Article June 29, 2015

So, we have discussed adharm, agyan, avairagya, and anaishvarya, the four qualites of the tamasic intellect, as described in Sankhya darshan. These four have been placed in five categories in Yog darshan, namely abhinivesh, avidya, raag, dvesh, and asmita. They have been the cause of our miseries in infinite lifetimes. The four opposite qualities, dharm, gyan, vairagya, and aishvarya are traits of the sattvic intellect. To the....

Kṛṣṇa Enters Mathurā
While Akrūra was offering his prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Lord disappeared from the water, exactly as an expert dramatic actor changes his dress and assumes his original feature. After the Viṣṇu-mūrti disappeared, Akrūra got out of the water. Finishing the rest of his ritualistic performance, he went near the chariot of Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa and was struck with wonder. Kṛṣṇa asked whether he had seen so....

The eyes which do not look at the symbolic representations of the Personality of Godhead Viṣṇu [His forms, name, quality, etc.] are like those printed on the plumes of the peacock, and the legs which do not move to the holy places [where the Lord is remembered] are considered to be like tree trunks. (22)....

1 इक तेरा नाम जो जग तो प्यारा है,
रोम- रोम ने अब तुझ को पुकारा है|
2. इक तेरा साथ सब से न्यारा है,
देखो कैसे तरसे तेरा ये दुलारा है|
3. नैना यह बरसे चाहे दर्श तुम्हारा है,
प्यास बुझाओ, प्यासा तेरा प्यारा है |

जो लोग इन्द्रियभोग तथा भौतिक ऐश्र्वर्य के प्रति अत्यधिक आसक्त होने से ऐसी वस्तुओं से मोहग्रस्त हो जाते हैं, उनके मनों में भगवान् के प्रति भक्ति का दृढ़ निश्चय नहीं होता |
In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination of devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place....

हर व्यक्ति का विश्वास उसकी प्रकृति के अनुसार होता है.
The faith of each is in accordance with one’s own nature.

So this is abhinivesh. This suffering exists in everyone’s life, and it exists because we consider ourselves to be the body. If we think of ourselves as the immortal soul, this fear can no longer remain. For the soul, death is merely a change of bodies, so why be upset? Yet, people do get upset. I was once flying from Delhi to Nagpur. One of the engines of the plane failed, and we were forced to return to Delhi. When the annou...

Prayers by Akrūra
Akrūra offered his prayers as follows: "My dear Lord, I here pay my respectful obeisances unto You because You are the supreme cause of all causes and the original inexhaustible Personality, Nārāyaṇa. From Your navel a lotus flower grows, and from that lotus, Brahmā, the creator of this universe, is born. Since Brahmā is the cause of this universe, You are the cause of all causes. All the elements of this cosmic manifestation...

Chapter 3:Pure Devotional Service: The Change in Heart
Do the trees not live? Do the bellows of the blacksmith not breathe? All around us, do the beasts not eat and discharge semen?....