Drink the pure Nectar of Holy Name
Oct14

Drink the pure Nectar of Holy Name

When the rising sun appeared in the East, the jewel of the twice-born, Lord Gaurasundara, awakened, and, taking His devotees with Him, He went all over the countryside towns and villages. The mrdangas (khol) resounded "tathai, tathai," and the jhajas [large metal karatalas that look like small cymbals] in that kirtana played in time. Lord Gauranga's golden form slightly trembled in ecstatic love of Godhead, and His...

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Far Far advanced
Oct14

Far Far advanced

purvabhyasena tenaiva hriyate hy avaso ’pi sah jijnasur api yogasya sabda-brahmativartate (Bhagavad Gita 06.44) Translation: By virtue of the divine consciousness of his previous life, he automatically becomes attracted to the yogic principles – even without seeking them. Such an inquisitive transcendentalist stands always above the ritualistic principles of the scriptures. Purport: Advanced yogis are...

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Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish
Oct14

Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish

kaivalyam narakayate tri-dasha-pur akasha-pushpayate durdantendriya-kala-sarpa-patali protkhata-damshtrayate vishvam purna-sukhayate vidhi-mahendradish ca kitayate yat-karunya-kataksha-vaibhavavatam tam gauram eva stumah ( 5) Verse 5: "For those most supremely fortunate souls who have even once attained the opulence of the most merciful and compassionate sidelong glance of Lord Gauranga and His Holy Name, impersonal liberation...

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Just Hear about Krishna
Oct13

Just Hear about Krishna

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva. When our beloved spiritual master, HDG Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj came to Singapore in September 2008, he gave an inspiring class on SB 3.29.11-12. This is a humble attempt at transcribing the same lecture. mad-guna-shruti-maatrenaa / mayi sarva-guhaashaye mano-gatir avichinnaa / yathaa...

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Anything except chanting
Oct13

Anything except chanting

Bg 8.11 yad akṣaraṁ veda-vido vadanti viśanti yad yatayo vīta-rāgāḥ yad icchanto brahma-caryaṁ caranti tat te padaṁ saṅgraheṇa pravakṣye Translation:  Persons who are learned in the Vedas, who utter oṁ-kāra, and who are great sages in the renounced order enter into Brahman. Desiring such perfection, one practices celibacy. I shall now briefly explain to you this process by which one may attain salvation. Purport:  Lord Śrī...

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