By what means can we gain the courage for self-surrender?

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

...A person who always remains busy with his own happiness and freedom, leaving aside service to Hari, guru and Vaisnavas, will never be the recipient of any service from others, despite his desire for it. Instead, he will be neglected and disliked by all. On the other hand, millions upon millions of people, and even Mahaprabhu Himself, will be ready to serve that person who...

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The True Meaning of Sri Vyasa-puja

by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

...It is essential, however, that we understand the true significance of Sri Vyasa-puja. Merely placing a garland on the neck of Sri Guru or offering at his feet a few flowers and fruits, some money, sweets, or cloth does not mean that real worship of the guru has been performed. The real Vyasa-puja is to...

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Praise to Sri-krsna-sankirtana!

by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja

...Why did Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu praise this krsna-sankirtanam? Sri-krsna-sankirtanam is the best teaching He delivered. There is no parallel to this sri-krsna-sankirtanam. Let it be most successful. In the state of viraha (separation) there is no consolation other than sri-krsna-sankirtanam. It is the only thing...

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Our only duty is to serve Krsna

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

Some people attempt to become heroes through action, some strive to fulfil other desires, others strive to cultivate realization of brahma and yet others try to achieve oneness with God...

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The Deep Meaning of Akhanda Guru-tattva

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...-

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Sri Nama Seva in Sri Dhama

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

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 ...

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Casting off the Mundane is External

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 ...

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The Esoteric Meaning of Annakuta

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).

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Who is the True Guru?

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)...

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