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Why Krishna steals butter?

According to the Vedānta-sūtra (janmādy asya yataḥ), since creation, maintenance and annihilation exist in the Supreme Absolute, whatever we find within this material world is already in the spiritual world. Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Himself. How is He stealing, and how is He fighting? It is not as a thief or an […]

When Kṛṣṇa eats, the entire world becomes satisfied.

There is a story in the Mahābhārata illustrating how by Kṛṣṇa’s eating, the sixty thousands disciples of Durvāsā Muni were all satisfied. Therefore it is a fact that if by our life (prāṇaiḥ), by our wealth (arthaiḥ), by our intelligence (dhiyā) or by our words (vācā) we can satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead, naturally […]

Who is Radha & Krishna.

Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa are one and the same, but They have assumed two bodies. Thus They enjoy each other, tasting the mellows of love.   The two transcendentalists Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa are a puzzle to materialists. The above description of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa from the diary of Śrīla Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī is a condensed explanation, […]

Quest for Knowledge.

  The English maxim that God helps those who help themselves is also applicable in the transcendental realm. There are many instances in revealed scriptures of the Personality of Godhead’s acting as the spiritual master from within. He was the spiritual master who instructed Brahmā, the original living being in the cosmic creation. When Brahmā […]

Devotional Chanting & Professional Chanting.

Effulgence of great devotees is like the brilliance of a million suns. Such are the symptoms of pure devotees when they are chanting. All the pure devotees are as bright as sunshine, and their bodily luster is very effulgent. In addition, their performance of saṅkīrtana is unparalleled. There are many professional chanters who can perform congregational […]

How many times does Krishna incarnate in a day of Brahma?

We know that there are four ages [yugas], namely Satya, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali. These four together comprise one divya-yuga. Seventy-one divya-yugas constitute one manv-antara. There are fourteen manv-antaras in one day of Brahmā. manv-antara is the period controlled by one Manu. The reign of fourteen Manus equals the length of one day (twelve hours) […]

Kindness in Goodness, Passion & Ignorance.

In the Vedic literature, charity given to a person engaged in spiritual activities is recommended. There is no recommendation for giving charity indiscriminately. Spiritual perfection is always a consideration. Therefore charity is recommended to be given at a place of pilgrimage and at lunar or solar eclipses or at the end of the month or […]