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Mahabharata: The Great War and World History

By-Jahnava Nitai Das

Articles on Hinduism



"In the Mahabharata, the war seemed to have affected the whole world. We don’t find so many references to such of a huge event in other cultures. Why are there no references to a great world event?"



There is reference to a great war both in the Mayan culture and in old Chinese traditions. They speak about a huge war that happened long, long ago; but they give no details. They only knew that such a war had… Continue

Added by Pranab Kumar Modak on September 30, 2011 at 11:08pm — 2 Comments


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So coming to Vrindavan?!

Coming to Vrindavan?!
We have to understand that the Holy Dham is controlled…
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Never Ending Criticism

Once there was an old man and a young boy who were traveling with a donkey. The young man was leading the donkey and the old man was riding on the donkey. When they passed through a small village, some of the townspeople yelled abuse, "Look at this old man taking advantage of this poor young boy! What a rascal!" After they had passed through the village, the old man said, "We had better swap over, otherwise they will abuse us in the next village." So then they swapped with the old man leading… Continue

Added by Artha Kadamb on September 30, 2011 at 12:46pm — 2 Comments


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Thought Of The Day

A materialistic person is captivated by so many objects of sense gratification. That is his prison house. The state laws, if you are criminal, they put him into the jail. But natures law is such that you dont require... Your senses will keep you intact in jail. You dont require to be handcuffed. The senses are so strong that it will keep you in this material world.(Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.40), Los Angeles, 18.12.1973

By H.D.G. Srila Prabhupada

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The Prasadam Addict

 

 

 

The Prasadam Addict

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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - Evening class

Evening class



That evening Srila Prabhupada continued to speak on Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 9, verse 2 on the subject of Raja Vidya, the king of knowledge. Krsna consciousness, he explained, was the solution to all problems -- and all problems were due to forgetfulness of Krsna. Prabhupada gave a very clear analogy: a small screw, that is part of a big machine has value and can function normally only if connected to the machine. If separated, however, it is… Continue

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 3 Chapter 3 Text 14

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 3 Chapter 3 Text 14

kiyan bhuvo 'yam ksapitoru-bharo

yad drona-bhismarjuna-bhima-mulaih

astadasaksauhiniko mad-amsair

aste balam durvisaham yadunam





kiyan -- what is this; bhuvah -- of the earth; ayam -- this; ksapita -- abated; uru -- very great; bharah -- burden; yat -- which; drona -- Drona; bhisma -- Bhisma; arjuna -- Arjuna; bhima -- Bhima; mulaih -- with the help; astadasa -- eighteen; aksauhinikah -- phalanxes of military… Continue

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How Do Time and Karma Act?

Question: How Do Time and Karma Act?



Honorable sir,



I want to know how do time and karma act in bringing the result of one's past deeds. I am in the growing stage of Krishna consciousness, and I have a lot of trouble on the job. It affects me spiritually. What can I do to sustain my Krishna consciousness?



Thank you,



N. Kathikeyan





Answer: They Act to Free You From Past Sins.



To sustain your Krishna consciousness in times of… Continue

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‘HH Lokanath Goswami’s Simple Nature’ by HH Radhanath Swami

H H RADHANATH SWAMI

I would like to welcome my senior and worshipable God-sister who is very very dear to Srila Prabhupad and all Vaishnavas. The illustrious wife of His Grace Bhurijan Prabhu. Let us very enthusiastically welcome Jagatarini Mataji. So actually I felt that you did not…

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Thought Of The Day

The bondage is gunamayi maya, being wrapped up by the qualitative modes of nature. That is bondage. But if one is engaged in devotional service, he is not under this bondage because he knows things as they are.(Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.40), Los Angeles, 18.12.1973

By H.D.G. Srila Prabhupada

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Srila Viswanatha Cakravarti Thakura says about Holy Cow

Srila Viswanatha Cakravarti Thakura says “The cows are like cintamani jewels that can fulfill any desire. Their mooing is like beautiful poetry. Their happy calves are like the pleasant summer. They always raise their ears to hear Krsna’s flute. As they wander the earth, they resemble the bubbles of the milk ocean, the chuckles of Lord Siva and the infant children of the moonlight.” These cows are very dear to the Lord, and if we want to please Him, we must take care of them and protect… Continue

Added by Ravi Chandran on September 29, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Stop Killing Cows

“..It is Abosultely wrong to kill cows, however you look at it. There is no excuse, it is wrong, wrong, wrong. It is bad for your health, bad for environment, bad for the soul. Any way you look at it cow killing is wrong.”

http://www.narottam.com/category/personalities/cows/

Added by Ravi Chandran on September 29, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

The Actual Husband

the actual husband



Posted on September 22, 2011

Filed under BVKS Sanga



Krsna is the original master or husband of everyone, and all other living

entities, having taken the form of so-called husbands, or wives, are dancing

according to His desire. A so-called husband may unite with his wife for

sense gratification, but his senses are conducted by Hrsikesa, the master of

the senses, who is therefore the actual husband.



>>> Ref.… Continue

Added by Ravi Chandran on September 29, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

Try to Satisfy Krsna

Try to satisfy Krsna



Posted on September 26, 2011

Filed under BVKS Sanga



Material civilization means to endeavor for one’s personal benefit. The same

thing should be done, but for the benefit of Krsna. So Krsna does not want

any benefit from you. He is quite competent. He does not want. But if you do

for Krsna, then you are benefited. This is the secret. Krsna says, patram

puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati: [Bg. 9.26] “If you give… Continue

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The Plan of the Lord

the plan of the Lord



Posted on September 27, 2011

Filed under BVKS Sanga



SB 1.9.16 text:



O King, no one can know the plan of the Lord [Sri Krsna]. Even though great

philosophers inquire exhaustively, they are bewildered.



From Srila Prabhupada’s purport:



…since time immemorial no one, including such demigods as Siva and Brahma,

could ascertain the real plan of the Lord. So what can we understand about

it? It is useless… Continue

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The Greatest Charity

The Greatest Charity



Posted on September 28, 2011

Filed under BVKS Sanga



As far as charity is concerned, it is plain that charity should be given to

the devotees of Krsna who are engaged in His devotional service to spread

the Krsna philosophy, or Krsna consciousness, throughout the world.



If one gives some amount of his money to persons involved in distributing

Krsna consciousness, that charity, given to spread Krsna consciousness,… Continue

Added by Ravi Chandran on September 29, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Lord Buddha by His Holiness Indradyumna Swami

“The Lord decorates His devotees with all saintly qualities so that the common man can recognize him and follow him back to the spiritual sky.”

http://www.narottam.com/category/personalities/lord-buddha/

Added by Ravi Chandran on September 29, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Holy name – the Sound Incarnation of the Lord Delivers the Devotee by His Holiness Indradyumna Swami

“Like the other incarnations, holy name – the sound incarnation of the Lord delivers the devotees, annihilates the demoniac mentality and establishes dharma. Therefore, having obtained the association of the holy name, one should feel very fortunate and spread its glories far and wide.”

Source: http://www.narottam.com/category/personalities/guru-parampara/madhvacarya/

Added by Ravi Chandran on September 29, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments


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Forget and Forgive

A Story



A kindergarten teacher decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.



So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some… Continue

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Q& A Round

1.  Karma, Jnana, Dhyana and Bhakti all are attached to the word Yoga so what is Yoga Siddhi? 

  
I will try to the best of my ability to answer the questions below. These are not my realizations, Im just repeating what Iv learnt from Prabhupad and my gurus so far.
 
 
Ans. 1)Yoga means connecting to God.Karma Yoga means connecting to God through our karmas,Gyan Yoga…
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