The First Love Letter & The First Queen

The First Love Letter & The First Queen Gauranga Darshan Das Princess Rukmiṇī was the young daughter of Bhīṣmaka, King of Vidarbha. She had heard of Kṛṣṇa's beauty and other attractive qualities from sages like Nārada Muni, and thus desired Him as her husband. Lord Kṛṣṇa also wanted to marry her. Rukmiṇī’s brother Rukmī was envious of Kṛṣṇa and wanted…

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THE REUNION OF SITA & RAMA

THE REUNION OF SITA & RAMA by Gauranga Darshan Das A profound lesson from Ramayana that inspires us to revive our eternal relationship with the Lord. God loves us. It’s true! And we can access it and experience it, if we approach Him in the right spirit. Just as we can watch a desired video by clicking the right link,…

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Dealings In Divine Discourses

Dealings In Divine Discourses Six Qualities exhibited by Naimiṣāraṇya sages in their hearing of Śrimad Bhāgavatam by Gauranga Darshan Das Śrīmad Bhāgavatam is a literary masterpiece like no other. It is rich with sacred wisdom and is presented as an amalgamation of intriguing spiritual conversations. Thus, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam reigns supreme in genres of spirituality, philosophy and devotion. While Śukadeva Gosvāmī…

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The Mad Elephant Offense

The Mad Elephant Offense by Gauranga Darshan Das "9 Stories that Reveal the Causes and Consequences of Vaiṣṇava-aparādha, and the Ways to Overcome It" Devotees are so dear to the Lord who is not only within their hearts, but also keeps them within His heart (sādhavo hṛdayaṁ mahyaṁ. sādhūnāṁ hṛdayaṁ tv aham, SB 9.4.68). The association of such devotees is…

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The Two Divine Boars

THE TWO DIVINE BOARS by Gauranga Darshan Das (Varāha Dvādasi Special) Boar is a wild animal, probably not known for its beauty or great work. But when God appears in the form of a boar, He looks extremely beautiful and performs the most wonderful deeds. Just as the Supreme Lord appears in the human society as Lord Rāma and Lord…

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TULASI: The Dearest to the Divine

TULASI: The Dearest to The Divine by Gauranga Darshan Das The most adorable and transcendentally fragrant tulasi is endowed with transformative potency and has a special significance in the worship of Lord Krishna. What kind of offerings please God? Gorgeous, expensive, elaborate…? Not necessarily! If one can afford, one may make magnificent offerings to God, but what the Supreme Lord…

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Devatas Bathe Giridhari 

Devatas Bathe Giridhari by Gauranga Darshan Das Holy scriptures glorify the Supreme Lord as atma-rama – self-satisfied, who does not need to seek happiness from anything beyond Himself. He is the source of everything that exists in the entire cosmic manifestation. Offering anything to Him may be compared to the offering of a small lamp to the Sun God who…

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DEEPAVALI: A Warm Welcome with Lamps of Love

DEEPAVALI: A Warm Welcome with Lamps of Love By Gauranga Darshan Das Just as the Ayodhya-vasis welcomed Lord Rama back to Ayodhya with the lamps of this love on the Dipavali day, after fourteen years of separation, let us all welcome the Lord back into our hearts, with the lamps of our love, after many lifetimes of separation. Although the…

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POWER OF ASSOCIATION

SADHU-SANGA: POWER OF ASSOCIATION By Gauranga Darshan Das The company that we keep plays a significant role in our lives. Our desires, habits, and goals are often dependent on the association that we are in (saṅgāt sañjāyate kāmaḥ, BG 2.62). Associating with cultured people helps us develop good habits, and associating with corrupt people makes us corrupt generally. The holy…

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Who Is Srimati Radharani?

WHO IS ŚRĪMATĪ RĀDHĀRĀṆĪ? By Gauranga Darshan Das Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī and Śrī Kṛṣṇa are one in Their identity. Yet, They manifested themselves eternally as two personalities to experience the highest form of spiritual, loving exchanges. Rādhārāṇi is Kṛṣṇa’s spiritual energy (svarūpa śakti) personified. She is a transformation of the eternal potency of love that Kṛṣṇa carries within Himself. The Attractor…

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