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31 Messages
  • Topic
    Guidance to Soul
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    As soon as 'mayi' comes, we are puffed up - 'Come on. Get devoted to me." And then we utilise the living entities who are very fully surrendered to the Supreme Person to fulfill our own objectives.

  • Topic
    Guidance to Soul
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    If there is some spiritual inclination, then we slowly fan it, unless it goes beyond our limitations to allow the living entity. That should be the way and that is the meaning of spiritual master. So anybody who directs the living entity to the correct path, according to spiritual matters and never have the material tinge of expectation - nirapeksha - we have seen is the first quality Krishna wants.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    When Hanumanji could not find Sita even in Ravana's palace, he felt despondent as to where else he could find Her. He was worried if Sita had already left Her body or whether the demons had devoured Her. He could not bear such thoughts.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva. 

    This is in continuation of the previous topic, "Leap of Faith" wherein we were meditating on the pastime of Hanumanji leaping over the ocean to find out the whereabouts of Sita. In previous offerings we saw how Hanumanji reached Lanka after facing so many challenges on the way.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    Flying over the island he came upon the city of Lanka, which was perched on the summit of Trikuta mountain. As he climbed down the mountainside he considered how to best enter the city. He made his way to the edge of the city, which was encircled by a wide, deep moat. Lanka, which had been constructed by the celestial architect Vishvakarma, was inconceivably splendid and it awed his mind.

  • Topic
    Mucukunda's Liberation
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    Author
    Manohar Suvarna
    Mucukunda expresses his gratitude to Lord for His mercy, as Mucukunda is detached from the attraction of kingdom. From his past life, we can see that Mucukunda was not attached to the kingdom, as he offered his help to demigods and fought for them hundreds of years without any personal benefit for him.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Hanuman moved on with the speed of Garuda. He saw many celestial chariots drawn by lions, tigers, elephants, birds and serpents as he coursed along the heavenly airways. Gandharvas, Yakshas, Vidhyadharas and other celestial beings were thronging the skys.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "Whoever acquires the brahminical qualifications, whose only wealth is good behavior, who is grateful and who takes shelter of experienced persons gets all the opulence of the world. I therefore wish that the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His associates be pleased with the brahmana class, with the cows and with me."

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    A demigod takes pleasure in seeing someone go back to Godhead. He is always pleased with a devotee of the Lord, so much so that by his adhidaivic powers he may help the devotees in all respects. And by their actions, the Lord is pleased with them. There is an invisible chain of complete cooperation between the Lord, the demigods and the devotee of the Lord on earth."

  • Topic
    Mucukunda's Liberation
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    Author
    Manohar Suvarna
    "A man obsessed with thoughts of what he thinks needs to be done, intensely greedy, and delighting in sense enjoyment is suddenly confronted by You, who are ever alert. Like a hungry snake licking its fangs before a mouse, You appear before him as death."

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

    This is in continuation of the previous topic, "Leap of Faith" wherein we were meditating on the pastime of Hanumanji leaping over the ocean to find out the whereabouts of Sita. In previous offering on this topic we learnt the following lessons.

    1. Pray for others' success.

    2. Just do what you are ordered to do.

    3. Accept wisdom from everyone.

    4. Power of Holy Name.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj always said that parents are our real well-wishers and it is very important to get their whole-hearted blessings, for such blessings leads to bliss and and all auspiciousness in life. After praying to his father, we find Hanumanji completely immersing himself in thoughts of Lord Ram. He genuinely feels happy to have got an opportunity to serve Lord. And then he utters, "Jai Sri Ram!" and makes his leap.

  • Topic
    Leap of Faith
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj once said, "Your capacity is what I say. If you do more than what I say, you will be puffed up. If you do less, you are lazy."

  • Topic
    Krishna's Reciprocation to Surrendered Souls
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    Author
    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    Srila Prabhupada writes, "We can practically see how the devotees who have dedicated their lives for the service of the Lord in the Krishna consciousness movement are getting immense opportunities for the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead without working very hard. The Krishna consciousness movement actually started with only forty rupees, but now it has more than forty crores worth of property, and all this opulence has been achieved within eight or ten years. No karmi can expect to improve his business so swiftly, and besides that, whatever a karmi acquires is temporary and sometimes frustrating. In Krishna consciousness, however, everything is encouraging and improving."

  • Topic
    Wait to Serve
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi.
    "Thus I began chanting the holy name and fame of the Lord by repeated recitation, ignoring all the formalities of the material world. Such chanting and remembering of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord are benedictory. So doing, I traveled all over the earth, fully satisfied, humble and unenvious."

  • Topic
    Wait to Serve
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The sage Chandrama told Samapati, "Although I am able to give you your wings back, I will not do so, as you are destined to render a service to Rama through those monkeys.

  • Topic
    Wait to Serve
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi.
    bodily sufferings must be borne by everyone as a reaction to their own past deeds. One should nevertheless reallize that the real self is different from the body. Without being overly attached to the body one should try to fix the mind on the Supreme Lord, with whom all beings have an eternal relationship.

  • Topic
    Mucukunda's Liberation
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    Author
    Manohar Suvarna
    Lord says, "I am affectionately inclined to My devotees. One who has satisfied Me need never again lament."

  • Topic
    Surrender Once, Get Shelter Forever
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    Giving shelter to someone is not an easy task. We can do that only if we take complete responsibility of the surrendered soul, in the sense that whether they advance in devotional service or not, still one has to help in all ways and means at all times, and without any expectation in return.

  • Topic
    Effects of Tolerance
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The golden words, "No counteraction is the best counteraction", gets evaporated from our hearts and all we want to do is to take the judgement rod in our hands and punish the people who offend us. But if we introspect ourselves, how many times were we peaceful after such retaliation? Did it do any good to us or the people who offend us? The answer is always a "No". It only caused us more pain and suffering, and made others more and more inimical to us. So neither do we progress spiritually or materially, nor do we help other souls to go close to Krishna.

  • Topic
    Meeting of Bharata and the Sage Bharadvaja
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

    This is in conclusion of the previous offering titled, 'Meeting of Bharata and the Sage Bharadvaja'. In the previous offering we saw how 

    1. Bharata approached the sage with great humility. 

    2. Bharadvaja muni enthusiastically served Bharata and his entourage who had come to the forest in search of their beloved Lord Ram.

    Now let us continue to learn few more lessons from this transcendental meeting.

  • Topic
    Meeting of Bharata and the Sage Bharadvaja
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    Bharadvaja inspite of being so powerful, did not misuse the potency for his own satisfaction. He used it purely to serve the Lord's associates and His subjects.

  • Topic
    The Lord Feels Pain
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Always be careful in your dealings with devotees and never create any ill feelings in their hearts. Creating ill feelings with the devotees will create impediments on one's path.

  • Topic
    Meeting of Bharata and the Sage Bharadvaja
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    When Bharata came to know about Rama's exile and his father's demise, he was very displeased with the actions of his mother Kaikeyi.

  • Topic
    Mucukunda's Liberation
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    Author
    Manohar Suvarna
    Here, we need to learn from Mucukunda, the quality of a devotee who paid obeisances to Lord and glorified Him even before knowing that he is Supreme Personality of Godhead. He did not glorify his dynasty, nor he boast about his selfless service to demigods. He accepted Lord's supremacy.

  • Topic
    Abiding the Will of the Lord
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    "The difference between the demigods and ordinary human beings is that the demigods approach authority, whereas the inhabitants of this earth defy authority. If people would only approach the authority, then every adverse condition in this universe could be rectified.

  • Topic
    When to pray ?
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Happy moments, praise Krishna. Difficult moments, seek Krishna. Quiet moments, worship Krishna. Painful moments, trust Krishna. Every moment, thank Krishna.

  • Topic
    Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2013
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    Maharaj said, "I left home when I was eating in silver plate." Maharaj also by his practice shown what is real renunciation.

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    Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2013
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Maharaj said that our business is to chant and it is Krishna's business to sort out our problems. He also said that nobody has brought anything with him when we are born.

  • Topic
    Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2013
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Whenever Maharaj saw children, his whole face bloomed and brightened up, his eyes became big and he used to bend forward towards the child with great affection and give his transcendental touch to the child by tapping on his head, pinching the cheeks and patting their backs and speaking very very kind and loving words.