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

You should write

This is explained by Brahmā. Brahmā-saṁhitā means… Brahmā is the first living creature appeared in this universe, and after his realization, he is offering prayer. Realization means you should write, every one of you, what is your realization. What for this Back to Godhead is? You write your realization, what you have … Read More

Democracy: Socrates opinion and the Vedic view

We find Socrate’s opinion on democracy in the Republic, from Plato. In book 6, Socrates speaks to Adeimantus and equalizes society to a ship. What would you prefer, says Socrates, that the ship be guided by an educated and expert captain or anyone just because may be liked by people?   He … Read More

Yavata, the town of Srimati Radharani and the Manjari

  Yavata (also known as Javat, Jao or Yao) is the town of Radharani and the Manjari   Yavata is the birthplace of the eight principle manjaris. Yavata‚ or Yava-grama, lies approximately two miles east of Nandagaon, and is one of the places where the Divine Couple Sri Radha-Krishna perform highly confidential … Read More

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