tn srila bv narayanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

In service, all that remains is a desire for the happiness of one’s iṣṭa-deva. And one can never serve guru without serving the Vaiṣṇavas. The Vaiṣṇavas, or servants of guru, are like Śrī Gurudeva’s own limbs...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Some people attempt to acquire heroism through karma; some strive to fulfill other desires; some others (jñānīs) strive to culture knowledge of brahma; yet others (yogīs) strive to accomplish oneness with God. But we know that worship meant for attaining dharmaarthakāma or mokṣa is a mere pretence. These forms of worship are only connected with base selfishness...

tn srila bv vamanaby Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja

If I think ‘I am a Vaiṣṇava’, I will never stop hankering for pratiṣṭhā (prestige). That desire for prestige will soil my heart and I will be set on the path to hell ...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

If one stops committing offenses and truly desires to accept the holy name of Śrī Hari, then by chanting constantly, one’s offenses will dissipate. ...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

 Kṛṣṇa-kīrtana is not to be performed only through melodious musical tunes, chimes, and so on. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu has not asked us to be proficient in high-class musical performances or to become well practiced in the airs of expert musicians....

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

When we are engaged in śrī kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana, we entirely rid ourselves of the tendency to try to secure worldly aggrandizement. Under the influence of the moonlight of kṛṣṇa-kīrtana, the lotus of true welfare blooms...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

When we are engaged in śrī kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana, we entirely rid ourselves of the tendency to try to secure worldly aggrandizement. Under the influence of the moonlight of kṛṣṇa-kīrtana, the lotus of true welfare blooms...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Kīrtana is called saṅkīrtana when it is performed by many persons together. But will it be worthy of being called saṅkīrtana if some worthless people shout together without any ardour for serving God?...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

If a man desires to see God’s form, or beauty, he should know that it is not visible to the material eye. Form or beauty that can be perceived by the material sense of vision is an object of enjoyment. But it is God, Kṛṣṇa, who is the enjoyer and not an object of enjoyment...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The devotee says, “God may either accept my service or reject it, but I must serve Him.” This is bhakti...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Those who want to remove their desires by means of enjoyment hanker for emancipation. But the devotees of God hanker neither for enjoyment nor for emancipation. When, because of a lack of exact knowledge about the truth, we rely only on relative knowledge, our desires are not removed therewith, and all of our acts evaporate like camphor...

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Men become confused about the spiritual deity they worship in the midst of their attempts to acquire the three main objects of human pursuit (tri-varga). These three are dharma, or virtue; artha, or wealth; and kāma, or desire...

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