Bhagavad Gita

Rasaraja-Mahabhava
Swami Narasingha
VERSE 1 sri bhagavan uvacha –mayy-asakta-manah partha yogam yunjan mad-ashrayahasamshayam samagram mam yatha jnasyasi tac chrinu Bhagavan Sri Krishna said: O Partha, please listen – when the mind is attached to Me and one practices yoga and takes full shelter of Me, then you will certainly be able... Read More
Dhyana-Yoga - The yoga of meditation
Swami Narasingha
VERSE 1 sri bhagavan uvaca – anashritah karma-phalam karyan karma karoti yah sa sannyasi ca yogi ca na niragnir na cakriyah Bhagavan Sri Krishna said: One who performs his prescribed duties and renounces the results of those actions is a yogi and a sannyasi. One does not become a sannyasi simply by... Read More
Editorial
Swami Narasingha
Gaudiya Touchstone is now on a new release schedule — Nov. 1st (Karttika issue), March 1st (Gaura Purnima issue) and July 1st (Janmastami issue). We think that this schedule will work well for timely articles corresponding to that general time of year. For this Karttika issue we have an... Read More
Sankirtana - The Process of Self Realization in Kali-yuga
Swami Narasingha
VERSE 5 shri bhagavan uvaca – bahuni me vyatitani janmani tava carjuna tany-aham veda sarvani na tvam vettha parantapa Bhagavan Sri Krishna said: O conqueror of the enemy, both you and I have passed through many births. I know all of them but you do not. VERSE 6 ajo’pi sannavyayatma bhutanam-... Read More
Varna & Ashrama Rejected
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Hearing this statement from Ramananda Raya, Lord Chaitanya replied that the system of varnashrama-dharma was external and thus it was not acceptable. Lord Chaitanya also rejected the statement of Ramananda because the system of varnashrama-dharma is now jeopardized by the influence of the present... Read More
Kurukshetra
Swami Narasingha
  Kurukshetra O Kurukshetra Field of war Grand arena Fate in store Dismayed Arjuna Help implored Unto Sri Krishna O Supreme Lord O Kurukshetra Sacred ground Place of dharma Most profound Song of Krishna Truth resounds For prince Arjuna Shelter found Hear Arjuna Spoke the Lord Learn of IshvaraIn all... Read More
Opulence of Bhagavan
Swami Narasingha
  VERSE 1 sanjaya uvaca – tam tatha kripayavishtam ashru-purnakulekshanam vishidantam idam vakyam uvaca madhusudanah   Sanjaya said: Sri Krishna then spoke the following words to Arjuna whose heart was overwhelmed with pity and whose eyes were filled with tears.   VERSE 2 sri bhagavan uvaca – kutas... Read More
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