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    Fixing the Mind on Krishna
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    Sudarshana devi dasi.
    We are awake, we have special intelligence, because of Krishna's mercy, Prabhupada's mercy and Guru's mercy. We have that special intelligence by which we can identify what is right and what is wrong. So use that intelligence and come to the scriptures, which are correctly translated by Srila Prabhupada.

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    Fixing the Mind on Krishna
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    It is very difficult to control the mind, It is very difficult. It is just impossible. And particularly when we see the liberated persons. Many a times when we go to Vrindavan and we see so many activities going on and we completely lose faith in the scriptures. This is a dangerous situation. We have to be very careful in those places. There may be so many elevated living entities there and they may behave in a certain way. We don't know what type of level they have.

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    Fixing the Mind on Krishna
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    If because of laziness one does not come to know Krishna conclusively, one will be misguided about the cult of devotion, like those who declare themselves advanced devotees and imitate the transcendental symptoms sometimes observed in liberated souls

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    Expanding the Influence by Devotional service
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    Maturity is a gift. It cannot be cultivated. Gift can be there if you behave good. If cent-percent Krishna consciousness is there, then He will give the gift of maturity

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    Expanding the Influence by Devotional Service
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because of my association with material desires, one after another, I was gradually falling into a blind well full of snakes, following the general populace. But Your servant Narada Muni kindly accepted me as his disciple and instructed me how to achieve this transcendental position. Therefore, my first duty is to serve him. How could I leave his service?

  • Topic
    Expanding the Influence by Devotional Service
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das

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    Expanding the Influence by Devotional service
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    Sajjanapriya Krishna das
    "Even though a person who has no assets in pious activities performs some good deed, it will have no result. Thus the weapons of the demons had no tangible effects upon Prahlada Maharaj because he was a devotee undisturbed by material conditions and fully engaged in meditating upon and serving the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is unchangeable, who cannot be realized by the material senses, and who is the soul of the entire universe."

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    Fixing the Mind on Krishna
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The sad-goswamis won't even stay under the same tree for two nights. And we fight for a room. Simplicity - on one hand we have to learn the simplicity.

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    Glories of Vrtrasura
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    Manohar Suvarna
    pure devotee who fixes his mind on Krishna does not ask for anything but an opportunity to engage in devotional service.

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    Fixing the Mind on Krishna
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    How Srila Prabhupada has practically derived the meanings of these verses is very nicely shown in the pages of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

  • Topic
    Fixing the Mind on Krishna
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Two eyes, two ear-holes, two nostrils and mouth - These are the places where diseases start. And two more - reproductive organ and evacuating organ. These are the nine places where diseases start as soon as the age advances.

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    Chanting with Concentration
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    Narahari Krishna Dasa
    The pranava (name of the Lord) is the bow. The living entity is the arrow. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the target. With utmost concentration (apramattena), one should recite pranava (holy name of the Lord) and fix his mind on the Lord, just as the arrow becomes firmly fixed in the target after hitting it

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    Glories of Vrtrasura
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    Manohar Suvarna
    Free from all material conceptions of existence and never wonder-struck by anything, the Lord is always jubilant and fully satisfied by His own spiritual perfection. He has no material designations, and therefore He is steady and unattached. That Supreme Personality of Godhead is the only shelter of everyone. Anyone desiring to be protected by others is certainly a great fool who desires to cross the sea by holding the tail of a dog.

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    Reflecting before Reacting
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    One should not do anything in a hurry, A person who does not deliberate (avivekaha) faces great calamities. Fortunes which are always attached to merits, seek on their own one who acts with reflection

  • Topic
    Source of Devotional Service
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    O beloved demigods, you have offered your prayers to Me with great knowledge, and I am certainly most pleased with you. A person is liberated by such knowledge, and thus he remembers My exalted position, which is above the conditions of material life. Such a devotee is fully purified by offering prayers in full knowledge. This is the source of devotional service to Me

  • Topic
    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    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

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    Chanting is the Essence
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    Svayam Prakash Krishna Das
    The holy name, character, pastimes and activities of Krishna are all transcendentally sweet like sugar candy. Although the tongue of one afflicted by the jaundice of avidya [ignorance] cannot taste anything sweet, it is wonderful that simply by carefully chanting these sweet names every day, a natural relish awakens within his tongue, and his disease is gradually destroyed at the root

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    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Srila Prabhupada translated dharma as supreme occupation. Occupation means your profession. When we remain under the shelter of the hladini shakti, the internal potency of the Lord, then guidance is there. If we do not chant Krishna's names we are no longer under the shelter of Krishna's divine nature and the results are awful

  • Topic
    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Our master, the Personality of Godhead Narayana, who alone rules the three worlds, whom one can serve in meditation, and who happily shares His personal domain, is manifest before us. Yet still we beg for the service of some minor lord of a few villages, some lowly man who can only meagerly reward us. Alas, what foolish wretches we are!

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    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    My dear Arjuna, he who engages in My pure devotional service, free from the contaminations of fruitive activities and mental speculation, he who works for Me, who makes Me the supreme goal of his life, and who is friendly to every living being—he certainly comes to Me.

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    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    In the material world, the external potency (material energy) can act only after one endeavors at great length, but when the Supreme Lord desires, everything is performed automatically by the internal potency. By His will, things happen so nicely and perfectly that they appear to be carried out automatically. Sometimes the activities of the internal potency are exhibited in the material world.

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    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    I pray only to engage in His service in the creation of the material world, and I pray that I not be materially affected by my works, for thus I may be able to give up the false prestige of being the creator.

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    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    The Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, is always the benefactor of the surrendered souls. His activities are always enacted through His internal potency, Rama, or the goddess of fortune. I pray only to engage in His service in the creation of the material world, and I pray that I not be materially affected by my works, for thus I may be able to give up the false prestige of being the creator."

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    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    O Krishna, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others' doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death.

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    Achieving Success In Our occupation
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

    Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!

    This is in continuation of the previous offering transcribing the class by our beloved God brother HG Viraja Krishna das prabhuji in Chennai on Brahma's prayers for creative energy from SB 3.9.22-25. In Srimad Bhagavatam 3.9.22, Brahmaji prays

  • Topic
    Achieving Success in our Occupation
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

    Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!

    The following is a humble effort to transcribe the wonderful class by our beloved God brother HG Viraja Krishna prabhuji in Chennai on Brahma's prayers for creative energy (from Srimad Bhagavatam verses 3.9.22-25). 

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    Brahmanas' Wrath
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    Manohar Suvarna
    We must consider others' possession as insignificant as lump of clay.

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    Sincerity is the Only Qualification
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    Svayam Prakash Krishna Das and Krishna Rati Devi Dasi
    Only those who render unreserved, uninterrupted, favourable service unto the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, who carries the wheel of the chariot in His hand, can know the creator of the universe in His full glory, power and transcendence

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    Sincerity is the Only Qualification
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    Svayam Prakash Krishna Das and Krishna Rati Devi Dasi
    If we improve the quality of our life in this way, then only our mind can be consumed by the descriptions of Krishna and then these six urges spoken in this verse can be very easily controlled.

  • Topic
    Brahmanas' Wrath
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    Manohar Suvarna
    Sri Krishna says, "My dear followers, never treat a learned brahmana harshly, even if he has sinned. Even if he attacks you physically or repeatedly curses you, always continue to offer him obeisances. Just us I always carefully bow down to brahmanas, so all of you should likewise bow down to them. I will punish anyone who acts otherwise."

  • Topic
    Sincerity is the Only Qualification
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    Svayam Prakash Krishna Das and Krishna Rati Devi Dasi
    The desire of those who fix their minds on Me does not lead to material desire for sense gratification, just as barleycorns burned by the sun and then cooked can no longer grow into new sprouts.