Article July 13, 2015

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The demigod was obliged to accept the body of a lizard.
Once the family members of Lord Kṛṣṇa, such as Sāmba, Pradyumna, Cārubhānu and Gada, all princes of the Yadu dynasty, went for a long picnic in the forest near Dvārakā. In the course of their excursion, all of them became thirsty, and so they began to try to find out where water was available in the forest. When they approached a well, they found that ....

Scheduled Incarnations with Specific Functions
What is realized as the Absolute Brahman is full of unlimited bliss without grief. That is certainly the ultimate phase of the supreme enjoyer, the Personality of Godhead. He is eternally void of all disturbances and fearless. He is complete consciousness as opposed to matter. Uncontaminated and without distinctions, He is the principle primeval cause of all causes and effects, in whom there....

The anxiety of my mind departed, when I gazed upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan.
You know my condition, without my speaking. You inspire me to chant Your Name. 
Jai Guruji

देहधारी जीव इन्द्रियभोग से भले ही निवृत्त हो जाय पर उसमें इन्द्रियभोगों की इच्छा बनी रहती है | लेकिन उत्तम रस के अनुभव होने से ऐसे कार्यों को बंद करने पर वह भक्ति में स्थिर हो जाता है |
The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.

जो ये इन्द्रिय तथा विषयों के संयोग से उत्पन्न होने वाले सब भोग हैं, यद्यपि विषयी पुरुषों को सुखरूप भाते हैं, तो भी दुःख के ही हेतु हैं और आदि-अन्तवाले अर्थात अनित्य हैं। इसलिए हे अर्जुन! बुद्धिमान विवेकी पुरुष उनमें नहीं रमता॥22॥
An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with the material senses. O son of Kuntī, such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.

Three hundred years before the appearance of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Shri Jayadeva Goswami served as the court pandita of Shri Lakshmana Sena, King of Bengal. Jayadeva and Padmavati (his wife and an expert dancer) used to worship Lord Shri Krishna with single-minded devotion. After some time, he left the opulent royal life to live peacefully in a grass hut in Champahatti, Navadwipa. Here Jayadeva wrote Gita Govinda.One day while working on Gita Govi....

Talks Between Kṛṣṇa and Rukmiṇī (contd.)
"My dear daughter of King Vidarbha, My dear Rukmiṇī, please do not misunderstand Me. Don't be unkind unto Me like this. I know you are sincerely and seriously attached to Me; you are My eternal companion. The words which have affected you so much are not factual. I wanted to irritate you a bit, and I was expecting you to make counter answers to those joking words. Unfortunately, you have take...

Scheduled Incarnations with Specific Functions
But anyone who is specifically favored by the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, due to unalloyed surrender unto the service of the Lord, can overcome the insurmountable ocean of illusion and can understand the Lord. But those who are attached to this body, which is meant to be eaten at the end by dogs and jackals, cannot do so.(42).