Month: December 2011

See No Knowledge

“Experience is gathered by hearing and seeing. One who is less intelligent gathers experience by seeing, and one who is more intelligent gathers experience by hearing.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Nectar of Instruction, 1 Purport) “Should I take information from authority, accepting… Read More ›

Combing The Earth

“I have searched all this earth: pools, ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, marshes, woods and difficult to access mountains – but still I do not see Sita. Sampati, the king of vultures, said that Sita was here in Ravana’s abode, but… Read More ›

The Smoking Gun

“Seeing the pot broken and Krishna not present, Yashoda definitely concluded that the breaking of the pot was the work of Krishna. There was no doubt about it.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 10.9.7 Purport) A young child can show signs… Read More ›

Next in Line

“Some are moving, some are on the way, and some are entering the city. Some are grabbing the bow, offering their respects to it, and then sitting down after having failed to lift it.” (Janaki Mangala, 11) eka calahiṃ eka… Read More ›

Cleland Notes

“The real import of the scriptures is revealed to one who has unflinching faith in both the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the spiritual master.” (Shvetashvatara Upanishad, 6.23) In America, for middle and junior high school students the portion of… Read More ›

Who Else But Hanuman

“To please Rama I have searched Lanka in so many ways, yet I still do not see the daughter of Videha, Sita, whose every limb is beautiful.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 13.3) bhūyiṣṭham loḍitā lankā rāmasya caratā priyam |… Read More ›

Best Fit

“It is by great fortune that one comes to Krishna consciousness on the path of bhakti-yoga to become well situated according to the Vedic direction.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 6.47 Purport) “Time to try on new clothes. So many different kinds… Read More ›

A Red Carpet Event

“After hearing the news, Danavas, Devas, Rakshasas, Kinnaras and so many snakes are very happily arriving dressed up as kings.” (Janaki Mangala, 10) dānava deva nisācara kinnara ahigana | suni dhari -dhari nṛpa beṣa cale pramudita mana || There’s a… Read More ›

Defined By Attributes

“As there are symptoms for each and every man, in terms of his particular situation, similarly one who is Krishna conscious has his particular nature—talking, walking, thinking, feeling, etc. As a rich man has his symptoms by which he is… Read More ›

If At First You Don’t Succeed

“Indeed, perseverance is what always propels one to pursue all profitable objects. It makes the actions it inspires in living beings successful.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 12.11) anirvedo hi satatam sarva artheṣu pravartakaḥ | karoti saphalam jantoḥ karma yac… Read More ›