Jul 242018
 
- Bhagavad-gita 17.8 (english)

ayuh-sattva-balarogya- sukha-priti-vivardhanah rasyah snigdhah sthira hrdya aharah sattvika-priyah Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart. Manonatha Dasa (ACBSP).

 Posted by on 24 July 2018 at 21:58:29 AST
Jul 212018
 
Bhandiravat (Bhandiravana) (english).

This vata (banyan) tree is famous in Bhandiravana as the site of many different pastimes of Sri Radha-Krishna Yugala. At the time of Sri Krishna’s manifest pastimes (prakata-lila), a huge banyan tree stood here full of long branches that spread in all directions. Nearby, Sri Yamuna made a sweet sound as she followed her meandering […more]

 Posted by on 21 July 2018 at 23:32:12 AST
Jul 212018
 
Which Brahma are you? (english)

Lord Brahma is greeted by Krishna’s doorman at one of his palaces and asks, ‘What is your name so I may tell Lord Krishna who has come, desiring his audience.’ ‘I am his devotee Brahma,’ was the reply. Brahma may have wondered how the doorman didn’t recognize him by his four heads, but perhaps this […more]

 Posted by on 21 July 2018 at 23:30:06 AST
Jul 202018
 
Jiva Gosvami (english).

In the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika it is said that Srila Jiva Gosvami was formerly Vilasa-Manjari gopi. From his very childhood Jiva Gosvami was greatly fond of Srimad-Bhagavatam. He later came to Navadvipa to study Sanskrit, and following in the footsteps of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, he circumnambulated the entire Navadvipa-dhama. After visiting Navadvipa-dhama he went to Benares to […more]

 Posted by on 20 July 2018 at 18:40:12 AST
Jul 202018
 
Ral (english).

This place is halfway between Chatikara and Radha-Kunda. Sometimes the cows would be brought here because there was nice grass for the cows. It is also said that this was one of the first places that Srimati Radharani and Krishna met and that they would meet here frequently.  When Nanda Maharaja stayed at Chatikara, King […more]

 Posted by on 20 July 2018 at 18:26:08 AST
Jul 182018
 
Lokanatha Gosvami (english).

His body and mind were completely attached to Vrindavanadhama. The divine Deity of Radha-Vinoda played in his heart. His ears existed only to hear the Srimad Bhagavatam. “Anyone who reads the Srimad Bhagavatam,” said Lokanatha Goswami, “he is my friend.” A personal associate of Lord Gauranga, fully absorbed in pure love, Sri Lokanatha Gosvami was […more]

 Posted by on 18 July 2018 at 21:35:35 AST
Jul 162018
 
- Bhagavad-gita 14.26 (english)

mam ca yo ’vyabhicarena bhakti-yogena sevate sa gunan samatityaitan brahma-bhuyaya kalpate One who engages in full devotional service, unfailing in all circumstances, at once transcends the modes of material nature and thus comes to the level of Brahman. Manonatha Dasa (ACBSP).

 Posted by on 16 July 2018 at 22:40:51 AST
Jul 162018
 
Radha-Damodara Mandira (english).

Radha-Damodara Mandira (Vrindavana) This temple is situated within the area of Seva-kunja. Sri Rupa Gosvami used to live here in his bhajana-kuti. The contemporary Gosvamis and devotees assembled here for ishtagoshthis and, in those gatherings of Vaishnavas, Sri Raghunatha Bhatta would elucidate on Srimad-Bhagavatam in his melodious voice. Sri Rupa Gosvami compiled Sri Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu, Ujjvala-nilamani […more]

 Posted by on 16 July 2018 at 22:31:55 AST