Kamika Ekadasi

Whosoever worships Lord Shri Hari with Tulsi leaves is freed from all implication of sin. Indeed, he lives untouched by sin, as the lotus leaf, although in the water, is untouched by it. Whosoever offers Lord Shri Hari but a single leaf from the sacred Tulsi tree (Ocimum Sanctum) attains as much merit as one who gives away in charity two hundred grams of gold and eight hundred grams of silver.

With love of life

Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to the attainment of heavenly bliss; let him therefore shun the use of meat. Having well considered the disgusting origin of flesh and the cruelty of fettering and slaying corporeal beings, let him entirely abstain from eating flesh.”(Manu-samhita 5.48-49)

Where do we come from

In the vedic scriptures you can find answers that are good to know. Where do we come from? Clear statement we can find also in the purports of the mantras 16. and 17. of the Śrī Īśopaniṣad given bei A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. That is a standard book and all Vaishnavas and truth-seeker should have read […]

Notes about Puranas

* (Sanskrit – ancient Indic language, classical literary language of India) Lord Siva said: Oh beautiful lady (Parvati), know that the Visnu, Narada, Bhagavata, Garuda, Padma and Varaha Puranas are sattvika; the Brahmanda, Brahma-vaivarta, Markandeya, Bhavisya, Vamana and Brahma Puranas are rajasika; and the Matsya, Kurma, Linga, Siva, Skanda and Agni Puranas are tamasika. Srila […]

Holy Ganges River

In Hinduism, the river Ganga is considered sacred and is personified as a goddess Ganga. It is worshipped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates Moksha (liberation from the cycle of life and death) the water of Ganga is considered very pure. Pilgrims immerse the ashes […]

Véda वेद, “knowledge”

The Vedas (Sanskrit véda वेद, “knowledge”) are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. The Vedas are apauruṣeya (“not of human agency”). They are supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called […]

Śrīmatī Tulasī-devī

Im Skanda-Purāṇa wird der Tulasī-Strauch folgendermaßen gepriesen:

„Lasst mich dem hoch geschätzten Tulasī-Strauch, dem die Macht innewohnt, augenblicklich zahllose Sünden zu tilgen, meine Ehrerbietungen darbringen. Allein schon durch den Anblick oder durch die Berührung dieser Pflanze werden sämtliche Sorgen und Leiden gelindert. Wer sich auch nur vor dem Tulasī-Strauch verneigt und ihn mit Wasser begießt, wird von der Angst befreit, am Gericht von Yamarāja [dem Herrn des Todes, der die Sünder bestraft] zu enden. Wenn jemand irgendwo einen Tulasī-Strauch pflanzt, so wird dieser Mensch gewiss Zuneigung zu Kṛṣṇa entwickeln; und wenn die Blätter der Tulasī-Pflanze in Hingabe den Lotosfüßen Kṛṣṇas dargebracht werden, so ist dies ein Zeichen vollkommen gereifter Liebe zu Gott.“