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The Supreme God, Jesus Christ and Universal language

The Supreme God created man. He is beautiful and He also made man like that. In the Bible it has been written that the Supreme Lord has a form. It has also been written in the Koran of the Muslims and in other religious scriptures that God, or Allah, created man in His own image. No one can deny that these statements are in the Bible and Koran... He knows all the languages perfectly, and ultimately there is no need of knowing these languages. There is only one real language in the entire world, and that language is called love...

Bhakti Quotes

Jumping like Lions

I want that all my daughters and children should speak very boldly - jumping like lions and roaring like lions on the head of an elephant. (Then, pointing to other ladies in the audience:) You, you and you. I don't want (now speaking in the tone of a shy kitty cat:) mew, mew, mew. You should be ready to preach my mission throughout the world. That is why I told you to practice. Then, someday, when you become expert, you should preach like lions - like me - everywhere...

Events

2x Faster and Other Updates to Our Songbook App!

We've made improvements to our songbook app. It is 2x faster, allows shareable lists, and is half the size! If you haven't downloaded it yet, go check out this great Kirtan companion app.

Indira Ekadasi

Ekadasi is so powerful. If we do vrata, japa, or niyama, there is no guaranty when we will get the fruit. But, Ekadasi herself gives us the fruit of following her, and there is no need to wait for a long time. If one properly follows Ekadasi, then simply by remembering the name of Ekadasi-devi, Madhava becomes pleased. Today, the name of the Ekadasi is Indira Ekadasi...

Articles

So now we have become students. It does not mean that in one day we can become teachers. Are we ‘students’ or ‘stupid’? We are like very foolish children, and we should not consider ourselves to be great and wise elders. We have come to this world to be students and to learn how to enter the spiritual world and live there with the associates of God. To enter that world we must first become qualified and matured...
The prominent gopis began to think and serve Krsna through their bhava (loving mood) and glances. They were so immersed in ananda-rasa, because of touching Krsna in their hearts. The daksina-nayikas, those who were in a rightest submissive mood - came to Krsna and were holding His hands and serving Him in various ways. Those who were in vamya-bhava (contrary or bold mood) were looking at Krsna in a contrary way. Those who were in neutral mood served and engaged with Him in these different ways. Some of the Vraja-sundaris - beautiful gopis - took the tambula pan that He had chewed and began to take that. Some Gopis sat at His feet and placed His feet on their breasts.
Gautama Rsi was such a great sage and Ahalya had no real fault, it was a mistake. Indra was such a wicked man. He thought Gautama will become the king of heaven and defeat him. Demigods like this will come to serve Guru to try and destroy him. In those days there were no clocks or alarms, the birds woke them. In Vraja we see the peacocks will call in the early morning, and in other places chickens will do it...

Gurudeva Katha

Breaking down the Wall of Opulence – 03 July 1996

Hanumānji cannot embrace Śrī Rāmacandraji. He cannot kiss Śrī Rāmacandraji, but the servants of Vraja can kiss and embrace Kṛṣṇa. Even in their service there is a wall of opulence. Therefore, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu wanted to break this wall down and show that when two hearts meet even a lean and thin paper like wall must be conspicuous by its absence. In dāsya-rasa there is a high wall of opulence, the Prabhu and the dāsa cannot sit on the same seat.

Memories and Dasya-prema – 03 July 1996

We cannot go directly to Vaikuṇṭha, first salvation will come, but not that impersonal kind of salvation—salvation from birth, death, and from all sorts of sense gratification. Then our heart will be pure and we will come to the stage of bhāva, and then prema, and then we can go there. Śrīla Rāya Rāmānanda Prabhu spoke this verse—yan-nāma-śruti-mātreṇa…

Book excerpts

Śrī Gurudeva on the svarūpa of the jīva

since the jīva is a transformation of taṭasthā-śakti, his svarūpa should also be taṭasthā: ‘guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja – by the mercy of guru and Kṛṣṇa the living being receives the seed of the bhakti creeper’ (Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.151). From this point of view it seems that the jīva is constitutionally an infinitesimal particle of consciousness who obtains the bhakti-latā-bīja by the mercy of guru and Kṛṣṇa...

Discussion with the Communist Jyoti Bābū

One day Śrī Gurudeva was taking us with him to the house of a faithful devotee when he encountered Jyoti Bābū with some of his followers. Jyoti Bābū, who later became the chief minister of Bengal, was at that time the main chairman of the Communist party of Bengal. As a leader of the opposition party, he had come to investigate the condition of the flooded land in the border region...
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