Srimad Bhagavatam

Love is an essential ingredient in service. In fact, it is the only ingredient. For to love, is to serve. We naturally serve when we love. When we love our children, we serve them. When we love our spouses, we …

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Kids’ Contribution Once Indra, the king of the devas, insulted his guru, Brihaspati, by ignoring him when the latter entered his court. On seeing this, Brihaspati decided that Indra should be taught a lesson; so he disappeared from Indra’s sight. …

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Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam This is the concluding part of the 10-part series, “Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam” that was published in this newsletter over the last year. Love is the one element in the world that always brings happiness and …

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Swami Shantanandapuri Maharaj, a great saint, attained Mahasamadhi on October 14, 2014. He was a disciple of Swami Purushottamananda Maharaj of Vasishta Guha, who in turn was a disciple of Swami Brahmananda, the great direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. …

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Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam In addition to emphasizing on bhakti (pure love toward the Lord) and satsang (company of holy) as two strong rungs leading one to Bhagavan, Srimad Bhagavatam extensively outlines moral values through the stories of bhagavatas. The …

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Devotion is said to be acquired by listening to the glories of the Lord. Even better is to listen to the stories of the great devotees. Here is the story of King Ambareesha, who, though he had inherited the entire Earth and possessed unrivaled power, had exceptional devotion towards the Lord.

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EARTH DAY SPECIAL—April 22 In Srimad Bhagavatam(10:22:29-35) we find Krishna speaking to the Gopas about the role of trees. Seeing the trees serve Him as parasols shading Him from the scorching sun, Krishna points to the nobility of the trees in …

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The second Sunday in May has come to be celebrated as Mother’s Day the world over. This is a perfect occasion to acknowledge and appreciate a mother’s inherent characteristics of Love and Sacrifice – the two pillars that ‘motherhood’ is …

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Panguni Uthiram (celebrated on March 26 2013) is said to be the auspicious day when Gowri married Lord Shiva, Sita married Lord Rama, Andal married Lord Ranganatha and became one with him. In contemporary times, it was on this auspicious …

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Srimad Bhagavatam, while describing the birth of Lord Krishna, says: “tam adbhutam bAlakam ambujEkshaNam, chatur–bhujam shankhagadAdyudAyudham…” ”The wonderful Lord appeared as a child with lotus eyes, carrying the divine conch, disc, mace and a lotus in each of his four …

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