According to Hindu tradition, time is divided into four yugas named Satya, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali. The span of these yugas is extremely long. For example, Kali is 432,000 years long, Dvāpara goes for 864,000 years. Tretā is 1,296,000 years while Satya is 1,728,000 years long. Many interpret […]
Often we come across stories in the purāṇas, that, on the face of it, do not make any sense. How does one understand them?
Nāma-saṅkīrtana by Narottama Dāsa Ṭhākura
Chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra is the main sādhānā in the Caitanya tradition. Incredibly, the vast majority of chanters get the mantra hopelessly wrong.
From Pearls of Wisdom – A Questions and Answer Anthology Question: What is the destination of a person who practices devotion on an individual basis and is not part of an institution but takes guidance regarding sādhana from genuine sādhūs? Answer: When Kṛṣṇa played on His flute on […]
ŚRĪ GURU-CARAṆA-PADMA Translation by Śrī Babaji (1) śrī-guru-caraṇa-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma, bando mui sāvadhāna mate jāhāra prasāde bhāi, e bhava toriyā jāi, kṛṣṇa-prāpti hoy jāhā ha‘te The lotus feet of Śrī Guru are the abode of pure bhakti. I bow down to them with great reverence. O brothers and sisters! […]
We hear that the gopīs are married to the gopas, and not to Kṛṣṇa. The gopīs accept Kṛṣṇa as their lover, or paramour. Isn’t this highly immoral? Many bhaktas think that the topic is beyond discussion given the conditioned nature of the jīvas and therefore is not to […]
Is dropping out of society in the name of bhakti a good thing?
Given the profusion of gurus in the world, all modern seekers are faced with a vexing question – how can one identify a genuine guru?
Prayer to the Six Gosvāmīs by Śrīnivāsa Ācārya (Śrī Babaji’s translation) (1) kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmṛtāmbho-nidhī dhīrādhīra-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pūjitau śrī-caitanya-kṛpā-bharau bhuvi bhuvo bhārāvahantārakau vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau śrī-jīva-gopālakau I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva […]
This is one of my favorite prayers. We present Śrī Babaji’s translations below.