The Shastra Charcha recordings themselves capture informal meetings between Babaji and his students and guests at Jiva Vrindavan. The meetings took place during the previous Bhakti Ratna semester from January through March 2023. After the morning kirtan devotees would gather around Babaji and ask questions on a variety of śastric and devotional subjects and pose practical day-to-day queries. Thus the name śāstra-charcha — discussion on śāstra, mostly scriptures relevant to Gaudiya Vaishnavism. In between Babaji also reads from the book Chitta-vinodini, “a collection of ślokas that entertain the heart.“
Ahankara has the characteristic of exaggerating and minimizing. Sadhus add 15-20 years to their age so people respect them for being old and wise. Women subtract 15-20 years from their age so people will think they are young and beautiful. This is the game of the ego.