The Most Honest Presentation

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[Krishna speaking to Arjuna]“Ishvara (the Supreme Lord), jiva (the living entity), prakriti (nature), eternal time and karma (activity) are all explained in the Bhagavad-gita. Out of these five, the Lord, the living entities, material nature and time are eternal.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, Introduction)

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Not only is the Bhagavad-gita a thorough presentation of the science of self-realization, but it is completely honest as well. No relevant subject matter is hidden from view. Though considered a religious book by the less intelligent, in the Bhagavad-gita there is no mention of a specific faith. . The fact that all sides are discussed further substantiates the teacher’s standing as the highest authority figure.

[Lord Krishna]The teacher who speaks the Bhagavad-gita is Shri Krishna. In the timeline of our history, He is a personality who appeared on this earth some five thousand years ago. He was the rightful son of Vasudeva and…

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Attractive For One Reason

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[Krishna and Arjuna]“O King, as I repeatedly recall this wondrous and holy dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, I take pleasure, being thrilled at every moment.” (Sanjaya, Bhagavad-gita, 18.76)

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rājan saṁsmṛtya saṁsmṛtya

saṁvādam imam adbhutam

keśavārjunayoḥ puṇyaṁ

hṛṣyāmi ca muhur muhuḥ

At the end of the Bhagavad-gita the relay person, the one forwarding the details of the conversation taking place between the exalted speaker and the humble disciple, reveals his own mind. Named Sanjaya, he started as a neutral bystander. He took an interest in the ensuing dialogue, and he says that every time he remembers it, he takes great pleasure. He feels a thrill at every moment. The source of that thrill is the nature of the speaker, whose name of Krishna best suits Him.

What makes a name most befitting? Can a person have more than one name? We know that in sports players…

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How Do You Explain The Horrible Things That Have Happened To Devotees

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[Shri Rama]“Just as a tree starts to blossom during the proper season, so the doer of sinful deeds inevitably reaps the horrible fruit of their actions at the appropriate time.” (Lord Rama speaking to Khara, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 29.8)

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Friend1: Alright, enough of the safe stuff. Today I’m really going to challenge you.

Friend2: You think that scares me? I’m not afraid of you.

Friend1: No, no. I’m going to bring up stuff that you’re not supposed to talk about. This isn’t just being inquisitive about the nature of the world and what the ideal situation is. I’m going to reference some ugly aspects of recent history.

Friend2: Really no difference there, but it’s nice to know you think that way.

Friend1: Here we go. Let’s first establish something. The material world is a dangerous place, right?

Friend2: At every step there is…

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मध्यरात्रि सूर्य(Midnight Sun)

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midnightsunउत्तरी गोलार्द्ध(Northern Hemisphere)में मध्य मई से जुलाई के अंत तक तथा दक्षिणी गोलार्द्ध(Southern Hemisphere)में मध्य नवंबर से जनवरी के अंत तक की अवधियों में 63°समानांतर से उच्च अक्षांशों(High Latitude)में पाई जाने वाली वह अवस्था, जिसमें सूर्य 24 घंटे नहीं छिपता और मध्य रात्रि में भी देखा जा सकता है।

हमारी पृथ्वी पर ऐसे भी कुछ स्थान हैं जहाँ वर्ष के कुछ खास महीनों में आधी रात को भी सूर्य के दर्शन होते हैं।आपको विश्वास नहीं?परंतु यह सत्य है।मध्य-रात्रि के समय सूर्य के दिखाई देने वाली घटना एक प्राकृतिक घटना(Natural Phenomena)है।आप लोग इतना तो जानते ही है कि आकाश में सूर्य स्थिर(पृथ्वी के सापेक्ष)है और हमारी पृथ्वी अपनी कक्षा या भ्रमण पथ पर उसके चारों ओर लगभग 365 दिन में एक चक्कर पूरा करती है।इसके साथ ही वह अपने अक्ष या धुरी पर 24 घंटे में एक चक्कर पूरा करती है।पृथ्वी के इस निरंतर भ्रमण के कारण ही दिन व रात…

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Five Reasons The Results From Demigod Worship Come Quickly

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[Krishna and the demigods]“Men in this world desire success in fruitive activities, and therefore they worship the demigods. Quickly, of course, men get results from fruitive work in this world.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.12)

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The Sanskrit word karma translates to “fruitive activity” in English. The comparison is made due to the frequent pairing of the word phala with karma. There is the work and then consequences, or fruits. Like the act of planting a seed and then waiting for the appropriate time for the tree to manifest and bear fruits, in karma the actions are taken and then at the right moment, which may occur in a future lifetime even, the just reward or punishment arrives.

In the Bhagavad-gita Shri Krishna says that those who are in karma get their results quickly. The statement is made when discussing worship of the devas, who are gods…

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Priya Darshana

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[Sita-Rama]“Sita thus considered Hanuman a monkey and not otherwise. Then Hanuman spoke to her, who is dear to behold.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.87)

hanūmantam kapim vyaktam manyate na anyathā iti sā |
atha uvāca hanūmān tām uttaram priya darśanām ||

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Religion shouldn’t be dry and boring. It is for the eternal welfare of the living spirit, after all. If you’re going to live somewhere for a very long time, the expectation is to have at least a little happiness there. Especially if the place of residence is by choice, the experience should be mostly blissful. Religion promises all happiness, all the time. The promise is attractive because the only experience in memory to date is of a mixed life. There is happiness mixed with sadness. Heat and cold. Light and dark.

Vedic philosophy describes this as duality. In the higher philosophical understanding…

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Five Examples Of Hanuman’s Humility

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[Shri Hanuman]“By my good fortune I shall be able to remove the grief of the army of monkeys who were lamenting, telling them of my having found you.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.77)

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Shri Hanuman is the dedicated servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His incarnation of Rama. Hanuman is famously depicted in pictures and statues holding a mountain in his hand as he swiftly courses through the air. The image brings to life the incident described in the Ramayana, where there was a dire need of medicine available only on a specific mountain. Having difficulty locating the exact plant required, Hanuman decided to uproot the entire mountain and bring it with him.

That incident shows his amazing strength and also his eagerness to please Rama. Among his many other qualities is Hanuman’s humility. For someone who…

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