Radhanath Swami: Today is, on our Vaishnava calendar, Bhismashtami, so it was decided we should speak something about Bhismadeva today. In today’s verse, Bhisma is speaking to Maharaj Yudhisthira and in this purport, Srila Prabhupada is telling how the Lord teaches the world through His devotee. There are many philosophical lessons and very subtle instructions […]
Radhanath Swami: Hare Krsna, I have been requested by the devotees who are so dearly worshipped within my heart to speak a message concerning the life of one of the greatest Vaishnava of the modern world. HH BTS Maharaj. By his loving friendship, kindness and mercy he requested me to remain with him for the last 7 ½ weeks of his life on this earth.
The impersonal time factor is the background of the material manifestation as the instrument of the Supreme Lord. It is the ingredient of assistance offered to material nature. No one knows where time began and where it ends, and it is time only which can keep a record of the creation, maintenance and destruction of the material manifestation. This time factor is the material cause of creation and is therefore a self expansion of the Personality of Godhead. Time is considered the impersonal feature of the Lord.
Radhanath Swami reads from Srimad Bhagavatam in whilc Dharma [in the form of a bull] asked: Madam, are you not hale and hearty? Why are you covered with the shadow of grief? It appears by your face that you have become black. Are you suffering from some internal disease, or are you thinking of some […]
Radhanath Swami explains How a great devotee sees every living entity equally and ensures their well being. Dharma in the form of a bull asked: Madam, are you not hale and hearty? Why are you covered with the shadow of grief? It appears by your face that you have become black. Are you suffering from some […]
I would like to thank all of you for coming here and kindly giving us your time today. The subject I was asked to speak on is Life after Death — a fact or fiction. You are all mostly college students, so this is the most essential topic for you to very seriously ponder upon […]
(SB 9.4.41) ity apaù präçya räjarñiç cintayan manasäcyutam pratyacañöa kuru-çreñöha dvijägamanam eva saù Translation : O best of the Kuru dynasty, after he drank some water, King Ambaréña, meditating upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead within his heart, waited for the return of the great mystic Durväsä Muni. (SB 9.4.42) durväsä yamunä-külät kåtävaçyaka ägataù […]
TEXT jvaramayartasya yathagadam sat nidagha-dagdhasya yatha himambhah kudeha-manahi-vidasta-drsteh brahman vacas te ‘mrtam ausadham me TRANSLATION O best of the brahmanas, my body is filled with dirty things, and my vision has been bitten by the serpent of pride. Due to my material conceptions, I am diseased. Your nectarean instructions are the proper medicine for one suffering from such […]
Kaliyuga – the Sinful age The universal cycle is divided into Satyayuga – the golden age of religiosity and austerity, Treta yuga- where ¾ of the population remain God conscious, Dvapar yuga in which in the beginning 43 gradually dwindles until it intersects Kali yuga. At the beginning of the age of Kali not more […]
nasti buddhir ayuktasya na cayuktasya bhavana na cabhavayatah santir asantasya kutah sukham (BG 2.66) One who is not connected with the Supreme [in Krishna consciousness] can have neither transcendental intelligence nor a steady mind, without which there is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace? PURPORT Unless […]
Om Namoh Bhagvate Vasudevaya Navamah karma-kalpo ‘pi Viphalayesvanarpitah Kalpate purusasyaiva Sa hy atma dayito hitah Spiritual activities never go in vain Activities dedicated to the Supreme Personality of Godhead , even if performed in small measure, never go in vain. The Supreme Personality of Godhead being the Supreme father is naturally very dear and always ready […]
Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya Ittham gajendrah sa yadapa sankatam Pranasya dehi vivaso yadrcchaya Aarauamm atma vimoksane ciram Dadhyav imam buddhim athabhyapadyata When the king of the elephants saw that he was under the clutches of the crocodile by the will of providence and being embodied and circumstantially helpless, could not save himself from danger, he […]
Cleaning our heart is not an easy task When Shri Caitanya Mahaprabhu roamed to the twelve forest of Vrindavan, he not only experienced the supreme happiness of coming to his eternal home. But he also envisioned Vrindavan Dham opening his doors for the whole world to come, back home back to Godhead. Sometimes we think […]