Month: May 2013

A Helpful Nudge

“With loving hesitation, Sita steals glances at the body of her beloved, like the vines around a desire tree going through its leaves by the blowing of the wind.” (Janaki Mangala, 108) sīya saneha sakuca basa piya tana herai |… Read More ›

Awarding the Victor

“Taking the victory garland in her lotus hands, Janaki is looking so beautiful. What poet is there who can describe such a grand picture?” (Janaki Mangala, 107) kara kamalani jayamāla jānakī sohai | barani sakai chabi atulita asa kabi kohai… Read More ›

The Perfect Day

“Then the priest asked all the sakhis to sing wedding songs. They then went to bring to Janaki whatever her mind desired.” (Janaki Mangala, 106) taba upurohita kaheu sakhīṃ saba gāvana | calīṃ levāi jānakahiṃ bhā mana bhāvana || Download… Read More ›

Green Tree

“Auspicious singing, drums and sounds filled the air and the city. It looked like a desire tree blooming with whatever the mind desired.” (Janaki Mangala, 105) nabha pura mangala gāna nisāna gahāgahe | dekhi manoratha suratarū lalita lahālahe || Download… Read More ›

A Spirited Debate

“The well-wishers were happy and the enemies had crying faces. The poets describe the scene of the raising of the bow as being like a pond in the morning filled with so many chakava and chakora birds and kairava and… Read More ›

Dancing in the Rain

“One who is equal to friends and enemies, who is equiposed in honor and dishonor, heat and cold, happiness and distress, fame and infamy, who is always free from contamination, always silent and satisfied with anything, who doesn’t care for… Read More ›

Discovering New Worlds

“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who know this perfectly engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 10.8) Download this episode (right… Read More ›

The Pastime Umbrella

“O sober Vidura, King Indra, his honor having been insulted, poured water incessantly on Vrindavana, and thus the inhabitants of Vraja, the land of cows, were greatly distressed. But the compassionate Lord Krishna saved them from danger with His pastime… Read More ›

Perfection of Occupational Duty

“The perfection of one’s occupational duty, whether in the sphere of duty to oneself, one’s community or one’s nation, is judged by the degree to which the Lord is satisfied.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 3.2.32 Purport) Download this episode (right… Read More ›

Visible Proof

“The inhabitants of Vrindavana were perplexed by great difficulties because a certain portion of the Yamuna was poisoned by the chief of the reptiles [Kaliya]. The Lord chastised the snake-king within the water and drove him away, and after coming… Read More ›