A letter written by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja
Sri Guru, the Vaisnavas and Sri Bhagavan – these three are antaryami. In other words, they are the internal witnesses and know our heart. They see the Truth and speak the Truth...-
by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada
Today I received your kind letter, dated 24th February. I arrived here last week. By the mercy of Sri Krsna, I am feeling unaffected by the dejection of this world, which is averse to Him...
Within this world, only those who attend to Sri Bhagavan's holy name (nama), His abode (dhama) and His desires (kama) are truly worthy of adoration. No being can extricate himself from misunderstanding, which arises from maya, without serving sri-nama. The result of serving sri-nama is that one will be freed from all forms of prejudice and ...
by Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja
May the son of Srimati Saci-devi, Sri Gaurahari, forever manifest spontaneously within the innermost core of your heart. Adorned with the radiant splendor of molten gold, He has descended (avatirnah) in the Age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow upon the world that which has not been given for a long time ...
by Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada
by Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja
There is a mantra in the sruti that proclaims:
annam vai brahma
Food grain (anna) is identical to the supreme transcendental entity (brahma-vastu).
by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Who is the true Guru? It is he who is constantly engaged in the service of Sri Hari. And who is the truly learned man? It is he who, in the words of Sri Krsna, is well conversant with actual knowledge of the jiva’s bondage and his deliverance from it (cf. Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.19.41)...
by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura
We perform bhakti in many ways. We accept mantra from a guru belonging to an authorized sampradaya. Every day, we mark our bodies with the twelve tilaka markings and perform arcana of Sri Krsna. We observe ekadasi, chant and remember the holy name according to our capability and take darsana of holy places like Sri Vrndavana. However, when it comes to avoiding offences to Bhakti-devi, we lack prudence. This is our great misfortune...
Sri Bhagavan has said: “A truly intelligent person should shun evil company but seek the association of holy saints who, with their instructions, gnaw away the knot of our mind’s worldly attachments” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.26.26). This means that for our true well-being we should always accept the guidance of the true guru...
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