Monthly Archives: October 2020

How Can God Be An Iconoclastic Rebel

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[Krishna lifting Govardhana]“As the director of different kinds of clouds, Indra called for the samvartaka. This cloud is invited when there is a need to devastate the whole cosmic manifestation. The samvartaka was ordered by Indra to go over Vrindavana and inundate the whole area with an extensive flood. Demonically, Indra thought himself to be the all-powerful supreme personality.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 25)

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Friend1: What would you say is the relationship between God and religion?

Friend2: Hmm. That is a strange question.

Friend1: Intentionally so.

Friend2: What exactly is your definition of religion?

Friend1: No need to get too technical here. Just answer the question, as is.

Friend2: It sounds like a trap. God is the object of religion. He is the reason for following a certain type of faith, if that is how you define…

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Hammer Of Justice Crushes You

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[Shri Rama]“Then I, resembling a cloud and having molten-golden earrings, made my way into Vishvamitra’s ashrama, for I was very proud of my strength due to the boon given to me by Lord Brahma. As soon as I entered, Rama quickly noticed me and raised His weapon. Though He saw me, Rama strung His bow without any fear.” (Maricha speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 38.16-17)

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ततोऽहं मेघसङ्काशस्तप्तकाञ्चनकुण्डलः।
बली दत्तवरोदर्पादाजगाम तदाश्रमम्।।
तेन दृष्टः प्रविष्टोऽहं सहसैवोद्यतायुधः।
मां तु दृष्ट्वा धनुस्सज्यमसम्भ्रान्तश्चकार सः।।

tato’haṃ meghasaṅkāśastaptakāñcanakuṇḍalaḥ।
balī dattavarodarpādājagāma tadāśramam।।
tena dṛṣṭaḥ praviṣṭo’haṃ sahasaivodyatāyudhaḥ।
māṃ tu dṛṣṭvā dhanussajyamasambhrāntaścakāra saḥ।।

Shri Krishna institutes the varnashrama system for everyone’s benefit. There is placement based on karma, but the system of action and reaction, mixed with desire, also fulfills a vital need in society. One of those varnas, which can be translated as “occupation,” is kshatriya. The root…

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How Do I Reach God

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[Shri Rama]“Neither the demigods nor any exalted personalities were there helping Rama, for He acted alone. You should not entertain any doubt on this matter. Indeed, Rama shot feathered arrows, plated with gold, which turned into five-headed serpents that devoured all the Rakshasas. The Rakshasas were oppressed with fear, and wherever they went and wherever they turned, they saw Rama in front of them. In this way, O spotless one, have your Rakshasas been destroyed in the forest of Janasthana by Rama.” (Akampana speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 31.18-19)

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नैव देवा महात्मानो नात्र कार्या विचारणा।
शरा रामेण तूत्सृष्टा रुक्मपुङ्खाः पतत्रिणः।।
सर्पाः पञ्चानना भूत्वा भक्षयन्ति स्म राक्षसान्।
येन येन च गच्छन्ति राक्षसा भयकर्शिताः।
तेन तेन स्म पश्यन्ति राममेवाग्रतः स्थितम्।
इत्थं विनाशितं तेन जनस्थानं तवानघ।।

naiva devā mahātmāno nātra kāryā vicāraṇā।
śarā rāmeṇa tūtsṛṣṭā rukmapuṅkhāḥ patatriṇaḥ।।
sarpāḥ pañcānanā bhūtvā bhakṣayanti sma rākṣasān।
yena yena…

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Five Questions The Sadhu Is Equipped To Answer In Our First Meeting

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[Radha-Krishna]“The value of a moment’s association with a devotee of the Lord cannot even be compared to the attainment of heavenly planets or liberation from matter, and what to speak of worldly benedictions in the form of material prosperity, which is for those who are meant for death.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.18.13)

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तुलयाम लवेनापि
न स्वर्गं नापुनर्-भवम्
भगवत्-सङ्गि-सङ्गस्य
मर्त्यानां किम् उताशिषः

tulayāma lavenāpi
na svargaṁ nāpunar-bhavam
bhagavat-saṅgi-saṅgasya
martyānāṁ kim utāśiṣaḥ

Just a single moment; that time spent is more valuable than the most expensive automobile you can think of. More worth it than courtside seats to the big game. Better than that cruise-ship vacation or that exotic travel destination. More important than having enough money to retire safely for the rest of the time on this earth.

The meeting with the saintly person, bhagavata, carries the potential for resolving life’s most…

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Four Complex Areas Of Science Covered In Vedic Literature

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[Kapila teaching]“The fifth incarnation, named Lord Kapila, is foremost among perfected beings. He gave an exposition of the creative elements and metaphysics to Asuri Brahmana, for in course of time this knowledge had been lost.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.3.10)

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पञ्चमः कपिलो नाम
सिद्धेशः काल-विप्लुतम्
प्रोवाचासुरये साङ्ख्यं
तत्त्व-ग्राम-विनिर्णयम्

pañcamaḥ kapilo nāma
siddheśaḥ kāla-viplutam
provācāsuraye sāṅkhyaṁ
tattva-grāma-vinirṇayam

The disciplines can be so complex that a single honorary achievement is insufficient for recognition. Rising to the level of PhD is only the beginning. Use that as a launching pad for conducting meaningful and exhaustive research, enough to further the cause of knowledge and understanding. Progress is the objective; always moving further along, revising and extending previous findings.

Several hundred people of the highest academic stature, researching for up to fifty years still barely scratches the surface. The universe is so complex that science continues to make new discoveries…

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Why Is Bhagavata-Sanga So Important

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[Worshiping Nimai-Nitai]“The value of a moment’s association with a devotee of the Lord cannot even be compared to the attainment of heavenly planets or liberation from matter, and what to speak of worldly benedictions in the form of material prosperity, which is for those who are meant for death.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.18.13)

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तुलयाम लवेनापि
न स्वर्गं नापुनर्-भवम्
भगवत्-सङ्गि-सङ्गस्य
मर्त्यानां किम् उताशिषः

tulayāma lavenāpi
na svargaṁ nāpunar-bhavam
bhagavat-saṅgi-saṅgasya
martyānāṁ kim utāśiṣaḥ

“I am really feeling the separation at the moment. I am in the category you would describe as fortunate, given the present conditions within the world. I still have a job. No dent to the monthly income. Though there are harsh restrictions relating to movement out in public, I have not been affected. I go outside just as much as I used to, though many of the establishments are now closed, some for good.

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How To Find Sadhu-Sanga When The Government Prohibits It

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[Rama and Lakshmana with Vishvamitra]“The value of a moment’s association with a devotee of the Lord cannot even be compared to the attainment of heavenly planets or liberation from matter, and what to speak of worldly benedictions in the form of material prosperity, which is for those who are meant for death.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.18.13)

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तुलयाम लवेनापि
न स्वर्गं नापुनर्-भवम्
भगवत्-सङ्गि-सङ्गस्य
मर्त्यानां किम् उताशिषः

tulayāma lavenāpi
na svargaṁ nāpunar-bhavam
bhagavat-saṅgi-saṅgasya
martyānāṁ kim utāśiṣaḥ

Friend1: I must say, at this point I am practically fuming.

Friend2: Why is that?

Friend1: The situation of the world.

Friend2: In relation to the disease and the associated effects?

Friend1: Right now we are well beyond the impact of the disease. We reached absurdity a while back and have flown past. In terms of television programming, that shark was jumped many weeks ago.

Friend2: I take it you don’t think the reaction…

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Five Interests Developed Through Association

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[Radha-Krishna]“The value of a moment’s association with a devotee of the Lord cannot even be compared to the attainment of heavenly planets or liberation from matter, and what to speak of worldly benedictions in the form of material prosperity, which is for those who are meant for death.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.18.13)

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तुलयाम लवेनापि
न स्वर्गं नापुनर्-भवम्
भगवत्-सङ्गि-सङ्गस्य
मर्त्यानां किम् उताशिषः

tulayāma lavenāpi
na svargaṁ nāpunar-bhavam
bhagavat-saṅgi-saṅgasya
martyānāṁ kim utāśiṣaḥ

1. Fireworks

“There was a period of time during my childhood where I was completely into them. Bottle rockets. Firecrackers. A whole bunch of others that I forget the names to. The use was prominent around the fourth of July, the celebration of independence in America.

“Looking back, the interest was entirely due to others. The people around me were excited to light the fireworks, so I naturally followed suit. Since then…

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Where Is Your Evidence That God Is Nice

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[Krishna and Yashoda]“All of them – as they surrender unto Me – I reward accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pritha.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.11)

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ये यथा मां प्रपद्यन्ते
तांस् तथैव भजाम्य् अहम्
मम वर्त्मानुवर्तन्ते
मनुष्याः पार्थ सर्वशः

ye yathā māṁ prapadyante
tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham
mama vartmānuvartante
manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ

“I think the avataras of Vishnu represent boundless compassion. Karuna that is flowing like an ocean. Beyond what words can capture. Something to be felt, a deep soul-stirring experience bursting from the written pages. Attention stealing images resulting from the sounds produced, the shabda-brahamn.

“As Shri Krishna, the Supreme Lord helps the couple in distress in Mathura. He gives transcendental bliss, ananda, to the residents of Vrindavana. He is the life and soul, the prana-natha, of the cowherd damsels of Vraja. He is the lifter of

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Five Images To Understand Shri Hanuman

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[Hanuman reading]“An apparently pitiable condition in devotional service may appear to be distressing to the inexperienced student, but the feelings of the devotee in this pitiable condition are considered to be ecstatic by expert devotees. For example, the subject matter of the Ramayana is sometimes considered to be pitiable and distressing to the heart, but actually that is not the fact.” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 34)

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“Of all the characters worshiped within Vedic culture, Shri Hanuman is my favorite. I am not alone in this, by any stretch. He is appealing to all sorts of people. Children are drawn to the heroism. Parents wish their children would grow up to be so dedicated to God. Adults understand the trials and tribulations of the real world, and so they appreciate Hanuman’s ability to navigate through difficulty and emerge successful.

“I wish every person would…

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