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    The Way to be Always Cheerful
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    Prasannalakshmi devi dasi
    Normally (or should I say abnormally) when we go to temples we either look out for someone whom we get along well with or someone important (according to our materialistic thinking) to greet. We completely ignore other devotees or guests who are present there.

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    Washing Clothes with Devotion
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    We had the fortune of the transcendental association with our spiritual master for few days in Rajkot last week. While speaking to us on one of the occasions Maharaj was strongly insisting how to practice devotional service in our day to day activities and without which our devotion will become superficial.

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    Ability To Serve
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "Although Dhruva Maharaja was a small boy, he wanted to offer prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead in suitable language. But because he was inexperienced, he could not adjust himself immediately. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, being situated in everyone's heart, could understand Dhruva Maharaja's awkward position. Out of His causeless mercy He touched His conchshell to the forehead of Dhruva Maharaja, who stood before Him with folded hands."

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    Just Appreciate
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    Prabhupad says in the wonderful purport 2.7.15 -"The Lord is the protector of everyone, but He is the first protector of one who acknowledges the superiority of the Lord instead of being so falsely proud as to deny the superiority of the Lord or to claim to be equal to Him. He is ever superior. Since the Lord is superior to everyone, His perfection is also superior. No one can imagine it ."

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    Unflinching Faith
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with determination and faith and not be deviated from the path. One should abandon, without exception, all material desires born of mental speculation and thus control all the senses on all sides by the mind."

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    One Shloka a Day - One tick at a Time
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "it is important not just to stick to the words, but to follow the instructions according to time, place and cicumstances." If we fail to adapt ourselves to time, place and circumstances, we would end up in frustration and land up doing nothing.

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    The Daffodil Principle
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    Vijay
    Recently H.G. Sajjanapriya Krishna Das had written a mail, 'How long it will go on ?'. After reading this mail, we came across the following article about a beautiful daffodil garden spreading for over 5 acres of land on a mountain near a place called Arrow head, near Laguna.

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    Blaming the Blemishless Lord
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    Narahari Krishna dasa
    When we start our devotional service by the mercy of devotees, Srila Prabhupada's books, prasadam etc., we get a chance to hear about the great glories of devotional service from scriptures.

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    Miserliness Leads to Misery
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    Everyone of us are very much attached to our wealth, especially when we are dolling out money to temples and other charities. We always have the feeling that the moment we part our money and then that money does not belong to us.

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    Recovering From Foreign Nature
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    Krpana Vatsala Krsna Das
    Deep in the forest of Jharikhanda, there lived a wolf. Once, while he was walking in the countryside, he found a sheepskin on the ground .He then thought “If I wear this sheepskin, then I can get mixed up with the flock of sheep that comes here everyday.

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    Realizing Krishna
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    Prasanna lakshmi devi dasi.
    He must have full confidence in the previous acarya, and at the same time he must realize the subject matter so nicely that he can present the matter for the particular circumstances in a suitable manner.

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    Counteracting The Problem Of Old Age
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    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    This is the first reminder from Yamaraj regarding the old age. The body changes slowly start happening, imperceptible to us, but in a perceptible way for others.

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    Way Out Of Polluted Aim Of life
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    "Those who drink through aural reception, fully filled with the nectarean messages of Lord Krsna, the beloved of the devotees, purify the polluted aimof life known as material enjoyment and thus go back to Godhead, to the lotus feet of Him ( the Personality of Godhead)."

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    Preaching with Faith
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Miseries come at us not to trouble us but to make us more strong and resolute in our determination to perform devotional service.

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    Attentive Chanting
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    Sri Ramchandra Das
    "May the glorification of the transcendental name, form, qualities and paraphernalia of the Supreme Personality of Godhead protect us from theinfluence of bad planets, meteors, envious human beings, serpents, scorpions, and animals like tigers and wolves.

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    Sincere Desire to Serve
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    Prabhupadananda das
    "To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the intelligence by which they can come to ME."

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    One Must Have It
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    "In executing devotional service, one has to see every living entity equally, without enmity towards anyone yet without intimate connections with anyone. One has to observe celibacy, be grave and execute his eternal activities, offering the results to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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    The Power of Transcendental Sound Vibration
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    Tushta Krishna Das
    "Maharaj Pariksit attained the highest perfection, shelter at Lord Krishna's lotus feet, simply by hearing about Lord Visnu, Shukadev Goswami attained perfection simply by reciting Srimat-Bhagvatam, Prahlada Maharaj attained perfection by remembering the Lord.

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    Transcendental SLMUD
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    With reference to the above, Maharaj instructed us that while remembering this SLMUD which drags us towards kaliyuga, we should be able to remember a transcendental SLMUD which will drag us towards Krishna.

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    The Lord's Eternal Festival
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Today we had a very grand festival of Lord Jagannath's Ratha-yatra in the city of Chennai. Thousands of devotees from all over the world had come to take part in this annual festival which has been conducted since the last 25 years. Over the years the Ratha-yatra festival has gained a lot of popularity in Chennai

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    The Lord's Darshana is the Greatest Festival
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    One may wonder, "What is there is looking at the the idol form of the Lord? It is not moving even. On the other hand there are so many movie stars who move about, run around with colorful dresses and we can enjoy it so much." But the reality is as clear as daylight - A movie is run for so many hours, but even the ardent fans of the actors see it not more than a few times.

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    Feeling Other's Pain
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "He will be a virtuously qualified reservoir of all good qualities; he will be jolly and happy in others' happiness, distressed in others' distress, and will have no enemies. He will be a destroyer of the lamentation of all the universes, like the pleasant moon after the summer sun."

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    Spiritualising Our Activities
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "O Brahmana Vyasadeva, it is decided by the learned that the best remedial measure for removing all troubles and miseries is to dedicate one's activities to the service of the Supreme Lord Personality of Godhead [Shri Krishna]"

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    Faithful Service to the Spiritual Master
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    "I, the Soul of all beings, am not as satisfied by ritual worship, brahminical initiation, penances or self-discipline as I am by faithful service rendered to one's spiritual master."

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    Pitfall of Familiarity
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    Sudarshana devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,

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

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    How Long It Will Go On?
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    Everyone of us know that time is imperceptibly passing without our knowledge and it goes on ruthlessly without any mercy. Time is ticking very fast and inevitable death is approaching for all of us eventhough we do not want it .

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    Tulya Darshanaah
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    "Such Vedantis, or the bhakti-vedantas, are impartial in distributing the transcendental knowledge of devotional service. To them no one is enemy or friend; no one is educated or uneducated. No one is especially favorable, and no one is unfavorable.

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    Pearls of Wisdom
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    Vaijayanthimala devi dasi
    Our minds are always restless and flickering. A bad thought pollutes our conciousness and hence it becomes imperative on us to keep the mind under control. Our problem is always that we are not able to concentrate our mind on japa and other devotional activities.

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    Remedy For Criticism
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "Lord Siva said : "My dear Lord, my mind and consciousness are always fixed on Your lotus feet, which, as the source of all benediction and the fulfillment of all desires, are worshipped by all liberated great sages because Your lotus feet are worthy of worship. With my mind, fixed on Your Lotus feet, I am no longer disturbed by persons who blaspheme Me, claiming that my activities are not purified. I do not mind their accusations, and I excuse them out of compassion, just as You exhibit compassion toward all liviing entities."

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    Supreme Benedictions
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Normally almost everyone of us go to the Supreme Lord Krishna to fulfill our desires. Krishna also does fulfill our desires almost all the times mainly because He knows that if He does not fulfill our desires, we will stop whatever little bit of devotional service we may be doing.

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    Brahma Bhut Prasannatmaa
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman and becomes fully joyful.He never laments or desires to have anything.He is equally disposed to every living entity.In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me."

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    Association of Devotees
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    H.G.Sajjan Priya Prabhuji in his mail "Flow of Devotional service", had very nicely explained the reason when our devotional service becomes stagnant.