GURU: THE UNIVERSAL TEACHER

Guru is not an individual. Guru is the representative of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, who is the Absolute Truth. A guru can be someone who preaches, initiates,and/ or inspires others to be connected with the Supreme Lord. Those who are initiating others into this spiritual path are called diksha guru. Those who give spiritual… Continue reading GURU: THE UNIVERSAL TEACHER

Lord Gauranga’s Ratha Yatra

The scriptures have stated the main reason for the appearance of Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu:  śrī-rādhāyāḥ praṇaya-mahimā kīdṛśo vānayaivā- svādyo yenādbhuta-madhurimā kīdṛśo vā madīyaḥ saukhyaṁ cāsyā mad-anubhavataḥ kīdṛśaṁ veti lobhāt Tad-bhāvāḍhyaḥ samajani śacī-garbha-sindhau harīnduḥ Desiring to understand the glory of Rādhārāṇī’s love, the wonderful qualities in Him that She alone relishes through Her love,… Continue reading Lord Gauranga’s Ratha Yatra

Srimad Bhagavatam 4.6.42

jāne tvām īśaṁ viśvasya jagato yoni-bījayoḥ śakteḥ śivasya ca paraṁ yat tad brahma nirantaram ‘I know you[Shiva] as the controller of the entire manifestation of the cosmic creation, as the potency of both the seed [of the father] and the  womb [of the mother] and as the Supreme Brahman who is immaterial and free from change.… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 4.6.42

Utpanna Ekadashi

The glories of Utpanna Ekadashi, as described in the “Bhavisyottara Puran” in the conversation of Sri Krishna and Arjuna.  As Arjuna asked about the details of this ekadashi. Sri Krishna answered- “O Arjuna at the beginning of autumn, the Ekadashi that occurs during the waning moon in the month of November-December a person should observe… Continue reading Utpanna Ekadashi

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya 16.238

markaṭa-vairāgya nā kara loka dekhāñā yathā-yogya viṣaya bhuñja’ anāsakta hañā “Don’t do monkey or false renunciation and show off to people. In the meantime, just enjoy the material world in a befitting way, just don’t be attached to it.” We have seen that there are pseudo devotees who pretend like a great devotee speaking sweet… Continue reading Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya 16.238

Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.10

kāmasya nendriya-prītir lābho jīveta yāvatā jīvasya tattva-jijñāsā nārtho yaś ceha karmabhiḥ One should not strive much for sense-enjoyment and gain, a human being is meant for inquiry about Absolute Truth thus no other duties should be the goal of one’s life. In the Padma Purana in is explained that there are 8,400,000 species of living beings and… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.10

Srimad Bhagavatam 8.18.26

yajamānaḥ pramudito darśanīyaṁ manoramam rūpānurūpāvayavaṁ tasmā āsanam āharat “Bali Mahārāja who had engaged the Brahmins to perform sacrifices was delighted to see Lord Vāmana so beautiful in each of His lustrous limbs, offered Him a seat” According to Padma purana, it is mentioned that when Lord Vamana appeared in the womb of mother Aditi, various… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 8.18.26

Srimad Bhagavatam 7.6.5

tato yateta kuśalaḥ kṣemāya bhavam āśritaḥ śarīraṁ pauruṣaṁ yāvan na vipadyeta puṣkalam An intelligent person leading this material life, who is able to discriminate right from wrong should endeavour for the real goal of life as long as he is still healthy and strong and not be affected by being worn-out  There are many people out… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 7.6.5

Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.2

dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo ’tra paramo nirmatsarāṇāṁ satāṁ vedyaṁ vāstavam atra vastu śivadaṁ tāpa-trayonmūlanam śrīmad-bhāgavate mahā-muni-kṛte kiṁ vā parair īśvaraḥ sadyo hṛdy avarudhyate ’tra kṛtibhiḥ śuśrūṣubhis tat-kṣaṇāt “Reject all religion which is motivated, This Purāṇa gives the top most truth and can only be understood by those devotees who are hundred percent pure at heart. For the welfare of… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.2

Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.18

caturdaśaṁ nārasiṁhaṁ bibhrad daityendram ūrjitam dadāra karajair ūrāv erakāṁ kaṭa-kṛd yathā In the fourteenth incarnation, the Lord came in the form of half-man, half-lion and bifurcated the strong body of the the king of atheist with His nails, just as a carpenter pierces cane. The Rig Veda sloka 1.154.2a it is mention; “like some wild… Continue reading Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.18