Krishna

Radhanath Swami on Greatness of Krishna

Lord Baladeva said, “O supreme controller! These boys are not great demigods, as I previously thought. Nor are these calves great sages like Nārada. Now I can see that You alone are manifesting Yourself in all varieties of difference. Although one, You are existing in different forms of the calves and boys. Please briefly explain this to Me.” Having thus been requested by Lord Baladeva, Kṛṣṇa explained the whole situation, and Baladeva understood it.

We have no Independance from Krishna

In Srimad Bhagavatam in ninth canto, there is a story of Cyavana muni. He was very powerful yogi. Millions of time more powerful than any materialist today in his ability to fulfill his material desires. He had attained very great mystic powers. And of course when one becomes very powerful spiritually or materially, the tendency is to become very proud and in pride the greatest danger is that we can offend saintly persons.

How to Be Real Grihasta

Our own Gurudeva he explains, his father, Srila Prabhupada’s fathers name was Gaur Mohan De and he describes he was a pure devotee of the Lord, always immersed in ecstatic love. By his example he taught his children how to worship the beautiful deity of Radha Govinda. But he explained that his father every night he would invite sadhus to his house, minimum 5 and he would offer them all respects.

Krishna waiting to help us By Radhanath Swami

The Supreme knowable truth defies all material conception. In the material world, every living being is bound under the laws of nature, which confine one within the dualities of material existence. But Krishna here explains, (break of audio) that He is both internal and external. He is within everything and without everything. He is in the moving and the non-moving. In other words He is beyond the powers of material senses to see or to know. Although far far away He is also near to all.

Bramha Vimohana Lila

Srila Sukadeva Goswami, is addressing Maharaja Pariksit as most fortunate, because he has a great urge for hearing the glories of the Lord. He is perceiving that the names and the pastimes of the Lord they are growing newer and newer. In material life everything we do, has the nature of progressively leading towards satiation. We can enjoy something for some time but then we need something else.

No Expectation in service By Radhanath Swami

This is very good example for all of us. It is explained in the Srimad Bhagavatam that when one performs devotional service in material life karma yoga means to work without being attached to the fruit. But in spiritual life it is said in Bhagvatam that when you perform devotional service certain benefits, certain fruits will come from that action of devotional service you should not be attached to that, you should understand it is for Krishna’s enjoyment.

94-019 'Even Krishna Aspires To Be Servant (SB 5.6.18)' by HH Radhanath Swami, in Mumbai

räjan patir gurur alaà bhavatäà yadünäà daivaà priyaù kula-patiù kva ca kiìkaro vaù astv evam aìga bhagavän bhajatäà mukundo muktià dadäti karhicit sma na bhakti-yogam (SB 5.6.18)  Translation : Çukadeva Gosvämé continued: My dear King, the Supreme Person, Mukunda, is…

94-012 'Krishna Will Not Abandon His Devotees (SB 10.51.34)' by HH Radhanath Swami, in Mumbai

tejasä te ‘viñahyeëa bhüri drañöuà na çaknumaù hataujasä mahä-bhäga mänanéyo ‘si dehinäm (SB 10.51.34)   Synonyms tejasä—because of the effulgence; te—Your; aviñahyeëa—unbearable; bhüri—much; drañöum—to see; na çaknumaù—we are not able; hata—diminished; ojasä—with our faculties; mahä-bhaga—O most opulent one; mänanéyaù—to be…