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108 Imporant Slokas from the 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is
This is the list of 108 of the most important slokas from the Bhagavad-gita As It Is (1972 Macmillan Edition) by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The index to these verses was taken from the Bhakti-sastri Study Guide compiled by Atmatattva dasa as used by the Bhaktivedanta Academy in Mayapur. [*Note for this […]

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Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 1972 Edition by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Eighteen Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation TEXT 1 arjuna uvāca sannyāsasya mahā-bāho tattvam icchāmi veditum tyāgasya ca hṛṣīkeśa pṛthak keśī-niṣūdana arjunaḥ uvāca—Arjuna said; sannyāsasya—renunciation; mahā-bāho—O mighty-armed one; tattvam—truth; icchāmi—I wish; veditum—to understand; tyāgasya—of renunciation; ca—also; hṛṣīkeśa—O master of the senses; […]

The Divisions of Faith
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 1972 Edition by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Seventeen The Divisions of Faith TEXT 1 arjuna uvāca ye śāstra-vidhim utsṛjya yajante śraddhayānvitāḥ teṣāṁ niṣṭhā tu kā kṛṣṇa sattvam āho rajas tamaḥ arjunaḥ uvāca—Arjuna said; ye—those; śāstra-vidhim—the regulations of scripture; utsṛjya—giving up; yajante—worships; śraddhayā—full faith; anvitāḥ—possessed of; teṣām—of […]

The Divine and Demoniac Natures
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 1972 Edition By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Sixteen The Divine and Demoniac Natures TEXTS 1–3 śrī-bhagavān uvāca abhayaṁ sattva-saṁśuddhir jñāna-yoga-vyavasthitiḥ dānaṁ damaś ca yajñaś ca svādhyāyas tapa ārjavam ahiṁsā satyam akrodhas tyāgaḥ śāntir apaiśunam dayā bhūteṣv aloluptvaṁ mārdavaṁ hrīr acāpalam tejaḥ kṣamā dhṛtiḥ śaucam adroho nāti-mānitā […]

The Three Modes of Material Nature
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is Complete 1972 Edition By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Fourteen The Three Modes of Material Nature TEXT 1 śrī-bhagavān uvāca paraṁ bhūyaḥ pravakṣyāmi jñānānāṁ jñānam uttamam yaj jñātvā munayaḥ sarve parāṁ siddhim ito gatāḥ śrī bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; param—transcendental; bhūyaḥ—again; pravakṣyāmi—I shall speak; […]

The Yoga of the Supreme Person
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is Complete 1972 Edition By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Fiveteen The Yoga of the Supreme Person TEXT 1 śrī-bhagavān uvāca ūrdhva-mūlam adhaḥ-śākham aśvatthaṁ prāhur avyayam chandāṁsi yasya parṇāni yas taṁ veda sa veda-vit śrī bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; ūrdhva-mūlam—with roots above; adhaḥ—downwards; śākham—branches; aśvattham—banyan […]

Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 1972 Edition By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Thirteen Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness TEXTS 1–2 arjuna uvāca prakṛtiṁ puruṣaṁ caiva kṣetraṁ kṣetra-jñam eva ca etad veditum icchāmi jñānaṁ jñeyaṁ ca keśava śrī-bhagavān uvāca idaṁ śarīraṁ kaunteya kṣetram ity abhidhīyate etad yo vetti taṁ prāhuḥ kṣetra-jña iti […]
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Ecstasy of Rememberance
I guess we all have our favorite verse or sloka from Srila Prabhupada’s books, and a favorite picture as well. This is probably my favorite verse from the Srimad Bhagavatam. It speaks to me, and I find that I quote this verse often when I am speaking with others about the joyous nature of Krishna […]

Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī
…those who are really anxious to get out of this material existence may take shelter of this Bhāgavatam because it is uttered by the liberated Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī. It is the transcendental torchlight by which one can see perfectly the transcendental Absolute Truth realized as Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān. (from purport to SB 1.1.4) full […]

If By Chance We Meet A Saintly Person…
…Sometimes an ever-liberated personal associate of the Supreme Personality of Godhead descends into this universe just as the Lord descends. Although working for the liberation of conditioned souls, the messenger of the Supreme Lord remains untouched by the material energy. Generally ever-liberated personalities live in the spiritual world as associates of Lord Kṛṣṇa, and they […]

Śrīla Prabhupāda Stotram
Śrīla Prabhupāda Stotram (Composed by Ananta Dasa Sastri) Ananta Dasa Sastri was a disciple of Srila Prabhupāda. He used to travel with Srila Prabhupāda in India and he was in the Sanskrit department assisting Srila Prabhupāda in translation work. He compiled five slokas which describe much of Srila Prabhupāda’s divine character and his divine mission […]

Gaurangera Duti Pada
click on image to enlarge …Gauranga refers to Lord Caitanya, who has a fair complexion. One who has a fair complexion is called gaura, and since Lord Caitanya was very fair, just like molten gold, He was also named Gaurasundara. Narottama dasa Thakura says, gaurangera duti pada, jar dhana-sampada, se jane bhakati-rasa-sar. Anyone who has […]

Harinama Dikska Written Test Question Paper
Sometime back, we published the “Harinama Diksha Reference Material and Study Guide“. Today we share with you the “Harinama Dikska Question Paper”. This was put out by the devotees at ISKCON Bangalore, and is very interesting. I won’t say anymore about it now, other than to say it is worth taking a few minutes to […]

Qualities of a Vaiṣṇava Devotee of the Lord
I like this picture very much and it became my meditation this morning. I began to think what it was, that first attracted me to Srila Prabhupada and the Hare Krishna Movement, or Krsna Consciousness. And it was the idea of becoming a better person, that first attracted me. …Any man who has genuine devotion […]

Final Purport
This morning I opened the Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and for some reason just went to the last verse and purport. I couldn’t remember what where the very last words Srila Prabhupada spoke, what was the final purport? So we share it with you here today. […]

Devahūti Desires Transcendental Knowledge
The following is chapter six in our series on the Teaching of Lord Kapila entitled “Devahūti Desires Transcendental Knowledge”. This chapter contains the timeless instructions on receiving spiritual knowledge. It is very difficult to get out of this entanglement and attain freedom, but if one is fortunate enough to get the association of a spiritual […]

Spring Has Arrived!
click on image to enlarge Like many of you, I am happy about the first day of Spring. It was a long hard winter for many places in the country and I am sure that most everyone welcomes the coming of spring. The following is a verse from the Srimad Bhagavatam which describes our enchantment […]

Spring
…and of seasons I am flower-bearing spring(Bhagavad-gita 10.35) …Of course spring is a season universally liked because it is neither too hot nor too cold, and the flowers and trees blossom and flourish. In spring there are also many ceremonies commemorating Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes; therefore this is considered to be the most joyful of all seasons, […]

The Original Supreme Personality
This morning I was reading from the Srimad-Bhagavatam and the purport directed my attention to the verse from the Bhagavad-gita; “Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature and My supreme dominion over all that be.. So I went to the Bhagavad-gita and read again this […]

Gaura Purnima
Today we celebrate the appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. We honor His appearance with these two select verses from the Sri Caitanya-caritmrta. “O most munificent incarnation! You are Kṛṣṇa Himself appearing as Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu. You have assumed the golden color of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, and You are widely distributing pure love of Kṛṣṇa. […]

Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā Lecture
click on image to enlarge So tomorrow is Gaura Purnima, the appearance day of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. We will honor this auspicious and most important day, with an all day fast, followed by chanting, dancing, and feasting. Today we are posting a famous lecture given by Srila Prabhupada on Gaura-purnima in Mayapur, back in […]

Chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa Mahā-mantra
click on image to enlarge Following in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is distributing the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra and inducing people all over the world to chant. We are giving people an immense treasury of transcendental literature, translated into all the important languages of the world, and by the grace […]

“God is Great”
click on image to enlarge This morning my attention was drawn to the Krsna Book. The book was laying on my book stand unopened, but it was so attractive, that I just had to open it, and read the Preface again. Back in the early 70′s, this was the first book I received from a […]

The Pilgrim’s Progress
click on image to enlarge With the coming of Spring I am always inclined to travel. Spring always seems like a good season to began a journey. With this in mind, I was reading this morning from the Srimad Bhagavatam about how Vidura left the home of his brother to devote himself completely to the […]

Remembering Krishna
click on image to enlarge ” Simply our prayer should be, My dear Krishna, please remind me to always chant Your Holy Name, please do not put me into forgetfulness. You are sitting within me as Supersoul, so you can put me into forgetfulness or into remembering You. So please do not put me into […]

The Practice of Yoga
click on image to enlarge This morning as I was making a breakfast offering, and was offering a nice glass of fresh milk, my mind just seemed to go to this picture of Krsna milking a cow. And I thought ‘milk is such a wonderful food, miraculous really. One can live on milk, and as […]

The Symptoms of a Sādhu
click on image to enlarge The symptoms of a sādhu are that he is tolerant, merciful and friendly to all living entities. He has no enemies, he is peaceful, he abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime. (SB. 3,25,21) A sādhu, as described above, is a devotee of the Lord. His concern, […]
Srimad Bhagavatam

Srimad Bhagavatam

Srila Sukadeva Gosvami
…those who are really anxious to get out of this material existence may take shelter of this Bhāgavatam because it is uttered by the liberated Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī. It is the transcendental torchlight by which one can see perfectly the transcendental Absolute Truth realized as Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān. (from purport to SB 1.1.4) full […]

The First Step in God Realization
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Canto Two, Chapter One The First Step in God Realization INVOCATION oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya oṁ—O my Lord; namaḥ—my respectful obeisances unto You; bhagavate—unto the Personality of Godhead; vāsudevāya—unto Lord Kṛṣṇa, the son of Vasudeva. TRANSLATION O my Lord, the all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I […]

Free Download of Second Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam
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Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto (Free pdf download)
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Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Eighteen Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy TEXT 1 sūta uvāca yo vai drauṇy-astra-vipluṣṭo na mātur udare mṛtaḥ anugrahād bhagavataḥ kṛṣṇasyādbhuta-karmaṇaḥ sūtaḥ uvāca—Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said; yaḥ—one who; vai—certainly; drauṇi-astra—by the weapon of the son of Droṇa; vipluṣṭaḥ—burned by; na—never; mātuḥ—of the mother; […]

The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Canto 1,Chapter Nineteen The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī TEXT 1 sūta uvāca mahī-patis tv atha tat-karma garhyaṁ vicintayann ātma-kṛtaṁ sudurmanāḥ aho mayā nīcam anārya-vat kṛtaṁ nirāgasi brahmaṇi gūḍha-tejasi sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; mahī-patiḥ—the King; tu—but; atha—thus (while coming back home); tat—that; karma—act; garhyam—abominable; vicintayan—thus thinking; […]

Mother Yaśodā Binds Lord Kṛṣṇa
In celebration of the month of Damodara (Kartika) we are focusing our attention on the pastimes of Krishna in Vrndavan. Especially Krishna’s childhood pastimes. So with this in mind we are posting the entire 9th chapter from the Tenth Canto of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad Bhagavatam entitled Mother Yaśodā Binds Lord Kṛṣṇa. When caught by mother […]

Punishment and Reward of Kali
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Seventeen Punishment and Reward of Kali TEXT 1 sūta uvāca tatra go-mithunaṁ rājā hanyamānam anāthavat daṇḍa-hastaṁ ca vṛṣalaṁ dadṛśe nṛpa-lāñchanam sūtaḥ uvāca—Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said; tatra—thereupon; go-mithunam—a cow and a bull; rājā—the King; hanyamānam—being beaten; anātha-vat—appearing to be bereft of their owner; daṇḍa-hastam—with a […]

How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Sixteen How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali TEXT 1 sūta uvāca tataḥ parīkṣid dvija-varya-śikṣayā mahīṁ mahā-bhāgavataḥ śaśāsa ha yathā hi sūtyām abhijāta-kovidāḥ samādiśan vipra mahad-guṇas tathā sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; tataḥ—thereafter; parīkṣit—Mahārāja Parīkṣit; dvija-varya—the great twice-born brāhmaṇas; śikṣayā—by their instructions; mahīm—the earth; mahā-bhāgavataḥ—the […]

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