Month: September 2012

Good Embarrassment

“Those sweet forms melt your heart and steal your mind, so why don’t you respect it? Without accomplishing your work you come to this royal assembly, and renouncing shame you seek to ruin yourself.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 8.1) manasija manohara… Read More ›

Have You No Shame

“Those sweet forms melt your heart and steal your mind, so why don’t you respect it? Without accomplishing your work you come to this royal assembly, and renouncing shame you seek to ruin yourself.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 8.1) manasija manohara… Read More ›

Attention to Duty

“Vishvamitra has his lotus-like hands affectionately over their hair, like red lotus flowers on baby cupid.” (Janaki Mangala, 64) kākapaccha rivi parasata pāni sarojani | lāla kamala janu lālata bāla manojani || To properly paint a picture with words, reference… Read More ›

Daymaker

“The princes are on the two sides of the muni, like blue and yellow lotuses with the sun in between.” (Janaki Mangala, 63) duhu disi rājakumāra birājata munibara | nīla pīta pāthoja bīca janu dinakara || This is another reference… Read More ›

The Human Birth

“Why don’t your eyes drink fully that pure, nectarean form? Get the most out of your human birth; why live like an animal?” (Janaki Mangala, 62) kasa na piahu bhari locana rūpa sudhā rasu | karahu kṛtāratha janma hohu kata… Read More ›

The Strongest Man

“All glories to Kunja-vihari, who stopped His relatives from performing the famous sacrifice, who then took away Indra’s pride, and who in sport lifted Govardhana Hill to protect against the weapon of Indra.” (Shrila Rupa Gosvami, Shri Kunja-vihary-astakam, 3) sarvataḥ… Read More ›

Pleasing a Higher Authority

“All glories to Kunja-vihari, who stopped His relatives from performing the famous sacrifice, who then took away Indra’s pride, and who in sport lifted Govardhana Hill to protect against the weapon of Indra.” (Shrila Rupa Gosvami, Shri Kunja-vihary-astakam, 3) sarvataḥ… Read More ›

Radhashtami 2012

“Shrimati Radharani received from Durvasa Muni the benediction that whatever She cooked would be sweeter than nectar. That is the special feature of Her cooking.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Antya 6.116) In bhakti-yoga there is no prerequisite of a specific ability or… Read More ›