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Summary of the Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha

From Śrī Babaji’s commentary on the Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha, Anuchheda 183

Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī concludes his lengthy investigation into the existential reality of Kṛṣṇa’s being Svayaṁ Bhagavān. The conclusion that he reaches in this anuccheda constitutes the heart and the uniqueness of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. We summarize here his conclusions drawn from this anuccheda and throughout Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha :

  1. Kṛṣṇa is Svayaṁ Bhagavān.
  2. He has three manifestations in three abodes, namely, Dvārakā, Mathurā, and Vṛndāvana.
  3. In all three abodes, He exists eternally with His eternal associates.
  4. His līlā is of two types, namely, prakaṭa and aprakaṭa.
  5. Both the prakaṭa and aprakaṭa – līlās are eternal.
  6. The aprakaṭa – līlā has two divisions, svārasikī and mantropāsanā – mayī .
  7. The self – identity (abhimāna) and mood (bhāva) of Kṛṣṇa’s associates are the same in both the prakaṭa and the aprakaṭa – līlās , as well as in the svārasikī and mantropāsanā – mayī – līlās .
  8. Although the parakīyā relation is not accepted by the sahṛdayas as appropriate for rasa , this rule is not applicable in the case of Kṛṣṇa.
  9. Kṛṣṇa’s līlā in Dvārakā and Mathurā is replete with majesty (aiśvarya).
  10. His līlā in Vṛndāvana is full of the most charming endearment (mādhurya).
  11. Vṛndāvana is also called Vraja and Gokula.
  12. Goloka is a vaibhava-prakāśa of Gokula.
  13. In Vraja, Kṛṣṇa’s supreme mādhurya is manifest with the gopīs .
  14. The gopīs , although direct manifestations of Kṛṣṇa’s antaraṅgā – śakti , have the mood of parakīyā.
  15. The loving sentiment (prema) manifests to its highest degree through the parakīyā mood.
  16. The purpose of Kṛṣṇa’s prakaṭa – līlā is to renew and, hence, intensify the love between Him and His associates.
  17. Among the gopīs , Śrīmatī Rādhikā Devī is supreme.

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  1. The aprakaṭa – līlā has two divisions, svārasikī and mantropāsanā – mayī .

    What is the difference between these two?

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