Month: September 2013

Mangala Arati

“They then went to welcome the groom with an auspicious arati on a decorated plate. They were happy like the golden lotus blooming at sunrise.” (Janaki Mangala, 132) mangala ārati sāja bahari parichana calīṃ | janu bigasīṃ rabi udaya kanaka… Read More ›

Staying in the Background

“Hearing this, Parvati, Lakshmi and the wives of the demigods became very happy. After disguising themselves as ordinary women, they went to the mandapa.” (Janaki Mangala, 131) umā ramādika suratiya suni pramudita bhaī  | kapaṭa nāri bara beṣa biraca manḍama… Read More ›

Keeping with Tradition

“In the queen’s palace they are decorating for the auspicious occasion. With voices like cuckoos, they are singing and joking.” (Janaki Mangala, 130) sajahiṃ sumangala sāja rahasa ranivāsahi | gāna karahiṃ pikabaini sahita parihāsahi || Download this episode (right click… Read More ›

Five-Star General

“In the three worlds, nothing could compare to the two. Dasharatha was equal to Janaka and Janaka equal to Dasharatha.” (Janaki Mangala, 129) tīni loka avalokahiṃ nahiṃ upamā kou | dasaratha janaka samāna janaka dasaratha dou || Download this episode… Read More ›

Space Saver

“Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.14) Download this episode (right click and save) Person 1: “I just can’t fit anything else in… Read More ›

Firewood

“The example is given of the fire in wood. The fire kindled in wood is always the same, although the wood may be of different types. Similarly, the bodies within the material creation may be specifically different according to shape… Read More ›

Radhashtami 2013

“Radha-Krishna is one. Radha-Krishna is Krishna and Krishna’s pleasure potency combined. When Krishna exhibits His pleasure potency, He appears to be two – Radha and Krishna. Otherwise, Radha and Krishna are one.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 8.282 Purport) Download… Read More ›