The Three Kinds of Love

“If I tell you gopis, ‘You should have any benediction from Me,’ I will not be able to fulfill it, if you all say, ‘You should only love me, and not anyone else.’ I cannot leave Rukmini and Satyabhama; I cannot leave Arjuna; I cannot leave even an ant, what to speak of My devotees? Hence, I will always be indebted to you all…”

Return to Your Husbands

This is called parakiya-bhava, the mood of paramour love. In Indian culture or Vedic culture, after marriage, the wife becomes like a dasi (maidservant). And she is controlled by her husband. The husband has the power to tell his wife, “You should get out of my home.” And she cannot tell anything if she is a chaste lady…

The Seva Kunj Pujari and Srila Gurudeva

This video is of the pujari of Seva Kunj in Vrndavan, named Candra Mohan, who had a dream during Kartik 2009, where Radharani told him to take Her prasada and garland to Srila Gurudeva in Gopinatha-bhavan. This story was told in the biography of Srila Gurudeva, Sri Guru Darsana, so we went and met with Candra Mohan Prabhu himself, and heard this story and the glories of Gurudeva and Seva Kunja directly from him…

If They Were Married

It is right and one thing more. When Brahma stole all the cowherd boys and the calves, he kept them in a cave. Then for one year, Krsna became all the cowherd boys and calves. He even became their clothes, Vamsi (flute), and blankets. He became their everything. No one knew this fact. They thought that their children and calves were their usual selves…

He Cannot Dance

Similarly, in the pastimes of Dvarakadisa, His associates like Akrura and Uddhava are also servants. Moreover, he is the sakha (friend) and prime minister of Krsna, who gives advice to Him. He is Krsna’s everything but He cannot sit with Krsna and embrace Him. He cannot give his remnants to Krsna. He is bound to have some maryada. He cannot transgress the mood of dignity that Krsna, the Lord of lords has. The Lord of Dvaraka knows everything, He never forgets anything. But in Vraja, Krsna’s omniscience is forgotten by everyone—including Krsna…

Svamiji has Brought Me Here

In the same way, when I was going to England I thought about how I didn’t know anyone. I thought, “What will be there?” But I saw that a gathering of a hundred devotees awaited me at the airport. They were dancing and waiting with so many garlands and everything. And they were shouting, “Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Jaya Gurudeva! Jaya Prabhupada!”

I am Like His Dog

The Vaisnava may be a disciple of any bona fide Guru, and if he has sincerely taken shelter of the lotus feet of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu, and the Divine Couple—Sri Radha-Krsna; we should honor him. We should try to honor the devotee even if he is not initiated…