Month: March 2011

Ranchor

“Ordinarily, if a king leaves the battlefield without fighting he is called a coward, but when Krishna enacts this pastime, leaving the battlefield without fighting, He is worshiped by the devotee. A demon always tries to measure the opulence of… Read More ›

Just Another Day At The Office

“After downing her [Simhika] by using his vision, determination and dexterity, that brave monkey quickly again grew in size.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.195) tāṃ tu dṛṣṭvā ca dhaṛtyā ca dākśiṇyena nipātya ca | sa kapipravaro vegādvavṛdhe punarātmavān Forming a… Read More ›

Holi 2011

“Shri Rama’s holy name is like Narasimhadeva to the Hiranyakashipu-like Kali Yuga. For those who chant the holy name, the Lord offers them all protections and crushes their tormentors, just as He did for Prahlada Maharaja.“ (Dohavali, 26) rāma nāma… Read More ›

Gaura Purnima 2011

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya, who is more magnanimous than any other avatara, even Krishna Himself, because He is bestowing freely what no one else has ever given – pure love of Krishna.”… Read More ›

Resourceful

“I offer my obeisances unto you, O daughter of Daksha. Indeed, I have entered your mouth, and the truth of the boon granted to you has been maintained. I shall now go to where Vaidehi is.” (Hanuman speaking to Surasa,… Read More ›

A Sight for Sore Eyes

“Whenever one develops faith in Me—in My form as the Deity or in other bona fide manifestations—one should worship Me in that form. I certainly exist both within all created beings and also separately in My original form, since I… Read More ›

Pop Quiz

“This glorious son of the wind named Hanuman is leaping over the ocean. Using a very ghastly Rakshasa form the size of a mountain, and showing a head with fearful tusks and red-brown eyes that reaches the sky, obstruct his… Read More ›

Spiritual Cognition

“Of the four characteristic features [name, form, qualities, and activities], the Lord’s holy name is the original, because it awards cognition of the other three.” (Shrila Haridasa Thakura, Shri Harinama Chintamani) The impediments preventing even the first steps to be… Read More ›

A False Choice

“One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every act is devoid of desire for sense gratification. He is said by sages to be a worker whose fruitive action is burned up by the fire of perfect knowledge.” (Lord… Read More ›