O great one, O Supreme Lord, because of contamination with pleasing and displeasing circumstances and because of separation from them, one is placed in a most regrettable position, within heavenly or hellish planets, as if burning in a fire of lamentation.
When Lord Ram killed Ravan and handed over the Lanka kingdom to Sri Vibhisan, everywhere it was joy and gaiety, Lord Ram decided to return to Shri Ayodhya puri with his confident companions and friends.
When the demigods were cursed by Sage Durvasa and when the demons were being favored by time and when large number of demigods were killed in battle they went to Brahma.Brahma told them to go to Krsna and he also went. When Brahma finished offering prayers to the Lord , the Lord Vishnu replied .
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead is certainly not known to everyone, but He is very powerful & influential. Therefore, althoughthe serpant of eternal time, which is fearful in force, endlessly chases everyone, ready to swallow him, if one who fears this serpent seeks shelter of the Lord, the Lord gives him protection, for even death runs away in fear of the Lord. I therefore surrender unto Him, the great & powerful supreme authority who is the actual shelter of everyone."
And because you are submissive, your spiritual masters have endowed you with all the favors bestowed upon a gentle disciple. Therefore you can tell us all that you have scientifically learned from them.
O learned one, in this iron age of Kali men have but short lives. They are quarrelsome (kalav), lazy (mandah), misguided (sumanda-matayo), unlucky (manda-bhagya) and, above all, always disturbed (upadrutah).
"I, the pure soul, appearing now bound by my activities, am lying in the womb of my mother by the arrangement of maya. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him who is also here with me but who is unaffected and changeless. He is unlimited, but He is perceived in the repentant heart. To Him I offer my respectful obeisances."
Prahlada Maharaja continued: One may possess wealth, an aristocratic family, beauty, austerity, education, sensory expertise, luster, influence, physical strength, diligence, intelligence and mystic yogic power, but I think that even by all these qualifications one cannot satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Prahlada Maharaja said: one who is sufficeintly intelligent should use the human form of body from the very beginning of life-- in other words,from the tender age of childhood--to practice the activities of devotional service,giving up all other engagements.
Today is Lord Nrsimhadev's Appearance day. The Lord's and His devotee's appearance and disappearance days are the most important festival days for all of us. Lord Krsna says in Bhagavata Gita 4.9, 'janma karma ca me divyam - My appearance and activities are transcendental'.
A few days ago, our elderly godsister, Srimati Devaki Mata Devi Dasi left her body in Baroda, Gujerat. Devaki Mata and her husband, Vasudev Prabhuji took shelter of Gurudev some years ago, after their son, Gaur Sunder Prabhuji, disciples of His Holiness Bhakti Vikas Maharaj, joined the Dwaraka temple, where he has been serving most lovingly Their Lordships Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakadish.
"A sober person, even when harassed by other living beings, should understand that his aggessors are acting helplessly under the control of God, and thus he should never be distracted from progress on his own path.
The residents of the twin-cities are honored by the blessed presence of His Holiness Maha-visnu Goswami maharajas top-notch disciples. His Grace Purnendu Krishna prabhu and Her Grace Anasuya mataji both are disciples of His Holiness Maha-visnu Goswami maharaja welcome all to their sacred ashram with open arms.
Gurudev is a wonderful example of wealth and reservoir of good qualities and behaviour because he genuinely does not expect anything from anyone - if the temple comes very good if it does not - that is also very good! Everything is up to Krsna! How peaceful and sublime life in devotional service becomes!
Their Lordships Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra manifested Themselves out of their causeless mercy in Minneapolis and also inspired the devotees to perform the first ever Ratha-yatra in the history of the Hare Krsna movement in Minneapolis on Sunday the 4th of May 2003.
Since the living entity is associated with material nature, he is in an awkward position, but if in the human form of life he is taught how to associate with the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His devotee, this position can be overcome. The word viparyaya means an akward postion or a sitution of forgetfulness.