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31 Messages
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    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    For example car key. You have only one key. And we cannot have duplicate. So, it’s gone means gone. So that key must be on one nail or wherever. So, everybody should be trained to keep that key there. Nobody should throw it on the table. This is how.

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    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    Don’t put your clothes in the soap water for long time, no. Thinking that the dirt will come out, no. Dirt comes out within no time. It’s hardly three minutes. As soon as we take our bath our clothes must be washed. So, before we dry our body and come out, the clothes must be hanging on the place, wherever it is for drying. That is initiation.

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    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    If you really go into your house and try to find out, half the things will be worth throwing. So, throw away the things, learn to throw away. We try to cling on. The more we cling on the more dust is there. So, this is how. Clean, clean, clean the place. Clean your own things.

  • Topic
    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    Really to think about these things my mind must be very steady. (Gurudev laughs). And really my, my thirst for knowing Bhagavad Gita should be incomparable. Even now we are not worried about our death, last day of this body. And we are just thinking that I have yet to pass fifty years. And that’s why we are wasting our time. We are not concentrating at all.

  • Topic
    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    I am not tape recorder that you just switch it on, and it will go on. I am not a machine. So, I am always disturbed. As soon as somebody gets up my consciousness is gone. So, I have to pick up the thread then. Wherever we are sitting we should think about this.

  • Topic
    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    If we ourselves are unsteady, unsteadiness will destroy our guidance. The thing is once the nature is unsteady it cannot concentrate on sastras also. You may concentrate sometime, some points you may get, but there is no continuity in it.

  • Topic
    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    Somehow or the other we kept quiet, and we were searching for Lalji everywhere. And couldn’t find at all. In the meantime, the evening was there. Dusk was there and we couldn’t find 25th Lalji (Gurudev and devotees laugh). So in the evening my sister went to put Diya in the Tulasi plant. She saw Lalji there

  • Topic
    You can Study Only When You are Steady
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    Krishna Rati devi dasi
    I remember my grandmother was not able to count, how many malas she has chanted. So, she will take huge bowl full of grains and start, chanting. She will chant one round and keep it aside. When we came back from school then she will ask us to count. They were so simple, there were no japa malas or neck bead or this bead or that bead.

  • Topic
    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    You want to love somebody, and you want to be loved. That is everybody. So, if you give that loving feeling, unknowingly they are directed. I don’t do anything to these children. But they come and I ask what is your name, what is your name and they speak and go away. But they want to come here. It is a loving feeling. Everybody wants love. That is the personal touch. Please, carry on these things, we must go now. Jai!

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    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    At the time of taking prasadam, we think that I am body (laughter). That’s why we want very good prasadam. It should not be anything. We are not doing that. Please, somehow or the other, Krishna may bless us, that we should not be too much fussy about these things.

  • Topic
    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    The thing is, first we don’t believe that He is situated in the heart. The faithlessness is the main stumbling block. And what happens that with half faith we do, half faith, faith is not full. So, our motive is something different. So, then we don’t get the same taste.

  • Topic
    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    On our own endeavor we have to do. At the time of death, there is no partner. On our own we have to face that last moment. And after that, dharmānu go gacchati jiva eka, whatever we have done here, will accompany us. So, those who visualise the last day on the death bed, they can only be very earnest and gṛṇataś ca also

  • Topic
    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    This is not the way. Brahmin is reading Bhagavatam, he is liberated, you are not. Because you don’t have time. Man, again you are proud that I’m hearing Bhagavatam.

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    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Formerly all the residences, they may be simple residences, but they will see that the air passes through. And if the air passes through the house, then the inmates are healthy. But if the air doesn’t pass through, the inmates are always sick.

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    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    As soon as there is no regularity, our mind also gets rusted, if you are not in touch with Bhagavatam - particularly by Prabhupada, then our mind also freaks out.

  • Topic
    Do Bhakti Earnestly on your Own Endeavour
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Realisation is nothing else but to detach ourselves from the temporary things.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
     So, we may not know Krishna, but as soon as you see the glories through bhajans or kirtans, or through slokas, then you know Him. So, please try this way and He will always be with you. 

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    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    That’s how there are always good people and bad people in all species of existence. Because modes of material nature are equally present everywhere.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    This is the conclusion, because he was feelingly chanting Krishna’s names, so Krishna was ready.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Whatever we collect here, it has got to be left, that is a fact. So, we don’t belong to this material world atmosphere. But even then, till we have the body, you have to carry on the show, that we should not hesitate.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    We have a nice engagement, open Prabhupada’s book or hear his tape, or hear his sound, DVDs or CDs, or whatever and please engage. If not, learn from Bhagavad Gita, or recite something, and that will divert your attention. So, forgetting is the best thing.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    As soon as we are in a difficult situation, instead of beating about the bush here and there, you please be peaceful, and just do it. We have to undergo anyway.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Please, when you read Srimad Bhagavatam, don’t only read running reading. Running reading we have done so far, so many years we are doing running reading. You stop there and think what you are reading. That is the best use of the intelligence we have. Whatever Krishna Kripa, whatever intelligence He is supplying, you please now, please go into it. Take any one verse and it is whole Bhagavatam.

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    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Organised life only will free you from the material entanglement. This is the secret of organisation. When you know, you know what you are doing, you have a clear idea, then you are completely free to go to Krishna. Otherwise, if your things are in a messy condition, you can never do devotional service. Never. 

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Your mind is completely away from Krishna Consciousness. Please, do anything and everything, don’t commit this suicide. This is committing suicide. As soon as we are not with it means, you are going to be with something else. There is no position that you cannot be there and cannot be here. You can’t do that; it is beyond your capacity. You have to be somewhere, so better to have the positive side. If the negative side is there, the suffering is there. Series, series of suffering. Please avoid this.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    As soon as you are not attached to chanting or transcendental realities, then you will definitely be attached to the material things. That goes without saying, isn’t it? You have to get attached anyway, so you either go to Krishna or you go to the material things.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    So, whatever the position is, we will always be criticised. You lie low, because you are lying low that’s why you are criticised. You become high, because you become high, that’s why you are criticised. So, please, the only one way to escape from this is to transcend these things. Somehow or other we have to find out some way to transcend, otherwise there is no other way.

  • Topic
    Living in Harmony with Transcendence
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Artificial cooling affects our throat, and then so many troubles are there regarding throat. Once the throat goes bad, the digestive system is affected. So these things are correlated.

  • Topic
    Sankalpa
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    Vaijayantimala devi dasi
    Just become a devotee of Kṛṣṇa, my dear sir." That's all. This is also preaching. "Just surrender to Kṛṣṇa." You go door to door. If you cannot do anything, simply say, "My dear sir, you are very good man. Oh, you are very intelligent man. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.

  • Topic
    Sankalpa
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    Vaijayantimala devi dasi
     Please describe the science of Godhead with determination and in a manner by which it will be quite possible for the human being to develop transcendental devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead Hari, the Supersoul of every living being and the summum bonum source of all energies. 

  • Topic
    Surrender unto His Lotus Feet
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When a devotee lives in this way, his salvation — his going back home, back to Godhead — is guaranteed. We can see this to be true from the example of Gajendra, who anxiously prayed to the Lord and thus received an immediate chance to return home, back to Godhead.