When the Transcendental Sound Makes His Appearance

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

If we were to examine Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya using any one or the whole group of the above subjects, all our labour would be fruitless and take us not an inch nearer to the Supreme Lord. It is transcendental rasa which alone will enable our transcendental finite ego to approach the Transcendental Blissful Infinite...

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What becomes of an atheist?

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The healthy soul’s single most prominent inclination is solely to satisfy the senses of the transcendental cupid, Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Surrender to Śrī Kṛṣṇa and rendering service to Him is the only way to destroy the seed of mundane kāma and the only means to get rid of it for good...

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The Word Krsna Is Not an Allegory

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The word ‘Kṛṣṇa’ points to the real Truth. The Truth Himself is not the same as the secondary meaning of His name. The word ‘Kṛṣṇa’ is not used to convey any allegorical sense. The word ‘Kṛṣṇa’, when uttered by a soul who desires the supreme goal, has no room for any meanings that lead to ignorance....

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We Study What We Wish to Acquire

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

We know that this procedure also has its difficulties. The mixed aptitude is really opposed to the quest for the truth. It is opposed to absolute emancipation, to the supreme function, the supreme need and the supreme goal. Its nature as well as its language is equally opposed to the quest for the truth....

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Jesus Christ is Jagad-guru

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

If someone accepts such a great soul from the past – in this case Jesus Christ – as jagad-guru and wishes to follow in his footsteps in the present but considers that there is no need for any mahānta-guru, it is questionable to what extent he will be able to properly follow the views of Jesus...

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Who is Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami?

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Externally, the activities performed while engaging in both imitating (anukaraṇa) and following (anusaraṇa) seem to be the same, just as the outward appearance of fool’s gold (iron pyrite) and pure gold are for the most part identical. To be clear, anukaraṇa is synonymous with pretension. A tendency exists in our hearts for such pretension, and it has been called vipralipsā; the tendency to cheat or delude others. That tendency leads us to deceive others for the purpose of accumulating prestige (pratiṣṭhā) and the like...

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Not All Things Are Equal

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

One should not slacken in one’s chanting of the holy names due to the appearance of material thoughts while chanting. By progressively and regularly engaging in chanting the holy name, all of these useless thoughts shall gradually be dispelled. One need not worry for that...

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Follow The Supreme, Not the Material Senses

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

We, His eternal protégés, are conditioned to follow His lead in this matter. If we do so, we shall be doing the right thing and will obtain knowledge of the realm of the Absolute. We shall no longer have to remain penned within the narrow material scope of three dimensions. But we are hampered by our mixed aptitude. We have the option of meddling with the material as well as the spiritual...

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Aspects of the One Absolute

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

If I am to bestow My mercy upon someone, I must expose Myself to him fully. Those who have wrong aspirations and speculative minds will be debarred from having un-obscured perception of My actual Size, Figure and Colour. If I do not confer upon them My mercy, they will simply miss Me...

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The Divinity of the Guru

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Between subserviency and mastership, there should be an unbridgeable gulf of separation, one being separated from the other by the difference of functioning. But as nature abhors a vacuum, the very basis of thinking requires us to find out some principle of intermediacy between the two. Guru, or the principle of this intermediacy, is absolute master...

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Sri Prema-vivarta - Love Reversed

tn srila bv narayanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

I have not even a scent of love for Śrī Kṛṣṇa. I am crying simply to flaunt whatever fortune I once obtained. If I truly loved Him, how could I endure this useless life bereft of the sight of His lotus face as He sports with His flute?...

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Dedicated Servants of Sri Hari, Guru, and Vaisnavas Never Suffer

tn srila bv vamanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana

Only he who is imbued with true devotion – whether a householder or a mendicant sannyāsī; whether a scholar or a fool – is a Vaiṣṇava. In the course of carrying out their sojourns through the corporeal plane, various forms of distress may even come to the physical and mental functions of Vaiṣṇavas. For devotees of the Lord, however, the occurrence of such distress is momentary and invariably leads to happiness...

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