Month: June 2013

Activities In Liberation

“The jnani division of spiritualists go on speculating only to distinguish the soul from matter, but they have no information of the activities of the soul after being liberated by knowledge. It is said that persons who only mentally speculate… Read More ›

Deity of Choice

“The maha-bhagavata, the advanced devotee, certainly sees everything mobile and immobile, but he does not exactly see their forms. Rather, everywhere he immediately sees manifest the form of the Supreme Lord.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 8.274) Download this episode (right click… Read More ›

I’m Counting On You

“The path of spiritual realization is undoubtedly difficult. The Lord therefore advises us to approach a bona fide spiritual master in the line of disciplic succession from the Lord Himself.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 4.34 Purport) Download this episode (right click… Read More ›

Better Than Yours

“God is one. He is neither Hindu nor Muslim nor Christian. The Vedic injunction is ekam brahma dvitiyam nasti: ‘God is one; He cannot be two.’ So whether you are Hindu, Muslim, or Christian, God is one. This is to… Read More ›

I Already Know

“My dear Krishna, O infallible and most beautiful one, any human being who happens to hear about Your transcendental form and pastimes immediately absorbs through his ears Your name, fame and qualities; thus all his material pangs subside, and he… Read More ›

Different Kinds of Faith

“According to one’s existence under the various modes of nature, one evolves a particular kind of faith. The living being is said to be of a particular faith according to the modes he has acquired.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 17.3) Download… Read More ›

Haldi Kalash

“First applying turmeric, they are singing of the auspiciousness. They are doing the family rituals, filling the kalasha and applying oil.” (Janaki Mangala, 115) prathama haradi bandana kari mangala gāvahiṃ | kari kula rīti kalasa thapi tulu caḍhāvahiṃ || Download… Read More ›

Gauri Ganesha

“They prayed to Ganesha and Parvati for Sita and Rama. The king, the relatives and the people of the town were all happy.” (Janaki Mangala, 114) sīya rama hita pūjahiṃ gauri ganesahi | parijana purajana sahita pramoda naresahi || Download… Read More ›

A Dream Wedding

“The king asked the qualified people to erect a mandapa. The married ladies sang songs and auspicious music played.” (Janaki Mangala, 113) guni gana boli kaheu nṛpa mānḍava chāvana | gāvahiṃ gīta suāsini bāja badhāvana || Download this episode (right… Read More ›