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अध्याय अठारह -- राजा ययाति को यौवन की पुनः प्राप्ति

1 श्रील शुकदेव गोस्वामी ने कहा : हे राजा परीक्षित, जिस तरह देहधारी आत्मा के छह इन्द्रियाँ होती हैं उसी तरह राजा नहुष के छह पुत्र थे जिनके नाम थे यति, ययाति, सनयती, आयति, वियति तथा कृति।

2 जब कोई मनुष्य राजा या सरकार के प्रधान के पद को ग्रहण करता है तो वह आत्म-साक्षात्कार का अर्थ नहीं समझ पाता। यह जानकर, नहुष के सबसे बड़े पुत्र यति ने शासन सँभालना स्वीकार नहीं किया यद्यपि उसके पिता ने राज्य को उसे ही सौंपा था।

3 चूँकि ययाति के पिता नहुष ने इन्द्र क

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Touching Truth by Bhaktimarga Swami


Oh, how I miss green! How I miss us — groups chanting together in that outdoor or indoor space. Every day I reminisce.

My isolation will end on the coming Monday but it still won’t be normal. Regardless, we learn from our guru, Prabhupada, that whatever the circumstance, make it bhakti-centric.

So, I do my best. I spent quite the time today clarifying an issue. It was rumored that I was taken to the hospital. The calls came in. There is nothing further from the truth. As long as we touch an ele

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Prahlada Maharaj Pacifies Lord Narasimhadeva with Prayers
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 7 Chapter 9 Text (15, 16 & 17)

Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva’s fierce appearance was certainly most dangerous for the nondevotees, but for Prahlāda Mahārāja such a fearful appearance was not at all disturbing. The lion is very fearsome for other animals, but its cubs are not at all afraid of the lion. The water of the sea is certainly dreadful for all living entities on the land, but within the sea even the small fish is unafr

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Today is the appearance anniversary of Sripada Ramanujacharya, the principal acharya in the Sri, or Lakshmi, sampradaya. Srila Prabhupada wrote, “We find great shelter at the lotus feet of Sri Ramanujacharya because his lotus feet are the strongest fort to combat the Mayavadi philosophy.” (letter 22.11.1974) And in the early days of ISKCON in India, before we had Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is in Hindi, Prabhupada would refer people to read the Hindi edition of the Gita with Sri Rama

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The world around us is changing at an ever-increasing rate. The notion of keeping up with the changing world may have relevance in devotional service. But is this perspective relevant in all areas of our practices of bhakti? Are there some elements of devotional service that must always be constant? Srila Prabhupada wrote:

The greatest danger to our movement will come when we manufacture and create our own process for worshiping the deities. … Whatever is going on, follow it just to the exact

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I first see him just after crossing the Bowery at Houston Street. As he passes before the iron-mesh fence of a playground, I distinctly glimpse the aura of saintliness. I watch him through the rushing traffic and stumbling derelicts.

He strolls almost jauntily down the sidewalk. He is an old man whom age has never touched. Aloof from the people and bustle about him, he walks proudly, independently, his hand in a cloth beadbag. He wears the saffron robes of a sannyasi, and on his feet are quain

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In 1895 Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura published in his “Sajjana-tosani” selected verses from “Śrī Prapannāmṛta”, a 12th century book by Sri Ananta Acarya, son of the great Kuresa, famous disciple and chief associate of Srila Ramanujacarya. The book contains valuable information and biographical accounts of the great founders of the Sri-sampradaya – Nathamuni, Yamunacarya and Ramanuja. It is stated in “Prapannāmṛta” in relation to Ramanujacarya’s birth:

caitre meṣe śukla-pakṣe pañcamyāṁ guru-vāsare

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Sri Ramanujacarya Appearance


Sri Ramanujacarya’s Life History (By Sri Ubhaya Vedantha Anbil Ramaswamy)

Sri Ramanuja (1017 – 1137 CE), the most important philosopher-saint of Sri Vaishnavam and one of the most dynamic characters of Hinduism. He was a philosophical as well as a social reformer, displaying a catholicity that was nearly unparalleled in Hindu religious history before him. He revitalised Indian philosophy and popular religion so much that nearly every aspect of Hinduism has been influenced by his work. His life

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अध्याय सत्रह – पुरुरवा के पुत्रों की वंशावली

1-3 श्रील शुकदेव गोस्वामी ने कहा : पुरुरवा से आयु नामक पुत्र हुआ जिससे नहुष, क्षत्रवृद्ध, रजी, राभ तथा अनेना नाम के अत्यन्त शक्तिशाली पुत्र उत्पन्न हुए। हे महाराज परीक्षित, अब क्षत्रवृद्ध के वंश के विषय में सुनो। क्षत्रवृद्ध का पुत्र सुहोत्र था जिसके तीन पुत्र हुए-- काश्य, कुश तथा गृत्समद। गृत्समद से शुनक हुआ और शुनक से शौनक मुनि उत्पन्न हुए जो ऋग्वेद में सर्वाधिक पटु थे।

4 काश्य का पुत्र काशी था और उसका पुत्र राष्ट्र हुआ जो दीर्घतम का पिता था। दीर्घतम

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By Madhava Smullen

Bhagavat Seva, an ISKCON Silicon Valley project with the motto “Distributing Ancient Wisdom Through Education” is offering online Sunday School, and using the course fees to distribute full Srimad-Bhagavatam sets. Coordinators also hope that the program can be replicated by devotees in their local areas first nationwide, and eventually internationally.

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There are few North American fellows stepping up for the renounced title, sannyas. We have a queue of people from Eastern Europe and India but it is rare to find on the list of candidates anyone from the western frontier taking this esteemed position.

It has been a long road for Ekalavya, born and raised in New York City in what he calls “the centre of Kali Yuga”. To go from being a talented street musician who discovered monks in Cork, Ireland to be awarded the new name of Sri Krishna Chaitany

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By His Divine Grace Srila A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada

Śrī Brahmā-saṁhitā, Verse 32
Type: Sri Brahma Samhita
Date: Aug. 14, 1972
Location: Los Angeles

Prabhupāda: Hare Krsna.
aṅgāni yasya sakalendriya-vṛtti-manti
[Bs. 5.32]

Aṅgāni means limbs of the body. Govinda, Lord Kṛṣṇa is person. He’s got His limbs of the body as we have got. Man is made after God. We are imitation of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is not imitation of us. The atheist class, they think that “They have painted a form of God according to one’s own

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–HH Jayapataka Swami, ISKCON Congregational Development Co Minister–
Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Krishna says that of all months, Kartik is the best, but some of the Puranas say that better than Kartik is Magha and better than Magha is Vaisakh. In any case, Vaisakh is a special month to do some services like charity, japa, bathing and rising early and worshiping the Lord. It is especially a blessed month for doing charity and in general to increase one’s de
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अध्याय सोलह -- भगवान परशुराम द्वारा विश्र्व के क्षत्रियों का विनाश

1 श्रील शुकदेव गोस्वामी ने कहा : हे महाराज परीक्षित, हे कुरुवंशी, जब भगवान परशुराम को उनके पिता ने यह आदेश दिया तो उन्होंने तुरन्त ही यह कहते हुए उसे स्वीकार किया, “ऐसा ही होगा।” वे एक वर्ष तक तीर्थस्थलों की यात्रा करते रहे। तत्पश्र्चात वे अपने पिता के आश्रम में लौट आये।

2 एक बार जब जमदग्नि की पत्नी रेणुका गंगा नदी के तट पर पानी भरने गई तो उन्होंने गन्धर्वों के राजा को कमल-फूल की माला से अलंकृत तथा अप्सराओं के साथ गंगा में विहार

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An old brahmin priest lived in a holy place, at an ashram, with his seven disciples. There they worshipped some very old and famous Deities of Radha and Krishna. Many people would come to see these Deities and make donations for Their worship.

The guru, however, was growing weak due to old age. He knew it was time to soon leave his body, but did not feel confident to hand over to his disciples the entire service of these Deities.

One day a pilgrim donated a large ruby to the Deities.

I think it

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According to Winston Churchill : “If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.”

The Lord has designed each of His human masterpieces uniquely, therefore the individuality of every living being is a fact. Hence disagreements are a part of everyday life. We are engaged in a casual conversation or trying to perform service in the temple. And suddenly a divisive hot-button issue comes up. How do we navigate the tension when there are drastically different perspectives? Is it possib

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By Madhava Smullen

Bhakti Sastri – the systematic in-depth study of Srila Prabhupada’s books Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Sri Isopanisad, Nectar of Devotion and Nectar of Instruction – is designed for serious practitioners of Krishna consciousness. The program is intended to help students not only to understand the contents of Prabhupada’s books, but also to digest the philosophy and practically apply it in their daily lives.

For many years, Bhakti Sastri has been offered in person by organizations

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8797887273?profile=RESIZE_584xHere is a statement by Prahlāda Mahārāja, one of the twelve authorities, regarding the distinction between a devotee and a brāhmaṇa expert in karma-kāṇḍa, or Vedic ritualistic ceremonies. There are four varṇas and four āśramas, which divide human society, but the central principle is to become a first-class pure devotee. It is said in the Hari-bhakti—sudhodaya:


jātiḥ śāstraṁ japas tapaḥ

aprāṇasyaiva dehasya

maṇḍanaṁ loka-rañjanam

“If one is born in a high family like that

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