With Supreme Bliss

With Supreme Bliss

Decorated with jeweled ornaments, Their limbs move with beautiful grace and drama. Narottama das prays, ‘With supreme bliss I will praise Your divine qualities night and day. This is my desire.’ ~ Narottama das Thakur – Prem Bhakti Chandrika (Yugala Bhajan Nishta : 8)  

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Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 9

Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 9

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami's Yamunastakam

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam Oh Daughter of Surya! O Yamune, whose forceful waves are completely purifying and who is surrounded by all demigods. Please increase the current of bhakti for He who liberates people from their sins, the lotus eyed Shri Krishna, for that dedicated person who […]

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Nanda Baba’s Courtyard

Nanda Baba’s Courtyard

Those who are afraid of material existence worship the Vedic literature. Some worship smrti, the corollaries to the Vedic literature, while others worship the Mahabharata. As far as I am concerned, I worship Krsna’s father, Nanda Baba, in whose courtyard the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, is playing. ~ Raghupati Upadhyaya

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Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 8

Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 8

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami's Yamunastakam

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam Yamuna Devi gives transendental knowledge through the three worlds, Bhuh, Bhuvah, and Svah as she flows through them. Singing her glories  incinerates the reactions of even the greatest sins. She is supremely fragrant due to the sandalwood paste from Shri Krishna’s body merging […]

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Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 7

Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 7

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami's Yamunastakam

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam Hundreds and thousands of swans glide along the waters of Yamuna Devi, who is worshipable to demigods, siddhas, kinnaras, and humans whose hearts are dedicated to the service of Shri Hari. Anyone who is touched by her gentle breezes is released from the […]

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Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 6

Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 6

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami's Yamunastakam

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam Yamuna Devi’s supremely attractive banks are further beautified by the divine fragrance which emanates from the flowers of the kadamba trees living there, as well as the presence of the mooing cows. She is especially delighted when the bhaktas of Nandalal assemble on […]

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Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 5

Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 5

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami's Yamunastakam

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam Ornamented by the supremely enchanting land of Mathura-mandala, Yamuna Devi inspires spontaneous devotion in the hearts of those bhaktas who bathe in her waters. Her waves are her playful arms which with she worships the lotus feet of Shri Krishna. May that Yamuna, […]

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One non-dual truth

One non-dual truth

The Lord’s pastimes that are manifested in this world, and His pastimes in Goloka, are two manifestations of the one non-dual truth. – Bhaktivinode Thakur ~ Kalyana Kalpataru (Sambandha, Abhideya, and Prayohana) : 34

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Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 4

Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 4

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami's Yamunastakam

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam Yamuna Devi is so inconceivably powerful that although she flows through the seven oceans which surround the earth’s seven giant islands, she never merges into them as ordinary rivers do. Being an intimate witness to sri Krsna’s wonderful pastimes, she makes those pastimes arise in the […]

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Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 3

Rupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam ~ 3

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami's Yamunastakam

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the seriesRupa Goswami’s Yamunastakam Sprinkling a single drop of her water upon oneself frees one from the reaction to even the most heinous sin. She increases the flow of spontaneous devotion for the Son of Nanda-Baba, Shri Krishna within one’s heart and benedicts anyone who simply desires […]

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