To be influential in battle, unconquerable, patient, challenging and charitable, to control the bodily necessities, to be forgiving, to be attached to the brahminical nature and to be always jolly and truthful – these are the symptoms of the kshatriya.
To give protection to the general mass of people who are citizens of the state is the prescribed occupational duty for a king. By acting in that way, the king in his next life shares one sixth (ṣaṣṭham aṁśam) of the result of the pious activities of the citizens.
I don't want to leave. But I am obliged. I have to go. My time is coming near." We also don't want to go away from here. But we will be forced to, forced to go away. And one goal we have in front of us. And that is to stop this repetition of birth and death.
Any book written by Srila Prabhupad if you read, the mind becomes completely satisfied. There is no difference between his literature and Krishna Himself. Anything related to Krishna is non different from Krishna. And that's why the mahamantra which we chant is also non different from Krishna.
Transformational leadership, on the other hand, downplays techniques and skills for the sake of higher philosophy, values and morality, in seeking to transform or empower followers to become self-inspired assets of beneficial value, not only for the organization but for the world as well.
If a devotee dives into that lake and drinks its waters, all his exhaustion from material life will go away. We simply have to plunge into devotional service by hearing about Krishna, chanting His glories, and remembering Him.
Entering into a lake or river especially during the hot summer will relieve us so much from the suffering caused due to heat. In the same way entering into the lake/river of the Lord's glories will relieve us of the heat caused by the three fold miseries (ādhyātmik, ādhibhautik and ādhidaivik) called as tāpa-trayas (three fold miseries).
The scriptures tell us that taking bath daily is a must. sahasraṁ vihāya snātavyam - even if you have 1000 engagements, leave them to take a bath. Not only its hygiene but also a basic need for performing any Vedic rituals mentioned in the scriptures.
Unfortunately we get tossed by one desire after another and get drowned in the whirlpool of miseries. How to come out of this whirlpool? Narada Muni guarantees based on his personal experience that this vast ocean of material miseries - bhava sindhu can be overcome by boarding the boat - "hari caryaanu varnanam" - Constant chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord is the boat or plavah which will take us out of the path of material miseries.
What to talk of those who are inimical to us, life's ways are such that no matter how nice people are, when they are in some very difficult or painful situations, they will speak some hurting words and when these come from our near and dear ones, it becomes very difficult to take them and sometimes it permanently affects our relationships.
"Nobody can hide their evil motives completely from a learned person", Hanuman said, "And I can see that Vibhishana comes without evil intent. He simply wants adharmic Ravana to be dismantled from the throne of Lanka, so that Vibhishana himself can take over the rule, now in a dharmic manner."
our heart is meant to be the residence of our dear Lord Shyamasundara. We contaminate it with so many other tendencies that there is no place for the Lord and how can the Lord tolerate His residence being taken over by these contaminations.
Lord Shiva advised Pippalada that there is no use seeking revenge against the devatas for the death of his parents. Everything happens according to the laws of Karma and hence he should not be wasting his efforts and time in seeking revenge forgetting the supreme goal of our life.
When a devotee is going through physical and mental difficulties, many times out of our thoughtless nature and ignorance, we fail to show our concern, but instead chastise them as being in Maya, without caring for the real difficulty they are going through.
By serving the devotees of the Lord's devotees we can please Lord. So how important it is to have genuine, care and friendly relationship with all of them? It is said that familiarity breeds contempt and this is very true as we many times don't realise...
This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, “Leadership and Dharma”, wherein we discussed Vedic knowledge and dharma. In today’s offering, implications of not following dharma will be witnessed through the lens of Ramayana.
This is one of the most soothing phrases in the entire literature of Srimad Bhagavatam - the Best discount that Lord has extended to all practising devotees. Somehow by Gurukrpa, we are within the spiritual jurisdiction of Lord Krishna....
Such a simple verse but carries a very deep message! All our life we keep worrying about so many situations, circumstances but in reality the situation, people or circumstances are not actually dangerous.