Any opinion different from the opinion of the spiritual master is useless. One cannot infiltrate materially concocted ideas into spiritual advancement. That is deviation. There is no scope for adjusting spiritual advancement to material ideas."
So by a systematic understanding and realization of the above three points one can give up the three bad qualities (lust, anger and greed) and attain the supreme abode. This is possible by hearing about the Lord in the association of devotees and serving the Lord to the best of one's ability.
After going through the scriptural evidence which convinces us, we should put them into practice. This can be effective only if we associate with the pure devotees who are all 'acharyas', who follow all the principles of devotional service.
To understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead and perform devotional service, the bare minimum requirement is to be atleast in the mode of goodness. So how to build the bridge between the two sides ? The only solution is "Prasadam"
All the other scriptures in the world give only a vague description of who that Absolute Truth is... whereas Srimad Bhagavatam, in its very first verse, gives us the exact answer that "That Supreme Absolute Truth(param satyam) is Vaasudeva - Lord Sri Krishna! (om namo bhagavate vaasudevaaya...satyam param dhimahi"
Today is the disappearance day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. It is auspicious to remember this great acarya in our disciplic succession on this important day. Srila Bhaktivinoda Takur's glories are unlimited. He was the father of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Takur, the spiritual master of Srila Prabhupada.
In Tompkins Square, I was sitting underneath a tree and chanting Hare Krsna mantra alone. And these young men, they used to assemble and dance also in the tune, for three hours from two to five. In this way, we got our followers, associates. And gradually it developed into organization."
Regulated activities are prescribed in the Vedas and Vedas are directly manifested from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently the all-pervading Transcendence is eternally situated in acts of sacrifice.
y going to London depends on so many factors which are ultimately controlled by Krishna. But if I say, "Krishna willing, I will be going to London", then it is perfect, because if Krsna desires, I will go and if He does not desire, I will not go. Either way it is perfect. Similarly, even when we do any activity, if we have the same consciousness that "Krishna willing...", then we will become perfect and peaceful.
In Bhagavad Gita (8.5), Krishna says that those who think of Him at the end of life and quit the body, attain His nature.Even though Bharata Maharaj thought about Krishna in the last minute of his life in the deer body, he still took birth as Jada Bharata Maharaj. I was wondering as to how did this happen.
Krishna the seed-giver, Krishna who gives taste and juice, Krishna who gives sunlight an essential ingredient to grow a plant, and Krishna who is the taste of water, again Krishna who makes the same mud produce different types of grains, fruits and flowers.
Maharaj used the simple fact "We are all bound to die one day" as the vehicle to carry his transcendental messages. Maharaj explained that at the time of death our consciousness is lost from the feet upwards
Maharaj had actually listed the famous questions from Mahabharata that the Yaksharaja asked Yudhishtir Maharaj when the rest of the pandavas had fell down unconscious after drinking the water from the mystery pond during their exile.