A discourse given on June 15, 2005 in Badger, California, by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja, based on Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s book, Śrī Śrīmad Bhāgavata Arka Marīcimāla, which means “A Garland of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Verses.”
The Truth of the Soul
The subject matter regarding the established philosophical truths of the living entity (jīva-tattva) is very advanced. Still it is essential to know, especially for those who actively share spiritual topics with others. Lucid knowledge of philosophical truths is the foundation of a strong spiritual life.
At the present moment we have just passed through five thousand years of the Kali-yuga, which lasts 432,000 years. Before this there was the Dvapara-yuga (800,000 years), and before that there was Treta-yuga (1,200,000 years). Thus, some 2,005,000 years ago, Manu spoke the Bhagavad-gita to his disciple and son Maharaja Iksvaku, the king of this planet earth. ..
By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada
Devotion to God is attained by associating with those who serve both Him and His devotees. They have made service to God the very essence of their life. They have made the narrations of the names, appearance, attributes and sports of God the mainstay of their existence and they are always engaged in discoursing about them.
From the booklet Beyond Liberation.
Based on the wonderful teachings of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja.
CAN YOU SHOW ME GOD?
Once, in India, there was a king who desired to see God. Calling for his chief minister, he asked, "Can you show me God? Can you clearly tell me what God is doing?" The minister, although highly learned, could not immediately think of an appropriate answer to the king's question, so he requested that the king grant him three days to determine a suitable reply. The king agreed but cautioned that an unsatisfactory answer would drastically reduce his faith in him as a minister. The minister returned to his residence and, with much intensity, researched all of the books in his library with the hope of finding an acceptable answer to the king's question.
By Tridandisvami Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja.
Most people, especially non-Indians, have no knowledge about sanatana-dharma. They think that India is a place of poverty; but we have come from such a great Bharata (India) that if one hears and even slightly follows its message, his life will be successful. We have not come to beg, but to give something. We have come to give the message by which all can stop hankering for material possessions, and by which all can be happy.
Gopal and the Schoolboy
by Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja
A mother has a six or seven year old son. She wanted to admit him into primary school so that he could get some education, but the school was a little far away. Still she told the boy that he should go every day to the school in the morning.
So, the boy started going. On the path to the school, he had to pass through a jungle where there were some
Our vision should be that it is all nectar
By Srila BR Sridhara Maharaja
Our inner wealth can be discovered only by the help of sadhu, guru, and scripture. Our vision should be that it is all nectar, but we have drawn a screen