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    Doctrine of Surrender
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    Jagannathan
    Surrendering to God, adopting HIM as the only means to liberation from this material cycle & bondage and following the prescribed methods to realize HIM is the cornerstone of Vaishnava philosophy. There have been many instances and varying methods of total surrender unto the Lotus Feet of the Lord.

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    Stick On To Your Prescribed Duties
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    Karthik
    Long ago, there lived an ass and a dog, which belonged to a washerman of Varanasi. One day, the washerman returned home at night after a laborious day. Being very tired, he forgot to give dinner to the dog. A few hours later, a thief entered the washerman's house and started looting the house.

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    Krishna Consciousness Is All Inclusive
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    Vrajavihari Krishna Das
    Srila Prabhupad has also given punching statement " The transcedental message of the Absolute is not understandable by those who are materialy absorbed".

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    Hare Krishna Maha Mantra - The ultimate Panacea
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    Rajesh
    We have seen practically that as soon as we chant Hare Krishna, we give up all the lower tendencies and start leading a pure way of life. The nature of mind and importance of chanting can be illustrated through the following story.

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    Beginning of Real Devotional service
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    Sajjana Priya Krishna Das
    We put tilak and wear dhoti and kurta and after initiation we get names and we tend to think we are advanced in devotional service. This is only illusion. The initiation is the beginning process of Krishna consciousness and then we have to purify our existence to advance in devotional service.

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    How to get rid of Miseries
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    Poorna Prajna Das
    Human life is full of miseries. Srimad Bhagavatam suggests an easy way to overcome the unavoidable miseries. In third canto seventh chapter thirteenth verse sage Maitreya is replying to Vidura's inquiry.

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    Increasing the Spiritual Flow
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    Vaijayantimala devi dasi
    These are the activities of sense gratification carried on by us. This goes on automatically according to our own efforts backed by destiny. This may result in either enjoyment or suffering, sometimes a very comfortable situation and sometimes not a comfortable situation.

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    Remembering Our Original Position
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    Karthik

    Dear Prabhujis and Mathajis,

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    Cheerfulness
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In our New Vrindavan the cows are giving more milk than others because they know we shall not kill them. They are happy. You'll get from Bhagavatam.

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    By Hook or Crook
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    Murlidhara das
    In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 7.1.31 the practical examples of how different people were thinking of Krishna is given . In that verse Naradji explains that, the gopis by their lusty desires, Kamsa by his fear, Shishupla and other kings by envy, the Yadus by their familial relationship with Krsna

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    Religious rituals
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    Shyamasundar das
    Having followed religious-formalities for a long time, a burning problem struck in me after initiation, as to whether I should continue to perform my age old South Indian traditional customs of doing religious rituals to my forefathers, parents or not.

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    The Effect of Austerity and Penance
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    Prabhupadananda Das

    Dear Vaishnavas,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

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    Misuse of Free Will
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    Yogeshwara Krishna Das
    It is explained in Kathopnishad, "nityo nityaanaam, cetanaas cetanaanaam eko bahunaam yo vidadhati kamaan". The Supreme Personality of Godhead is one amongst many, many souls who are all subordinate to Him.

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    Lethargy
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So our duty, persons who are Krishna consciousness, engaged in Krishna consciousness, they should always know that everything is to be done by Krishna. We cannot do anything without Krishna's sanction. But still, we have to do our own duty.

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    Who Can Give Shelter ?
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    L. Harikumar
    Here the word "sharanam" is very significant- meaning surrender. All the acharyas have explained the meaning of surrender and its various aspects (In the Nectar of Devotion it is explained in detail). The person to whom we should surrender is very important.

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    False Ego - Illusion
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    Prabhupadananda Das
    Initially, Arjuna considering himself as the doer of action desired not to fight. His desire came through his false ego. The previous verse (18.16) says one who thinks himself the only doer is not intelligent.

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    The Only Object of Worship
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    Sriram Prashant

    Dear Prabhujis and Maathajis,

    Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble pranams! All Glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev!

    In Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.28 and 1.2.29 Suta Goswami says,

    vaasudeva-paraa vedaa vaasudeva-paraa makhaah
    vaasudeva-paraa yoga vaasudeva-paraah kriyaah
    vaasudeva-param jnyaanam vaasudeva-param tapah
    vaasudeva-paro dharmo vaasudeva-paraa gatih

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    Re: Expert Management
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    Padma Sambhava das
    Who would leave the United State of America to go back to India unless he is mad. Mad after Guru, Krishna, Sadhu and the Sankirtan Yajna. Your insanity and your love for Guru has inspired me to write this little note to say how I appreciate the wonderful selfless service that you are doing for your Guru.

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    Expert Management
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    When I was in the US last year, one of my devotee friend who had his family setup here in India, kept telling me that life is very bad in India and he is really struggling very much to perform devotional service. I told him that it is not so, it is only our mind that is giving all these justifications

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    Bringing up children in Krishna Consciousness
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Childhood days are crucial part of one's life and incidents which happen during that phase make a great impact in the life of an  individual. Children depend on the parents and elders at home and tend to believe that whatever they do is correct. They also start imitating their parents.

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    Green grass and Yellow grass
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Kunti Maharani too has very nicely explained to us the importance of remaining attached to Sri Krishna  in Srimad Bhagavatham Canto 1 Chapter 8, wherein she offers a series of prayers to Lord Krishna when He is about to return to Dwaraka after the Kurukshetra war.

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    Life of a sincere devotee
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    Sri Ramachandra Das
    H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj would quote a very well-known example of the above two qualities while being in Krsna Consciousness. He would say that when devotees go on Harinam, they chant the holy names of the Lord repeatedly.

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    Testimony of the Demigods
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    Prasanthatma das
    Many of us have fear lurking in our mind that if we don't worship demigods they may punish us. That means we don't have full faith in the statements of Krishna. The residents of Vrindavana headed by Nanda Maharaj decided to worship Indra.

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    Charity in Devotional Service
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    In this world, it is easier to live alone in one sense - there won't be any unnecessary misgivings or expectations. But as soon as two or more persons get together, there is immediately expectation among each other as to what the other person should do for us.

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    Individual Responsibility
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    Vaijayantimala devi dasi
    Most of the living entities have the natural tendency to be in a group. We always find a feeling of emotional security, love, comfort and recognition when we are part of a group. That is why we always try to create and take shelter of society, friendship and families, through which we seek pleasure, happiness and protection.

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    Vish + Raam = Vishraam
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    Kalacakra Krsna das

    Dear Vaishnavas,

    Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

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    Atmanivedanam
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    While translating the word atma-nivedanam, Srila Prabhupada has specified it as serving Him with body, mind and words. Krishna is the source of our strength to perform activities using this body,  for our mind to think and function properly and for ability to speak using our mouth.

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    Attachment
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    As I have been relishing the sublime pastimes of Srila Prabhupada through the biographies and memories written about him by his disciples, so many amazing instructions are being revealed through those narrations.

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    Re: Relationship of wife with her husband
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    Manohar Krishna Das
    Divorce is an expression of extreme apathy, impatience, intolerance, disrespect, lack of love and selfishness. The misunderstood couple do not understand the basic fact that their children go through great emotional and mental sufferings.

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    Service Without Pride and Expectation
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    When we perform devotional service, we often tend to 'feel good' about what we have done, even though we would have done the most insignificant seva. This 'feeling good' often times spills over into 'feeling proud' of our own deeds.

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    The Spiritual Master is Non-different From His Instructions
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    Murlidhara das
    In Srimad Bhagavatam there are wonderful examples of relationship between spiritual master and disciple. One such powerful example is that of Mother Devahuti and her son Kapila muni who is none other than the Supreme Personality of Godhead.