Lecture given by Dulal Chandra dasa on June 20th, 2015 at Ananda Ashrama, Saragrahi on Sri Upadesamrta: Part 1
This introduction to Sri Upadesamrta sets the environment for further study by defining key components of devotional practice: What is the superlative qualities of the guru? What is the place of rules within the context of bhakti? How much influence can the sadhaka have on their spiritual development?
This lecture is based on Bhaktyaloka, a compilation of 12 articles written by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura drawn from the 2nd and 3rd verses contained in Sri Rupa Goswami’s Upadesamrta.