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In Abu dhabi, by the blessings of our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj, Srila Prabhupada and the Supreme Lord, the rath yatra of Their Lordships Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra Mayi was celebrated in a very grand manner on February 11 2011 and the whole program was dedicated in memory of our beloved spiritual master. When I was talking to HG Narahari prabhu about the grand rath yatra festival, he shared with me a wonderful verse from the Vedas glorifying the form of Lord Jagannatha and the verse is ado yad-daaru plavate sindhoh paare apurusham tadaarabhasva durhano tena gaccha parastaram “The Supreme Person manifests Himself in the form of a wooden deity floating in the ocean at a far off place; it is a divine form and not made by any human being (apurusham) and by offering worship to this wooden image, O who is unconquerable King, ... Read More »

Who is not Flawless?

In Srimad Bhagavatam we find that the sacrifice performed by Daksha was completely destroyed and left unfinished because of the fight between Daksha’s men and the followers of Lord Shiva. Hence Lord Brahma along with the demigods approach Lord Shiva in order to pacify the Lord and Lord Brahma speaks the following wonderful verse. Srimad Bhagavatam 4.6.48 yasmin yadaa pushkara-naabha-maayayaa durantayaa sprshta-dhiyah prthag-drshah kurvanti tatra hy anukampayaa krpaam na saadhavo daiva-balaat krte kramam “My dear lord, if in some places materialists, who are already bewildered by the insurmountable illusory energy of the Supreme Godhead, sometimes commit offenses, a saintly person, with compassion, does not take this seriously. Knowing that they commit offenses because they are overpowered by the illusory energy, he does not show his prowess to counteract them.” Srila Prabhupada explains in the purport that, “It is said that the beauty of a tapasvi, or saintly person, is forgiveness. ... Read More »

How To Satisfy Krishna

Satisfy-Krishna

Today I was listening to a Bhagavatam class given by H.H. Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaja in Shree Shree Radha NeelMadhava dhama on 9 Dec 2008. While speaking to a grihastha devotee, Maharaja said, “Ashram doesn’t matter really, whatever ashram we are, we have to remember Krishna’s words.” caatur-varnyam mayaa srstam guna-karma-vibhaagasah tasya kartaaram api maam viddhy akartaaram avyayam “According to the three modes of material nature and the work associated with them, the four divisions of human society are created by Me. And although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the nondoer, being unchangeable. ” There is nothing wrong in changing the ashramas. But whichever ashram we are in, we should follow Krishna’s words. Hari-toshanam should be in our sight always. Satisfaction of Krishna is possible only by three things – Please remember this verse from Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.31.19 dayayaa sarva-bhutesu santustyaa ... Read More »