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December 28, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 36

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 36

avyavrtta-bhajanat

TRANSLATION

One achieves bhakti by worshiping the Lord ceaselessly.


December 25, 2011

Remembering Srimati Yamuna Devi

On today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami, along with others, remembers Srimati Yamuna Devi who had just passed away on December 20, 2011.


December 21, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 35

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 35

tat tu visaya-tyagat sanga-tyagac ca

TRANSLATION

One achieves bhakti by giving up sense gratification and mundane association.


December 18, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

tatra sri-krsna-padabja-
saksat-seva-sukham sada
bahudhanubhavantas te
ramante dhik-krtamrtam

TRANSLATION

The pure devotees living in Vaikuntha enjoy forever in varied ways the happiness of directly serving Sri Krsna’s lotus feet. In comparison, the nectar of liberation appears condemned.


December 14, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 34

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 34

tasyah sadhanani gayanty acaryah

TRANSLATION

Standard authorities have described the methods for achieving devotional service.


December 11, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 14

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 14

vaikuntham durlabham muktaih
sandrananda-cid-atmakam
niskama ye tu tad-bhakta
labhante sadya eva tat

TRANSLATION

That abode, Vaikuntha, is made of concentrated ecstasy and pure consciousness. Even for liberated souls it is difficult to attain. But the Lord’s devotees who are free from selfish desires reach it at once.


December 7, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 33

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 33

asmat saiva grahya mumuksubhih

TRANSLATION

Therefore seekers of liberation should take to devotional service alone.


December 4, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 13

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 13

bhakta bhagavato ye tu
sa-kamah svecchayakhilan
bhunjanah sukha-bhogams te
visuddha yanti tat-padam

TRANSLATION

But even the devotees of the Personality of Godhead who still have material desires can enjoy the pleasures they wish and then become fully purified and go to the Lord’s abode.


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December 28, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 36

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 36

avyavrtta-bhajanat

TRANSLATION

One achieves bhakti by worshiping the Lord ceaselessly.


December 25, 2011

Remembering Srimati Yamuna Devi

On today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami, along with others, remembers Srimati Yamuna Devi who had just passed away on December 20, 2011.


December 21, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 35

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 35

tat tu visaya-tyagat sanga-tyagac ca

TRANSLATION

One achieves bhakti by giving up sense gratification and mundane association.


December 18, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

tatra sri-krsna-padabja-
saksat-seva-sukham sada
bahudhanubhavantas te
ramante dhik-krtamrtam

TRANSLATION

The pure devotees living in Vaikuntha enjoy forever in varied ways the happiness of directly serving Sri Krsna’s lotus feet. In comparison, the nectar of liberation appears condemned.


December 14, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 34

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 34

tasyah sadhanani gayanty acaryah

TRANSLATION

Standard authorities have described the methods for achieving devotional service.


December 11, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 14

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 14

vaikuntham durlabham muktaih
sandrananda-cid-atmakam
niskama ye tu tad-bhakta
labhante sadya eva tat

TRANSLATION

That abode, Vaikuntha, is made of concentrated ecstasy and pure consciousness. Even for liberated souls it is difficult to attain. But the Lord’s devotees who are free from selfish desires reach it at once.


December 7, 2011

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 33

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 33

asmat saiva grahya mumuksubhih

TRANSLATION

Therefore seekers of liberation should take to devotional service alone.


December 4, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 13

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 13

bhakta bhagavato ye tu
sa-kamah svecchayakhilan
bhunjanah sukha-bhogams te
visuddha yanti tat-padam

TRANSLATION

But even the devotees of the Personality of Godhead who still have material desires can enjoy the pleasures they wish and then become fully purified and go to the Lord’s abode.


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Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya-caritamrta translations and purports are by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (and disiciples of His Divine Grace) and are © Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

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