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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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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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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Should One Accept Disciples?

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

  • Is it necessary to be in the association of saintly persons (sadhu-sanga) at all times?
  • How is one delivered from the cycle of material existence (samsara)?
  • Should one accept disciples?...

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Utilize Every Moment to Attain True Well-being

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

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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What is the Most Severe Nama-aparadha?

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

  • How can one attain perfection within a single lifetime?
  • By what means can one know Sri Bhagavan?
  • What is the most severe nama-aparadha, or offence to the holy name?...

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The Highest Vaisnava Sees Himself as the Lowest of All

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Those who are fit possess an abundant power of devotion. They are strong. I should not apply myself to finding out the shortcomings of the Vaisnavas, condemning service to Lord Visnu or seeking to establish my own point of view by neglecting the method that may enable me to serve the Lord and His devotees.

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Who Is a Real Disciple?

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Question 1: Who can understand the secrets of bhajana?
Question 2: How will we attain spiritual strength?
Question 3: When we act out of a sense of duty, is it bhakti?...

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Sri Nama-sankirtan

by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

As long as we do not join the perfect Krsna-kirtana conducted by genuine devotees, maya will delude us in various ways. And if we join the kirtana of the blinded self-deceivers who are not anxious for their true well-being then surely we will not attain our own true well-being....

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