Month: March 2011

Always Beautiful

“Covered with various flowers, shoots and buds, that monkey, resembling a cloud, became beautiful to behold, looking like a mountain with fireflies.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.51) sa nānākusumaiḥ kīrṇaḥ kapiḥ sāṅkurakorakaiḥ | śuśubhe meghasaṃkāśaḥ khadyotairiva parvataḥ The Sundara-kanda of… Read More ›

What Makes an Object

“Any object is known by its four characteristic features: name, form, qualities and activities. Lord Krishna is the Supreme Object; thus He is knowable in terms of His unlimited and eternal name, form, qualities, and pastimes. The absence of these… Read More ›

Mission Statement

“In every respect, I will do whatever is necessary to find Sita. If I am unsuccessful, I will uproot the city of Lanka and bring it back here with Ravana.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.42) sarvathā… Read More ›

Degree of Deviation

“Devotional service, beginning with the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, is the ultimate religious principle for the living entity in human society.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 6.3.22) The principles that bring about spiritual freedom, those regulations that serve as… Read More ›

Respect the Game

“If I can’t find Sita in the three heavens after exerting so much effort, I will bring Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, here bound up.” (Hanuman addressing the Vanaras, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.41) yadi vā tridive sītāṃ na drakśyāmyakṛtaśramaḥ… Read More ›

Brilliant in Defense

“The Shrimad-Bhagavatam states that the Sudarshana chakra penetrated the darkness just as an arrow released from the Sharnga bow of Lord Ramachandra penetrated the army of Ravana. Su means very nice, and darshana means observation; by the grace of Lord… Read More ›

Scarcity

“By proper utilization of thoughtfulness, one comes to the stage of thinking of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By thinking of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one becomes free from the contamination of the faulty association of the material world,… Read More ›

Blistered Earth

“Then, that most powerful and brave monkey, like the smooth water roamed with ease across the grass that had the hue of a vaidurya stone. That sagacious monkey, like an agitated lion swept aside many deer and other animals, scared… Read More ›

Adhokshaja

“Being beyond the range of limited sense perception [adhokshaja], You are the eternally irreproachable factor covered by the curtain of deluding energy. You are invisible to the foolish observer, exactly as an actor dressed as a player is not recognized.”… Read More ›