Monthly Archives: October 2020

Leaders I Will Take Any Day

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[Rama and Lakshmana]“O Lakshmana, do you rule this earth with Me. You are like My second self, so this glorious opportunity has been presented to you as well. O Saumitra, do you enjoy all the pleasures you desire and the fruits of the regal life. My life and this kingdom I covet for your sake alone.” (Lord Rama speaking to Lakshmana, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 4.43-44)

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लक्ष्मणेमां मया सार्धं प्रशाधि त्वं वसुन्धराम्।
द्वितीयं मेऽन्तरात्मानं त्वामियं श्रीरुपस्थिता।।
सौमित्रे भुङ्क्ष्व भोगांत्स्वमिष्टान्राज्यफलानि च।
जीवितं च हि राज्यं च त्वदर्थमभिकामये।।

lakṣmaṇemāṃ mayā sārdhaṃ praśādhi tvaṃ vasundharām।
dvitīyaṃ me’ntarātmānaṃ tvāmiyaṃ śrīrupasthitā।।
saumitre bhuṅkṣva bhogāṃtsvamiṣṭānrājyaphalāni ca।
jīvitaṃ ca hi rājyaṃ ca tvadarthamabhikāmaye।।

“One of the things I find humorous when reading Vedic literature is the criticism from the enemies of the avatara of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. We are accustomed to worship. For many of us the tradition descended from…

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Two Ways To Develop Love Of Krishna

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[Krishna butter]“There are certain prescribed methods for employing our senses and mind in such a way that our dormant consciousness for loving Krishna will be invoked, as much as the child, with a little practice, can begin to walk.” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 2)

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“You probably get this question a lot. The basis is the love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the all-attractive one. Shri Krishna, who is the beloved of Shrimati Radharani, the goddess of fortune. Krishna is the jewel of the Vrindavana community, which is originally in the imperishable realm and has a replica version here in our world. Goloka for eternal residence, and Gokula for where the avatara of Krishna asked to be transferred immediately after appearing in the jail in Mathura to the birth-parents, Vasudeva and Devaki.

“I could go on and on about Krishna’s glories. This…

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Three Ways To Remember Narayana At The End

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[Lord Vishnu]“The highest perfection of human life, achieved either by complete knowledge of matter and spirit, by practice of mystic powers, or by perfect discharge of occupational duty, is to remember the Personality of Godhead at the end of life.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 2.1.6)

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एतावान् साङ्ख्य-योगाभ्यां
स्व-धर्म-परिनिष्ठया
जन्म-लाभः परः पुंसाम्
अन्ते नारायण-स्मृतिः

etāvān sāṅkhya-yogābhyāṁ
sva-dharma-pariniṣṭhayā
janma-lābhaḥ paraḥ puṁsām
ante nārāyaṇa-smṛtiḥ

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada gives the reminder. The best completion to this lifetime, of everything we have done, in preparation for the next life, is to remember the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

The Sanskrit is ante narayana-smritih. Ante refers to time. It is actually infinite in both directions. Move backwards, tracing out the past lives, and it is impossible to find a firm beginning. Some will say that the conditioned souls, the jivas, were part of the brahmajyoti

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Soon You’ll Please Their Appetite

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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।।

They devour. Pouncing at the opportune moment, as they see it, taking advantage of vulnerability, they seek to meet their strongest desires for pleasure. Maricha and his friends were used to this game. They knew what they were doing. Like taking candy from a baby, as their victims were…

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Why Jump In Too Soon

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[Shri Krishna]“And whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 8.5)

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अन्त-काले च माम् एव
स्मरन् मुक्त्वा कलेवरम्
यः प्रयाति स मद्-भावं
याति नास्त्य् अत्र संशयः

anta-kāle ca mām eva
smaran muktvā kalevaram
yaḥ prayāti sa mad-bhāvaṁ
yāti nāsty atra saṁśayaḥ

“I know that Shri Krishna is the embodiment of mercy and compassion, karuna. An ocean of this mercy, if we are being honest. Without cause, since what did I really do to deserve His grace in my life? Why was I specifically chosen to receive this favor, which I needed for such a long time? Perhaps because I was the lowest of the low, that I had no one else to save me, I became the perfect candidate.

“One aspect to this limitless mercy…

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The Most Striking And Noteworthy Moment

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[Narasimhadeva]“My Lord, who are never conquered by anyone, I am certainly not afraid of Your ferocious mouth and tongue, Your eyes bright like the sun or Your frowning eyebrows. I do not fear Your sharp, pinching teeth, Your garland of intestines, Your mane soaked with blood, or Your high, wedgelike ears. Nor do I fear Your tumultuous roaring, which makes elephants flee to distant places, or Your nails, which are meant to kill Your enemies.” (Prahlada Maharaja, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.9.15)

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नाहं बिभेम्य् अजित ते ’तिभयानकास्य-
जिह्वार्क-नेत्र-भ्रुकुटी-रभसोग्र-दंष्ट्रात्
आन्त्र-स्रजः-क्षतज-केशर-शङ्कु-कर्णान्
निर्ह्राद-भीत-दिगिभाद् अरि-भिन्-नखाग्रात्

nāhaṁ bibhemy ajita te ’tibhayānakāsya-
jihvārka-netra-bhrukuṭī-rabhasogra-daṁṣṭrāt
āntra-srajaḥ-kṣataja-keśara-śaṅku-karṇān
nirhrāda-bhīta-digibhād ari-bhin-nakhāgrāt

“I really like your response to the people who demand to see God as a means of evidence. Never mind that they don’t require sight for validation in other areas. The pizza is known by the taste. The flower by the smell. The music…

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Three People Who Tried To Take Advantage Of Vishnu’s Position Of Dependency

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[Krishna and Trinavarta]“The Trinavarta demon who took baby Krishna on his shoulder went high in the sky, but the baby assumed such a weight that suddenly he could not go any further, and he had to stop his whirlwind activities. Baby Krishna made Himself heavy and began to weigh down the demon. The Lord caught hold of his neck.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality Of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 7)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada reveals that the demons are always trying to nullify God. The application here is not based simply on a race or a set of characteristics relating to physical features.

The Sanskrit word is asura. This is a negation of the word that means godly, demigod, saintly, or a general believer in God. The qualities of the asura are the opposite of what would be considered good…

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Why Are There Multiple Versions Of The Same Story In Hari-Katha

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[Devaki's womb]“Devaki was very much afraid of her brother Kamsa because he had already killed so many of her children. She used to remain very anxious about Krishna. In the Vishnu Purana it is stated that in order to pacify Devaki, all the demigods, along with their wives, used to always visit her to encourage her not to be afraid that her son would be killed by Kamsa. Krishna, who was within her womb, was to appear not only to diminish the burden of the world but specifically to protect the interest of the Yadu dynasty, and certainly to protect Devaki and Vasudeva.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 2)

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“For me, the most enjoyable aspect of bhakti life is Krishna-katha. Also known as Hari-katha, these are discourses about the Supreme Personality of Godhead. How He appears…

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Can I Be Taught To See God

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[Lord Krishna]“For one who worships Me, giving up all his activities unto Me and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me, who has fixed his mind upon Me, O son of Pritha, for him I am the swift deliverer from the ocean of birth and death.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 12.6-7)

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ये तु सर्वाणि कर्माणि
मयि सन्न्यस्य मत्-पराः
अनन्येनैव योगेन
मां ध्यायन्त उपासते
तेषाम् अहं समुद्धर्ता
मृत्यु-संसार-सागरात्
भवामि न चिरात् पार्थ
मय्य् आवेशित-चेतसाम्

ye tu sarvāṇi karmāṇi
mayi sannyasya mat-parāḥ
ananyenaiva yogena
māṁ dhyāyanta upāsate
teṣām ahaṁ samuddhartā
mṛtyu-saṁsāra-sāgarāt
bhavāmi na cirāt pārtha
mayy āveśita-cetasām

“I understand that the believers can see all the time. Never for a moment do they feel that He is absent from their lives. They laugh at the challenge from the atheists to be able to prove the existence of an Almighty…

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I Got Revenge And Now I Feel Bad

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[Shri Hanuman]“Whom are you lamenting for when you yourself are pitiable? Why do you pity the poor when you yourself have now been made poor? While in this body that is like a bubble, how can anyone look at anyone else as being worthy of lamentation?” (Hanuman speaking to Tara, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 21.3)

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शोच्या शोचसि कं शोच्यं दीनं दीनाऽनुकम्पसे।
कस्य कोवाऽनुशोच्योऽस्ति देहेऽस्मिन् बुद्बुदोपमे।।

śocyā śocasi kaṃ śocyaṃ dīnaṃ dīnā’nukampase।
kasya kovā’nuśocyo’sti dehe’smin budbudopame

Friend1: Have you ever wished ill on someone?

Friend2: You are basically asking if I am a human being. I would hope so.

Friend1: Seriously. Think back to a time. Maybe it was yesterday or a week ago. Perhaps many years into the past.

Friend2: Was this a case of revenge? Hoping that some bad luck would come back the way of someone who was deserving?

Friend1: Yes, that…

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