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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Thakurani Ghat

Shri Vallabhacharya’s Yamunashtakam ~ 3

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

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

This entry is part 2 of 3 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 3 in the seriesShri Vallabhacharya's Yamunashtakam

This entry is part 1 of 3 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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Hari is the reward

Hari is the reward

If there is ever a wish for reward in one’s heart, it should be for the lotus face of Shri Krishna. Hari is the reward because He is always joyful and responds according to the devotional sentiments of His bhaktas. – Shiksha Patra (Forty-one letters of spiritual counsel) 1:15 ~ Shri Harirayaji (Translated by Shyamdas)

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The Beloved is found with love

The Beloved is found with love

The Beloved is found with love. Even if you have beauty, exalted virtues, A good nature, and high upbringing, These things are not pleasing to God— Nor are high birth, good karma, auspicious signs or Knowledge of the Vedas and Puranas. Sings Govinda, “O friend, if you do not love, What is the point of […]

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Everything will be done

Everything will be done

If we do everything for Him, everything will be very beautifully done. – B.R. Shridhar Goswami ~ Guardian of Devotion

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Increasing at every moment

Increasing at every moment

Pure love of God manifests as the most subtle consciousness, devoid of material qualities and material desires, increasing at every moment, and never interrupted. – Narada Muni ~ Narada Bhakti Sutra : 54

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