108 beads

As Vaisnavas count 108 beads, which represent the 108 individual gopis, so Krsna would also count on 108 beads to count the different groups of cows.     Srila Prabhupada in Krishna … Read More

Bhakti increases in its own way

Questions What “Bhakti increases in its own way” and “its own independent sweet will” mean?   Answers An analogy can help us to understand better the concept that “Bhakti increases in its … Read More

Gundica Marjana

Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 12 Summary In his Amrta-pravaha-bhasya, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura summarizes this chapter as follows. The King of Orissa, Maharaja Prataparudra, tried his best to see Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila … Read More

Levels of authority

Dear Vaisnavas, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.   Few days ago I received a request to answer two questions: 1) Do we have to first take birth … Read More

Yogini Ekadasi

Yogini Ekadasi From the Brahma-vaivarta Purana.   Yudhisthira Maharaj said, “Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard the glories of the Nirjala Ekadasi, which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of … Read More

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