Month: July 2014

Speaking To The Future

“Being an associate of Lord Krishna, Arjuna was above all ignorance, but Arjuna was put into ignorance on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra just to question Lord Krishna about the problems of life so that the Lord could explain them for… Read More ›

Misunderestimating

“After consulting with his demonic ministers, Kamsa instructed a witch named Putana, who knew the black art of killing small children by ghastly sinful methods, to kill all kinds of children in the cities, villages and pasturing grounds. Such witches… Read More ›

In Austerities Like a Sage

“He had the best of qualities among saintly kings. In austerities he was equal to the great sages. Born in a family of great rulers, he was equal in strength to Indra.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.3) rājarṣīṇāṃ guṇaśreṣṭhastapasā… Read More ›

The Best Among Saintly Kings

“He had the best of qualities among saintly kings. In austerities he was equal to the great sages. Born in a family of great rulers, he was equal in strength to Indra.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.3) rājarṣīṇāṃ guṇaśreṣṭhastapasā… Read More ›

To Whom God Appears

“There was a king named Dasharatha. He owned chariots, elephants and horses, and was of a pure nature, very famous, straightforward, and of great reputation.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.2) rājā daśaratho nāma ratha kunjara vājinām | puṇya śīlo… Read More ›

Within Hearing

“Having thus thought over the matter in many ways, that great monkey addressed these sweet words that were within the hearing of Sita.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 31.1) evam bahu vidhām cintām cintayitva mahākapiḥ | saṃśrave madhuram vākyam vaidehyā vyājahāra… Read More ›

Effortless Actions

“If I narrate about Rama, her dear husband whose actions are effortless, she will not be frightened, as her mind will be absorbed in thoughts of her husband.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.41) rāmam akliṣṭa karmāṇam sva bandhum anukīrtayan… Read More ›