Kitchri and Gumpsha

Kitchri and Gumpsha Verse 1 I’m was flying high on Krsna And everything was fine But somewhere along the way Ambition entered my mind So I climbed up the ladder And struggled to the top But after I got there I found it’s not what I want   Chorus So give me kitchri and gumpsha Six feet to lie down Some simple service And sixteen rounds There nothing better In the whole world wide Give me kitchri and gumpsha And I’ll be … [Read more...]

Ramayana

Ramyana in Poetry -By Mahatma Das It was the night before the coronation, Prince Ram to be crowned Ayodhya’s king, Amidst the joy and celebration Ram’s father, Dasaratha, met his favorite queen. He found Kaikeya lying on the ground Overwhelmed by agonizing grief. He asked her the cause of her trouble And how he could give her relief. At first she remained silent, Then assured him she would be all right; If the king could just fulfill her desire, And promise to do it that … [Read more...]

My Conversation With Krsna

I called up Krsna the other day because I was having a really hard time. There were so many things going wrong and I couldn’t understand why. So I said, “Krsna, you love me, right? “And feelingly He said, “Of course. I love you unconditionally.” So I questioned how you can love someone and at the same time make their life difficult.” “Oh yes,” Krsna said, “It’s quite possible.” And explained how. “You know when you are sitting in a chair and after a while you become … [Read more...]

Maya

Maya Mistress of Illusion Based on Srila Prabhupada’s Teachings She is the mistress of all material things We think we’re free but she is pulling the strings She makes you laugh, she’ll make you cry, She’ll make you think you’ll never die. She makes you great, she makes you small, She takes you up and she makes you fall, She’ll make you laugh, she’ll make you cry, She’ll make you think you’ll never die. Chorus In this world she’s the queen, We thing we’re free but she’s pulling the … [Read more...]

Like A Lotus Flower

Like A Lotus Flower Based on Analogies Found in Srila Prabhupada’s Books Comparing Krsna to a Lotus Flower Intro - Lotus One Your face is beautiful Like a lotus flower Your eyes are wide Just like a lotus petal Your lips are red Like a lotus flower And Your smile is pleasing Like a young lotus flower Chorus Lotus face Lotus One Lotus eyes Red like the sun Lotus lips Lotus smile Lotus glance Soothing and mild The soles of Your feet Are like a pink lotus flower Your … [Read more...]

I Was Shocked

I Was Shocked Adpated from a Chirstian poem By Mahatma Das I was shocked, confused, bewildered As I entered Goloka’s door; Not by the beauty of it all, Nor the light or its decor.   But it was the devotees in Goloka That I was amazed to see; I knew them all on the earth But they had so little bhakti.   There stood my sankirtan leader The one who stole Krsna’s money twice; Next to him was my old TP Who was never ever nice.   Krsna … [Read more...]

I Am – From the Bhagavad Gita

I AM (From the Bhagavad Gita ) 1) I am the source of all that is here I am the One who makes it disappear. There is nothing beyond Me, I’m the head - All rests upon Me like pearls rest on a thread. 2)The taste of water, the life of all that lives, The nourishing light the sun always gives, The sound in either, ability in man- Of all that exists, the best is what I am. 3) The life of all life, the heat of the fire, The strength of the strong free of lust and desire, The seed of … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Bhagavad Gita Fearlessness, living life in purity To cultivate spiritual knowledge, charity 4) Pride, conceit, anger, and of course arrogance    As well as harshness and total ignorance    Are the qualities belonging to ungodly men    Born with this nature, O Arjuna, My friend 5) Divine qualities open liberation’s door    Ungodly qualities bind one more and more 7) The godless don’t know what is to be done    Cleanliness, truth, and right action are found in none 8) … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Bhagavad Gita There is a tree whose roots grow upward and strong    Its branches grow down, its leaves are Vedic songs These branches are the material modes three    One who knows the Vedas is the knower of this tree No one can understand where this tree ends    Where its foundation is or where it begins (how it extends)    With persistence this tree you must sever    With the ax of detachment, uproot it forever Seek that place from which one … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14

Chapter 14 Bhagavad Gita Again I shall explain this wisdom supreme    Of all kinds of knowledge, this is the cream    Fixed in this knowledge one can surely attain    A nature like Mine, and never take birth again O Arjuna, of all species of life      I’m the seed giving father, nature’s my wife Material nature consists of three modes      Goodness, passion and ignorance are the roads The mode of goodness is better than the rest      It frees one from … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Bhagavad Gita   Arjuna said: Krsna, I want to learn all there is to know    What is nature, God, the body, the soul? Lord Krsna said Arjuna, the body is called the field    And the soul, the knower, does its knowledge wield I’m also the knower in everyone you see    And to know this is wisdom according to Me 8-12 Now I will declare all knowledge indeed        All the rest is ignorance, things we don’t need 8-12 con’t Nonviolence, self control, … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12

 Chapter 12 Bhagavad Gita Arjuna asked 1. I want to know which is the best of these two Those always engaged in service to You Or those who worship the impersonal Brahman The unmanifested unknowable One Lord Krsna said 2. One who is fixed on my Personality And is always engaged in worshiping Me With great and transcendent faith in the goal I consider to be the most perfect soul But those who worship Me as impersonal As the unchanging, fixed and immovable Who are … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Bhagavad Gita   Arjuna said: By hearing the words that you've given so far My illusion is gone, I see You as You are But there is something I would like to see Please show me Your form that pervades all that be Lord Krsna said: Behold, Arjuna, My great opulence Many thousands of forms, multicolored, immense This form can show you all there is to see Everything is here in its entirety You can't see this in your present condition Therefore I will give you spiritual … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Bhagavad Gita   Lord Krsna said:   O mighty armed Arjuna, just listen again I shall speak further because you are my friend From this knowledge there is much to be gained It is better than what I have already explained   The demigods and sages don't know my course For in every respect, I am their source He who knows me as the One without beginning Is freed from the reactions of all his sinning   I am the source of everything that … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9

Chapter 9 Bhagavad Gita Because you are never envious of Me I shall impart this most secret wisdom to thee Knowing which you shall be relieved From birth, death, old age and disease Of all education, this knowledge is king The most secret of all secrets, the purest thing And because it gives direct self perception It is the highest religious perfection By my energy I pervade all that be I am not in everyone, but everyone is in Me Although I am everywhere and maintain all beings I am … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Bhagavad Gita One who quits his body thinking of Me No doubt attains my nature eternally What one remembers during his last breath One will certainly attain after death Always think of Me in this form that you see At the same time carry out your (prescribed) duty With your mind and intelligence fixed on Me Surely you will attain Me undoubtedly Meditate on Me as the One who knows all As the oldest, the controller, smallest of the small Who is always a person, beyond … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Bhagavad Gita   Practice devotion with attachment to Me And You can know Me in full, undoubtedly Out of many thousands of perfected men Hardly ones truly knows Me as I am I am the source of all that is here I am the one who makes it disappear. There's is nothing beyond Me, I am the head- All rests upon Me like pearls on a thread. The taste of water, the life of all that lives, The nourishing light the sun always gives, The sound in either, ability in man- Of all that … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6

Chapter 6 Bhagavad Gita 1)To be a renunciate and a true yogi    Give up your desires and simply work for Me 2) For yoga is the same as renunciation    It means giving up sense gratification 5) Deliver yourself with the help of the mind    Make it your friend or it will degrade you in time 6) When the mind is subdued, the Lord is attained 7) In that tranquil state, everything is the same 8) A person is realized and called a yogi    When satisfied by realization of Me    When … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Bhagavad Gita Arjuna said: 1) Should I renounce work or work in devotion Which of these two brings the greater promotion? Lord Krsna replied: 2) Liberation can be had either way    But work in devotion is better I say 6) Unless all work is devoted to Me    Detachment alone cannot make one happy 7)   A pure soul with senses and mind fixed within      Is dear to everyone and everyone to him 10) As a lotus is untouched by the water it's in      A devoted soul is never … [Read more...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Bhagavad Gita 1) This knowledge was received by a succession    Of master to disciple by aural reception 2) The saintly kings also knew it in that way    But the line was broken and is lost today 3) I am telling you that very science again    Because you are my devotee and my dear friend    As such, you can understand that mystery    Of My relationship with every living entity 6) Although I am undying and unborn    I appear in every age in my original form 7) … [Read more...]