Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless
Apr19

Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless

tavad brahma-katha vimukti-padavi tavan na tikti-bhavet tavac capi vishrinkhalatvam ayate no loka-veda-sthitih tavac chastra-vidam mithah kala-kalo nana-bahir-vartmasu shri-chaitanya-padambuja-priya-jano yavan na drig-gocarah (19) Verse 19: "Discussion of and desire for the advanced stage of impersonal liberation will not become bitter and distasteful, the tight shackles of blind adherence to social, religious and Vedic...

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Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish
Apr19

Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish

kaivalyam narakayate tri-dasha-pur akasha-pushpayate durdantendriya-kala-sarpa-patali protkhata-damshtrayate vishvam purna-sukhayate vidhi-mahendradish ca kitayate yat-karunya-kataksha-vaibhavavatam tam gauram eva stumah ( 5) Verse 5: "For those most supremely fortunate souls who have even once attained the opulence of the most merciful and compassionate sidelong glance of Lord Gauranga and His Holy Name, impersonal liberation...

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Just Hear about Krishna
Apr18

Just Hear about Krishna

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva. When our beloved spiritual master, HDG Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj came to Singapore in September 2008, he gave an inspiring class on SB 3.29.11-12. This is a humble attempt at transcribing the same lecture. mad-guna-shruti-maatrenaa / mayi sarva-guhaashaye mano-gatir avichinnaa / yathaa...

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WHAT DOES HARE RAMA MEANS
Apr18

WHAT DOES HARE RAMA MEANS

In whatever form one knows the Lord, one speaks of Him in that way. In this there is no falsity, since everything is possible in Krishna. In this connection we may mention an incident that took place between two of our sannyasis while we were preaching the Hare Krishna maha-mantra in Hyderabad. One of them stated that "Hare Rama" refers to Sri Balarama, and the other protested that "Hare Rama" means Lord Rama....

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Attachment
Apr17

Attachment

Attachment-is a precursor to bhava or preliminary love of God. Upon reaching the threshold of bhava-bhakti, an advanced devotee becomes extremely attached to hearing and chanting about Krsna with great joy and enthusiasm. A prayer for developing attachment to chanting: "O Krsna! By nature I am attached to so many wrong things. Please help me to transfer all my attachments to Your lotus feet. O my Lord! May chanting Hare Krsna...

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