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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Therefore it should be understood that one is easily relieved from all sinful reactions by chanting the holy name of the Lord and chanting of His qualities and activities. This is the only process recommended for relief from sinful reactions. Even if one chants the holy name of the Lord with improper pronunciation, he will achieve relief from material bondage if he chants without offenses.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Real religious principles are enacted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although fully situated in the mode of goodness, even the great rshis who occupy the topmost planets cannot ascertain the real religious principles, nor can the demigods or the leaders of Siddhaloka, to say nothing of the asuras, ordinary human beings, Vidyadharas and Caranas

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The order carriers of Lord Vishnu, who are worshiped even by the demigods, possess wonderful bodily features exactly like those of Vishnu and are very rarely seen. The Vishnudutas protect the devotees of the Lord from the hands of enemies, from envious persons and even from my jurisdiction, as well as from natural disturbances.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is self-sufficient and fully independent. He is the master of everyone and everything, including the illusory energy. He has His form, qualities and features; and similarly His order carriers, the Vaishnavas, who are very beautiful, possess bodily features, transcendental qualities and a transcendental nature almost like His. 

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Yamaraja has very little time to take leave from his responsible office of punishing the wrongdoers. There are more wrongdoers than righteous men. Therefore Yamaraja has to do more work than other demigods who are also authorized agents of the Supreme Lord. But he wanted to preach the glories of the Lord, and therefore by the will of the Lord he was cursed by Manduka Muni to come into the world in the incarnation of Vidura and work very hard as a great devotee."

  • Topic
    Ante Narayana Smrti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
    Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
     
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Ante Narayana Smrti". In the previous offerings we saw how Ajamila made the best use of his second chance and returned back to Vishnuloka at the time of death. Now we shall see further.

  • Topic
    Ante Narayana Smrti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
    Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
     
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Ante Narayana Smrti". In the previous offerings we saw how Ajamila made the best use of his second chance by serving in Vishnu temple in Haridwar. Now we shall see further.  

  • Topic
    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Our spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj always says that we should leave the home when people are asking, "why are you leaving?", Otherwise a day will come when people will start asking, "when will you leave?".

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    A Krishna conscious person should free himself from the clutches of maya, and he should also be compassionate to all others suffering in those clutches. The activities of the Krishna consciousness movement are meant not only for oneself but for others also. This is the perfection of Krishna consciousness.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "I am such a sinful person, but since I have now gotten this opportunity, I must completely control my mind, life and senses and always engage in devotional service so that I may not fall again into the deep darkness and ignorance of material life."

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    Nectar of Instructions from Navayogendras
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    Author
    Manohar Suvarna

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
    Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!

  • Topic
    Ante Narayana Smrti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
     Ajamila heard glorification of the name, fame, qualities and pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He thus became a perfectly pure devotee. He could then remember his past sinful activities, which he greatly regretted having performed."

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    Compact In Our Hearts
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    Author
    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Srila Prabhupada gives the word to word meaning of avarudhyate as become compact. When something is compact, it means that is so densely packed that there is no place for anything else. Now we want the Lord to be compactly placed in His abode of our hrdaya kamalam and Bhagavatam says that as soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is compactly established within his heart.

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    Tongue - A Sharper Weapon
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    Shyamasundar das
    Recently, I came across a father and a son, fighting verbally. The father was supporting a particular cricketer, while the son was against him. Although both of them are not going to gain or lose anything because of arguing over this, they were fighting .Similarly we find when wife talks ill of the husband's family members or the husband talks ill of the wife's family members there is always quarrel.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When the Vishnudutas saw Ajamila trying to say something to them, they disappeared to give him a chance to glorify the Supreme Lord. Since all his sinful reactions had been vanquished, he was now prepared to glorify the Lord.

  • Topic
    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "Having been released from the nooses of Yamaraja's servants, the brahmana Ajamila, now free from fear, came to his senses and immediately offered obeisances to the Vishnudutas by bowing his head at their lotus feet. He was extremely pleased by their presence, for he had seen them save his life from the hands of the servants of Yamaraja

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
    Date
    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    As a fire burns dry grass to ashes, so the holy name of the Lord, whether chanted knowingly or unknowingly, burns to ashes, without fail, all the reactions of one's sinful activities. If a person unaware of the effective potency of a certain medicine takes that medicine or is forced to take it, it will act even without his knowledge because its potency does not depend on the patient's understanding.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    One who chants the holy name of the Lord is immediately freed from the reactions of unlimited sins, even if he chants indirectly [to indicate something else], jokingly, for musical entertainment, or even neglectfully. This is accepted by all the learned scholars of the scriptures.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When we undergo other ways of atonement process, the propensity to commit the sin again does not gets wiped out from our hearts. We see that many criminals continue to repeat the crimes even after being punished in jails etc. Once they are out, they are back to their business of committing sins. But chanting of Holy Names is so potent that it not only removes the propensity to commit sins, but also awakens bhakti in our hearts.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Devotional service, if sincerely done, little only, that is also taken, just like the Putana. She had no desire, but still, consciously, unconsciously, she gave some service. Similarly, we should try our best to give some service to Krishna. If a little service is sincerely given, Krishna takes note of it, and His business is protect you, even though you fall down just like Ajamila.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    A king or governmental official should be so well qualified that he acts as a father, maintainer and protector of the citizens because of affection and love. He should give the citizens good advice and instructions according to the standard scriptures and should be equal to everyone.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi

    Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
    Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
     
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Ante Narayana Smrti", wherein we saw Sukadeva Goswami narrating the story of the brahmana Ajamila. In the previous offerings we saw the Yamadutas explaining the Vishnudutas about what they have heard from their master Yamaraja on how to determine who is elgibile for punishment. Now let us hear further.  

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    Nectar of Instructions from Navayogendras
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    Manohar Suvarna
    A devotee who faithfully engages in the worship of the Deity in the temple but does not behave properly toward other devotees or people in general is called a praakrta-bhakta, a materialistic devotee, and is considered to be in the lowest position.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Praying fervently to Lord Ranganatha to give this person the gift of bhakti, Ramanujacarya took the man into Srirangam temple and asked him to have darshan of the Lord whose lotus eyes are most beautiful. Immediately the man's consciousness changed and later he and that girl married and together the couple became very dedicated grahastha disciples of Sri Ramanujacarya and performed wonderful devotional service.  Such is the power of isha-sanga

  • Topic
    Srila Prabhupada Vani
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    Author
    Kalacakra Krsna das
     All the presidents of our centers should see that all the members are strictly observing the brahminical standards, such as rising early, cleansing at least twice daily, reading profusely, attending arati, like that. You begin immediately this process. That is the main work of GBC. 

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    A sick man's fever may go down, but he may not yet be cured. He is finally cured when he is not only safe from fever but fully recovered and back to his normal, active life. Otherwise there is danger of relapse. Likewise, understanding "I am a spirit soul, not the body" does not mean one is cured of illusion.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The foolish embodied living entity, inept at controlling his senses and mind, is forced to act according to the influence of the modes of material nature, against his desires. He is like a silkworm that uses its own saliva to create a cocoon and then becomes trapped in it, with no possibility of getting out.

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    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The Supreme Lord who resides as Super-soul within everyone's heart is our constant companion and is trikaala jnaani - knows the past, present and future. Yamaraja is one of the twelve Mahajans and being a great devotee of the Supreme Lord, he is also blessed by the Lord with the quality of trikaala jnaan - knowing the past, present and future.

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    Made For Each Other
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    Author
    Narahari Krishna das
    When husband and wife understand that none of us are perfect and just as we have our own imperfections, the spouse also is bound to have imperfections, then the tendency to humiliate the other person and highlight their weakness to put them down is reduced. We learn to the accept the spouse as they are without much cribbing. When this happens, the couple can easily encourage each other in spiritual life and we can make the best out of the worst bargain (material body is a bad bargain and in that family life is a worst bargain) and achieve spiritual fulfilment in life.

  • Topic
    Ante Narayana Smrti
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The candidates for punishment are those who are confirmed by these many witnesses to have deviated from their prescribed regulative duties. Everyone engaged in fruitive activities is suitable to be subjected to punishment according to his sinful acts.