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
"The transcendental knowledge of the Vedas was first uttered by God to Brahma, the creator of this particular universe. From Brahma the knowledge descended to Narada, from Narada to Vyasadeva, from Vyasadeva to Madhava, and in this process of disciplic succession the transcendental knowledge was transmitted by one disciple to another till it reached Lord Gauranga, Sri Krsna Caitanya, who posed as the disciple and successor is Sri Isvara Puri. The present Acaryadeva is the tenth disciple representative from Sri Rupa Gosvami, the original representative of Lord Caitanya who preaches this transcendental tradition in it’s fullness. The knowledge that we receive from our Gurudeva is not differently from that imparted by God Himself and the succession of the acaryas in the preceptorial line of Brahma. We adore this auspicious day as Sri Vyasa-puja-tithi, because the Acarya is the living representative of Vyasadeva, the divine compiler of the Vedas, the Puranas, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Mahabharata, and the Srimad Bhagavatam. "
SB11.17.27
Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta As It Is

"The transcendental knowledge of the Vedas was first uttered by God to Brahma, the creator of this particular universe. From Brahma the knowledge descended to Narada, from Narada to Vyasadeva, from Vyasadeva to Madhava, and in this process of disciplic succession the transcendental knowledge was transmitted by one disciple to another till it reached Lord Gauranga, Sri Krsna Caitanya, who posed as the disciple and successor is Sri Isvara Puri. The present Acaryadeva is the tenth disciple representative from Sri Rupa Gosvami, the original representative of Lord Caitanya who preaches this transcendental tradition in it’s fullness. The knowledge that we receive from our Gurudeva is not differently from that imparted by God Himself and the succession of the acaryas in the preceptorial line of Brahma. We adore this auspicious day as Sri Vyasa-puja-tithi, because the Acarya is the living representative of Vyasadeva, the divine compiler of the Vedas, the Puranas, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Mahabharata, and the Srimad Bhagavatam. "
SB11.17.27
Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta As It Is

Happy Appearance Day Srila Prabhupada!!! I love you!!!!

Happy Appearance Day Srila Prabhupada!!! I love you!!!!

ONE
Adore ye all,
The happy day.
Blessed than Heaven,
Sweeter than May.
When He appeared at Puri.
The holy place,
My Lord and Master
His Divine Grace.

TWO
Oh! my Master
The evangelical angel.
Give us thy light.
Light up a candle.
Struggle for existence
A Human race,
The only hope
His Divine Grace.

THREE
Misled we are
All going astray,
Save us Lord
Our fervent pray,
Wonder thy ways
To turn our face
Adore thy feet
Your Divine Grace.

FOUR
Forgotten Krishna
We fallen soul.
Paying most heavy
The illusion’s’s toll.
Darkness around
All untrace,
The only hope,
His Divine Grace.

FIVE
Message of service
Thou has brought.
A healthy life
As Chaitanya wrought.
Unknown to all
It’s full of brace.
That’s your gift
Your Divine Grace.

SIX
Absolute is sentient
Thou hast proved.
Impersonal calamity
Thou hast moved.
This gives us a life.
Anew and fresh.
Worship thy feet
Your Divine Grace.

SEVEN
Had you not come
Who had told.
The message of Krishna
Forceful and bold,
That’s your right
You have the mace.
Save me a fallen
Your Divine Grace.

EIGHT
The line of service
As drawn by you.
Is pleasing and healthy
Like morning dew.
The oldest of all 
But in new dress
Miracle done
Your Divine Grace.

-Abbay Charan dasa

ONE
Adore ye all,
The happy day.
Blessed than Heaven,
Sweeter than May.
When He appeared at Puri.
The holy place,
My Lord and Master
His Divine Grace.

TWO
Oh! my Master
The evangelical angel.
Give us thy light.
Light up a candle.
Struggle for existence
A Human race,
The only hope
His Divine Grace.

THREE
Misled we are
All going astray,
Save us Lord
Our fervent pray,
Wonder thy ways
To turn our face
Adore thy feet
Your Divine Grace.

FOUR
Forgotten Krishna
We fallen soul.
Paying most heavy
The illusion’s’s toll.
Darkness around
All untrace,
The only hope,
His Divine Grace.

FIVE
Message of service
Thou has brought.
A healthy life
As Chaitanya wrought.
Unknown to all
It’s full of brace.
That’s your gift
Your Divine Grace.

SIX
Absolute is sentient
Thou hast proved.
Impersonal calamity
Thou hast moved.
This gives us a life.
Anew and fresh.
Worship thy feet
Your Divine Grace.

SEVEN
Had you not come
Who had told.
The message of Krishna
Forceful and bold,
That’s your right
You have the mace.
Save me a fallen
Your Divine Grace.

EIGHT
The line of service
As drawn by you.
Is pleasing and healthy
Like morning dew.
The oldest of all
But in new dress
Miracle done
Your Divine Grace.

-Abbay Charan dasa

Janmāṣhṭamī Lord Śrī Krishna’s Appearance Day Lecture by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

London, August 21, 1973

Prabhupāda: (chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers) His Excellency, the High Commissioner; ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your coming here and participating in this ceremony, Janmāṣṭamī, advent of Krishna. The subject matter I’ve been ordered to speak on is advent of Krishna. Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gītā,
janma karma me divyaṁ yo jānāti tattvataḥ tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti kaunteya

This fact, that we can achieve such a stage of life when we can stop our birth and death… Sa ’mṛtatvāya kalpate. This morning, I was explaining this verse:

yaṁ hi na vyathayanty ete puruṣaṁ puruṣarsabha sama-duḥkha-sukhaṁ dhīraṁ so ’mṛtatvāya kalpate

Amrtatva means immortality. So the modern civilization, they have no idea, either the great philosopher, great politician or great scientist, that it is possible to attain the stage of immortality. Amṛtatva. We are all amṛta. In the Bhagavad-gītā it is said, na jāyate na mrīyate vā kadācin. We living entities, we never die, never take birth. Nityaḥ śāśvato yaṁ, na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre Every one of us, we are eternal, nityaḥ śāśvato; Purāṇa, the oldest. And after annihilation of this body, we do not die. Na hanyate. The body is finished, but I have to accept another body. Tathā dehāntara prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati. Dehino ’smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā.

This simple thing, at the present moment, they are lacking knowledge, that we, all living entities, part and parcel of Krishna, we are eternal, we are blissful, and we are cognizant. Krishna is described in the Vedic śāstras:

īśvaraḥ paramaḥ Krishnaḥ sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ anādir ādir govindaḥ sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam

Sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ. God, Krishna, when I speak Krishna, that means God. If there is any important name… God, it is sometimes said God has no name. That’s a fact. But God’s name is given by His activities. Just like Krishna accepted the sonhood of Mahārāja Nanda, or Yaśodāmāyī, or Devakī, or Vasudeva. Vasudeva and Devakī were Krishna’s real father and mother. Nobody is real father and mother of Krishna, because Krishna is the original father of everyone. But when Krishna comes here, advents, He accepts some devotees as His father, as His mother. Krishna is the original, ādi-puruṣaṁ. Ādyaṁ Purāṇa- puruṣam nava-yauvanaṁ ca He is the original person. Then must be very old? No. Adyam purāṇa puruṣam nava-yauvanam ca. Always fresh youth. That is Krishna. When Krishna was on the battlefield of Kurukṣetra, you have seen the picture, He’s just like a boy of twenty years or, at most, twenty-four years old. But at that time, He had great-grandchildren. Therefore, Krishna is always youth. Navayauvanam ca. These are the statements of Vedic literatures.(…)

ocean-of-nectar:

The Appearance of Sri Krsna, Sri Garga Samhita ~ Sri Garga Muni

Chapter Five: Bhavad-agamanodyoga-purana, The Lord’s Appearance

1, 2: The Supreme Personality said: The women of Rama-Vaikuntha, the women of Svetadvipa, the women of Urdhva-Vaikuntha, the women who have taken shelter of Lord Ajita’s feet, the women of Lokacala, and the daughters of Varuna will become gopis in Vraja because of a benediction offered by Lord Narayana, the husband of Laksmi.

3: Some women from the heavenly planets, some women not from the heavenly planets, and some women acting in the three modes will, because of various kinds of pious activities, become gopis on the earth.

4: When they saw handsome Yajna-avatara, who is the son of Ruci an the master of the heavenly planets, the demigoddesses were overcome with love for Him.

5: On devala Muni’s advice with great devotion to me they performed austerities in the Himalayas. O Brahma, they will become gopis in Vraja.

6: When Lord Dhanvantari disappeared from the earth, all the medicines in Bharata-varsa became unhappy. They all became useless and ineffective.

7: To regain their powers they transformed themselves into beautiful women and performed austerities. When four yugas had passed Lord Hari became pleased with them.

8: Seeing the Lord in a great forest, they became completely enchanted by Him, Hearing Him say, “Please choose a benediction,” they said ” Please become our husband here.”

9: Sri Hari said: In Vrindavana, at the end of Dvapara-yuga, you will become flowering vines and then you will change into women in the arena of the rasa dance. I promise this to you.

10: The Supreme Personality said: In Vrindavana they will become beautiful and very fortunate flowering-vine gopis filled with love (for Me).

11: When the women of the Jalandhara country saw Lord Hari, the husband of Vrinda, they said (to themselves) , “May Lord Hari be our chosen husband.”

12: Then a voice from the sky said to them, “Worship Lord Narayana, the husband of Laksmi, and in Vrindavana you will become like Vrinda.

13: When Varuna’s daughters saw Lord Hari as Sri Matsya, they became bewildered with love for Him. By Lord Matsya’s benediction they will become gopis in Vraja.

14: There was a powerful king named Prthu who was a partial incarnation of Me. After defeating His enemies, He, the best of kings, milked many desirable things from the earth.

15: When the women of Barhismati City saw Lord Prthu they became overwhelmed with love for Him. Approaching Atri Muni, they said:

16: “O great sage, lease tell us how powerful Prthu, the king of the kings of kings, may become our husband.”

17: Sri Atri Muni said: In meditation make an offering of milk to her and the earth will give you the great and impassable ocean of fulfilled desires.

18: The Supreme Personality said: Using their thoughts as a milk-pail, they milked their desire from the cow-earth. In this way they will become gopis in Vrindavana, O Brahma.

19: To bewilder Kamadeva’s army, on Mount Gandhamadana Narayana Rsi manifested a host of the most beautiful divine Apsara girls.

20: When they wished Him as their husband, perfect Narayana Rsi said to them, “You will become gopis in Vraja. Then your desires will be fulfilled.”

21: When the women of Sutalaloka saw Lord Vamana, they fell in love with Him and (to attain Him) they performed austerities. They will become gopis in Vraja, O Brahma.

22: Snake princesses that, desiring Him as their husband, worshiped Lord Sesa, will take birth in Vraja (to attain) Lord Balarama’s rasa dance.

23: Kasyapa will descend as Vasudeva, exalted Aditi as Devaki, Prana Vasu as Surasena, and Dhruva Vasu as Devaka.

24: Vasu will descend as Uddhava, Daksa as king Skrura, Kuvera as Hrdika, and Varuna as Krtavarma.

25: Pracinabarhi will descend as Gada and Maruta as Ugrasena. I will give the kingdom to Ugrasena and I will protect him.

26: Ambarisa will descend as Yuyudhana, Prahlada as Satyaki, Ksirabdhi as Santanu, and Drona vasuttama as Bhisma.

27: Divodasa will descend as Salya, Bhaga as Dhrtarastra, Pusa as Pandu, and King Dharma, the best of the devotees, as Yudhisthira.

28: Powerful Vayu will descend as Bhima, Svayambuva Manu as Arjuna, Satarupa as Subhadra, and Savita as Karna.

29: The two Asvini-kumaras will descend as Nakula and Sahadeva. Dhata will descend as heroic Bahilaka, and powerful Vahni as Dronacarya.

30: A partial incarnation of Kali will descend as Duryodhana. Soma will descend as Abhimanyu. Lord Siva will place His own form on the earth as Dronacarya’s son Asvatthama.

31: In this way, by My order (the demigods) and their wives will take birth in the families of the Yadus, Kurus, and other human kings.

32: Whenever in the past I incarnated in the world, the goddess of fortune would also incarnate as My queen. This time she will incarnate as My sixteen-thousand queens.

33: Sri Narada said: After speaking these words to the demigod Brahma (who sits on a lotus throne), Sri Hari spoke to goddess Yogamaya, whose form is spiritual.

34, 35: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O noble-hearted one, take the seventh embryo from Vasudeva’s wife Devaki and place it in Rohini, who is staying in Vraja out of fear of Kamsa. When you have done that wonderful deed, you yourself become an embryo in
Nanda’s wife.

36: Sri Narada said: Hearing this, Brahma and the demigods bowed down before Lord Krsna, who is greater than the greatest, and comforted the earth-goddess, and each went to his own abode.

37: O king of Mithila, please understand that Sri Krsna, who went to the earth to kill the demons headed by Kamsa, is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead.

38: O king, if I had as many tongues as there are hairs on my body, I could still not properly describe Sri Hari’s great and glorious qualities.

39: O king, as different birds have different capacities to fly in the sky, so the wise philosophers have different capacities to describe Lord Krsna’s transcendental activities.

"Seeing the appearance of the child (who was actually the goddess Durgā), all the demigods from different planets like Siddhaloka, Cāraṇaloka, Gandharvaloka, Apsaroloka, Kinnaraloka, and Uragaloka presented her articles and began to offer their respective prayers. From above, the goddess addressed Kaṁsa: "You rascal, how can you kill me? The child who will kill you is already born before me somewhere within this world. Don’t be so cruel to your poor sister." After this appearance, the goddess Durgā became known by various names in various parts of the world."
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"Seeing the appearance of the child (who was actually the goddess Durgā), all the demigods from different planets like Siddhaloka, Cāraṇaloka, Gandharvaloka, Apsaroloka, Kinnaraloka, and Uragaloka presented her articles and began to offer their respective prayers. From above, the goddess addressed Kaṁsa: "You rascal, how can you kill me? The child who will kill you is already born before me somewhere within this world. Don’t be so cruel to your poor sister." After this appearance, the goddess Durgā became known by various names in various parts of the world."

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Lata Mangeshkar, Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan

—O Paalanhaare

indiamusic:

O Paalanhaare, Lagaan

Lata Mangeshkar, Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan

Happy Janmashtami :)

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