Jatayu protected Dasaratha using his big wings and in that incident both of them became close friends and their friendship continued ever since. During that war, Dasaratha told Jatayu, "I am the body and you are the soul, my life." Now Jatayu recollected all that and cried, "Yamaraj has acted out of ignorance by taking Dasaratha away. He is supposed to leave the body and take the soul. But he has left me (the soul) and taken away Dasaratha(body)."
Jatayu was actually defeated by Ravana and he could not stop him and save Mother Sita. So from the material point of view it appears that he failed in his service to Lord Rama. But it did not stop him from getting the mercy of Lord Rama. From spiritual point of view, his life was a complete success because he was recognised by Lord Rama and he directly went back to Godhead.
The Supreme Lord endowed the living entities with mind, faculty of speech and pranas (life air), which are His favourite food so that they can offer these gifts back to Him to please Him and advance spiritually and attain perfection of existence. So the Lord is very pleased when the living entities engage their mind, power of speech and life air & the body in His loving service.
When we always engage ourselves in serving the Lord, He will guide us to take shelter of pure devotees. And even if there are inimical people, the process of bhakti and Supreme Lord are so potent, that they can even change the hearts of inimical people, as long as we take shelter of the Supreme Lord always.
If we differentiate the speaker, guru or the Vaishnava who by Krishna’s mercy is instructing us, then we only hear the words of the speaker. But if we are submissive and humble and then listen, Krishna speaks through the mouth of the speaker. Thus, the same preacher may give a huge impact to a submissive devotee, but since we are not in the submissive state we do not hear from Krishna.
In olden days there was no cinemas, no radio, no television and it was completely impossible to hear all the news and we use to only hear the pastimes of Lord Krishna from our mother and grand parents and our life use to be clean and simple.
My dear sons, please always remember this truth - United we stand, Divided we fall. When you are all united, no one would be able to disturb you. But if you fight amongst yourselves, you will be ruined. Please be united always.
Whenever we get to hear some confidential news, our innate tendency is to share the news with others, just to show off that we know it. We hardly care for the consequences and the bad impact it might have on others. This is verily condemned.
If You ever have to go to a distant place, You should also think of me as Your personal carrier. I am the servant of Your servant, and in the wink of an eye I can travel hundreds of millions of yojanas.
It is said that in spiritual world, every word is a song and every step is a dance. So what to speak of Lord's lila in Vrindavan which is non-different from Goloka. Every movement of the Lord is very pleasing to His devotees, but for the demons it appears like deathknell.
It is the desire of Krishna they should read these books and try to understand the Krishna philosophy, the science of Krishna, the science of God. Then their life will be perfect. Otherwise, this one-sided civilization, material comforts, that will not help them.
His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada always says, "tatra laulyam ekam mulyam. Laulyam means very greediness or... We can say, "How I shall approach Krishna?" This greediness required, not greediness for sense gratification."
We were flying in America moving from one city to another city and there was one Indian person, you know, always flying. So we had two months unlimited travel pass, so always we were in the plane, you know. And that man also frequently flew. So he said, "Are you rich?" I told these clothes are with me and one pair is more. He said, "I can't believe, you are flying"
So what happened one day Duryodhan organised a picnic you know and he knew that Bhima is very fond of eating you know. So he prepared lot of prasadam, but not prasadam, but food you know? Food and he mixed with poison in the food so he thought that when in the evening, when Bhima will be hungry, he will feed him with prasadam, this poisonous prasadam so he will completely be finished off.
Let anybody do black magic or this or that. You don’t worry, you just be completely attached to Maha mantra atleast.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
and those are who attached to these things (black magic etc), they should be compassionately dragged out of this.
When we get the ornaments made by gold, then we must have the touchstone to examine whether it is real gold or rolled gold and by rubbing on the touchstone they can know.The goldsmith can tell you whether the gold is real or not real. The same way whenever we perform the activities, there is a touchstone.
Our spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says we should never disrespect or neglect other living entities. Neglecting living entities is worse than killing them. So we can understand how much great an offence it is to neglect Supreme Lord - who is the cause of all causes.
Like Tenalirama made an existing line shorter without touching it, by just drawing a bigger line by the side of it, we just drew a bigger line by this devotees association and intensely searching for the kovidas in Srimad Bhagavatam and scriptures when the whole world is foolishly busy in getting tainted / smeared with fear of death by constant association with the smaller disturbing line – it means searching for Covid.
Small lamps may be agitated by a slight breeze, but the greatest lamp or the greatest illuminating source, the sun, is never moved, even by the greatest hurricane. One’s greatness has to be estimated by one’s ability to tolerate provoking situations.
Ardent hearing from the bona fide master is the only way to receive transcendental knowledge, and there is no need for medical performances or occult mysticism for miraculous effects. The process is simple, but only the sincere party can achieve the desired result.
After being enthroned, Yudhishtir Maharaj ruled the world very nicely like his father Maharaj Pandu. And Suta Goswami is nicely telling the reason for the successful administration as - 'kṛṣṇa-pādānusevayā' - 'continuous service unto the lotus feet of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.'
We should not mistake that only Parikshit Maharaj got the mercy of Lord Krishna in the womb. H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says that it is only by Krishna's causeless mercy that each one of us have come out of mother's womb safely. And it is Lord's mercy that we are having all our limbs in working condition. The family, friends, relatives, devotees we meet in life are all Krishna's blessings.
Without expecting anything in return, million times more love than a mother would to her child, Gurudev has loved us day and night. He has had several communications with Krishna just to resolve our issues and help us cultivate faith in bhakti. He has taken burden of all our sins and suffered physically but never ever said that he was suffering because of us.
Brahma was extremely satisfied upon observing the magnificent beauty and opulence of the Lord, and he admitted that nothing can be comparable to Him. Only by penance can one appreciate the beauty and opulence of the Lord, and when one is acquainted with that beauty and opulence, he is no longer attracted by any other.
Even now, so many people - simply by reading Srila Prabhupada's lilamrta, his life and activities become so attracted to him and come running to temple to see if they can meet him in person, even many years after his physical disappearance. And not only that, so many people became devotees of Lord simply by studying the life and activities of Srila Prabhupada. Such is the potency of hearing the character of pure devotees
Human behavior is many times unpredictable.The person who seems to be very calm and composed, becomes greatly agitated when there are certain triggering situations. A person who is unable to tolerate certain situations, behaves like an angel in another situation. Human psychology is thus very difficult to comprehend and thus we find complicated mental disorders and behavioural patterns.