How should the cultivation of activities favorable to KRSNa be
undertaken? One should act only in such a way that bhakti may be
augmented, giving up laukika-abhilASA (worldly desires),
pAralaukika-abhilASA (other worldly pursuits such as elevation to the
heavenly planets and acquisition of mystic perfections in yoga), and any
other kind of aspiration. This same idea has been expressed in
ZrImad-BhAgavatam: bhaktyA saJjAtayA bhaktyA (S.B. 11.3.31)—bhakti is
produced only by bhakti. According to this statement, bhakti (zravaNa,
This is a very popular verse. It's a bit similar to BG 6.9.
SP discusses it in 770424me.bom.
ayam bandhuH ayam neti jJAna laghu cetasAm
udAra caritAnAm tu vasudhaiva kutumbakam
"This is a friend but that one is not," says a simple-minded person. To
a broad-minded person the whole world is a family. (MahA UpaniSad 6.72)
NArada PaJcarAtra 1.12.55-78
translation and notes: CC-BY-SA bh. Jan 2016
Sri Parvati said:
tava vakSasi rAdhAhaM rAse vRndAvane vane |
mahA-lakSmIz ca vaikuNThe pAda-padmArcane ratA ||55||
I am Radha, situated on Your chest, enjoying rasa dance in Vrindavan,
as well as Mahalaksmi taking pleasure in worshipping Your lotus feet in Vaikuntha.
zveta-dvIpe sindhu-kanyA viSNor urasi bhU-tale |
brahma-loke ca brahmANI veda-mAtA ca bhAratI ||56||
At Svetadvipa I am the daughter of the ocean, on the surface of Earth
harernAmaiva nAmaiva nAmaiva mama jIvanam /
kalau nAstyeva nAstyeva gatiranyathA // NarP_1,41.115 //
vAmanas vidhi zeSaH sanako viSNu vAkyataH
dharmArtha hetave caite bhaviSyanti dvijaH kalau
Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesa and Sanaka Kumara will appear as
brahmanas by the order of Visnu for the preservation of dharma in Kali
viSNusvAmI vAmanAMzas tathA madhvas tu brahmanaH
rAmanujas tu zeSAMza nimbAditya sanakasya ca
Visnusvami, Madhva, Ramanuja and Nimbaditya will appear respectively
as amsas (parts) of Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesa and Sanaka Kumara.
gatir gauDIyAnAm api sakala-varNAzrama-juSAM
tathA cauDIyAnAm ati-sarala-dainyAzrita-hRdam
punaH pAzcAtyAnAM sadaya-manasAM tattva-sudhiyAM
zacIsUnuH zazvat smaraNa-padavIM gacchatu sa me
Last month there were two important occurrences in my life which I feel the need to share.
First, I've managed to finish reading the whole Srimad Bhagavatam in Sanskrit, which took me 10 months (two months less than planned), with the result of a very good inner feeling, higher awareness, a sort of transformation. So if you'd want to try some longer vrata, you can try out this one. With a chapter a day it'll take 335 days. Two transliterated verse-only versions:
Right now I'm looking for editing/proofreading jobs in English language, preferably related to spirituality. Full CV available on request.