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The Devotees of Shankara

“Tulsi says that one who abandons Hari and Shankara and worships ghosts and lowly persons becomes defamed in the end, like the son of a prostitute.” (Dohavali, 65) tulasī parihari hari harahi pām̐vara pūjahiṁ bhūta | anta phajīhata hohiṅge ganikā… Read More ›

Shiva and Parvati

“This bow is as fixed as Parvati’s mind. This bow is from Lord Shiva, who observes the vow to accept only one wife.” (Janaki Mangala, 93) pārabatī mana sarisa acala dhanu cālaka | hahiṃ purāri teu eka nāri brata pālaka… Read More ›

Teaching from Experience

“Lord Brahma, Bhagavan Narada, Lord Shiva, the four Kumaras, Lord Kapila [the son of Devahuti], Svayambhuva Manu, Prahlada Maharaja, Janaka Maharaja, Grandfather Bhishma, Bali Maharaja, Shukadeva Gosvami and I myself know the real religious principle.” (Yamaraja, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 6.3.20) Since… Read More ›

Auspicious Invocation

“[obeisance to]Guru, Ganesha, Shiva, Parvati, Brihaspati, Sarasvati, Shesha, Shukadeva, Vedas, and the sincere and intelligent saints.” (Janaki Mangala, Mangalacharana, 1) gurū ganapati girijāpati gauri girāpati | sādara seṣa sukabi śruti santa sarala mati || Goswami Tulsidas herein begins his wonderful… Read More ›

Parabrahman

“Shri Rama’s name is greater than Brahman, and it grants boons to even those who are capable of giving boons. Lord Shiva knowingly selected it out of the one hundred crore verses describing Rama’s acts.” (Dohavali, 31) brahma rāma teṃ… Read More ›

Unshakeable

“The example is given that small lamps may become agitated by a little breeze, but the greatest lamp or the greatest illuminating source, the sun, is never moved, even by the greatest hurricane. One’s greatness has to be estimated by… Read More ›