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Mundane Morality and Service to the Supreme Lord

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī
Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Mundane Morality and Service to the Supreme Lord
“Pārthiva nīti and Hari-seva”

By Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

This article was originally posted by the Rays of The Harmonist team. Please see the credits at the end of the article

The following is an editorial note from the original Bengali publication of this letter:

The topics of this letter are as follows:

It is essential to


All Great Souls Aspire To Know About Him


SB 1.16:26-30
How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

In Him (Lord Krishna) reside (1) truthfulness, (2) cleanliness, (3) intolerance of another's unhappiness, (4) the power to control anger, (5) self-satisfaction, (6) straightforwardness, (7) steadiness of mind, (8) control of the sense organs, (9) responsibility, (10) equality, (11) tolerance, (12) equanimity, (13) faithfulness, (14) knowledge, (15) absence of sense enjoyment, (16) leadership, (17) chivalry, (18) influence, (19) the power to make everything possible, (20) the discharge of proper duty, (21) complete independence, (22) dexterity, (23) fullness of all beauty, (24) serenity, (25) kindheartedness, (26) ingenuity, (27) gentility, (28) magnanimity, (29) determination, (30) perfection in all knowledge, (31) proper execution, (32) possession of all objects of enjoyment, (33) joyfulness, (34) immovability, (35) fidelity, (36) fame, (37) worship, (38) pridelessness, (39) being (as the Personality of Godhead), (40) eternity, and many other transcendental qualities which are eternally present and never to be separated from Him. That Personality of Godhead, the reservoir of all goodness and beauty, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, has now closed His transcendental pastimes on the face of the earth. In His absence the age of Kali has spread its influence everywhere, so I am sorry to see this condition of existence.


Saranagati

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura


SARANAGATI

by Bhaktivinode Thakur( written in 1880-1897)

Click here if you want to read Saranagati together with the accompanying slokas (verses)

Introductory song

Out of compassion for the fallen souls, Sri Krisna Caitanya came to this world with His personal associates and divine abode to teache saranagati, surrender to the almighty Godhead, and to freely distribute ecstatic love of God, which is ordinarily very


THE MEANS TO THE ENDS

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

THE MEANS TO THE ENDS
A Lecture by Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja, Given in Holland June 28, 2002


Yoga Maya and Maha Maya


Srila-Bhakti-Pramode-Puri-Gosvami-Maharaja

Srila-Bhakti-Pramode-Puri-Gosvami-Maharaja


Yoga Maya and Maha Maya
by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Gosvami Maharaja

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written of the principle of energy. The three modes of material nature is material energy called 'Maha-Maya and is responsible fore the material activities like creation and destruction. As long as the living entity is engrossed in


Darwinism On The Way Out?


No matter how grand a scientific venture may be it certainly cannot capture the entire reality in its feast. Modern science cannot control cosmos, sun, planets, seasons, and so on and so forth. Hence, science confines itself to an


More Evidence Of Ancient Vedic Culture

First evidence of brain surgery in Bronze Age Harappa

We report here the first unequivocal case of ancient brain surgical practice, known as trepanation, observed ~4300 years agoin a Bronze Age Harappan skull. A decade ago, a Neolithic skull from Burzahom in the Kashmir Valley was reported with multiple trepanations as the first case from the Indian subcontinent. The trepa-nation, also called trephination or tre- phining, had been the oldest craniotomic surgical procedure practised by mankind since the Stone Age by way of


On God, Love, and Reincarnation

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

[Los Angeles, California: June 8, 1998]

[Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja:] Do you want to ask any questions?

[Elderly lady:] I don't know what to ask. What organization is this?

[Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja:] Bhudhara prabhu can answer.

[Bhudhara dasa:] There is very little organization actually. This is all happening by God's grace. This is Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja. He is a teacher and a guru, and he lives in Mathura, India. He is a scholar and a writer, and he gives lectures. Many people come and listen to him talk about God, as well as high topics about God. He talks about how one can


Krishna Consciousness Is A Science

Krishna Consciousness Is A Science.
By Devarsi

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The Hare Krishna Philosophy is more a science and philosophy than a religion and is factually better described as a science; we are Vaishnavas, teachers of the science of self realization and the study of consciousness. Religion can include or exclude. We're open to everybody. Some people think that we are Hindus because this science originated in India, but we are not Hindus. This science of self realization has been in existence tens of thousands years before Hinduism and is explained in the oldest philosophical literature of the World the Vedas, it is completely timeless and ever fresh, independent of any social or political circumstances.

It is a release from the materialistic effects of this age and does not depend on anyone’s faith, colour, or nationality. All life must have naturally and logically the same source and we believe that when we are consciously connected with that original source of life, that we are properly situated and can make real progress towards pure love and happiness. We like to promote the idea of such love and peace and a better world. We are also fully vegetarian, opposed to killing or harming life in whatever shape it appears. In the whole ancient history of Vaishnavism there has never ever been an occasion where Vaishnavas have attacked another religion, society or country. Our life style is based on simple living and high thinking. We are completely non sectarian and also completely non political.

We are a serving society and have a deep desire to understand more about our real meaning in this world and our existence. Our idea is not to convert people from other religions or faith, or to be in competition with them, we simply disperse information from the Vedas and whatever people do with it, is up to them. We are also a non profit making society and registered charity, all our public outreach programs depend on donations.

Life is hard in this world and we try and teach others how to meditate and have a peaceful existence. Most people do not know how much more fulfilled and at home they could be with each other, if they would consider to adapt even a small aspect from this ancient philosophy into their life’s. Inside, we're all the same, no matter who we are or where we come from, the human society is one big family, no matter what our race, colour or religion is. Everyone wants to become happy, everyone is fed up with wars and conflicts. Somehow, we will be getting there and Krishna Consciousness is very supportive and helping to achieve this. It is something everybody can do.

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Windows To The Spiritual World

His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

A lecture by His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

From the Divine Devotional Classic Caitanya Caritamrta

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Sri_Caitanya_Caritamrta

The Spiritual Masters
Chapter 1 Text 16 Given in Hyderabad on April 9, 1975


Devotee: "In a temple of jewels in Vrndavana, underneath a desire tree, Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne.