,

Bhakti, Work or Service?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das You said work. But is it work? Let’s see the difference between “work” and “service”. Two words: work and service. Work means doing, toiling, labour, struggle, drudgery. Work means karm, and karm brings…
,

Bhakti, Karma and Falldown part four “Taking and Surrender”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das In this last article, we will describe how Krishna takes everything and gives Himself, and the power of surrendering to Sri Krishna. Most pious Bharatvasis believe, follow and say, “If you worship Durga or Siva…
,

Bhakti, Karma and Falldown part three “Fall and Protection”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das In parts one and two, we described the conjunction of material and spiritual in Krishna’s pastimes; its relevance in a life of sadhana; and repentance in bhakti bhajan. Devotion means lovingly serving Krishna…
,

Bhakti, Karma and Falldown part one

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das There is an amazing relationship between the destruction of karma in bhakti bhajan, and the first six children of Mother Devaki who were brutally murdered at birth by the asuric King Kamsa. Sri Visvanatha Cakravartipada…
,

Bhakti, Karma and Falldown part two “Repentance”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das What is REPENTANCE IN BHAKTI BHAJAN? In part one of this series, Sri Visvanatha Cakravartipada said, “When a devotee repents like this and shows fear of material enjoyment, gradually the tendency to enjoy matter…
,

Why Donate to Brahmins?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Daan Bihari Lal Bhagavan Sri Krishna ki jai! Sri Krishna is famous for taxing and taking “charity” from His most beloved damsels in Daan Ghati, Govardhan. And Sri is also famous for His taxing the hearts and minds…
,

Are You in Ananda?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das It’s true that both in quality and quantity, Bhagavan Sri Krishna is infinitely SAT CHIT AND ANANDA, which means Sri Krishna has a beautiful spiritual form made of eternity, all-pervading unlimited consciousness,…
,

Thakuraji’s Summer Water Play

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Like all Vrajavasi boys do on sizzling summer days, Syama Govinda loves to swim, play and sport in different cooling water bodies of Vraja like Radha-kunda, Yamunaji, Manasi Ganga and Pavana Sarovara, jala sayi jala…
,

Sweet Mini Teachings on Pure Bhakti Part Two

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Years ago, we published two books titled Sweet Notes 1-2 containing many “English Sutras”, mini teachings on Krishna bhakti. Here we offer you the best those sweets for your pleasure, and the nourishment of your…
,

Sweet Mini Teachings on Pure Bhakti Part One

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Many years ago, we published two small books titled Sweet Notes 1-2. Inside there are many “English Sutras”, mini teachings on Krishna bhakti. Here we present the best those sweets for your pleasure, and the nourishment…