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    Holy Name Cleanses All Sins
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    Srilakshmi devi dasi
    By nama sankirtan - naama sankirtanam yasya sarva paapa pranaashanam; as we saw now, our buddhi has one direction. So other sinful ideas, don’t touch us.

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    Krishna is the Ultimate Cause
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When we give the priority to the right things in life, then everything else will fall in place by the mercy of Guru and Krishna. But most of the times we forget this and think ourselves as the doers of everything.

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    Descent and Ascent
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In an aeroplane, when the flight is about to land, the crew announces to the passengers, "Ladies and Gentlemen, we are beginning our descent to our destination."

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In this material world living entities go through the six transformations of the material body - It takes birth, grows, stays for some time, gives off some by-products, dwindles, and then vanishes.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    arada Muni informs Maharaj Yudhishthira about how his uncles and aunt have traveled to Himalayan mountains and how Dhrtarashtra would be performing austerities and leaving the body, by burning himself by the power of yogic fire...

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Krishna is omnipresent. He is all pervading - present within the hearts of all people - those who are favourable to us, as well as those who are not favourable to us. He is also present outside of everything.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Many a times we falsely believe that we are indispensable at our home or in the society. But actually no one is dependent on us. Lord is the ultimate protector of all.

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    Lessons from the Life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    One devotee shared a nice acronym which we should always remember to come out of this illusion of doer mentality and understand our dependence on Supreme Lord.

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    Lessons from the Life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Narada Muni openly says that whatever feelings of separation we may claim to have towards another living entity - is all illusory affection.

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    Lessons from the Life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    As a cow, bound through the nose by a long rope, is conditioned, so also human beings are bound by different Vedic injunctions and are conditioned to obey the orders of the Supreme.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says that if we want to have eternal connection with any departed soul then the only way to connect with them is through Krishna.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The phrase "Closing all accounts in the material world" is worth meditating. Without closing the accounts, if we leave the house and go to the forest, then that renunciation will not last long as our thoughts will always be on the open accounts.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In this material world, we are always thrown into perplexities and depression. The reason is because we think that we are the controllers. And when things go out of control, we become disturbed.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Dhrtarashtra had suffered the effects of his own misdeeds by the will of the Lord, but Maharaja Yudhishthira was thinking only of his own unavoidable misdeeds. That is the nature of a good man and devotee of the Lord.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Besides that, the shock she suffered because of the wholesale killing of her one hundred sons and her grandsons also was certainly too much for a woman. But she suffered all this just like an ascetic.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Throughout his life he was ill-treated by the Kauravas. Now that the Pandavas were in rule, he would have definitely been well-received and respected in the Kuru assembly. But Vidura was not after any honour, position or power. As soon as Dhrtarashtra left, Vidura also left the palace.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Now by the arrangement of Supreme Lord, all his sons were killed and Vidura wanted to make the best use of this opportunity to give him the final dose of transcendental knowledge. In this material world when we stay for few years in a particular home, city or work-place - we tend to get attached to it.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    There is no need to live a degraded life and subsist on the charity of those whom you tried to kill by arson and poisoning. You also insulted one of their wives and usurped their kingdom and wealth.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says that as soon as Dasaratha Maharaj saw one white hair on his head, he decided to do the coronation ceremony for his son Lord Ram and take to renounced order of life.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Once Yudhisthira Mahraj is questioned by Yaksha as to what is the most wonderful thing in this world? Yudhishtira Maharaj replied, "The most wonderful thing is that although everyday innumerable humans and their animals go to the abode of death, still a man thinks he is immortal."

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Alexander the great, conquered so many countries. When he was dying, his servants asked him what is his wish. He said, "Please put my body in the coffin, with my hands out, so that people should see that I came wit nothing and I am going back with nothing.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Death is inevitable. But time and again we find that we don't want to accept this plain truth and somehow or the other try to find some remedy to escape from death and prolong our stay in the material world.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says that "old-age without Krishna consiousness is such a great pain for the miseries will make us really mad. Our body will not co-operate with us and we will not be able to do whatever we want.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In his wonderful purport to the above verse Srila Prabhupada says, "Our duration of life is measured, and no one is able to enhance it even by a second against the scheduled time ordained by the supreme will.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Since Suta Goswami is mentioning 'yaavad dadhaara shudratvam' - meaning "as long as Vidura was playing the role of shudra", Srila Prabhupada gives very nice explanation on how the role of shudra does not deny one from giving spiritual knowledge to others.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Vidura particularly came to enlighten Dhrtarashtra and to give him a lift to the higher status of spiritual cognition. It is the duty of enlightened souls to deliver the fallen ones, and Vidura came for that reason.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When Vidura returned to the palace, all the members of Kuru family felt very happy to see him again. They gave him warm welcome and after offering him the due respects, food etc, Yudhishtira Maharaj began to glorify him.

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    Lessons from the life of Dhrtarashtra
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Prior to the Kurukshetra war, Vidura being insulted by Duryodhana, considering it as special mercy of Lord Krishna leaves for pilgrimage. During that time he met the great sage Maitreya Muni and received transcendental knowledge from him.

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    Transcendental Reminiscences
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    Uma Prathap
    In the previous offering, Maharaj was explaining how we should sing to the Lord with bhaav, with love. Maharaj sings some of the verses, in his unique transcendental voice, vibrating the syllables so lovingly, and thereby teaches us how to do.

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    Transcendental Reminiscences
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    Uma Prathap
    We have come to our Lord with devotion. Lord is very dear to us. And we have to glorify Him very nicely. When you are alone, you try to recite some verses glorifying the Lord with devotion. You have to try reciting them with devotion. Without the devotion everything becomes dry.

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    Transcendental Reminiscences
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    Uma Prathap
    Outside living entities, who are not in this movement, they also are related. And one thing we have to remember again that we are here in a very nice atmosphere here