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Krsna captivates Rukmini’s heart

My dear Krsna, O infallible and most beautiful one, any human being who

happens to hear about Your transcendental form and pastimes immediately

absorbs through his ears Your name, fame and qualities; thus all his

material pangs subside, and he fixes Your form in his heart. Through such

transcendental love for You, he always sees You within himself; and by this

process all his desires are fulfilled. Similarly, I have heard of Your

transcendental qualities. I may…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on April 27, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Power of chanting Krishna's Name by Srila Prabhupada

Chanting the Lord's name purifies our polluted consciousness, the source of all our problems.


A lecture given in Montreal, Canada, on June 15, 1968

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness…
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Added by Ravi Chandran on October 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Feeling pain, Krsna comes down

Pure consciousness means to understand that "I am very much intimately connected with Krsna as part and parcel." Just like my finger is very intimately connected with my body. Intimate... If there is little pain in the finger, I become so much disturbed because I have got intimate connection with this finger. Similarly, we have got intimate connection with Krsna, and we are fallen. Therefore Krsna also feels little pain, and therefore He comes down:

paritranaya sadhunam

vinasaya ca…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on September 7, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Fasting on Janmastami: Tapasya must be there

Bhakti-yoga therefore requires little tapasya, not playthings, tapasya, that "We are addicted to so many sinful activities. We must give it up." That is tapasya. "We must observe fasting on ekadasi day, on Lord's birthday." These are tapasya. If we do not... "We must chant sixteen rounds. We must observe the rules and regulations." This is tapasya. Don't make God very cheap thing: "Oh, it is very cheap thing." No. It has been made very easy for…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on September 7, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

“Swami, How They Love You”

“Swami, How They Love You”

(From Prabhupada Meditations by SDG)



In the late 1960s, one of Srila Prabhupada's arrivals into New York was featured in the New York Daily News. They published several photos of devotees surrounding Swamiji at the airport, offering him garlands and dancing joyfully. The headline was, "Swami, How They Love You." Although…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on September 7, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

An Intelligent Man Does Not Accept Guidance From Fools

Answers by Citing the Vedic Version:

Question: I Was Advised Not to Chant Hare Krishna

We chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra regularly, but after our son's departure from this material world many people say that we should not chant it because it frees us from maya or illusion. Is this true?



Dipti and Rajesh



Answer: An Intelligent Man Does Not Accept Guidance From Fools

I am sorry to hear of the untimely departure of your son. Rest assured that he is not dead.… Continue

Added by Ravi Chandran on February 24, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Did Lord Rama Act Immorally by Killing Vali?

Question: Did Lord Rama Act Immorally by Killing Vali?

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Gurudeva, I would feel blessed if you answered my question, which someone asked with me:



When Lord Ramacandra met Sugriva and his monkey soldiers, at first Lord Ram solved the problem of Sugriva, which was related with his brother Vali. The Lord suggested to Sugriva to fight with Vali and if his situation becomes weaker than Vali, the Lord assured Him that He would kill Vali with… Continue

Added by Ravi Chandran on February 3, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Lustfully Looking at Women is Illicit?

Answers by Citing the Vedic Version:


Question: Lustfully Looking at Women is Illicit?…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on September 3, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Is Radhe Shyama Kirtan Bona Fide?

Answers by Citing the Vedic Version:


Question: Is Radhe Shyama Kirtan Bona Fide?…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on September 2, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Krsna and Balarama sport in Vrndavana

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 03:26 AM PDT

(including playing football) TEXT Sometimes Krsna and Balarama would play on Their flutes, sometimes They would throw ropes and stones devised for getting fruits from the trees, sometimes They would throw only stones, and sometimes, Their ankle bells tinkling, They would play football with fruits like bael and…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on August 21, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Lord Balarama praises Lord Krsna

“What is the value of a throne to Lord Krsna? The masters of the various planetary systems accept the dust of His lotus feet on their crowned heads. That dust makes the holy places sacred, and even Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, Laksmi and I Myself, who are all portions of His plenary portion, eternally carry that dust on our heads.”

When the Kauravas, to flatter Baladeva so that He would become their ally, spoke ill of Sri Krsna, Lord Baladeva became angry and spoke this verse (SB…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on August 20, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

special days

A disciple asked, “Is there one special day of the week that is holy like
Sunday?”

Prabhupada replied, “Every day with Krsna is a holy day.”

(From Blazing Sadhus, by Achyutananda Das, p. 226)

Added by Ravi Chandran on August 20, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments

For Guru-purnima

Posted on July 21, 2013  
Filed under BVKS Sanga

For spiritual achievement the easiest path is to take shelter of a bona fide
spiritual master and to serve him with heart and soul. That is the secret of
success.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 3.23.7

Added by Ravi Chandran on July 22, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Only Desire to Attain Pure Bhakti

Question: How to Attain Supernatural Powers?


Dear Gurudeva,

Namaste.

I would also like to ask the following questions:

How to become perfected being, to acquire spiritual wisdom, dispassion, renunciation and get endowed with great purity, holiness and enlightenment possessing…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on July 9, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Forms Do Not Arise from Formlessness

Answers by Citing the Vedic Version:


Question: How to Defeat the Argument that God is Formless?…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on July 3, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Varaha-dvadasi "Meaningless Has Hidden Meaning" by Srila Prabhupada

31 Jan 77 , Bhubanesvara



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Prabhupada: Today, Varaha-dvadasi, appearance of Krsna's taking the incarnation of Varaha, boar... Kesava dhrta-sukara-rupa jaya jagadisa hare.



ramadi-murtisu kala-niyamena tisthan

nanavataram akarod bhuvanesu kintu

krsnah svayam samabhavat paramah puman yo

govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami

[Bs. 5.39]



Krsna,… Continue

Added by Ravi Chandran on February 21, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

Balarama praises Krsna

Posted on August 12, 2011

Filed under BVKS Sanga



“What is the value of a throne to Lord Krsna? The masters of the various

planetary systems accept the dust of His lotus feet on their crowned heads.

That dust makes the holy places sacred, and even Lord Brahma, Lord Siva,

Laksmi and I Myself, who are all portions of His plenary portion, eternally

carry that dust on our heads.”



When the Kauravas, to flatter Baladeva so that He would become their…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on August 2, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Peace

Posted: 26 May 2012 09:41 PM PDT

“Do you think you’ll have peace just because there’s no war?” Prabhupada asked at one lecture. “How can you ever have peace as long as there’s birth, old age, disease, and death?” From “Vrindaban Days” by Hayagriva Prabhu

Added by Ravi Chandran on May 28, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

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