Parvati Devi Dasi, my god-sister and friend

Parvati Devi Dasi was born in the US but lived most of her life in Sri Vrindavana Dhama, where she has a nice house with a very high ceiling. She considered Vrindavana her place so much so that married an Indian devotee and her daughter married one of Gangotri’s son. There is … Read More

Parvati Devi Dasi leaves the world…. One of my dearest friend. I owe her a lot… Thanks Mataji

HG Parvati Devi Dasi ACBSP departed from this world. Mahadevi Dasi: Let us all offer prayers n our obeisances to Srila Prabhupada’s dear Parvati Devi Dasi, who left her body last night at approx 11:30pm in Sri Vrndavana Dhama. She left peacefully in her sleep with only Prabhupada singing in her room. … Read More

Hau Bilau

One day, Krishna and Balaram were playing in this place near Yashoda kund with Their friends, but it was time for them to come home to take Their lunch and mother Yashoda sent Rohini, “You go to get Krishna and Balaram”. Rohini came and she said, “Krishna, Balaram, please come home. Your … Read More

Drona Parva: index

Sanjaya tells of the fall of Bhisma Karna enters the field Bhishma blesses Karna Drona appointed general Fall of Drona; story Duryodhana asks Drona to capture Yudhisthira The samsaptaka (the Trigartas) Drona tells Duryodhana that Arjuna is invincible Fall of Bhagadatta and Supratika Padma Vyuha and Abhimanyu – Jayadratha Then Drona, and … Read More

On Tattva-vibhrama, mistakes on spiritual knowledge (from Bhajana Rahasya by Bhaktivinode Thakura)

Question [23:29, 5/11/2019] Paramesvari New: Y en el Anuvritti viene este texto y si usted pudiera ser tan amable de profundizar le agradecería mucho ys paramesvari dd [23:29, 5/11/2019] Paramesvari New: Thakura Bhaktivinoda in his Bhajana-rahasya describes four types of anarthas and four categories within each type. The four types of anarthas … Read More

Sri Namastaka, by Srila Rupa Gosvami

Sri Namastaka “Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name” by Srila Rupa Gosvami Translated by Srila Prabhupada and Kusakratha dasa (Note: Translations followed by an asterisk are Srila Prabhupada’s.)   TEXT 1 nikhila-sruti-mauli-ratna-mala dyuti-nirajita-pada-pankajanta ayi mukta-kulair upasyamanam paritas tvam hari-nama samsrayami nikhila—of all; sruti—the Vedas; mauli—crown; ratna—jewels; mala—necklace; dyuti—effulgence; nirajita—worshiped; pada—feet; pankaja—lotus; anta—tips … Read More

One should then give up having a family?

Question Hare Krishna! My obeisances Maharaja! Very interesting article. I have a question: one should then give up having family? Is not it a duty to take care of the family?   Answer Dear Bhaktin Triana, Hare Krishna. In Vedic or Vaisnava wisdom there is something called dharma, which is a complicated … Read More

How a disciple should see his spiritual master

Question One time a Devotee told me that my Guru Maharaj is not an ordinary man. of course he was referring to You. so when he said that my first impression was that you are a very elevated Devotee. but it also gives me the impression that he was describing You as … Read More

I am not happy. Actually I feel miserable…

Question Extract from a private email I am not happy. Actually I feel miserable… I miss a wife and friends to be happy…   Answer Analogies are useful. Some find them often silly. It may be but I find that can help to understand a concept better and faster. Let’s use one. … Read More

The five most important kinds of Bhakti

The five most important kinds of Bhakti:   sadhu-sanga, nama-kirtana, bhagavata-sravana mathura-vasa, sri-murtira sraddhaya sevana. “One should associate with devotees, chant the holy name of the Lord, hear Srimad-Bhagavatam, reside at Mathura and worship the Deity with faith and veneration.” Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila, 22.128   From my book “Brilliant as the Sun”, … Read More

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