Kaliya Krsnadasa

Kaliya Krsnadasa Srila Kaviraja Goswami writes (Chaitanya Charitamrta-lila Adi 11:37.) that Kaliya Krishna Dasa Thakura was one of the principle devotees of Nityananda Prabhu. He knew nothing other than the lotus feet of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. According to Srila Kavi Karnapura’s Gaura-Ganodesha-Dipika (text 132.), he was one of the 12 gopals in … Read More

La historia de Ekadashi

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  El principio básico no es tan sólo ayunar, sino aumentar nuestra fe y amor por el Señor Supremo. La historia de Ekadashi (Este artículo fue escrito originalmente en 1965, por Sri Navinchandra Chakravarti, discípulo de Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, y posteriormente se tradujo en 1979 al inglés, por Vyenkata Dasa Brahmachari). … Read More

Sobre el Ekadashi, Srila Prabhupada

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Ekadashi (el onceavo día) se refiere a dos días del mes: el onceavo dí­a después de la luna nueva y el onceavo día después de la luna llena. Las Escrituras declaran que el día de Ekadashi es el momento más favorable para realizar más servicio devocional. El propio Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu introdujo … Read More

Drinking wine is a serious sin

From the Maha-bharata, Adi Parva:   Vaisampayana continued, The learned Sukra, having been deceived while under the influence of wine, and remembering the total loss of consciousness that is one of the terrible consequences of drink, and beholding too before him the handsome Kacha whom he had, in a state of unconsciousness, … Read More

Dhruva Maharaja Leaves Home, November 18, San Diego

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Giriraj Swami read and spoke from Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.8.3-5. “Piety refers to the process of cleansing the heart. As recommended by Lord Caitanya, one has to cleanse the dust from the mirror of the mind, and then advancement on the path of liberation begins. Here also the same process is recommended. Malam means “contamination.” We should learn … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.154, Srila Prabhupada

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Gorakphur, Feb. 16, 1971 Prabhupāda: So English is all right? Haṁsadūta: Yes. [laughs] Prabhupāda: Caitanya Mahāprabhu is quoting from Viṣṇu Purāṇa. As I have told you the other day, there are eighteen purāṇas: sattvika-purāṇa, rājasika-purāṇa, and tamasika-purāṇa. The whole scheme of Vedic culture is to reclaim all fallen conditioned souls to the platform of transcendental realization. That is the scheme. There … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.40-50, Srila Prabhupada

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Prabhupāda: …krūrān saṁsāreṣu narādhamān kṣipāmy ajasram aśubhān āsurīṣv eva yoniṣu [Bg. 16.19, Cc. Madhya 25.40] [Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, are cast by Me into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life.] This is a verse from Bhagavad-gītā, that those who are deriding upon … Read More

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