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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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The Nine Processes of Devotional Service
The Nine Processes of Devotional Service The Nine Processes of Devotional Service are described by Prahlada Maharaja in the 7th Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, chapter 5, text 24-25. The great personalities who attained perfection by practice of the nine processes are listed below, followed by the complete text and purport, describing in full these […]

The Beauty of Krsna
The Lord’s beauty resembles a dark cloud during the rainy season. As the rainfall glistens, His bodily features also glisten. Indeed, He is the sum total of all beauty. The Lord has four arms and an exquisitely beautiful face with eyes like lotus petals, a beautiful highly raised nose, a mind-attracting smile, a beautiful forehead […]

Adhokṣaja
Adhokṣaja If one were to do an image search on the Internet, of Maitreya; who is a character in the Srimad Bhagavatam, and the main person in our Previous post entitled “Vidura’s Talks with Maitreya”, the images that come up are of the Maitreya Buddha. It is interesting to note that In the Vedas, Adhokṣaja […]

The Essence of All Topics — The Topics of the Lord
I have been reading, with rapt attention, from Volume One, of the Third Canto, of Srimad Bhagavatam, by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, each morning. As I was reading this morning the words “…all-inclusive welfare service for the entire human society”, just kinda jumped out at me, as did the words “…greatest […]

Bhagavata Dharma Discourses
Continuning with our “Bhagavata Dharma Discourses” series given at New Vrindavan, 1972. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Lecture by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Canto One, Chapter 2, Text 6 New Vrindaban, September 5, 1972 Pradyumna: Translation: “The supreme occupation or dharma for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service […]

Photos by Gurudas
Photos by Gurudas Morning Walks in London Somehow or other, I have a large collection of Photo’s taken by Gurudas Prabhu. It is the first snowy day, and I am inside the house staying warm and looking at this large collection of photos on our computer. It would be remiss of me not to share […]

The Principal Deities of Vrndavana
click on image to enlarge As we mentioned in a previous post With the Radiance of Molten Gold “The First Chapter of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta begins with fourteen Sanskrit verses that describe the Absolute Truth. Then the next three Sanskrit verses describe the principal Deities of Vṛndāvana, namely, Śrī Rādhā-Madana-mohana, Śrī Rādhā-Govindadeva and Śrī Rādhā-Gopīnāthajī.” Today […]

Krishna Prasadam
On our previous post I was searching the “Letters Books”, and just got caught up in reading…I began reading letters about offering prasadam, cooking for the Lord, and why we do not eat meat, etc. which spurred this collection of quotes on Krishna Prasadam. Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your […]

Krishna Conscious Children and the Gṛhastha Ashram
My wife read me following letter this morning, that she saw on FaceBook. It is a letter written by Srila Prabhupada in 1971 to his female disciple Indira devi dasi, and is explaining how to practice household life (gṛhastha ashram) in Krishna consciousness. My Dear Indira, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt […]

With the Radiance of Molten Gold
The First Chapter of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta begins with fourteen Sanskrit verses that describe the Absolute Truth. Latly, I have been reading these first fourteen verses every morning, as part of my morning practice; just trying to put myself in the mood of devotional service. The following is my favorite of the fourteen and we share […]

Vegetarian Ethics
I ran across the following article on the Sampradaya Sun the other day on Vegetarian Ethics. It is a very nice collection of quotes on the importance of a vegetarian diet, and a case against animal slaughter. “Many people consider the ethical reasons the most important of all for becoming vegetarian. The beginning of ethical […]

Obstacles on the Path of Eternity
This morning while I was looking through some of the old issues of Back to Godhead Magazine, I stumbled upon the following article. Obstacles on the Path of Eternity An Excerpt from Srila Rupa Gosvami’s Upadesamrta from Back to Godhead Magazine Vol. 1, No.88, 1973 [SRILA RUPA GOSVAMI was one of six exalted devotees especially […]

Reporting for Service
This morning I went into our temple room, as I do every morning, and offered my obeisances. As I was saying my morning prayers this thought just entered my mind; ‘Vyasasan das, reporting for service”. It seemed like a strange thing to be thinking so early in the morning, and I do not recall ever […]

Bhagavata Dharma Discourses
Continuning with our “Bhagavata Dharma Discourses” series given at New Vrindavan, 1972. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Lecture New Vrindaban, September 4, 1972 By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Canto 1, Chapter Two, Text 5 Pradyumna: “O sages, I have been justly questioned by you. Your questions are worthy because they relate to Lord Kṛṣṇa and […]

Sri Krsna Rasa-yatra
Today being Purnima (the Full Moon), is also the End of Kartika, Sri Krsna Rasa-yatra (the purnima or full moon of Damodara month is the second full moon of the autumn season, and rasa lila is again celebrated), Tulasi-Saligrama Vivaha (this is the celebration of the marriage ceremony of Srimati Tulsi Devi and Lord Sri […]

The Causeless Mercy of Lord Caitanya
By the mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, even a foolish child can fully describe the real nature of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the enjoyer of the pastimes of Vraja, according to the vision of the revealed scriptures. (Ādi-līlā Chapter 4, Text 1) This month as we explore the childhood pastimes of Lord Krsna in Vrndavan, it is […]

Krishna’s Childhood Pastimes
Continuining our month long attempt to stay focused on the childhood pastimes of Krsna, during this month of Damodara (Kartika), we bring you another exciting chapter from; Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.  Today we are posting the chapter entitled “The Salvation of Tṛṇāvarta”. …Baby Kṛṣṇa had been placed underneath a hand-driven cart, and while […]

The Bhagavata Dharma Discourses
This is the first in the series of Lectures given at New Vrindavan Farm Community in September of 1972. These lectures are commonly known as the the “Bhāgavata Dharma Discourses” …Devotee (1): Does anyone have any questions? Please ask. Raise your hand please. Especially a guest. If you have any questions please inquire. Yes? Guest: […]

Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day
click on images to enlarge Picture taken before Guru-puja Today we honored His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s disappearance day here at New Vrindavan Farm Community, with beautiful offerings, a Pushpanjali (an offering of flowers) followed by an amazing feast The beautiful Vyasasana decoration was done by Her Grace Lokadrsti devi dasi, with […]

The Bhagavata Dharma Discourses
This is the beginning of a new series of Lectures entitled “The Bhagavata Dharma Discourses” which were held at New Vrindavan Farm Community in 1972.  It was the third annual Janmastami Celebration held at New Vrindavan, and devotees poured in from everywhere, and even a New York Times Reporter appeared.  “On the crown of a […]
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Pure Devotional Service: The Change in Heart
click on image to enlarge Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Canto 2, Chapter Three Pure Devotional Service: The Change in Heart TEXT 1 śrī-śuka uvāca evam etan nigaditaṁ pṛṣṭavān yad bhavān mama nṛṇāṁ yan mriyamāṇānāṁ manuṣyeṣu manīṣiṇām śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; evam—so; etat—all these; nigaditam—answered; pṛṣṭavān—as you inquired; yat—what; […]

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
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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 […]

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