[INDOLOGY] Question about the Meeting of Jīva Gosvāmin and Mīrābāī

Blinderman, Radha rblinderman at g.harvard.edu
Fri Jul 2 21:20:13 UTC 2021

Dear Professor Williams,

A million thanks for kindly sharing this information!


On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 11:06 PM Tyler Williams <tylerwwilliams at gmail.com>

> Dear Radha,
> The episode is mentioned by Priyadas (himself a Gaudiya) in his commentary
> (the *Bhaktirasabodhinī*, 1712 CE) on the *Bhaktamāl  *(ca. 1600) of
> Nabhadas (Ramanandi). The modern commentator, Rupkala, gives further detail
> about the episode in his edition of the *Bhaktamāl *(which includes
> Priyadas's commentary). I will send a pdf of the section of the text on
> Mirabai, which includes the relevant episodes.
> I'd like to acknowledge John S. Hawley, who introduced me to this part of
> the text years ago (he also created the pdf), and point out that James
> Hare's unpublished dissertation on the *Bhaktamāl *and *Bhaktirasabodhinī* is
> still the best scholarly source on these works.
> Best,
> Tyler Williams
> University of Chicago
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 7:46 AM Blinderman, Radha <
> rblinderman at g.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> Dear Scholars,
>> I have a question about the story about the meeting of Jīva Gosvāmin and
>> Mīrābāī which supposedly happened when she first came to Vrindavan–it is
>> widely known in the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava tradition, but I only heard it
>> transmitted viva voce and never came across any written sources for this
>> story. If anyone knows of a text that mentions it or is likely to mention
>> it, please do let me know.
>> आदरपूर्वकं भवदीया,
>> राधिका
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