• Sri Gurvastakam

    Sri Gurvastakam

    I want to give an explanation of Sri Guru – what are the symptoms of a bona fide guru – and to show you examples that have been given in the epics [Vedic scriptures]. You can apply this to your own guru. Our Sri Guru is akhanda-guru-tattva, Sri Baladeva Prabhu or Sri Nityananda Prabhu, so all teachings should be applied to him and to others who are following this... Read More
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  • Our Master - His Life

    A most endearing hallmark of his preaching was the heart-stealing affection he showed to all. As an uttama-bhāgavata, he entered the deepest recesses of the heart to give the unmistakable reassurance that he is one's eternal well-wisher. The depth of his affection is a tangible reality for all who have experienced it, and this in itself bears subjective testimony to the fact that he was a true emissary of the Supreme Lord.

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  • Namah

    As long as Śrīla Gurudeva, the beloved of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is physically manifest, it is wise to render intimate service to him, and thereby attain perfection. But if we are not able to attain perfection because we have failed to develop attachment to him, attachment wherein we consider him to be the lord of our heart; if we have failed to serve him by giving him our full heart in complete sincerity and selflessness, then we have certainly been deprived...

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  • The Most Compassionate

    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is certainly more intelligent than each and every one of us, and He knows how to make the fallen souls of Kali-yuga best understand His high-level teachings. Indeed, His teachings are comprehensible by all. Still, our misfortune prevails. First, we do not accept His teachings. Second, to impress others with our prowess we mix something of our own with them...

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Rays of The Harmonist

  • Chanting the Names of God and See Him With Eyes of Love
  • No Worldly Matter Should Engage My Thought
  • Men act like infants

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

If a man desires to see God’s form, or beauty, he should know that it is not visible to the material eye. Form or beauty that can be perceived by the material sense of vision is an object of enjoyment. But it is God, Kṛṣṇa, who is the enjoyer and not an object of enjoyment...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The devotee says, “God may either accept my service or reject it, but I must serve Him.” This is bhakti...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Those who want to remove their desires by means of enjoyment hanker for emancipation. But the devotees of God hanker neither for enjoyment nor for emancipation. When, because of a lack of exact knowledge about the truth, we rely only on relative knowledge, our desires are not removed therewith, and all of our acts evaporate like camphor...

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Featured: The Butter Thief

butter thief

This small book, “The Butter Thief,” is a summary study of one of the most remarkable and illuminating pastimes of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This pastime is found in the venerable Bhāgavata Purāṇa, considered by self-realized authorities and scholars as the ripened fruit of the vast tree of Vedic literature.

 

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There are some good trains that go from Kolkata to New Delhi everyday. Fares quoted are single (one-way) fares from Kolkata to New Delhi. Note: This list was compiled from the official Indian Railways web site. The Number 2303/2381 POORVA EXPRESS, leaves Howrah Station at 09:10 AM and is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi at 08:10 AM the following morning. Scheduled travel time is 23 hours. The train number for this train is 2303 on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and number 2381 the other days of the week. This train also stops at Barddhaman station at about 10:25 AM. It is also possible to get down from this train at Aligarh Junction which is closer to Mathura than Delhi, the scheduled arrival time there is 5:36 AM the following day. From Aligarh there are local trains (not listed on the Indian Railways website), buses, and taxis to Mathura which is about 50 kilometers away. The SL (non-AC sleeper) is Rs. 449. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1208. The Number 2311 HOWRAH - DELHI KALKA MAIL, leaves Howrah Station daily at 7:40 PM and is scheduled to arrive in Old Delhi Station (not the station nearest to Paharganj) at 7:50 PM the following evening. Scheduled travel time is 24 hours. This train also stops at Barddhaman station at about 9:00 PM. and Aligarh Junction at 5:05 PM the following day. The SL (non-AC sleeper) is Rs. 433. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1163. The 2301/2305 HOWRAH - DELHI RAJDHANI is the fastest and most expensive train and runs daily. It leaves Howrah Station at 4:15 PM and is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi at 9:50 AM the following morning. Scheduled travel time is 17.5 hours. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1510. On Sunday the departure time is 1:00 PM and the train number is 2305 and that train also arrives in New Delhi at 9:50 AM the following morning. Scheduled travel time is 21 hours. There are no SL class sleepers on this train, only AC coaches. This train doesn't stop at Barddhaman station. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1560. The 2313 SEALDAH - DELHI RAJDHANI is a fast train that departs from Sealdah Junction station in Kolkata, rather than across the river in Howrah which might be more convenient than the Howrah trains if you are staying in a hotel in Kolkata. It runs everyday except Wednesday and Saturday leaving Sealdah station at 4:35 PM and is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi at 10:50 AM the following morning. Scheduled travel time is 18 hours. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1520. One other train worth mentioning (so you can avoid it) is the 3007 TOOFAN EXPRESS. It usually takes 36 Hours (12 hours longer than the other trains) to reach New Delhi. It leaves Howrah Station at 09:40 AM and is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi at 9:15 PM the following evening. The SL (non-AC sleeper) is Rs. 433. According to their website, there are no three tier AC coaches on this train. Two tier AC is Rs. 1871.
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