1. I will obey my parents.
2. I will never trouble them in anyway.
3. I will always serve them to the best of my ability.
4. I am really grateful to them for all they are doing for me.
5. I will be never arrogant with them.
6. May Lord Bless them with Long Long Life.
We proclaim ourselves as devotees wearing tilak, kanti mala and dhoti and preach the very high philosophy of tolerance, malleability to the will of the Lord to others. But when it happens to us we become morose and dejected and it appears the whole world looks like a sunya in front of us.
Once a Brahmana organized a big banquet at his residence to decide the difference between devotees and demons. And he sent out invitations to both the devotees and the demons. On the appointed day, a most lavish banquet was organized and hundreds of devotees and hundreds of demons arrived at the house.
To this Arthur Ashe replied: "The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon , 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals,
Maharaj says that husband is the spiritual master for a wife. So if a wife is blessed with such a husband then she should follow him sincerely and help him in all ways in rendering devotional service to Lord. What to do in case, where the wife is Krishna conscious and the husband is against it ? We have seen many matajis, who by their sincere bhakti and mercy of Krishna were able to inspire their husband also in serving the Lord.
When I was leaving Rajkot after a wonderful Rath Yatra and most memorable association of our beloved Guru Maharaj, I just prayed to Maharaj and requested him to forgive all the inebrieties in me and requested him to grant his mercy for purifying my existence.
"A person who has broader intelligence, whether he be full of all material desire, without any material desire, or desiring liberation, must by all means worship the Supreme whole, the Personality of Godhead."
Constitutionally each and every living entity has minute independence and it is misuse of that minute independence to think that we can also enjoy like the Supreme Lord. This forgetfulness of constitutional position is due to anger or envy.
Normally seeing such meetings we immediately reject these people as karmis giving tags such as dogs, donkeys etc. When I came back to my room in the night after the long discussions and debates, a definite thought ran through my mind - "These people are more sincere and honest than me."
"First of all you persuade yourself; then you talk of your family and relatives. If you understand factually, then you will be able to convince others. But if you don't understand yourself, what is the use of talking family and friends? First of all you. Aapani aacari' prabhu jivera shikaaya.
Even though we are frustrated again and again in this material world, we tend to have the semblance of hope against hope to become happy permanently in this material world. This is irony of our situation. The intrinsic nature of the soul is to be fully blissful, fully knowledgeable and fully eternal and it is our constitutional right.
After Dhruva Maharaj stopped fighting with Yakshas under the advice of Svayambhuva Manu immediately, demigod Kuvera who is in charge of treasure of the whole universe (Mr. Bill Gates is peanuts for him) appeared before him and offered all benedictions to Dhruva Maharaj even though Dhruva Maharaj did not request for the same.
My dear King, just consider what I have said to you, which will act as medicinal treatment upon disease. Control your anger, for anger is the foremost enemy on the path of spiritual realization. I wish all good fortune for you. Please follow my instructions.
But devotional service is so sweet that even in this material condition and suffering we are still happy as bhakti gives us the power to understand that we are suffering and this suffering is given to us by Lord personally to get detached from this material world and Lord Hari who steals away our misfortune makes us fortunate by giving us an opportunity to accept and understand this misery and purifies us from within.
Maharaj was telling that we have to meditate upon each and every word of Srimad Bhagavatam and link it with our day to day lives. Once we start linking our day to day lives with scriptures, we may develop some appreciation towards the Lord.