Nobody tells us, there is nobody to order you to, "hey! Come on, you move your circle…" No. There is no order, it's just spontaneous thing. Your dormant love is expressed in the outward manifestation in the different activities of our body. And this is the first effect of chanting the verses.
And the first effect of seeing the plate of prasadam is that we become very happy because we know now that my hunger will be satisfied and we become very happy. Prasadam, as it is, is the best to take in but at the first sight, the first effect of seeing prasadam is we become very happy. The second effect is more important than mere happiness. As soon as you start taking the morsels of prasadam the second effect is that, it is known in Srimad Bhagavatam language as jivan sanchar.
If the foundation is firm, the skyscrapers we can erect on it. But if the foundation is wrong, if the shelter is wrong, then everything crumbles like a card. We may think that our position at the moment is very secure, but it can be never be secure on the material foundation. We must have the spiritual foundation.
The Sanskrit pronunciations, if it is done correctly, it has an hypnotic effect which we lose in the translations. So, even if you do not understand the verse, don’t worry, but try to recite it lovingly.
If you simply hear, without doing anything. Simply sit down in the temple and whenever there is talk of Bhagavad-gita, Bhagavatam..., you go on hearing. Bas. Even if you do not understand, please hear. That's all. That vibration, that mantra vibration will help you. Understanding is not very important thing.
The iron rod, when it is red hot it purifies anywhere. You touch it, it purifies you. Nothing, no contamination can touch him. The same way saintly persons, wherever they go, the sins can't touch them. They have to evaporate. It’s so fiery. By devotional service, we should become fiery.
Warmth is the nature of the Super soul. Inside our body, soul and Super soul. The dead body goes cold, ice cold because they have left. The warmth has left. So warmth must be there, water must be there and earthen part must be there. But to purify these things saintly association is required.
Everybody is free to choose whether he wants to be saintly or he want to be demoniac. Saintly person means inclined to Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam. If you have association of Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam, the contamination will never be there.
Frankly speaking in order to run the material things also we want a steady person. This prime minister must be steady. Otherwise he will not be able to run the country. Mad persons cannot run anything. So where the steadiness is there, the spirit is there.
The woman who is unflinchingly attached to one husband is very steady in her behavior. The same women if her attachment is to so many persons, then she cannot be steady and is rejected by the society. So, unsteady persons are rejected. They are sent to mental hospitals, drugged and beaten and what not. Whereas steady persons they can go on with their lives without any disturbance. So we should remember this, that come what may, we should be steady in every circumstance.
Everybody gets the power from the same reservoir of the power. So power may fluctuate according to the watts of the bulbs. But the power is power always. Bulbs may have different strength. The power doesn't have anything. So wherever you see the bulb or light we actually see the light and we don't see the strength of the bulb. This is the thing.
Moon has the association of water. And because the moon has the association of water, it flickers, it moves, it breaks. In the water, so many patterns are there. But actually, the moon doesn't change. This is what is happening. Association does appear to have some difference, but actually there is no difference. The moon retains its own nature.
Wherever discourses on Lord Raghunatha are conducted, Hanuman stands there, folding his hands on the top of his head, and offering his obeisances. His eyes are fill with tears of joy. Worship that son of wind God, who can quell all the evil forces.
Victory to Rama who is Almighty and Lakshmana who is very much powerful !! Victory to Sugreeva, who is protected by Lord Rama!! I am Hanuman, servant of Lord Rama and son of wind god!" - In this way, the name (of Rama and others) was spread across by me everywhere in Lanka.
When Hanuman crossed the ocean and saw Mother Sita, he created disturbances in the Ashoka vana and killed few sons and soldiers of Ravana. Finally he was bound by the brahmastra of Indrajit and brought to Ravana.
Pure devotional service is śravaṇaṁ kīrtanam. Pure devotees, who take transcendental pleasure in hearing and chanting the glories of the Lord, do not care for any kind of liberation; even if they are offered the five liberations, they refuse to accept them
My dear Lord, I therefore do not wish to have the benediction of merging into Your existence, a benediction in which there is no existence of the nectarean beverage of Your lotus feet. I want the benediction of at least one million ears, for thus I may be able to hear about the glories of Your lotus feet from the mouths of Your pure devotees
Let there no doubt in this desire of yours becoming true, O best of the monkeys! Your fame will endure and life will continue in your body as long as the pastimes of Mine are chanted on this earth. My stories will surely remain as long as this world lasts.
If one gets the chance to hear from pure devotees in such a place, allowing the constant flow of the river of nectar to come from the mouths of pure devotees, then the cultivation of Krishna consciousness becomes very easy..
"Swamiji, you and your followers are always chanting Hare Krishna. What you will get by this chanting ?" Prabhupada replied, "More chanting. We are chanting not for any goal but to glorify God and hear His glorification for ever."
Dear Sita, give this necklace to a person with whom you are pleased and in whom sharpness, firmness, renown, dexterity, competence, modesty, prudence, virility, prowess and intelligence are ever present.
"In the glorious pastime of Lord Rama, Hanuman is glorified for hearing, Valmiki is known for chanting and glorification, Mother Sita is famous for chaste remembrance, Bharata is known for worshipping the Lord’s lotus feet and sandals, Sabari is known for worship (archana), vibheeshana(king of Lanka) is known for offering obeisances, Lakshmana is known for servitude, Sugriva (the son of Sun god) is known for friendship with Lord Rama and Jataayu is known for offering his whole body and life for Lord Rama.
The highest perfectional thinking for human society is suggested here by Sukadeva Goswami, namely, sufficiently hearing Srimad Bhagavatam. For men in this age of Kali, when they have lost the perfect vision of life, this Srimad-Bhagavatam is the torchlight by which we see the real path.