Month: December 2012

United in Peace

“Free from all contaminations of material desires, the distressed, the inquisitive, the penniless, and the seeker after supreme knowledge can all become pure devotees. But out of them, he who is in knowledge of the Absolute Truth and free from… Read More ›

Chasing Opulences

“Parents and other relatives of the Lord achieve all mystic opulences automatically because of their intimate relationship with the Lord. Such opulences include all details of material enjoyment, salvation and mystic powers. Therefore, the devotee of the Lord does not… Read More ›

Keeping the Momentum

“The mahatma is always engaged in different activities of devotional service, as described in the Shrimad-Bhagavatam, hearing and chanting about Vishnu, not a demigod or human being.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 9.14 Purport) Vishno-smaranam is one of the processes of devotional… Read More ›

The Greatest Donor

“He who reads this beautiful ashtakam of the sweet pastimes of Kunja-vihari receives the best fortune of attachment to the worship of the lotus feet of the Lord.” (Shrila Rupa Gosvami, Shri Kunja-vihary-astakam, 9) aṣṭakaḿ madhura-kuñja-vihāri krīḍayā paṭhati yaḥ kila… Read More ›

Strange Bedfellows

“Sovereignty over the Vanara kingdom was difficult to obtain and was protected by Vali. It was for her sake that Sugriva obtained that kingdom, which is honored throughout the world.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.11) aiśvaryam vānarāṇām ca durlabham… Read More ›

Pleasing the Self

“And Khara was killed in battle, and also Trishira and the highly splendorous Dushana brought down by the self-realized Rama.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.10) karaḥ ca nihataḥ samkhye triśirāḥ ca nipātitaḥ | dūṣaṇaḥ ca mahā tejā rāmeṇa vidita… Read More ›

A Special Lady

“(For her) fourteen thousand Rakshasas of dreadful deeds were slain in the forest of Janasthana by arrows that were like tongues of fire.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.9) catur daśa sahasrāṇi rakṣasām bhīma karmaṇām | nihatāni jana sthāne śarair… Read More ›