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Just what is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Purpose of Bhagavad Gita The purpose of Bhagavad Gita is to deliver mankind from the darkness of material existence. Every one of us is in difficulty in so many ways. Just as Arjuna was in difficulty because of having to fight the battle of Kuruksetra.  Arjuna surrendered to Krishna and consequently the Bhagavad Gita […]

Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 11, Verse 47

Chapter 11: The Universal Form Verse: 47sri-bhagavan uvaca maya prasannena tavarjunedam rupam param darsitam atma-yogat tejo-mayam visvam anantam adyam yan me tvad anyena na drsta-purvam Translation: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Arjuna, happily have I shown you, by My internal potency, this supreme universal form within the material world. No one before […]

Cleansing An Overcast Heart!

"The sky may be overcast, but as the sunlight rises above the clouds, the clouds are driven away. So similarly when the dirt that clouds our heart is cleansed away, then our pure love for Krishna is manifest. Everyone in the world is already Krishna conscious. In the context of this understanding, we don't convert […]

Value of Vaishnava Association

  Story from the Purana… Once the great sage Narada was intrigued by a doubt. He was sure that Lord Vishnu would clear it for him. He proceeded to the Ocean of Milk and found his Lord reclining on the giant hooded serpent-bed Shankarshana, His beautiful consort, Lakshmi devi beside Him. Sage Narada made his […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 07

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "In your country the dog is protected, and the cow is killed. The dog is passing stool and urine in the street, he is considered the best friend of man, and the cow is all pure, stool, urine, and milk, but they are taken to the slaughterhouse and killed for […]

Vacika – Loud Chanting

Vacika – loud chanting that all can hear, as in kirtana, is a hundred times more beneficial than uparsu japa. The Caitanya-bhagavata tells how the caste brahmanas once challenged Haridasa to prove which scripture sanctioned his loud chanting. Haridasa Thakura replied, "Nowhere in the scriptures is loud chanting of the holy name condemned. In fact, […]