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29 Messages
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    Instructions by Simha Guru
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So the scholarship is not a qualification of becoming devotee. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's teaching. Scholarship may help, but it is not necessary. Real necessary is that one should be humble and meek and follow the instruction of the spiritual master. This is real qualification."

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    And my really thinking is, that in the office hours we shouldn’t do whatever. You have to sit  or chant in mind or whatever, you have learnt 12 Chapter, go on chanting. If you have some pamphlets, which is not a book, then go on. Have a diary, some diary, your own diary, write some slokas, repeat that. So, nobody should really doubt about it. That is my contention..

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    We should be normal. Devotees are not abnormal. Don’t be conscious that you are a devotee. (laughter) Unnaturally we are proud that we are devotee. As it is we are not devotees. You are not devotee, you are proud. Don’t be conscious of it.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    One thing I will tell you really, that before you do any material work or spiritual work, the cleanliness has got to be immaculate. Please, I many times insist, that we should have japa mala in one hand and duster in other hand. So, always go on cleaning. Always. If you are clean conscious, you will be disciplined. Only the clean man is disciplined.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Please, we love to see you here and continue to study practically. And be happy in any circumstances. Happiness will keep the diseases away. Be happy always. We are not doing any bad thing. Good thing will have always have good results.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    If you don’t increase your ease, then you will be diseased definitely. And the disease is nothing else, but you are not at ease, so that is the disease. And you have to come back to Krishna to increase your ease.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    We have to allow our tongue to eat minimum. We have to use all our senses to the minimum extent. So, there is regulation again. So, follow those regulations, that is vidheyātmā.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    They don’t care for the dying man. But they fight in front of you. They know that within an hour, he is going to leave the body. But even then, they don’t have patience, they want to sort out the matters. Please, try to understand this position of the material world which we are in unfortunately.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Whatever we are reading from Prabhupada, or whatever we have heard about him, or whatever we are experiencing, should all be combined and try to hammer out the very practical formula for our benefit and other’s benefit. Nobody should be at risk. Nobody. Nobody should be at risk. And please that’s why, the work must go on without hindrance.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Insane attitude, will not carry us anywhere. Sanity must be there. So, teach the people to be practical, in whichever way they can. And through the practical things, they will be peaceful doing their duty.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Once you are free from the office, you can do whatever you like, but office means office. Maybe you have your own business, business also should be carried out. You cannot be here and there. There must be attachment there. You cannot just buy the things and distribute. We are not on that transcendental level as yet. So, attachment has got to be there. We have to sell, we have to earn some profit, no doubt honesty helps in that, but there must be some attachment.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    In your young age please, don’t play around. Your jobs come first, everybody should work, should work. Maybe less salary or more salary, doesn’t matter, but salary must be there. And this is the formality attachment, and it is a binding legal attachment. If anybody advises you against this, reject him, unless you have sufficient amount to fall upon.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    You do whatever is required by the office, that you please do, and people know that you are working very hard. But nothing of this, and don’t disturb each other in the office time. No ringing. Mobiles should be switched off, so that you are not disturbed. This is attachment, you have to follow the attachment.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    The things which are allowed in vidheya-ātmā in India, can never be applied in the other countries, where the climatic conditions are different. So, thinking all these things, whatever is practical, we do it regarding attachment and detachment also. This is the practical way.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Author
    Dinavatsal Krishna das
    Again regulated freedom means that you should not fill up your belly too much then indigestion will be there. So, because the prasadam is free, we can’t pour it unlimitedly, this is the regulated freedom. So, these things are practical for the upkeep of the body also. Prasadam should be limited, otherwise, your body cannot work.

  • Topic
    Dig into your Own Heels
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    Dinavatsala Krishna das
    Don’t only read, only running reading will not help us. Now we are fully matured really to read Bhagavad Gita, so meditate on the equivalence that how it is practically possible, otherwise people are not interested in the things which are not practical.

  • Topic
    Purpose of Studying & Memorising Verses
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    You must all read like this, practice. Why so much trouble is being taken, word-to-word meaning and then transliteration? If you chant this mantra, that vibration will cleanse the atmosphere.

  • Topic
    Purpose of Studying & Memorising Verses
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    So we should try to learn, get it by heart, at least one śloka, two śloka in a week. And if we chant that... Just like you are chanting so many songs, similarly, if we chant one or two verses of Bhāgavatam, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, that will make you very quickly advanced for spiritual realization. We are therefore taking so much trouble to get this transliteration, the meaning, so that the reader may take advanced step, full advantage of the mantra.

  • Topic
    Purpose of Studying & Memorising Verses
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    It was very inconceivable and amazing to see how this single verse was solution for every different problem for which people approached Maharaj. But being a Mahabhagavata who very well knew and was completely convinced that - saṅkleśa-nirvāṇam uśanti nānyathā - (SB 1.5.40), Maharaj could mitigate the miseries of the masses of common people.

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The people whose benefits we are taking and improving ourselves, please help them also to improve.

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Ambarish Maharaj was also such a nice Vaishnava that his topic has been included in Srimad Bhagavatam. Otherwise they don’t include any ordinary person in Bhagavatam. He is so great and thats why his story has been included in Srimad Bhagavatam. 

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    What you should do, you should write down this verse in a paper. And then all day, you should keep seeing it. So whenever you are doing something else also, you please meditate on this cintayan manasācyutam.

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Sudarshana devi dasi
    one more thing that has happened in the last thirty years in this world is that, so many crores of Prabhupada’s literatures has been distributed in this world. This is a great armour against war.

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Whatever work we do, be it eating or drinking, washing clothes, taking bath or whatever service we do, then cintayan manasācyutam. We should remember these three words always. We should never forget this.

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    The service of bhajan - āj kahe mai kaal bhaju, kāl kahe phir kāl. āj kāl ke karat hi, jāsi avasar chaal (due to laziness and being driven by mind we say, "We will chant tomorrow". And when tomorrow comes in the form of today, we again postpone it to tomorrow. Like this days are passing and finally death comes and we lose the opportunity (human form of birth) which is very rarely available.)

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
     Penance is required in life and this is the greatest penance today. To chant 16 rounds properly is the greatest penance in Kali-yug. This is a great penance.

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    Please forgive me. You have given me lot of service.।am not having time to stay here to train these monkeys. You please train them Yourself and You make them worship you." (laughter)

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    When he was staying in Radha Damodar temple, after taking sannyas, he decided that, “My spiritual master has asked me to teach this to English speaking world. So I will translate Srimad Bhagavatam in English.” And he was doing it till the end.

  • Topic
    Do not Make Mockery of your Devotional Service
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    Author
    Sudarshana devi dasi
    He made everyone understand, “Please do like this.” This is Bhagavata. He did not not just give lecture. This is the speciality of Srila Prabhupada. And whoever liked to stay with Prabhupada, their life is transformed. And when there is transformation in your life, then it reflects in your face.