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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 3, Verse 13

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga Verse: 13yajna-sishtasinah santo mucyante sarva-kilbishaih bhunjate te tv agham papa ye pacanty atma-karanat Translation: The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin. Explanation:This verse addresses a […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on June 06

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "The great liberated souls and incarnations who appear from time to time in this material world are not actually coming back, because they are never subject to material contamination or the laws of material nature. For the purpose of delivering the fallen living entities they come here temporarily and then […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on June 05

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "We say that if Krishna is truth, the world is also truth because the world is a manifestation of Krishna's energy. So if Krishna is true, how His energy can be false? The Mayavadis preach so-called monism, but they always distinguish brahma and maya. They say brahma is true, maya […]

Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 3, Verse 12

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga Verse: 12ishtan bhogan hi vo deva dasyante yajna-bhavitah tair dattan apradayaibhyo yo bhunkte stena eva sah Translation: In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of yajna [sacrifice], will supply all necessities to you. But he who enjoys such gifts without offering them to the […]

Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 3, Verse 11

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga Verse: 11devan bhavayatanena te deva bhavayantu vah parasparam bhavayantah sreyah param avapsyatha Translation: The demigods, being pleased by sacrifices, will also please you, and thus, by cooperation between men and demigods, prosperity will reign for all. Explanation:Srila Prabhupada explains, "The demigods are empowered administrators of material affairs. The supply of air, light, […]

Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 3, Verse 10

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga Verse: 10saha-yajnah prajah srishtva purovaca prajapatih anena prasavishyadhvam esha vo 'stv ishta-kama-dhuk Translation: In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Vishnu, and blessed them by saying, "Be thou happy by this yajna [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow […]

Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 3, Verse 9

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga Verse: 9yajnarthat karmano 'nyatra loko 'yam karma-bandhanah tad-artham karma kaunteya mukta-sangah samacara Translation: Work done as a sacrifice for Vishnu has to be performed, otherwise work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain […]

Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 3, Verse 7

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga Verse: 7yas tv indriyani manasa niyamyarabhate 'rjuna karmendriyaih karma-yogam asaktah sa visishyate Translation: On the other hand, if a sincere person tries to control the active senses by the mind and begins karma-yoga [in Krishna consciousness] without attachment, he is by far superior. Explanation:Here Krishna compares an "attracted renunciant" to a "detached […]

Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 3, Verse 8

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga Verse: 8niyatam kuru karma tvam karma jyayo hy akarmanah sarira-yatrapi ca te na prasiddhyed akarmanah Translation: Perform your prescribed duty, for doing so is better than not working. One cannot even maintain one's physical body without work. Explanation:Prescribed duties are too important to be whimsically given up. They purify the heart; maintain […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on June 01

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "I came here with a great mission to execute my Spiritual Master's order, but my heart is stabbing me. Of course, I'm not afraid of Maya. I know Maya cannot touch me, but still if I die in this condition, my mission will remain unfulfilled. Please therefore pray to Prabhu […]