Canto 8

More You Enjoy More You Suffer by Radhanath Swami

This is the characteristic of a Vaishnava. Para-dukha-dukhe: a Vaishnava is always unhappy to see the conditioned souls unhappy. Otherwise, he would have no business teaching them how to become happy. In materialistic life, people must certainly engage in activities of animosity. Materialistic life is therefore compared to saàsära-dävänala **, a blazing forest fire that automatically takes place. Lord Shiva and his followers in the paramparä system try to save people from this dangerous condition of materialistic life.

91-152-Perfect Wife (SB 8.22.16)(Mumbai)

śrī-prahlāda uvāca tvayaiva dattaḿ padam aindram ūrjitaḿ hṛtaḿ tad evādya tathaiva śobhanam manye mahān asya kṛto hy anugraho vibhraḿśito yac chriya ātma-mohanāt (SB 8.22.16)   Translation : Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My Lord, it is Your Lordship who gave this Bali…

09-051 'Krishna Hears Intent Of Our Prayers' by Radhanath Swami, in Mumbai

SB 8.6.14 sa tvaà vidhatsväkhila-loka-pälä vayaà yad arthäs tava päda-mülam samägatäs te bahir-antar-ätman kià vänya-vijïäpyam açeña-säkñiëaù SYNONYMS saù—that; tvam—Your Lordship; vidhatsva—kindly do the needful; akhila-loka-päläù—the demigods, directors of different departments of this universe; vayam—all of us; yat—that which; arthäù—purpose; tava—at…

09-050 'Serving The Lord Without Demanding' By Radhanath Swami, in Mumbai

SB 8.6.13 taà tväà vayaà nätha samujjihänaà saroja-näbhäticirepsitärtham dåñövä gatä nirvåtam adya sarve gajä davärtä iva gäìgam ambhaù SYNONYMS tam—O Lord; tväm—Your Lordship; vayam—all of us; nätha—O master; samujjihänam—now appearing before us with all glories; saroja-näbha—O Lord, whose navel resembles…

09-045 'Accept Reversals Gratefully Without Getting Disturbed (SB 8.4.2-4)' by Radhanath Swami, in Mumbai

SB 8.4.2 nedur dundubhayo divyä gandharvä nanåtur jaguù åñayaç cäraëäù siddhäs tuñöuvuù puruñottamam SYNONYMS neduù—vibrated; dundubhayaù—kettledrums; divyäù—in the sky of the higher planetary system; gandharväù—residents of Gandharvaloka; nanåtuù—danced; jaguù—and sang; åñayaù—all the saintly sages; cäraëäù—the inhabitants of the Cäraëa planet;…

09-040 'Faith Is The Substance Of Bhakti (SB-08.03.12)' By Radhanath Swami

namaù çäntäya ghoräya müòhäya guëa-dharmiëe nirviçeñäya sämyäya namo jïäna-ghanäya ca (Srimad Bhagvatam_8.3.12) SYNONYMS namaù—all obeisances; çäntäya—unto Him who is above all material qualities and completely peaceful, or unto Väsudeva, the Supersoul in every living entity; ghoräya—unto the fierce forms of…

91-002 ‘The Greatest Miralcle (SB 08.24.54-58)’ by Radhanath Swami, in Mumbai

Om Namo Bagavathe Vasudevaya  Text-54 Sri-Suka uvaca ity uktavantam nrpatim bhagavän ädi-pürusah matsya-rüpi mahämbhodhau viharams tattvam abravit   Translation Sukadeva Gosvämi continued: When Satyavrata had thus prayed to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had assumed the form of a…