Srimad Bhagavatam covers almost all the topics under the sky, that here is one totally scientific approach (SB 3.11.4) to the concept of time and space. Prabhupada's purport is as good as a thesis submitted by research scientist - so full of authoritative facts.
When will the day come when i chant the holy name and not just "my rounds" ? Meditating on the "second round", "the third round", and "the fourth round" is to mix the pure sound of Krsna's name with the thought of an ordinary number.
Today is the auspicious occasion of Vamana Dvadasi, the appearance day of lord Vamanadeva. After His appearance, the Lord assumed the form of a Dwarf (vamana ). Then He entered the sacrificial arena of Maharaja Bali.
The interesting thing to note in these two statements is that there is complete independence for us to choose whether to be happy or not (or realize the Absolute Truth or not). That is what Prabhupada means by "if".
Today is Radhashtami, one of the most auspicious festival day for us. I heard a very inspiring lecture by Srila Prabhupada on the Radhashtami day sometime back. It was given on 5th September, 1973 in London. I am writing the text of the lecture.Today is Radhashtami, one of the most auspicious festival day for us. I heard a very inspiring lecture by Srila Prabhupada on the Radhashtami day sometime back. It was given on 5th September, 1973 in London. I am writing the text of the lecture.
This is such a powerful and instructive story from Sunayana mathaji. Honesty is so important for our spiritual life. In one of the most important verses SB 1.5.11, Prabhupada uses this word both in the translation as well as purport.
Once there was an emperor who had no heirs. Seeking to find a suitable successor to his vast kingdom, he decided to find someone from the mass of common people. He sent forth for all the youths of the kingdom and lined them up in court.
Hare Krsna Prabhujis & Matajis
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Gurudev & Srila Prabhupada.
In fourth canto of Bhagavatam there is a nice historical account of King Pracinabarhisat - a descendant of one of the most celebrated devotees of Krsna, Dhruva Maharaj. Seeing the King wasting his life in fruitive activities not desiring for liberation from material world Sri Narada Muni felt compassion for the descendant of his disciple and approached him.