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    Hearing about Lord Rama
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    Narahari Krishna das
    The actual object of glorification is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has created everything manifested before us. The tendency to glorify others or hear others must be turned to the real object of glorification — the Supreme Being.

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    Soul of the Universe
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    "Everything happens under My Supervision" - Krishna can see everything even with His eyes closed as any part of His transcendental body can do the function of eyes.

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    The Merciful Rod of Punishment
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When we are blinded by "mada" - false prestige, we think that "I" am the controller of everything and fail to see Krishna's control and supremacy. So Lord out of mercy, "anugraha" punishes us just to correct our mistakes - just like a loving parent trying to correct their wards.

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    Welcome to Granthraj 2.0
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    "Necessity is the mother of invention" as they say, the yahoogroups forum that we have been using for the last 18 years decided to shut down its operations a week ago.

  • Topic
    Welfare Activities
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So this movement, this Krishna consciousness movement, is very important movement. So, somebody should dedicate his life, somebody should dedicate his wealth, somebody should dedicate his intelligence, and somebody should dedicate his words.

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    Pearls from Maharaj's Diary
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    If there is any silent saint to be found in the entire text of Ramayana, the obvious choice will be of Shatrugna. There are here & there stray references of his behavioural conduct but mostly he is silent. He is brave because he has destroyed the greed.

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    Attempt to Serve
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In material world, the boss whom we work for will be pleased only if we serve in such a manner that our service results in positive results. Our attempts for service is valued or recognised only when it yields some gross benefit for the master. But the Supreme Lord is so kind that He simply appreciates the endeavour for service irrespective of the results.

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    Symptom of Devotee
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So prajaa not only refers to the human beings who were engaged in the war - but it also includes the horses, elephants etc - who also died in the war and Yudhishtir Maharaj was worried for all of them.

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    Tapasya
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When we hear the word - 'tapasya' we usually think that it is meant only for sages meditating in the Himalayas and not applicable for us. But Lord Krishna gives very nice explanation about "tapasya"...

  • Topic
    Modes of Nature and Transcendence
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    Poorna Prajna dasa
    While reading the 14th chapter of Bhagavad Gita there was a question, at that time I convinced myself thinking it is Lords external energy. Later I came across a nice verse in Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.2.35

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    Approved Writing
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    I must admit my frailties in presenting Srimad-Bhagavatam, but still I am hopeful of its good reception by the thinkers and leaders of society on the strength of the following statement of Srimad Bhagavatam (1.5.11)

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    Granthraj Members - An Important Update
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    Kalacakra Krsna das
    The Granthraj yahoogroup was formed on 26th Feb, 2002 under the instruction of our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj and carefully nurtured by his personal guidance, care and encouragement. Every devotee who has been a member of this forum, specifically those who have written their offerings will cherish the personal attention and appreciations they received from our Guru Maharaj.

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    Approved Writing
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    "Never mind what is the news. We don't care for that. But because they will utter the word Krishna, that is their profit, and that is our profit for the Krishna consciousness movement. So, thank you very much."

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    Approved Writing
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    That night the Lord appeared to him in a dream and instructed him to write a commentary on the Vedanta-sutra: "I will dictate to you what to write and therefore no one will be able to refuse to accept it."

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    Approved Writing
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    The next morning when the priest went to open Vitthobha’s temple in Dehu, he saw a bundle on Vitthal’s head. The priest rushed in to remove it and the bundle was wet. He opened it to see what was inside and it had all the songs that Tuka had thrown in to the river.

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    Approved Writing
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    When Kamban read the portion of Nrisimha killing Hiranyakasipu, there was a heavy roar emanating from the shrine of Mettu Azhagiya Singar to the surprise of all. Taking this as sign of approval of Nrisimha, the scholars accorded sanction to Kamba Ramayanam

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    Approved Writing
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    Throughout the various scriptures it is always insisted that all our activities of devotional service must be approved by the authorities in the line of bonafide disciplic succession and the Lord.

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    An important man in the social order can be known by his mercy only. Similarly, one must be very dear to the Lord in order to know the Lord. The Lord is unlimited; no one can know Him completely, but one's advancement in the transcendental loving service of the Lord can make one eligible to know the Lord.

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Krishna Reveals Himself" - wherein we were meditating on the conversation between the Supreme Lord and Brahmaji after He gave darshan to him.

  • Topic
    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Krishna Reveals Himself" - wherein we were meditating on the conversation between the Supreme Lord and Brahmaji after He gave darshan to him.

  • Topic
    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Krishna Reveals Himself" - wherein we were meditating on the conversation between the Supreme Lord and Brahmaji after He gave darshan to him.

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is a very beautiful verse wherein Lord Himself is saying how potent "penance" is. Even for accomplishments in the material world - ....

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Lord said how He was pleased with submissive way in which Brahmaji executed penance. In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 2.9.23 Lord Krishna says...

  • Topic
    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Krishna Reveals Himself" - wherein we were meditating on the conversation between the Supreme Lord and Brahmaji after He gave darshan to him.

  • Topic
    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Krishna Reveals Himself" - wherein we were meditating on the conversation between the Supreme Lord and Brahmaji after He gave darshan to him.

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Krishna is pleased when we use His gifts in His service. For example, Narada Muni has a veena which is gifted by Krishna and He very nicely uses it..

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Lord entrusted Brahmaji with great responsibility of creation. Srila Prabhupada nicely mentions in the purport that Lord bestowed Brahmaji with Vedic knowledge so that he could pass it on to the conditioned living entities in the creation.

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So if we sincerely desire to see/hear about the Lord, then Lord makes all the arrangements - however difficult our material situations may be.

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Krishna Reveals Himself" - wherein we were meditating on how Lord Brahmaji got the darshan of the eternal transcendental form of Supreme Lord after 1000 celestial years of penance.

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    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The goddess of fortune in her transcendental form is engaged in the loving service of the Lord's lotus feet, and being moved by the black bees,.....

  • Topic
    Krishna Reveals Himself
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Krishna Reveals Himself" - wherein we were meditating on how Lord Brahmaji got the darshan of the eternal transcendental form of Supreme Lord after 1000 celestial years of penance.

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    Treatise on Tree Ties
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    The following is the concluding verse spoken by Lord Krishna in appreciating the selfless nature of the trees - (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.22.35)

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    Treatise on Tree Ties
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    Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
    This is in continuation of the previous offering, "Treatise On Trees", wherein Lord Krishna speaks with great affection appreciating the trees.