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  • Topic
    Fire of Bhakti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    9.Parents are Krishna's gifts:  bhaarat khand bhutal ma janmi / jene govindna gun gaaya re, dhanya dhanya re tena mat peeta ne / safal kari ene kaya re,  "All glories (gratitude) to the parents of one who has taken the birth in India and sung the glories of Lord Govinda thus he has made the correct use of this human form of existence." 

  • Topic
    Fire of Bhakti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    8. Way to get liberation: (One devotee asked Maharaj about how we can get liberation? Will performance of pious activities lead to liberation In reply Maharaj started to explain by singing a beautiful Gujarati bhajan of Narasi Mehta, a great devotee of Lord Krishna.)

  • Topic
    Fire of Bhakti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    6. Potency of Mahamantra: (One devotee asked Maharaj as to what to do when elders who have faith in other demigods, don't take up to chanting, that too when they are in final stages of life, in the death-bed. Maharaj gave this wonderful instructive reply for the same.)

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    A Dream Journey of Enchanting Engagements
    Date
    Author
    Malathy Vivek
    A friend once had to undertake an over the night journey to reach a beautiful resort set off amidst an idyllic ambience.

  • Topic
    Fire of Bhakti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    2.  Fortune and Bliss follows when you are with Krishna: As soon as you have Krishna in your life, 'shrayata indiraa shashvad atra hi', then Lakshmi is always near you. Don't worry about Lakshmi.

  • Topic
    Fire of Bhakti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    4. Spiritualise your work :  Don't worry about future (bhavishya). Don't lament about the past. Use your present. 

  • Topic
    Fire of Bhakti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The following is a humble effort to transcribe a nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in London.

  • Topic
    Value of Human life
    Date
    Author
    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    This human form of life is very rare to achieve. After going through 84 lakhs species of life and by the supervision of the Lord we get this human form and after getting the human form also, most of us spend the life without any knowledge of spirit soul. As a result we again get into the cycle of birth and death

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    Always Have Auspicious Desires
    Date
    Author
    Tusta Krishna Das and Suniti Devi Dasi
    There is no end of fulfilling our material sense desire. Everyone has to engage himself in service of others. Hence serving our own sense desire keeps us engaged in serving our material senses.

  • Topic
    Submission Leads to Ripened Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    In order to progress in spiritual life, we must always be submissive to Guru and Krishna. It is not that we remain submissive until we get initiation and then behave as per our own whims.

  • Topic
    Is Krishna Partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    11. Performing favorable devotional service: This is the best way to save ourselves. From all the above arguments to prove the non-dual position of Krishna towards everyone, it should not be concluded that we can be inimical to Krishna and be envious of Him.

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    Is Krishna partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    10. Constant remembrance of Krishna purifies the motives: : In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 7.1.30, Narada Muni tells us the different ways in which we can concentrate our mind on Krishna and become eligible for His mercy.

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    Is Krishna partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    9. Krishna reciprocates irrespective of the way we approach: Irrespective of the way one approaches Krishna, He treats everyone alike. More than the type of relationship one cultivates towards Him, it is the intensity of our feeling, bhaava that is more important to Him and He reciprocates according to the proportion of that intensity.

  • Topic
    Menial Service Attracts the Lord
    Date
    Author
    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    We always say that devotional service means that we should be ready to do any type of menial service in order to attract the mercy of the Lord.

  • Topic
    108 Ways of Glorifying the Lord
    Date
    Author
    Anand Patil
    In Srimad Bhagavad Gita verse 1.35, the Lord is addressed as Madhusudana. He is primarily referred so because He killed the demon Madhu.

  • Topic
    108 Ways of Glorifying the Lord
    Date
    Author
    Anand Patil
    Glorification 29 - Lord is glorified as Madhusudana: In Srimad Bhagavad Gita verse 1.35, the Lord is addressed as Madhusudana.

  • Topic
    Is Krishna Partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    8. Krishna is unaffected by dualities like blasphemy or prayers: Krishna does not feel pleasure or pain when He is blasphemed by His enemies or praised with prayers by His devotees.

  • Topic
    Is Krishna Partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    6. Krishna is not under the time factor and therefore impartial: In Srimad Bhagavatam verses 7.1.11 and 12 Sukadeva Goswami tells Maharaj Parikshit, 

  • Topic
    Is Krishna Partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    5. Time's influence is impartial: Sometimes time is favourable and sometimes it is unfavourable. Sometimes the time factor acts in the favour of the demigods and sometimes in favour of demons as well.

  • Topic
    Is Krishna Partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    3. Everyone enjoys the fruits of his qualitative activities (karma): We have to accept the fact that we enjoy fruits of our own activities.

  • Topic
    The Secret of Relishing Bhagavatam
    Date
    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    11. The scientific process by which hearing Bhagavatam can become realization: This process is given in three verse of SB 2.8.4, 5 and 6 and it is very important that we remember these verses.

  • Topic
    The Secret of Relishing Bhagavatam
    Date
    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    9. We should reject the material intentions: All the above ways can only be successful if we remember one more point and that is in SB 1.1.2 

  • Topic
    The Secret of Relishing Bhagavatam
    Date
    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
     We should follow three ways to remember and study Bhagavatam: The three ways are mentioned in SB 12.13.18 - tat shrunvan, supathan, vichaarana paro. 

  • Topic
    The Secret of Relishing Bhagavatam
    Date
    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    4. We should depend on the mercy of Krishna and Guru: Srimad Bhagavatam tells us Suta Goswami felt that he cannot explain Bhagavatam unless he has the mercy ofKrishna and Guru (tat anugrahaat).

  • Topic
    The Secret of Relishing Bhagavatam
    Date
    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    3. We should hear Bhagavatam submissively: The best way to be attentive is to be submissive. Only when you are submissive to your teacher, you will be attentive to what he or she is speaking.

  • Topic
    The Secret of Relishing Bhagavatam
    Date
    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    The following is a transcription of the class delivered by HG Devakinandan prabhuji in Sydney on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.44. 

  • Topic
    Is Krishna Partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    2. The prominent mode becomes victorious: The activity of each living entity depends on the mode in which they predominently operate. In Srimad Bhagavatam 7.1.8,Sukadev Goswami says,

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    "Not Necessary" Means Expensive
    Date
    Author
    Amogha-drk Krishna dasa,
    The following is my notes from His Holiness Mahavishnu Gosvami Maharaj's Srimad Bhagavatam classes 2.3.12 and 5.18.3 given in London on October 26 and 27, 2007. As we know, Maharaja always stresses that we practically apply the Bhagavatam's teachings.

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    Our Attitude towards Devotional Standards
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Here the two important words are 'shraddhavanto' - 'with faith and devotion' and 'anasuyanto' - 'without envy'.

  • Topic
    Our Attitude towards Devotional Standards
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    In Srimad Bhagavad Gita 3.30 Lord Krishna demands mayi sarvaani karmaani / sannyasyaadhyaatma-cetasaa  niraashir nirmamo bhutvaa / yudhyasva vigata-jvarah

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    Is Krishna Partial?
    Date
    Author
    Uma Prathap
    When something untoward happens in our lives we always question Krishna, "why me?". We then think that may be Krishna is partial to some persons and inimical to some others.

  • Topic
    Sink the Truth in the Heart
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    7. Fill the ears with Krishna-katha: We should try to habituate ourselves to smell the aroma of lotus feet through our ears. tasmin mahan-mukharitaa madhubhic-caritra / peeyusha-shesha-saritah paritah sravanti - This nectar is flowing like a river.