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31 Messages
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    Dovetail
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    If you practice in your life, while you are human being, you, if you utilize your life in that way, then at the end, when you give up this body, you go back to Godhead for eternal life, eternal bliss, eternal knowledge, and live happily, without any material miseries.

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    Absolute Dependence - A Unique Quality of Bhakti
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    The last punch she gave from SB 1.9.22 is a trademark punch by Srila Prabhupada. It reminded me of a very interesting comparison that Srila Prabhupada gave once between the examples of Cat-Kitten and the Monkey/baby monkey to explain the subtle difference in consciousness between the yogis and the bhaktas.

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    Condition of Absolute Dependence
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    "A living entity is so made by the will of the Almighty that he is most happy when placing himself in a condition of absolute dependence."

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    Re: Bhakti Will Build Temple
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    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    He also multiplied the compassion and bhakti a million times by sharing it with others and empowering them with the same. It was a business with no expenditure but only profit.

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    Tolerance and chanting
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    Govind
    whenever I get the feeling of dislike or get insulted I imagine myself touching the feet of the person and asking for forgiveness.

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    Bhakti Will Build Temple
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    "Dwarkadish is building the temple and not us. Our job is only to lovingly study Bhagavatam and speak Bhagavatam to whoever come to us. Dwarkadish will take care of building His temple!"  

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    Quivering mind
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    Suhrt Krsna Das
    all living entities including devotees indulge in many abominable activities to obtain fame, power, riches, followers etc. This happens due to the unlimited desires in our mind that are manifested due to its being in contact with the material nature.

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    Chanting of the Holy Names - BERAU
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    Govind
    "In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies." as, "Investment - means you put something into it and get profit." 

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    Satisfaction
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
      Satisfaction depends on our level of acceptance of any given situation or result.

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    Tolerance
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    We all know how important is the quality 'tolerance' for the advancement in our spiritual life. I recently heard a wonderful explanation of this character in a lecture by H H Mahavishnu Goswami maharaj

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    "I am No Crane"
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    The occupation may be one he is born to in society or it may have been forced on him by circumstances or he may have taken it by choice but what really matters is the spirit of sinceriety and faithfulness with which he does his life's work. Vyasa Bhagavan emphasises this great truth

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    Secret of Srila Prabhupada's Success
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    "The secret of success in spiritual life is in satisfying the spiritual master and thereby getting his sincere blessings." 

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    The Jungle Book
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    Satyanarayanan
     Satyanarayanan prabhuji has made the following nice analogy from the jungle book story. 

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    The Transcendental Mellow
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Nrsimha-Prahlad Carita is one of the most powerful, potent and pleasing pastime in Srimad Bhagavatam. There are so many intricate transcendental points in the pastime that gets revealed to us, as we go deeper and deeper into the ocean of nectar

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    Love, Peace and Harmony
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    On the day of her leaving she made a beautiful chart along with some of her friends, with drawings of Krishna and in that chart she had written this following poem.

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    Re:Devotee's heart
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    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    So a devotee does not display any gimmicks or exhibits material powers to conquer people. He conquers and transforms them by his mercy and compassion. And this is the greatest and unique quality of a pure devotee.

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    Tirthi Kurvanti Tirthani
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
       "It is said, tirthi-kurvanti tirthani. A tirtha, or holy place, is a place where great saintly personalities visit or reside. Although the holy places were already places of pilgrimage, they were all purified by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's visit.

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    Greatest Charity
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "To award fearlessness to the common man is the greatest act of charity." 

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    No more embarrassment
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    we in the material world, are leading a life of revolt against the Supreme Personality of Godhead, trying to maintain the status quo by keeping pace with relatives and friends forgetting that our real status quo is to be the eternal servant of Krishna

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    Samsara Dhava
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    The cloud receives his potency from the ocean. Therefore the spiritual master also receives his power from the ocean of spiritual quality, that is, from the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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    Minimum needs with Maximum Devotional Service
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    Rajesh Ganatra
    H.H. Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj gave a punching remark -  "Bhagavat-dharma meansMinimum needs with maximum devotional service."

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    Srila Prabhupada Lila
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    I recently heard an amazing pastime of Srila Prabhupada from a lecture given by (late) HG Tribhuvanath prabhu in 1999 at Bhaktivedanta Manor: 

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    A Report on the Second Annual Ratha-yatra in Minneapolis
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    The following is a brief(!!) report on the recent Ratha-yatra festival celebrated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please read it if you have ample time. :)

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    Srila Prabhupada's mercy
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    "We have to unfold Srila Prabhupada to this world!". Srila Prabhupada's lectures, books, conversations, letters and all of his dealings are so nectarian that we can talk forever about them. In every action he was very personal in his attitude

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    Sixteen Rounds
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Why should we chant sixteen rounds ? Why not ten ? Why not eight ?" or "What is the significance of that number sixteen ?".

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    devotees' heart !
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    Kishore.
    Question: Why devotees are very light and soft-hearted ? Answer: Water is so light and soft. The lotus flower is floating in water. So it must be lighter than water. In that lotus flower, Mother Lakshmi is seated. Imagine how ligher She should be ? And Mother Lakshmi is seated in the heart of the Supreme Lord Hari. Imagine how soft His heart should be ? And the all merciful Lord is situated in the heart of pure devotees. How light and soft their heart must be ?

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    More Embarrassment
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    we are trying to satisfy our senses in so many ways, all our lives. But when we are dying, these senses can do nothing to save us. So what do we gain by satisfying them ? If we do not realize this point, then we will be utterly wasting our time in satisfying the unwanted desires of our minds and senses and we will have to feel embarrassed at some point in our lives.

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    Embarrassment
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    Ambrish das
    During my recent conversation with Maharaj, Maharaj gave me nice instructions on how the material energy will try to disturb us, but we should keep our sAdhana steady and thereby make progress in our devotional life and become transcendental to all such material pangs.

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    Embarrassment
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    Ambarisha Das
    How one can always think of the Lord in regard to His fame,fame,quality,etc. if one is embarrassed by thoughts of family affairs?. He gives some very practical examples like everyone in material world is full of thoughts of how to maintain his family, protect his wealth, how to keep pace with friends and relatives etc.

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    Lord Nrsimhadev ki Jai!!!
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    The lion is very fearsome for other animals, but its cubs are not at all afraid of the lion. The water of the sea is certainly dreadful for all living entities on the land, but within the sea even the small fish is unafraid. Why? Because the small fish has taken shelter of the big ocean.

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    Re: Lord Nrsimhadev ki Jai!!!
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    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    Here the word "krpanah vatsala" is very significant. Though the Lord appears fearful, He is merciful to everyone including the miserly persons who're bereft of interest in spiritual life. In this great avatar, He tore the demon into pieces and He protected prahlad