The vice-chancellor of Benares University, a very famous man of his time, named Madan Mohan Molaviya came to the Gaudiya Matha to ask Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (Spiritual Master of Srila Prabhupada) some very intricate questions.
When asked why this translation and verse had no purport, Gurudev replied because the translation had no room for ambiguity! Envy, subtle or gross will cause us to lose our advancement in bhakti immediately.
My dear King, Bali Maharaj donated all his possessions to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vamanadeva, but should certainly not conclude that he achieved his great worldly opulence in bila-svaga as a result of his charitable disposition.
There is no need to worship any deity but the Lord. The Lord is all-powerful, and if He is satisfied by ourobedience unto His lotus feet, He is competent to bestow upon us all kinds of blessings for the successful execution of both our material and spiritual lives.
There is a wonderful Sloka in Queen KuntiDevi's prayers that Guru Maharaj often quotes. It has a very simple lyric, glorifies the Supreme Personality of Godhead very nicely and is very easy to remember Sri Krsna.
Srimad Bhagavatam is known as Maha Purana - Purana means historical accounts. It does not mean mythology. Unfortunately because of our limited mind we cannot comprehend some things, which we then regard it as mythology.
I was listening to a lecture of Maharaj today morning and came across an astounding statement - "As soon as two people meet each other. They talk about a third person. And when one of those two meet the third person, they
talk about the other one!"
The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self
The process chanting and hearing is simple and easy. A materialist men whereas is always handicapped in this area. He is not interested in glorifying the Lord nor is he interested in hearing about Him.
It is therefore concluded that highest perfection one can achieve by discharging the duties prescribed for one’s own occupation according to caste divisions and orders of life is to please the Personality of Godhead.