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You Get infected by eating infected food!

By Nari Devi Dasi-Facebook

"We are giving you prasadam. By eating, eating, eating, eating, you one day will become Krishna conscious, simply by eating. Because you are so dull, you 
cannot understand the philosophy. You know the belly like the animals. So therefore we are giving facility. "All right, fill up your belly, and you'll be infected." As you take foodstuff from an infected area, you become infected with some disease, so this is Krishna-infected, prasadam. You take it, and one day you'll be diseased with Krishna consciousness." Srila Prabhupada, Fiji, April 30, 1976

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The Devotee is Always in Vrindavan!

 
 

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via kksblog.com by Aatish on 4/29/11

Transcribed by Hina

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Vrindavan)

Caitanya Mahaprabhu's preaching activities are fully transcendental. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu is performing them, he is displaying all ras. Ras is there – that is the thing about these stories. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu is actually performing these pastimes – it is a very rasic past times, in a sense that there is a complete exchange between him and his devotes. So one can never see any difference. In one sense the devotee is always in Vrindavan!

It is said that Vrindavan is a state of consciousness! We find that is mentioned in the commentary in the tenth Canto, first chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam by Madhvācārya who is stating that Vrindavan or Mathura he says:

"Mathura is a state of consciousness".

So this is a fact and Prabhupada of course has mentioned this many times:
'That one cannot just go to Vrindavan by some travel agent or by some travel arrangement, but one must be there in consciousness.


 
 

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A Story

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This particular story began when I was thirteen - I began to develop a
chronic, mysterious illness that only became progressively more painful.
One day at school when I was fourteen, Google was just emerging as a tool
to find information, so I searched for the symptoms of my illness.

A form of cancer.

6 months to 1 year to live.

I remember that my mind numbed, my vision became sharp and blurred at the
same time. I remember that I stood up from the computer and walked out into
the hot sun. Students and teachers busily moved about me in a whirl, and
one question echoed in my mind:

Why?

How do I describe how it feels to hear one's own death sentence? At
fourteen, I was planning all the things I would do - the world to travel,
schools to establish, people to meet - and in one moment it had all been
taken away from me. It seemed so unjust, so unfair.

With my deep nature and immature age, the weight of the mystery of life and
death began to crush down upon me that day and for many years to come. I
did not tell anyone what I had found. Instead, I searched for the meaning
of life in scripture, in my faith.

The next several years brought in a merry-go-round of doctors. One doctor
in particular looked at my condition and nearly declared that I had cancer
and would need a very invasive surgery if I had any hope to live. Her
diagnosis was incorrect, but the mystery persisted.

For my fifteenth summer, I flew to my childhood home of New Vrindavan. A
spiritual teacher was visiting then, by the name of Radhanath Swami. One
morning he was giving a lecture and I decided to stay. His lecture spoke
about life and death - the immediacy that at any moment we may die and the
immediacy of taking to spiritual life right now. Tears streamed down my
face because I knew he spoke from realization - he must have heard his own
death sentence in his life once, because his words resonated so deeply
within me.

An elder woman who had known me for many years as a child saw me crying and
came over to comfort me. She asked me what was wrong. All I could say
was, "This is true."

I struggled for many years with my illness, but I found shelter in Krishna
Consciousness, and I found shelter in the guidance of Radhanath Swami.

Radhanath Swami once told me that in metalworking, gold is put into a fire
to purify it. The hotter the fire, the purer the metal becomes. Our soul is
like that - sometimes if the Lord is especially loving and kind, He will
put us into the fire of an experience to purify our soul.

More than a decade has passed since that fateful day at school. Several
years ago, my illness left me just as mysteriously as it came. To this day,
I still do not know its name or cause.

Or maybe I do: its name was "fire" and its cause was to purify my soul, to
learn to live every day of my life, every moment of my life, every breath
of my life for the Lord. Some days I weep tears of gratitude for that fire,
and grateful to my spiritual master, Radhanath Swami, for teaching me that
that fire was one of the most beautiful blessings I could ever receive from
the Lord. Subscribe

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The Most Beautiful Poem

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I flip through the pages of a thick book by my favorite poet, seeking
inspiration to write a speech for a college class. I skim for eye-catching
words, but then land upon a poem that draws me all the way in.

"Wow," I breathe.

I softly knock on Shalagram's door. "Come in," she says.

She's eating dinner in front of her window, and I settle upon her
mattress. "May I read you a poem?" I ask.

"Sure," she says. "Who is it by?"

"The ancient Sufi poet, Hafiz," I reply.

When I finish my declamation, we sit in silence for several moments.
Then, "Wow," Shalagram breathes.

"Stunning, no?"

"Amazing. Bhakti, do you think it's possible to have that kind of love?"

I ponder for a moment. "It's not possible with material love," I say. "Only
spiritual love. I realize that... Srila Prabhupad has shown this love to
us. How profound that he has shown this love to thousands and millions of
us."

We sit in silence for a couple moments more, pondering this poem.

***

"Some Fill With Each Good Rain"

There are different wells within your heartSome fill with each good
rain,Others are far too deep for that.

In one wellYou have just a few precious cups of water,

That "love" is literally something of yourself,It can grow as slow as a
diamondIf it is lost.

Your loveShould never be offered to the mouth of aStranger,

Only to someoneWho has the valor and daringTo cut pieces of their soul off
with a knife

Then weave them into a blanketTo protect you.

There are different wells within us.Some fill with each good rain,

Others are far, far too deepFor that.

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You'll go where your Mind goes!

Coming next is a series of topics concerning mind with refereces from
Bhagavad Gita,the Perfect Vedic science which is applicable4all
time-past,present,future!

Whatever state of mind 1 is into while quiting d body,that state 1
will attain without fail.Dis means our next life's body is dependent
on d thot of our mind wen v(soul) leave d body&d thot depends on our
actions in dis entire lifetime.So dis life is a preparation4d
next-LordSriKrsna#Bhagavad Gita

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What's the news?

Dharma: What is d news?

Yudhistra: This world full of Ignorance is like a pan,
D Sun is Fire,
Days&nights r fuel,
Months&Seasons r like wooden ladle,
Time is d cook,that is cooking all creatures in that pan.That is d
news :)

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Charming the snakes?

Just like a snake charmer keeps d snakes in Ctrl by d sound
vibrations,our senses which r like poisonous snakes can also b
Ctrld&purified by being absorbed in d transcendental sound vibrations
of d holy names of d Lord.Who'll not take advantage of such an easiest
means2attain Happiness which is4free?

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King can accept taxes only if he protects their subjects!

 
 

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via Mayapur TV Archives by ashok on 26/04/11

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
His Grace Paradeya prabhu is a disciple of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada who spends some of his time in Sri Mayapur dham regularly. He generously shares his personal experiences as examples to show how he has been able to realize and get mercy of Krishna. He became head cook of Bhaktivedanta Manor in his early years of joining ISKCON. As a head cook he used to ensure that all devotees are able to eat as many chappati (pita bread) as much as they want.
Please send more details about H.G. Paradeya prabhu to info@mayapur.tv, to be added to his introduction.
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.16-17
SB 4.14.16: The sages continued: O great hero, for this reason you should not be the cause of spoiling the spiritual life of the general populace. If their spiritual life is spoiled because of your activities, you will certainly fall down from your opulent and royal position.

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.17

rājann asādhv-amātyebhyaś
corādibhyaḥ prajā nṛpaḥ
rakṣan yathā baliḿ gṛhṇann
iha pretya ca modate

SYNONYMS
rājan — O King; asādhu — mischievous; amātyebhyaḥ — from ministers; cora-ādibhyaḥ — from thieves and rogues; prajāḥ — the citizens; nṛpaḥ — the king; rakṣan — protecting; yathā — accordingly as; balim — taxes; gṛhṇan — accepting; iha — in this world; pretya — after death; ca — also; modate — enjoys.

TRANSLATION
The saintly persons continued: When the king protects the citizens from the disturbances of mischievous ministers as well as from thieves and rogues, he can, by virtue of such pious activities, accept taxes given by his subjects. Thus a pious king can certainly enjoy himself in this world as well as in the life after death.

PURPORT
The duty of a pious king is described very nicely in this verse. His first and foremost duty is to give protection to the citizens from thieves and rogues as well as from ministers who are no better than thieves and rogues. Formerly, ministers were appointed by the king and were not elected. Consequently, if the king was not very pious or strict, the ministers would become thieves and rogues and exploit the innocent citizens. It is the king's duty to see that there is no increase of thieves and rogues either in the government secretariat or in the departments of public affairs. If a king cannot give protection to citizens from thieves and rogues both in the government service and in public affairs, he has no right to exact taxes from them. In other words, the king or the government that taxes can levy taxes from the citizens only if the king or government is able to give protection to the citizens from thieves and rogues.

In the Twelfth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (12.1.40) there is a description of these thieves and rogues in government service. As stated, prajās te bhakṣayiṣyanti mlecchā rājanya-rūpiṇaḥ: "These proud mlecchas [persons who are less than śūdras]. representing themselves as kings, will tyrannize their subjects, and their subjects, on the other hand, will cultivate the most vicious practices. Thus practicing evil habits and behaving foolishly, the subjects will be like their rulers." The idea is that in the democratic days of Kali-yuga, the general population will fall down to the standard of śūdras. As stated (kalau śūdra-sambhavaḥ), practically the whole population of the world will be śūdra. A śūdra is a fourth-class man who is only fit to work for the three higher social castes. Being fourth-class men, śūdras are not very intelligent. Since the population is fallen in these democratic days, they can only elect a person in their category, but a government cannot run very well when it is run by śūdras. The second class of men, known as kṣatriyas, are especially meant for governing a country under the direction of saintly persons (brāhmaṇas) who are supposed to be very intelligent. In other ages — in Satya-yuga, Tretā-yuga and Dvāpara-yuga — the general populace was not so degraded, and the head of government was never elected. The king was the supreme executive personality, and if he caught any ministers stealing like thieves and rogues, he would at once have them killed or dismissed from service. As it was the duty of the king to kill thieves and rogues, it was similarly his duty to immediately kill dishonest ministers in government service. By such strict vigilance, the king could run the government very well, and the citizens would be happy to have such a king. The conclusion is that unless the king is perfectly able to give protection to the citizens from rogues and thieves, he has no right to levy taxes from the citizens for his own sense gratification. However, if he gives all protection to the citizens and levies taxes on them, he can live very happily and peacefully in this life, and at the end of this life be elevated to the heavenly kingdom or even to the Vaikuṇṭhas, where he will be happy in all respects.

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Real life and prosperity is possible both in this world and in the next!

 
 

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via Mayapur TV Archives by ashok on 28/04/11

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
His Grace Jananivas prabhu joined Srila Prabhupada in Mayapur from the beginning of the project (1972) and has been the personal servant of their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava ever since. He enlivens the world by the ever increasingly high standard of the deity worship performed in Mayapur under his guidance. The world can now also benefit from his association via these classes. Prabhu never fails to bring the consciousness of the listener to a higher level, always deeper realizations. He knows the art of opening the heart to be ready to welcome devotional service. My obeisances onto him.

Srīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.19
tasya rājño mahā-bhāga
bhagavān bhūta-bhāvanaḥ
parituṣyati viśvātmā
tiṣṭhato nija-śāsane

SYNONYMS
tasya — with him; rājñaḥ — the king; mahā-bhāga — O noble one; bhagavān — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; bhūta-bhāvanaḥ — who is the original cause of the cosmic manifestation; parituṣyati — becomes satisfied; viśva-ātmā — the Supersoul of the entire universe; tiṣṭhataḥ — being situated; nija-śāsane — in his own governing situation.

TRANSLATION
O noble one, if the king sees that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original cause of the cosmic manifestation and the Supersoul within everyone, is worshiped, the Lord will be satisfied.

PURPORT
It is a fact that the government's duty is to see that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is satisfied by the activities of the people as well as by the activities of the government. There is no possibility of happiness if the government or citizenry have no idea of Bhagavān, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the original cause of the cosmic manifestation, or if they have no knowledge of bhūta-bhāvana, who is viśvātmā, or the Supersoul, the soul of everyone's soul. The conclusion is that without engaging in devotional service, neither the citizens nor the government can be happy in any way. At the present moment neither the king nor the governing body is interested in seeing that the people are engaged in the devotional service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Rather, they are more interested in advancing the machinery of sense gratification. Consequently they are becoming more and more implicated in the complex machinery of the stringent laws of nature. People should be freed from the entanglement of the three modes of material nature, and the only process by which this is possible is surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is advised in Bhagavad-gītā. Unfortunately neither the government nor the people in general have any idea of this; they are simply interested in sense gratification and in being happy in this life. The word nija-śāsane ("in his own governmental duty") indicates that both the government and the citizens are responsible for the execution of varṇāśrama-dharma. Once the populace is situated in the varṇāśrama-dharma, there is every possibility of real life and prosperity both in this world and in the next.

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His all-pervasiveness

 

Bhagavad-gita As It Is | Part [BG.8.22]

 

 

 

TEXT 22:

 

purushah sa parah partha

bhaktya labhyas tv ananyaya

yasyantah-sthani bhutani

yena sarvam idam tatam

 

TRANSLATION:

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is greater than all, is attainable by unalloyed devotion. Although He is present in His abode, He is all-pervading, and everything is situated within Him.

 

PURPORT:

It is here clearly stated that the supreme destination from which there is no return is the abode of Krishna, the Supreme Person. The Brahma-samhita describes this supreme abode as ananda-cinmaya-rasa, a place where everything is full of spiritual bliss. Whatever variegatedness is manifest there is all of the quality of spiritual bliss—there is nothing material. All variegatedness is expanded as the spiritual expansion of the Supreme Godhead Himself, for the manifestation there is totally of the spiritual energy, as explained in Chapter Seven. As far as this material world is concerned, although the Lord is always in His supreme abode, He is nonetheless all-pervading by His material energy. So by His spiritual and material energies He is present everywhere-both in the material and in the spiritual universes. Yasyantahsthani means that everything is sustained by Him, whether it be spiritual or material energy.

 

It is clearly stated here that only by bhakti, or devotional service, can one enter into the Vaikuntha (spiritual) planetary system. In all the Vaikunthas there is only one Supreme Godhead, Krishna, who has expanded Himself into millions and millions of plenary expansions. These plenary expansions are four-armed, and they preside over the innumerable spiritual planets. They are known by a variety of names-Purushottama, Trivikrama, Kesava, Madhava, Aniruddha, Hrishikesa, Sankarshana, Pradyumna, Sridhara, Vasudeva, Damodara, Janardana, Narayana, Vamana, Padmanabha, etc. These plenary expansions are likened unto the leaves of a tree, and the main tree is likened to Krishna. Krishna, dwelling in Goloka Vrindavana, His supreme abode, systematically conducts all affairs of both universes (material and spiritual) without a flaw by power of His all-pervasiveness.


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The Temporary Illusory Pleasures

 
 

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via kksblog.com by Aatish on 26/04/11

Transcribed by Hina

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Cranberra March 2011)

There are many stories about Birbal and Akbar. Birbal who was Akbar's minister was very famous. Once Akbar asked Birbal:

"How long is it that a man in his life is actually being plagued with lusty desires?"

Birbal said:

"Your majesty, it will go on till the very end!"

"Come on…come on Birbal! A really old man with a stick. It can't be! No!"

One day Birbal suddenly called Akbar:

"Come… come right now! Oh and bring your daughter".

Akbar brought his young beautiful princess daughter. They came into a room of a 90 year old dying man and immediately the eyes of the old man were on the daughter!

Akbar saw this and he said:

"Yes! You are right!"

So this is ignorance. Ignorance that we are going for the illusion. It's an illusion – he is 90 years old – he is dying and in total illusion – he's looking at that princess – it's just foolishness.

There are more serious things to do at that time, but somehow or other his mind is being drawn into the temporary illusory pleasures.


 
 

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To Be Fully Free From Thoughts of Maya!

 
 

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Transcribed by Hina

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Vrindavan)

'The Sri Caitanya Caritamrta fills our mind with wonder about the amazing qualities, pastimes and mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and pushes aside – all the nasty thoughts of mundane entanglement to the background of our consciousness'.

So, at this stage we may not be able to be fully free from thoughts of maya – from some attraction of sinful activity. These things are still manifesting itself in our consciousness, but by simply pouring a lot of nectar in the consciousness all of the time, then the force of that nectar just pushes away all these sinful and nasty things to somewhere over the horizon of our consciousness, and maybe one day, it will fall off, just like the flat earth. It will just get rid of these impurities – one day they will just dissolve!

Now these nasty thoughts may appear like little clouds on the horizon. So this is how we fill our mind – always with remembering the pastimes and the descriptions of the Supreme Lord, and we just remain in this mood of remaining full – keep on drinking it in!


 
 

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Actual Juice!

 
 

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Transcribed by Hina
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Vrindavan)

If we think that there is more juice in one thing than another, then we are not yet accessing the actual juice! The actual juice is by being a servant! If we are thinking that one type is better than another – if we think that:
"Well preaching is austere than Vrindavan – being in the Holy Dham is all nectar" – that means that we are still in the spirit of enjoyers and not in the spirit of servants, because otherwise we wouldn't make that distinction!


 
 

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Relationship with the devotees is precious!

 
 

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via kksblog.com by Aatish on 25/04/11

Transcribed by Yamuna Devi Dasi
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, South Africa 2010)

Family of Vaisnavas is somehow or other our support and Srila Prabhupad made this movement and it is a very personal movement.
In the beginning we overlook the fact of how important relationships are, because we are not use to it.
In material world when the relationship doesn't work you just cut it off and try the other one and then the other one…
So many friends came – so many friends went in our material life – but spiritual relationships are very different because devotees are very rare, therefore devotees are very precious and the relationship with the devotees is precious.
Once the relationship is broken it's difficult to repair. Like a broken pot… So, relationship also…
Therefore with devotees we can't just afford mentality:
"Well, if doesn't work get rid of this one and get the other one." – Because the day will come that we will need all the devotees. The day will come that we will very much depend of Vaisnavas.
The Vaisnavas are sustaining us in our spiritual life, without them it becomes so difficult and the day will come when all artificial behavior in our relationships will have to go.
It will have to go, because that can not sustain us. Time will test us.
They say:" it all comes out in a wash." It means that sooner or later it has to be real.
We need genuine relationship with devotees, therefore we must be careful to make sure that we avoid unpleasant exchanges between devotees. Even in sake of service one must be careful with unpleasant relationships.
Friendship between Vaisnavas.


 
 

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Service Attitude

 
 

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Transcribed by Annie

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, March 2011)

Devotional service is based on the principle of dasya and service.

Service attitude. The one thing that is the very centre of spiritual life is dasya.

A devotee therefore must learn to become a servant – and it's not automatic.

It comes by practice and therefore we must engage in activities of service and that gradually will change our mentality from being the master and enjoyer.

This tendency to be the master is deeply rooted and it may come out again in devotional service.


 
 

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Influenced By Spontaneous Love

 
 

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via kksblog.com by Aatish on 25/04/11

Transcribed by Annie

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne March 2011)

Lord Caitanya's Movement is the movement of spontaneity. It is not the movement of devotional service according to rules and regulations. Of course, in Lord Caitanya's Movement, rules and regulations are part of the process, but one is meant to go beyond that to the spontaneous platform and that is being recommended.

Lord Caitanya particularly came to teach how to be influenced by spontaneous love…It is about Krsnaprema. Therefore I think that what will happen is that we will see people just totally absorbed. There will be Kirtan everywhere, in every house. The evil eye will disappear, and instead of that light of the TV reflecting on the walls of every living room, there will be Kirtan in the house.


 
 

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Free From Material Desire

 
 

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Transcribed by Bhakta Jan

(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Brisbane, Australia, March 2011)

There are many challenges in spiritual live, that we are facing. And if we think:

"What is the biggest challenge that we are facing in spiritual life?" – Then, we think, if you really think about it, most people would say: "Material desires!"

"If only I could become free from my material desires, then, oh then, then it would be easy. Then I could fly in Krishna consciousness, because I have taste for Krishna consciousness; but I also have these material desires! If only I was free from these material desires"

This many people would say. Therefore it seems the biggest obstacle in spiritual life: 'Our material desires.'

But that is not all what actually the conclusion of the scriptures is. The conclusion of the scriptures has a totally different angle on the matter. The scriptures are saying, the biggest problem is not material desires, because material desires are doomed, they can't survive – the one thing, that is the problem in spiritual life are offences, offences made: against the Name and against the Vaishnavas: disrespect for the Name,

disrespect for the Vaishnavas,

disrespect for the Deities,

disrespect for the Scriptures…..

That kind of attitude can cause delay in spiritual progress. Therefore that is our biggest problem.

That kind of attitude can bring outs the material desires, which otherwise will automatically diminish. Therefore, this attitude of serving the Vaishnavas and treating the Vaishnavas with the greatest respect is actually the solution in our spiritual life.

It will take us up through the tipping point, to the point, where we will begin to experience taste.


 
 

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Giving up attachments to material wealth by blessings from great souls

 
 

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via Mayapur TV Archives by ashok on 17/04/11

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
His Grace Jananivas prabhu joined Srila Prabhupada in Mayapur from the beginning of the project (1972) and has been the personal servant of their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava ever since. He enlivens the world by the ever increasingly high standard of the deity worship performed in Mayapur under his guidance. The world can now also benefit from his association via these classes. Prabhu never fails to bring the consciousness of the listener to a higher level, always deeper realizations. He knows the art of opening the heart to be ready to welcome devotional service. My obeisances onto him.

Srīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.47
evaḿ sa nirviṇṇa-manā nṛpo gṛhān
niśītha utthāya mahodayodayāt
alabdha-nidro 'nupalakṣito nṛbhir
hitvā gato vena-suvaḿ prasuptām

SYNONYMS
evam — thus; saḥ — he; nirviṇṇa-manāḥ — being indifferent in mind; nṛpaḥ — King Ańga; gṛhāt — from home; niśīthe — in the dead of night; utthāya — getting up; mahā-udaya-udayāt — opulent by the blessings of great souls; alabdha-nidraḥ — being without sleep; anupalakṣitaḥ — without being seen; nṛbhiḥ — by people in general; hitvā — giving up; gataḥ — went off; vena-suvam — the mother of Vena; prasuptām — sleeping deeply.

TRANSLATION
Thinking like that, King Ańga could not sleep at night. He became completely indifferent to household life. Once, therefore, in the dead of night, he got up from bed and left Vena's mother [his wife], who was sleeping deeply. He gave up all attraction for his greatly opulent kingdom, and, unseen by anyone, he very silently gave up his home and opulence and proceeded towards the forest.

PURPORT
In this verse the word mahodayodayāt indicates that by the blessings of a great soul one becomes materially opulent, but when one gives up attachment to material wealth, that should be considered an even greater blessing from the great souls. It was not a very easy task for the King to give up his opulent kingdom and young, faithful wife, but it was certainly a great blessing of the Supreme Personality of Godhead that he could give up the attachment and go out to the forest without being seen by anyone. There are many instances of great souls' leaving home in this way in the dead of night, giving up attachment for home, wife and money.

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His Grace Jananivas prabhu joined Srila Prabhupada in Mayapur from the beginning of the project (1972) and has been the personal servant of their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava ever since. He enlivens the world by the ever increasingly high standard of the deity worship performed in Mayapur under his guidance. The world can now also benefit from his association via these classes. Prabhu never fails to bring the consciousness of the listener to a higher level, always deeper realizations. He knows the art of opening the heart to be ready to welcome devotional service. My obeisances onto him.

Srīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.47
evaḿ sa nirviṇṇa-manā nṛpo gṛhān
niśītha utthāya mahodayodayāt
alabdha-nidro 'nupalakṣito nṛbhir
hitvā gato vena-suvaḿ prasuptām

SYNONYMS
evam — thus; saḥ — he; nirviṇṇa-manāḥ — being indifferent in mind; nṛpaḥ — King Ańga; gṛhāt — from home; niśīthe — in the dead of night; utthāya — getting up; mahā-udaya-udayāt — opulent by the blessings of great souls; alabdha-nidraḥ — being without sleep; anupalakṣitaḥ — without being seen; nṛbhiḥ — by people in general; hitvā — giving up; gataḥ — went off; vena-suvam — the mother of Vena; prasuptām — sleeping deeply.

TRANSLATION
Thinking like that, King Ańga could not sleep at night. He became completely indifferent to household life. Once, therefore, in the dead of night, he got up from bed and left Vena's mother [his wife], who was sleeping deeply. He gave up all attraction for his greatly opulent kingdom, and, unseen by anyone, he very silently gave up his home and opulence and proceeded towards the forest.

PURPORT
In this verse the word mahodayodayāt indicates that by the blessings of a great soul one becomes materially opulent, but when one gives up attachment to material wealth, that should be considered an even greater blessing from the great souls. It was not a very easy task for the King to give up his opulent kingdom and young, faithful wife, but it was certainly a great blessing of the Supreme Personality of Godhead that he could give up the attachment and go out to the forest without being seen by anyone. There are many instances of great souls' leaving home in this way in the dead of night, giving up attachment for home, wife and money.

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Law of Karma prohibits even to associate with mishievous persons!

 
 

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via Mayapur TV Archives by ashok on 24/04/11


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His Grace Gurusevananda prabhu is a disciple of His Holiness Jaya Pataka Swami. After preaching for several years in Brazil, his home country, Gurusevananda prabhu moved to Mayapur where he teaches Sanskrit at the Gurukula.

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.11
nirūpitaḥ prajā-pālaḥ
sa jighāḿsati vai prajāḥ
tathāpi sāntvayemāmuḿ
nāsmāḿs tat-pātakaḿ spṛśet

SYNONYMS
nirūpitaḥ — appointed; prajā-pālaḥ — the king; saḥ — he; jighāḿsati — desires to harm; vai — certainly; prajāḥ — the citizens; tathā api — nevertheless; sāntvayema — we should pacify; amum — him; na — not; asmān — us; tat — his; pātakam — sinful result; spṛśet — may touch.

TRANSLATION
We appointed this Vena king of the state in order to give protection to the citizens, but now he has become the enemy of the citizens. Despite all these discrepancies, we should at once try to pacify him. By doing so, we may not be touched by the sinful results caused by him.

PURPORT
The saintly sages elected King Vena to become king, but he proved to be mischievous; therefore the sages were very much afraid of incurring sinful reaction. The law of karma prohibits a person even to associate with a mischievous individual. By electing Vena to the throne, the saintly sages certainly associated with him. Ultimately King Vena became so mischievous that the saintly sages actually became afraid of becoming contaminated by his activities. Thus before taking any action against him, the sages tried to pacify and correct him so that he might turn from his mischief.

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IF YOU PURIFY


 
 

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Of course, with this mind you cannot understand.
You cannot think of Krsna.
With this tongue you cannot chant Hare Krsna.
With these ears you cannot hear what is Hare Krsna.
With these eyes you cannot see what is Krsna.
But if you purify...
Just like cataractic eyes cannot see, but if you purify the eyes, then you can see everything.
The eyes will remain as it is, but you have to purify.
The process is purification.
Sevonmukhe hi jihvadau.
That purification takes place when you engage yourself in the service of Krsna.

- Srila Prabhupada

 
 

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Song of the Week! :) : Krishna

Song of the Week! :) : Krishna
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Song of the Week! :)

His_Grace_Swarupa_Damodar_Prabhu's Gopinath Kirtan Link




Song Name: Mama Mana Mandire
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
(refrain) mama mana mandire raha niśi-din
kṛṣṇa murāri śrī kṛṣṇa murāri
(1)
bhakti prīti mālā candan
tumi nio he nio cita-nandan
(2)
jīvana maraṇa tava pūjā nivedan
sundara he mana-hārī
(3)
eso nanda-kumār ār nanda-kumār
habe prema-pradīpe ārati tomār
(4)
nayana jamunā jhare anibār
tomāra virahe giridhārī
(5)
bandana gāne tava bajuk jīvana
kṛṣṇa murāri śrī kṛṣṇa murāri

TRANSLATION
Refrain: Please abide in the temple of my heart both day and night, O Krsna Murari, O Sri Krsna Murari!
1) Devotion, love, flower garlands, and sandalwood- please accept them, O Delighter of the Heart!
2) In life or in death I worship You with these offerings, Beautiful One, O Enchanter of the Heart!
3) Come, son of Nanda, and then, O Son of Nanda, I will offer Your arati ceremony with the lamplight of my love.
4) The waters of the Yamuna river cascade incessantly from my eyes in your separation, O Holder of Govardhana Hill!
5) May I pass my life absorbed only in songs of Your praise, O Krsna Murari, Sri Krsna Murari!
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Only Spiritual Master can solve our real problems&lamentation!

There r many economically developed countries with all material
comforts&facilities,still they lack peace&happiness.Why so? Arjuna
said2Krsna,Even if I win a prosperous&unrival Kingdom on Earth like
demigods of heaven,I'll not b able2solve my problems of life.So
Academic knowledge,hi position,scholarship r useless in solving life's
probs.Only a Spiritual master like LordSriKrsna can solve d real
problems(oldage,disease,death,repeated birth)of life2saveUs.

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Why fool,r u asking4medicine?

Youth is often blind&deaf2d oncoming oldage&death.A passionate young
person may think such warnings r4 old timers,who dont know
how2enjoy."Enjoy as much as u can while u r young becoz u live only
once"-this widespread attitude is condemned by King Kulasekhara.As per
Vedic wisdom,d present life is just1 in a series of countless lives
v'll experience&have experienced in countless bodies.This body's
beauty is fleeting&@last d body must succumb2death after its 100s of
joints have stiffened with old age.So why fool r u asking4medicine?
Just take d Names of Lord Krsna,1 cure that never fails -MM#37

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Song of the Soul!

Been a prisoner for aeons
Even Forgot being bound by the bars
Never found a way to protest for release nor did I know me being bound
What once seemed nectar found to be only venom

There appeared an Angel releasing the bound
Those that followed Him got an easy way out
By my own way I found it impossible to get the going
But He does the magic to turn the bars of war into Weapon of Love to
Win the God of Love!

Seeing the Ray of Hope to go all the way out&see myself free
Patching up the holes of the heart with Devotional Service to fill with
nectarean love
Cry of the soul is getting dry by the warmth of the Mercy
Heart breaks to see my fellow prisoners not knowing Him&the magic

Tragic was the time without His magic which keeps me stay myself
The lazy didnt learn the magic but say it's not worth it is!
I got my mind,set to learn the magic to let me live&show them the path
of Love that I learn from Him
Awaiting that day of my release which is predictable in the wheel of
time in His calendar!


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INSPIRATION

 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011-Akrura Das, Gita Coaching
 
 
navyavad dhridaye yaj jno

brahmaitad brahma-vadibhih

na muhyanti na socanti

na hrishyanti yato gatah

SYNONYMS

navya-vat -- ever-increasingly fresh; hridaye -- in the heart; yat -- as; jnah -- the supreme knower, Paramatma; brahma -- Brahman; etat -- this; brahma-vadibhih -- by the advocates of the Absolute Truth; na -- never; muhyanti -- are bewildered; na -- never; socanti -- lament; na -- never; hrishyanti -- are jubilant; yatah -- when; gatah -- have attained.

TRANSLATION

Always engaging in the activities of devotional service, devotees feel ever-increasingly fresh and new in all their activities. The all-knower, the Supersoul within the heart of the devotee, makes everything increasingly fresh. This is known as the Brahman position by the advocates of the Absolute Truth. In such a liberated stage [brahma-bhuta], one is never bewildered. Nor does one lament or become unnecessarily jubilant. This is due to the brahma-bhuta situation.

PURPORT

A devotee is inspired by the Supersoul within the heart to advance in devotional service in a variety of ways. The devotee does not feel hackneyed or stereotyped, nor does he feel that he is in a stagnant position. In the material world, if one engages in chanting a material name, he will feel tired after chanting a few times. However, one can chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra all day and night and never feel tired. As chanting is increased, it will come out new and fresh. Srila Rupa Gosvami said that if he could somehow get millions of ears and tongues, then he could relish spiritual bliss by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. There is really nothing uninspiring for a highly advanced devotee. In Bhagavad-gita the Lord says that He is situated in everyone's heart and that He helps the living entity forget and remember. By the grace of the Lord, the devotee gets inspiration.

tesham satata-yuktanam

bhajatam priti-purvakam

dadami buddhi-yogam tam

yena mam upayanti te

"To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me." (Bg. 10.10)

As stated (kusala-karmanam), those engaged in auspicious activities in devotional service are guided by the Supersoul, described in this verse as jna, one who knows everything, past, present and future. The Supersoul gives instructions to the sincere, unalloyed devotee on how he can progress more and more in approaching the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Srila Jiva Gosvami in this connection says that the Supersoul, the plenary expansion of the Personality of Godhead, exists in everyone's heart, but in the heart of the devotee He reveals Himself as ever-increasingly new. Being inspired by Him, the devotee experiences increased transcendental bliss in the execution of his devotional service.


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