Month: January 2014

Unanswered Prayers

“Demons have lost all intelligence because they do not know what is actually their self-interest. Even if they have information of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they decline to approach Him; it is not possible for them to get their… Read More ›

Natural Inspiration

“O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must… Read More ›

Free From Oppression

“Each and every one of the living entities within this universe has this minute independence, but Brahma, being the chief of all living entities, has a greater potential of independence than any other. He is the representative of Krishna, the… Read More ›

Human Joke Machines

“From both directions, taking the names of the grooms and brides the ladies kept offering different jokes while they were eating, and this flooded that night with beauty and joy.” (Janaki Mangala, 160) dehi gāri bara nāri nāma lai duhu… Read More ›

Bhojana

“With the four types of food, of so many different varieties, the King of Ayodhya and the barata party took their meal.” (Janaki Mangala, 159) cahu prakāra jevanāra bhaī bahu bhāntinha | bhojana karata avadhapati sahita barātinha || Download this… Read More ›

Charity and Respect

“With love he offered charity, respect and supreme respect to completion. Dasharatha and the barata party accepted everything politely.” (Janaki Mangala, 157) dāna māna paramāna prema pūrana kie | samadhī sahita barāta binaya basa kari lie || Download this episode… Read More ›

A Generous Dowry

“From the in-laws they received too many gifts to count. Included were male and female servants, horses, elephants, gold, clothing and jewels.” (Janaki Mangala, 156) dāija bhayau bibidha bidhi jāi na so gani | dāsī dāsa bāji gaja hema basana… Read More ›

A Liberal Donor

“Sita’s younger sister, who was also very beautiful, was given to Lakshmana. Shrutakirti, who had every virtue and good quality, was given to Lakshmana’s younger brother.” (Janaki Mangala, 154) siya laghu bhagini lakhana kahun rūpa ujāgari | lakhana anuja śrutakīrati… Read More ›