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Daso ‘smi
December 24, 2018 – 1:33 am | 3 Comments
Daso ‘smi

Don’t try to be perfect, that is the greatest disease.

Gopi-gita and Kirtana-mahima
December 13, 2018 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Gopi-gita and Kirtana-mahima

Hearing King Prataparudra recite the gopis’ glorification of Krishna kirtan, Sri Caitanya awoke from his trance as if answering to a trumpet. “Go on reciting! Go on reciting!” he cried to the king.

Practice Krishna Consciousness with Love and Affection
December 10, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Practice Krishna Consciousness with Love and Affection

Our position must be a substantial position and that will be to practice Krishna consciousness with love and affection, and submission.

Bhakti, Suffering, and Compassion
December 3, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Bhakti, Suffering, and Compassion

God may come to help the suffering jivas in the material world, but Jiva Gosvami’s point is that He is not moved by their suffering. He comes by His own will, otherwise He would become controlled by suffering.

Service is Dynamic
November 29, 2018 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Service is Dynamic

Under the guidance of a real acarya, whatever we do—whether it be cooking, looking after the cows, personal service, or so many other duties—that will have more value than my independent reading of Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Interpolation of Scripture
November 26, 2018 – 12:33 am | 28 Comments
Interpolation of Scripture

That there are different manuscripts of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is evidenced by the fact that acaryas have cited variations that are not present in other manuscripts. More importantly, however, the very nature of the Puranas lends itself to variation over time.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Eight
November 22, 2018 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Eight

The eighth and final verse of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada. Obeisances to Sri Sri Radha Damodara.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Seven
November 21, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Seven

Verse seven of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Six
November 19, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Six

Verse six of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada. A petition from the depths of the ocean of despair.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Five
November 17, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Five

Verse five of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada. Meditation upon Sri Krishna’s lotus face.

Radha-pada-darsana
November 15, 2018 – 12:33 am | 11 Comments
Radha-pada-darsana

Once per year, during Kartika, Srimati Radharani is dressed as Subala in commemoration of Subala-milana. It is only at this time that one can see Srimati Radharani’s lotus feet—radha-pada-darsana—only when she is in Subala-vesa.