Bhakti As Per Sri Vallabhacharya

Mahaprabhu Shri Vallabhacharya emphasised upon Bhakti being originated from the Ananda attribute of Brahman and from the very grace of lord Shri Krishna. This concept is depicted in his teachings through the term Pushti as a pre-fix to Bhakti which primarily finds it’s origin in the Upanishads, Bhagawad Gita and its ultimate expression in Shrimad Bhagawatam.

In this Weekend with Wisdom, the speaker will be focus upon discussing various modes of Bhakti starting from Samhita of Vedas and Upanishads practiced for Atmalabha to Pauranic format of Navadha Bhakti, Tantriki Bhakti, Bhakti as a limb within Vidya Shakti of Bhagawan along with it’s salient features which is to be distinguished from Pushti Bhakti primarily; thereby concluding upon the Bhagawatiya mode of Nirguna, Nirupadhika and Nirhetuki Bhakti as enunciated by Shri Vallabhacharya.

Morning Session : 08AM to 10AM | 16.09.2023

Evening Session : 02PM to 04PM | 16.09.2023

Introduction To Ashtavakra Samhita

The Ashtavakra Samhita is a great text of Advaita Vedanta. It is a conversation between Ashtavakra and Janaka.

Janaka the King of Mithila seeks Moksha .Ashtavakra enlightens Janaka through a most illuminating logical conversation at the end of which Janaka becomes Jivanmukta.

This talk series will introduce the audience to the text.

Morning Session : 08:00to 10:00 AM, 20 Aug 2023

Evening Session : 05:00 to 07:00 PM, 20 Aug 2023

Glory Of Lalitha Trishati

Lalitha Trishati is one of the foremost maala mantras in which 300 names of the main shakti Sri Maharagni Lalitha Mahatripura Sundari is enumerated. Lalitha Trishati gives Sampoorna Tattva of Srividya which is Atmavidya and Mahavidya. This tremendous maala mantra has come from Sri Hayagriva who is Sri Mahavishnu Himself and who gave the upadesa to Agastya Maharshi by the orders of Bhagavati. The entire conversation between Sri Hayagriva and Agastya Maharshi is captured in Lalithopakyanam. This maala mantra explains Tri-kutas and how one should continue in the Bhakti Marga to attain Kaivalya in Bhagavati’s feet.

The Glory of Bhagavati Mahatripura Sundari as one who grants both worldly pleasure (Bhoga) and final liberation (Moksha) is captured in this verse:

यत्रास्ति भोगो नहिं तत्र मोक्ष:
यत्रास्ति मोक्षो नहिं तत्र भोग:
श्री सुन्दरी सेवन तत्पराणां,
भोगश्च मोक्षश्च करस्थ एव।

In this Weekend with Wisdom talks, Sri Manikanta Somayaji Terala will discuss Lalithopakhyana, the greatness of Lalitha Trishati, and will shed light on few names from Lalitha Trishati.

Morning Session : 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Evening Session : 04:00PM to 06:00PM