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FINAL ABODE OF THE SOUL

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What final destination we should aim at? What should be the result of our material and spiritual activities? What goal we must aspire for?



Lord Krishna suggests (Bg. 15.4)  “Thereafter, one must seek that place from which, having gone, one never returns, and there surrender to that Supreme Personality of God from whom everything began and from whom everything has extended since time immemorial.”




In the following verse Shri Krishna describes in brief about that destination.



नतद्भासयतेसूर्योनशशाङ्कोनपावकः। यद्गत्वाननिवर्तन्तेतद्धामपरमंमम॥१५-६॥ na tad bhasayate suryo na sasanko na pavakah yad gatva na nivartante tad dhama paramam mama



Bg 15.6— That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world.  


What We Perceive May Be An Illusion

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Spiritual Evolution Video. 



How we perceive the world is dependent on the limitations of the five senses, mind and intelligence. We are in the habit of understanding the sensual world in a certain way ever since our birth.

 What we understand is only a group of signals our system is able to receive and process. 


 All that we perceive to be true, may be illusion.


A thought provoking video.  * (Audio may be low)




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Description of the Kings of Kali-Yuga in Bhagwad Puran

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The exact translation of some verses from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam that describe the kings of Kali-Yuga is presented here. It should make an interesting reading for all.
Prelude
The Twelfth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam begins with Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī predicting the kings of the earth who will appear in the future during the Age of Kali. Then he gives a description of the numerous faults of the age
The First Chapter of this canto briefly describes the future kings of the dynasty of Magadha and how they become degraded because of the influence of the Age of Kali.  The power in the countries of Magadha and so forth will fall to kings who are no better than śūdras and mlecchas and are totally absorbed in irreligion.



The Verses
………………… SB 12.1.7-8 — King Mahānandi will father a very powerful son in the womb of a śūdra woman. He will be known as Nanda and will be the master of millions of soldiers and fabulous wealth. He will wreak havoc among the kṣatriyas, and from that time onward virtually all king…

Difference Between Sat-yuga, Treta-yuga, Dvapar-yuga & Kali-yuga

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What makes Sat-yuga auspicious and Kali-yuga abominable?
How to differentiate between the four yugas?   The following verses quoted from Bhagvad Puran describe the difference.
Presented here is the exact translation of the verses for our reference.

Differences based on the decline of four pillars of religion: Truth, Mercy, Austerity & Charity.Sat-yugaSB 12.3.18 — Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, in the beginning, during Satya-yuga, the age of truth, religion is present with all four of its legs intact and is carefully maintained by the people of that age. These four legs of powerful religion are truthfulness, mercy, austerity and charity. SB 12.3.19 — The people of Satya-yuga are for the most part self-satisfied, merciful, friendly to all, peaceful, sober and tolerant. They take their pleasure from within, see all things equally and always endeavor diligently for spiritual perfection.
Treta-yugaSB 12.3.20 — In Tretā-yuga each leg of religion is gradually reduced …