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    "Is anybody hungry?"
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    Sara
    In Caitanya Caritamrita, Madhya Lila 3.41, we read about Advaita Acarya and his wife inviting the Lord in for prasadam. In the purport, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada explains the duty of a householder in terms of honoring prasadam

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    Serving the Pure Devotees
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    Akhilesh
    Pleasing a pure devotee is as good as pleasing Krishna Himself since the devotee is a direct representation of God, which is confirmed by the Supreme Lord Himself in SB 9.4.63 when Durvasa Muni seeked the Lord's shelter from His Sudarshana chakra.

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    The only way to control the senses
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    Tejasvi Krishna das
    Bhaktivinoda Thakur compares the mind to a dog, and if one is walking around with a foaming monster on four legs one is sure to dragged here and there. Often one may be tempted to give up one's plans for engagement in Krishna's service because the mind is agitating

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    Pursuing the real goal of life
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    Vaijayantimala devi dasi
    On the one hand we are proud of the advanced civilization and on the other hand we find that the uncontrollable and insatiable craving for external pleasures is leading to addiction and suicides on a large scale.

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    Solution for Peace, Amity and Unity in the World
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    Ambrish Dasa
    As long as we stick to our service and do not poke our nose into other's business we will keep up a good relationship with the other person. Most often, this poking of nose happens only when we are driven by hidden motives, say, earn a good name or wealth or some other kind of benefit.

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    Devotional Service by Remembrance
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    Sri Ramachandra Das
    It is really wonderful to see the children of Gokulnandan classes in Abu Dhabi lovingly reciting and memorising the verses from Bhagavad Gita, singing keertans and playing the mridanga and kartals, performing skits, drawing and colouring and chanting the Maha Mantra.

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    Re: [granthraj] Engaging the Mind and Senses in Transcendental Service
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    Author
    L. Harikumar
    There lived two kings by name Kesidhvaja and Kandikya ruling neighboring kingdoms. Of these two, Kesidhvaja was a great devotee of the Lord and Kandikya was a pious King and a great expert in performing sacrifices and fruitive activities.

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    Krishna-Centric Grhastha Life
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Today I was reading the chapter entitled "Puranjana Becomes a Woman in The Next Life" in Srimad Bhagavatam. Srila Prabhupada's purport to the verse 4.28.19 is very intriguing. Srila Prabhupada states a very subtle difference between a grhastha and grhamedhi in this purport.

  • Topic
    Engaging the Mind and Senses in Transcendental Service
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Srila Prabhupada's purport is very deep and thought-provoking. Infact Srila Prabhupada gives very simple and down-to-earth examples to make us understand appreciate the point in this verse.

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    Steady consciousness- the sign of Transcendence
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    Author
    Tejasvi Krishna das
    In His initial address to Arjuna's question about the symptoms of a person in perfect transcendental consciousness in verse Bhagavad-gita 2.54, Krishna already explained that such a person has given up all the varieties of desire for sense gratification and finds satisfaction in the self alone.

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    Re: The Extreme Mercy of the Lord
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    Devakinandan Das
    It is very difficult to experience mercy in this world, especially with the steady upsurge of Kali Yuga. Devotees should, however, always take heart that the Supreme Lord continues to shower His mercy on us struggling living entities, and He alone is sufficient to be our ultimate shelter in the precarious ocean of birth and death.

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    Chanting with Respect and Intimacy
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    Sajjana Priya Krishna Das
    We are all chanting the Hare Krishna mahamantra on a daily basis and it has become an integral part of our lives. Since the mahamantra has been freely distributed by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and it is so easy to chant that we tend to take it for granted.

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    Preach By Example
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    As we get acquainted with Krishna consciousness everyday, it is natural that we do some kind of preaching (passive or active) in our day to day lives. It may range from giving dedicated discourses to sharing our knowledge or realization casually with others.

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    Rascaldom
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In one of his lectures - His Divine Grace lists the qualities of demons as - "These are the qualifications of persons who do not surrender to Krishna: miscreants, mischievous, sinful, mudha, rascal, asses, naraadhama, lowest of the mankind. These are the qualifications." 

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    Importance of Spiritual Master
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    Author
    Dheeraj Krishna Das
    I remember a well known incident of an old woman who bought a ticket for an air-conditioned bus for going to some destination. Although ticket was containing a seat number, since she was illiterate, she entered in the bus and sat in whatever empty seat was available.

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    Lessons from Lord Vamanadeva and Bali Maharaja
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    Author
    Sara

    Dear Prabhus and Matajis,

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

    Lord Vamanadev Appearance Day Mahotsav ki Jai !

    From the pastime of the Lord's appearance in the form of a dwarf brahmacari Vamanadev, and His wonderful activities with Bali Maharaja, we learn some valuable lessons.

    First, we can learn about the importance of keeping our vows to the Lord even in the midst of the greatest difficulties.

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    Carelessness
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The word atandritah in the above verse is very significant. Atandritah means alert or with  great care. We must perform devotional service with utmost care. Even slight amount of carelessness will easily lead to our downfall.

  • Topic
    Bhagavan
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    Author
    L. Harikumar

    Dear Devotees, 

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

    In Srimad Bhagavatam 6.19.5, there is a nice prayer to the Supreme Lord describing His attributes, 

    yatha tvam kripaya bhutya tejasa mahimaujasa
    jushta isha gunaih sarvais tato 'si bhagavan prabhuh

  • Topic
    Are We Independent ?
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    Author
    L. Harikumar
    In Krishna consciousness we hear the word "Depend on the Lord" many times, from devotees and the scriptures. When I met Maharaj in Rajkot a few days back, I asked the question, "Maharaj, I am feeling anxious about my work, family and other commitments".

  • Topic
    Appearance of Devotion
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The Lord is all pure and so it is not possible for impure souls to approach Him directly. We cannot please the Lord by our insignificant wealth or beauty or through scholarship in Vedic literature.

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    How to overcome Restlessness
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Krishna Consciousness is a gradual process. We cannot be restless to become a pure devotee overnight. Restlessness is predominantly in the mode of passion. So to become a devotee, we should atleast be in the mode of goodness. 

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    Give up Material desires by cultivating Self realization
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    Tejasvi Krishna das
    A keypoint in this verse is that the mind becomes impure by association of material sense objects in a spirit of enjoyment. In this mode it is constantly concocting various ideas for sense enjoyment.

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    Wandering Senses
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    Shri Nikten Das
    The end of August was very auspicious with Janmaashtami celebrations, Srila Prabhupada Appearance day ending with Ekadasi. On all these auspicious days we are supposed to make more advancement on the spiritual front and intoxicate ourselves in the nectar of the Vedic literature(s).

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    Extreme Mercy
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    Vaijayantimala devi dasi
    Most of us have the experience that when we are new to any service, we are so enthusiastic to learn it and we voluntarily take up the work of others also. After a few years, we begin to take things for granted and we settle in our own service, rarely helping others.

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    Anger - The Greatest Danger
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    Author
    Nayan Priya Devi Dasi
    Everyday I tell myself that I have to progress in the devotional service, but then how can I devote myself completely to the Lord, when there's anger filled in me in every nook and corner, which takes me one step aback from all the attempts of being a devotee? 

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    Drda vrata
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    Author
    Sajjana Priya Krishna Das
    While performing devotional service it is very important that we should be determined to follow the principles of sadhana bhakti without any deviation. Unless we are determined in devotional service, Maya is so strong that we can fall a prey to it immediately.

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    Fearlessness
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Today I was relishing a very interesting pastime in Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta, volume 4, chapter 34  wherein Srila Prabhupada - who is goodness personified, continued to preach even amidst threats from terrorists in Calcutta in 1970s.

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    Duplicity
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    We need to be simple and straight forward in our dealings with others. There should not be any duplicity in our thoughts, words or action.  Simplicity is always recognised and appreciated by great souls.

  • Topic
    Offering Through Meditation
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    We can find from the above verse that how much simple is the process of devotional service. The Lord is so merciful that even if one is not able to afford to get the prescribed paraphernalia, the Lord accepts the offerings that are made mentally, just by reciting the mantra.

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    Asset for Joyful Life
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Krishna has very nicely listed the qualities of His devotees in the above verse. We can check out whether we are improving ourselves in bhakti yoga or not by introspecting our behaviour at a regular basis.