Articles by Gauranga Darshan Das

Which Is Greater: 99 or 100?

Which Is Greater: 99 or 100?  By Gauranga Darshana Das Sometimes, determining which of two actions is better is not as simple as it may first appear.  Which is greater, 99 or 100? Of course 100 is greater. Then why ask the question? Because the question may be about more than just the numbers. Imagine that one student honestly scores…

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Selfless and Seamless Devotion: Lessons from Life & Character of Prahlada

Selfless and Seamless Devotion: Lessons from the Life & Character of Prahlāda By Gauranga Darshan Das Devotional service rendered to God with a materially unmotivated heart and with unwavering regularity completely satisfies the self. Achieving anything in life requires focus and determination. If our efforts and attitudes are consistent, we can achieve our intended goals easily and quickly. But if…

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An Eventful Jump: Lessons from Hanuman’s Search for Mother Sita

An Eventful Jump: Lessons from Hanuman’s Search for Mother Sita By Gauranga Darshan Das Who is qualified for spiritual life? Only brāhmaṇas? Or sannyāsīs, or human beings, scholars, or Indians!? – Whether one is a man or a woman, householder or a renunciant, Indian or an American, aristocratic or underprivileged, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, child or an elder,…

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The Ten Topics of Srimad Bhagavatam

The Ten Topics of Srimad Bhagavatam by Gauranga Darshan Das A brief outline of the twelve cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam that represent the bodily limbs of Lord Sri Krsna and present ten transcendental topics. Of all the sacred Vaisnava scriptures, Srimad Bhagavatam is considered the topmost. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu hailed the Bhagavatam as the spotless authority (pramanam amalam) amongst the…

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Nine Glories of Sri Gauranga’s Lotus Feet

Nine Glories of Sri Gauranga’s Lotus Feet By Gauranga Darshan Das Lord Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gīta that He descends in every yuga as an incarnation for three purposes: to protect the righteous, to punish the mischievous, and to establishes dharma. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa descended in the current age of Kali as Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu or Śrī Gaurānga.…

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Complaints of Love
Gauranga Darshan Das

Complaints of Love

Complaints of Love by Gauranga Darshan Das Krishna’s pastimes are most enchanting, but when His devotees narrate them, they taste even more nectarean, being mixed with their love. Isn’t it ironic to see a rich man steal like a petty thief? Isn’t it even more astonishing to see him steal food, as if he were a hungry, poverty-stricken man?! What…

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