Oct 4 2008 Having a Problem?

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

If you're having a problem, even if it's a big one, you're not alone. Dhruva Maharaja, the great devotee mentioned in Bhagavatam Canto Four, is also within the group of "problem-havers"


Jun 23 2008 One day…

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

The Yamuna River is worshipable, for her greatest pleasure is to serve Krsna and His pastimes in Vraja. One of these pastimes in which the bank of the Yamuna served as a backdrop was Krsna's killing of Vatsasura


May 15 2008 Do you want to go to your mother?

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Krsna and Balarama continued to watch as the calves ate grass and drank water. Krsna approached one calf, massaged the calf's face and limbs, hugged the calf, and said in the calf's ear, "Do you want to go to your mother?


May 1 2008 Two Peacocks in Bandiravana

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.


Apr 22 2008 Best Business at the Bank

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

That is the real picture of God. The Vrndavana-lila of Krsna is the perfect presentation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He's simply enjoying. And all the inhabitants of Vrndavana, the gopis, the cowherd boys, Maharaja Nanda, Yasoda, everyone is simply anxious how to make Krsna happy


Apr 12 2008 Walking Wood by the Yamuna River

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 7 2008 Attracted and Affectionate Calf

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.


Mar 7 2008 Yamuna Aroti

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


Feb 23 2008 Looking beyond Shadow to Substance

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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 12 2008 The Fields Near Varshana

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 8 2008 Butterfly and Govardhana Mustard

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?


Jan 19 2008 Samadhi of Srila Sanatana Gosvami

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


Sep 9 2007 Late Nandagram

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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.


Aug 6 2007 Two Peacocks

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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


Jul 10 2007 Wheat and Vraja

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Wheat is a food which has always abundantly grown in the rich soil of Vraja. Krsna Himself was fond of the preparations cooked from Braja wheat, especially because they were soaked in the devotional love unique to Vrindavana.


Jun 16 2007 One Calf Six Young Firm Vrajabasi Hands

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Desiring to milk the cows, the gopas met with Krsna, who tastefuly performs all artistic feats and derives pleasure from all that He does. Moving His lotus eyes in all directions, Krsna milked the cows with great fun and affection.


May 23 2007 A Wise Old Monkey

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Saraswati Thakura told a story about a wise old monkey and those of his followers who listened to him. And, of course, the lesson to be learned by noting the fate of those who didn't.


May 8 2007 Mustard near Akrura Ghat

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Krsna explains in Bhagavad-gita 9.30:"For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me." Seeing Krsna everywhere is certainly easier in Vraja dhama.


Apr 25 2007 The Sadhu Enters–Two Statements on Faith

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Prabhupada: I have faith in you. Now, I give sometimes this example. Just like you go to a barber shop, and you put your neck like this, and he is with the razor. So unless you have faith, "No, he is good man. He will not cut my throat," how can you do so?


Apr 3 2007 Seeing the Yamuna River

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Four fortunate souls associating with the Yamuna River. Had we pure spiritual vision, what would we see? Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura describes the bank of the River Yamuna in an intimate lila-kirtana.


Mar 20 2007 Mustard Yamuna

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

What nonsense! What nonsense! What misfortune! Even though he is a 'great man' he still does not like blissful Vrndavana!


Mar 4 2007 Imli-Tala Tentuli Tala

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Hare Krsna. All glories to Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu on His appearance day! During Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's stay in Sri Vrindaban dhama, the Lord would chant japa near the Yamuna River beneath the spreading branches of the tamarind tree known as tentuli-tala, or Amli tala.


Feb 21 2007 Glorification of Sri Vrindaban dhama and the Yamuna River

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

How can a person who has never seen Vrndavana's Yamuna river, which is filled with eternally blooming indivara, kamala, kahlara, kumuda, and other lotus flowers, all filled with the sweet humming sounds of bumblebees, and which displays the places where Sri Sri Radha-Muralidhara and Their friends enjoyed transcendental pastimes, remain alive?


Feb 7 2007 Peacefully at the Yamuna Nearing Sunset

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

The Yamuna River bank calms the mind and offers peace and shelter to all, including those souls in the attached photo who are sitting peacefully at the bank of the Yamuna as the sun begins to set.


Jan 22 2007 Vasanta Pancami

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Even ducks and other birds of Vrindaban partipate in Krsna's wonderful pastimes. "Some boys imitated flying birds by running after the bird's shadows on the ground, some imitated the beautiful movements and attractive postures of the swans, some sat down with the ducks, sitting silently, and others imitated the dancing of the peacocks."


Jan 8 2007 When? When?

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

When will I renounce very comfortable sleeping arrangements and instead take rest on the ground of Vraja? When will I renounce materially palatable foodstuffs, and simply eat whatever I can obtain by begging in the land of Vraja?


Dec 26 2006 A Cow and Her Calf

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Hare Krsna. A cow and her calf near the Yamuna River, who soothes and sweetens the atmosphere of Vrindaban. Indeed, when Krsna and Balarama along with the Vrajavasis first left Gokula to entered Vrindaban, they too felt the highest satisfaction as They saw her.


Dec 8 2006 Retraction

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Hare Krsna. Years ago I published a book of memories of my association with Srila Prabhupada. It was entitled, "My Glorious Master". Within that book was a section describing a devotee named Ugrasrava dasa and his offering of a carry case to Srila Prabhupada in Melbourne in 1974.


Sep 19 2006 Varsana sunset

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Let hundreds of arrows of harsh words pierce my heart. Let hundreds and hundreds of kicks fall on my head. Let hundreds of days pass where I am unable to get even the smallest meal. Remembering at every moment the fair and dark glories that are my life's treasure, and whose forms are two oceans of sweet nectar, I shall happily live in Vrndavana.


Aug 21 2006 Please always meditate on beautiful Vrndavana

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Without ever becoming tired, please always meditate on beautiful Vrndavana, which is glorious with numberless charming forests of parijata and other splendid trees, worshipped by demigods full of love for Lord Hari's lotus feet, plunged into an ocean of the light of millions of moons, and unapproachable even by the host of Upanisads.


Aug 8 2006 Ashram Changes and Temple Development

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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.

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