Article December 26, 2015

Once upon a time when the demons were defeated, the demigods became proud. “Now we are victorious!”
So when the demigods became puffed up, Krsna wanted to crush their pride.
Therefore He appeared before them in the wonderful form of a yaksa, a celestial being....

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. In Kali-yuga, if this Vedic maha-mantra is chanted regularly and heard regularly by the devotional process of ....

Through the perfect karma of good deeds, one meets the Perfect Guru,
By the karma of good actions, some come to serve the Perfect Guru.
Kripa Karo Guruji....

हे महाबाहु कृष्ण! क्या ब्रह्म-प्राप्ति के मार्ग से भ्रष्ट ऐसा व्यक्ति आध्यात्मिक तथा भौतिक दोनों ही सफलताओं से च्युत नहीं होता और छिन्नभिन्न बादल की भाँति विनष्ट नहीं हो जाता जिसके फलस्वरूप उसके लिए किसी लोक में कोई स्थान नहीं रहता?
O mighty-armed Kṛṣṇa, does not such a man, being deviated from the path of Transcendence, perish like a riven cloud, with no position in any sphere?....

Once a woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.
She did not recognize them.
She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”....

अर्जुन ने कहा: हे कृष्ण! उस असफल योगी की गति क्या है जो प्रारम्भ में श्रद्धापूर्वक आत्म-साक्षात्कार की विधि ग्रहण करता है, किन्तु बाद में भौतिकता के करण उससे विचलित हो जाता है और योगसिद्धि को प्राप्त नहीं कर पाता ?
Arjuna said: What is the destination of the man of faith who does not persevere, who in the beginning takes to the process of self-realization but who later desists due to worldly-mindedness and thus does not attain perfectio....

Whole things start with the mind. If mind is not purified then the words, through the words and through the body we will be committing sins and offences.
The slow march of the sankirtan slowly but steadily takes us back home, back to Godhead.

Those who act in ego do not go beyond karma. It is only by Guru's Grace that one is rid of ego.
Jai Jai Guruji....

जिसका मन उच्छृंखल है, उसके लिए आत्म-साक्षात्कार कठिन कार्य होता है, किन्तु जिसका मन संयमित है और जो समुचित उपाय करता है उसकी सफलता ध्रुव है | ऐसा मेरा मत है |
For one whose mind is unbridled, self-realization is difficult work. But he whose mind is controlled and who strives by right means is assured of success. That is My opinion....