Month: April 2011

I Want It Now

“Having made up his mind thus, that heroic monkey, Hanuman, eager to see Vaidehi, wished for the sun to set.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.48) iti saṃcintya hanumān sūryasyāstamayaṃ kapiḥ | ācakāṃkśe tato vīro vaidehyā draśanotusakaḥ One who knows the… Read More ›

You Own It

“Real independence is to be reinstated in the service of the Lord. Anyone who goes to the Vaikuntha planets or Goloka Vrindavana planet is freely offering his service to the Lord. That is complete independence.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 4.9.35… Read More ›

In Every Village

“Entering at night the city ruled by Ravana, which is very difficult to approach, and searching inside every palace, I shall find the daughter of Janaka.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.47) rāvaṇasya purīṃ rātrau praviśya sudurāsadām | vicinvan bhavanaṃ… Read More ›

Mental Speculation

“No one can understand the transcendental nature of the name, form, quality and pastimes of Shri Krishna through his materially contaminated senses. Only when one becomes spiritually saturated by transcendental service to the Lord are the transcendental name, form, quality… Read More ›

Pulling Rank

“Therefore, reducing my own form to a small size, I will enter Lanka at night for accomplishing Raghava’s task.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.46) tadahaṃ svena rūpeṇa rajanyāṃ hrasvatāṃ gataḥ । laṅkāmabhipatiṣyāmi rāghavasyārthasiddhaye “Do you know who I am?”,… Read More ›

No Labels

“Such [material] distinctions are visible in the lives of everyone, even the animals, but those who are pure devotees are freed from these false distinctions. Since these distinctions are absent in Your devotees, they cannot possibly be present in You.”… Read More ›

Religious Garbs

“If I stay here embodied in my natural form, I will surely be killed, and the mission of my Lord [Rama] will be harmed.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.45) ihāhaṃ yadi tiṣṭhāmi svena rūpeṇa saṃvṛtaḥ । vināśamupayāsyāmi bharturarthaśca hīyate… Read More ›

Long and Short Game

“Actual greatness, however, is not one-sided. One who is actually great can become greater than the greatest and smaller than the smallest.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Teachings of Queen Kunti, Ch 13) Not only has man created the massive airplane at great… Read More ›

Careful What You Wish

“It is my thinking that not even the wind can pass through here unnoticed. Certainly there is nothing here that is unknown to the mighty Rakshasas.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.44) vāyurapyatra nājñātaścarediti matirmama | na hyastyaviditaṃ kiṃcidrākśasānāṃ balīyasām… Read More ›