You can submit your article, report, announcement, ad etc. by mailing to editor@dandavats.com. Before subbmitting please read our posting guidelines here: http://www.dandavats.com/?page_id=39 and here: http://www.dandavats.com/?page_id=38

Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Once, on the Hyderabad farm during a morning walk, Srila Prabhupada was asked whether a particular mantra could be chanted within the temple. Srila Prabhupada's reply was that there was nothing wrong with the mantra, but our principle should be to not change anything. Yet, on another occasion, while he was taking his massage in Melbourne during 1975, I heard Srila Prabhupada explain the reason for his success in preaching in the West as allowing women to live within the temples of the Krsna cons...

Oct 3, 2019 -- 4,678 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

In Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.5.24), Narada Muni explains to Srila Vyasadeva how he attained, through the mercy of the Vaisnavas, an exalted spiritual position: Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedanta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self- controlled and had no attachment for sports, even though I was a boy. In addition, I was not naughty, and I did not speak more than required. Srila Prabhupada: In the system of varnasrama-dharma, ...

Sep 7, 2019 -- 4,049 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

One fundamental requirement for active listening is the capacity to suspend the judging-propensity. Resist the temptation to immediately offer words of advice or throw out pat preachy lines. The general rule is to not advice unless you are quite sure the listener wishes to accept your words: “advice only when hired” is a saying used by professional counselors in this connection. Instructing one who is disturbed is usually not effective because the troubled person's turbulent mind will not al...

Aug 30, 2019 -- 4,502 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Most devotees’ lives and views on devotional service change as their ashram changes. When several devotees pass through ashram changes at approximately the same time-or even if one respected devotee within a temple changes his ashram-a temple can become affected. My writing down these developmental stages, which is similar for both individual devotees and temples (If the majority of devotees within a temple are in a similar ashram situation, it can be said that that temple is at that particular stage of development.), does not seem revolutionary, for these stages have ...

Jul 28, 2019 -- 7,553 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

According to the Bhagavad-gita, one's activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance. There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material nature. Bg. 18.40. Teachers will be affected by the modes of nature. Their style of teaching and discipline will, therefore, also be affected. In this chapter we analyze how the spectrum of discipline techniques are influenced by the three modes of mat...

Jul 6, 2019 -- 4,094 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

The monkeys of Raman Reti can undoubtedly be cute. But are they wise? Mostly they use their amazing climbing skills to wander from tree to roof to balcony for the purpose of foraging for soft leaves, berries, or other eatables. When they're not eating they fight, mate, or sleep. But, however, I've noted that they can also be clever and quite brave. Many strongly built males will always fiercely fight to protect from attack the young within their family. That can be sa...

May 26, 2019 -- 7,379 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Srila Prabhupada: Everywhere, in the office, there is some immediate boss. So you have to please him. That is service. Suppose in office, in a department there is office superintendent. And if you do in your own way, “Yes, I'm doing my business,” and the office superintendent is not pleased, do you think that kind of service is nice? No. Similarly, everywhere we have got immediate boss. So we must work. That is systematic. If everyone manufactures, invents his own way of life, then there must ...

Apr 22, 2019 -- 3,844 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Kamsa was thinking: "Simply hearing Krsna's name causes my heart to tremble. By some trick, by some clever plan, He must be killed. Already I have tried plan after plan, each one more clever than the last, but all have failed. They were useless." As he thought in this way, Kamsa walked out of the palace with one of his spies and asked him, "According to what you have seen, whom does Krsna love the most?" The spy reported, "Lord, I think Krsna is most filled with love for His calves." Kamsa then ordered, "Now return to your home." Kamsa then turned to another attendant: "S...

Feb 26, 2019 -- 5,895 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Srila Sanatana Gosvami comments that because in Vrndavana Krsna goes barefoot and can thus directly mark the earth with the symbols of His lotus feet, that transcendental land is even more glorious than Vaikuntha, where Visnu wears slippers.

...
May 1, 2008 -- 13,712 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Krsna can fulfill any purpose you desire. It is not very difficult for Him, because He is almighty, full with all opulences. So if you want something, material happiness, from Krsna, it is not very difficult for Krsna. He can give you mukti even. But to ask from Krsna anything else than bhakti is foolishness.

...
Apr 12, 2008 -- 5,447 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

For iron to be attracted by a magnet is natural. Similarly, for all living entities to be attracted toward Krsna is natural, and therefore the Lord's real name is Krsna, meaning He who attracts everyone and everything.

...
Apr 7, 2008 -- 9,513 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of Suryadeva, a drop of whose water destroys the sinful reactions of the people, who creates a great flood of confidential pure devotional service to Lord Nandananadana, and who brings auspiciousness to they who desire to live on her shore, always purify me

...
Mar 7, 2008 -- 4,225 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

When Krsna walked on the bank of the Yamuna, He was seen nicely decorated with tilaka on His face. He was garlanded with different kinds of forest flowers, and His body was smeared with the pulp of sandalwood and tulasi leaves.

...
Feb 23, 2008 -- 4,678 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

"When will I reside in Vrndavana like a helpless person while glorifying the transcendental pastimes of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna, while condemning material enjoyment because of achieving supreme bliss within the heart, and while loudly crying out, "O my dear Lord! O Shyamasundara!"

...
Feb 12, 2008 -- 3,899 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

What deeds enacted in previous lives cause one to inhabit a butterfly body alighting upon a blossoming mustard plant in Vraja, near Govardhana Hill?

...
Feb 8, 2008 -- 4,438 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Hare Krsna. All glories to Srila Sanatana Gosvami, whose samadhi mandir shelters all who visit him near Madan Mohan mandir.

...
Jan 19, 2008 -- 6,049 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

There, in Nandagram, you will see many calves that look like white crystals as they run around after freeing their tails from the hands of the cowherd boys. You will also see many calves frolicking after having smelled the tips of new grass.

...
Sep 9, 2007 -- 5,205 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

O friend, Vrndavana is spreading the glory of the earth, having obtained the treasure of the lotus feet of Krsna, the son of Devaki. The peacocks dance madly when they hear Govinda's flute, and when other creatures see them from the hilltops, they all become stunned

...
Aug 6, 2007 -- 3,815 views
TOP