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Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths. Born Rich ...
 
Ravindra Svarupa Dasa (William H. Deadwyler, III) is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada who is the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Ravindra Svarupa Dasa received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1980. In 1971 he became an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada. In his decades of service to ISKCON, he has served as t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
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Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 154 ye śunaye e saba caitanya-guṇa-grāma se yāya saṁsāra tari’ śrī-caitanya-dhāma TRANSLATION One who hears these characteristics of Lord Caitanya will cross the ocean of material existence and attain Lord Caitanya’s abode.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 Text 13 pūrve śāntipure raghunātha yabe āilā mahāprabhu kṛpā kari’ tāṅre śikhāilā TRANSLATION When Raghunātha dāsa, during his family life, went to meet Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu at Śāntipura, the Lord gave him worthy instructions by His causeless mercy.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 Text 1 kṛpā-guṇair yaḥ kugṛhāndha-kūpād uddhṛtya bhaṅgyā raghunātha-dāsam nyasya svarūpe vidadhe ’ntar-aṅgaṁ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanyam amuṁ prapadye TRANSLATION With the ropes of His causeless mercy, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu employed a trick to deliver Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī from the blind well of contemptib…
 
Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya-līlā Chapter 13 Text 28 kṣaṇe sthira hañā rahe, ṭānileha nā cale īśvara-icchāya cale, nā cale kāro bale TRANSLATION Sometimes the car would stand still and not move, even though it was pulled very vigorously. The chariot therefore moved by the will of the Lord, not by the strength of any ordinary person.…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Texts 44-45 bhūyas tatrāpi so ’drākṣīt stūyamānam ahīśvaram siddha-cāraṇa-gandharvair asurair nata-kandharaiḥ sahasra-śirasaṁ devaṁ sahasra-phaṇa-maulinam nīlāmbaraṁ visa-śvetaṁ śṛṅgaiḥ śvetam iva sthitam TRANSLATION There Akrūra now saw Ananta Śeṣa, the Lord of the serpents, receiving praise from Siddhas, Cāra…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 41 nimajjya tasmin salile japan brahma sanātanam tāv eva dadṛśe ’krūro rāma-kṛṣṇau samanvitau TRANSLATION While immersing himself in the water and reciting eternal mantras from the Vedas, Akrūra suddenly saw Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa before him. Today’s sanga also includes a brief talk about the upcoming Śrī Nṛsi…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 1 jaya jaya śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-guṇa-dhāma jaya jaya nityānanda-svarūpera prāṇa TRANSLATION All glories to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya, the reservoir of all transcendental qualities! All glories to the life and soul of Nityānanda Svarūpa!By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 34 gopyaś ca dayitaṁ kṛṣṇam anuvrajyānurañjitāḥ pratyādeśaṁ bhagavataḥ kāṅkṣantyaś cāvatasthire TRANSLATION [With His glances] Lord Kṛṣṇa somewhat pacified the gopīs, and they also followed behind for some time. Then, hoping He would give them some instruction, they stood still.…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 29 yasyānurāga-lalita-smita-valgu-mantra līlāvaloka-parirambhaṇa-rāsa-goṣṭhām nītāḥ sma naḥ kṣaṇam iva kṣaṇadā vinā taṁ gopyaḥ kathaṁ nv atitarema tamo durantam TRANSLATION When He brought us to the assembly of the rāsa dance, where we enjoyed His affectionate and charming smiles, His delightful secret tal…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 24 tāsāṁ mukundo madhu-mañju-bhāṣitair gṛhīta-cittaḥ para-vān manasvy api kathaṁ punar naḥ pratiyāsyate ’balā grāmyāḥ salajja-smita-vibhramair bhraman TRANSLATION O gopīs, although our Mukunda is intelligent and very obedient to His parents, once He has fallen under the spell of the honey-sweet words of th…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 9 iti te bhagavad-yācñāṁ śṛṇvanto ’pi na śuśruvuḥ kṣudrāśā bhūri-karmāṇo bāliśā vṛddha-māninaḥ TRANSLATION The brāhmaṇas heard this supplication from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, yet they refused to pay heed. Indeed, they were full of petty desires and entangled in elaborate rituals. Though presumin…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 27 anārdra-dhīr eṣa samāsthito rathaṁ tam anv amī ca tvarayanti durmadāḥ gopā anobhiḥ sthavirair upekṣitaṁ daivaṁ ca no ’dya pratikūlam īhate TRANSLATION Hard-hearted Kṛṣṇa has already mounted the chariot, and now the foolish cowherds are hurrying after Him in their bullock carts. Even the elders are sayin…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 22 na nanda-sūnuḥ kṣaṇa-bhaṅga-sauhṛdaḥ samīkṣate naḥ sva-kṛtāturā bata vihāya gehān sva-janān sutān patīṁs tad-dāsyam addhopagatā nava-priyaḥ TRANSLATION Alas, Nanda’s son, who breaks loving friendships in a second, will not even look directly at us. Forcibly brought under His control, we abandoned our ho…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 21 krūras tvam akrūra-samākhyayā sma naś cakṣur hi dattaṁ harase batājña-vat yenaika-deśe ’khila-sarga-sauṣṭhavaṁ tvadīyam adrākṣma vayaṁ madhu-dviṣaḥ TRANSLATION O Providence, though you come here with the name Akrūra, you are indeed cruel, for like a fool you are taking away what you once gave us — those…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 19 śrī-gopya ūcuḥ aho vidhātas tava na kvacid dayā saṁyojya maitryā praṇayena dehinaḥ tāṁś cākṛtārthān viyunaṅkṣy apārthakaṁ vikrīḍitaṁ te ’rbhaka-ceṣṭitaṁ yathā TRANSLATION The gopīs said: O Providence, you have no mercy! You bring embodied creatures together in friendship and love and then senselessly se…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 2 Text 273 ‘patita-pāvana kṛṣṇa’ sarva-vede kahe ataeva śākta-sane prabhu kathā kahe TRANSLATION All the Vedas declare that Kṛṣṇa is Patita-pāvana, the deliverer of the fallen souls. That is why the Lord spoke with that śākta.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 13 gopyas tās tad upaśrutya babhūvur vyathitā bhṛśam rāma-kṛṣṇau purīṁ netum akrūraṁ vrajam āgatam TRANSLATION When the young gopīs heard that Akrūra had come to Vraja to take Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma to the city, they became extremely distressed.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Texts 11-12 gopān samādiśat so ’pi gṛhyatāṁ sarva-go-rasaḥ upāyanāni gṛhṇīdhvaṁ yujyantāṁ śakaṭāni ca yāsyāmaḥ śvo madhu-purīṁ dāsyāmo nṛpate rasān drakṣyāmaḥ su-mahat parva yānti jānapadāḥ kila evam āghoṣayat kṣatrā nanda-gopaḥ sva-gokule TRANSLATION Nanda Mahārāja then issued orders to the cowherd men by havi…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 39 Text 1 śrī-śuka uvāca sukhopaviṣṭaḥ paryaṅke rama-kṛṣṇoru-mānitaḥ lebhe manorathān sarvān pathi yān sa cakāra ha TRANSLATION Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Having been honored so much by Lord Balarāma and Lord Kṛṣṇa, Akrūra, seated comfortably on a couch, felt that all the desires he had contemplated on the road were n…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 2 Text 116 nija-bhakti-rase ḍubi’ vaikuṇṭhera rāya āpanā na jāne prabhu āpana-līlāya TRANSLATION As the Lord of Vaikuṇṭha drowned in the mellows of His own devotional service, He enacted the pastime of forgetting Himself.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 38 Text 34 rathāt tūrṇam avaplutya so ’krūraḥ sneha-vihvalaḥ papāta caraṇopānte daṇḍa-vad rāma-kṛṣṇayoḥ TRANSLATION Akrūra, overwhelmed with affection, quickly jumped down from his chariot and fell at the feet of Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma like a rod.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
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