True Blessings of God – Religiosity and Spirituality

Hari Om Generally people without knowledge of scriptures think they can buy the Lord with their money or material possessions. We see in many religious organisations, money and social positions are given much or undue importance. When we asked the Lord whether He who has made this as a rule? Is it true that money … Continue reading True Blessings of God – Religiosity and Spirituality

Krishna Janmashtami

Hari Om Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! The birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth Divine Incarnation (Avatar of Lord Vishnu), falls on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). This is one of the greatest of all Hindu festivals. Lord Krishna was born at midnight. A twenty-four hour fast is … Continue reading Krishna Janmashtami

Lord Krishna (by Swami Sivananda)

Hari Om Introduction O Adorable Krishna! Let my longing eyes behold Thy form. Let my ears hear Thy flute. O Healer of all sorrows! Show me Thyself. Thou art the only Truth— All the rest is false. I crave not for Mukti; I long not for emancipation; Let there be devotion to Thy feet. Be … Continue reading Lord Krishna (by Swami Sivananda)

The Suddhadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Vallabhacharya

Hari Om Introduction The philosophy of Sri Vallabhacharya is Suddha-Advaita or pure monism, because he does not admit Maya like Sankara, and believes that the whole world of matter and souls is real and is only a subtle form of God. Those who bring Maya for the explanation of the world are not pure Advaitins, … Continue reading The Suddhadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Vallabhacharya

The Dvaitadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Nimbarkacharya

Hari Om Introduction This is also known by the name Bhedabheda School of Philosophy or dualistic monism. This system was evolved by Sri Nimbarkacharya. Nimbarka was a Telugu Brahmin of the Vaishnava faith. He lived some time after Ramanuja and prior to Madhva, about the eleventh century A.D. He is regarded as the incarnation of … Continue reading The Dvaitadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Nimbarkacharya

The Dvaita Philosophy Of Sri Madhvacharya

Hari Om Introduction Sri Madhvacharya evolved a dualistic system of philosophy out of the Prasthana-Traya, viz., the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Brahma Sutras. It is an unqualified dualism. Madhva’s Vaishnavism is called Sad-Vaishnavism, in order to distinguish it from the Sri Vaishnavism of Ramanujacharya. Madhva makes an absolute distinction between God, and animate and … Continue reading The Dvaita Philosophy Of Sri Madhvacharya

The Achintya Bhedabheda Philosophy Of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Hari Om Introduction Sri Chaitanya or Lord Gauranga may be regarded as the greatest Vaishnava teacher of the North. He gave a new form to the Vaishnava faith. He was born in 1486 A.D., in Bengal. Chaitanya had a very large heart. He accepted converts from Islam freely. His disciple Haridas was a Muslim Fakir. … Continue reading The Achintya Bhedabheda Philosophy Of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Chaitanya Mahāprabhu – The Pilgrimage to Brindában

Hari Om The Pilgrimage to Brindában With the coming of early autumn the Master's mind turned to His pilgrimage. He secretly took counsel with Rámánanda and Swarup, saying, "If you two help me, I can visit Brindában. At night I shall quit my bed and escape by the forest path without taking a single attendant. … Continue reading Chaitanya Mahāprabhu – The Pilgrimage to Brindában

THE LIFE OF CHAITANYA MAHĀPRABHU

Hari Om Navadwip, a town in the Nadia district of Bengal, situated on the river Ganges, 75 miles north of Calcutta, was a great trading centre and seat of Hindu learning in the 15th century. Sanskrit logic (nyáy) for which Bengal is most famous among all the provinces of India, was very highly developed and … Continue reading THE LIFE OF CHAITANYA MAHĀPRABHU

Guruvayur Temple – The Miraclulous Events

Hari Om Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Guruvayurappan (a four-armed form of the Lord Vishnu), located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus all over the world and is often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikunta (Holy … Continue reading Guruvayur Temple – The Miraclulous Events