Month: January 2013

Trouble in Penance

“There is undoubtedly trouble in executing penance. But the trouble accepted in executing bhakti-yoga is transcendental happiness from the very beginning, whereas the trouble of penance in other processes of self-realization (jnana-yoga, dhyana-yoga, etc.), without any Vaikuntha realization, ends in… Read More ›

With or Without You

“The Vedas prescribe two different types of occupation for the human being. One is called the pravritti-marga, or the path of sense enjoyment, and the other is called the nivritti-marga, or the path of renunciation. The path of enjoyment is… Read More ›

Acting As One

“She is the dear wife of Rama, who knows right and wrong and is grateful and self-realized. She is now under the control of the Rakshasis.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.18) dharmajñasya kṛtajñasya rāmasya vidita ātmanaḥ | iyam sā… Read More ›

Ten Chariot Fighter

“She is the famed eldest daughter-in-law of King Dasharatha, who was courageous and never retreated in battle.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.17) vikrāntasya ārya śīlasya samyugeṣu anivartinaḥ | snuṣā daśarathasya eṣā jyeṣṭhā rājño yaśasvinī || Download this episode (right… Read More ›

Sacred Earth

“She arose from the surface of the earth when it was pierced by a ploughshare. She was covered with auspicious dust from the field that resembled the pollen from a lotus.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.16) utthitā medinīm bhittvā… Read More ›

Priceless

“If one had to compare sovereignty over the planetary systems and Sita, the daughter of Janaka, sovereignty over the three worlds would not even reach a fraction of Sita.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.14) rājyam vā triṣu lokeṣu sītā… Read More ›

Uneven Scales

“If one had to compare sovereignty over the planetary systems and Sita, the daughter of Janaka, sovereignty over the three worlds would not even reach a fraction of Sita.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.14) rājyam vā triṣu lokeṣu sītā… Read More ›

Who You Work For

“It was for her sake, she of wide eyes, that I crossed over the magnificent ocean, the lord of rivers and streams, and explored this city.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 16.12) sāgaraḥ ca mayā krāntaḥ śrīmān nada nadī patiḥ… Read More ›