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SRI SRI RADHA-KRSNA-GANODDESA-DIPIKA by Srila Rupa Goswami

SRI SRI RADHA-KRSNA-GANODDESA-DIPIKA



A LAMP TO SEE THE ASSOCIATES OF SRI SRI RADHA-KRSNA



Srila Rupa Goswami



INTRODUCTION



TEXT 1



I offer my respectful obeisances to the lotus feet of my spiritual master. I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who appeared in this world with Nityananda Prabhu and is surrounded by His devotees.



TEXT 2



I offer my respectful obeisances to the two lotus feet Srimati… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 30, 2009 at 5:18pm — 1 Comment

question and answer about how to find a real Guru, my answer, and better Hari Bhakti Vilasa quotations

 shri-vishnu-smritau







na guror apriyam kuryat



taditah pidito 'pi va



navamanyeta tad-vakyam



napriyam hi samacaret







shri-vishnu-smritau—in the Shri Vishnu-smriti; na—not; guroh—of the spiritual master; apriyam—not liked; kuryat—should do; taditah—hit; piditah—troubled; api—and; va—or; na—not; avamanyeta—should disrespect; tad-vakyam—his words; na—not; apriyam—what is not liked; hi—indeed; samacaret—should…

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Added by Paramananda das on November 29, 2009 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Sri Radhika Stotra -

- Sri Radhika Stotra -

The 108 Names of Radharani











by Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami





aviksatmesvari kascid vrndavana-mahesvarim

tat padamboja-matraika gati dasyati katara

patita tat-saras tire ruda tyartha-ravakulam

tac chri-vaktreksanavaptyai namanyetani sanjagau



Some maidservant, unable to find her mistress, has fallen on the bank of Radhakunda, crying in great anxiety, being very eager to take…

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Added by Paramananda das on November 28, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Shri Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi by Srila Prabhodananda Sarasvati Thakura

Shri Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi







(The Nectar Moon of Shri Radha's Sweetness)











Text 1







nindantam pulakotkarena vikasan-nipa-prasuna-cchavim



prordhvi-kritya bhuja-dvayam hari-harity-uccair vadantam muhuh



nrityantam drutam ashru-nirjhara-cayaih sincantam urvi-talam



gayantam nija-parshadaih parivritam shri-gaura-candram numah







nindantam-rebuking; pulakotkarena-with bodily… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 27, 2009 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

questions about Sitas Banishment and my answer

Dear Devotees,



Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna! First I will just raise the issue before we can discuss further.



A very big question in the Ramayana is why Lord Rama would banish Sita Devi to the forest just like that? People do not understand these matters in the Uttara Khanda because they treat it like some mundane love story and cannot fathom some deeper truths in the Lord’s actions.



For this reason, editions of Ramayana other than Valmiki Ramayana do not… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 26, 2009 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

the glories of Radha Nama

Dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

There is an amzing lecture series based on Radha rasa Sudhanidhi by Srila Prabhodananda Sarasvati Thakura by Mahanidhi Maharaja…



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Added by Paramananda das on November 26, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Thank you Srila Prabhupada

dear Prabhus and Maharajas and Matajis



Please accept my humble obaisences'



All glories to Srila Prabhupada



Today is thanksgiving in USA ,and millions will pray to God and thank Him for their family, food, country,health all their material possessions.



This is certainly good we in ISKCON want to thank Sri Krsna for sending us Srila Prabhupada,without Srila Prabhupada,we would not have beautiful temples ,devotees association,prasadam and Harinama and… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 26, 2009 at 11:43am — No Comments

Vrindadevi astakam by Srila Visvanatha Chakravati Thakura

[ Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Vrinda Devi (Tulasi Devi) ]



Text One



gangeya-campeya-tadid-vinindi-

rocih-pravaha-snapitatma-vrinde

bandhuka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vaso

vrinde namas te caranaravindam



You are bathed by streams of splendour that rebuke gold, lightning, and the campaka flower. Your splendid garments are friend to the bandhuka flower. O Vrinda, I bow to your lotus feet.



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Added by Paramananda das on November 26, 2009 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Lotus Feet and Hands of Nitai Gaura,Radha Krishna

 



The Lotus Feet and Hands

of Nitai Gaura 



Each of the most Auspicious Marks on the Lotus Feet and Hands of Their Supreme Lordships Shri Shri Nityananda Gauranga have unlimited transcendental meanings associated with them and these should be the object of our meditation when we chant the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas and the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Thus this webpage will be a very important tool for increasing the intensity and depth of our concentration…

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Added by Paramananda das on November 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Jaiva dharma is not fiction, nor books like Navadvipa Bhava Taranga or other books by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada



I have heared from a (socalled) scholarly devotee in ISKCON that he does not accept Navadvipa Mahatmya in full as many scholars in India may not accept this books also, he also thinks the characters in Jaiva Dharma are fictions such as Vrajanath and Vijaya Kumara, like some kind of novel.I can not even imagine what he will think of Navadvipa Bhava taranga by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. The…

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Added by Paramananda das on November 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Shri Krishna-karnamrita

Shri Krishna-karnamrita







by Shrila Bilvamangala Thakura







Text 1*



cintamanir jayati somagirir gurur me



shiksha-gurush ca bhagavan shikhi-pishcha-maulih



yat-pada-kalpataru-pallava-shekhareshu



lila-svayamvara-rasam labhate jayashrih







cintamanih jayati—all glories to Cintamani; soma-girih—Somagiri (the initiating guru); guruh—spiritual master; me—my; shiksha-guruh—instructing spiritual… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 23, 2009 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

lets not be sectarian

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I grew up in ISKCON learning that Gaudiya math are some kind of deviant demons, though this is rarely so, Srila Prabhupada wanted devotees to stay in ISKCON, but I can tell you

without any doubt there is many great souls in Gaudiya math, HH Van Maharaja is one of them ,he is my godbrother and friend from my time when I was a Diksa/siksa disciple of Narayana Maharaja. And I just found this… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 23, 2009 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

sometimes strange titles to Srila Prabhupadas lectures

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Fortunately on Prabhupadavani.com we can listen to Srila Prabhupadas lectures daily ,but I have have noticed that some times the titles made by the devotees in the past does not fit Srila Prabhupadas lectures at all .Like this one I was listening to today.If you press listen you can hear Srila Prabhupada and then follow the transcript.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada who lives forever through… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 23, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Jaiva dharma and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakuras house

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

When a devotee reads this Jaiva dharma by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura one becomes very happy this book is online at http://www.bvml.org/SBTP/JD/index.html

there is also and audio recording at http://jaivadharma.info/ of Jaiva Dharma.Last time I went to pay my obaisences to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura at his… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 23, 2009 at 2:43pm — No Comments

a good christian website www . compassionatespirit . com

www . compassionatespirit . com











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Too Radical for PETA

Remember PETA’s "Jesus was a vegetarian" campaign several years ago, which attracted so much attention with its billboards and press releases? Well, it’s over.



PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has not exactly repudiated this campaign, but they are no longer loudly… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 23, 2009 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

doomsday prediction for 2012, and Srimad Bhagavatams version

dear Mahavisnu Maharaja

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I was reading your web site http://www.mahavishnuswami.com/news-mahavishnuswami-2012-doomsday-predictions.html and may refer you to the http://astralreadings.com/ it is all interesting stuff.There may be something to the predictions that it will get… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 21, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

the whores of power and everyday may be the last of our life,and all glories to the preachers of KC!

dear Vaisnavas



Please accept my humble obaisences



All glories to Srila Prabhupada



In his Prema Bhakti Chandrika,Srila Narottama das Thakura writes:



Text 10



sadhu-shastra-guru-bakyacittete kariya aikya



satata bhasiba prema-majhe



karmi jnani bhakti-hinaihare karibe bhina



narottama ei tattwa gaje



Making the words of the guru, sadhus, and shastras one with my heart, I constantly float and swim in the… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 20, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

philosophical deviations of Malati and Yamuna devi dasis

dear Basu Ghosh Prabhu

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Malati is a lady GBC and dresses like a sannyasi too, what is this Kirtananandas mayavadi influence that women like Malati still thinks themselves a sannyasi though in a female body.The GBC should not make any females GBC otherwise there will be so much trouble.

your servant

Payonidhi das

PS The GBC is to blame for making her a "female sannyasi" GBC ...so many deviations ,she… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 19, 2009 at 2:43pm — 3 Comments

about the holy name

Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 8.72



yan-nāma-śruti-mātreṇa



pumān bhavati nirmalaḥ



tasya tīrtha-padaḥ kiḿ vā



dāsānām avaśiṣyate



SYNONYMS



yat — of whom; nāma — of the name; śruti-mātreṇa — simply by hearing; pumān — a person; bhavati — becomes; nirmalaḥ — pure; tasya — of Him; tīrtha-padaḥ — of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, at whose lotus feet are all places of pilgrimage; kim — what; vā — more; dāsānām — of the… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 18, 2009 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments

the price to become KC

Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 8.70



kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasa-bhāvitā matiḥ



krīyatāḿ yadi kuto 'pi labhyate



tatra laulyam api mūlyam ekalaḿ



janma-koṭi-sukṛtair na labhyate



SYNONYMS



kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasa-bhāvitā — absorbed in the mellows of executing devotional service to Kṛṣṇa; matiḥ — intelligence; krīyatām — let it be purchased; yadi — if; kutaḥ api — somewhere; labhyate — is available; tatra — there; laulyam — greed; api… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on November 18, 2009 at 11:45pm — No Comments

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