Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hare Krishna Explosion at Times Square

O Countless formed Divinity, You are the First of the Gods, the Supreme Being, the Ancient Self, and You are the resting place of the world. You are the knower, the knowable, and the Supreme Abode of Lord Vishnu. This entire world is pervaded by You.
-Bhagavad Gita

Krishna Devotees are every where....

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Where to Find Lord Krishna?

Hare Krsna

Lord Sri Krishna - Where to be found?

"I am the Self, O Gudakesha, seated in the hearts of all beings! I am the
beginning, the middle and also the end of all beings."

"Having become the fire Vaisvanara, I abide in the body of living beings and,
associated with the Prana and Apana, digest the food."

"And, I am seated in the hearts of all; from Me are memory, knowledge, as well
as their absence. I am verily that which has to be known by all the Vedas; I am
indeed the author of the Vedanta, and the knower of the Vedas am I."

"Abandoning all duties, take refuge in Me alone; I will liberate thee from all
sins; grieve not."

"Wherever there is Krishna, the Lord of Yoga, wherever there is Arjuna, the
archer, there are prosperity, happiness, victory and firm policy; such is my

-- Lord Krishna..

Friday, August 29, 2008

Krishna and the Cosmic Tree of Eternal Life
M L Varadpande

The Bhagavata Purana narrates how one day, Krishna, addressing his young cowherd friends in the Vrinda forest on the banks of river Yamuna, said: "Look at these bountiful trees. They live for the benefit of others. There is not a single part of the tree which is not useful. With their beautiful foliage, fragrant flowers, cool shade, roots, bark, wood, sprouts, fruits they serve". Nobody returns without benefiting, who approaches the tree.

Krishna implored his fellow cowherds to follow the example of the tree in life. The tree has a special significance in the life and teachings of Krishna. During his early days he virtually lived in the forest surrounded by trees. Poet Jayadeva described him as one living in the forest full of trees swayed by the gentle fragrant breeze cooled by the Yamuna waters. Krishna looked bewitching with a colourful garland of fragrant flowers.

Krishna compares human life with a tree. In the Bhagavad Gita, echoing the concept of Katho-panishads, he says human life is like the eternal Ashvattha tree having roots growing above and branches beneath. Puranas say that during the great deluge, pralaya, when everything drowned in turbulent waters, Krishna, assuming the form of a divine child, sleeps on the leaf of the Ashvattha tree, the tree of life.

Krishna is identified with his flute, simplest of musical instruments made of bamboo, enchanting the entire world. On a full moon night, enchanted by the dense Vrinda forest on the banks of the river, Krishna played his flute. The gopis rushed to dance with him on the white sands, intoxicated with divine music.

When Krishna came to know that the poisonous vapours emitted by Kalia, the cobra, were destroying trees, foliage, and grass on the banks of the river Yamuna, he was worried. In order to save the environment, Krishna fought the destructive demon, and overcame him by dancing on the snake's hood, holding Kalia's tail in his hand. Krishna overpowered Kalia who then had to leave.

In this context the tree of Kadamba is mentioned. Kadamba trees are still found in large numbers in the Braj region. Groves of Kadamba trees, known as Kasaba Khandi, existed till recently in the region. This tree was the favourite of Krishna and a number of lilas are associated with Kadamba trees. To drive away Kalia he jumped into the Yamuna river after climbing on to a Kadamba tree. Mischievous Krishna stole the clothes of young gopis bathing in the river Yamuna and hid in the Kadamba tree.

While planning the city of Dwarka Krishna earmarked extensive spaces for growing trees and plants of different varieties. He had a fascination for rare plants. Puranas say that Krishna fought a pitched battle with Indra, the king of gods, to bring the sapling of the Parijata tree which grew only in heaven, particularly Nandanvana, to plant it on earth.

Krishna's fondness for trees, plants, bowers with thick foliage was translated into the concept of Nikunja Lila by Premopasaka Sampradayas of Braj. According to it, the devotees should meditate upon the divine couple, Radha and Krishna's Nikunja Lila and attain spiritual bliss.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

At "Song of God" is all about crossing the mind limits and reach new horizons with the help of greatest guide "Lord Krishna" and “The Bhagwad Gita”. This is one side of this web place the other side being some fresh entertaining music videos that I love and I felt like sharing with you all and about general information and my thoughts because life is a beautiful journey, love to live your life with highest bliss and also enjoy different walks of life - music, places, colours, people, investments, news, everything under the sun

If you love to live life based on thoughts integrated with highest bliss & love, you will fall in love with this book. I do.

PS: Dont take the book Bhagwad Gita as religious book or this web place ( a religious platform. Religion has limitations and this book is not about limitations, it is about exploring unlimited human will.


This is a beautiful story of Radha and Krishna defining whats true Love hence I felt like posting it on my blog:

Radha was very special to Krishna... Here is one of the most beautiful stories about Radha..

Much after Vrindavan, when Krishna was relaxing with his many wives, Rukmini his head wife threw a tantrum... All the time i hear Radhe Krishna, Radhe Govind... she is not even married to you... how come no one sings about Rukmini, or for that matter any of the other of your wives?! Whats wrong with us?... etc, etc :)

Krishna listened patiently and then suddenly held his head and complained of a head ache. Now Rukmini felt sorry, and became all loving and docile again... but the head ache refused to go... Each wife had her own suggestion about what to do... some pressed feet, others did some aroma therapy, still others made pastes from herbs... 16000+ cures were presented, none worked, his head ache only grew worse...

Narada the travelling Muni then made an appearance (Besides being a Muni, he was also something of a doctor) and he examined Krishna, felt his pulse, etc and then proclaimed that Krishna was suffering from a very rare type of a headache... one that could only be cured by a Beloved of Krishna putting his or her foot on Krishna's head... Krishna was in bed moaning softly, and the wives and the courtiers of the palace had a conference... They were all beloved of Krishna, but none dared to put their foot on the Lord's head, doing so would mean an eternity in Hell! and they were pondering and wondering what to do...

... and the news reached Radha in Vrindavan about Krishna's ill health and she rushed to his palace and when appraised of everything, asked immidiately to be taken to Krishna, she would happily put her foot on His head... Rukmini, the other wives and the rest of the palace was aghast at her quick decision... Rukmini herself told her that if she Radha did that, she would burn in hell forever...

If my Lord gets even one second of relief from his pain, then i will willingly go to hell forever said Radha as she ran to her Krishna and put her foot on his head, curing Him completely...

An abashed Rukmini along with all the other wives touched Radha's feet and realised how deep her love for Krishna was... and why people for centuries to come will sing Radhe Krishna!!

May our love for Lord Krishna also be like Radha's love for Krishna!

Monday, August 25, 2008

At "Song of God"

In the ancient Vedic literatures it is said that the CAUSE AND ORIGIN of everything is Lord Krishna. The name Krishna means "All Attractive". If someone is exceptionally rich, famous, renounced, clever, strong, beautiful, then we find such a person to some extent attractive. Just imagine some one who is wealthiest, the most good looking, famous, renounced, strongest, most intelligent person in the universe. That person who has all these qualities to an unlimited degree, is called Krishna. He is so attractive that anyone who SINCERELY tries to know him will immediately become attracted to him. Krishna is God and is refferred by many names according to different languages and cultures such as Jehovah, Christos, Govinda and Allah. In Bhagavad Gita it is stated that any one who properly understands the pastimes of Lord Krishna will be able to leave this material world which is full of miseries and suffering and will return to his eternal abode.

Song of God is all about Lord Krishna, his qualities, his teachings, his pastimes etc and with some general news, views, music videos and some other information

Hare Krishna...

KRISHNA - The Supreme personality of Godhead


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Different Names of Lord Krishna

Different Names of Sri Krishna

On this day of Junmaashtmi I felt like sharing with you all the different names of Lord Krishna.. Happy Janmaashtmi to all .

Lord Krishna, one of the most revered Gods of Hindu religion is known by many names. It is believed that Acharya Garga, the family priest of Yadavs named the Lord. He was named Lord Sri Krishna because of his dark complexion.

Popular Names of Lord Krishna with their Meanings
Krishna -- One in the transport of joy
Jagannath -- Lord of the whole World
Parampurush -- The supreme one
Dwarkadhish -- King of Dwarka City
Vasudev -- Son of Vasudev
Devki Nandan -- Mother Devki's son
Govinda -- Lord Of Cows
Gopal -- Protector of Cows
Parthasarthi -- Chariot driver of Arjuna
Muralidhar -- One with a flute
Mathura Naresh -- King of Birth city Mathura
Damodar -- One tied with a grinding Stone
Niranjan -- One who is honorable
Sanatan -- The eternal one
Anant -- The infinite
Ajay -- All victorious God
Murari -- Enemy of demon Mura
KamalNath -- (Goddess Lakshmi's) Husband
Hari -- Shri Hari
Nandgopa Priyatmaj -- Nanda Gopa's darling child
Yamuna Vega Samhar -- Destroyer of speed of River yamuna
Balbhadra Pariyanuj -- Balram's younger brother
Putana Jivit haraya -- Destroyer of demoness Putana
Shakatsura Bhanjanaya -- Destroyer of demon Shakatasur
Nandvraja jana nandin -- One bringing joy to Nand and people of Braj
Sachidanand Vigraha -- Embodiment of existence, Awareness and bliss
Navanit Viliptanga -- Lord whose body is smeared with butter
Ananghaya -- The sinless one
Navanit navaharaya -- Inventor of new form of food- Butter
Muchukunda Prasadkaya -- Lord who blessed king Muchukund
Shodasha sthri sahasreshaya --- Lord of 16,000 wives
Tribhanji lalitakritaye --- Lord who poses bent in 3 places
Sukavag Amritabhdhindave --Ocean of nectar according to Sukadev
Yogi Pataye -- Lord of yogis
Tirthapadaya -- One whose feet are holy
Vedvedayaya -- Souce of Vedas
Yagnabhoktre -- One who consumes sacrificial offerings
Paratpataya -- One who is highest of the highest
Gopa Gopishvaraya -- Lord of gopas and gopis
Koti surya samaprabha -- One who is as lustrous as a million suns
Ilapataye -- Lord of Earth
Vanamaline -- One wearing a sylven garland
Parasmai jyotish -- One with a supreme light
Yadavendraye -- Lord of Yadavs
Yadudvataya -- Leader of Yadus
Pita vasase -- One wearing yellow robes
Govardhanchalo Dhartreya --- Lifter of Govardhan Hill
Sarva palakaya -- Protector of all beings
Niranjan -- The untainted one
Kama janakaye -- One generating desires in worldly mind
Kancha lochanaya -- One with beautiful eyes
Madhughne -- Killer of demon Madhu
Mathuranath -- King of birth city Mathura
Brindavane sancarine -- One roaming in Brindavan city
Dwarkanayak -- Lord of Dwarka
Baline All powerful Lord
Syamantake maner hartre-- One who stole Syamantaka Gem
Nara Narayanatmakaya -- One who has twin form of nar and Narayan
Kubja Krishtambharadharya-- One who applied ointment by Kubja the hunchbacked woman
Mayine -- Lord of maya
Sansara vaitine -- One who is enemy of sansara
Kamsaraye -- Enemy of king Kansa
Narakantakaya -- Destroyer of demon Naraka
Anadi Brahmacharine -- Beginning less absolute
Krishna Vyasana Karshakaya-- Remover of Draupadi's distress
Shishupala Shirascratte -- -Remover of Shishupal's head
Duryodhana Kulantakaya-- Destroyer of Duryodhana's dynasty
Vishwarupa Pradarshakaya-- Revealer of Vishwasrup (Universal form)
Satyavacha -- Speaker of truth
Satya sankalp -- Lord of true resolve
Satyabhama Rataya -- Lover of Satyabhama
Jayine -- The ever victorious Lord
Subhadra purvajaya -- Brother of Subhadra
Bhishma mukti Pradayakaya--- One who bestowed salvation to Bhishma
Jagadguruve venunada visharad--- One expert in playing of flute music
Vrishabhasura vidhvamsine -- -Destoyer of demon Vrishbasura
Yudhishthira pratishthatre - -One who established Yudhisthira as a king
Dayanidhaye -- One who is treasure of compassion
Sarvabhutat makaya -- Soul of elements
Jalakrida samashaka gopi vastra pararakaya-- Lord who hid gopi's clothes while they were playing in river Yamuna
Parabrahmane -- A supreme brahman
Barhi Barhavatamsakaye -- who adorns peacock feathers
Pannagashana vahanaya -- Having serpent Adishesha as his seat
Danavendra Vinashak -- Destroyer of Lord of Asuras
Gitamrita Mahodadhaye -- An ocean containing nectar of Bhagwad Gita
Kaliyaphani Manikya ranjita shri Padambhujaya-- Lord whose lotus feet adorn gems from hood of Kaliya serpent


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happiness in Krishna Consciousness

Srila Rupa Goswami divided happiness into three categories which are 1) Happiness derived from material enjoyment, 2) happiness derived from identifying oneself with the Supreme brahman and 3) Happiness derived from Krishna Consciousness.

Happiness of the materialist and even the impersonalists is inferior to happiness in Krishna Consciousness, because the former is temperory. There is no preventing one's falling down from material happiness and there is even chances of falling from the spiritual happiness of identifying oneself with the impersonal Brahman. It has been seen that even highly educated and almost self realized - may sometimes take to political activities or to social welfare activities. The reason is that they donot derive any ultimate transcendental happiness in the impersonal understanding and therefore must come down to the material platform and take to such mundane affairs.

Happiness derived from pure devotional service is the highest because it is ETERNAL. Prahlada Maharaja (a king) prayed to Lord Nrsimhadeva : "My dear lord, I repeatedly pray unto your lotus feet that I may simply be stronger in my devotional service because happiness derived from Krishna consciousness and devotional service is SO POWERFUL that one can have all other perfections of religiousness, economic development, sense gratification and even attainment of liberation from material existence. Actually a PURE devotee doesnot aspire after any of these perfections because happiness in Krishna Consciousness is so TRANSCENDENTAL and so UNLIMITED that no other happiness can compare to it.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For Love of Krishna

An interesting museum on Lord Krishna in Kurukshetra, meant to spread his message from Bhagwad Gita.

The scriptures proclaim Lord Krishna as the world teacher in the Sanskrit shloka: Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum. Apart from this, the Krishna cult has given birth to regional guises of Krishna such as Jagannath cult in Orissa, Dakorji in Gujarat, Srinathji of the Pustimargis of Nathadvara, Balaji or Venketesvar of Tirupati, and the Guruvayur of Kerala. On Krishna Jayanti day, it is interesting to go on a visit to the only museum devoted to Krishna — the Krishna museum at Kurukshetra in Haryana.One devout bhakta of Lord Krishna, Gulzari Lal Nanda (who was twice the Prime Minister of India) conceived the idea of establishing a museum in Kurukshetra in 1987. For here, Lord Krishna delivered the message of Shrimadbhagwadgita and the Krishna Museum set up in this historical town serves as a platform to present and preserve the ideals of Lord Krishna.Initially, the Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) had set up the Krishna museum in a small manner in a hall, which is now christened as the lecture hall. The museum was shifted to the present building in 1991 and in its present form was inaugurated on July 28, 1991, by the then President of India, Shri R Venkatraman and in 1995, a new block was added to it. During this period (1987-2008), the museum has accomplished some extraordinary landmarks such as the establishment of the two blocks of museum building having six different galleries.

The first gallery contains the major collections of the museum, pertaining to the Krishna theme, consisting of a variety of art objects such as wood carvings, metal castings and ivory carvings. The other important display of this gallery are the metal objects which include various exploits of Krishna such as Bal-Krishna, Navanita-Krishna, Venugopala, Krishna with gopis, Kaliyamardana etc The second gallery is chiefly devoted to the archeological objects devoted to places in India associated with Lord Krishna, including antiquities of Dwarka and exquisite stone sculptures ranging from 1st to 10th century. The third gallery contains some exquisite miniature paintings, palm leaf etchings and some illustrated manuscripts. The cynosure of all eyes is on the collection of Pahari and Rajasthani paintings and the murals on the octagonal parapet wall, depicting the episodes of the Mahabharata.The fourth gallery has in it nine tableaux depicting the episodes of the life and exploits of Krishna. The fifth gallery is devoted to the Mahabharatha as without highlighting the episodes of the Mahabharata the exhibition of Krishna museum would have been incomplete. In the ‘Mahabharata Utsav-2002’ festival, artists from all parts of India assembled at a single platform in the museum, to execute paintings on the episodes of Mahabharata in their regional style starting from the scene of Bhishma Pratigna or the terrible vow of Bhishma to the Babru Vahan witnessing the proceedings of the battle at Kurukshetra, on a long wall prepared for the exhibition. After the festival, the murals were shifted to the museum for their display and preservation In the sixth gallery is a fine collection of Madhubani paintings from Bihar and Patachitra paintings from Orissa on paper. The most important depiction in this gallery is the Abhimanyu-vadha tableau depicting the incomparable valour with which Abhimanyu fought alone with the seven powerful warriors of the Kauravas. The whole tableau is in Yakshagana style, a famous folk-theatre of Karnataka.But the main attraction of the museum is the centre, with a life-like panorama of the epic battle of Kurukshetra. Standing at the centre of a cylindrical hall, one can feel the towering 34-feet-high paintings of the episodes from the 18-day confrontation between the Pandavas and the Kauravas come alive before his eyes. The chanting of Gita and distant war cries mingled with lighting illusions create the perfect ambience.The science centre situated adjacent to the museum has an exhibition called ‘India: A heritage in science, technology and culture’ consisting of working and interactive exhibits on ancient Indian concept of properties of matter, structure of atom, geometry, arithmetical rules, astronomy medicine and surgery. The museum also specialises in producing one particular theme on Krishna every year. In 2007, it was on Lord Krishna as seen through the paintings of the famous painter Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906). The prints of some of his masterpieces like Draupadi Cheerharan (disrobing of Draupadi), Krishna Shisthai (Krishna as emissary of peace in the court of Dhritarastra) were displayed here. The museum also organises exhibitions outside Kurukshetra on Krishna themes. In 2002, the museum had organised a unique exhibition on the Mahabharatha, at Bangalore on the request of the ‘Mahabharata Samshodan Samsthan’, Bangalore. The museum is located in the heart of the city, juxtapositioned between the Brahma Sarovar and Sannehit Sarovar.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


The land where Shri Krishna was born and spent some part of his life are still alive with the Krishna legend and with the feel of the music of his flute. Mathura, a little town on the River Yamuna, after Lord Krishna was born here and Vrindavan, a village - is where he spent an youth life. There are numerous other sites in these two places that make one feel the enchanttment of Shri Krishna.

City of Mathura
In Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145 km of Delhi and Covering an area of about 3,800 sq. km. Shri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born in the Dwapara Yuga as the eighth son of the Yadava prince Vasudev and his wife Devaki.

City of Vrindavan
Vrindavan, just 15 km from Mathura, is another major place of pilgrimage. It is noted for its numerous temples - both old and modern. The name Vrindavan evokes the playfulness and lovable characteristics of Shri Krishna. This is the place where he frolicked with the gopis and tenderly wooed Radha.

Mathura City is the transcendental abode of Lord Krishna. It is not an ordinary city, for it is eternally connected with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Shri Krishna. Mathura and Vrindavan are intimately connected with Krishna eternally, it is said that Lord Krishna never leaves Vrindavan (vrindavanam parityajya padam ekam na gacchati). Vrindavana and Mathura, continues its position as transcendental places and certainly anyone who goes there becomes transcendentally purified.

"Whenever the Supreme Personality appears, He appears in Mathura because of His intimate connection with this place. Therefore, although Mathura and Vrindavana are situated on this planet earth, they are transcendental abodes of the Lord." (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.1.28 Purport).

"Lord Krishna engages in pastimes there eternally. For this reason Vrindavana is better than all other holy places. Sixty billion sacred places reside in Mathura and Vrindavana.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The 11 forms of love that can avoid break-ups


When I went through the contents under title "Divine Love", I really thought that if anybody TRULY implements these 11 forms of love or 11 ways of practicing love in one's relationship, breakups wont happen. I am not talking about divine love over here, that can only mean love for supreme personality of godhead - lord krishna, I am only trying to express that these 11 forms of expression of love could be really helpful in saving lot of relationships from a disastrous end.

So true, that excitement of being together, that desperation of meeting your beloved, and all those plus points that you see in your love,all those lovy-dovy talks, all this dissapear with the passage of time in most relationships thats because we try to make love COMPLETE, if something like love remains incomplete there's always scope to achieve more and more of it, otherwise we end with foolish excuses of ditching your partner in some or the other way or other unreasonable excuses of why a husband and a wife couldnt get along or why the children and the parents relationship couldnt click etc etc, atleast this is the way I thought so after I read about these 11 love forms and felt that it can really save many relationships from a miserable end.

These 11 forms of expressing your love can be rejoiced eternally only if you are in TRUE love:

The 1st one is - APPRECIATING THE QUALITIES , (guna mahatmyasakti). When we are in love we appreciate different qualities of the person whom we love, we rejoice these qualities of that person when in living in love.

The 2nd one is - APPRECIATING THE FORM, (rupasakti). We fall in love (or should I say rise in love) with the person whom we find beautiful and attractive, thats the immediate reaction that happens as we get in love, we love the form of that person, his/her looks, personality etc and if love persists through out the relationship, one NEVER gets tired of appreciating the form of the person whom you love

The 3rd one is - WORSHIPPING WHOM YOU LOVE, (pujasakti). One who has done this will know the taste of it, your mind says in love ‘‘I want nothing. I just want you and to be with you", If you love someone, something, and whenever there is love you’ll see that you start worshipping that which you love. May be this kind of expression of love does not exist in these time or even if does, to a limited level. Hardly few could think that its like worshipping your beloved whenever there is love, true love but this expression of love is equally important.

The 4th one is REMEMBERING, (smaranasakti).Which means remembering. That something which stays constantly on your mind. Have you noticed that when you love something, and have a desire, that desire lingers on in your mind?, it has to and should linger on in your mind eternally, all the time if its true love, how wonderful if this quality or expression persists all the time , love wont die, it will exist all the time

The 5th is SERVICE , (dasyasakti). Its a natural feeling that one feels like being available for service to your loved ones but it has to remain alive, its a feeling like "my life is here not to get something from you but to give you what you want"

The 6th form of expressing love is showing a feeling of COMPANIONSHIP, (sakhyasakti). Its is feeling wherein you are able to share fearlessly with the person whom you love anything and everything under the sun

The 7th form is AFFECTION, BEING AFFECTIONATE , (vatsalyasakti), like taking care of the one whom you love like a child, feeling that closeness
The 8th form is BELOVED feeling, (kantasakti). " he or she cares for me so much that he / she cannot exist with me"

The 9th form is OFFERING ONE'S VERY SELF, (atmanivedanasakti), "do whatever you want with my life, its any all yours" that feeling.

The 10th form "SEEING EVERYTHING AS YOU", (Tanmayatasakt)

The 11th form of expressing love is EXTREME AGONY AND PAIN OF LONGING, OF SEPERATION, (Paramavirahasakti). Love can never be and should never ever be complete because there should be longing. It’s the longing that makes love incomplete and infinite, Usually, when people love something and there is a longing for it, they try to get rid of it because it’s painful. The more you try to run away from it, you are destroying not only the longing but also the love. So dont run away from this agony of longing, it only nourishes love the more it is.

Love is incomplete. And it will have to remain incomplete. If something is complete, it means that you have marked the boundaries; found its limitations. For love to be infinite, it has to be incomplete. Love is infinite and it finds _expression in infinite ways.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Quest for Union with the Divine

The Radha-Krishna amour is a love legend of all times. It’s indeed hard to miss the many legends and paintings illustrating Krishna’s love affairs, of which the Radha-Krishna affair is the most memorable. Krishna’s relationship with Radha, his favorite among the ‘gopis’ (cow-herding maidens), has served as a model for male and female love in a variety of art forms. Krishna’s youthful dalliances with the ‘gopis’ are interpreted as symbolic of the loving interplay between God and the human soul. Radha’s utterly rapturous love for Krishna and their relationship is often interpreted as the quest for union with the divine. (Courtesy :

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lord Krishna's explanation about the soul

I was reading the following interest quotes of Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita:

"Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings, nor in the future shall any of us cease to be"

"As the embodied soul continously passes, in this body, from boy-hood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death, a sober person is not bewildered by such a change"

"The Non-permenant appearance and dissapearance of happiness and distress in due course are like the appearance and dissapearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed"

"A person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation"

"For the soul there is neither birth at any time. He has not come into being, doesnot come into being and will not come into being. The soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain"

"As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones"

"One who has taken birth is sure to die and after birth one is sure to take birth again, therefores there nothing to lament"

"You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action, never consider yourself the cause of the result of your activities and never be attached to not doing your duty"

"Perform your duty equipoised, abandoning all attachments to success or failure. Such equanimity is called YOGA"

The above is just a glimpse of the wonderful book "Bhagavad Gita", going through and practically trying to implement the same makes life so easy going and carefree

Friday, August 1, 2008

"Hare Krishna" Maha mantra spreads beyond the shores of India

According to vedic literatures, the most recent incarnation of Lord Krishna appeared just over five hundred years ago as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the golden avatara in Mayapur, West Bengal. It was Lord Chaitanya who predicted that the chanting of his holy names:

Hare krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare - would spread beyond the shores of India to every town and village of the world. The person who eventually made his prophecy come true was his Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada). The following is a brief account of his life.

Srila Prabhupada was born on Sept 1.1896 the day after Janmashtmi (appearance day of Lord Krishna) in kolkata. At the time of his birth an astrologer predicted that he would leave India at the age of 70, he would leave India to establish 108 temples of Lord Krishna all over the world.

Srila Prabhudaya displayed great devotion to Lord Krishna from very early age. His faher had given him small dieties of Radha and Krishna which he worshipped daily and at the age of 6 he organised a blissful Radha Krishna yatra festival in his local community for 8 days, after leaving the prestigious scottish churches college, where he stidied for his degree he met the person who was to become his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati who on their very first meeting requested Srila Prabhupada to preach Krishna conciousness in the west. It was this instruction that Srila Prabhupada took to heart and dedicated his life to fulfilling.