless devotional service.

3. Preservation by propagation. 

4. Consciousness of a devotee in calamities. 

5. Purpose of Krishna's appearance 

6. Feelings of separation from Krishna

7. Spirit of a Srimad Bhagavatam speaker and hearer.  

8. Qualities of Rajarshis

9. Who is the cause of your suffering? 

10. Purity of Krishna's conjugal affairs 

11. Accepting the will of God

12. Endowment & withdrawal of powers by the Lord

13. Vaishnava aparadha

14. Summary of Kunti prayers with flow and links

15. Bhishmadeva prayers with flow and links

Please email us the document, after completion.