By satisfaction of Spiritual Master, the Supreme Personality of Godhead becomes satisfied. And by not satisfying the Spiritual Master, there is no chance of being promoted to the plane of Krishna Consciousness
Our life has got to be cleaned every second of our existence. If the life is not clean, if the consciousness is not brushed every second, then it gets dirty and as soon as the consciousness is dirty, the reality becomes completely hazy. And as soon as the reality becomes completely hazy, we lose the real existence of our life and that is why hearing is very important.
I then passed alone through many forests of rushes, bamboo, reeds, sharp grass, weeds and caves, which were very difficult to go through alone. I visited deep, dark and dangerously fearful forests, which were the play yards of snakes, owls and jackals.
Because of mother Yashoda’s hard labor, her whole body became covered with perspiration, and the flowers and comb were falling from her hair. When child Krishna saw His mother thus fatigued, He became merciful to her and agreed to be bound
You may show the stick, threaten, but better art is to somehow or other, even by tricking them, avoid this matter of force and induce them to obey out of loving spirit. That is success of disciplinary method.
Everything within this material world will be destroyed, and therefore one should use everything for good purposes. If one is advanced in knowledge, he must always be prepared to sacrifice anything for a better cause
O son of Prthaa, those who are not deluded, the great souls, are under the protection of the divine nature. They are fully engaged in devotional service because they know Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, original and inexhaustible.
We should stop criticism. Criticism will drag us to the unwanted atmosphere. If at all you want to criticise, criticise yourself. The construction of our body is such that we can only see other's faults and not our own self
What we think is expressed as words. The words are basis of action. The actions we perform become our habits. The habits build up our character and our character leads to our destiny. This sequence reveals the importance of thought process.
if we perform devotional service seriously and sincerely, all other things are the by-products. Even the temples, centers,.everything. It runs around these things. Everything comes from serious and sincere devotional service.
If cent percent Krishna consciousness is there, then He will give the gift of maturity. Maturity cannot be adopted. We cannot have maturity unless He is merciful. The onus is again on us. To the extent we do sincere devotional service, to that extent we will have maturity.
to be very mature, this principle that we don't depend upon anybody should not give us the arrogance. Otherwise we become arrogant. So arrogance and self-dependent - there is a very thin line in between. I depend fully upon Krishna but at the same time my humble attitude is there.
We are given this human form of life not to work hard like asses, swine and dogs but to attain the highest perfection of life. If we do not care for self-realization, the laws of nature force us to work very hard, even though we may not want to do so.