Our Master - His Life
A most endearing hallmark of his preaching was the heart-stealing affection he showed to all. As an uttama-bhāgavata, he entered the deepest recesses of the heart to give the unmistakable reassurance that he is one's eternal well-wisher. The depth of his affection is a tangible reality for all who have experienced it, and this in itself bears subjective testimony to the fact that he was a true emissary of the Supreme Lord.

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Namah
As long as Śrīla Gurudeva, the beloved of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is physically manifest, it is wise to render intimate service to him, and thereby attain perfection. But if we are not able to attain perfection because we have failed to develop attachment to him, attachment wherein we consider him to be the lord of our heart; if we have failed to serve him by giving him our full heart in complete sincerity and selflessness, then we have certainly been deprived...

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The Most Compassionate
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is certainly more intelligent than each and every one of us, and He knows how to make the fallen souls of Kali-yuga best understand His high-level teachings. Indeed, His teachings are comprehensible by all. Still, our misfortune prevails. First, we do not accept His teachings. Second, to impress others with our prowess we mix something of our own with them...

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Sri Guruvastakam

I want to give an explanation of Sri Guru – what are the symptoms of a bona fide guru – and to show you examples that have been given in the epics [Vedic scriptures]. You can apply this to your own guru. Our Sri Guru is akhanda-guru-tattva, Sri Baladeva Prabhu or Sri Nityananda Prabhu, so all teachings should be applied to him and to others who are following this...

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“Speciality Aṣṭaka”

tn srila bhakitsiddhanta thumb thumbby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

❝On today’s auspicious day, in order to worship
I have brought this palmful to offer, remembering thy lotus feet.

Mahāprabhu’s conceptions are all predominated by renunciation*
Yet charitable gifts [of Mahāprabhu's conception] must be given to all.

One at the neophyte level cannot reconcile this.
[But] you, a mahā-bhāgavata, have given the clues.❞

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Śrī Guru-pūjā

tn srivp kesavaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti-prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Śikṣā-guru gives instruction on how to serve the dīkṣā-guru. One who is averse to giving instruction on service to the dīkṣā-guru cannot be called a śikṣā-guru. He cannot even be a Vaiṣṇava, as he has not learned how to honour the dīkṣā-guru.❞

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Taking Care of God

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

When the Absolute wants something, we are morally bound to offer our services to Him and to attend to His needs. If He thinks that He is the Husband, all should be His wives. The soul should attire her body according to the taste of her Husband; she should apparel herself in such a way as to please her Master....

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Kesava Amavasya

  • Even Krsna Accepted A Guru

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    Without accepting guru, the name one chants is not transcendental. That name will fulfill your worldly desires, even up to mukti (liberation), but not more than this. In the case of Ajamila, at first he had no guru. He named his son Narayana at the nama-samskara, the ritualistic ceremony in which babies are given their name. By chance...

  • Occasional Religion Should Melt Away

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    This is our object as well, but as far as we are concerned, we waste so much of our time and energy in maintenance. Though we are devotees, our whole time is entangled and we have no time for remembering and chanting. We think, "If we give our whole time to devotional activities, our business will fail. How, then, will we be able to maintain ourselves?" We have no belief in Krsna, and we have no belief that He will continue our maintenance. He is the main root of our maintenance...

  • Viraha-bhajana

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Narāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

    Those who remain under the shelter of śrī guru will experience intense waves of separation from him when he is no longer manifest, and those waves will surely increase to their utmost magnitude.

  • What Kind Of Devotee Is Dhruva Maharaja?

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    There are many gradations of bhakti and bhaktas, as explained by Srila Sanatana Gosvami in his Brhat Bhagavatamrta. The first category is the sakama-bhakta, then the jnani-bhakta, then the suddha (pure) bhakta, the premi-bhakta, the premapara-bhakta, and finally the prematura-bhakta...

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