Month: August 2012


“In Vrindavana all the pure devotees pray for the mercy of Shrimati Radharani, the pleasure potency of Lord Krishna. Shrimati Radharani is a tenderhearted feminine counterpart of the supreme whole, resembling the perfectional stage of the worldly feminine nature. Therefore,… Read More ›

Egg On Their Faces

“It’s assured that when Rama gets up, He will break the bow. Embarrassed by that, all the assembled kings will leave here with their noses broken.” (Janaki Mangala, 61) avasi rāma ke uṭhata sarāsana ṭūṭihi | gavanahiṃ rājasamāja nāka asa… Read More ›

Where There is Smoke

“The pure and gentlemanly kings are saying, ‘For me, I understand that wherever there is splendor, fame and beauty, the strength will be there as well.’” (Janaki Mangala, 59) suci sujāna nṛpa kahahiṃ hamahiṃ asa sūjhaī | teja pratāpa rūpa… Read More ›


“One person says: ‘It will be good if Janaka breaks his oath to allow Sita and Rama to get married.’” (Janaki Mangala, 58) kahahiṃ eka bhali bāta byāhu bhala hoihiṃ | bara dulahini lagi janaka apanapana khoihi || It’s not… Read More ›

Broken Promise

“Looking at Rama all the princes became disappointed. ‘Abandoning his vow, Janaka will give Sita to the dark-complexioned youth for marriage.” (Janaki Mangala, 57) bheṃ nirāsa saba bhūpa bilokata rāmahiṃ | pana parihari siya deba janaka barū syāmahiṃ || There… Read More ›

Alert the Authorities

“One person is saying: ‘This person is an unmarried youth, while Lord Shiva’s great bow is heavy and hard. How can a childlike swan carry a mountain? Why hasn’t anyone told the king about this?’” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 7.2) eka… Read More ›

Grant Our Wish

“Everyone is getting the fruit of their eyes for having taken birth. They all pray to Lord Shiva, ‘May that beautiful, dark youth marry Sita so that I can happily sing about the auspiciousness.’” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 7.1) jaga janami… Read More ›

Transcendental Escapism

“Hearing is an opportunity to associate with the Lord; to hear His activities is to evolve to the transcendental nature — simply by hearing. The conditioned soul has a natural aptitude to hear something about other conditioned souls in the… Read More ›