poem

5 days, 18 hours ago by madhumanjari in Special Category A

Hare Krishna Gurumaharaj

Please accept my humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupad.


Just wanted to share with you this poem from Rumi. today while reading it, remembrance of you, your presence was perceived, as i was reading it to you.

Hope you like it.


Should everything pass away,

it couldn't happen without You [KRSNA] 🙂.

This heart of mine bears Your imprint;

it has nowhere else to turn.


The eye of intellect is drunk with You,

the wheeling galaxy is humble before You,

the ear of ecstasy is in Your hand;

nothing happens without You.


The soul is bubbling with You,

the heart imbibes You,

the intellect bellows in rapture;

nothing happens without You.


You, my grape wine [non-alcoholic] and my intoxication, 

my rose garden and my springtime,

my sleep and repose;

nothing happens without You.


You are my grandeur and glory,

you are my possessions and prosperity [one backpack etc],

you are my purest water;

nothing happens without You.


It is all Your being, Your gentle good faith or Your seemingly cruelty.

You are everything of mine;

no matter where You are going,

nothing happens without You.


[Siksastakam 8!]


They place their hearts with You,

and You break them;

they repent, You break them again.

You do all of this Yourself;

nothing happens without You.


Were something to happen without You, 

the world would be overturned. 

The Garden of Eden would turn to Hell;

nothing happens without You.


If You are a head, I'll become Your feet,

and if You are a fist, I'll become Your flag.

If You disappear, I'll turn to nothing;

nothing happens without You.


You've disturbed my sleep,

You've effaced my personality,

You've broken every attachment;

nothing happens without You.


Should You stop being my Beloved,

my affairs would be disastrous.

My Comforter, my dear Companion! 

Nothing happens without You.


Without You, life would not be delightful

nor death joyous;

how can I rebel against Your sorrow?

Nothing happens without You.


Whatever I say, O seal of judges,

all seemingly good and evil notwithstanding,

say it Yourself, by Your Grace; 

nothing happens without You.

Rumi


🐵 🐵 He is interesting person. Thank you. We will look for his biodata. Maybe he is in ISKCON now???!

Read through the biography on Wikipedia.

Seems lot of things unclear about him.

We are so lucky to be sitting at the feet of Srila Prabhupada with his books and examples fresh in first hand witnesses!

Yada Yada Hi Dharmasy... Krsna comes again and again!!

Thank you!

Best wishes in your complete purity of any selfish motives!!!

Respects to [?] Aniruddha Das and the devotees.



CC verse Madhya Lila 6.80 reading for Srimad Bhagavatam workshop on February 18, 2024

5 days, 18 hours ago by upendra1 in Special Category A

Hare Krishna, Maharaja and devotees,


Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Guru and Gauranga.


This is blog report for a Sunday morning ~ Srimad Bhagavatam workshop on weakly reading on Sri Caitanya Caritamrta. On coming Sunday, we will continue reading Chapter 6 ~~ The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya. verse 6.80 on wards. Thank you to Carlos for willing to do seva of Spanish translation for class on coming Sunday.


It is the mercy of Maharaja, to engage everyone in reading books of Srila Prabhupada.


YS

Upendra dasa


HpS/ASA - CC 2.6.80+++

Gajendra Moksa [GM] 2

1 week, 1 day ago by hps in Personal Sadhana Reports, Special Category B

[From https://monkeywarrior.com/detail/14761/]


NANDA-RAJA DAS - Yes, Mahārāja, I went through this. But, I don't see any good in switching to Grihastha ashram either. I'll lose many opportunities for services and a lot of time will go in earning money. Besides, controlling senses would be tougher there. I don't see a willingness in me unless that's the only option.


I always think of bouncing back. I've lived a joyful brahmachari life but that was with my brahmachari friends. Now, I only aspire for it.


HpS/ASA

AgtSP

Paoho 🐒🐒🐒🦍

Wonderful!


What happened to your brahmachari friends? Make new ones? Join our ASA Sannyasa aśrama?


What about Vanaprastha? Vaisesika, Virabahu Das, PM Modi? No kids. One kid, a Ray of Visnu? Your brother stuck in a female body. No, minimal physical contact just emotional stability. Meet once a day, week, year - both preparing for next ashrama, Goswami? She maybe even more serious, humble than you?

Wife raises dogs to sell as pets, working dogs, with enough income to cover all her, extra grhastha expenses.

Thank you.this nice dialog.


Hare Krsna. Hare Rama 🙂.

bibliography - ramayana

1 week, 2 days ago by hps in Special Category B

asa[e] - ramayana, bibliography


Sun, Jan 21 at 7:59 PM

1. Srila Prabhupada - BBT Publication

Based on Chapters 10 & 11 of Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 9

The Ramayana in Brief: Rescuing Sita, the Wife of Lord Rama


2. Vidwan Gauranga Dasa (JPS) - Rupa Raghunatha Vani Publications

With word for word and verse translations and purports

Sri Valmiki Ramayana: Canto 1 (3 Volumes)

Sri Valmiki Ramayana: Canto 2 (5 Volumes)


3. Bhakti Vikasa Swami - Bhakti Vikas Trust

Summary of Valmiki Ramayana (ancient and unchanged)

Ramayana: The Story of Lord Rama


4. Dr. Demian Martins - Jiva Institute

Word for word and verse translation in English and Hindi of Bala Kanda Chpater 1, 100 verses

Mula-ramayana: The Original Ramayana


5. Krishna Dharma Dasa - Mandala Publication

Novelized version of Ramayana

Ramayana: India's Immortal Tale of Adventure, Love, and Wisdom

HpS/ASA - Also available at www.vedavase.io.


6. Rancor Dasa - Mandala Publication

Summary of Ramayana w/BG Sharma illustrations

Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons


7. Purnaprajna Dasa

https://blservices.com/product/ramayana-of-valmiki-purnaprajna-dasa/


HpS/ASA - Thank you Gopal! AgtSP. We read a paper copy of the "Gita Press" English edition while in Russia.

Also, Kirtananda published a copy with Sri Galim, that quoted an esteemed academic in the Preface that there here hundreds of translations of Ramayana around the world.

Radha-Krsna et al, like Rama-lila so much that they eternally play it in Kamyavan in Braja, no?

How does it fit in proportion to our Nitya seva?

gajendra moksa

1 week, 2 days ago by hps in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Kṛṣṇa Mahārāja.. Danḍavat pranāmas. 

I am in distress and need advice from you. 


I'm not finding peace of mind in Brahmachari āśrama partly because my brahmachari friends have left and partly because I'm unable to keep my initiation vow of following 4 regulative principles. 


When I consulted seniors here, they say marriage is no solution. 

Personally, I like to teach and preach and this opportunity makes me attached to Brahmachari āśrama. 


Maharaj, you're a liberated soul, a pure devotee. Kindly advise - if I should continue in brahmachari ashram with my struggles or accept grihastha life with different other challenges. I'm in dilemma. 

Your servant 

Nanda-raja das.


HpS/ASA - Hare Krsna... Hare Rama... Have you contemplated this verse, pastime: https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/8/2/30 ?


Hansadutta Swami told us that SP said that 'Every psychological circumstance we can encounter is in the SB'.


Some other thoughts but guess this is first point of clarification.


not ink on paper

1 week, 2 days ago by hps in Special Category A

Hare Krishna Maharaja! Please accept my humble obeisances!


Thank you very much for the wonderful guidance. I was listening to the class this morning and all of a sudden a crazy thought came in my mind. As you had mentioned earlier, "only insane people have thoughts in their mind [head]" So, I'm sure it must be a crazy thought...


Is Mahabharata actually an allegorical story?

Dhritharashtra means someone who is holding on to the kingdom or throne.

Gandhari is considered to be the incarnation of Mati (intelligence).

The names of all the Kauravas mean some kind of devious political scheme.


So, is it an allegory of how a person who is blinded by his political ambition and who covers up his intelligence (blindfolded Gandhari) creates 100s of devious strategies (the Kauravas) to remain in power?


HpS - Krsna accomplishes many things at the same time.

The matches are certainly nice.

I take these things as useful, but look for confirmation of my hypothesis, in statements in the Sastras, as I am reading them in review.


Very nice analysis.

Srila P'pada says that Duryodhana was 'offense personified', no?