Four kinds of people perform bhakti

Four kinds of people perform bhakti

चतुर्विधा भजन्ते मां जना: सुकृतिनोऽर्जुन । आर्तो जिज्ञासुरर्थार्थी ज्ञानी च भरतर्षभ ॥ १६ ॥ catur-vidhā bhajante māṁ janāḥ sukṛtino ’rjuna ārto jijñāsur arthārthī jñānī ca bharatarṣabha catur-vidhāḥ – four kinds; bhajante – worship; mām – Me; janāḥ – persons situated...
The Earth Becomes Fortunate

The Earth Becomes Fortunate

Chapter One from the book, Bhakti-rasāyana, 4th edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   I n the final chapter of Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta, after the story of Gopa-kumāra has been completed, Sanātana Gosvāmī quotes verses from the Tenth Canto of...
Śrī Manaḥ-śikṣā Vers Een

Śrī Manaḥ-śikṣā Vers Een

Vers een गुरौ गोष्ठे गोष्ठालयिषु सुजने भूसुरगणे        स्वमन्त्रे श्रीनाम्‍नि व्रजनवयुवद्वन्द्वस्मरणे । सदा दम्भं हित्वा कुरु रतिमपूर्वामतितरा –       मये स्वान्तर्भ्रातश्चटुभिरभियाचे धृतपदः ॥ १॥ gurau goṣṭhe goṣṭhālayiṣu sujane bhūsura-gaṇe sva-mantre śrī-nāmni...
Who will accept sannyāsa?

Who will accept sannyāsa?

Excerpt from the book Ācārya Kesarī Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī – His Life and Teachings, 2nd Edition by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja   On one occasion, a new tridaṇḍī-sannyāsī arrived to take Bābājī’s [Śrīla Vaṁśīdāsa Bābājī...
The Absolute Necessity Of Second Initiation

The Absolute Necessity Of Second Initiation

The following is an excerpt from a class given by Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja in Hilo, Hawaii, on January 13, 2003   [Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja spent the week of January 11-17 in Hilo, Hawaii, enlightening his audience of two hundred fifty...
Impressions of Bhakti

Impressions of Bhakti

The following is an excerpt from Impressions of Bhakti: Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja recalls his early years   I was born in 1921 on the Amāvasyā (dark-moon) night in the month of Māgha (January–February). This is what my parents told me. My...
Inner Conflict

Inner Conflict

God is love, and love is God. Kṛṣṇa is love personified. If anyone serves Him, that person becomes fully happy with pure love and affection. —Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa...
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