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The self is the soul, and the soul is beyond the gross physical body and subtle mind. He is the potent active principle of the body and mind. Without knowing the need of the dormant soul, one cannot be happy simply with emolument of the body and mind. The body and the mind are but

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Jarasandha’s father was a very powerful king, but he had no son although he married two daughters of the King of Kasi. The King, along with his wives, left home to live in the forest for austerities, and in the forest he was blessed by one great rsi to have a son. The rsi gave

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Once, Visnu advised the demigods, who were defeated in battle by the demons, to execute a truce with the demons for the purpose of churning nectar from the sea. With the understanding that when the nectar was generated from the churning they would share it equally, the demigods and demons churned the ocean with the

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According to the Vedic scriptures there are four ages, and the present one, known as the age of Kali, is difficult for those who desire to follow the path of self-realization. Five thousand years ago, at the beginning of this age, in a holy place in the forest of Naimisaranya, great sages headed by Saunaka

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Krsna´s father, Nanda Maharaja, observed the prescribed fast on the eleventh day of the lunar month and then considered how, according to the injunctions of scriptures, to break his fast properly on the twelfth day, of which there remained only a few minutes. Thus, accompanied by several cowherd men, he entered the water of the

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  When the great warrior Bhismadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, he imparted instructions to King Yudhisthira on the subject of occupational duties. He also offered his last prayer to Lord Krsna and thus become liberated from the bondage of further material engagements. Bhismadeva

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When the great warrior Bhismadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, he imparted instructions to King Yudhisthira on the subject of occupational duties. He also offered his last prayer to Lord Krsna and thus become liberated from the bondage of further material engagements. Bhismadeva was

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The Personality of Godhead instructed Brahma to create. The material world and the living entities were all already generated in seedling forms by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Brahma was to disseminate the same seedlings all over the universe. The seeds of all the planets were impregnated in the lotus on which Brahma was

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Dhruva Maharaja was a son of a King. His father had two queens, named Suniti and Suruci. Suruci was much more dear to the King. Suniti, who was Dhruva´s mother, was not his favorite. Once, King was patting the son of Suruci, placing him on his lap. While five-year-old Dhruva was trying to get on

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Once, a brahmana’s wife gave birth to a son who immediately died. The same misfortune continued to befall the brahmana and his wife. Finally, when the ninth son died at birth, Arjuna, the intimate associate of Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, promised them, “I will protect your progeny. And if I fail, I

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When The Supreme Lord Krsna was fourteen years old He left Vrndavana, His topmost abode of sweetness, and engaged in His pastimes in the city of Dvaraka. The residents of Vrndavana were always feeling the intense anxiety of separation from Him. Once, hearing that a total eclipse of the sun was soon to occur, people

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Once the chief of the elephants, Gajendra, along with female elephants, went to enjoy bathing in the lake, and they disturbed the inhabitants of the water. Because of this, the chief crocodile in that water, who was very powerful, immediately attacked the elephant’s leg. Thus there ensued a great fight between the elephant and the

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In the material world, the Supreme Personality of Godhead manifests three features, known as Karanodakasayi Visnu, Garbhodakasayi Visnu and Ksirodakasayi Visnu. The innumerable universes are generated from the skin holes of the first, Karanodakasayi Visnu, and in each one of the universes the Lord enters as Garbhodakasayi Visnu. From Garbhodakasayi Visnu there is expansion of

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Commanded by Lord Brahma, the creator of the material world, to beget children in the world, the worshipful sage Kardama Muni practiced penance on the bank of the River Sarasvati for a period of ten thousand years. During that period of penance, the sage Kardama, by worship through devotional service in trance, propitiated the Personality

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Lord Krsna, the primeval Lord, has various kinds of incarnations all appearing on schedule throughout the universe. Once The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is never subject to death like an ordinary living being, appeared from the womb of Aditi. His four hands were decorated with a conchshell, club, lotus and disc, He was dressed

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Sukadeva Gosvami is famous because he spoke Srimad-Bhagavatam, the mature fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literatures, to Pariksit Maharaja, who had been cursed to die in seven days. This Sukadeva Gosvami, the son of Vyasadeva, is described in great detail in the Brahma-vaivarta Purana. There it is said that Vyasadeva maintained the daughter

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When saintly Sukadeva Gosvami ran away to the forest, he saw ladies bathing there. In the Bhagavad-gita (5.18) it is said that a learned sage looks equally on a learned and gentle brahmana, a dog-eater, a dog or a cow due to his spiritual vision. Sukadeva Gosvami had attained that stage. Thus he did not

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During the reign of Maharaja Prthu, everything on the surface of this globe was sinless, and therefore the four Kumaras decided to see the King. The famous four Kumaras are recognized scholars in the Vedas and scriptures. They have attained perfection in yoga practice, and that is why they are masters of all mystic perfections.

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Great sage Narada Muni is an eternal spaceman, having been endowed with a spiritual body by the grace of the Lord. He can travel in the outer spaces of both the material and spiritual worlds without restriction and can approach any planet in unlimited space within no time. He can go to the spiritual Vaikuntha

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Priest Gargamuni performed the name-giving ceremony of baby Krsna and His brother Balarama in the cowshed of Nanda Maharaja, Krsna´s father in Vrndavana. This ceremony was performed secretly, without external pomp. Gargamuni informed Nanda Maharaja that Balarama would be very pleasing to His family members and relatives, and therefore would be called Rama. In the

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The sage Markandeya, after receiving the purificatory ritual of brahminical initiation from his father, fixed himself in the vow of lifelong celibacy. He then worshiped the Supreme Lord Hari for a very long time. To ruin the sage’s spiritual practice, the demigod Indra sent Cupid, beautiful celestial singers, dancing girls, the season of spring and

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