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    The Art of Living
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    Poorna Pragna Das
    Everyone knows the nature of the mind, sometimes accepting one thing, again rejecting it, sankalpa-vikalpa. This is the quality of the mind or nature of the mind. Sometimes the mind is jumping over sattva-guna, sometimes on the rajo-guna, and sometime on the tamo- guna.

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    Pain and Prayer
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    Author
    Kalacakra das
    Gajendra had been forcefully captured by the crocodile in the water and was feeling acute pain, but when he saw that Narayana, wielding His disc, was coming in the sky on the back of Garuda, he immediately took a lotus flower in his trunk, and with great difficulty due to his painful condition, he uttered the following words: "O my Lord, Narayana, master of the universe, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You."

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    Gajendra's Prayers
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    Author
    Vaijayantimala devi dasi
    The glories of the Kartika month is discussed exhaustively in Padma Purana and Skanda Purana. Among the various austerities and activities we may undertake  during this month, one is the reading of the episode of Gajendra's liberation from Srimad Bhagavatam.

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    The Position of Guru
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    The fact is, however, that by the grace of  Krishna's omnipotence, the so called stone statue of the Deity is directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and the body of the spiritual master is directly spiritual.

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    Transcendental Letter from Diary
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    Author
    Samanjas Das
    While browsing through an old but pricesless diary of Maharaj containing his writings in the early 80s, I came across this interesting, inspiring and sweet letter which he seemed to have written to a devotee residing in London though it appears not to have been mailed out eventually.

  • Topic
    Maturity
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    Author
    Kalacakra das
    O Narada [the Lord spoke], I regret that during this lifetime you will not be able to see Me anymore. Those who are incomplete in service and who are not completely free from all material taints can hardly see Me.  

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    Do not Fall Down Again
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    Author
    Muralidhara das
     If one takes to KC , in the beginning there will be many disturbance caused by maya , the material energy of illusion. Maya will test us to see firmly we are fixed in KC. Because she is also an agent of Krsna, she dose not allow anyone the freedom to disturb Krsna.

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    Re: Vedic Remnants
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    Kalacakra das
    The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit  word 'navgatih'. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit - 'Nou'.

  • Topic
    Kartika Month
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    Svayam Sphuraty Krishna das
    The glories of Damodar month or Kartika month have been given in detail in Padam Purana and Skanda Purana. Also, these Puranas describe the benefits of undertaking vratas and performing devotional activities during Kartika month.

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    Chanting and Meetings
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    Svayam Sphuraty Krishna das
    "This chanting should go on. Instead of meetings, resolutions, dissolutions, revolutions and then no solutions, there should be chanting."

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    Calling Dr. Love ( the Dr. is Calling )
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    Author
    Bhagavadashraya das
    The Spirtual medicine may seem painful or distasteful to us at the time, like getting a shot, or having to suck down ill flavoured medicine is to a child. But if we do not take it the pain will only increase and persist to plague us .

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    Re: The Sincere Worker in Krishna Consciousness
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    Viraja Krsna das
    Indra wanted to gain victory over Vrtrasura and thereby become happy, but that would not at all be happiness.  By killing Vrtrasura, Indra would not actually gain; he would remain in the material world for repeated birth and death. Vrtrasura, however, would go to the spiritual world. Therefore victory was destined for Vrtrasura, not for Indra.

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    Preaching
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    Author
    Suk Shah
    one gets the seed of bhakti from another bhakta. When one meets a devotee carrying bhakti in his/her heart, one is entitled to receive that seed of bhakti if one responds favorably to that association, irrespective of what their previous pious / impious credits are.

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    The Sincere Worker in Krishna Consciousness
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    Author
    Devakinandana Das
    O Indra, no one is guaranteed of being always victorious but the original enjoyer, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Bhagavan. He is the cause of creation, maintenance and dissolution, and He knows everything. Being dependent and being obliged to accept material bodies, belligerent subordinates are sometimes victorious and sometimes defeated.

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    Bhakti is the cause of Bhakti
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    Author
    Purnacandra Das
    If a person takes to Krishna consciousness based on his or her prior karma, then what is the need to preach to them? Is that why there is no really no concept of preaching in Hinduism?

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    Mahatma
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    Author
    Purna-prajna das
    The word mahatma refers to those who are broadminded.The opposite of broadminded is cripple-minded. Cripple minded persons always engaged in satisfying their senses.One may argue saying that I never intend to satisfy my senses.

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    Humility
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    Author
    Kalacakra das
    One should chant the holy names of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street. One should be more tolerant than a tree devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer all respects to others. In such a state of mind, one can chant the holy names of the Lord, constantly." 

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    Vedic Remnants
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    Author
    Kalacakra das
    Maharaj gave some interesting findings of how many modern languages like English were transformed from Sanskrit. I am putting them down here for your pleasure.

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    King Alexander - The Slave
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    Author
    Bhagavad ashraya das
    There is an amusing story concerning Alexander, the Great. When he came to India, he found that the Indians were a race of brave, fearless people. He made friends with them. When he was about to return to his country, he remembered that his people had asked him to bring to them an Indian yogi.

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    Alexander meets his match ...
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    Bhagavadashraya das
    How can this Alexander be the King of Earth as long as he remains subject to the King of Death? And what can he offer me when my mother the Earth already supplies and provides everything I need ? I have no possessions that I need to protect, so I sleep peacefully at night.

  • Topic
    Niti Shastra
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    Author
    Radhajivan das
    Just as a calf goes to its mother, seeking her out from among thousands of cows, so every action follows the doer.

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    Sincerity - The Most Powerful Virtue
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    Author
    Muralidhara das
    There are many reasons why we should be sincere. First, Vaishnava is truthful how can he lie that he is so and so advanced ? Second and more important is that we forget many times that Lord Krsna is the witness of all our activities from time immemorial and as a father knows his child, Lord also knows us better than we do, instead of lying to ourselves and to others also, better be sincere and pray to the Lord to help us so that we can overcome all impediments which are imposed upon us in different forms by material nature.

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    Eat Prasadam not Just Food
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    Purnacandra Das
    On my way to work today I was listening to one of Prabhupada's Hindi audio tape. Prabhupada was emphasising the importance of being vegetarian. Earlier he spoke strongly against meat eating and bluntly called those who indulged in meating eating as persons bereft of intelligence. Prabhupada was extremely critical of meat eaters and made that very clear in no uncertain terms. 

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    Crooked Disciples
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    Author
    Muralidhara das
    Therefore the mahajanas have said that one who is very serious and eager to achieve perfection in his human birth, that is krsna-bhakti, should cultivate simplicity. Simplicity is Vaishnavism. Those who are real vaisnavas are simple by nature.

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    Greed
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    Author
    Kalacakra das
    Hare Krishna Prabhujis an Matajis,

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    Spiritual Realization
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    Sarvaishwarya Krishna Das
    In this pastime, there is a mentioning about a bridge, which was built between Rameshwaram (India) and Srilankan coast under the supervision of Lord Sri Rama who is the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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    Always Chant
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    Author
    Svayam Sphuraty Krishna das
    Even when you are walking, you can softly chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, or even when you are on the bus going to somewhere you can also chant.  When you are working with your hands you can also chant, and when you are resting or going to take rest you can also chant.