The Spirit of Cooperation

The Spirit of Cooperation Without the cooperation of multiple personalities, great things cannot be accomplished. But what exactly is cooperation? One may think: “I have a certain wish & priorities. I want things to happen in a certain way. So others have to align with my wish, priorities & style of working. That is cooperation!” But the problem is that…

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THE BHAGAVATA PURANA: Its Glory & Summary

THE BHAGAVATA PURANA Its Glory and Summary Gauranga Darshan Das Śrīmad Bhāgavatam is the literary incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. After Kṛṣṇa left this world, He descended in the form of this book to give light in the darkness of this age of Kali. The Bhāgavatam is the masterpiece literature that gave complete satisfaction to the heart of its author, who wasn’t…

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Janmastami: Why does Krishna Appear?

Janmastami: Why does Krishna Appear? by Gauranga Darshan Das Krishna who appeared on the Mother Earth by her invitation, also appears in our hearts when we invite Him. That is Janmastami – to invite Krishna into our hearts with our love, and to open our hearts to receive His love. The midnight of the eighth day of the dark fortnight…

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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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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 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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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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