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Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Aside from the 
  1. eight varistha-gopas and the 
  2. eight vara-gopis
sixty four gopis are considered most important. Their names are :

1. Ratnaprabha, 
2. Ratikala, 
3. Subhadra, 
4. Ratika, 
5. Sumukhi, 
6. Dhanistha, 
7. Kalahamsi, 
8. Kalapini, 
9. Madhavi, 
10. Malati, 
11. Candrarekha, 
12. Kunjari, 
13. Harini, 
14. Capala, 
15. Damni, 
16. Surabhi, 
17. Subhanana, 
18. Kurangaksi, 
19. Sucarita, 
20. Mandali, 
21. Manikundala, 
22. Candrika, 
23. Candralatika, 
24. Pankajaksi, 
25. Sumandira, 
26. Rasalika, 
27. Tilakini, 
28. Sauraseni, 
29. Sugandhika, 
30. Ramani, 
31. Kamanagari, 
32. Nagari, 
33. Nagavenika, 
34. Manjumedha, 
35. Sumadhura, 
36. Sumadhya, 
37. Madhureksana, 
38. Tanumadhya, 
39. Madhuspanda, 
40. Gunacuda, 
41. Varangada, 
42. Tungabhadra, 
43. Rasottunga, 
44. Rangavati, 
45. Susangata, 
46. Citrarekha, 
47. Vicitrangi, 
48. Modini, 
49. Madanalasa, 
50. Kalakanthi, 
51. Sasikala, 
52. Kamala, 
53. Madhurendira, 
54. Kandarpa-sundari, 
55. Kamalatika, 
56. Prema-manjari, 
57. Kaveri, 
58. Carukavara, 
59. Sukesi, 
60. Manjukesi, 
61. Harahira, 
62. Mahahira, 
63. Harakanthi, 
64. Manohara. 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Five Stages of Reciprocation

Transcendental devotional service has five stages of reciprocation:
1. The self-realization stage just after liberation from material bondage is called the santa, or neutral stage.
2. After that, when there is development of transcendental knowledge of the Lord's internal opulences, the devotee engages himself in the dasya stage.
3. By further development of the dasya stage, a respectful fraternity with the Lord develops, and above that a feeling of friendship on equal terms becomes manifest. Both these stages are called sakhya stage, or devotional service in friendship.
4. Above this is the stage of paternal affection toward the Lord, and this is called the vatsalya stage.
5. And above this is the stage of conjugal love, and this stage is called the highest stage of love of God, although there is no difference in quality in any of the above stages. The last stage of conjugal love of God is called the madhurya stage.
http://www.harekrsna.com/philosophy/associates/rasas.htm

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