Srila Prabhupada on First & Second Initiation Gayatri Mantra Initiation (Boston, May 9, 1968): Prabhupāda: So we shall now begin our ceremony. If any question? (pause) So we can begin. Any question? Student: Is this the ceremony which is often referred to as mantra-dīkṣā? Prabhupāda: Yes. Mantra-dīkṣā. Yes. The first ceremony is hari-nāma-dīkṣā, and then […]
Meerabai Mandir, Vrindavan
Meerabai Temple is located near the narrow street adjacent to Shah Ji Temple. It’s nearby Nidhivan in a secluded street and has a very powerful aura and devotional vibe. After Mirabai had left her palatial comforts of Chittorgarh, she was there in Vrindavan for some time. The shaligram shila that was worshipped by Meerabai is […]
Lord Shiva (Inner Confidential Biography)
Lord Shiva is known as the demi-god of destruction and a very little detail is known about his exalted beautiful position as a Vaishnavacharya, apart from his other confidential passtimes which pleases the devotees to the utmost core. We will attempt to discuss a few inner loving aspects and mercy (kripa) of Lord Shiva by […]
Aindra Prabhu on varnashrama
Aindra Prabhu clearly mentions that the varnashrama system is just a stepping stone to spotless devotion and not the solution to soul’s problem (of birth and death). He also points that if varnashrama doesn’t empower one to take to unalloyed devotional service (parishudda bhakti), it is just anartha! You can read his complete room conversation […]
Markings on Radharani’s Lotus Feet & the glories of our Swamini Srimati Radharani!
Krishna is sarva shaktiman (All-Powerful) and all material and spiritual energies originate from Him, but Srimati Radharani is sarva saktimayi (Power of All-Powerful) and all the energy of Krishna resides in Radharani’s Lotus Feet. There are many marking on Radha’s Lotus feet that signify very special meaning. Sriji’s right foot has eight auspicious markings, and […]
Being grateful and compromising on spiritual advancement?
Is it right to be grateful to our parents and senior devotees who are not supportive and encouraging for our Vrindavan Marg? In course of Vaidhi Bhajan (devotion with rules and regulations), when a sincere seeker begins his / her spiritual life under the followers of Sampradaya Disciplic chain, he / she worship’s Radha Krishna, […]
Toughest yet simplest job in world?
Rasika Acharyas guide that the most toughest yet simplest job in the material realm is to sit and constantly chant Nama (Hare Krishna Mahamantra)! In Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 6, Text 6), Krishna says to Arjun that for those who have conquered the mind, it is the best of friends, and for those who have failed […]
The conclusion statement of all spiritual journey and what to do if we fall down repeatedly in our spiritual path
Rasika Acharyas guide that the conclusion statement of entire Vedic literatures, discourses, and siddhanta (philosophy) is to surrender unto our Divine Couple and be constantly engaged in remembering them 247 with attachment and love, and making sure that the four regulative principles are followed and there is no performance of activities not favourable for our […]
How to transcend the attraction of the material world?
The moment the mind flickers from the Lotus Feet of Divine Couple and Gurujana, it gets entangled in it’s false stories. The sadhaka (seeker) out of ignorance, thinks of the material world as valuable, seeks pleasure (ramaniyata) due to false knowledge, develops a desire to enjoy it (sukh lalsa) and thus his attachment (rati) increases […]
Know for sure that everyone will leave except Divine Couple and Gurujana!
Jin Hari Bhakt Hriday Nahi Aani Jeevit Sab Saman Tay Praani Those people who don’t have Hari Bhakti in their heart are as good as a dead body. When a seeker moves forward on the path of Vraj Prem Bhakti by mercy of Guru, who is compassion personified, demigods sit in the mind of the […]