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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 11, Verse 44

Chapter 11: The Universal Form Verse: 44tasmat pranamya pranidhaya kayam prasadaye tvam aham isam idyam piteva putrasya sakheva sakhyuh priyah priyayarhasi deva sodhum Translation: You are the Supreme Lord, to be worshiped by every living being. Thus I fall down to offer You my respectful obeisances and ask Your mercy. As a father tolerates the […]

Upamsu – Soft Chanting

Upamsu Soft chanting that can only be heard by the sadhaka. Srila Prabhupada, who generally chanted japa this way, explains the benefits of upamsujapa: "At the present moment the mind is always disturbed, full of anxieties. You cannot concentrate. When you chant loudly, at least you hear "Krsna." Your mind is immediately turned to Krsna. […]

Ignorance is Bliss Until It Crashes on Your Head

        Sometimes it is said that ignorance is bliss. But ignorance is bliss only until it comes crashing down on your head. Just like the people who were enjoying the evening entertainment on the Titanic dancing in great jubilation in the ballroom. They were unaware of the impending catastrophic iceberg collision which […]

The Greatest Gift!

“There are many examples in the scripture which tells us how we should render devotional service but there are no sufficient words to describe the relationship which evolves between the spiritual master and the disciple when the disciple renders/achieves pure devotional service. That is the greatest gift that one can get from the spiritual master […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 04

Tomorrow's Event: Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — Disappearance (Fasting till noon) PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "Krishna is ready to talk with you. He has come. He has descended in arca-murti to talk with you, to be visible by you. Now you make yourself ready and fit to talk with Krishna. Then He will exchange […]