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Vedavati who became Swaha consort of Agni and then later Maya Sita and then Padmavati the consort of Lord Balaji

This is very interesting Vedavati performed austerities to become Lord Visnu wife, however Ravana touched her hair while she did austerities and she gave up her body then she played the role of Maya Sita in Lord Ramachandras pastimes, so when Ravana was about to abduct Sita ,Lord Agni took Sitadevi to his abode to protect her from Ravana and instead Maya Sita was created from Agnis wife Swaha, that was previously Vedavati.(when we offer in fire we always chant Swaha because ,Swaha was the…

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Added by Paramananda das on June 16, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Culture of respect and who are my real authorities

dear Vaisnavas

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada \



I saw this video of Niranjana Swami and the "culture of respect". I want to explain my experience with TP's and GBC's in ISKCON .

https://www.facebook.com/NiranjanaSw/videos/919342975064223/UzpfSTEwMDAyNDkwMjk4MDY4ODoxNjgwNDIxNDczNjkyMTc/

I…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 24, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

reflection on Jnanagamya Prabhu and doing Gokula Parikrama with him

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I have been asked by the Lord in the heart to write something about Jnanagamya Prabhu and us doing Parikrama in Vraja

You will find him under ISKCON leaders : http://iskconleaders.com/jnanagamya-prabhu/

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Added by Paramananda das on May 24, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 4.4

Chapter 4: Transcendental Knowledge

TEXT 4

arjuna uvaca

aparam bhavato janma

param janma vivasvatah

katham etad vijaniyam

tvam adau proktavan iti

SYNONYMS

arjunah uvaca—Arjuna said; aparam—junior; bhavatah—Your; janma—birth; param—superior; janma—birth; vivasvatah—of the sun-god; katham—how; etat—this; vijaniyam—shall I understand; tvam—You; adau—in the beginning; proktavan—instructed; iti—thus.

TRANSLATION

Arjuna said: The sun-god Vivasvan…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 4.3

Chapter 4: Transcendental Knowledge

TEXT 3

sa evayam maya te 'dya

yogah proktah puratanah

bhakto 'si me sakha ceti

rahasyam hy etad uttamam

SYNONYMS

sah—the same ancient; eva—certainly; ayam—this; maya—by Me; te—unto you; adya—today; yogah—the science of yoga; proktah—spoken; puratanah—very old; bhaktah—devotee; asi—you are; me—My; sakha—friend; ca—also; iti—therefore; rahasyam—mystery; hi—certainly; etat—this; uttamam—transcendental.

TRANSLATION…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Garuda Narasimha Ki jaya

Some devotees asked me if Lord Narasimha sometimes rides on Garuda ? The answer is yes , Garuda is also worshipped in many Narasimha temples in South India ,along with Lord Narasimha

oM AM hriM krauM

oM tattakA hAtaka-keshAgra-jvalat-pAdoka-lochana

-bhadrAdika nakha-sparsha divya-siMha nami 'stu te

"O my Lord, O transcendental Lion, I offer my obeisances unto You along with Srimati

Laxmi Devi. Sometimes flying in the sky, sometimes moving on foot, Your…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 19, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 4.2

evaṁ paramparā-prāptam

imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ

sa kāleneha mahatā

yogo naṣṭaḥ parantapa

SYNONYMS

evam—thus; paramparā—disciplic succession; prāptam—received; imam—this science; rājarṣayaḥ—the saintly kings; viduḥ—understood; saḥ—that knowledge; kālena—in the course of time; iha—in this world; mahatā—by great; yogaḥ—the science of one's relationship with the Supreme; naṣṭaḥ—scattered; parantapa—O Arjuna, subduer of the enemies.

TRANSLATION

This supreme science was… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on April 6, 2018 at 4:28am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 4.1

hapter 4: Transcendental Knowledge

TEXT 1

sri-bhagavan uvaca

imam vivasvate yogam

proktavan aham avyayam

vivasvan manave praha

manur iksvakave 'bravit

SYNONYMS

sri bhagavan uvaca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; imam—this; vivasvate—unto the sun-god; yogam—the science of one's relationship to the Supreme; proktavan—instructed; aham—I; avyayam—imperishable; vivasvan—Vivasvan (the sun-god's name); manave—unto the father of mankind (of the name…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 31, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 3.43

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga

TEXT 43

evam buddheh param buddhva

samstabhyatmanam atmana

jahi satrum maha-baho

kama-rupam durasadam

SYNONYMS

evam—thus; buddheh—of intelligence; param—superior; buddhva—so knowing; samstabhya—by steadying; atmanam—the mind; atmana—by deliberate intelligence; jahi—conquer; satrum—the enemy; maha-baho—O mighty-armed one; kama-rupam—the form of lust; durasadam—formidable.

TRANSLATION

Thus knowing oneself to be transcendental to…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 26, 2018 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Ramanavami paper -the sensegratification paper

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

It is very clear from reading the paper about Ramanavami some devotees wants to please their senses before the Lord . http://www.dandavats.com/?p=60200

Let me first of all quote Srila Sanatana Goswami : Srila Sanatana Goswami in Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa

yastu rama navamyam hi

bhunkte mohad vimudhdhih /…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 24, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Sri Rama Chalisa

Ram Ramapati Raghupati jai jai,

Maha-Lokpati Jagpati jai jai.

Rajit Janak dulari jai jai,

Mahinandan Prabhu-pyari jai jai.

Praise and glory to You, Shri Ramchandra Ji. You are Lord of Lakshmi and of the house of the Raghus. Glory, all glory to you Lord of Maha Lakshmi and of all the spheres and of the world. Praise and glory be to King Janaka’s daughter, Sita Ji who is the delight and daughter of Mother Earth and Your beloved consort.…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 24, 2018 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

worship of Arca Vigraha

Bhagavad-gita As It Is Lectures

If Kṛṣṇa remains in His virāḍ-rūpa, then it will be very difficult to capture Him. Kṛṣṇa remains in virāḍ-rūpa, but He becomes arcā-vigraha, a small deity, so that everyone can worship Him at home.

Lecture on BG 4.15 -- Bombay, April 4, 1974: These are the six businesses for the brāhmaṇa class. They should be highly educated, paṭhana, highly learned, and pāṭhana, and they should educate others also. But if he is not educated, how he will educate…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 14, 2018 at 7:16am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 3.42

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga

TEXT 42

indriyani parany ahur

indriyebhyah param manah

manasas tu para buddhir

yo buddheh paratas tu sah

SYNONYMS

indriyani—senses; parani—superior; ahuh—is said; indriyebhyah—more than the senses; param—superior; manah—the mind; manasah—more than the mind; tu—also; para—superior; buddhih—intelligence; yah—one which; buddheh—more than the intelligence; paratah—superior; tu—but; sah—he.

TRANSLATION

The working senses are…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 14, 2018 at 7:01am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 3.41

TEXT 41

tasmat tvam indriyany adau

niyamya bharatarsabha

papmanam prajahi hy enam

jnana-vijnana-nasanam

SYNONYMS

tasmat—therefore; tvam-you; indriyani—senses; adau—in the beginning; niyamya—by regulating; bharatarsabha—O chief amongst the descendants of Bharata; papmanam—the great symbol of sin; prajahi—curb; hi—certainly; enam—this; jnana—knowledge; vijnana—scientific knowledge of the pure soul; nasanam—destroyer.

TRANSLATION

Therefore, O Arjuna, best…

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when you leave Vrindavana you Vrindavana consciouness is 80 percent gone?

dear Bhurijana Prabhu

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I was reading your article :Why Krsna left

you write :

In taxi, as you leave, as you reach the highway, it is 80% gone. And in the airport, then abroad, it is very difficult to keep the sweetness of Vrndavan. But as a person taking a lot of photographs I can’t fail to notice that outside there is no life, while in Vrndavan all the trees, landscapes are alive.

This is…

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The Faults You Find May Be Your Own

The Faults You Find May Be Your Own

by Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja

We go to judge in the case of others: �Why should he receive all this mercy? He has got so many defects, so many disqualifications, an opposing attitude. Why should he be accepted or given any chance?� But we want mercy for ourselves: �Don�t come to judge me because then I have no hope, my Lord.�

This is jnana-sunya-bhakti, �If you come to judge me, I have no hope. Please grant Your…

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Bhagavad Gita 3.40

indriyāṇi mano buddhir

asyādhiṣṭhānam ucyate

etair vimohayaty eṣa

jñānam āvṛtya dehinam

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 3.40

The senses, the mind and the intelligence are the sitting places of this lust. Through them lust covers the real knowledge of the living entity and bewilders him.

Commentary by Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of Gaudiya Sampradaya:

The enemy has captured different strategic positions in the body of the conditioned…

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Bhagavad Gita 3.39

āvṛtaḿ jñānam etena

jñānino nitya-vairiṇā

kāma-rūpeṇa kaunteya

duṣpūreṇānalena ca

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 3.39

Thus the wise living entity’s pure consciousness becomes covered by his eternal enemy in the form of lust, which is never satisfied and which burns like fire.

Commentary by Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of Gaudiya Sampradaya:

It is said in the Manu-smriti that lust cannot be satisfied by any…

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the great secret about Jaya and Vijaya/Jagai and Madhai

I was listening to the Madhya lila chapter 13 of Caitanya Bhagavata .Jagai and Madhai are incarnationes of Jaya and Vijaya that where demons for 3 birth during Satya Yuga they became Hiranyakasipu and Hiranykasa .

Gaura Ganodessa Dipika states:

93. Lord Caitanya Himself did not accept that Ramacandra Puri was the incarnation of Vibhisana, but the Lord himself said that Ramacandra Puri was the empowered incarnation of Srimati Radharani s mother-in-law Jatila. This Ramacandra Puri…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 3, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Caitanya Chandramrta

Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati's

Sri-Chaitanya-Chandramrita

The Nectar Moon of Sri Chaitanya

Translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa

Stuti-mukhe vastu-nirdesa-rupa-mangalacaranam

In the Beginning an Invocation of Auspiciousness and a Description of the Contents of These Prayers

1 Let us glorify the boundlessly merciful Supreme Personality of Godhead, the prince of Vraja. To taste the intoxicating sweet waves of the nectar of transcendental love for Krsna, as…

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