On The Road

My Promise To You

Many years ago, H. H. Tamal Krsna Goswami asked me to accompany him to China, where he had been pioneering Krsna consciousness for some years. I was unable to go at the time so he said, “Promise me you’ll make it there one day.” I agreed. Goswami, this evening I am flying to mainland China [...]

On The Road Again

I’m on the road again, this time in Australia. I am missing Vrindavan, but happy to be sharing my good fortune with all. “So, this is formal accepting of sannyasa, but real sannyasa will be fulfilled when you’ll be able to induce the people of the world to dance like you. That is real sannyasa. [...]

Gopisvara Mahadeva

“Each day I worship Gopisvara Mahadeva, who is situated on the bank of Yamuna. That same Gopisvara was worshipped with deep devotion by the gopis, and he quickly fulfilled their desire to attain a supremely precious jewel in the form of the embrace of the son of Nanda Maharaja .” [ Srila Raghunatha das Goswami, [...]

Festival For Hari

“O King of the earth! One who organizes a festival for Hari at home, for such a person too in Hari’s world a festival is eternally organized.”

Most Confidential

“O Mahadeva! I am telling you the truth! The holy name of Krishna is most confidential. Know for certain that this holy name can bring a dead man back to life.” [ Srila Sanatan Goswami. Sri Hari bhakti-vilasa 11.501 quoted from the Visnu-dharmottara ]

Dancing Out Of Joy

“In a variety of ways, the inauspiciousness of the earth is destroyed by the feet, the inauspiciousness of the directions is destroyed by the eye-glances and the inauspiciousness of the heavens is destroyed by the arms of a Viṣṇu-bhakta dancing out of joy.” [ Hari-bhakti-vilasa 8.288 ]

Real Sanyasa

Lord Caitanya taking sanyasa from Keshava Bharati“So, this is formal accepting of sannyasa, but real sannyasa will be fulfilled when you’ll be able to induce the people of the world to dance like you. That is real sannyasa. This formal dress is not sannyasa. Real sannyasa is when you can induce other people to become [...]

Mathura: The Land Adorned With My Pastimes

“The blessed Lord said: ‘Go to Mathura, to your dearest pasturing grounds, to the land adorned with many places of My pastimes. There you will again meet your guru, most dear to Me. And by his mercy you will be empowered to understand everything in full. By the power of My mercy, you will wander [...]

Narrations

“Honor the Bhagavatam and other scriptures that tell of this devotional service. Hear from them regularly about the Lord’s pastimes. For when those narrations enter the holes of your ears and you relish them with love, they will swiftly award you the Lord’s abode.” [ Brhad Bhagavatamrta, Volume Two, Chapter Three, Text 124 ]

New Year Advice

We are 11 days into the New Year. Let us all take shelter of a great saint’s advice: “O New Year, all glories to you! Pay special attention to the development of Sri Mayapur. Publish devotional literature. Satisfy the people of the world by distributing the Lord’s holy names. Guide the living entities in such [...]