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by Sri Krsna Dvaipayana VyasaHardcover (Edition: 2005)
Rasbihari Lal & Sons
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Many Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas have quoted verses from the Narada-pancaratra in their own works. Verses from the Narada-pancaratra have been quoted in the Bhakti-rsamrta-sindhu (1.2.11 and 13), the Laghu-bhagavatamrta (verse 147) and thirty-one times in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa.
The principal subject matter of this literature is Sri Krsna and it contains various names, mantras, prayers and kavacas related to Sri Radha-Krsna.
Vaisnava-dharma is the oldest religion. Indeed, worship of Lord Visnu is the eternal constitutional duty of all living entities. The Vaisnava religion is elaborately described in the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Vaisnava-dharma is also propagated in the Upanisads, wherein devotional service, which is the life and soul of Vaisnava-dharma, has been described in the form of codes.
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Sri Narada-pancaratra is an ancient Vaisnava literature that was compiled by Srila Vyasadeva. It deals with five branches of transcendental knowledge and was spoken by Lord Siva to the great sage Narada. Another name of this literature is Jnanmrtasara. The five types of knowledge described in this book are-knowledge of the Absolute Truth, knowledge of liberation, knowledge of devotional service, knowledge of mystic yoga, and knowledge in the mode of ignorance.
Sri Narada-pancaratra is an ancient Vaisnava literature that was compiled by Srila Vyasadeva. It deals with five branches of transcendental knowledge and was spoken by Lord Siva to the great sage Narada. Another name of this literature is Jnanamrtasara. The five types of knowledge described in this book are—knowledge of the Absolute Truth, knowledge of liberation, knowledge of devotional service, knowledge of mystic yoga, and knowledge in the mode of ignorance.
Many Gaudiya Vaiava acaryas have quoted verses from the Narada-pancaratra in their own works. Verses from the Narada-pancaratra have been quoted in the Bhakti-rasamtrasindhu (1.2.11 and 13), the Laghu-bhsgavatamrta (verse 147) and thirty-one times in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa. The principal subject matter of this literature is Sri Krsna and it contains various names, mantras, prayers and kavacas related to Sri Sri Radha Krsna.
Vaisnava-dharma is the oldest religion. Indeed, worship of Lord Visnu is the eternal constitutional duty of all living entities. The Vaisnava religion is elaborately described in the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Vaisnava-dharma is also propagated in the Upaniads, wherein devotional service, which is the life and soul of Vaisnava-dharma, has been described in the form of codes.
Since time immemorial, Vaisnava literature has been divided into two classes—Pancaratra and Vaikhanasa. A mention of paracaratra is found in the Sãnti-parva of the Mahabharata. There, it is stated that the main subject matter of this literature is the path of surrender, or unalloyed devotion. According to the rules and regulations that are prescribed in the Fan carãtra, surrender to the Supreme Lord is the ultimate goal of all living entities. As a result of engaging in various types of pious activities, one’s heart becomes purified so that one automatically develops the mood of surrender.
The performance of both pious and impious activities are described in the Pancaratra. As a yogi makes his mind suitable for samadhi by the practice of yama and niyama—the follower of the Pancaratra makes his heart suitable for the worship of Lord Vasudeva by the practice of regulative devotional service. That is why the pancaratra system of religion is considered to be the preliminary stage of unalloyed devotional service to the Supreme Lord. Devotional service in the mood of sänta and dasya is stressed in this literature. Pancaratra deals with the rules and regulations that are prescribed on the path of complete surrender to the Supreme Lord.
The word pancaratra has been mentioned in an ancient scripture called Satapathabrahmana, which is a part of the Vedic literature. There, it is said that Lord Narayaia Himself has appeared in five features as the Pancaratra. In another ancient literature called Abidudhnya Samhita, it is said that the Supreme Lord personally composed the Pancaratra and revealed in it His five fèatures—Para, Byuha, Vibhava, Antaryami and Arcca. According to some scholars, the five branches of knowledge contained in the Pancaratra are Saiva, Saura, Sakta, Gauapatya and Paupata. There is no doubt that the knowledge presented in the Pancaratra was greatly respected by the people of ancient India.
Sri Narada-pancaratrais divided into five rãtras, or sections, and each rãtras consists of a number of chapters. A description of the introduction and propagation of the Pancaratra system of religion is found in the Santi-parva of the Mahãbhãrata. It is stated therein that Brahma first received this knowledge from the Supreme Lord, Narayana. Then, in due course of time, Brahma taught it to the great sages known as Barhisat. Later on, this knowledge was handed down to King Abikampana and some time thereafter it was lost. Finally Brahma who was born on a lotus flower received this knowledge to Vivasvan who then handed it down to Manu. From Manu Iksvaku received this knowledge and from him it was spread throughout the universe. When the universe will be annihilated at the time of final dissolution this knowledge will be merged within the body of Lord Narayana.
|CHAPTER 1:||The glories of the Narada-pancaratra, as told by Srila Vyasadeva to Sukadeva||1|
|CHAPTER 2:|| Narada Muni hears a voice from the sky. The |
glories of the Lord's prasada, as told by Lord
Brahma to Sanatkumara
|CHAPTER 3:||The glories of Sri Krsna, as told by Lord Brahma to Sanat-Kumara||49|
|CHAPTER 4:||The glories of the Sri Krsna kavaca||75|
|CHAPTER 5:||Narada Muni receives the Sri Krsna kavaca||101|
|CHAPTER 6:||Conversation between Lomasa Rsi and Narada Muni||111|
|CHAPTER 7:||Narada Muni approaches the asrama of Mahadeva||131|
|CHAPTER 8:||Narada Muni's prayers to Mahadeva||157|
|CHAPTER 9:||Mahadeva instructs Narada Muni||169|
|CHAPTER 10:||The commencement of the great festival of Lord Brahma||181|
|CHAPTER 11:||The festival of Lord Brahma and presentations to Narada||205|
|CHAPTER 12:||Prayers offered to the Lord||217|
|CHAPTER 13:||Instructions by the Lord to the Gandharva, Upabarhana||241|
|CHAPTER 14:||Discussion of unchaste women||251|
|CHAPTER 15:||The deliverance of Narada Muni from his curse||285|
|CHAPTER 1:||Mahadeva instructs Narada||295|
|CHAPTER 2:||A description of the universe||309|
|CHAPTER 3:||The revelation of mantras of Sri Radha||335|
|CHAPTER 4:||The glories of Sri Radha||365|
|CHAPTER 5:||The Sri Radha-kavaca||381|
|CHAPTER 6:||The glories of Sri Radha further explained||399|
|CHAPTER 7:||Narada Muni inquires from Mahadeva about liberation from material bondage||409|
|CHAPTER 8:||Narada Muni inquires from Mahadeva about the practice of mystic yoga||425|
|Parvati Inquires From Mahadeva about the Process of|
Worshiping Lord Visnu
|The Performance of Nyasa and the Chanting of Mantras While|
Worshiping the Lord and His Various Energies
|An Explanation of Various Nyasas and Mantras||21|
|A Further Explanation of the Performance of|
|Meditation Upon Lord Krsna In His Transcendental |
|The Process of Worshiping Lord Krsna Whereby one|
Can attain Samipya-Mukti, the Liberation of Becoming
an Eternal associate of the Lord
|Instructions on Worshiping the Lord and His associates||63|
|Further Instructions on Worshiping the Lord and His|
|The procedure For Performing Fire Sacrifice||85|
|Service to Lord Krsna after Diksa. Meditation|
Upon Lord Krsna
|The Process of Worshiping Lord Krsna at Noon.|
Meditation Upon Lord Krsna
|Service to Lord Krsna In the Evening|
The Worship of the Gopis
|Worship of Lord Krsna In His Mantra Form The|
Process of Tarpana
|The Chanting of Various Mantras and Their Results||129|
|Description of Lord Krsna In Dvaraka||153|
|Mahadeva Narrates One Hundred and Eight Names|
of Lord Krsna to Narada Muni
|The Glories of Lord Visnu, as Described In a|
Conversation Between Parvati and Lord Siva
|The One Thousand Names of Lord Visnu, as told|
by Lord Siva to Parvati
|Narada Muni Glorifies Lord Visnu||269|
|The Trailokya-Mangala-Kavaca of Sri Krsna||277|
|Prayers to Lord Gopala||289|
|A Description of the Gopala-kavaca||295|
|The One Thousand Names of Lord Gopala||301|
|The Paraphernalia Used For Worshiping the Lord||357|
|Five Types of Worship||363|
|Twelve Kinds of Purification Practiced by Vaisnavas||71|
|Lord Krsna's Instructions For the Age of Kali||379|
|The Benefits of Chanting the Twelve-Syllable|
and Eighteen-Syllable Mantras
|Methods For Meditating Upon the Lord and|
|Further Descriptions of Meditation and|
Worship of the Supreme Lord
|The One Thousand Holy Names of Sri Radha||447|
|The Glories of the One Thousands Holy Names|
of Sri Radha
|The Sri Radha-Kavaca||513|
|An Explanation of the Meanings of Some of|
the Supreme Lord's Holy Names
|Worship of and Mediation on Sri Radha||533|
|The Practice of Mystic Yoga, or Mantra-Yoga||541|
|The Glories of Mystic Yoga||555|