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A new edition of Srila Jiva Goswami’s Gopala-champu, translated from the original Sanskrit by ISKCON guru and GBC Bhanu Swami, has just. So, too, is Jiva Goswami’s Gopal Champu, which is divided into two parts. The first part, purva, consists of thirty-three chapters that elaborately describe Krishna’s. Gopal Champu (by Srila Jiva Goswami) pt. 2. The realm of Gokula is full of all glories and opulences. As we will describe later in this book.

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Krishna’s childhood in Braj.

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The article I wrote in has been one of the most read on this site and still regularly attracts readers. I have said emphatically, “absolutely not,” because it is my feeling that this would completely destroy one of the principal themes of the book itself.

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krishna Gopal Champu (by Srila Jiva Goswami) pt. 2

Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s autobiography is an extremely interesting work, especially to one who is directly in disciplic succession from him. It was written as a letter to his son and disciple, my cgampu Sri Lalita Prasad Thakur, when he was only a boy of It is hard to understand what the purpose of such a confession would have been in that context. Lalita Prasad was born and brought up in a household where there was a shuddha sattvika diet of prasad.

cahmpu He had feelings of hero-worship …. This was written on the basis of Sundarananda Vidyavinode’s Sri Kshetra and intended for a devotee audience, as it was done on a commission by disciples of Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaj.

Gopala Champu 2: Krishna’s childhood in Braj

It has never been published. I decided to put this on line since there was a discussion on Facebook on the subject cham;u I thought I would revisit what I wrote here nearly twenty years ago.

This is from chapter ten on temple renovations. Even cjampu, with the deplastering and restoration program of the Archaeological Survey of India, many more such carvings on the temple came to light after being hidden for centuries.


For a devotee, the erotic depictions that cover the temple champpu something of a problem. If God is transcendental to this world, and if sexuality is the aspect of the materi…. Jiva Goswami spends several sections of the Bhakti Sandarbha explaining that bhakti is free of the material qualities.

At the same time, we have an apparently insurmountable dogma: The Holy Dham is not within the material qualities of nature. So we have to understand what that means.

The relevant verse here is the following from the Eleventh Canto, where K….