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Wishing You A Happy Rama Navami with a story from Lord Ram

The Ramayana describes how Lord Rama built a bridge and crossed the ocean to Lanka. Before the battle with Ravana began, Ravana’s youngest brother Vibhishan came to take shelter of Rama. Rama immediately gave him shelter. That is the duty of a king, a ksatriya. If someone seeks shelter, you must give him protection. But the advisors of Lord Rama said, ”No! Don’t give him shelter. He’s from the enemy’s…

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Added by sanjay krishna panda on March 24, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Question: What is the Origin of Karma?

Question: What is the Origin of Karma?



What is the origin of karma? What kind of actions lead to bad karma? The reason behind asking this question is that there are huge a number of people including myself who don't know the origin of karma. If the origin of karma is clear, one can refrain from the various activities which lead to bad karma. Can you give me scriptural references regarding the origin of karma, the cause of suffering?

Hare Krishna



Answer:…

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Added by sanjay krishna panda on March 6, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Sri Brahma Samhita, Text 31

alola-candraka-lasad-vanamalya-vamsi-

ratnangadam pranaya-keli-kala-vilasam

syamam tri-bhanga-lalitam niyata-prakasam

govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami





TRANSLATION:

“I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, round whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers beautified with the moon-locket, whose two hands are adorned with the flute and jeweled ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love, whose graceful threefold-bending form of Syamasundara is eternally… Continue

Added by sanjay krishna panda on February 18, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 17

vayur anilam amritam
athedam bhasmantam sariram
om krato smara kritam smara
krato smara kritam smara

TRANSLATION:
Let this temporary body be burnt to ashes, and let the air of life be merged with the totality of air. Now, O my Lord, please remember all my sacrifices, and because You are the ultimate beneficiary, please remember all that I have done for You.
Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 17

Added by sanjay krishna panda on February 15, 2010 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Question: Should We Fight for Our Rightful Benefits?

Question: Should We Fight for Our Rightful Benefits?



I have always followed the principle of working and not worrying about the fruit. My friends are however challenging me on this. They say that I should fight for my rightful benefits as a result of my work. They say not fighting for injustice done is also a crime as per Krishna, like Krishna made the Pandavas to fight for their rights.

Hare Krishna

Answer: No. Fight Instead for Krishna's…

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Added by sanjay krishna panda on February 15, 2010 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Shun Herd Mentality and Realize Yourself

Nowadays it is considered very egalitarian to think that no matter which pathway one takes it will lead to the same goal. Try to going to an airport to see if you can make this philosophy practical by taking any airplane and reaching the same destination. While such notions of doing anything and getting the same result may be the embodiment of political correctness, it should be noted in this connection that fools rush in…

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Added by sanjay krishna panda on February 15, 2010 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

How to Always Be Absolutely Ecstatic

How to Always Be Absolutely Ecstatic

Nobody truly desires to be miserable. But yet most people are foolishly acting on a regular daily basis in ways that guarantee to keep them miserable. It doesn't have to be like this because there is a solution. There is a way that anybody and everybody no matter what…

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Added by sanjay krishna panda on February 12, 2010 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Definition of pure bhakti



Definition of pure bhakti:…

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Added by sanjay krishna panda on February 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Vedic Reference Regarding Intoxication





In the Manu Samhita it is stated:



na māṁsa-bhakṣaṇe doṣo

na madye na ca maithune

pravṛttir eṣā bhūtānāṁ

nivṛttis tu mahā-phalā



"It may be considered that meat-eating, intoxication and sex indulgence are natural propensities of the conditioned souls, and therefore such persons should not be condemned for these activities. But unless one gives up such sinful activities, there is no possibility of… Continue

Added by sanjay krishna panda on February 3, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Hare Krishna

Sometimes no matter what we do everything seems to come out wrong. It becomes therefore sometimes completely bewildering to know what should be done and what should not be done. However, when such emotional devastation hits there is no need to panic. Simply take complete shelter of Lord Sri Krishna's unlimitedly sweet transcendental names and before you know it everything will be okay. This the wonderful powerful of Lord Sri Krishna's wonderful holy names:



Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,… Continue

Added by sanjay krishna panda on November 25, 2009 at 8:05pm — No Comments

What to Do When Your Mind is Very Disturbed!



What to Do When Your Mind is Very Disturbed!





Krishna consciousness is that state of mind in which one is completely free from all disturbance. But a neophyte devotee who is still trying to develop his Krishna consciousness is not purely absorbed in Krishna consciousness yet and therefore sometimes experiences disturbances of mind as he struggles to advance himself along the path of bhakti.



What should he do when such… Continue

Added by sanjay krishna panda on October 29, 2008 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

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