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    Sink the Truth in the Heart
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Unless we try to understand our own constituitional position, and please run after this (Bhagavatam), nobody is going to help us. And soon we are coming to the end of the body.

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    Determination
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    Shyam Sundar Das 
    Peaceful, determined and fixed mind is very essential for any human being to realize the sanctity of the Supersoul. Uncontrolled mind is like an untrained horse in a race course.

  • Topic
    Sink the Truth in the Heart
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In the previous offering we heard the following points from Maharaj. 1. We must digest the shlokas and not just 'know' them. 2. We must be attached to Lord's lotus feet and not to our funeral ceremony and samadhi.

  • Topic
    Sink the Truth in the Heart
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Following is a humble effort to transcribe the nectarean class given by our spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 3.9.5 in Sri Sri RadhaNeelMadhav dham, Rajkot.

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    Faith Gives us Peace
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    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    There is very nice link between shraddha (faith) and shaanti (peace). When we have faith in God, we will be at peace. On the other hand when we start losing faith in Him, then our peace is also lost

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    If physical paraphernalia are not available, then we can do maanasik pooja (worship within the mind) by chanting prayers.

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    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.8.58 Narada Muni says,"One should follow in the footsteps of previous devotees regarding how to worship the Supreme Lord with the prescribed paraphernalia, or one should offer worship within the heart by reciting the mantra to the Personality of Godhead, who is nondifferent from the mantra."

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    Narada Muni knew that Dhruva Maharaj is in forest. So he might not be able to offer bhoga cooked in elaborate manner. Nor can he get Deity made of pulp, wood or metal.

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    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous topic, "Steadiness in Devotional Service", wherein we were meditating on the wonderful verses spoken by Sri Narada Muni to Dhruva Maharaj, describing the form and glories of Supreme Lord. In the previous offerings we saw the following points which will help us to become steady in devotional service.   

  • Topic
    Expand the Intelligence
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    Author
    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    In Srimad Bhagavatam 3.14.48 there is a beautiful description of the qualities of pure devotees. By meditating on these qualities we can also advance in devotional service. 

  • Topic
    Be Truthful to the Lord and Spiritual Master
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.2.26, the demigods pray to Lord Krishna in the womb of Mother Devaki as follows.

  • Topic
    Obedience to Spiritual Master
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Without the blessings of Guru, we cannot progress even a bit in our life. Spiritual master blesses the disciple whole-heartedly when he is pleased by the behaviour and service attitude of the disciple.

  • Topic
    Vow means Practice
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of previous offering, "Vow means Practice", wherein we were hearing some of the points discussed by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 3.24.42.

  • Topic
    Vow means Practice
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 3.24.42, Maitreya Muni while describing the renunciation of Kardamana Muni, says the following to Vidura.

  • Topic
    Result of Whimsical Actions
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Guru, saadhus and shastras help us to lead our lives in a regulated manner. They are like light-house for us in this ocean of material darkness.

  • Topic
    No One is Inferior
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Our beloved Gurudev HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says while talking about humility, "We have to be humble. That should be our nature. You do not have to open your mouth and tell that you are humble.

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    In the above verse Narada Muni is very nicely stressing on the importance of taking darshan of the Lord. When we are chanting the Mahamantra also devotees advise us that to fix our mind on chanting we should try to chant sitting in front of the Deity or any picture of the Lord or Tulsi devi.

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    a) We should surrender to Krishna, fully dependent on Him without any reservations. b) Lord is tolerance personified and is mercifully tolerating our inebrieties. Remembering this we should learn to be tolerant to other living entities. c) Lord's beauty is matchless and by sincerely hearing His glories from pure devotees, we will be able to meet the Lord.  d) Lord is shaantah - calm, quite and peaceful. When we practise tolerance and satisfaction, then we also become shaantah

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous topic, "Steadiness in Devotional service", wherein we were meditating on the wonderful verses spoken by Sri Narada Muni to Dhruva Maharaj, describing the form and glories of Supreme Lord. In the previous offerings we saw the following points which will help us to become steady in devotional service,

  • Topic
    Offering with Love
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Every day we offer bhoga to the Lord. But we should always remember that we should not do it mechanically. If we do it in mechanical manner then Lord  will not accept it.

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous topic, "Steadiness in Devotional Service", wherein we were meditating on the wonderful verses spoken by Sri Narada Muni to Dhruva Maharaj, describing the form and glories of Supreme Lord. In the previous offerings we saw that inorder to become steady in devotional service,

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous topic, "Steadiness in Devotional Service", wherein we were meditating on the wonderful verses spoken by Sri Narada Muni to Dhruva Maharaj, describing the form and glories of Supreme Lord. In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.8.46 Narada Muni glorifies the Lord as follows.

  • Topic
    Steadiness in Devotional Service
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi
    Dhruva Maharaj is known for his steady and firm determination. He was blessed with a wonderful mother like Suniti who instructed him that without thinking anything inauspicious for his step-mother Suruchi, he has to go to forest and do penance to see Supreme Lord.

  • Topic
    Effects of Vaishnava Aparadha
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.2.19 Maitreya Muni narrates to Vidura about how Daksha cursed Lord Shiva.

  • Topic
    Work with Devotion
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    For the past couple of days, we were hearing from the discussion of our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on work and devotion. We shall continue to hear from Maharaj on how we should conduct ourselves in work-place.

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    Devotion at Work
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    Kalacakra Krsna das

    Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

    In our yesterday's offering, there were a couple of points which were rather crisp and many devotees had written asking for more clarification. I thought that it is better to share the explanation of Maharaj from the lecture itself that can throw light on these points.

    1. Real devotional service means till we are in this world, the flow of lakshmi must be continuous.

  • Topic
    Work and Devotion
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das
    In one of the discussions with devotees on 2nd Oct 2009 in Sri Sri Radha-Neelmadhav dham Rajkot, our spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj gave a few thunderbolt like instructions about how we should balance our work and devotion. We would like to share some of the salient points here in this offering.

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    Devotee Accepts ; Demon Expects
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    This is in conclusion of the previous offerings transcribing the class by HG Devakinanadan prabhuji on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.17.18.  The conclusion to the verse which Maharaj gave is very important. The cow and the bull are teaching us two very important things. 

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    Devotee Accepts ; Demon Expects
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    10. Pure Devotional Service can uproot the weeds of sinful action: Maharaj says that even if you go to the moon, your karma will follow you. Only one remedy can stop the results of the sin and that is pure devotional service

  • Topic
    Devotee Accepts ; Demon Expects
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    8. Devotee tolerates the sufferings: Maharaj said that we can only be conscious of Krishna if we have tolerance. There is no end to the sufferings and so there should not be any end to tolerance of sufferings.

  • Topic
    Glories of Vedic Culture
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    This is in conclusion of the transcription of the wonderful nectarean class given by our beloved Gurudev HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in New Vrindavana, USA on the topic of Vedic culture. Please forgive me for my incompetency in not able to transcribe in the mood of Gurudev's devotion.