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    Identifying the Big Rocks
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    Sudarshana devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,

    Please accept my humble pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev.

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    The Six Kinds of Transformation
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Srila Prabhupada says very nicely - Everyone fears death. However, one who seeks shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead can be saved from death. Then Prabhupada is asking the question, "Does the devotee not die?" And he gives the answer also.

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    Envy is Worse than Poison
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Prahlad Maharaj has clearly explained why the saints were happy. His demoniac father was more dangerous than snake or scorpion since he was envious of Suprme Lord.  The saints knew that Lord has saved Hiranyakashipu from performing further sinful deeds by killing him.

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    "Shortcut Your Necessities"
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Krishna has provided us so many facilities in this material world.While using it for our existence, we should always remember and thank Him for the same. Also we must try to use as much as possible in His service. Instead if we forget our limitations and misuse them we are sure to suffer.

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    No Expectation Is Best Expectation
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    Shri Nikten Das
    I first came across the Sanskrit word "yoga-ksemam vahaamy aham" while I was in Bombay. It is used by the LIC (Life Insurance Corporation) for propagating their insurance policies. Until I joined the Krishna Conscious movement, I neither knew the meaning nor the origin of those words.

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    Knowing Something of Everything and Everything of Something
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When we are engaging in devotional service, we need to ensure that we don't neglect our prescribed duties. We should not be lazy and neglect work due to our lethargic attitude. We need to expertly manage our time and perform our work efficiently and spend as much time as possible in devotional service.

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    Literature Vs Litter-ature
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    With the advent of technology, now there are so many source of lierature available both in the form of books and in the internet. The vastness of these literatures bewilders our mind. There is a famous quote , "Tell me about your friend and I will say who you are".

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    Sharing the Real Knowledge
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The Lord is very much pleased with those who are "compassionate"  to other living entities  and engage themselves in  preaching about Him.  So I pray at the lotus feet of Supreme Lord Krishna to bestow this compassionate nature in all of us.

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    Power of Faith
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When we worship with trust, Lord is pleased and He would help us in reaching His abode. On the other hand lack of proper faith, will throw us in darkness of illusion and we would be drowned in the ocean of material miseries.  The following incident from Ramayana shows the power of faith.

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    Adventure of Shri Sita-Ram in Yugoslavia
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    Murlidhara das
    something extraordinary happened in my home town, we have been blessed by Shri Shri Sitadevi and Lord Ramachandra presence here in the land of mlechas and yavanas where 90% of population are muslims, where we are very few devotees - without temple and deities.

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    Guru Purnima
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    Suhrit Krishna Das
    One can achieve the nucleus of the devotional service of the Lord by the mercy of the spiritual master and the Personality of Godhead. The spiritual master is the manifested representative of the Lord to help one achieve ultimate success.

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    Association of Pure Devotee
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Srila Prabhupada influenced everyone he was with. Traveling with him was an enlightening experience. While visiting various temples, it was ecstatic to see how he lifted everyone's spirits  to the transcendental realm.

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    Constitutional Position
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    So if you send the typewriter to the heaven, what does it mean? It is to be worked as typewriter. Does it mean because it has gone to heaven, the work has changed? No. The work will continue. Either in this hell or heaven, typewriter will kat, kat, kat, kat.

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    Do not fear ,just surrender to Krishna
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    Abhira kanya devi dai
    In the purport Srila Prabhupada says, 'Sad-dharma, or duty performed for going back to Godhead and thus becoming His unalloyed devotee, is the only pious activity; all others may pretend to be pious, but actually they are not.

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    Forgive & Forget
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    L. Harikumar
    In the ninth canto Srimad Bhagavatam, in the pastimes of Parasurama, Srila Prabhupada explains the importance of forgiving. He quotes the statement of Chanakya Pandita that an ugly man becomes beautiful by education and the brahmana becomes more powerful by his quality of forgiveness.

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    Distorted Reality !
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Last week we began a humble program at our home for children aging between 5 to 10 years. Some parents approached us with interest to teach slokas from Bhagavat-gita to their kids. We taught them the first of the seed verses in Bhagavat-gita (10.8) last week and the next one  (10.9) this week.

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    Slow and Steady wins the race
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Today advancements in technology is causing things to be done at a great speed - be it buying a train ticket or paying the bills for electricity or phone. But one of the subtle effects of all these advancements is that it has brought down the level of patience in us.

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    Atheistic Theists
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    We can see that in  Bhagavat Gita Lord has repeatedly stressed on the importance of  not to be disturbed by happiness and sadness. When there is happiness we may remain calm and thank God for it.

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    Spritual Vs Pious
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    Shyamasundar das
    Once I met an old man in advanced age who bragged that he did enormous charities in his life to brahmanas and others but never uttered even once the holy name of Lord Krsna as he considered little significance in chanting and simply thought that charities will satisfy Lord Krsna.

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    Solving Problems through Krishna Consciousness
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    It does not matter what one is. One must dedicate everything in the service of the Lord. If one is a learned scholar, scientist, philosopher, poet, etc., then he should employ his learning to establish the supremacy of the Lord. Try to study the energy of the Lord in every sphere of life.

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    Krishna Consciousness - All Gain No Loss
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    Dewang Mehta
    If someone gives up self-gratificatory pursuits and works in Krishna consciousness and then falls down on account of not completing his work, what loss is there on his part? And, what can one gain if one performs his material activities perfectly?

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    Enthusiasm in Devotional Service
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    Sajjana Priya Krishna Das
    I started the devotional service with full enthusiasm and satisfaction, but as time progressed I find the same devotional service seems to be mechanical or sometimes a burden. I used to wonder, whether this devotional service is really working for me or not.

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    Tolerance in Krishna Consciousness
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    There are few important points which we should remember while preaching. We must not expect the people to whom we are preaching need to listen and follow what we say, right away. When we are in that mood, we would forget the main purpose of our preaching.

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    Doing First Things First
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Due to lack of these qualities, I could see that I was not doing things on time. As a result,  I took more time to complete my prescribed duties, and chant my rounds late in night.

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    World of Thieves
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    The beauty of these bhajans is that they are very simple and easy to understand but at the same time are in-line with the message of Srimad Bhagavatam. As Maharaj was dictating the bhajan, we could easily find out equivalent verses from Bhagavat-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam for pretty much every line.

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    Women's Liberation
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    Nayan Priya Devi Dasi
    Srila Prabhupada has also emphasized that "suppose a woman is trying to become man artificially, how long it will go on? How she can be happy?" Furthermore , he adds that "in our villages, our woman class remains satisfied. There is one quality of shyness in them."

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    Charity in the Mode of Goodness
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    Divya Rupa Devi Dasi
    Everything in the material world (including our income) is contaminated and has impurities(especially in Kali Yuga). The way to remove them is to give charity. Charity purifies everything. Charity should be given in a proper way and Krishna nicely explains the method to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita 17.20

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    Preaching Makes Us Perfect !
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Nobody is perfect because to err is human and only by worshiping Krishna one can become perfect and attain divine qualities.  Krishna supports the same point in Bhagavad Gita verse 9.30 by saying, 

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    Tolerate Insults Of Others
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    Shyamasundar das
    There is a famous quote - "Tolerant people will rule over the earth". In Krishna Consciousness, it is said "TOLERANT DEVOTEE WILL REACH THE ABODE OF LORD KRISHNA".

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    When The Going Gets Tough...
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The following conversation in car in New Vrindavan on June 21, 1976 between Srila Prabhupada and his devotees reveals us his drdha-vrataah nature and how he was able to become successful even amidst trying circumstances.

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    Fun in Krishna Consciousness
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Best way to maintain enthusiasm is by regular chanting with the devotees together in the temple and by having festivals. So you should immediately have one festival then everyone will be busily engaged. There are so many festivals that I can give you one for every day.