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    Be Prepared
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    Sudarshana devi dasi

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

    This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Be Prepared" wherein we were trying to meditate on some of the pearls of wisdom shared by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada in his lectures on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 2.1.1-4 .In the previous offering we saw how 'atma-vit' are people who have their aim as Krishna. Now  we shall see further.

    In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 2.1.2 - Sukadev Goswami says,

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    Be Prepared
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So to remain as gṛhastha, as householder, is not condemned, but it should be Kṛṣṇa conscious. There are four āśramas. There is nothing condemned, because the aim is Kṛṣṇa. If the aim is Kṛṣṇa, then your life, your interest is all right. If the aim is not Kṛṣṇa, then you're losing the opportunity of this human form of life

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    Be Prepared
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    This is karmī's view. They want some profit to enjoy personally; therefore if they think that "I am going to die next moment," then their karmī activities will be stopped. Therefore Cāṇakya Paṇḍita says that "You think that you shall live forever," although it is false, just to give him impetus. But those who are transcendentalist, those who are after going back to home, back to Godhead, they should be serious, and they should know that "I am going to die at any moment.

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    Be Prepared
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So far Vedic knowledge is concerned, life is not a sport; it is continuation.

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    Be Prepared
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    I have to go, I have to go, I have to go leaving everything behind.

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The distinction between family life and spiritual life can be experienced by any person who has undergone the tribulations of living with a family. One who comes under the shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord never becomes attracted by the activities of family life.

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    In the case of Gajendra's pastime also we see that elephant Gajendra, although very powerful on land could not manifest its full strength when he had to fight with crocodile in the water for 1000s of years. Whereas the crocodile being a water animal could emerge very powerful. 

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    If we keep human beings in the status of cats and dogs, in the bodily concept of life, how can they live in peace? They will simply fight like cats and dogs amongst one another.

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    One should speak only of essentials, and the most essential speech for the devotee is to speak for the sake of the Supreme Lord.

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Show me who your friends and i'll tell you who you are.

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    If one's friend or Godbrother or brother increases in devotion, the other devotee, he is not envious. He simply thanks him, "Oh, my brother," "my sister," or "my father," like that, "he has advanced in so much devotion. I could not do. So how I can follow him?

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    There is no fear when Krishna is near. So by humbly appealing to the Lord to appear in our heart and life, we can become fearless even when we are in this material body and world.

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    Prayers Pleases the Lord
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Whenever and wherever possible - whether it is with his classmates, teachers or his own demoniac father, he tried his best to give Krishna to all and that goal of life is to do devotional service unto Him.

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    Everything Happens According to His Will
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    We can't do unless He directs. And He has so many people to work under Him you know. So as soon as He wishes something, it will happen. This is the truth.

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    Everything Happens According to His Will
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    Ultimately it all rests on the supreme will of the Supreme Lord because without His will or sanction nothing can be built up or destroyed.

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    Everything Happens According to His Will
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    If you don't complete your devotional service and if you accept material body it is not neccessary that you will come to this planet alone. You may go anywhere.

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    Everything Happens According to His Will
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    Devotee at the time of death is not disturbed because we know that īśāvāsyam idam sarvaṁ, that's it. (Gurudev laughs) So we leave and go. We are peaceful. Materialistic man cannot be peaceful, cannot be peaceful.

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    Everything Happens According to His Will
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    Gross nuclear energy is so very powerful. So what to talk of the subtle nuclear energy. This Brahmastra is mantra, by mantra, by sound vibration it explodes. This is subtle. And subtle things always they are excited by sound.

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    Subject Matter of Hearing
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Please let me know what a man should hear, chant, remember and worship, and also what he should not do. Please explain all this to me.

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    Envy Stops us from Feeling Pains of Others
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    yukta-vairāgya is alright, if he uses it for Kṛṣṇa. But there is a fine line between our sense gratification and Kṛṣṇa’s service. Suppose I have car. And I think I am using for Kṛṣṇa. That is the way, yukta-vairāgya.

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    Envy Stops us from Feeling Pains of Others
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    In transcendence only, we can be at ease. Without the transcendence, we cannot do this. This is the point. And we are always missing the transcendence. And we are going to the material thing. And material thing are changing and getting destroyed, changing and getting destroyed. So more disturbances is there.

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    Envy Stops us from Feeling Pains of Others
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    Unless there is some permanency, the anxiety will always be there. Temporary things always create anxieties.

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    Envy Stops us from Feeling Pains of Others
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    We must have our pooja box with us. Umm! And puja box means Bhagavad Gita or Bhagavatam. Bhagavatam we may not be able to carry but few notes, our own note books, one or two notebooks we can carry.