Adhyathmic miseries are those miseries arising out of the body and mind particularly. Some diseases which come during the young age are clear and they are curable. But some of the limitations which come during the oldage can never be cured. These diseases come to take us away.
O great actor, my Lord, all these poor creatures are constantly perplexed by hunger, thirst, severe cold, secretion and bile, attacked by coughing winter, blasting summer, rains and many other disturbing elements, and overwhelmed by strong sex urges and indefatigable anger. I take pity on them, and I am very much aggrieved for them.
The gopis said; O beloved, Your birth in the land of Vraja has made it exceedingly glorious, and thus Indira, the goddess of fortune, always resides here. It is only for your sake that we, your devoted servants, maintain our lives. We have been searching everywhere for You, so please show Yourself to us.
In a recent Bhagavatam class, we studied the following verse taken from Bhishmadev's prayers. You will recall that on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra, Bhishmadev, whilst lying on a bed of arrows, has given a beautiful series of prayers to Lord Krsna, which, apart from their unique devotional flavour, also give practical instruction on everyday concerns
I would like to share another installment of some random picks from my diaries in which I normally scribble notes of my own reflections as well as nice narrations centering around Maharaj. Thanks. .Hari Hari bol!!
All of us are bitten by the serpant of doubts, no matter if we are an atheist or a neophyte devotee. The only difference between the two is that atheists are scared to clear their doubts as it will ultimately challenge their false ego.
"It is by the mercy of all these Vaishnavas and gurus that I attempt to write about the pastimes and qualities of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Whether I know or know not, it is for self-purification that I write this book."
Krishna gave this instruction to Arjuna on a battlefield, and We are also in the midst of a battle. At Kurukshetra, there was a war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, and we are at war with the tendencies of the mind, which is restless by nature. Just as the instruction to absorb the mind in Krishna was difficult for Arjuna at that time, so it is also difficult for us now.