The Animals of Vraja are Stunned

The Animals of Vraja are Stunned

Chapter Seven from the book, Bhakti-rasāyana, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   gāvaś ca kṛṣṇa-mukha-nirgata-veṇu-gīta pīyūṣam uttabhita-karṇa-puṭaiḥ pibantyaḥ śāvāḥ snuta-stana-payaḥ-kavalāḥ sma tasthur govindam ātmani dṛśāśru-kalāḥ...
Kṛṣṇa Gives Prema Even To His Enemies

Kṛṣṇa Gives Prema Even To His Enemies

Chapter 9 from the book, Going Beyond Vaikuṇṭha, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   Gopa-kumāra was somewhat dissatisfied with Vaikuṇṭha – that Vaikuṇṭha which is so desirable, where very, very beautiful bhakti is going on, and which is so...
What happens after death?

What happens after death?

The following is an excerpt from a darśana with Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Mahārāja in India, on 28 April, 1983, published on http://www.srilasridharamaharaja.com Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Mahārāja: Citragupta, he’s the record keeper of Yamarāja. What do you...
The Gopīs Desire to Become Birds and Deer

The Gopīs Desire to Become Birds and Deer

Chapter Six from the book, Bhakti-rasāyana, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   After telling the story of Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta, Sanātana Gosvāmī is giving us some rasāyana, some nectar-tonic that is especially for those who have been freed...
Meeting the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa

Meeting the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa

The following is an excerpt from a lecture by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Hong Kong, on July 2, 2006, published in Rāga-vartmacandrikā   What is the true meaning of yoga? Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means ‘connecting two things,’ or ‘adding two...
How to observe Ekādaśīs

How to observe Ekādaśīs

The following is an excerpt from a class given by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Badger, California, on June 20, 1998   Today is ekādaśī. I have discussed before that we have eleven (ekādaśa is the Sanskrit word for eleven) senses including the mind. By...
The Glories of Yogamāyā

The Glories of Yogamāyā

Chapter 8 from the book, Going Beyond Vaikuṇṭha, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja      It is written in some places that devotees don’t desire the mercy of the Lakṣmī who is the goddess of aiśvarya, opulence. We should understand that this...
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