Bhakti-sandarbha (Module-1)

Course description :

About the book: Bhakti sandarbha is the fifth book among Ṣaṭ-sandarbhas. Compiled by Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, Ṣaṭ-sandarbhas are the foundational texts for Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava philosophy. Bhakti sandarbha discusses the abhidheya tattva. In this book the definition of bhakti, why we have to do bhakti only, who is eligible for bhakti, various types of bhakti, two categories of sādhana-bhakti: vaidhi and rāgānuga will be discussed.

Why should devotees study Bhakti-sandarbha?

One can develop strong faith in the process of bhakti and understand its subtleties so that one can develop proper mood for performing bhakti. It will also help in understanding obstacles in bhakti and how to remove them. One can understand that bhakti is the supreme method. It will also help you in convincing new people about the process of bhakti.

Bhakti-sandarbha was the only book among the Ṣaṭ-sandarbhas that Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura commented on and published during his lifetime.

In this course on Bhakti sandarbha, the mūla (main) text will be discussed line by line for better understanding of the subject matter. This course demands a minimum of 250 hours.

Course Contents –

  • Anucchedas 1-153
    • Establishing bhakti as the abhidheya from various conversations of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
    • Bhakti is possible everywhere, for everyone, at all times
    • Various characteristics of bhakti

Course materials – Bhakti-sandarbha mūla in Roman will be provided.

References: Bhakti-sandarbha translation by HH Bhānu Swami Maharaj.

Assessment plan – Assignments and Closed Book Tests

Course requirement (any pre-qualification)

  • Must be Bhakti-Sastri qualified or currently pursuing it.
  • The regulations to be followed during the close books exams. All students should agree for the following requirements regarding the online exam before taking admission to the course:-
    • All closed book exams will be conducted online (in cloud meetings).
    • Answers should be hand written, no electronic devices are allowed for typing.
    • Candidate should be having two devices live on cloud meetings. One will cover the candidate writing his answers as well as the screen of the front device. The second/front device will be used by the candidate to see the question paper shared in cloud meeting screen.
    • Immediately after the exam, the candidate has to scan his answer sheet in front of the front device camera & submit it to us via Google form.

Video Recordings of Live Sessions

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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 1 (Introduction) – 22nd June 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 2 (Anuched-1) – 23rd June 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 3 (Anuched-1) – 24th June 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 4 (Anuched-1) – 25th June 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 5 (Anuched-2) – 28th June 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 6 (Anuched-3-5) – 29th June 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 7 (Anuched-5-6) – 30th June 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 8 (Anuched-6-7) – 01st July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 9 (Anuched-8-11) – 02nd July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 10 (Anuched-11-14) – 05th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 11 (Anuched-15-17) – 06th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 12 (Anuched-18) – 07th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 13 (Anuched-18-21) – 08th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 14 (Anuched-22-23) – 09th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 15 (Anuched-24-26) – 13th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 16 (Anuched-26-27) – 14th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 17 (Anuched-27-29) – 15th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 18 (Anuched-30-35) – 16th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 19 (Anuched-36-40) – 19th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 20 (Anuched-41-44) – 20th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 21 (Anuched-44-48) – 21st July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 22 (Anuched-49-50) – 22nd July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 23 (Anuched-51) – 23rd July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 24 (Anuched-52-55) – 26th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 25 (Anuched-55-58) – 27th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 26 (Anuched-58) – 28th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 27 (Anuched-58) – 29th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 28 (Anuched-58,59,60,61) – 30th July 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 29 (Anuched-62) – 03rd Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 30 (Anuched-62) – 04th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 31 (Review of Question Bank for 1st exam) – 05th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 32 (Review of Question Bank for 1st exam) – 06th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 33 (Anuched-63, 64) – 10th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 34 (Anuched-65, 66) – 11th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 35 (Anuched-66, 67) – 12th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 36 (Anuched-67, 68, 69) – 13th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 37 (Anuched-70) – 16th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 38 (Anuched-71, 72) – 17th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 39 (Anuched-73, 74) – 18th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 40 (Anuched-75, 76, 77) – 19th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 41 (Anuched-78, 79, 80, 81) – 20th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 42 (Anuched-82, 83, 84) – 23rd Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 43 (Anuched-85, 86) – 24th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 44 (Anuched-85, 86) – 25h Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 45 (Anuched-86, 87) – 26th Aug 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 46 (Anuched-88-92) – 01st Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 47 (Anuched-92-93) – 02nd Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 48 (Anuched-94-95) – 03rd Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 49 (Anuched-96-97) – 06th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 50 (Anuched-97-98) – 07th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 51 (Anuched-99-100) – 08th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 52 (Anuched-100) – 09th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 53 (Anuched-100,101,102) – 10th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 54 (Anuched-102,103) – 13th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 54 (Anuched-104) – 15th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 55 (Anuched-105) – 16th Sep 2021
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Bhakti Sandarbha – Session 56 (Anuched-) – 17th Sep 2021

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Start Date: 20th June, 2021
Duration: 105 Hours
Video: 90 Mins Each
No. Of Sessions: 70
Sessions Per Week: 5
Days: Mon to Fri
Time: 06:30 to 08:00 PM IST