I was asked to read Bhagavat Gita. I find it difficult to read such a thick book.
Can anyone answer what is in Bhagavat Gita. I would like to know the answer in bullet points as I find it difficult to comprehend when it is in sentences.
Added by Netra on July 18, 2009 at 9:18am —
In ayurveda it is said:
gavyam pavitram ca rasayanam ca pathyam ca hrdyam balam buddhi syata
aayuh pradam rakt vikar hari tridosh hridrog vishapaham syata
Meaning: Cow urine panchgavya is great elixir, proper diet, pleasing to heart, giver of mental and physical strength, enhances longevity. It balances bile, mucous and airs. Remover of heart diseases and effect of poison.
For thousands of years, people in India have used cow… Continue
Added by _ghanshyam das on July 18, 2009 at 7:42am —
Ppl in general , usually neophytes who r engaged in the service of the the supreme lord sometyms some across as worried as 2 wat will happen if dey r not able 2 serve dear krishna properly...here r a few things dat id lyk 2 share ..
Well 1st nd foremost we shud always remember theat the Supreme Personality of Godhead is nvr evr overtaken by virtues of maya such as anger , lust , greed..etc he is always very sweet and loving 2 ne1 who tries to serve him with the ryt conciousness.....ive… Continue
Added by Kushagra Singh on July 17, 2009 at 1:01pm —
If you simply take little trouble to understand Krsna... That tapasya required: to read Krsna's instruction, Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, and try to understand Krsna. Because that tapasya, if you take little painful...It is not painful. It is very pleasing. But we avoid it. We think it is painful. "Ah! Who is going to read books? We are meant for selling books,not for reading books." This is not good. We should read also. That is tapasya. Saddhaya. That is tapasya. Don't think that simply… Continue
Added by Nitin on July 16, 2009 at 12:40pm —
If you ever love someone
Tell them so at once
Maybe you won’t get another chance, as
Tomorrow never comes.
If ever you see a needy soul
Do not hesitate to give a hand
Maybe you won’t get another chance as
Tomorrow never comes.
If someone ever does a favour,
Return the favour with thanks
Maybe you won’t get another chance as
Tomorrow never comes.
If some work needs to be done
Do not push it off for… Continue
Added by Sita devi dasi on July 15, 2009 at 8:03pm —
CHENNAI: The conch and the Sudarshana Chakra are unmistakable. Although the figures do not match popular images of Kirshna sporting a peacock feather, archaeologists are convinced that the coins are of Krishna, revered as an avatar of Vishnu.
"These square coins, dating back to 180- BC, with Krishna on one side and Balram on the other, were unearthed recently in Al Khanoun in Afghanistan and are the earliest proof that Krishna was venerated as a god, and that the worship had… Continue
Added by vedavidya on July 15, 2009 at 7:12pm —
The Lord's chest is the abode of the goddess of fortune. His moonlike face is the drinking vessel for eyes which hanker after all that is beautiful.His arms are the resting places for the administrative demigods. And His lotus feet are the refuge of pure devotees who never talk or sing of any subject except His Lordship.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.11.26 text
Added by Nitin on July 15, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Dear Friend Mahatmajee,
Please accept my respectful Namaskar. I am your unknown friend but I had to write to you at times and again although you never cared to reply them. I sent you my papers "Back to Godhead" but your secretaries told me that you have very little time to read the letters and much less for reading the magazines. I asked for an interview with you but your busy secretaries never cared to reply this. Anyway as I am your very old friend although unknown to you I am… Continue
Added by Guru Bhakti on July 15, 2009 at 8:33am —
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prahupada
nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
namaste saraswati devegaura-vani-pracharine nirvishesha-shunyavadi pashchatya-desha-tarine
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krsna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master,… Continue
Added by Netra on July 13, 2009 at 7:14pm —
Sanskrit is the one of the original language which has retained its crystal purity. Sanskrit diction maintained its affable style and original structure its age old vocabulary works even today as it was in old civilisation and primitve ages, the past.
An ancient literature of the world, the Vedas, book for humanity of minds development the Upanishads and their richness connecting old Indian values with modern value, still available in the same form as were written since ages. There are lot… Continue
Added by Nksagar on July 13, 2009 at 8:05am —
Narottama dasa Thakura sang, “I have wasted my life not worshiping Radha and Krishna.” The human form of life is meant for understanding Krishna. The world is being spoiled. By understanding Krishna, people become liberated, but people do not know. They are thinking of liberation in political terms. They are thinking of liberation from Britain. Prabhupada said that before independence from Britain, at least people were free to move out of the country, but he had to undergo much difficulty to… Continue
Added by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami on July 11, 2009 at 6:30pm —
You must be really wondering.....whats this Best Sankirtan Letter Ever. Yes i am talking of the most wonderful Sankirtan Letter ever written in our movement. During the time of Prabhupada esp in 1970's Book Distribution took a mammoth surge which was, is and will be unprecedented in the Vaishnava history. Imagine how much pride all our Acaryas must have felt that time especially Srila Bhakti Siddanta Sarswati Thakur seeing his dearmost disciple conquering every nook and… Continue
Added by vibhava krsna das on July 8, 2009 at 12:08pm —
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who successfully distributed the message of Lord Krishna throughout the world, was not an ordinary conditioned soul, governed by the harsh laws of material nature. Although he always felt himself to be most insignificant, it is evident through careful study of his life that Srila Prabhupada perfectly displayed the twenty-six qualities of a pure devotee of Krishna, as given in Sri Caitanya-caritamrita.
The Vedic literature states that… Continue
Added by Guru Bhakti on July 7, 2009 at 8:28pm —
Recently translated and published
from the Bengali into English by Dasaratha-suta dasa.
The Flood of Krsna Prema
1) O Srila Prabhupada! You personally suffer
to see the suffering
of the fallen conditioned souls.
On this anniversary of your separation
I am utterly despondent.
2) "The ocean of mercy was previously held back by a dam,
but Lord Nityananda personally cut a channel in it
and thereby released the… Continue
Added by Guru Bhakti on July 6, 2009 at 10:11pm —
please send me some lectures,i have to preach and give lectures so if anyone can send some good lectures
Added by ashray nimai dasa on July 6, 2009 at 10:25am —
1) Two Horns of the Cow
The Creator 'Brahma'
2) The Head of the Cow
The Deity 'Indra'
3) Forehead of the Cow
The Deity 'Agni
4) Collar of the Cow
The Deity 'Yama'
5) Brain of the Cow
The Deity 'Moon'
6) Upper Jaw of the Cow
The Highest world Dyuloka
7) Lower Jaw of the Cow
8) The Tongue
9) The Teeth
The Deity 'Marut'
10) The Throat
The 'Revatee' Constellation
11) The… Continue
Added by Devi on July 5, 2009 at 9:35pm —
Prabhupada smiled at the irony. "When the Englishmen were ruling over this country and Gandhi had to do so much labor, his life sacrificed, some way or other they were gone. Now the same Englishman is working here as book distributor, who was our ruler.
So whose achievement is better—Gandhi's or mine?"
We all agreed: "Yours."
"And one Englishman is giving me massage," Prabhupäda laughed, giving me (Hari Sauri Prabhu who was Prabhupada's personal servant at that… Continue
Added by vibhava krsna das on July 5, 2009 at 9:00pm —
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (full title: The Aquarian Age Gospel of Jesus, the Christ of the Piscean Age) claims to be the true story of the life of Jesus, including “the ‘lost’ eighteen years silent in the New Testament.” The book, first published in 1908, was written by Levi H. Dowling (aka Levi) during the late nineteenth century. Dowling claimed to have transcribed it from the Akashic Records.
The "Aquarian Gospel" is considered an apocryphal work, even though -- unlike… Continue
Added by vedavidya on July 5, 2009 at 5:44pm —
In the light of laterst discussions regarding bringing old devotees back to ISKCON, devotee care, etc, here i post a part of proposal to GBC by Sadhu das (ACBSP), MAYAPUR:
I guess that it is not an easy task becoming a humble tool for UNITING & [thus
facilitate] ENGAGING ALL Srila Prabhupada Disciples, particularly considering such variegatedness of
characters - task only accomplished by HDG Srila Prabhupada.
However, considering it impossible tantamounts to… Continue
Added by Vrindavan Lila devi dasi on July 4, 2009 at 9:53pm —
Here is a poem about how reading the shastras can free us from all doubts and make our life sublime.
Reading scripture is an art
Only thing is, one should start,
this process will churn the heart,
Pure knowledge it will impart
Deep study can be done
And still be a lot of fun,
Memory Recall, Application and Contemplation,
Makes our reading a perfection.
Doubts are like demons right
Fight them with all your might.
If you… Continue
Added by Sita devi dasi on July 4, 2009 at 12:59pm —