September 24, 2011

"When the living entity understands the target of his life, he takes the arrow of his purified life, and with the help of the bow--the transcendental chanting of pranava, or the Hare Krsna mantra--he throws himself toward the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If with the arrow of chanting the holy name of the Lord one pierces Lord Visnu's lotus feet, by dint of performing this heroic activity of devotional service one receives the benefit of returning home, back to Godhead."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 7.15.42)

September 9, 2012

The ultimate goal in practicing yoga is now clearly explained. Yoga practice is not meant for attaining any kind of material facility; it is to enable the cessation of all material existence. One who seeks an improvement in health or aspires after material perfection is no yogi according to Bhagavad-gita. Nor does cessation of material existence entail one's entering into "the void," which is only a myth. There is no void anywhere within the creation of the Lord.

>>> Bhagavad Gita 6.15

October 18, 2009

"Just as milk pervades the body of a cow, but is only available to us from her udder, so God is everywhere but makes Himself available to us as the Deity."

[ A Kularnava-tantra sloka written on the wall of Sri Sri Radha Madana-mohana temple in Karoli, Rajasthan.]

July 4, 2012

"In answer to your second question, you should know that Arjuna and Kunti Devi are not in Krishna Loka. They are associated with Krishna eternally only in the material world. Just as Krishna is always in the spirit world and similarly He is always in the material world and His hobbies also happen there. In the material world, Krishna also has eternal associates such as Arjuna and Kunti Devi. There is a difference between body and soul of Arjuna and Kunti Devi. But while Arjuna is with Krishna in innumerable different material universes, while there is still only a spiritual soul who is Arjuna. This spiritual soul expands in many different bodies and so you can understand that there are also incarnations of devotees as well as incarnations of Krishna.

August 7, 2012

Anyone, however, who tries sincerely to present Bhagavad-gita as it is will advance in devotional activities and reach the pure devotional state of life. As a result of such pure devotion, he is sure to go back home, back to Godhead.

Bhagavad Gita 18.69 purport

May 7, 2012

Q: There are only 14094 verses in the BBT published version of Srimad Bhagavatam.  The total chapters is 335 which tallies with the stated number of chapters for the entire SB, but the number of verses is not 18000.

What is the explanation for missing 3906 verses?

Ans (supplied by Dravida Prabhu, BBT Editor)