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DON’T BE DISTURBED BY ANY SORT OF DISAGREEMENT WITH YOUR GOD-BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Originally posted on The Hare Krishna Revolution:
Letters of  His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda   ? Los Angeles 15 January, 1968 ? ? ? My Dear Yamuna devi and Harsarani devi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter, undated, and I can understand that in some points…

Buddhi-yoga
Bhagavad-gita As It Is 1972 Edition By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Chapter 3, Text 3 śrī-bhagavān uvāca loke ‘smin dvi-vidhā niṣṭhā purā proktā mayānagha jñāna-yogena sāṅkhyānāṁ karma-yogena yoginām śrī bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; loke—in the world; asmin—this; dvi-vidhā—two kinds of; niṣṭhā—faith; purā—formerly; proktā—was said; mayā—by Me; anagha—O sinless […]

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; […]
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Pilgrim’s Progress
This morning I was reading from the 3rd Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam about Vidura and the beginning of his journey to the great places of pilgrimage. The following is excerpted from some of my reading. He began to travel alone, thinking only of Kṛṣṇa, through various holy places like Ayodhyā, Dvārakā and Mathurā. He traveled […]

Spiritual Blindness
click on image to enlarge The Insulting of Draupadi I have always found this story of the disrobing of Draupadī, the wife of the godly King Yudhiṣṭhira, to be and example of how Krsna always protects his pure devotees. This incident contributes greatly to the Great Battle of Kurukṣetra, which almost completely annihilated the Kuru’s. […]

Nama Sankirtan
Nāma-saṅkīrtana by Śrīla Narottama Dāsa Ṭhākura I have always liked the following song by Srila Narottama Dasa Thakur. And this song describes very simply, the beginning of the Sankirtan Movement, or The Hare Krishna Movement. The first four lines of the song, are the ones most often sung, with the first verse repeated as refrain. […]

In the Mood of Srimati Radharani
click on image to enlarge Lately, I have been absorbed in reading Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. For me it is a hard book to pick up, but after I begin reading…it is a hard book to put down. Sometimes it seems so esoteric (1 intelligible only to those with special knowledge. 2 intended only for the initiated), […]

Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in the USA
Today we celebrate the Arrival of Srila Prabhupada in the U.S.A. 1965 with this poem written aboard the ship the Jaladuta and with a free pdf download the Jaladuta Diary. Just click on link at bottom of post to read or save the pdf file. Poem by Srila Prabhupada on His First Arrival in the […]

The Higher Taste
This is a nice little cookbook, with information on vegetarian cooking, health, nutrition, cow protection, bhakti yoga, etc. We offer it as a free download which you can view, print or save to your computer by following the link below: click on link to veiw or download book; The Higher Taste for other great books […]

The Secret of Success in Spiritual Life
click on image to enlarge “The Words of the Spiritual Master” by Ananda devi dasi “Believing in the words of His Spiritual Master, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu introduced the Sankirtana movement, just as the present Krishna Consciousness movement was started with belief in the words of our Spiritual Master. He wanted to preach, we believed in […]

Simply Keep Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Within the Core of Your Heart
“May that Lord, who is known as the son of Śrīmatī Śacīdevī, be transcendentally situated in the innermost chambers of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has appeared in the age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no incarnation ever offered before: the most sublime and radiant spiritual […]

Yogamaya and Mahamaya
click on image to enlarge This morning I was reading again from the 4th chapter of the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Adi-lila, wherin Srila Prabhupada was describing the yogamaya potency… …Yogamāyā is the name of the internal potency that makes the Lord forget Himself and become an object of love for His pure devotee in different transcendental […]

Which Way Home for the Wandering Soul?
Which Way Home for the Wandering Soul? A lecture by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Excerpted from Back to Godhead Magazine Vol. 18, No. 10, 1983 Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for kindly participating in this Krsna consciousness movement, which is spreading bhagavata-dharma. […]

Loving Krishna
click on image to enlarge The above image was taken at New Vrindavan at 12:00 noon, at the moment of Srimati Radharani’s Appearance. The altar looks particularly nice today, and Srimati Radharani is overwhelmingly beautiful on this her appearance day. Jaya Radhe! …Agriculture and protecting the cow, this is the main business of the residents […]

Sri Krishna Sandarbha
Today marks the appearance of Lord Vamanadeva and of Srila Jiva Goswami. In honor of the appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami, we share with you one of the great literary works written by Jiva Gosvami, and translated into English by Kusakratha Prabhu, as a free download. The work is entitled “Sri Krishna-sandarbha”. Sri Krishna-sandarbha Written […]

Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva Tomorrow
Today is Parsva Ekadasi (fast from grains and beans) and also a fast till noon for appearance of Lord Vamanadeva. His appearance is tomorrow but the fast is today so that the Edadasi Break fast can take place between 6:54 – 8:37 tomorrow. With His appearance day in mind, as we are fasting today, we […]

Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion
This link to pre-ordering the book “Yamuna Devi A Life of Unalloyed Devotion” by Dinatarine devi, appeared in my email box this morning. I thought I would share it with all of you as well. I went ahead and pre-ordered the two-set edition at the 20% discount, using my pay pal account. You can follow […]

The Letter U (u-kāra) Indicates Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, The Pleasure Potency of Kṛṣṇa.
The other day as I was doing some research on Srimati Radharani, for her appearance day post, I ran across the following; …Oṁkāra is a combination of the letters a, u and m. A-kāreṇocyate kṛṣṇaḥ the letter a (a-kāra) refers to Kṛṣṇa, who is sarva-lokaika-nāyakaḥ, the master of all living entities and planets, material and […]

Radha is the beloved consort of Krsna
click on image to enlarge So today being the appearance day of Srimati Radharani, my mind has been absorbed in thoughts of Radha and Krsna.  It is described that she is the beloved consort of Krsna,   Krsna’s pleasure potency, and the spiritual energy of Krsna. …Lord Caitanya  requested Rāmānanda Rāya to explain something more:  […]

Radhastami; Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day
click on image to enlarge Today we honor the appearance day of Srimati Radharani (Radhastami).  We share with you a lecture given by Srila Prabhupada, given on Srimati Radharani’s appearance day, in London, September 18, 1969. …Rādhārāṇī is hari-priyā, very dear to Kṛṣṇa. So if we approach Kṛṣṇa through Rādhārāṇī, through the mercy of Rādhārāṇī, then […]

Hare Krishna!
click on image to enlarge We will be away for a couple of weeks, but leave you with this beautiful image of Lord Sri Krishna and a short book entitled “Prabhupada” click on link to veiw or save Prabhupada

Vyasa Puja 2014
click on image to enlarge For most devotees of The Hare Krishna Movement, Vyasa-puja is the most important festival of the year.  It is the day we honor the appearance day of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness  (ISKCON – The Hare Krishna Movement). Srila […]

The Birth of Lord Krishna
click on image to enlarge With the advent of Lord Krsna’s birthday celebration (Janmastami) rapidly approaching, it seemed fitting that we do a post on the birth of Lord Krsna. So the following is the entire third chapter from the Krsna Book entitled “The Birth of Lord Kṛṣṇa”. …As stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, the Lord […]
Srimad Bhagavatam

Srimad Bhagavatam

The Lord in the Heart
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Chapter Two The Lord in the Heart Full Chapter TEXT 1 śrī-śuka uvāca evaṁ purā dhāraṇayātma-yonir naṣṭāṁ smṛtiṁ pratyavarudhya tuṣṭāt tathā sasarjedam amogha-dṛṣṭir yathāpyayāt prāg vyavasāya-buddhiḥ śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; evam—just in the same way; purā—prior to the manifestation of the cosmos; dhāraṇayā—by such […]

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
Free Download of Second Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam Click on underlined links below to view or save Free scanned copy of Second Canto Part One 1972 Edition SB-02-01-1972 Free scanned copy of Second Canto Part Two 1972 Edition SB-02-02-1972

Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto (Free pdf download)
For a Free pdf download of the entire First Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Original 1972 Editions (scanned copiess), click on the following underlined links; * allow a few moments to load SB-01-01-1972 SB-01-02-1972 SB-01-03-1972




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 […]

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