Month: November 2009

Purity

“Sitadevi, the dearmost wife of the Supreme Lord Ramachandra, certainly has a spiritual form full of bliss. No one can see her with material eyes, for no materialist has such power.” (Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 9.191) Many thousands of… Read More ›

Rules For Reading

“This Nrsimha-kavaca has been ornamented and blessed by Prahlada Maharaja. A devotee who reads this becomes freed from all sins.” (Sri Nrsimha-kavaca-stotram) Many of the great Vedic texts are often recited in public. People gather round to hear the Ramacharitamanasa… Read More ›

Immortality

“Any material arrangement for protecting oneself from death is always unsure, but if one is in Krishna consciousness, then immortality is confidently assured.”  (Shrila Prabhupada, Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 12) At some point in their… Read More ›

Mother of the World

“Shrimati Sitadevi is the mother of the three worlds and the wife of Lord Ramachandra. Among chaste women she is supreme, and she is the daughter of King Janaka.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 9.201) Maharaja Dashratha, the king of Ayodhya many… Read More ›

Thanksgiving 2009

  “Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both its origin and dissolution.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.6) Thanksgiving is one of the more popular holidays in America. Celebrated… Read More ›

Good Association

“The value of a moment’s association with the devotee of the Lord cannot even be compared to the attainment of heavenly planets or liberation from matter, and what to speak of worldly benedictions in the form of material prosperity, which… Read More ›

Hinduism

“A devotee advanced on the spiritual platform sees everything movable and inert as the Supreme Lord. For him, everything he sees here and there is but a manifestation of Lord Krishna.” (Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 8.273) Question: “I’ve been… Read More ›

Being Faithful to God

“He who follows this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engages himself with faith, making Me the supreme goal, is very, very dear to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 12.20) Adultery, also known as extramarital sexual activity, involves a… Read More ›

Purifying Consciousness

“Depending on one’s consciousness, the individual is either polluted or clear. If one’s mind is fixed on Krishna (His name, quality, form, pastimes, entourage and paraphernalia), all one’s activities-both subtle and gross-become favorable. The Bhagavad-gita’s process of purifying consciousness is… Read More ›

Dandavats

“Do you now without delay convey the news of my arrival to that one of immortal exploits, Rama, who is at once my father, brother and friend, and whose beloved servant I am. The eldest brother of one that is… Read More ›