Month: January 2010

Putra

“Since a son delivers his father from the hell named Put, a son is called putra; he who protects his ancestors in every way.” (Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 107) This statement was part of a series of… Read More ›

The Sweetest Thing

“O Brahmana, do you sit comfortably on this mat. Do you take this water to wash your feet. Do you enjoy these well-cooked eatables growing in the forest, intended for you.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana in the guise of… Read More ›

Precious Time

“Although the two birds are in the same tree, the eating bird (jivatma) is fully engrossed with anxiety and moroseness as the enjoyer of the fruits of the tree. But if in some way or other he turns his face… Read More ›

VIP Treatment

  “Bhagavan means the Almighty God who is the controller of all opulences, power, fame, beauty, knowledge and renunciation. He is the protector of His pure devotees.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.1.12 Purport) When God came to earth in the… Read More ›

A New Beginning

“Those who are not faithful on the path of devotional service cannot attain Me, O conqueror of foes, but return to birth and death in this material world.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.3) There are four things that are guaranteed in… Read More ›

Learning By Example

“Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 3.21) Vaishnavas, devotees of Lord Vishnu, are especially competent to teach… Read More ›

Gravitas

“As a ripe fruit has no other fear than to fall, so a man who is born, has no other fear than death.” (Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 105) Lord Rama is God Himself. He appeared on earth… Read More ›

What Goes Up Must Come Down

“Whatever is piled up, finally disburses. Whatever rises, must eventually fall. Those that come together, separate in the end. Life eventually meets with death.” (Lord Rama speaking to Bharata, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 105) This instruction given by Lord… Read More ›