Philosophical Articles

That is Pure Devotee

To serve Krsna, not for my benefit but Krsna's satisfaction. that is pure devotee. Guest: Swami, do you see a difference or a conflict between...

Gradual Process

by Srila B.V. Puri Goswami Maharaja nama-srestham manum api saci-putram atra svarupam rupam tasyagrajam uru-purim mathurim gosthavatim radha-kundam giri-varam aho! radhika-madhavasam prapto yasya prathita-krpaya sri gurum tam nato...

Her Divine Appearance

by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami, originally published at Sri Gaudiya Darsan. We are told that Radharani was found floating in a lotus. Her father Vrsabhanu Raja,...

The Story of Mandavya Muni

Mandavya Muni was a great sage (cf. SB 1.13.1), and Vidura was formerly the controller, Yamaraj, who takes charge of the living entities after death. Birth, maintenance and death are three conditional states of the living entities who are within the material world. As the appointed controller after death, Yamaraj once tried Mandavya Muni

Vrindavana Express and the Navadvipa Special

Navadvipa is considered by the high devotees to be the highest place of theism, of Absolute Love. Sri Radhika and Govinda combined themselves together, and they are avowed to give their dearest thing to the public.

The Panacea

Ill fated are those who are very eager to find fault in others and who have no time to find fault in themselves. The other side of your necessity is not to find defects in others, but to find their attributes.

Devotional life definition by Srila B.V. Vāmana Mahārāja

the following letter gives us a clear devotional life definition
The following devotional life definition by Srila B.V. Vāmana Mahārāja gives us practical guidance in our daily lifes. Devotional Life Definition by Srila B.V. Vamana Maharaja einera...

A Most Marvelous Experience

The name of Krishna on the lips of the supreme Lord (Sri Caitanya) had the power of making all persons, who heard it, realize the truth

Agun Jalbe – Light the fire

Light the fire – the wind will come on its own to fan it!” Far greater than the statement, svayam asiddhah katham anyan sadhayet (“If you have not achieved perfection yourself, how can you give it to others?”) is the following -

yare dekha tare kaha krsna upadesa amara ajnaya guru haiya tara ei desa

Women and Lust

women and lust
by Satyanarayana Dasa There are popular statements found in smṛtis and nīti sāśtra that women have eight times more kāma than men. For example: strīṇāṁ aṣṭa-guṇā-kāmaḥ (Bṛhat-pārāśara-smṛti) kāmaśca...