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The Land of Loving Dealings

on July 6, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 10 Comments
The Land of Loving Dealings

Yasoda mayi wanted to give a pair of shoes to Krishna, so that His feet would not be pricked by the sharp stones and thorns of the forest. However, Krishna said that He would accept the shoes only if she gives shoes for all the cows. Hearing this wonderful loving reciprocation, Mother Earth made the ground of Vrindavan very soft and […]

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Radhanath Swami On Seeing with the Heart

on June 30, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 0 Comments
Radhanath Swami On Seeing with the Heart

While in Vrindavan, we may see all sorts of traffic jams, hogs, sewage etc. Srila Prabhupada explained to us that there is a very thin layer that covers Vrindavan. We must not see through our eyes. We must see with our hearts. By hearing from the scriptures and the great souls we develop faith and we must see with the vision of […]

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Radhanath Swami On The Opulence of Vrindavan

on June 27, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 1 Comment
Radhanath Swami On The Opulence of Vrindavan

The culmination and the highest most inclusive level of love between the Lord and His devotees is manifested in Vrindavan. Lord Krishna descends from Goloka Vrindavan to this material world once in a day of Brahma. When He told about His plan, to come to this world, Radharani said, “I cannot live without You and I want to come with You.” Sita was […]

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Radhanath Swami On Reciprocation of Karuna Sindhu

on June 13, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 1 Comment
Radhanath Swami On Reciprocation of Karuna Sindhu

In the beautiful prayer, he kåñëa karuëä–sindho déna–bandho jagat–pate, we begin by addressing Lord Krishna as karuëä–sindhu. ‘he’ means to cry out with all humility unto Lord Krishna just like a helpless baby crying out for his mother. In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna explains, yadä yadä hi dharmasya glänir bhavati bhärata abhyutthänam adharmasya tadätmänaà […]

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Radhanath Swami on Our Qualification

on June 5, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 1 Comment
Radhanath Swami on Our Qualification

Once a devotee asked Srila Prabhupada, “What is our qualification to receive this highest knowledge of the supermost, topmost realm of the spiritual world?” Srila Prabhupada with all humility and honesty replied, “You had no qualifications, I made your qualifications.” While in Vrindavan, this is something for us to very sincerely meditate upon. For many […]

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Radhanath Swami – The Great Fortune

on June 5, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 2 Comments
Radhanath Swami – The Great Fortune

The month of Kartik manifests and personifies the unlimited compassion of Lord Krishna’s eternal pleasure potency, Srimati Radharani. In Vrindavan any devotional service performed, has the potency to purify our hearts and connect us to Lord Krishna, several times more than anywhere else. “To be in Vrindavan in the association of devotees, during the month […]

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Understanding Vrindavan through the mercy of Srila Prabhupada

on February 17, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 1 Comment
Understanding Vrindavan through the mercy of Srila Prabhupada

The following is an excerpt from a class given by Radhanath Swami during the Vrindavan Yatra of 2011: Once a devotee asked Srila Prabhupada, “What is our qualification to receive this highest knowledge of the super most, topmost realm of the spiritual world?” Srila Prabhupada with all humility and honesty replied, “You had no qualifications, […]

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Vrindavan – The land of Bhakti By Radhanath Swami

on February 22, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 0 Comments
Vrindavan – The land of Bhakti By Radhanath Swami

The following is an excerpt from a class given by Radhanath Swami during the Vrindavan Yatra of 2011: Vrindavan is the land of bhakti. Srila Rupa Goswami explains in Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu (BRS): anyäbhiläñitä-çünyaà jïäna-karmädy-anävåtam änukülyena kåñëänu- çélanaà bhaktir uttamä (BRS 1.1.11) True bhakti is without a tinge of desire for one’s own personal selfish […]

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