Timingila – Myth or Fact?
References to the Timingila fish of antiquity are to be found in numerous places. In Srimad Bhagavatam, Markandeya Rsi encounters the Timingila in his fantastic experience in the waters of devastation...
Slavery to Banks: A Vedic Prophecy
As related in the Bhagavata Purana, at the start of Kali-yuga, King Pariksit declared that the seeds of evil will manifest in four things: intoxication, gambling, illicit sex, and the killing of innocent creatures.
Meditation Techniques and the Holy Name
It is often said that we are doing mantra meditation, so I was wondering if our acaryas or the sastra have recommended any particular techniques that we can use while doing mantra meditation?
Holiest Month – Purushottama
According to our almanac every three years, one month is added. This is done to harmonize the lunar month (Chandra-maas) with the solar month (Soar Maas). The inserted month is known as 'Purusottama'.
All glories to Sri Krishna sankirtan! It cleanses the mirror of the mind; it extinguishes the blazing conflagration of material life; it spreads the moon rays that make the white lotus of auspiciousness bloom.
I have disturbed many people because I felt myself obliged to speak the unadulterated truth. I have told everyone to worship Hari without hypocrisy and because of this some people perhaps considered me to be their enemy.
We find the worship of Narasingha in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's adi and madhya lilas, but it is for the most part absent in his antya-lila. His antya-lila is filled with exclusive worship of Govinda in the bhava of Radha.
The Rtvik Conception of Guru Parampara
Srila Prabhupada did not evolve or create an entirely new system of initiation. He simply adjusted some of the details of Gaudiya Vaisnava initiation in consideration of unprecedented circumstances.
Codeword for Sahajiyas
Both love in union and love in separation are most venerable.To intelligently discuss all this in context, one must be well studied. Most importantly, one must be highly realized to understand this topic in any real depth.
Faith in Sri Guru
We should approach Sri Guru bearing our heart in hand, offering it in divine service. Sri Guru will then take our heart and offer it to Sri Krsna, who has lost his own heart to his unalloyed devotees.