Krishna only accepts love and affection

Source: Krishna only accepts love and affection

Krishna will only accept an offering that is made with love and affection. One incident that shows this took place in Hastinapura. It is well known that Arjuna and his four brothers were Krishna’s very dear friends and devotees. Duryodhana, who also lived in Hastinapura, was the sworn enemy of Arjuna and his brothers(later they fought each other at the Battle of Kurushetra), but he wanted to invite Krishna to a feast.

Duryodhana was very wealthy, so he served preparations of delicious foodstuffs such as ladu, pera, kachori, sandesh and makhan

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Rising above the modes

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Subtle Cosmic Button-pusher

Bhagavad_gita_as_it_is_plate_09-e1371531068663We have to raise above the modes of material nature. Nirguna. Traigunya-visaya veda nistraigunyo bhavarjuna. That is the statement of Bhagavad-gita. In the Vedic instruction, traigunya, Vedic instruction is dealing with the three gunas, the three material modes of nature. Nistraigunyo bhavarjuna. Nistraigunya. What is that? Because when Krsna was asking Arjuna to fight, he was in the traigunya platform, in the material platform. He was thinking, “How shall I kill my grandfather? How shall I kill my teacher? How shall I kill my brother? How can I kill nephews?” This is traigunya-vicara,

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Krsna’s body does not change

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: We Are Controlled

When Arjuna asked Krsna, Krsna said, imam vivasvate yogam proktavan aham avyayam (BG. 4.1). Krsna said that, “First of all, I narrated this yoga system of Bhagavad-gita to the sun-god.” So, in order to clear this matter, Arjuna inquired from Him: “My dear Krsna, we are born very recently. How is that You narrated this yoga system to the sun-god?” Arjuna, of course, knew everything, but in order to clear our doubts, he raised this question. And Krsna answered that “You were also present at that time, but you have forgotten.

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The Bird’s Eye

Source: Arjuna: Essence of a Hero

arjuna bird

One bright, sunny morning, a large group of young boys gathered by the woodland with their bows and arrows. But these were not just ordinary boys. These were the five Pandavas and hundred Kauravas! The five Pandava brothers and hundred Kaurava brothers were cousins, and a fierce rivalry between them began when they were only children. These young princes would eventually grow into men of incredible power. The five Pandavas were even sons of gods!

On this day Drona, their mentor and military expert, organized a competition to test their concentration. Across a stream,

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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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First interest is to satisfy Krsna

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Spiritual life means joyfulness

pbaaae054_krishna_blessing_arjunaA pure devotee is always interested how Krsna would be satisfied. Just like Arjuna. Of course, when one is interested in that way, all other things, subordinate things, they come within. Just like Arjuna was a great devotee of Krsna, but at the same time he was a politician also. So, but the first interest is to become Krsnized, how to satisfy Krsna, not that “For political purpose I love Krsna.” No. You love Krsna, and your all problems, political, social and other things, will be solved. This is Krsna consciousness.

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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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Real tolerance – being dutiful in all circumstances

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: Pure Devotional Service

One time a professor, scholar, Indian man asked Srila Prabhupada, “Krsna says inAbhimanyu_Vadh Bhagavad-Gita matra sparsas tu kaunteya (BG 2.14) yet we see Subhadra weeping when Abhimanyu was killed, Arjuna weeping after having heard the Bhagavad Gita. Why was he so disturbed? He wasn’t supposed to be disturbed. After all, body is a temporary thing, his soul wasn’t killed”. Srila Prabhupada said, “It is natural. The body is the medium by which we communicate with the soul. It is natural when parent(s) lose their child, they are going to feel the

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