When we are going to meet someone very dear to us after a long time, we feel very excited and happy. Even before meeting them, we start imagining as to what they would say once they see us. Similarly, Akrura is also imagining as to how Krishna and Balaram would greet him with love.
My dear Lord, I am therefore not interested in either material opulences or liberation. I am most humbly praying at Your lotus feet for You to please give me any sort of birth within this Vrndavana forest so that I may be able to be favored by the dust of the feet of some of the devotees of Vrndavana
It is definitely not possible for us to change our destiny. But there is only one way by which we can change our destiny. That is, by going along with Krishna, wherever He is taking us and this way He will be pleased with us and bestow all His mercy upon us
EARLY TO BED AND EARLY TO RISE MAKES ONE HAPPY, HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE.
a devotee of Krsna can conquer both sleep and ignorance simply by thinking of Krsna constantly. This is called Krsna consciousness or samadhi.
O spiritual master, ocean of mercy, and friend of the fallen souls, you are the teacher of everyone and the life of all people. O master! Be merciful unto me, and give me the shade of your lotus feet. May your glories now be proclaimed throughout the three worlds
"Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vishnu, who is situated in the core of everyone's heart, appeared from the heart of Devaki in the dense darkness of night, like the full moon rising on the eastern horizon, because Devaki was of the same category as Sri Krishna."
We can learn lessons from everyone we meet and every situation we face. Somehow or other if we can become a little sincere in our devotional service in this life and get a taste to serve the lotus feet of the devotees, we will consider our life successful.
When people in this world perform activities, sometimes they understand what they are doing and sometimes they don't. Those who know what they are doing achieve success in their work, whereas ignorant people do not.
Just as devotees whose minds are absorbed in the Personality of Godhead remain peaceful even when attacked by all sorts of dangers, the mountains in the rainy season were not at all disturbed by the repeated striking of the rain-bearing clouds
By seeing their faces, one whose body has been pricked by pins can understand the pain of others who are pinpricked. Realizing that this pain is the same for everyone, he does not want others to suffer in this way. But one who has never been pricked by pins cannot understand this pain."
We don't know what our previous life was. So this life would be our previous life in next birth and so we should ensure that we do enough pious activities in order to make ourselves eligible for the service of the Lord.
One who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think himself a proprietor and is free from false ego, who is equal in both happiness and distress, who is tolerant, always satisfied, self-controlled, and engaged in devotional service with determination, his mind and intelligence fixed on Mesuch a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me."
It is definitely not possible for us to change our destiny. But there is only one way by which we can change our destiny, that is going along with Krishna, wherever He is taking us and this way He will be pleased with us and bestow all His mercy upon us
One who has forsaken his material occupations to engage in the devotional service of the Lord may sometimes fall down while in an immature stage, yet there is no danger of his being unsuccessful. On the other hand, a nondevotee, though fully engaged in occupational duties, does not gain anything
A devotee who takes complete shelter of Krishna can face any situation even if he is troubled by thereactions of his past activities. So we should take the safest shelter of Krishna in all circumstances