Now with all the amenties and wealth can we not work hard ? Enough of sleeping and enough of dancing and other non-sensical things. Otherwise you are wasting our time and polluting the whole atmosphere. Nobody will allow you here, if you don't change. Now please repeat - One should become a perfect gentleman and learn to give proper respect to others.
Humility; pridelessness; nonviolence; tolerance; simplicity; approaching a bona fide spiritual master; cleanliness; steadiness; self-control; renunciation of the objects of sense gratification; absence of false ego; the perception of the evil of birth, death, old age and disease; detachment; freedom from entanglement with children, wife, home and the rest; even-mindedness amid pleasant and unpleasant events; constant and unalloyed devotion to Me; aspiring to live in a solitary place; detachment from the general mass of people; accepting the importance of self-realization; and philosophical search for the Absolute Truth — all these I declare to be knowledge, and besides this whatever there may be is ignorance
I thought that it is time now I should come to my senses and that is why since last nearly 20 years I am struggling daily to find out how to do it and the more I struggle with the books, the more I am getting and even now my notes are ready and my books are ready everywhere
Since neither Lord Shiva nor you nor I could ascertain the limits of spiritual happiness, how can other demigods know it? And because all of us are bewildered by the illusory external energy of the Supreme Lord, we can see only this manifested cosmos according to our individual ability
The Lord, who is supreme and is the oldest of all, is unlimitedly merciful. I wish that He may smilingly bestow His benediction upon me by opening His lotus eyes. He can uplift the entire cosmic creation and remove our dejection by kindly speaking His directions
Then, due to his great love and feeling, Vidura embraced him [Uddhava], who was a constant companion of Lord Krishna and formerly a great student of Brhaspati's. Vidura then asked him for news of the family of Lord Krishna, the Personality of Godhead
We are all having common time. That is Krishna's arrangement and Krishna is the 'complete whole' to send us all together on this planet and because He has sent us all together in this planet, it is our duty to save each other
Lord Krishna was sent by Arjuna into the assembly as the spiritual master of the whole world, and although His words were heard by some [like Bhishma] as pure nectar, it was not so for the others, who were completely bereft of the last farthing of past pious works. The King [Dhrtarashtra or Duryodhana] did not take the words of Lord Krishna very seriously.
A devotee cannot be called devotee unless he or she renunciates all the nasty demands of mind. And once we are successful in renunciation, the time that we save should be utilized in proper devotional service.
whether one is a demigod or a demon, a man or a creature other than man, such as a beast or bird, everyone should worship Lord Ramachandra, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appears on this earth just like a human being.
By performance of yajna one's eatables become sanctified, and by eating sanctified foodstuffs one's very existence becomes purified; by the purification of existence finer tissues in the memory become sanctified, and when memory is sanctified one can think of the path of liberation, and all these combined together lead to Krishna consciousness, the great necessity of present-day society
Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!
This is in continuation of the offering, "Lessons from the Twenty-Four Gurus", where in we were discussing on the wonderful lessons learnt by the avadhuta brahmana from the various people whom he met in his life. In this offering, let us continue to learn from the spiritual master - deer. Emphasising the importance of not listening to mundane music, the avadhuta brahmana further says in Srimad Bhagavatam verse 11.8.18,
O Krishna, I offer my obeisances unto You because You are the original personality and are unaffected by the qualities of the material world. You are existing both within and without everything, yet You are invisible to all.
We have created a situation in our life that we have increased our unnecessary demands and because of increase of unnecessary demands, we have lost the simplicity in our lives and because we have lost simplicity in our lives, we are fighting and quarrelling