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Srimad Bhagavatam, in the very first Canto, shows how the little son (Narada’s earlier birth) of a poor widow, who earned her living as a servant maid, attained God. Srimad Bhagavatam portrays the life of a little child who had …

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We shall relish, little by little, the rasa in Sri Madhurageethams, compositions of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, in the form of ‘questions to relish’, which we call as a ‘quelish’, as shared by his disciple Sri Ramanujamji. (These …

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When we listen to Mahans speak and delve a little deeper into Srimad Bhagavatam, only then do we truly begin to appreciate the heart of many wonderful personalities from our scriptures. This can show them in a light very different …

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Draupadi the Vaishnava When we listen to Mahans speak, and delve a little deeper into Srimad Bhagavatam, that is when we truly begin to appreciate the heart of many wonderful personalities from our Itihasas and Puranas, which can show them …

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Relishing Sri Madhurageetham – Durga Thunai Iruppal Namakku Durga Devi – the Guardian Deity of Krishna Bhaktas Sri Swamiji, who is ever soaked in Srimad Bhagavatam, celebrates Sri Krishna’s sister, ‘Sarasijanabha sodhari’, in this lovely kirtan that is completely in …

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How to Remove the Tendency to Sin? In our Sanatana Dharma, most of our scriptures are in the form of questions and answers. There is a listener who asks a question and that forms the basis of the learned speaker’s …

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For Bhakti Marga, two granthas are considered very important. Paranur Mahatma Sri Sri Anna Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal, in his work called Bhakti Paatah, explains this. He says, bhakteh pitA bhAgavatam mAtA gItA yashaswinI bhakti kAmah paThet tasmAt ashaktah shruNuyAt …

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This series was originally published in Tamil MadhuraMurali monthly magazine in India, as a 12-part series. Based on Sri Swamiji’s Madhurageetham, “Govindanukku Aatpatta Kudumbamamma Engal Kudumbam”, it speaks beautifully of how the family members of our satsang lead/need to lead …

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Madhurageetham Series Kaliya Nardhanam Last month, we concluded the Brahma Mohana Leela. After the Brahma Mohana Leela, life in Brindavan continued. The Gopas enjoyed the blissful company of Lord Krishna and Balarama during the day when they took the cows …

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“Do the right thing!” we say. But then, how can we tell what is the ‘right’ thing to do? An action choice can be viewed from many different angles. It may seem ‘right’ to some and ‘not right’ to others. …

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