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If you find yourself struggling with chanting or the four regulative principles.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: sangeetha sundarajan <sangeetha.krsna@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:36:46 +0530
Subject: Fwd: If you find yourself struggling with chanting or the
four regulative principles.
To:

*Tips for the Struggle*


If you find yourself struggling with chanting or the four regulative
principles, don't be alarmed, it is natural and to be expected for any
individual who makes sacrifices (mental or physical) in order to progress
spiritually. In fact, expect challenges as you move forward, be prepared for
them and gradually work through them rather than evade them, otherwise they
will only come back again and again. *Find your own level of manageable
practice, even though initially it may appear to be a compromise, gradually
work up to the ideal, it may take weeks……., months………, or even years! But,
sincerely persevere and the Lord within the heart will reciprocate.*

*
*Whenever there is a human impulse, our tendency is to respond immediately
without even contemplating the outcome. In reality there exists a short
moment between an impulse and a response, catch yourself during this short
moment, think first, then act. If this thinking is based on principled
directions (or scripture), you will succeed in holding back the force of
unwarranted impulses.
*Remember, whilst striving for the highest spiritual principles, we still
have responsibilities to our spouses, children and friends. We must be
conscious of their needs before imposing our own*.


In all cases of upholding any vows,* the key principle is DESIRE*, half of
the battle is won if we ourselves make a conscious decision to follow a
practice rather than feel obliged to do so – so desire it!

*Things to do*

· Pray to Krishna for strength and direction. · Learn to take shelter in
chanting, this will help to transform your heart. · Find your own
maintainable level of devotional practice, one which will gradually enable
you to reach the ideal rather than an unrealistic and unachievable end which
will only frustrate you. · *Associate with those who have a slightly higher
level of practice than you do (those who are also struggling but maintaining
higher standards). · Practice some level of self discipline, it is the
genuine path to higher enjoyment.*

*-- HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaj *

* Please do not print this email unless it is absolutely necessary. *
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SMS Updates of the week!

1 who is content&satisfied&who links his activities with SupremeLord
enjoys happiness without endeavoring4his livelihood.Where is such a
happiness4a materialistic man who is impelled by Lust&Greed&who
wanders in all directions desiring2accumulate wealth? SB#7.15.16

Being engaged in d materialistic activities,d living soul traps
himself in2d cycle of law of fruitive actions.This results in chain of
birth&death in d 8,400,000 species of
life:aquatics,vegetables,reptiles,birds,beasts,uncivilized man,human
form which is d chance2free1self from reactions of work.SB#2.1.5

1 who desires2b free from all miseries must Hear abt,Glorify&also
Remember d Supreme Lord,who is d Controller,Supersoul&d Saviour from
all Miseries-SB#2.1.5 ;)

D real purpose of yogic regulations such as sitting
postures,Pranayama-breathe ctrl is2remove d dirty things like
Lust,Anger,Greed,Pride,Envy from d heart&ctrl d mind,senses&with
intelligence fix d mind on d Supreme Lord-SB#2.1.23.Srimad Bhàgavatam
Answers all questions.It's a 1 stop Solution2all Problems

D dirty things in d heart of a conditioned soul is d root cause of all
troubles4him.He is actually meant2serve d Supreme will of d Lord but
becoz of dirty things in his heart,he likes2serve his imaginary
desires. These desires instead of giving him any PeaceOfMind,creates
new Problems&binds him-SB#2.1.22

Vedanta is d last word of Vedic wisdom&d author &knower of Vedanta
philosophy is Lord Sri Krishna&d highest Vedantist is d person who
takes pleasure in chanting d Holy Names Of d Lord-BG#2.46
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SMS updates of the week!

Displays of Devotion without the knowledge of God's greatness r no
better than illicit Lover's Affairs-NaradaBhaktiSutra#23

Some good thoughts.Stop looking@what has left u&start focussing on
that u r left with.Never expect Gratitude,but never fail2express
Gratitude.Seek His grace2outperform but never pray4other's
downfall.Every time d World tells u,"u cant",shut it up by ur
results.When d World says,"u can" reply that u'll prove

As a person puts on new dresses giving up old ones,d soul similarly
accepts new MaterialBodies giving up old&useless ones.D soul can never
b cut in2pieces by any weapon,nor burnt,nor moistened by water,nor
dried by wind.This individual soul is
unbreakable,insoluble,everexisting,unchangeable-BG#2.22-24 :-o

When Prabhupada was asked-Is there a Stage of spiritual advancement
from which 1 wont fall back? He said Yes. Very encouraging is nt it :)


If u r unable2work in this consciousness of Me,then try2act giving up
all results of ur work.Charity4good cause is always
recommended2purify1s mind-KrsnaBG12.11

If u cant Practice2give up d results of ur action,then cultivate
knowledge but meditation is better than knowledge&sacrifice is better
than meditation-BG#12.12

O Arjuna!,surrendering all ur works un2Me,with full knowledge of
Me,without desires4profit,with no claims4proprietorship&free from
Lethargy,Fight!-Krsna.BG#3.30

V say MyHand,MyLegs,my head,my body,my country,my mother,my
father."My" refers2what?Under misconception v understand my body as
myself.As per Vedic Lit. this body is made of 3elements
fire,water,clay.But I am within d body as Consciousness(Soul).V feel
pain/pleasure due2consciousness.Else it's dead matter

6 changes of body.
1.Takes birth@certain time
2.Then grows
3.Growth stops
4.Produces byproducts in d form of sons&daughters
5.Wrinkles&gets old
6.Dies out when too old.
But when d body is finished he(soul) is still within d subtle body of
mind,intelligence,false ego&this subtle body carries him2another gross
body.I've a mind&u've a mind.I cant c urs&u cant c mine.Same way our
intelligence&beyond that is our soul.It's nt possible2learn by
experiment.
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Drama:Who is a Fool Part-1


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Drama:Who is a Fool Part-2


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BG SMS Updates of the week!

1 who has not connected with the SupremeLord can have neither
transcendental intelligence nor a steady mind without which there's no
possibility of peace.How can there be any happiness without
peace?-BG#2.66.How to attain peace then? Refer BG#5.29.

"1 who neither rejoices nor grieves,who neither laments nor
desires&who gives up auspicious&inauspicious things-such a devotee is
very dear2Me"-Krsna.BG#12.17

Primarily one(a spiritual practitioner) develops Bhakti by d mercy of
great souls or by a small drop of Lord's mercy-Narada Bhakti Sutra#38

"If u cant fix ur mind upon Me without deviation,follow d regulative
principles of Bhakti Yoga.In this way develop a desire2attain Me",Lord
Sri Krishna.BG#12.9

"If u cant Practice d Regulative Principles of Bhakti Yoga,then just
try2work4Me,becoz by working4Me u will come2d perfect Stage",Lord Sri
Krishna in BG#12.10.

People who depend more on their imperfect senses cant realize d
Supreme Lord.Most people want2know everything by their experimental
knowledge.But it isnt possible2know everything by imperfect
experimental knowledge.V claim2observe everything with our imperfect
senses but v must admit it's within a range.One has2accept d father's
identity from mother,experimenting is waste of
time.Similarly,d Vedic literature is like mother which when accepted
eases things.
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No medicine can cure oldage&disease

Youth is often blind2d warnings of oncoming old age&death.An active
young person may think such warnings r4 old timers,who dont know
how2enjoy.No medicine in this world can avoid disease&OldAge,altho
some may cover d symptoms4a shortwhile.D only medicine that can
actually bring relief is GodConsciousness-MukundaMalaStotra#37
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No medicine can cure oldage&disease

Youth is often blind2d warnings of oncoming old age&death.An active
young person may think such warnings r4 old timers,who dont know
how2enjoy.No medicine in this world can avoid disease&OldAge,altho
some may cover d symptoms4a shortwhile.D only medicine that can
actually bring relief is GodConsciousness.
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None of the expert swimmers can survive4long in d Ocean!

O Mortal beings,u've submerged urselves fully in d ocean of
MaterialExistence,which is filled with waves of misfortune.No matter
how expert1swimmer may b,1 cant survive4long in d ocean.Constant
chanting of HolyNames of d Lord is d only way out of this tossing
waves of d ocean of repeated birth&death-MM#16
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Sure2Die&Sure2b Born Again-Surety bond ;)

D athiest assumes,all is over after death&v will rest in peace.But
from VedicKnowledge,v find there's life after death.1who has taken
birth is sure2die&after death,1 is sure2take birth again-BG#2.27.
1must take up DevotionalService2d Lord2avoid repeated
birth&death-KingKulasekhara in MukundaMalaStotra#13
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We meet up with what v dont like!

This World is a place where v meet up with things that v dont want&r
separated from what v Love.Either v hanker4something v lack or lament
upon losing something valuable.V may sail smoothly in d sea of human
affairs.But When distress strikes,It's natural2seek shelter.A pious
soul turns2God@such times-MM11
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You'll be Lost! When?

"If u become conscious of Me,u will pass over all d obstacles of
conditioned life by My grace.If however u dont work in such
consciousness but act thru false ego not hearing Me,u will be
Lost",LordSriKrsna2Arjuna in BG#18.58.These msgs&much more r also
archived in my blog http://dinesh-krsna.blogspot.com
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