“O Lakshmana, do you rule this earth with Me. You are like My second self, so this glorious opportunity has been presented to you as well. O Saumitra, do you enjoy all the pleasures you desire and the fruits of the regal life. My life and this kingdom I covet for your sake alone.” (Lord… Continue reading Five Reasons The Temple Atmosphere Is Peaceful
Śrīla Prabhupāda said: There are hundreds of thousands of other names of Lord Visnu, and each one of them is as powerful as the Lord Himself. One can constantly chant any one of such names of the Lord and thereby constantly associate with Him. There are no hard and fast rules for chanting such names.… Continue reading Srila Prabhupada Teachings & Quotes
In the previous episode, we were at the midst of a beautiful event, wherein the two childhood friends, Bhagawan Krishna and Sudhaama (Kuchela) met after so many years. As Sudhaama hesitatingly sets out on his journey to meet his friend Krishna, it was as if Bhagawan Krishna was expecting Sudhaama’s arrival more eagerly than Sudhaama… Continue reading Episode # 328 – Bhagawan Krishna “TEMPTS” Sudhaama to disclose his problems!!!
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] tatrāpaśyat sthitān pārthaḥ pitṝn atha pitāmahān ācāryān mātulān bhrātṝn putrān pautrān sakhīṁs tathā śvaśurān suhṛdaś caiva senayor ubhayor api [Bg. 1.26] tān samīkṣya sa kaunteyaḥ sarvān bandhūn avasthitān kṛpayā parayāviṣṭo viṣīdann idam abravīt [Bg. 1.27] Prabhupāda: That’s alright.… Continue reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is 1.26-27 Purport
“As the director of different kinds of clouds, Indra called for the samvartaka. This cloud is invited when there is a need to devastate the whole cosmic manifestation. The samvartaka was ordered by Indra to go over Vrindavana and inundate the whole area with an extensive flood. Demonically, Indra thought himself to be the all-powerful… Continue reading Thunder And Lightning The Gods Take Revenge
In the previous episode, we had witnessed the commencement of one of the most beautiful and interesting “Charitras” of Shrimad Bhaagawatha Puraana – The “Kuchela-Upaakhyaanam”. Kuchela, as we’ve seen was none other than Sudhaama, Bhagawan Krishna’s childhood friend. Eventually, as years rolled by, both friends parted ways and started leading their own lives in different… Continue reading Episode # 327 – Bhagawan Krishna welcomes Sudhaama overwhelmingly!!!
Śrīla Prabhupāda said: The Lord of the creative energy is called Anantasayana. The material energy is impregnated by the glance of this feature of the Lord and is then able to give birth to all organic and inorganic matter. The Anantasayana sleeps on the bed of Sesanaga, who has a form like a serpent but… Continue reading Srila Prabhupada Teachings
Today’s Vivekananda Quote The ancient Hindus were wonderful scholars, veritable living encyclopedias. They said, “Knowledge in books and money in other people’s hands is like no knowledge and no money at all.” Retreat given at the Thousand Island Park, USA. July 7, 1895. Complete Works, 7. 40.
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] yotsyamanan avekse ‘ham ya ete ‘tra samagatah dhartarastrasya durbuddher yuddhe priya-cikirsavah [Bg. 1.23] [leads chanting of synonyms] yotsyamānān—those who will be fighting; avekṣe—let me see; aham—I; ye—who; ete—those; atra—here; samāgatāḥ—assembled; dhārtarāṣṭrasya—the son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra; durbuddheḥ—evil-minded; yuddhe—in… Continue reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is 1.23 Purport by Srila Prabhupada
Sage Narada was a great musician. And he also played the veena beautifully. He became proud of his talent and thought he was the best musician in all the three worlds. One day, as Narada was moving across the skies singing the Lord’s glory, Hanuman and his mother Anjana Devi saw him. She pointed out…… Continue reading Hanuman: The Music Maestro!