The Glories of Sri Purusottama Month

by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Since life in this world is temporary, it is not proper to spend any part of one’s life meaninglessly. It is imperative for the jiva to remain continuously engaged in hari-bhajana at every moment....

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Is Bhagavān Subordinate to His Bhakta?

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

In reality, it is impossible to serve effectively unless one is directly cognizant of the emotions deep within the heart of the person being served. Sometimes, the topmost servants may wait for the orders of their master, but other times, aware of the inner feelings of their worshipful lord, they may serve him without being ordered....

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The Science of the Attractive Reality

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

We are now interested in the acquisition of all kinds of worldly facilities. We find it useful to study those sciences that deal with the objects we wish to acquire. But we need not remain confined to such investigation. We are fit to be attracted, also, by the science of supra-mundane reality. We are attracted by One who is existence, knowledge and bliss. He attracts us in different degrees, for He has given us the fitness to be attracted in different measures....

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Amar-bhajan – ‘My Devotional Practice’



By Sri Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhava Gosvami Maharaja

Spiritually-inclined people saw that I was becoming indifferent to material affairs and that I was engaged in the cultivation of spiritual practices. They started to honour me, considering me a sadhu (saint), and thus I became respected. I had resolved to one-pointedly cultivate spiritual life by submitting myself for rectification as a disciple. Unfortunately, however, I once again started to hanker for the luxuries of this body and for worldly prestige, impelled by my previous bad samskaras (impressions)....

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What is Real Independence?

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

No matter how many difficulties we must face, we pray that we may always be able to follow in the footsteps of the devotees of Bhagavān. When we realize our own ineptitude, humility (dainya) arises. That humility is the root of accepting guidance from Bhagavān’s devotees. Only when I truly admit my own incompetence shall I become capable of perceiving the beauty and the glories of the lotus feet of Bhagavān’s devotees....

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Śrī Vyāsa-pūjā

By Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Then, in recent times, from the same stage in Śrīdhāma Māyāpura, our Paramagurudeva, paramahaṁsa parivrājakācārya oṁ viṣṇupāda Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja, preached the message of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam throughout the entire world, demonstrating the perfect ideal of śrī vyāsa-pūjā....

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Only Divine Blessings Can Bring Us to the Highest Plane

By Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Trivikrama Gosvāmī Mahārāja

So, that qualification can neither be attained, nor understood by fallen souls, who are still bound. As long as we are bound we cannot understand it. And not only that, however free from bondage we may be, we still cannot understand it unless and until She and Her followers, the sakhīs, bless us....

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The well-wisher of the Fallen

by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja

One day, the exceptionally kind and compassionate Sri Narada Gosvami was walking through the forest on his way to Prayaga. He planned to bathe there, in the confluence of the three sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati. Along the way he saw a deer lying on the forest floor. The deer was writhing in agony, for it had been pierced by an arrow and its legs broken. This sight struck Narada’s heart with intense pangs of grief....

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Who is a Vaiṣṇava?

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The servants of Śrīla Gurudeva are Vaiṣṇavas. Only those who have taken shelter of the lotus feet of a bona-fide guru by accepting initiation (dīkṣā) from him are Vaiṣṇavas. One’s guru-bhakti is the gauge for determining the level of his kṛṣṇa-bhakti, or his vaiṣṇavatā (his standing as a Vaiṣṇava)....

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Vaisnava-ninda

by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

With the wisdom that Sri Krsna resides in the heart of all jivas, one should honour every living being. A deeper respect should naturally be shown to the religious jiva, and, beyond this, it is imperative to feel even deeper honour for the brahmana-jiva and the vaisnava-praya jiva. But above all, it is enjoined that one must worship and serve the lotus feet of a vaisnava-jiva....

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Selected Nectarean Advice

by Sri Srimad Bhakti Srirupa Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaja

The baddha-jiva is extremely insignificant; it is impossible for him to realise the magnitude of Sri Guru....

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Śrī Hari, Guru, and Vaiṣṇavas are Moved by Our Emotions

By Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Your weeping is so overwhelming that it has rent everyone’s heart. In your letter, you referred to yourself as my ‘fallen daughter’. In the shower of your tears, even the heart of a stone-hearted person like me is torn asunder. Śrī Bhagavān shall fulfil your heart’s desires....

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