Bhakti Yoga-Devotional Service to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna

Bhakti Yoga-Devotional Service to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna
Gopis performing Devotional Service to the Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishna

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Ekadasi Prasadam- Moraya upma, Baked potatoes, dry fruits


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Satisfy your desires?


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Teva sandals, karma, and a fashion slave


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If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditioned life by My grace


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Text 58

"If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditioned life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost."


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Dinesh

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What kind of devotees are they?

Krishna: I supply all necessities for My devotees.


Arjuna: what kind of devotees are they, Krishna? They are expecting you to get their necessities fulfilled


Krishna: They don't ask Me but out of love I Myself personally take care of them and supply all they need. I maintain universes, this is not a big deal for Me.


-From HH.Purnachandra Goswami's BG dialogue recital.


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Dinesh

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Double functions that are mandatory for Conditioned souls

A conditioned soul has to act for double functions—namely for the maintenance of the body and again for self-realization. Social status, mental development, cleanliness, austerity, nourishment and the struggle for existence are all for the maintenance of the body. The self-realization part of one's activities is executed in one's occupation as a devotee of the Lord, and one performs actions in that connection also. One must perform these two different functions along parallel lines, because a conditioned soul cannot give up the maintenance of his body. The proportion of activities for maintenance of the body decreases, however, in proportion to the increase in devotional service. 

As long as the proportion of devotional service does not come to the right point, there is a chance for an occasional exhibition of worldliness.
 
But it should be noted that such worldliness cannot continue for long because, by the grace of the Lord, such imperfections will come to an end very shortly. Therefore the path of devotional service is the only right path. If one is on the right path, even an occasional occurrence of worldliness does not hamper one in the advancement of self-realization."
- Isopanishad Mantra 17

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Miseries infer and remind our incompatibility with matter

The miseries of this material world serve to indirectly remind us of our incompatibility with dead matter. Intelligent living entities generally take note of these reminders and engage themselves in the culture of vidyā, or transcendental knowledge. Human life is the best opportunity for the culture of spiritual knowledge, and a human being who does not take advantage of this opportunity is called a narādhama, the lowest of human beings.-
Iso Mantra 11


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Dinesh

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He is near for the surrendered but far beyond reach for the unsurrendered souls

In the Bhagavad-gītā (4.11) the Lord says that how He treats His devotee depends on the devotee's degree of surrender. The Lord reserves the right not to reveal Himself to anyone and everyone but to show Himself only to those souls who surrender unto Him. Thus for the surrendered soul He is always within reach, whereas for the unsurrendered soul He is far, far away and cannot be approached.
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Dinesh

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We cant limit God with our Limited Capcity of understanding

Men are accustomed to reaching conclusions according to their capacity for understanding, but the Supreme Lord is not subject to our limited capacity for understanding. It is for this reason that the Upaniṣads warn us that no one can approach the Lord by his own limited potency.- Isopanishad Mantra 4 purport.

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Dont miss this ecstatic kirtan - Two big kirtaniyas together:Gauravani and Sri Prahlad


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[srilaprabhupadanectar] Remembering Srila Prabhupada - A real sannyasi


 

A real sannyasi

Notes on sannyasa from The Perfection of Yoga, pages 48 50

According to Vedic culture, there are four stages of life. Finally he gives up both wife and children and remains alone to cultivate Krsna consciousness and that stage is called sannyasa, or the renounced order of life. Yet Krsna indicates that for a sannyasi, renunciation is not all. In addition, there must be some duty. What is the duty of a sannyasi, for one who has renounced family life and no longer has material obligations? His duty is a most responsible one: it is to work for Krsna. Moreover, this is the real duty for everyone in all stages of life.

In everyone's life there are two duties: one is to serve the illusion, and the other is to serve the reality. When one serves the reality, he is a real sannyasi. When one serves the illusion, he is deluded by maya.

One who is unattached to the fruits of his work and who works as he is obligated is in the renounced order of life, and he is the true mystic, not he who lights no fire and performs no work.' (Bg. 6.1) Everyone is working and expecting some result. One may ask what is the purpose of working if no result is expected? A remuneration or salary is always demanded by the worker. But here Krsna indicates that one can work out of a sense of duty alone, not expecting the results of his activities. If one works in this way, then he is actually a sannyasi; he is in the renounced order of life.

Everyone serves, therefore better to serve reality. This is the platform of knowledge. By sannyasa, the renounced order of life, we refer to one who has come to this platform. Sannyasa is a question of realization, not social status.

Vasudevah sarvam iti after many births, when one comes to the platform of real knowledge, he 'surrenders unto Me' Why many births? If the ultimate goal of life is to surrender to Krsna, why hesitate? Why not surrender immediately? When one comes to understand that point of surrender, he becomes a real sannyasi. Krsna never forces. surrender is a result of transcendental love.


- From "ISKCON In The 1970s" by HH Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami



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Krishna Prasadam- Vegetable Brinji Rice steamed in coconut milk, Cucumber


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Seeing Krishna in wine!

Even if a man appreciates Krishna in the taste of a wine when drinking, he will still get purified. That's the mercy of The Lord for conditioned souls like us- Srila Prabhupada




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Dinesh

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Krishna Prasadam-idlis, Panneer mutter and sweet corn


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Connect with the central point Krishna to get connected to every atom


If we are in harmony with the will of The Lord, everything for our maintenance is automatically taken care of. You never know who He will inspire from the heart to send you helpers in your challenges. Since every being is a part and parcel of Krishna, if we love Krishna we automatically love everyone and we can feel the reciprocation of every being differently to us from then on. This is a science.



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Dinesh

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Hare Krishna World Report!


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Festival of Inspiration New Vrindavan H.H.Yadunath Prabhu


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Sridham Mayapur Darshan Today

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Radhastami Darshan - Chicago


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Krishna Prasadam - Kichiri and Pappad


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Sri Sri Radha Madhava and Pancha Tattva

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