Thus the seventh pregnancy of Devaki signifies the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. After the six sons Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and Matsarya are killed, the Shesha incarnation (Lord Balarama) creates a suitable situation for the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In other words, when one awakens his natural Krsna consciousness, Lord Krsna appears.
One day we will be alone, particularly in old age, when we have no one but the four walls as our companions. And then death. If whole life we are not training ourselves to be alone, then when the day comes, it will be intolerable."
follow while preaching.
Unflinching faith in chanting the Holy Names.
To remain patient but at the same time continue with service-even if there is not a good response.
Importance of Humility, Gravity and Peacefulness especially while chanting.
So the point we have to understand is that we are always looking for short-term benefits whereas Krishna is looking after our long-term welfare. Best is to submit to the will of the Lord whatever it may be (daiva labdhena santosha) and our heads must be in understanding Srimad Bhagavatam and putting it into practice.
We are not capable of doing anything without Krsnas mercy even though it may as trivial as this experience of mine and
There is a purpose behind everything that happens in our lives which is beyond our very limited capacity to understand and
The best thing to do is to humbly carry on rendering loving devotional service to Krsna to the best of our abilities.
Krishna Himself lists four kinds of mixed devotees who come to Him (BG 7.16) - the distressed (aarthah), the desirer for wealth (artharthi), the inquisitive(jijnasu) and he who is in search for knowledge(jnani).
In our daily routine, if we hear this Krsna katha, the result will be that all the dirty things in the heart, accumulated life after life, will be cleared out. As a matter of fact, we will see that we are no longer in ignorance or in passion, but are situated in the mode of goodness.
He was very fond of seeing many books published to spread the Krsna consciousness movement. Therefore our society, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has been formed to execute the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.
Please accept my humble obeisances, All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!
I came across this wonderful excerpt, while reading Mantra Seventeen of Sri Isopanisad. It actually tells us how or rather what our activities should be like for Devotional Service! i.e nine principles of Devotional Service!
Devotional service to the Lord consists essentially of nine transcendental activities:
Our Vedic culture is spread all over the world. There are several undeniable proofs, that are revealed over the years by various researchers and archeologists and several books have been written on it.
every householder must offer food to the Lord, and the result will be that everyone, even a company of guests numbering ten thousand, will be satisfied because of the Lord's being satisfied. That is the way of devotional service.
Actually in the shastras it is said that the Lord is the original physician. The yajur veda states, "bhiṣak tvām" (you're the physician). The Lord is a very special physician because He is the doctor for both material and spiritual diseases.
I have been writing the above statement for every mail all these years, but I haven't yet realized what "humble obeisances" mean. Srimad Bhagavatam has a beautiful verse (4.9.47) that revealed to me the true meaning of humility through a very simple example of "water".