narayana

Combing The Earth

“I have searched all this earth: pools, ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, marshes, woods and difficult to access mountains – but still I do not see Sita. Sampati, the king of vultures, said that Sita was here in Ravana’s abode, but… Read More ›

From an Anthill

“Just as within the earth are found every kind of seed and within the sky live all the stars, Tulsidas knows that Shri Rama’s holy name is the reservoir of all dharma.” (Dohavali, 29) jathā bhūmi saba bījamaya nakhata nivāsa… Read More ›

Best Man For The Job

“Sugriva in particular broached the subject of finding Sita with Hanuman, for he was convinced that Hanuman, the best among monkeys, was capable of accomplishing the desired purpose.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.1) “I’ve got my best man on it”,… Read More ›

The Secret Weapon

“With Vaidehi [Sita] being thus insulted, all the moving and nonmoving beings of the world were put into a chaotic condition and were surrounded by a dense blinding darkness. The wind did not blow and the sun did not shine…. Read More ›

Padmini

“How can that female swan who is accustomed to sporting with the king of swans amidst lotus flowers ever cast her eyes on a water-crow that stays amidst bunches of grass?” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand,… Read More ›

Vaikuntha

“No material planet, even Satyaloka, is comparable in quality to the spiritual planets, where the five inherent qualities of the material world-namely, ignorance, misery, egoism, anger and envy-are completely absent.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi 5.22 Purport) The spiritual planets… Read More ›