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February 2019 Blog Posts (128)


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Mystic Experience and the Name of God

From Back to Godhead

By Achyutananda Das

Taking into account the many descriptions of Godhead found in ancient books, scriptures and the eternal wisdom heard by disciples from their venerable masters, the Absolute Truth may be defined as…

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Lord Nityananda Appearance Day

By Radhanath Swami

The Supreme Mercy of The two Lords

In Vedanta Sutra there is a famous – “anandamyo bhyasat”. This sloka explains the constitutional position of every living being. Everyone is looking for pleasure. The soul and it’s natural condition is…

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Sri Nityananda-trayodasi

 

We welcome you to the most auspicious observance of Sri Nityananda-trayodasi, the appearance day of Lord Nityananda Balarama. We shall read from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, the authorized biography of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates, Adi-lila, Chapter 5: “The Glories of Lord Nityananda Balarama.”

TEXT 1

vande…

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More Merciful than the Most Merciful!

Lord Caitanya is the most merciful incarnation of the Lord – yet there is someone who is even more merciful than Him. On the spiritual platform, perfection is not a limit but is ever-increasing; therefore the superlatively most merciful Lord can be superseded by someone who is even more merciful.

Who is more merciful than Lord Caitanya? Who is more merciful than the incarnation of Lord Krishna who appeared…

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The Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda

Speaker: Bhakti Vigna Vinasa Narasimha Swami

Venue: Sri Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir

Jaya Jaya Sri Caitanya Jaya Nityananda!

Jaya Advaitacandra Jaya Gaurabhakta vrnda!

So today the auspicious day of the appearance day of Lord Nityananda. We will attempt to speak some of the glories of Lord Nityananda for the…

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Sri Nityananda Prabhu–An Incarnation of Mercy

A Talk by Giriraj Swami 

Nityananda-trayodasi

Phoenix, Arizona

We welcome you on the most auspicious occasion of Sri Nityananda-trayodasi in the merciful presence of Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurahari and other Deities. We shall read two verses from Sri…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 15.15

TEXT 15
sarvasya caham hrdi sannivisto

mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca

vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyo

vedanta-krd veda-vid eva caham

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The all-powerful Personality of Godhead in His boar incarnation

Topic: Lord Varahadeva’s Appearance Anniversary

Verse: SB 3.18.2

Speaker: HH Bhakti Sundar Goswami

dadarsa tatrabhijitam dhara-dharam pronniyamanavanim agra-damstraya musnantam aksna sva-ruco ‘runa-sriya jahasa caho vana-gocaro mrgah

TRANSLATION: He saw there the all-powerful Personality…

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17th Anniversary of ISKCON Desire Tree - Nityananda Trayodasi

Today is Nityananda Trayodasi, the auspicious appearance day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. On the same tithi in the year 2002, ISKCON Desire Tree was started. 
Today, we have 34 full time devotees round the clock trying their best and working hard in service of the vaishnava…
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Varahadeva’s Appearance Day

Today is Varaha-dvadasi, Lord Varaha’s appearance day. Srila Prabhupada spoke on this occasion in Los Angeles on February 18, 1970:

“Today is the incarnation day of Lord Krishna’s appearing as the Boar. He lifted the world when it was submerged within the water of Garbhodaka Ocean. The…

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Doyal (Merciful) Nitai

By Dwaipayan De

Srila Vrindavan Das Thakura has written one song whose first few lines are as follows:

are bhai nitai amara dayara avadhi 

jivera karuna kari dese dese phiri phiri

prema-dhana yace nirabadhi

Here Vrindavan Das Thakura sings the glories of Lord Nitai who wanders from one place to another,…

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The death of my father and the most unprecedented Mercy of Lord Nityananda



Gaur Krsna Dasi: In this lifetime, I have never met with death face to face. Finally that opportunity came to me recently, when my father got really ill and weak and finally left his body in our hands. As an aspiring devotee (who is trying to…

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The Battle Between Boar and Hiranyaksha By BVV Narasimha Swami

So on the occasion of Varaha’s appearance day, we are reading a verse in relation this pastime. This is from Canto Three, Chapter Eighteen “The Battle Between Boar and Hiranyaksa”, Text number two.

dadarsa tatrabhijitam dhara-dharam

 pronniyamanavanim agra-damstraya…

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Five most Potent forms of Devotional Service

By Jaya Gaursundar Dasa GauraVanacari

There are two forms of bhakti: cestā-rūpa and bhāva-rūpa bhakti, as distinguished by Rūpa Gosvāmī. Cestā-rūpa -bhakti is the external form of bhakti, the activity you perform with your body and senses. These are the 64 practices of devotional service described in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu. The second kind of bhakti – bhāva-rūpa…

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Prayers in Praise of Nitai

Srimati Dasi: Gaurasundara gently said with a smile, “We are all very fortunate to have a great devotee like You among us. We consider that today our lives have become successful for we have seen Your flowing tears of prema.”

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Lord Nityananda Trayodasi By Gour Govinda Swami

Nitai Guna-Mani amar

Srila Locana Dasa Thakura

Sri Caitanya Mangala

 

“My Lord Nityananda is the Jewel of all Transcendental Qualities”

(1)

nitai guna-mani amar, nitai guna-mani

aniya premer banya bhasailo avani

(2)

premer banya loiya nitai aila gauda-dese

dubilo bhakata-gana dina hina…

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Lord Nityananda Delivers the Thieves By Mohini Radha Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

A gang intent on stealing Lord Nityananda’s jewelry eventually surrenders to Him, and He mercifully awards them pure love of God.

When I was eight or nine years old, my parents took me to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. After meandering through myriad halls and galleries, we came across…

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Appearance of Sri Varahadeva

Topic: Maharaj Prthu’s Going Back Home Verse: SB 4.23.17 Occassion: Appearance of Sri Varahadeva Speaker: HG Hari Sauri Prabhu

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So today is the transcendental appearance day of Lord Varaha. We have got the regular Bhagavatam verse on the board from Prthu Maharaj’s going back to Godhead.…

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Varahadeva’s Appearance Day

Transcript of HH Bhakti Gauravani Goswami’s class.

Kindly transcribed by Madhumati Priyasakhi DD and edited by Sarasvati Priya DD.

From Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir

Speaker: HH Bhakti Gauravani Goswami

Subject: Varahadeva’s Appearance Day

Maharaj sings “Dasavatara Stotra by Jayadeva…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 15.14

TEXT 14
aham vaisvanaro bhutva

praninam deham asritah

pranapana-samayuktah

pacamy annam catur-vidham

SYNONYMS…
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