One example of wrong translation of Sastras (holy books)

Yesterday during Bhagavatam class we were talking about our version of the Maha-bharata under work and how non-devotees scholars translate Vedic books making many serious philosophical and historical mistakes.   This is one I just corrected.   In the Adi Parva, Pausya Parva, Adhyaya 3 verse 148 there is the word jagadesvara … Read More

Tulasi Devi – instructions by Srila Prabhupada on how to worship Her

Three Tulasi-mantras Śrīla Prabhupāda: I am giving you herewith three mantras for Tulasī Devī as follows: vṛndāyai tulasī-devyai priyāyai keśavasya ca viṣṇu-bhakti-prade devī satya vatyai namo namaḥ This is offering OBEISANCES, bowing down (pancanga pranam).   And when COLLECTING LEAVES from the plant, the following mantra should be chanted: tulasy armṛta-janmāsi / … Read More

The Sanatsujatiya

Answer to a question   The Sanatsujatiya is a deep philosophical treatise included in the Maha-bharata. It was spoken by sage Sanat Sujata to Dhritarastra. Part of the Udyoga Parva (the fifth of 18 books), it is a Parva by itself called Sanatsujata Parva. It goes from Adhyaya 41 to Adhyaya 46. … Read More

Paigaon, the hide and seek pastime

Paigaon (Paigrama, Pai)   One day Radha and Krishna were playing hide and seek along with the gopis, and after Krishna went and hid Himself and the gopis couldn’t find Him anywhere. After searching here and there for a long time, the gopis naturally started to feel separation. They then began crying … Read More

The bombs of Sri Lanka and the Vedic warriors

Question Haribol, Guru Maharaja, grant me your blessings and be at your lotus feet, Maharaja, reading the meaning of verse 31 of chapter 2 of the Bhagavata Gita, says that “sometimes religious violence is a necessary factor” With this point it would not be to validate what happened today in Sri Lanka … Read More

Answers to some questions: a brief outline of how to act.

Answers to some questions:   – It is not true that we must be detached from acting. On the contrary, we must act because it is the nature of the soul. – It is not true that we must be detached from producing good results from our actions. On the contrary we … Read More

Chira Ghata, where Krishna stole the Gopi’s garments (not the one in Vrindavana)

Chira Ghata (Siyaro or Siyaraha) This is the celebrated ghata where Krishna stole the clothing of the gopis. The word ‘chira’ means ‘clothing’. After following the Katyayani vrata for one month by undergoing austerities at Tapovana, the gopis came here on the final day of the vrata to make a clay image … Read More

How to transcend this material world

Question Hare Krishna Devot @ s !! Accept my respectful obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada !! Accept my most repeated obeisances, Manonatha Mahārāja!! I wanted to greet you and ask a small question … how to transcend in this material world ?; especially the doubt! For this Krishna speaks to us … Read More

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