An Excerpt From The Book
Bhakti-Rasayana The Nectar-Tonic of Pure Devotion by
Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja by
Gaudiya Vedanta Publications
The Peacocks Dance to Kṛṣṇa’s Flute Melody
After preparing lunch for Kṛṣṇacandra and Baladeva, Yaśodā along with Nanda Bābā follows Them for a great distance as They take the cows out to graze for the day. Finally, after bidding Them farewell for the day, they return home. After cooking for Kṛṣṇa, Śrīmatī Rādhikā and Her sakhīs return to Yāvaṭa. As Rādhikā’s sakhīs sit near Her, each of them in their own specific parties as taṭastha (neutral), svapakṣa (belonging to Rādhikā’a own group), and suhṛda (friendly), they all begin to meditate on Kṛṣṇa. They become deeply spellbound, and when He sometimes appears to their internal vision, they become enthralled in viraha-rasa. Seeing how Rādhikā is especially immersed in viraha-rasa and oblivious to all external considerations, the sakhīs call out to Her and bring even more remembrance of Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes to Her by speaking this verse:
During a morning walk in April of 1973, at Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Śrīla Prabhupāda discusses modern science and its high priests:
Śrīla Prabhupāda: “They claim to have millions of dollars’ worth of knowledge, but if you ask them a question, they simply give you a post-dated check. Why should we accept it? They cannot even produce a spear of grass through their biological or chemical experiments. Nonetheless, they are claiming that the creation is produced by some chemical or biological method. Why does no one question all this nonsense?”
TODAY IS THE ALL AUSPICIOUS APPEARANCE DAY
OF SRIMATI RADHARANI.
ALL GLORIES TO SRIMATI RADHARANI
Srila Prabhodananda Saraswati Thakura writes in his Sri Vrindavana Mahimamrta 14th chapter 4th verse.
“Śrī Rādhā Ṭhākurāṇī is the embodiment of mahābhāva. (mahabhava. adhirūḍha-mahābhāva — highly advanced ecstasy; CC Madhya 23.58.) She is the repository of all good qualities and the crest jewel among all the lovely consorts of Lord Kṛṣṇa.”
The Origin of the Living Entity
Friday, 2000, Badger (New Braja) California, USA
In his discourse below, Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja discusses a conversation between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Sanatana Gosvami, from Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami's book, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. Srila Sanatana Gosvami is playing the role of a conditioned soul who is seeking divine self-awareness and freedom from material miseries. He has inquired about his own true identity, beyond the body.
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja: Srila Sanatana Gosvami inquired from Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, "I have come to this world, but I do not know who I am. Who am I?"
From the writings of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
One Life Is Just a Flash in Time
From time immemorial the living entity travels in the different species of life and the different planets, almost perpetually. This process is explained in Bhagavad-gita: under the spell of maya, everyone is wandering throughout the universe on the carriage of the body offered by the material energy. Materialistic life involves a series of actions and reactions. It is a
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Dr. Daniel Coleman, associate editor of Psychology Today and author of The Varieties of Meditative Experiences, after studying the meditational techniques of members of the Krishna consciousness movement, said, "I found the Hare Krishna devotees to be well-integrated, friendly, and productive human beings. In a culture like ours, in which inner, spiritual development is almost totally neglected in favour of materialistic pursuits, we might have something to learn from their meditational practices."
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