Department of Religion and Spirituality, Zefat Academic College, Safed 1320610, Israel
Abstract: This paper is engaged with the topic of reincarnation in the Bhagavad gītā, better termed “rebirth”. It first looks into the epistemological aspects of rebirth, and highlights the type of knowledge or terminology underlying the vision of rebirth, as opposed to a different type…
1) O Krsna, Who descended in the province of Mathura, O Lord Who gives the great gift of pure love for Yourself, O Perfromer of extraordinary pastimes, O great Treasure-house of various kinds of sweetness, O Lord Who is full of transcendental opulences, great mercy and majesty. All glories unto You.
2) O Krsna, O Deliverer of the Pandavas and Protector of King Pariksit,…
We read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Ten, Chapter Two: “Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krsna in the Womb.”
tato jagan-mangalam acyutamsam
samahitam sura-sutena devi
dadhara sarvatmakam atma-bhutam
kastha yathananda-karam manastah
tatah—thereafter; jagat-mangalam—auspiciousness for all living entities in all the…
visadam madam eva ca
na vimuncati durmedha
dhrtih sa partha tamasi
जन्म कर्म च मे दिव्यमेवं यो वेत्ति तत्त्वतः।
त्यक्त्वा देहं पुनर्जन्म नैति मामेति सोऽर्जुन।।
One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.…
Aśvatari garbha nyāyaḥ (pregnancy of she-mule)
Merchant was trying to sell a female mule on the market. He was eulogizing his merchandise with fine chosen words. Onlookers liked his speech very much. They felt entertained. However, nobody bought the mule, because everyone knew that female mule…
Respected Maharajas and Prabhus.
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Its a matter of great privilege for ISKCON that the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi has kindly sent in his special wishes in the form of a commendable message for ISKCON. This is generic in content and could be used by any ISKCON temple anywhere in the world so that the Indian community gets inspired to participate in…
ILS 2020 promises to be the largest gathering of ISKCON leaders to date. Five hundred devotees attended ILS in 2012 and the numbers have been steadily increasing. This will be our 5 th ILS gathering, and we are anticipating 1500 leading devotees from all over the world.
dhrtya dharayate 'rjuna
dhrtih sa partha rajasi
Aśma loṣṭa nyāyaḥ (stone and clod of earth)
A chunk of earth is hard when compared with a piece of paper or cloth, but is soft when compared with a stone.
[Eight Verses Glorifying Srila Prabhupada]
by Sriman Kusakratha dasa, inspired by a Sanskrit poem, with versification by Dravida dasa
1) sri-sri-navadvipa-para-pradipah sandipyamanah satato bhuviha cetas-tamo hanti hi yasya yatnat tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam
The transcendental lamp of Navadvip,…
“Ryali” in local Telugu language means falling. According to the Srimad-Bhagavatam when the Demigods and Rakshas were quarreling over sharing of holy divine nectar, seeing this, Lord Krishna came in the guise of Mohini-Murti avatar to the rescue of demigods and convinced both the rivalry groups promising to distribute the divine nectar in equal share to Demigods and Rakshas. But…
We may find ourselves in need of a “get away” from time to time, to abandon the chaos and search out a serene environment to de-stress body, mind, and soul. Circumstances do not allow us to up and leave when we feel the need. So, wouldn’t it be wise to make our home that place of tranquility? Being unable to relax in our own home is a peculiar scenario.
What would we say…
When we think calmly and carefully about this wonderful universe, we can see that everything is working under the control of a supreme brain. The arrangements in nature are perfectly ordered. Things would be at random without the careful planning of a scientific and engineering brain. It is a common understanding that there is a cause behind each action. A machine cannot run without an operator. Modern scientists are very proud of…
dhrtih sa partha sattviki
Araṇya rodana nyāyaḥ (crying in the forest)
A lost man cried out of anguish in the forest, but nobody could hear him to give consolation. Instead, wild animals heard him, and came to devour him. Nobody was there to help him.
Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada started BTG in 1944 which now being continued by ISKCON devotees.
You can checkout previous editions of BTG on this app. BTGISKCON app also…
Dagdha dahana nyāyaḥ (burning the burnt)
The fire can not burn anymore that what is already
sarvarthan viparitams ca
buddhih sa partha tamasi
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