Divine Nature

A devotee should not see anything as being separate from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna. Ether, fire, air, water, earth, the sun and other luminaries, all living beings, the directions, trees and other plants, the rivers and oceans — whatever a devotee experiences he should consider to be an expansion of Krishna. Thus seeing […]

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Shri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam ~ 6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya's Yamunashtakam

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam Obeisances to You forever, Shri Yamunaji. Your story is most amazing. Those who sip Your waters are never tormented by Yama, the God of retribution, for how could he ever hard the children of his younger sister, even if they are bad? Those […]

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Shri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam ~ 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya's Yamunashtakam

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam Only after Ganga merged with You, O Yamunaji, did She become beloved to Krishna, and only then was Ganga able to give all devotional powers to those who worship Her. If there is anyone who can even come close to You, it would […]

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Shri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam ~ 4

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya's Yamunashtakam

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam Embellished with countless virtunes, Shri Yamunaji is praised by Shiva, Brahma and other divinities. Her hue is always the color of dark clouds. She fulfilled the wishes of Dhruva and Parasha. At Her banks by the pure city of Mathura, She is surrounded […]

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Gopi - Effortless Concentration

Shri Radha’s sidelong glance

‘O goddess who, playfully shooting the arrows of Your glances from the curved bows of Your auspicious, amorous eyebrows, have completely subdued Nanda’s son [Krishna], when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?’ – Rādhā-kripa-kaṭākṣa-stava-rāja (2) ~ Spoken by Lord Shiva (Translated by Kushakratha)

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Shri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam ~ 3

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya's Yamunashtakam

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam Shri Yamunaji has come to earth for its purification. Like the Gopis serve their beloved Krishna, Shri Yamunaji is served by the many songs of the peacocks, parrots, swans, and other birds. Her waves are Her arms, and Her sands are Her pearly […]

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Shri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam ~ 2

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya's Yamunashtakam

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam Shri Yamunaji emerges from the heart of Lord Narayana and cascades from the summit of the Kalindi Mountain with Brilliance. She appears to be swaying in a lovely swing as She descends the rocky slopes, Her waters roaring and filled with dalliance. Glories […]

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Shri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam ~ 1

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya's Yamunashtakam

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam I joyfully bow to Shri Yamunaji, the Giver of all divine powers. Her expansive sands shine brightly, like the lotus feet of Lord Krishna. Flowers from fresh forests along Shri Yamunaji’s banks mingle with Her and make Her waters fragrant. Both humble and […]

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The True Place

The true place is where Shri Krishna resides. Time is the medium for His satsang. Shri Krishna is the true wealth because He is all and everything. The true doer is free from pride of accomplishment. Know that Shri Krishna’s names joined with His attributes and lilas are the true mantras, and that Shri Krishna’s […]

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Shri Krishna is the form of supreme bliss

Shri Krishna is the form of supreme bliss

Shri Krishna is the form of supreme bliss and is able to confer joy to all of the Gopis – these plays are forever free from the sorrows and pains of worldly lust. – Shiksha Patra – 2:14 – (Forty-one Letters of Spiritual Counsel) ~ Shri Harirayaji (Commentary by Gopeshwarji; Translated by Shyamdas)

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