You are the Supreme Lord, to be worshiped by every living being. Thus I fall down to offer You my respectful obeisances and ask Your mercy. As a father tolerates the impudence of his son, or a friend tolerates the impertinence of a friend, or a wife tolerates the familiarity of her partner, please tolerate the wrongs I may have done You.
When one's mind and senses are attracted to sense objects for enjoyment, the mind becomes agitated. As a result of continually thinking of sense objects, one's real consciousness almost becomes lost, like the water in a lake that is gradually sucked up by the big grass straws on its bank
Krishna is so kind to His devotees that if you go to Him, then the combined kindness of millions of mothers like me will be surpassed by His affectionate and tender dealings. When everyone else fails to mitigate one's misery, Krishna is able to help the devotee.
You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty
As soon as the iron rod is placed in fire, it becomes red hot, and ultimately attains the property of the fire, similarly we also have to be in contact with the Supreme Lord, so that we can attain the transcendental qualities, in order to go back to Godhead
The great sages began to think that although a brahmana is peaceful and impartial because he is equal to everyone, it is still not his duty to neglect poor humans. By such neglect, a brahmana's spiritual power diminishes, just as water kept in a cracked pot leaks out
The instruction of Dhruva Maharaja's mother, Suniti, was actually meant for fulfilling his desired objective. Therefore, after deliberate consideration and with intelligence and fixed determination, he left his father's house.
Dhruva Maharaja, that most elevated pure devotee, who was an intelligent and thoughtful king, begged that he might have unflinching faith in and remembrance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for thus a person can cross over the ocean of nescience very easily, although it is very difficult for others to cross.
On reading it, I practically felt that the Lord is instructing me directly through Srila Prabhupada and how nice it is that we have such an easy access to this miraculous opportunity to purify ourselves!
Actually, master is one, Krsna. There cannot be two masters. There is only one master, that is Krsna, or God. But in the material world, because we have forgotten the real master, every one of us is trying to become master.
"From Narayana, Brahma is born, From Narayana the patriarchs are also born, From Narayana, Indra is born, From Narayana the eight Vasus are born, From Narayana the eleven Rudras are born, From Narayana the twelve Adityas are born. This Narayana is an expansion of Krsna, and it is said in the same that "The son of Devaki, Krsna is the Supreme Personality."
"My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim."