Month: February 2010

Befriending God

“…Since Lord Shri Ramachandra is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vasudeva, He is not attached to anything in this material world. He is the most beloved Supersoul of all self-realized souls, and He is their very intimate friend…” (Prayers of… Read More ›

No Limits

“A man bound by the hands and feet cannot free himself-he must be helped by a person who is unbound. Because the bound cannot help the bound, the rescuer must be liberated. Therefore, only Lord Krishna, or His bona fide… Read More ›

Karma Phalam

“This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.14) On a material level, every living entity… Read More ›

The Righteous Path

“Even a guru becomes worthy of punishment if he becomes arrogant, cannot discern between what is to be done and what is not to be done, and goes astray from the path of righteousness.” (Lakshmana speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki… Read More ›

Enjoyer of Sacrifice

“…I am the ritual, the sacrifice, the offering to the ancestors, the healing herb, and the transcendental chant.  I am the butter and the fire and the offering.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.16) The material world consists of five gross elements:… Read More ›

Groundhog Day

“From the highest planet in the material world down to the lowest, all are places of misery wherein repeated birth and death take place. But one who attains to My abode, O son of Kunti, never takes birth again.” (Lord… Read More ›

The Destroyer

“…At the end of the millennium, the Lord Himself in the form of Rudra (Shiva), the destroyer, will annihilate the complete creation as the wind displaces the clouds.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 2.10.43) Scriptures of all major religions deal with the issue… Read More ›

Shape Shift

“We sages are constantly harassed in the forest of Dandaka by the Rakshasa demons who wear different shapes at will. Only You can protect us, Oh Rama.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 10.10-11) One of the more noteworthy characteristics of the… Read More ›