janaka

No One Like Him

“In that city lives the leader of all men, Maharaja Janaka. He has every good quality, and during that time there was no other king like him.” (Janaki Mangala, Svayamvara Ki Taiyari, 6) janaka nāma tehiṃ nagara basai naranāyaka| saba… Read More ›

Tilaka

“That country is looking so beautiful, and the Vedas have described its purity. Known in the three worlds, Tirahut [Janakpur] is the tilaka of the earth.” (Janaki Mangala, Svayamvara Ki Taiyari, 4) desa suhāvana pāvana beda bakhāniya | bhūmi tilaka… Read More ›

Three Questions

“How can I ensure that the purpose of my task does not get destroyed? How shall I avoid mental disparity, and how do I ensure that my crossing of the ocean does not go for naught?” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara… Read More ›

What Makes an Object

“Any object is known by its four characteristic features: name, form, qualities and activities. Lord Krishna is the Supreme Object; thus He is knowable in terms of His unlimited and eternal name, form, qualities, and pastimes. The absence of these… Read More ›

Atmarama

“All different varieties of atmaramas [those who take pleasure in atma, or spirit self], especially those established on the path of self-realization, though freed from all kinds of material bondage, desire to render unalloyed devotional service unto the Personality of… Read More ›

The Power of God

“Having been well-received by my righteous father, Vishvamitra spoke to him as follows regarding the two brothers, Rama and Lakshmana, both descendants of the Raghu dynasty. ‘These two sons of Dasharatha would like to see the bow. Please show that… Read More ›

Praiseworthy

“In one who has unflinching devotional faith in Krishna, all the good qualities of Krishna and the demigods are consistently manifest.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 5.18.12) Sita Devi, the wife of Lord Rama, and the female sage Anasuya, mother of Dattatreya and… Read More ›