Today's Quote

We Should Know That There Is Only One God

The God of England, Christianity, the God of Muslims, the God of Hindu Sanatanist, the God of others, are not different. We have done like this, but He is only one. God is one without second, but there are so many manifestations: Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Paramātmā, Jagannātha, so many. You should know that we are sons and daughters of the same God. No difference. They forgot very lovely, very sweet, very merciful God. He is very attractive. So, one of His names is Kṛṣṇa: very attractive...

Bhakti Quotes

WE SHOULD TRY TO FOLLOW IT AS PURELY AS IS POSSIBLE

...Holy days like Ekadasi are bhakti janani, the mother of prema-bhakti. We should try to follow it as purely as possible, not eating and drinking many times throughout the day...

Events

Guru Purnima

Your Cāturmāsya-vrata will be successful when you adopt the vow not to accept any food other than the mahā-prasāda of the bhaktas. When you are thus determined, your character will be purified. You will no longer want to go to the cinema and play on a laptop. Your mind will not automatically run to the internet. This is the power of the pure devotees’ remnants. Nārada was a small child but by the mercy of the mahā-bhāgavata ṛṣis he became determined to also become a fully devoted servant of Bhagavān.

Sayana Ekadasi

Sastra has many quotations that glorify the specialty of Sayana Ekadasi. During these four months, some devotees adopt mauna-vrata; they adopt the vow of silence. They completely stop talking to people. They start manasi-seva; their internal services to their Lordships. Every day, they arrange a nice seat, water, and abhiseka for Hari. They offer delightful bhoga for Hari every day and distribute His remnants. Newer and newer performances and festivals are arranged for Krishna...

Articles

...On the evening of the princess’s marriage, many people came for the feast and celebration. So many preparations were cooked, and everything was presented in many bowls and plates to the guests. They made many drinks, sweets and different dishes. When all the guests sat down to eat, they looked down at their plates and saw everything was sand and bits of stone...
Śrī Rūpa Mañjarī, Śrī Rati Mañjarī, Lavaṅga Mañjarī, Mañjūlalī-māñjarī, and Śrī Rasa Mañjarī eagerly and lovingly serve Śrīmatī Rādhārānī, supplying Her musk and various other articles. Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura prays, “When will I serve Śrī Rādhā-Mādhava with these nitya-siddha-mañjarīs?” Many devotees serve Rādhā-Mādhava and there are also many devotees who serve in sakhya- and vātsalya-rasa. But the prema-sevā rendered under the guidance of the mañjarīs is especially pleasing to Rādhā-Mādhava...
Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura was the son of a king. He had enjoyed the life of a prince, but in this prayer, he says, “I will wear a kaupina, carry a waterpot and use old or broken cloth to cover my body. I will leave everything to go to Vraja-bhūmi. There, I will live under trees, where I will have no people to come and make mundane relationship or friendship with and nobody to discuss and tell about my life stories. In this way...

Gurudeva Katha

Try To Make More Time For Kṛṣṇa Consciousness

...Who is guru? He is always worshiping Kṛṣṇa and Rādhikā. He is always making Him happy—krsnanandaya dhimahi. He gives ānanda, pleasure to Kṛṣṇa. Krsnanandaya means he is always serving and pleasing Kṛṣṇa. Who serves? Śrīmatī Rādhikā and the lady devotees like the gopīs. Only Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu has accepted this form of worship as the topmost. Nityānanda Prabhu, Baladeva Prabhu is akhaṇḍa-guru-tattva. And, the gurus now are the part and parcel of Nityānanda Prabhu. So, we should think of Śrī Guru as sākṣāt dharitvena. This should be applied to śikṣā-guru and dīkṣā-guru, both...

If Guru Is Not Uttama

...If we are giving everything of ourselves unto the lotus feet of Krsna, He will surely give us connection with a good guru. If we are not so qualified and we have so many material desires, then Krsna will make different arrangements. After that, the disciple will gradually develop, and later on he will be able to think who is a proper guru or not. He will then take initiation again...

Book excerpts

Preaching Sanatana-dharma in Assam

...Srila Guru Maharaja stayed there for some days and extensively preached sanatana-dharma. Every day he lectured on the Eleventh Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam at the Sanskrit school run by the local king. The principal of the school came there regularly to hear Bhagavatam, along with other teachers and many students. The minister Bahadura of Gauripura state and many officials came as well. After that...

Preaching suddha-bhakti in Caubis Pargana and Medinipura

...Apasampradaya doctrines are opposed to the scriptures and are filled with faulty conclusions. Pure Vaisnavas are the gurus of the four varnas. Unfortunately, the modern class of so-called Vaisnavas is full of bad qualities and is a degraded apasampradaya. One cannot gain any benefit by following it. Vaisnavas must perform the topmost bhakti to Visnu and must follow the rules of proper Vaisnava conduct and etiquette...
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