Hare Krsna

"O, all-merciful spiritual master, representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, when will my mind completely surrendered unto your lotus feet? At that time, only by your mercy, I shall be able to get relief of all obstacles to spiritual life and I shall be seated in blissful life." Krsna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead
"Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī petitions the blessings of Lord Gopīnātha: "May that Gopīnātha, the master of the gopīs, Kṛṣṇa, bless you. May you become blessed by Gopīnātha." The author of the Caitanya-caritāmṛta prays that just as Kṛṣṇa attracted the gopīs by the sweet sound of His flute, He will also attract the reader’s mind by His transcendental vibration."Caitanya-caritamrta Intro

"Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī petitions the blessings of Lord Gopīnātha: "May that Gopīnātha, the master of the gopīs, Kṛṣṇa, bless you. May you become blessed by Gopīnātha." The author of the Caitanya-caritāmṛta prays that just as Kṛṣṇa attracted the gopīs by the sweet sound of His flute, He will also attract the reader’s mind by His transcendental vibration."

Caitanya-caritamrta
Intro

(Source: nowaytotreatananimal, via thatmeansprogress)

Fennel seeds!!!!

cookingwithom:

This little green seeds are found in all kinds of world cuisine and you may purchase them in almost any supermarket. In india they are used in savories and sweets and also as a mouth refresher or ‘mukhuas’, try it instead of chewing gum; eat a small amount of fennel seeds after your meal and you…

thehindublog:

Once Lord Ram asked Sri Hanuman, “What are you, a monkey or a man?” 
Hanuman bowed his head reverently, folded his hands and said, “When I do not know who I am, I serve You; and when I do know who I am, You and I are one.”
May Sri Lord Hanuman guide us in what it means to be loyal, devoted and ever-faithful. Happy Hanuman Jayanti to all.

thehindublog:

Once Lord Ram asked Sri Hanuman, “What are you, a monkey or a man?”

Hanuman bowed his head reverently, folded his hands and said, “When I do not know who I am, I serve You; and when I do know who I am, You and I are one.”

May Sri Lord Hanuman guide us in what it means to be loyal, devoted and ever-faithful. Happy Hanuman Jayanti to all.

jayalalita:

A sampling of Krsna’s infinite manifestations, both in the spiritual and material worlds. Outer circle (clockwise beginning from the upper left-hand corner): Indra carrying the thundrebolt, the Himalayas, Lord Siva with the Ganges River in his hair, the moon, the horse Ucchaihsrava, the transcendental om, Kapila, Rama, flower-bearing Spring, Kamadhuk, Arjuna, Vyasadeva, Prahlada, the shark, Vasuki, Skanda, Varuna, Yamaraja, the lion, Kuvera, Agni and Airavata. Inner circle, clockwise (beginning from four-headed Lord Brahma sitting on the lotus flower): Brahma, Narada, Garuda, the sun, the ocean, Lord Visnu, Ananta, and the chanting of the holy names-Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
 
Chapter 10. The Opulence of the Absolute

TEXT 41
yad yad vibhutimat sattvam srimad urjitam eva va tat tad evavagaccha tvam mama tejo-‘msa-sambhavam

SYNONYMS
yat yat—whatever; vibhuti—opulences; mat—having; sattvam—existence; sri-mat—beautiful; urjitam—glorious; eva—certainly; va—or;tat tat—all those; eva—certainly; avagaccha—you must know; tvam—you; mama—My; tejah—splendor; amsa—partly; sambhavam—born of.

TRANSLATION
Know that all beautiful, glorious, and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendor.

PURPORT
Any glorious or beautiful existence should be understood to be but a fragmental manifestation of Krsna’s opulence, whether it be in the spiritual or material world. Anything extraordinarily opulent should be considered to represent Krsna’s opulence.

jayalalita:

A sampling of Krsna’s infinite manifestations, both in the spiritual and material worlds. Outer circle (clockwise beginning from the upper left-hand corner): Indra carrying the thundrebolt, the Himalayas, Lord Siva with the Ganges River in his hair, the moon, the horse Ucchaihsrava, the transcendental om, Kapila, Rama, flower-bearing Spring, Kamadhuk, Arjuna, Vyasadeva, Prahlada, the shark, Vasuki, Skanda, Varuna, Yamaraja, the lion, Kuvera, Agni and Airavata. Inner circle, clockwise (beginning from four-headed Lord Brahma sitting on the lotus flower): Brahma, Narada, Garuda, the sun, the ocean, Lord Visnu, Ananta, and the chanting of the holy names-Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

Chapter 10. The Opulence of the Absolute

TEXT 41

yad yad vibhutimat sattvam 
srimad urjitam eva va 
tat tad evavagaccha tvam 
mama tejo-‘msa-sambhavam

SYNONYMS

yat yat—whatever; vibhuti—opulences; mat—having; sattvam—existence; sri-mat—beautiful; urjitam—glorious; eva—certainly; va—or;tat tat—all those; eva—certainly; avagaccha—you must know; tvam—you; mama—My; tejah—splendor; amsa—partly; sambhavam—born of.

TRANSLATION

Know that all beautiful, glorious, and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendor.

PURPORT

Any glorious or beautiful existence should be understood to be but a fragmental manifestation of Krsna’s opulence, whether it be in the spiritual or material world. Anything extraordinarily opulent should be considered to represent Krsna’s opulence.

(via thatmeansprogress)

Hear Your Heart

pancha-tattva:

"In this age of Kali, the sankirtana-yajna (the chanting of the names of God) is recommended by the Vedic scriptures, and this transcendental system was introduced by Lord Caitanya for the deliverance of all men in this age." Bhagavad Gita Ch.3 Text 10 Commentary

Completely dumbfounded when…

padmalayam padmakaram
padma patra-nibheksanam
vande padma-mukhim devim
padma-nabha-priyam aham
“I offer my obeisances unto the Goddess who is the abode of lotuses, who holds the lotus, whose eyes resemble the petals of a lotus, whose face is a lotus, and who is dear to the Lord who has a lotus navel.”

padmalayam padmakaram
padma patra-nibheksanam
vande padma-mukhim devim
padma-nabha-priyam aham

“I offer my obeisances unto the Goddess who is the abode of lotuses, who holds the lotus, whose eyes resemble the petals of a lotus, whose face is a lotus, and who is dear to the Lord who has a lotus navel.”