Sri Gauranga Samaja - The Society of Sri Gauranga

tn srila_bhaktivinoda by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

...A society of Sri Gauranga that does not accommodate all types of Vaisnavas will be short lived... A society founded with visuddha-vaisnavas...is to be regarded as the true Sri Gauranga Samaja... Until those who have an inclination for bhajana become...immersed in...bhajana they can engage in activities to advance their worldly life. However, if they do not get the association of Vaisnavas who are immersed in the bliss of bhajana, they will become completely materialistic within no time. For such people, it is nothing but self-deception to establish and promote themselves as representing the society of Sri Gauranga....

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Upamanyu – The Ideal Guru-sevaka

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhanta by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

An intelligent person knows to follow the orders and teachings (vāṇī) of great personalities. By this alone, all of his most cherished spiritual desires are fulfilled. None but those who perform service to śrī guru with this mentality can pass even the most difficult test the world puts them through....

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Do Not Be Deprived of Sri Guru's Mercy

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhanta by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Śrīla Gurudeva is fully aware of our foolishness, of our deficiencies and limitations, our improper conceptions, our wavering principles and everything else. In fact, he makes arrangements to cure us according to the degree and nature of our ailments....

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Prīti - Love

tn_srila_bhaktivinodaby Śrīla Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

Love (prīti) is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a very sweet mood arises in the hearts of both the speaker and the listeners. Though few are able to understand its true meaning, everyone still likes to hear the word. All beings are controlled by love. Many will even give up their lives for it...

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Associate Your Mind With The Divine

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhanta by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

So the true duty of the mind is to associate with the Divine through the senses. We are now deeply absorbed in our passionate senses, which are flying in different directions and are never concentrated on the One And Only. Consequently, we deviate from that Absolute and find hundreds of mundane entities appearing before us....

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False Ego Versus True Ego - (Baḍa Āmi versus Bhālo Āmi)

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhanta by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The stranger, who was actually Bhagavān in disguise, placed a piece of straw in front of Vāyu and asked him to carry it away. Vāyu used all of his power to carry away the piece of straw, but he could not even roll it as much as the thickness of a hair. So Vāyu, too, returned to the demigods and addressed them.

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Serve Cooperatively Under the Guidance of Sri Guru

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhanta by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Everything is the compassion of He who is the embodiment of compassion. “It is all for the best.” Everything Bhagavān does, He does for our welfare, only. Wherever the embodiment of compassion may place someone, and whenever He may place them there, that person should stay there at that time with a smiling face and accept the gift or the chastisement of the Lord...

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Transcendence Is At Sri Guru's Lotus Feet

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhanta by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

This world is a perverted reflection of the original world, which is our real home. Instead of passing our time here, we want to go back to our eternal abode. We are now very busily engaged in pursuing pleasant sensations from phenomenal objects. We firmly resolve to eradicate the root cause of our presence in this world of delusion: so-called pleasure, and endless misery and strife....

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Calling God's Name

tn_srila_bhakitsiddhanta by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Only Śrīla Gurudeva, who is the personal associate of Śrī Gaurāṅga, can protect me from the clutches of this material existence, which is like death. However, I will have to carefully consider who is guru (heavy, or profoundly significant) and who is laghu (light, or insignificant)...

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One Must Correctly Identify a Vaisnava

tn_srivp_kesavaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja

If the qualities I detect in a Vaisnava, like affection and patience, do not inspire me to engage in the service of Sri Visnu and the Vaisnavas, and do not lead me to become attracted to his Vaisnavata, then it should be understood that I have been unable see their true aspect. In other words, I have simply been trying to satisfy my senses.

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Forever Indebted

tn_srila_bv_narayana by Sri Srimd Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Neither you nor I have any selfish desire (kama). I only wanted to please you and you wanted to please Me. I am the Supreme Personality of Godhead and you are My divine energy known as hladini-sakti (the transcendental pleasure potency). Our meeting is niravadya, sacred and pure....

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The Speciality of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s Dance at Ratha-yatra

tn_srila_bv_trivikramaby Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja

Mahaprabhu moved with such speed, that He appeared to be simultaneously present at every point of His circumambulation. Such a sight is certainly astonishing, but our amazement should not stop there. What bhava was manifesting in Sriman Mahaprabhu at a given moment, and what internal transformations was He undergoing as a result? This was the foundation of His dance.

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