Month: July 2012

Short on Specifics

“For spiritual progress in this age of Kali, there is no alternative, no alternative, no alternative to the holy name, the holy name, the holy name of the Lord.” (Brihan-naradiya Purana) “Just tell me what to do. I’m in great… Read More ›

Is This A Dream

“When mother Yashoda saw this wonderful manifestation within the mouth of her child, she began to argue within herself about whether it was a dream.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 10.8.40 Purport) Mother Yashoda saw something unbelievable within the mouth of… Read More ›

Gauging the Reaction

“Looking at Rama and Lakshmana’s beauty, the people of the city became so happy. From love their hearts are filled with bliss, eyes with tears, and bodies with excitement.” (Janaki Mangala, 55) rāma-lakhana-chabi dekhi magana bhae purajana | ura ananda… Read More ›

Form Matching

“The form of this woman looks just like the form of that woman who was seen previously being carried away by that Rakshasa, who could take any form he likes.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.27) hriyamāṇā tadā tena rakṣasā… Read More ›

Fuel Is Pumping Engines

“The work of a man who is unattached to the modes of material nature and who is fully situated in transcendental knowledge merges entirely into transcendence.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.23) “Should I move to the electric car? I’m not happy… Read More ›

Filled With Love

“Looking at Rama and Lakshmana’s beauty, the people of the city became so happy. From love their hearts are filled with bliss, eyes with tears, and bodies with excitement.” (Janaki Mangala, 55) rāma-lakhana-chabi dekhi magana bhae purajana | ura ananda… Read More ›

Pitying The Fool

“Prahlada Maharaja said: O Supreme Lord, because You are so merciful to the fallen souls, I ask You for only one benediction. I know that my father, at the time of his death, had already been purified by Your glance… Read More ›

You Think You’ve Got It Bad

“…deserving only of happiness and unaccustomed to misfortune, (She was) tormented by grief.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.25) sukha arhām duhkha samtaptām vyasanānām akodivām | tām samīkṣya viśāla akṣīm adhikam malinām kṛśām || You think you have it bad. The… Read More ›