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May 27, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 81

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 81

ratha-yatraya jagannatha darsana karila
ratha-agre prabhura nrtya-kirtana dekhila

TRANSLATION

At that time, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went there to meet him, and when He saw the leaf pushed into the roof and saw the verse, He began to read it.


May 23, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 58

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 58

anyasmat saulabhyam bhaktau

TRANSLATION

Success is easier to attain by devotional service than by any other process.


May 20, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 72

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 72

ratha-yatraya jagannatha darsana karila
ratha-agre prabhura nrtya-kirtana dekhila

TRANSLATION

During the Ratha-yatra ceremony Rupa Gosvami saw Lord Jagannatha. He also saw Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu dancing and chanting in front of the ratha.


May 16, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 57

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 57

uttarasmad uttarasmat purva-purvo sreyaya bhavati

TRANSLATION

Each earlier stage should be considered better than the one following it.


May 13, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 62

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 62

bhakta-gana lana kaila gundica marjana
aitota asi' kaila vanya-bhojana

TRANSLATION

After Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, taking all His devotees with Him, performed the Gundica-marjana [washing and cleansing of the Gundica temple], He went to the garden known as Aitota and accepted prasadam at a picnic within the garden.


May 9, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 56

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 56

gauni tridha guna-bhedad artadi-bhedad va

TRANSLATION

Secondary devotional service is of three kinds, according to which of the three material modes predominates, or according to which material motivation -- distress and so on -- brings one to bhakti.


May 6, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 57

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 57

toma-dunhara krpate inhara ha-u taiche sakti
yate vivarite parena krsna-rasa-bhakti

TRANSLATION

"May Rupa Gosvami, by Your mercy, become so powerful that he will be able to describe the transcendental mellows of devotional service."


May 2, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 55

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 55

tat prapya tad evavalokayati tad eva srnoti tad eva bhasayati tad eva cintayati

TRANSLATION

Having obtained pure love of God, one looks only at the Lord, hears only about Him, speaks only of Him, and thinks only of Him.


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May 27, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 81

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 81

ratha-yatraya jagannatha darsana karila
ratha-agre prabhura nrtya-kirtana dekhila

TRANSLATION

At that time, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went there to meet him, and when He saw the leaf pushed into the roof and saw the verse, He began to read it.


May 23, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 58

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 58

anyasmat saulabhyam bhaktau

TRANSLATION

Success is easier to attain by devotional service than by any other process.


May 20, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 72

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 72

ratha-yatraya jagannatha darsana karila
ratha-agre prabhura nrtya-kirtana dekhila

TRANSLATION

During the Ratha-yatra ceremony Rupa Gosvami saw Lord Jagannatha. He also saw Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu dancing and chanting in front of the ratha.


May 16, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 57

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 57

uttarasmad uttarasmat purva-purvo sreyaya bhavati

TRANSLATION

Each earlier stage should be considered better than the one following it.


May 13, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 62

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 62

bhakta-gana lana kaila gundica marjana
aitota asi' kaila vanya-bhojana

TRANSLATION

After Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, taking all His devotees with Him, performed the Gundica-marjana [washing and cleansing of the Gundica temple], He went to the garden known as Aitota and accepted prasadam at a picnic within the garden.


May 9, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 56

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 56

gauni tridha guna-bhedad artadi-bhedad va

TRANSLATION

Secondary devotional service is of three kinds, according to which of the three material modes predominates, or according to which material motivation -- distress and so on -- brings one to bhakti.


May 6, 2012

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 1 Text 57

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 57

toma-dunhara krpate inhara ha-u taiche sakti
yate vivarite parena krsna-rasa-bhakti

TRANSLATION

"May Rupa Gosvami, by Your mercy, become so powerful that he will be able to describe the transcendental mellows of devotional service."


May 2, 2012

Narada Bhakti Sutra - Sutra 55

Narada Bhakti Sutra
Sutra 55

tat prapya tad evavalokayati tad eva srnoti tad eva bhasayati tad eva cintayati

TRANSLATION

Having obtained pure love of God, one looks only at the Lord, hears only about Him, speaks only of Him, and thinks only of Him.


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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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