• 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

  • Men act like infants
  • The Ultimate Goal of Life
  • Do Vedic Brāhmaṇas Know the Truth? Part 2 of 2

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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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Men become confused about the spiritual deity they worship in the midst of their attempts to acquire the three main objects of human pursuit (tri-varga). These three are dharma, or virtue; artha, or wealth; and kāma, or desire...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The many neighbours of Śrī Advaita Ācārya were high class brāhmaṇas. But among them, he could not find one single brāhmaṇato whom he might offer the śrāddha-pātra – the oblation meant for his ancestors...

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Featured: Sri Radha-krsna-ganoddesa-dipika

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In this book Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī has given a brief yet vital description of the names, forms, qualities and different services of Śrī Rādhā’s and Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s cherished companions. Such a comprehensive description of Śrī Kṛṣṇa and His companions is not found in any other single scripture.

 

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There are some good trains that go from New Delhi to Mathura everyday (see schedule below). This list was compiled in 2010 from the official Indian Railways web site www.indianrail.gov.in. In the station itself there is a huge board that shows the estimated time of arrival of all trains by the train number. Compare the times listed below with the time on the board and make your selection. If a train is late, it might be better to take a different train (even if you have to go to Nizamuddin station instead) since it may become more late as time goes by.

FROM DELHI METRO TO TRAIN STATION

If you stay in our Matha in New Delhi the cheapest and easiest way to go to New Delhi train station is by METRO. Take a rickshaw from our Math for Rs. 10-15 to Janak Puri East. Go inside the metro hall upstairs and buy your token for New Delhi train station, which will cost you about 18 rupees. Take the blue line direction Rajiv Chowk, change there to New Delhi train station. Total traveling time will be about 40 min.

Tickes from Mathura to New Delhi you can buy in Mathura train station, or you can go to the tourist quota booking office to book your return ticket. The list (shown below for 2010) with all the superfast trains that pass through Mathura to New Delhi can be found on the Indian Railways site www.indianrail.gov.in, or in a book called "Trains At a Glance" (Rs. 40) available at the newspaper stand at the railway stations and some other news stands. The times are available at the IR website and from the Assistance desk at the tourist quota booking office.

If you do have to go to Nizamuddin station, the cheapest reasonable way is by auto rickshaw which you can get from the Delhi Traffic Police prepaid stand in the forecourt of the New Delhi Railway Station. From our Matha in Delhi it will cost about Rs. 150. Auto rickshaws can be found on the main road across the park from our Matha. Again, it is prudent to note the auto rickshaw number and only give the driver the DTP slip when you reach Nizamuddin station. Be prepared for the driver to reopen negotiations about the fare as soon as you get to the auto rickshaw. If he does, then say "Nay" and make a move to get out and head back to the Delhi Traffic Police prepaid stand. As soon as you make a move to leave he will say "OK OK" and you'll be on your way. If you have a sleeper class ticket, you can show your ticket and wait in the Second Class Sleeper waiting room at the station. There is a reasonably clean toilet there and even a place to bathe.

TRAIN SCHEDULE NEW DELHI – MATHURA

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TRAIN SCHEDULE MATHURA – NEW DELHI

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