Month: February 2012

The Immeasurable

“Every individual person can be measured, but Krishna has already shown that although He also is an individual, the entire cosmic manifestation is within His mouth. All these points considered, Krishna cannot be measured. How then did Yashoda want to… Read More ›

Sea of Sorrow

“Having thus considered many kinds of troubling thoughts within his mind again and again, that elephant among monkeys could not cross over his despair.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 13.48) evam bahu vidham duhkham manasā dhārayan muhuḥ || na adhyagacchat tadā… Read More ›

Resetting The Clock

“Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.14) The sun is such a central component of life on earth that man revolves his routine… Read More ›

Dharma-katha

“Hearing the words of the king, Vishvamitra complimented him in return. The sage then discussed dharma and his reason for coming there.” (Janaki Mangala, 23) kausika suni nṛpa bacana sarāheu rājahiṃ | dharmakathā kahi kaheu gayau jehi kājahiṃ || While… Read More ›

Be Your Own Scientist

“In our Krishna consciousness movement, we have recommended that the neophyte chant at least sixteen rounds. This chanting of sixteen rounds is absolutely necessary if one wants to remember Krishna and not forget Him. Of all the regulative principles, the… Read More ›

Let Me Stay

“There are many faults associated with ending my life, and if I remain alive I can find all-auspiciousness. Therefore, I will keep my life-breath, for by living success is assured.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 13.47) vināśe bahavo doṣā jīvan… Read More ›

Sannyasa At Home

“The grihastha ashrama, or the shelter of spiritual family life, is as good as the life of a sannyasi, a member of the renounced order. Regardless of whether one is a householder or a renunciate, the important point is that… Read More ›

What To Give

“O Prabhu, you fulfill all desires and give the four fruits of existence. Understanding that, I am fearful of what I could possibly give to you.” (Janaki Mangala, 22) tumha prabhu pūrana kāma cāri phaladāyaka | tehiṃ teṃ būjhata kāju… Read More ›