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    Lessons from the Atom
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    We should also realize our position as insignificant living entities, completely dependent upon the mercy of the Lord. For this, we have to cultivate humility. Even the soul is small, invisible and weightless, powerful not on its own, but by the power borrowed on lease from the Lord and the Lord can withdraw His power any time. We are completely dependent on the Lord. This means humility is not only a part of devotional service, but the heart of it.

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    Power of Mahaprasadam
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    Author
    Sankar
    Srila Prabhupada very nicely explains us that lava means one eleventh of a second. We find that in story of Mrgaari, the hunter who was so eager to hurt animals and leave them half-dead. But simply by association of Narada Muni for few moments, he changed into a great devotee and started chanting Mahamantra and became so kind that he didn't want to even hurt small ants while walking.

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    Flood of Mercy in Dalhousie
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    Author
    Sumedha Krsna das
    Do unalloyed, unmotivational, unintentional, fully dedicated seva to Krishna and after that He reveals you in no time. He is always there with you. Just do seva to become devotee.

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    Prabhupada's Letter Nectar
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    We believe that every plot of land belongs to Krishna. The sooner it is engaged in the service of Krishna the better it is for the temporary owner. We come to this material world empty-handed and go away empty-handed. The things which we possess during our duration of life are first achieved and then let out along with all of our other temporary possessions.

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    Conflict Management in Bhagavatam
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Our movement is growing every day and our challenge is to meet devotees with different mentalities. If we can accept that everyone has a different mentality, then we will accept that we will naturally be close with some people. Some people we may know each other, but not really develop relationship

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    Conflict Management in Bhagavatam
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    when we take up devotional service we find that there also, there are so many conflicts. For this devotional service is not be blamed because it is the internal energy of the Lord and is completely pure. The reason is many of us who have taken up devotional service are still in the modes and with these modes when we interact with people, we have so many conflicts.

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    Don't Reinvent the Wheel
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    Author
    Tusta Krsna Das
    From the verses in Bhagavatam and scriptures like Padma purana we are able to get the details about everything in this creation and there is no point wasting our valuable human life in re-inventing the wheel. But unfortunately scientists of today don't want to accept this truth and they are spending so much wealth, time and energy in such research work.

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    Harsh Speech is Harmful
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Lord Krishna talks in Bhagavad-gita about two important negative qualities that we should get rid of. They are apaishunam and paarushyam. apaishunam means fault-finding and paarushyammeans harsh speech. Krishna refers to these qualities as demoniac qualities. When we are filled with pride, arrogance, conceit and anger then automatically our speech is also harsh

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    Srila Prabhupada - The Most Uncommon Acarya
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das
    Prabhupada is here right now, but we have to find him out because Krishna has hidded him as if behind a curtain. His leela is still going on. He is still chanting at Radha Damodar temple and sweeping the courtyard and doing these wonderful pastimes.

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    Appearance of Merciful Lord
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When we sincerely surrender voluntarily to Supreme Lord and request Him to use us an instrument, then He bestows us with spiritual strength and guides us to serve Him in ways beyond our imagination, irrespective of our health or age. Whereas when we remain adamant and do not bend down before Him, then we are sure to be whipped by material energy and would continue to  suffer life after life. 

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    Attentive and Submissive Hearing
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    Author
    Sharada devi dasi
    The conditions for hearing the transcendental message of the Absolute Truth are set forth herein. The first condition is that the audience must be very sincere and eager to hear. And the speaker must be in the line of disciplic succession from the recognized acarya.

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    Our Visa for Vraja
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    In case of reversals and setbacks struggling devotees like us take a long lead time to recover. Whereas advanced devotees take very little time to recover from material reversals. They immediately remember the Lord and their actual position as eternal servants of the Lord and they continue with devotional service.

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    Our Visa for Vraja
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Our beloved Guru Maharaj says that encouragement is Krishna consciousness. This quality of encouraging and appreciating the living entities is very much important for us to imbibe. We have all taken up the process of devotional service mainly because of the encouragement and appreciation by our most beloved Guru maharaj.

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    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    ord Krishna had the competence to win the Battle of Kurukshetra, but nonetheless He induced His devotee Arjuna to fight and become the cause of victory. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was quite competent enough to spread His name and mission all over the world, but still He depended upon His devotee to do this work. Considering all these points, the most important aspect of the Supreme Lord's self-sufficiency is that He depends on His devotees. This is called His causeless mercy.

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    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    The word 'Bhagavat' is applicable to Lord Vasudeva alone in the fullest primary sense and not others. When the word 'Bhagavat' is used for other personalities like the powerful devatas, great devotees and sages), it is used only in a sense of respect and reverence and not in the absolute sense.

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    How to be Fixed in Devotional service?
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    Author
    Abhirakanya devi dasi,
    You have to remember that we pay obeisances to naabhi pradesha of Krishna. namah pankaja naabhaayaa - His naabhi pradesh is like lotus flower. You know it is soft like lotus petals and your naabhi pradesh is like Govardhan mountain. And you pray to Krishna, 'namah pankaja naabhaayaa'. You take care of your naabhi first

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    Our Visa for Vraja
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    "Be simple. Aarjavam – simplicity attracts the mercy of Krishna. Prabhupada did not put so many complicated things to attract devotees and with simple kartal and Srimad Bhagavatam, he attracted so many living entities just by his simplicity and purity." 

  • Topic
    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna Dasa
     The confidential devotees of the Lord treat such illusioned living beings, and therefore they are most pleasing in the eyes of the Lord. .. Such personalities as Narada must be offered all due respects, like those offered to the Personality of Godhead Himself."

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    How to be Fixed in Devotional service?
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    Author
    Abhirakanya devi dasi,
    Unless you get rid of subtle anger your body will be always suffering. This is the main thing. You don't harm anybody else by anger

  • Topic
    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    "The goddess of fortune, Lakshmi, and all-powerful demigods like Brahma and Siva are engaged in the worship of Vishnu or Lord Krishna; therefore who can be more powerful than Mukunda (Lord) to be factually called the Supreme Personality of Godhead?

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    How to be Fixed in Devotional service?
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    Author
    Abhirakanya devi dasi,
    This heart in everybody is the seat of Krishna. And whatever voice comes from Krishna should be attentively heard.

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    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    "In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifice is to please Him. Yoga is for realizing Him. All fruitive activities are ultimately rewarded by Him only. He is supreme knowledge, and all severe austerities are performed to know Him. Religion [dharma] is rendering loving service unto Him. He is the supreme goal of life." 

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    The Magnanimity of a Devotee's Heart
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
     if one very sincerely serves the spiritual master, Krishna certainly becomes favorable to such a devotee. Following the instructions of a devotee is more valuable than following the instructions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly." . The key to spiritual success is to please serve the spiritual master very lovingly.

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    The Magnanimity of a Devotee's Heart
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    If we approach Bhagavatam with motive, Bhagavatam reveals to us only so much. But if we approach Bhagavatam without motive, only to sincerely serve the spiritual master and Krishna, then Bhagavatam becomes an oasis.

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    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    The above definition of 'Bhagavat' brings out two important aspects  1. Presence of transcendental qualities and opulences  2. Absence of the material qualities.

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    The Magnanimity of a Devotee's Heart
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    "Just like Krishna allowed Himself to be tied by love by His devotees, we should also tie each other and bind each other by loving relationship. If we have loving relationship with each other, we will also be hopelessly and helplessly bound and we will always want to serve the Vaishnavas. But where there is no loving relationship, where there is harshness like Durvasa muni, then it is very difficult for us to continue in devotional life.

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    The Magnanimity of a Devotee's Heart
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    "You cannot just catch Krishna by material means. You can only catch Krishna by the purity and intensity and quality of your saadhana and by the blessings of the Vaishnava. If we do not have these two pillars, there is no way we can artificially try to catch Krishna." 

  • Topic
    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    "The six glorious opulences namely wealth, strength, fame, beauty, knowledge and renunciation, all in fullness (unlimited) measure are designated by the word 'Bhaga'."

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    The Magnanimity of a Devotee's Heart
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
     I am not at all offended." This is the key. Maharaj says, "A real devotee is never offended by talks of others. He is not offended. The question of getting offended does not even arise in his heart.

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    The Magnanimity of a Devotee's Heart
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
     But in life, if we have expectation from any personality except Krishna, we will be slapped in our face. So there should be no expectations.

  • Topic
    The Definition of Bhagavan
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    "We have learnt after so many years through Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita and so many other scriptures, we must know this that whatever we are dealing with is the energy of Krishna. So we should handle it very carefully."