Then the Lord replied, "You may not be hating Me directly. But you're showing utmost hatred towards the Pandavas who My dear devotees. It is equivalent to hating Me. Thats why I'm not accepting your invitation."
Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with determination
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Hari, the congregational chanting of whose holy names destroys all sinful reactions, and the offering of obeisances unto whom relieves all material suffering
Arjuna addresses the Lord as 'param brahma' which means the Supreme Brahman. In the vedas the Lord is denoted by the word 'Brahman'. The root of this word is 'Brh' means "One who is great and makes everything great".
Before reciting this Srimad Bhagavatam, which is the very means of conquest, one should offer respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, Narayana, unto Nara-narayana Rshi, the supermost human being, unto mother Sarasvati, the goddess of learning, and unto Srila Vyasadeva, the author.
we should increase our faith in Krsna by consistently studying Bhagavad gita and Bhagavatam and by sincerely chanting the holy names of the Lord and by always seeing Krsna's hands in everything (sarva kaarana kaaranam) that happens
Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master.Inquire from him submissively and render service to him.The self realised souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth."
O Partha, when a man gives up all varieties of desire for sense gratification, which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind, thus purified, finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness
Persons who are peaceful, equipoised, cleansed and purified, and who know the art of pleasing all other living entities, keep friendship only with devotees of the Lord; they alone can very easily achieve the perfection of going back home, back to Godhead
In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination for devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: "Those who fix their minds on My personal form and are always engaged in worshiping Me with great and transcendental faith, are considered by Me to be most perfect."
Being inquisitive about learning scriptures is good. However chanting should continue very seriously. Only by chanting our intelligence will become clear and we can understand the conclusion of the scriptures