Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 53

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 53


japaś ca paramo guhyaḥ
śrūyatāṁ me nṛpātmaja
yaṁ sapta-rātraṁ prapaṭhan
pumān paśyati khecarān

O son of the King, now I shall speak unto you the mantra which is to be chanted with this process of meditation. One who carefully chants this mantra for seven nights can see the perfect human beings flying in the sky.

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 52

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 52


evaṁ bhagavato rūpaṁ
subhadraṁ dhyāyato manaḥ
nirvṛtyā parayā tūrṇaṁ
sampannaṁ na nivartate

One who meditates in this way, concentrating his mind upon the always auspicious form of the Lord, is very soon freed from all material contamination, and he does not come down from meditation upon the Lord.

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 47

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 47


śrīvatsāṅkaṁ ghana-śyāmaṁ
puruṣaṁ vana-mālinam

The Lord is further described as having the mark of Śrīvatsa, or the sitting place of the goddess of fortune, and His bodily hue is deep bluish. The Lord is a person, He wears a garland of flowers, and He is eternally manifest with four hands, which hold [beginning from the lower left hand] a conchshell, wheel, club and lotus flower.

Jaiva-Dharma – Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s 1896 novel, Jaiva-Dharma.


Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 43

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 43


snātvānusavanaṁ tasmin
kālindyāḥ salile śive
kṛtvocitāni nivasann
ātmanaḥ kalpitāsanaḥ

Nārada Muni instructed: My dear boy, in the waters of the Yamunā River, which is known as Kālindī, you should take three baths daily because the water is very auspicious, sacred and clear. After bathing, you should perform the necessary regulative principles for aṣṭāṅga-yoga and then sit down on your āsana [sitting place] in a calm and quiet position.

Sri Siksastakam Verse 2 – Saturday, May 13, 2017

In this class, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami speaks on the second verse of the Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam at Jagannātha Mandir.


nāmnām akāri bahudhā nija-sarva-śaktis
tatrārpitā niyamitaḥ smaraṇe na kālaḥ
etādṛśī tava kṛpā bhagavan mamāpi
durdaivam īdṛśam ihājani nānurāgaḥ

O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names like Kṛṣṇa and Govinda. In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies. There are not even hard and fast rules for chanting these names. O my Lord, out of kindness You enable us to easily approach You by Your holy names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them.

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 39

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 39


maitreya uvāca
ity udāhṛtam ākarṇya
bhagavān nāradas tadā
prītaḥ pratyāha taṁ bālaṁ
sad-vākyam anukampayā

The sage Maitreya continued: The great personality Nārada Muni, upon hearing the words of Dhruva Mahārāja, became very compassionate toward him, and in order to show him his causeless mercy, he gave him the following expert advice.

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