Article July 27, 2015

“Krishna” and “Christ” with Srila Prabhupada and Father Emmanuel
Srila Prabhupada: What is the meaning of the word Christ?
Father Emmanuel: Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “the anointed one.”...

On hearing the prayers of Devakī, the Lord replied, “My dear mother, in the millennium of Svāyambhuva Manu, My father Vasudeva was living as one of the Prajāpatis, and his name at that time was Sutapā, and you were his wife named Pṛśni. At that time, when Lord Brahmā was desiring to increase the population, he requested you to generate offspring. You controlled your senses and performed severe austerities. By practicing the breathing exercis...

In succession, O King, the great sage Nārada instructed Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam unto the unlimitedly powerful Vyāsadeva, who meditated in devotional service upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, on the bank of the River Sarasvatī. (45)
O King, your questions as to how the universe became manifested from the gigantic form of the Personality of Godhead, as well as other questions, I shall answer in de...

Salutation to the noble Guru, beyond whom there is no higher truth, there is no higher penance and there is nothing higher attainable than the true knowledge.

अर्जुन ने कहा – हे जनार्दन, हे केशव! यदि आप बुद्धि को सकाम कर्म से श्रेष्ठ समझते हैं तो फिर आप मुझे इस घोर युद्ध में क्यों लगाना चाहते हैं?
Arjuna said: O Janārdana, O Keśava, why do You urge me to engage in this ghastly warfare, if You think that intelligence is better than fruitive work?...

जो अनन्यप्रेमी भक्तजन मुझ परमेश्वर को निरंतर चिंतन करते हुए निष्कामभाव से भजते हैं, उन नित्य-निरंतर मेरा चिंतन करने वाले पुरुषों का योगक्षेम (भगवत्‌स्वरूप की प्राप्ति का नाम 'योग' है और भगवत्‌प्राप्ति के निमित्त किए हुए साधन की रक्षा का नाम 'क्षेम' है) मैं स्वयं वहन करता हूँ॥
But those who worship Me with devotion, meditating on My transcendental form-to them I carry what they lack and preserve what they have.

भगवान बद्ध-जीवों के प्रति इतने दयालु हैं कि यदि जीव अंजाने में भी उनका नाम लेकर पुकारते हैं, तो भगवान उनके हृदयों में असंख्य पापों को नष्ट करने के लिए उद्द्यत रहते हैं | इसलिए जब उनके चरणों की शरण में आया हुआ भक्त प्रेमपूर्वक कृष्ण के पवित्र नाम का कीर्तन करता है, तो भगवान ऐसे भक्त के हृदय को कभी भी नहीं छोड़ पाते | इस तरहा जिसने भगवान को अपने हृदय
के भीतर बाँध रखा है, वह भागवत प्रधान अर्थात अत्यधिक उच्चस्थ भक्त कहलाता है |
(SB: 11,2,55)

Prabhupada: Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the father of sankirtana movement within two hundred years. He was acarya and a householder, grhastha. He was very responsible officer, magistrate, householder. But he was a great devotee. Not only devotee-acarya in the line of Caitanya Mahaprabhu disciplic succession, acarya. So he sung, ye dine grhete bhajana dekhi, grhete goloka bhaya: "The da...

When Vasudeva was convinced that the newborn child was the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, he bowed down with folded hands and began to offer Him prayers. At that time Vasudeva was in the transcendental position, and he became completely free from all fear of Kaṁsa. The newborn baby was also flashing His effulgence within the room in which He appeared.
Vasudeva then began to offer his prayers. ”My dear Lord, I can understand who You ...