Posts made in January, 2017

Freedom from feeling blame and offense against oneself

Freedom from feeling blame and offense against oneself

Our life is full of anguish when others unjustly blame us… we feel offended and angry, and feel a strong urge to defend ourselves. Is there another way, a way to freedom?   tṛṇād api sunīcena taror api sahiṣṇunā/ amāninā mānadena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ “One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all...

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Pada-sevanam devi dasi & the miracle of Nrsimha worship

Pada-sevanam devi dasi & the miracle of Nrsimha worship

This amazing story is about a saint named Mataji Pada Sevanam, from Baku, Azerbaijan (Caucasus, former part of the USSR), who re-established devotional service to Lord Nrsimhadeva and changed the hearts of many devotees due to her limitless love to Krishna, fearlessness, and determination. (From a lecture by A.C. Bhagavatamrita Keshava Swami. Barnaul, Russia December 18, 2016) Gopal Told Me   The beginning Once upon a time, someone...

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World full of singing

World full of singing

The world is full of Your singing Oh dancing flute player bright Sweet is the thrill of your laughing Filling your loves with delight Soft is the touch of your ruby-like palms Full of great joy are your songs Visions of yours are such soothing balms For you my heart ever longs How can I please You my love, my Lord? How make Your pleasure increase? Cut my illusion with knowledge’s sword From maya please grant my release Not for the purpose of...

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