Bhima and the snake poison

Source: Bhima and the snake poison

Child_bhima_fight_with_NagasDuryodhana was very much worried. His father being blind, the kingdom was ruled by Pandu. After his death Yudhishthira, the heir-apparent, would in course of time become king. Duryodhana thought that as his blind father was quite helpless he must, to prevent Yudhishthira’s accession to the throne, contrive a way of killing Bhima.
He made arrangements to carry out his resolve since he thought that the powers of the Pandavas would decline with the death of Bhima.
Duryodhana and his brothers planned to throw Bhima into the Ganges, imprison Arjuna and Yudhishthira, and then

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Durvasa muni visits the Pandavas

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: If Krishna Says All Right…

Draupadi offering very little food stuff stuck in the pot to Krishna

If you simply satisfy Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then you satisfy all others. Tasmin tusto jagat tustah. Just like you know the story, in Mahabharata, that Duryodhana planned… Duryodhana… Once Duryodhana satisfied Durvasa Muni very nicely, and Durvasa Muni wanted to give him some benediction, “Now you take some benediction, whatever you like.” So Duryodhana was very cunning. His only aim was how to cheat the Pandavas. So he said, “My dear sir, I shall ask you some day. Not now.” So “All right.” So when the Pandavas were

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Yoga-ksemam vahamy aham – I personally deliver

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Heavenly Planets-Temporary Happiness

krishna-and-his-pure-devotee-srila-prabhupadaThere was a great devotee. His name was Arjunacarya. So when he was writing commentaries on this particular sloka, verse, he saw that teṣāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yoga-kṣemaṁ vahāmy aham (BG 9.22), the Lord says that “I myself take the burden and take the load on my head, and I deliver them to my devotees, what they require, what they require. He doesn’t require to go outside. I myself go and deliver the goods, whatever he requires.” This is written here.

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Lord’s protection from death

Source: SB 7.10.29

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Everyone is sure to die, for no one is excused from the hands of death, which is but a feature of the Supreme Personality of Godhead: mrtyu sarva-haras caham [Bg. 10.34]). When one becomes a devotee, however, he is not destined to die according to a limited duration of life. Everyone has a limited duration of life, but a devotee’s lifetime can be extended by the mercy of the Supreme Lord, who is able to nullify the results of one’s karma: karmani nirdahati kintu ca bhakti-bhajam [Bs. 5.54]. This is the statement of

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Srila Prabhupada stroke on Jaladuta

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and Fight

Krsna Prabhupada JaladutaAs Prabhupāda sat in his hotel room that evening with a few disciples at his feet, he reminisced about how he had come to America in 1965 and had suffered two heart attacks at sea. “They say that anyone who gets a third heart attack,” said Prabhupāda, “they must expire. I had two attacks on the ship, and then in New York a third one-paralyzed. Left side was paralyzed. I do not know how I was saved. And one girl, that captain’s wife, she studied astrology. She said, “Swami, if you

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Srila Prabhupada saved from third stroke in New York

Speaker: Dinatarini devi
Source: Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion

yamuna_04On Memorial Day, May 30, 1967 in New York, Srila Prabhupada suffered a stroke in New York. The prognosis was grave.

Yamuna: Swamiji had sent us a telegram which said, “If you pray to Lord Jagannatha, and if He hears your prayers, I will stay; otherwise I may go.”

Srila Prabhupada taught the devotees in New York the prayers to Lord Nrsimhadeva and asked them to request the Lord to allow him to remain alive longer to spread the fledgling mission of Krishna Consciousness. “My Spiritual Master has

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