Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.149–50, Srila Prabhupada

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Gorakphur, Feb. 12, 1971 [kīrtana] Devotee: [introducing recording] Caitanya-caritāmṛta lecture, evening, 12th January [sic], ’71. [break] Prabhupāda: aho bhāgyam aho bhāgyaṁ nanda-gopa-vrajaukasām yan-mitraṁ paramānandaṁ pūrṇaṁ brahma sanātanam [SB 10.14.32] I think I shall speak in Hindi. [indistinct comments by others] What is that? I shall speak in English? Then they will take advantage of. … Read More

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

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

Krishna’s service temporarily unavailable!

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By Purushottam Nitai Das Imagine if a message suddenly flashes on the sky: “Due to a technical fault the supply of oxygen will remain unavailable for some time all over the world. Next update about the issue in another hour”. What would happen to us? There won’t be just utter chaos but … 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

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