Month: July 2011

Bhakti-lata-bija

“In the course of traversing the universal creation of Brahma, some fortunate soul may receive the seed of bhakti-lata, the creeper of devotional service. This is all by the grace of guru and Krishna.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 19.151) Through complacency… Read More ›

From Beginning To End

“Chanting Shri Rama’s holy name with love, faith and according to regulative principles will be beneficial for you from beginning to end, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 23) prīti pratīti surīti soṃ rāma rāma japu rāma | tulasī tero hai bhaleā ādi… Read More ›

Service and Compassion

“Pure devotees, out of compassion for the fallen souls, are kripalu, very kind to people in general; they distribute this Bhagavata knowledge all over the world.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 4.12.51 Purport) Two Sanskrit terms, seva and daya, very nicely… Read More ›

This Is Your Life

“The many past births you spoiled can be rectified right now, today, if you start chanting Shri Rama’s holy name and renounce bad association, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 22) bigarī janama aneka kī sudharai abahīṃ āju | hohi rāma ko nāma… Read More ›

The Same As Me

“Whenever we see any living entity we should think, ‘Here is a spirit soul.’ Anyone who can understand such a spiritual vision of life is pandita.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Raja-vidya, Ch 8 ) Our treatment of others is directly influenced by… Read More ›

The Biggest Winner

“Tulsi emphatically says, ‘O mind, hear what I am saying and always take it to heart, for this will benefit you. Remembering Shri Rama’s holy name is the greatest profit, and forgetting Him is the worst loss.’” (Dohavali, 21) tulasī… Read More ›

Stairway to the Stars

“Without the support of Shri Rama’s holy name, how can you hope to have spiritual assets? It’s akin to wanting to climb up to the sky using the raindrops falling from the clouds.” (Dohavali, 20) rāma nāma avalaṃba binu paramāratha… Read More ›