Posted: 40 weeks 10 hours ago
As I prepared last week to give a Sunday class in Hillsborough (video at the end of this blog), along with researching and thinking of the topic of levels of secrets (from the most mundane to the most sublime) I also contemplated the topic of speaking to others from our Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. The archetypal “class” is Maharaja Parikshit being instructed by Shri Shukadeva Goswami. Both of them have special qualifications being pure devotees of Krishna, and yet the whole class was fueled...
Posted: 40 weeks 22 hours ago
harernAmaiva nAmaiva nAmaiva mama jIvanam /
kalau nAstyeva nAstyeva gatiranyathA // NarP_1,41.115 //
Posted: 40 weeks 2 days ago
The Origin of Secrets and their Reflection in the World
I am finding the subject of secrets very rich, deep and important. The existence of secrets is all-pervading, and it all begins in the spiritual world, where its true purpose is to facilitate the loving pastimes of Krishna and his devotees. For example, Krishna’s relationship with Radha and the gopis, while suspected by a few, is a secret kept from Krishna’s parents, which intensifies their love and the passion of their meeting. The fear...
Posted: 40 weeks 4 days ago
vAmanas vidhi zeSaH sanako viSNu vAkyataH
dharmArtha hetave caite bhaviSyanti dvijaH kalau
Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesa and Sanaka Kumara will appear as
brahmanas by the order of Visnu for the preservation of dharma in Kali
viSNusvAmI vAmanAMzas tathA madhvas tu brahmanaH
rAmanujas tu zeSAMza nimbAditya sanakasya ca
Visnusvami, Madhva, Ramanuja and Nimbaditya will appear respectively
as amsas (parts) of Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesa and Sanaka Kumara.
ete kalau yuge bhavyah sampradAya...
Posted: 41 weeks 6 days ago
This material world is a dangerous place. In fact, if it had a Yelp review you would be quite surprised. Every ancient saint of every tradition had the same thing to say. Whether it was the Buddha, Jesus, or Śrī Krishna, all stated that this material world is a place of crises. What is the crisis? Everything is temporary. Which means it is virtually non-existent and we are searching for truth and existence in the wrong place.
A person with an unsatisfied...