krishna-arjuna

As we approach the middle point of the eighteen yogas (and eighteen chapters) of the Gītā, we come to an explication of spiritual knowledge represented as both highest and hidden. Krishna assures Arjuna that this yoga practice brings direct experience of truth, which is truth grounded in righteousness; this yoga is joyfully practiced, and it is perpetually available for all human beings to practice (9.2). And, along with this list of attractive features of yoga comes a warning: Essential to success in yoga is to have a firm spirit of trust in the process; otherwise one is sure to continue to spin aimlessly in death’s cyclical pathway (9.3).
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Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.11.1-2

October 5th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said: My dear lord, I wish to hear from you about the principles of religion by which one can attain the ultimate goal of life — devotional service. I wish to hear about the general occupational duties of human society and the system of social and spiritual advancement known as varṇāśrama-dharma.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.11.1-2


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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 25.104)

October 2nd, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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“‘By rendering devotional service, one gradually rises to the platform of love of Godhead. That is the chief goal of life. On the platform of love of Godhead, one is eternally engaged in the service of the Lord.
Caitanya-caritamrita (Madhya 25.104)


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krishna-arjuna

In previous chapters Krishna has explained how to develop control of the mind as an essential feature of yoga practice. Now he elaborates this theme with special attention to the yogī’s preparation for death. He also speaks about the destination of the successful yogī, having clarified for Arjuna (near the end of Chapter 6) that a yogī who has not perfected yoga practice has nothing to fear, since he or she will be able to resume practice in the next life.
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Lecture at Sadhu bhavan (Poland)

September 3rd, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Home program (Warsaw, Poland)

September 2nd, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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The Bhagavata Purana: Selected Readings

August 30th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in news | writing - (Comments Off)
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Formalized by the tenth century, the expansive Bhagavata Purana resists easy categorization. While the narrative holds together as a coherent literary work, its language and expression compete with the best of Sanskrit poetry. This annotated translation and detailed analysis shows how one text can have such enduring appeal. Key selections from the Bhagavata Purana are faithfully translated, while all remaining sections of the Purana are concisely summarized, providing the reader with a continuous and comprehensive narrative. Detailed endnotes explain unfamiliar concepts and several essays elucidate the rich philosophical and religious debates found in the Sanskrit commentaries.
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50th anniversary of ISKCON

August 28th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture | news - (Comments Off)
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