Beans, Bullets, and Bhagavad-gitas
Responding to our desire, Krishna gives us a chance to forget Him.
A lecture given in Tokyo, on April 20, 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
atma-mayam rte rajan
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said: O…Continue
Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi
Nirjala Ekadasi From the Brahma-vaivarta…Continue
The time and place of Sri Baladeva Vidyabhushana’s birth are unknown. Perhaps one day historians will be able to establish these facts beyond any doubt. From the little…Continue
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This account originally appeared in a short work by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura entitled, "Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu: His Life and Precepts." August 20, 1896
Caitanya Mahaprabhu was born in Mayapur in the town of Nadia just after sunset on the evening of the 23rd Phalguna 1407 Sakabda, answering to the 18th of February, 1486, of the Christian…Continue
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Reporter (8): Swamiji, I would like to know, that I feel that your society, the Hare Kṛṣṇa consciousness society, has a very, very stable economy and that it is self-sufficient in itself. Is that so?
Hṛdayānanda: Speak a little louder.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Is the Hare Kṛṣṇa society self-sufficient, does it have a.... He understands that our society has a very stable economy. Is it self-sufficient, our own Hare Kṛṣṇa society?
Prabhupāda: So don't you think that we are self-sufficient?…
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Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura gives the following commentary on this verse. In the Western countries, Christians believe that Lord Jesus Christ, their spiritual master, appeared in order to eradicate all the sins of his disciples. To this end, Lord Jesus Christ appeared and disappeared.…Continue
Devotee: ...withdraw that independence, can we request Kṛṣṇa to force us to surrender to Him, due to our conditioning? Prabhupāda: Yes, you can request Him. And He sometimes forces. He puts you in such circumstances that you have no other way than to surrender to Kṛṣṇa. Yes. That is special favor. That is special favor. Yes. My spiritual master wanted me to preach, but I did not like it, but he forced me. Yes. That is my practical experience. I had no desire to accept the sannyāsa order and…Continue
Prabhupāda: Where is that girl? [break]
Girl devotee: Why does Kṛṣṇa have an external energy?
Prabhupāda: Why not? First of all say why not? What is your objection?
Girl devotee: Well, if He is pure, everything about Him is pure...
Prabhupāda: He is pure. He is pure, always pure. Suppose you are…
ore mudha loka, suna caitanya-mangala
caitanya-mahima yate janibe sakala
ore—O all of you; mudha—foolish; loka—people; suna—just hear; caitanya-mangala—the book of this name; caitanya—Lord Caitanya’s; mahima—glories; yate—in which; janibe—you…
Apara Ekadasi, from the Brahmanda Purana.
Sri Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh Janardana, what is the name of the Ekadasii that occurs during the dark fortnight (krishna paksha) of the month of Jyeshtha (May-June)? I wish to hear from You the glories of this sacred day of Hari. Please narrate everything to me."
Lord Sri Krishna said, "Oh king, your inquiry is wonderful because the…Continue
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The science of audiology was born a mix of Helen Keller's multi-handicapped experiences along with the electronic technologies of Bell and Tesla and the methodologies of military communications…Continue
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An excerpt from NOD
There is a similar prayer by a brahmana who says, "Let others worship the Vedas and the Upanisads, and let others worship the Mahabharata if they are afraid of material existence and want to become liberated from that condition. But…Continue
This is a prime example of Sri Paramatma at work! LISTEN TO YOUR HEART!!!!!!! HE WILL GUIDE YOU!!!!!!
bhakti-sādhana-śreṣṭha śunite haila mana
prabhu upadeśa kaila nāma-saṅkīrtana
bhakti-sādhana—in the execution of devotional service; śreṣṭha—the most important item; śunite—to hear; haila—it was; mana—the mind; prabhu—Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; upadeśa—advice; kaila—gave; nāma-saṅkīrtana—chanting of the holy name of the Lord.
Then the Bhaṭṭācārya asked Caitanya Mahāprabhu,…