WORSHIPING GOVARDHANA HILL

 

By Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
While engaged with the brāhmaṇas who were too involved in the performance of Vedic sacrifices, Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma also saw that the cowherd men were preparing a similar sacrifice in order to pacify Indra, the King of heaven, who is responsible for supplying water. As stated in the Caitanyacaritāmṛta, a devotee of Kṛṣṇa has strong and firm faith in the understanding that if he is…



CLEARING TWO SEEDS OF APASIDDHANTA

Mukunda das Prabhu

 

Clearing two seeds of apasiddhanta
By Mukunda das Prabhu

1. Guru does not have to be a realized soul

2. The Ritvik System of post samadhi initiation was ordered by Srila Prabhupada .

I have decided there is no better way to answer these two points of controversy than to post Srila Prabhupadas own words on both subjects , though I have inquired and heard from several realized Vaishnavas on the matter Srila Prabhupada is a mutually accepted authority on the subject hence to give the best forum for discussion without the argument that one person accepts one Vaishnava but not another, for this reason we will use only Srila Prabhupadas direct words.



LIVING STILL IN SOUND

Sripad Bhaktivedanta Bhagavat Maharaja

LIVING STILL IN SOUND
by Bhagavat Maharaja

Yesterday was Srila Haridasa Thakuras Disappearance day in USA. So I thought I would discuss the Poem that Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura wrote regarding his disappearance.

I am in the process of writing my thesis on transcendental sound vibration, its difference from material sound and how transcendental sound manifests in the material world. Recently I was focusing on a statement by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura concerning the continuation of the manifest presence of the transcendental sound vibration within this world. I would like to present to you some of the realizations I had in this regard.

He reasons ill who tells that Vaishnavas die
When thou art living still in sound.
The Vaishnavas die to live and living
Try to spread the holy life around!

This is part of poem written by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura while contemplating on Srila Hari Das Thakura’s Samadhi. There are a number of devotees who like to quote this verse as evidence that the tape recordings of the pure devotee are the continuation of and manifest presence of the transcendental sound vibration of the pure devotee. Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura wrote this poem in 1871. Therefore this verse was written six years before the Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison. Furthermore it was written about someone who most certainly was manifest and left this world in an era when no such recording device existed. If we consider this carefully an intelligent person would inquire what the intention of the author was when he said that the person is living still in sound. What sound? From where will the sound of the personality Srila Hari Das Thakura come from since there are no tape recordings of him speaking? How will we hear this sound?



Sri Radhastami 2017

 

Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day Lecture

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

[August 30, 1968, Montreal, Canada]

Now today is our Radhastami ceremony. So, so far Radharani, Radharani, today is the birthday of Srimati Radharani.



IF HE HAD NOT COME

 

Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya

 

By Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
August 25, 2008

[This year, 2017, the auspicious appearance day of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja is on August 16 (in America). The following is a first-time-published transcription of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja glorifying Srila Prabhupada twelve years ago on this same day (August 28, 2005: Mathura). Such hari-katha is always fresh and new, just as Sri Krsna’s words spoken to Arjuna 5,000 years ago are fresh and new even now:]



HAPPY JANMASTAMI TO ALL


Sri Krishnachandrastakam by Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami

ambudAJjanendra-nIla-nindi-kAnti-DambaraH
kuGkumodyad-arka-vidyud-aMzu-divyad-ambaraH
zrImad-aGga-carcitendu-pItanAkta-candanaH
svAGghri-dAsyado stu me sa ballavendra-nandanaH

His abundantly beautiful complexion belittles the splendour of combined rain-clouds, black eye cosmetics, and sapphires.His garments appear effulgent like a rising sun tinted like kunkum powder and enhanced by shining bolts of lightning.His perfectly-formed limbs are anointed with sandalwood paste mixed with camphor and saffron. May Sri Krishna, the Son of the king of the cowherd men, grant me the service of His own lotus feet.



THE FORGOTTEN VEDIC MIDDLE EAST





By James Robinson Cooper



HOW TO PERCEIVE THE SOUL & SUPER SOUL WITH THE INTELLIGENCE.

Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM 2nd CANTO 2nd CHAPTER TEXT 35
By Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

bhagavān sarva-bhūteṣu
lakṣitaḥ svātmanā hariḥ
dṛśyair buddhy-ādibhir draṣṭā
lakṣaṇair anumāpakaiḥ

 

TRANSLATION
The Personality of Godhead Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is in every living being along with the individual soul. And this fact is perceived and hypothesized in our acts of seeing and taking help from the intelligence.

 

PURPORT
The general argument of the common man is that since the Lord is not visible to our eyes, how can one either surrender unto Him or render transcendental loving service unto Him? To such a common man, here is a practical suggestion given by Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī as to how one can perceive the Supreme Lord by reason and



NRSIMHA CATURDASI

Lord Nrsimhadeva is an incarnation of Lord Krishna

For the occasion of Nrsimha Caturdasi, kindly read the following 2 synopses of lectures given by Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Maharaja

Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Maharaja

. The first lecture (given on Nrsimha Caturdasi 3rd of May 2015) shows that in order to develop Bhakti, one needs the association of a pure devotee – and in order to get the association of a pure devotee, one needs sukriti. The second lecture (given on the 24th of May 2016) explains, how one gets that initial sukriti. Towards the end have been added, some complementary quotes by Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Tridandiswami Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja.



THE INDOCHINESE PENINSULA AND ANCIENT VEDIC INDIA

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Observing the battlefield, the great emperor Ashoka surveyed the vanquished. For once his mind did not dwell upon victory, he saw only