Philosophical Articles

The Glories of Offering a Lamp During Karttika

Hari-bhakti-vilasa Sixteenth Vilasa, Volume One by Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Text 99 atha tatra dipa-dana-mahatmyam- skande tatraiva kalpa-koti-sahasrani patakani bahuny api nimeshardhena dipasya vilayam yanti karttike In the Skanda Purana it is said: "When...

The Secret of Bhakti-yoga

by Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) There are various kinds of yoga; such as karma-yoga, based on purifying our activities; Jnana-yoga, based on acquiring spiritual...

Sambandha

by Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami, from Art of Sadhana. In the Bhagavad-gita (15.15), Lord Krishna says, vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyo, vedanta-krd veda vid eva...

Nityananda-tattva

Nityananda Prabhu and Advaitacarya are the two expansions of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu who assist His transcendental pastimes.21:02:02

Why I do not realize Supreme Lord, even after 50 years…of...

I have been coming regularly to this temple for 50 years now. I do circumambulation of the mandir, engage in kirtan and every day come for arotik. Whenever a sadhu comes, I always come to hear from them. After so much time doing worship I do not see any fruits of this.

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.

All-accomodating potency, unlimited methods

sabā nistārite prabhu kṛpā-avatāra sabā nistārite kare cāturī apāra SYNONYMS sabā—all; nistārite—to deliver; prabhu—the Lord; kṛpā—mercy; avatāra—incarnation; sabā—all; nistārite—to deliver; kare—did; cāturī—devices; apāra—unlimited. TRANSLATION Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared in...

Sri Upadesamrta, Verse Seven

Even Krishna’s name, form, qualities and pastimes, which are like sweet sugar candy, are distasteful to one whose tongue is afflicted by the jaundice of ignorance. However, when one constantly and faithfully chants the holy name of Krishna and becomes absorbed in His divine attributes then gradually they become sweet and one’s ignorance is destroyed at the root.

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj says……

"Therefore, without meandering to other forms of devotion, we should chant with one pointed focus while firmly believing in the oneness of the Name...

Bathing in the Nectar of Immortality

by Swami Tripurari, from Siksastakam of Sri Caitanya. Prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam When the ray of prema that appears in one’s heart as bhava is properly cultivated through nama-sankirtana, it turns into prema. Attaining prema, one tastes...