Month: March 2013

The Guru’s Feet

“Hearing this, Janaka became confused and started to think. Rama offered prayers to the guru’s feet and then went, with neither happiness nor sadness in His heart. The good omens portended auspicious things to come.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 12.2) suni… Read More ›


“O Janaka, just see His beautiful form, and know that it magically takes away all bad elements. This bow is like an ocean of energy belonging to the kings, and Rama is like Agastya who will drink it up.” (Janaki… Read More ›

Removing Illusion

“Laughing, the muni said, ‘O Janaka, this form is so beautiful that by remembering it one gets so many good merits that all bad elements caused by illusion get removed.’” (Janaki Mangala, 96) muni hansi kaheu janaka yaha mūrati sohai… Read More ›

Protecting the Vision

“Every part of that vision puts to shame the beauty of Kamadeva. O muni, please don’t do anything that will sully that form.” (Janaki Mangala, 95) roma roma chabi nindati sobha manojani | dekhiya mūrati malina kariya muni so jani… Read More ›

As Delicate As Shirisha

“You’re asking for the young prince to look at the bow, but can a piece of a shirisha flower pierce through hard steel?” (Janaki Mangala, 94) so dhanu kahiya bilokana bhūpa kisorahi | bheda ki sirisa sumana kana kulisa kaṭhorahiṃ… Read More ›

Shiva and Parvati

“This bow is as fixed as Parvati’s mind. This bow is from Lord Shiva, who observes the vow to accept only one wife.” (Janaki Mangala, 93) pārabatī mana sarisa acala dhanu cālaka | hahiṃ purāri teu eka nāri brata pālaka… Read More ›

Eliminating the Choice

“O Rama, You should know that just as fish cannot survive when taken out of water, neither Sita nor I can live without You for even a moment.” (Lakshmana speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 53.31) Download this… Read More ›

I Stay Away

“One can change his habit by good or bad association, and one has to become intelligent enough to discriminate between good and bad. The best association is the service of the devotees of the Lord, and by that association one… Read More ›

No One’s Servant

“Since everything is in full opulence in the Personality of Godhead and is existing in full truth, there is no duty for the Supreme Personality of Godhead to perform. One who must receive the results of work has some designated… Read More ›

Make of Me What You Will

“Revealed knowledge may in the beginning be unbelievable because of our paradoxical desire to verify everything with our tiny brains, but the speculative means of attaining knowledge is always imperfect. The perfect knowledge propounded in the revealed scriptures is confirmed… Read More ›