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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What's the use?








What's the use of all facilities of householder life? What's the use of being a good husband or wife? What's the use of good children? What's the use of doing all occupational duties and household activities perfectly if all of these things doesn't invoke faith and devotion to Lord Krishna 


Yours
Dinesh

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these foods have acquired extraordinary tastes and uncommon fragrances. Just taste them and see the difference in the experience!

Lord Caitanya said of prasadam, "Everyone hastasted these foods before. However, now that they have been prepared for Krishna and offered to Him with devotion, these foods have acquired extraordinary tastes and uncommon fragrances. Just taste them and see the difference in the experience! Apart from thetaste, even the fragrance pleases the mind and makes one forget any other fragrance. Therefore one should know that the spiritual nectar of Krsna's lips must have touched these ordinary foods and imparted to them all their transcendental qualities."
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This Universe is Highly personal

Nature is not acting on it's own but under the supervision of the Supreme Lord and 33 billion administrative agents called Demi gods who are assisting in the execution of this material Universes.

Foolish men as we see in the west are unable to see this and think, under certain conditions of pressure and temperature things are changing in the world and they think they are very advanced and talk only of the immediate cause of a nature's wrath like tornado or tsunami.

Mother Nature is furious because of the misuse of resources and Violent killing of innocent animals. Her anger is expressed in the form of these various natural disasters.
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You do not know! Pujari must know how the Deities are feeling




I remember Srila Prabhupada one time he entered into the temple and he asked the pujari, "How are the Deities? How are the Deities feeling today?" And the pujari looked little bewildered. "You do not know! Pujari must know how the Deities are feeling" That the pujari should be so sincere that the Deity should reveal His mind. Since the pujari is revealing his mind to the Deity, the Deity will reveal His mind to the pujari. Just like when Sanatana Goswami was worshipping his Deity, he said. "Why don't you give me a little salt in the bread?" Because he was just making the wheat balls and throw them in the charcoal as they were. So very austere type of what do you call? Canon balls! So Deity was saying, "If I could just have a little salt. I know that you are very poor, butter is very difficult to come by, but a little salt!" Sanatana Goswami said, "If I start giving salt then the next thing will be butter, then You will want vegetable and then I will have to get a job. (Devotees laugh)There is no end to it. So You should just excuse otherwise it will end up that I won't be able to perform the other services, I have to write, I have to serve my Guru's orders, I have to excavate these holy places so many things! If I have to go out and get salt and everything then it will be very difficult." Of course then eventually Lord Krsna sent a salt merchant with a whole shipload of salt. So Sanatana Goswami could at least put a little salt in his bread. The salt merchant was stuck and by Sanatana Goswami's blessing he was able to be freed and he built one big temple for Madanamohan.

- HH.Jayapataka Swami 

http://jpsarchives.net/sites/default/files/audio/19800430_Srimad_Bhagavatam_4.17.9_What_Am_I_Not_Able_to_Surr.mp3


Yours
Dinesh

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"By the Mercy of Guru we get Krsna and By the mercy of Krsna we get a Guru"

"By the Mercy of Guru we get Krsna and By the mercy of Krsna we get a Guru"

SB Canto 4
This is explained in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta. Guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja, by the grace of the spiritual master and Kṛṣṇa, one can enter into devotional service.
SB 4.8.25, Purport: When Dhruva Mahārāja was talking with his mother, Sunīti, of all the incidents that had taken place in the palace, Nārada was not present. Thus the question may be raised how Nārada overheard all these topics. The answer is that Nārada is trikāla-jña; he is so powerful that he can understand the past, future and present of everyone's heart, just like the Supersoul, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore, after understanding the strong determination of Dhruva Mahārāja, Nārada came to help him. It may be explained in this way: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is present in everyone's heart, and as soon as He understands that a living entity is serious about entering devotional service, He sends His representative. In this way Nārada was sent to Dhruva Mahārāja. This is explained in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta. Guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja: (CC Madhya 19.151) by the grace of the spiritual master and Kṛṣṇa, one can enter into devotional service. Because of Dhruva Mahārāja's determination, Kṛṣṇa, the Supersoul, immediately sent His representative, Nārada, to initiate him.

A sincere devotee is always helped directly or indirectly by the spiritual master and the Supersoul. This is confirmed in Caitanya-caritāmṛta: guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja.
SB 4.28.52, Purport: When the brāhmaṇa asked the woman who the man lying on the floor was, she answered that he was her spiritual master and that she was perplexed about what to do in his absence. At such a time the Supersoul immediately appears, provided the devotee is purified in heart by following the directions of the spiritual master. A sincere devotee who follows the instructions of the spiritual master certainly gets direct instructions from his heart from the Supersoul. Thus a sincere devotee is always helped directly or indirectly by the spiritual master and the Supersoul. This is confirmed in Caitanya-caritāmṛta: guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja (CC Madhya 19.151). If the devotee serves his spiritual master sincerely, Kṛṣṇa automatically becomes pleased



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Yours
Dinesh

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Vaiṣṇava's dog

SB Canto 4

Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura offers to become a Vaiṣṇava's dog. A dog always keeps himself at his master's door and does not allow any person unfavorable to the master to enter. Similarly, one should engage in the service of a Vaiṣṇava and try to please him in every respect.
SB 4.29.30-31, Purport

The living entity's position is herein likened to a dog's. By chance a dog may have a very rich owner, and by chance he may become a street dog. As the dog of a rich man, he will live very opulently. Sometimes in Western countries we hear of a master leaving millions of dollars to a dog in his will. Of course, there are many dogs loitering in the street without food. Therefore, to liken the conditional existence of the living entity to that of a dog is very appropriate. An intelligent human being, however, can understand that if he has to live the life of a dog, he had best become Kṛṣṇa's dog. In the material world a dog is sometimes elevated and is sometimes on the street, but in the spiritual world, Kṛṣṇa's dog is perpetually, eternally happy. ŚrīlaBhaktivinoda Ṭhākura has therefore sung: vaiṣṇava ṭhākura tomāra kukura baliyā jānaha more. In this wayBhaktivinoda Ṭhākura offers to become a Vaiṣṇava's dog. A dog always keeps himself at his master's door and does not allow any person unfavorable to the master to enter. Similarly, one should engage in the service of a Vaiṣṇava and try to please him in every respect. Unless one does so, he does not make spiritual advancement.

SB Canto 7

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura also sings, "O my Lord, O Vaiṣṇava, please consider me your dog." One must become the dog of a Vaiṣṇava, a pure devotee, for a pure devotee can deliver Kṛṣṇa without difficulty.
SB 7.9.42, Purport

One can understand the science of the Supreme Personality of Godhead simply by the paramparā system. In this regard, Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura says, tāṅdera caraṇa sevi bhakta-sane vāsa: "Let me serve the lotus feet of the devotees of the Lord, and let me live with devotees." Janame janame haya, ei abhilāṣa. Following Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, one should aspire to be a servant of the Lord's servant, life after life. ŚrīlaBhaktivinoda Ṭhākura also sings, tumi ta' ṭhākura, tomāra kukura, baliyā jānaha more: "O my Lord, O Vaiṣṇava, please consider me your dog." One must become the dog of a Vaiṣṇava, a pure devotee, for a pure devotee can deliver Kṛṣṇa without difficulty. Kṛṣṇa se tomāra, kṛṣṇa dite pāra. Kṛṣṇa is the property of His pure devotee, and if we take shelter of a pure devotee, he can deliver Kṛṣṇa very easily. Prahlāda wants to engage in the service of a devotee, and therefore he prays to Kṛṣṇa, "My dear Lord, kindly give me the shelter of Your very dear devotee so that I may engage in his service and You may then be pleased." Mad-bhakta-pūjābhyadhikā (SB 11.19.21). The Lord says, "Engaging in the service of My devotee is better than trying to engage in My devotional service."


--
Your
​ servant,​
Dinesh

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Surrender to Krishna Vs autopilot by Maya



The material nature appears to us like an autopilot in the eyes of modern science. The modern scientists are able to find only the immediate cause of all that is manifested by the energies of material nature but the real fact that it is executed by the will of Krsna behind the scenes. 


When we dont act according to the will of Krishna as propounded by the acharyas and the scriptures, the illusory energy or the three modes of material nature will take over and make us serve to the illusory energy for we have failed to abide by the laws of the Supreme Lord. There are only two things, Maya or Krsna. If we fail to serve Krsna, we will go into autopilot mode where the 3 modes of material nature dictate us to act despicably and in abominable ways and that makes us to even think who is pushing us to do such and such. So act now to surrender to Krsna or get into autopilot :-) mode to serve maya.

Your Servant,
Dinesh
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