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Dec 112017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 12

12. The mountains, although being struck by torrents of rain during the rainy season, are not shaken, just as those whose hearts are dedicated to the transcendental Personality of Godhead are never disturbed, even when harassed by great misfortune. Because a person who is spiritually advanced accepts any adverse condition of life as the mercy […more]

Dec 112017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 11

11. In the rainy season, when the rivers swell and rush to the ocean, and as the wind blows the waves about, the ocean appears to be agitated. Similarly, if a person engaged in the mystic yoga process is not very advanced in spiritual life, he can be affected by the modes of nature and […more]

Dec 112017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 10

10. Just as a living being attains a transcendentally attractive form by rendering service to Lord Hari, similarly, all the in habitants of the land and the water assume beautiful forms by taking advantage of the newly fallen water. We have practical experience of this with our students in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. […more]

Dec 112017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 9

9. A picturesque scene of green paddy fields enlivens the heart of the poor agriculturalist, but it brings gloom to the face of the capitalist who lives by exploiting the poor farmers. With good rains, the farmer’s business in agriculture flourishes. Agriculture is the noblest profession. It makes society happy, wealthy, healthy, honest, and spiritually […more]

Dec 112017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 8

8. The colorful greenery of the newly grown grass, the seasonal flowers, the frog’s umbrellas, the butterflies, and the other variegatedness of the rainy season perfectly represent a well-to-do family absorbed in vanity over their personal assets. A rich man displays his opulence in various colorful ways. He has a good residential bungalow with sufficient […more]

Dec 102017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 7

7. The small rivulets that almost dried up during the months of May and June now begin to overflow their banks, like upstarts that suddenly overflow the limits of expenditure. One should learn gravity from the sea and the rivulet. The sea is always within its limits, in spite of the many rivers pouring water […more]

Dec 102017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 6

6. On hearing the sound of the torrential rains, the frogs come out of the mountain caves and begin to chant, like brahmacārīs who chant the Vedic hymns by the order of the spiritual master. In this age of a godless civilization, the sages of world-recognized religious sects who believe in God must come out […more]

Dec 102017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 5

5. The evening in the rainy season is dark all around. There is no sight of the twinkling stars on the horizon or the pleasing moon. They are covered by clouds. And the insignificant glowworms become prominent in the absence of the luminaries in the open sky. As there are seasonal changes within a year, […more]

Dec 102017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 4

4. After heavy rain showers, the fields and forests in all directions appear green and healthy. Thus they resemble a man who has undergone severe austerities for some material gain and has achieved his end, for such a man is strong, hearty, and good-looking. The greenery of the rainy season is but a temporary show. […more]

Dec 102017
 
Light of the Bhāgavata  Verse 3

3. Attracted by electricity throughout the sky and driven by forceful winds, clouds gradually cover the surface of the earth to satisfy the needy people by supplying water, which is the substance of their life. The clouds bestow rains upon man as the mercy of the Lord, who is always kind to the needy living […more]