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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Who is Very Dear to Krishna?

  • who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities
  • who does not think himself a proprietor and is free from false ego
  • who is equal in both happiness and distress
  • who is tolerant
  • always satisfied
  • self-controlled, and engaged in devotional service with determination, his mind and intelligence fixed on Me
  • He for whom no one is put into difficulty
  • who is not disturbed by anyone
  • who is equipoised in happiness and distress, fear and anxiety
  • who is not dependent on the ordinary course of activities
  • who is pure
  • expert
  • without cares
  • free from all pains
  • not striving for some result
  • who neither rejoices nor grieves
  • who neither laments nor desires
  • who renounces both auspicious and inauspicious things
  • who is equal to friends and enemies
  • who is equipoised in honor and dishonor
  • heat and cold
  • fame and infamy
  • who is always free from contaminating association
  • always silent and satisfied with anything
  • who doesn't care for any residence
  • who is fixed in knowledge
  • who is engaged in devotional service
  • who follow this imperishable path of devotional service and
  • who completely engage themselves with faith, making Me the supreme goal

Bhagavad Gita As it is Chapter 12 Texts 13 to 20

Hare Krishna

Monday, June 22, 2009

saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair

Prabhupada: So that requires little intelligence, that anyone who is preaching the holy name of God, he is also God. Anyone who preaches the glories of God, he is also God.

Guest (5): Are you God?

Prabhupada: I am servant of God.

Guest (5): But you're preaching the holy name of God?

Prabhupada: Yes, that is my business.

Guest (5): But then, by your own words, you are God.

Prabhupada: But that does not mean I am God, but I am equal to God. Or at least you should see like that. That is explained. A guru... That is explained.

saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair
uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih
kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam **

Guru's position is like this. What is that? Saksad-dhari. He is God. Saksad-dhari. How he is Hari, God? No, samasta-sastraih: "In all revealed scriptures it is explained that 'Guru, the servant of God, the son of God, the preacher, he is God.' " Saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair uktah: ** "It is said." Tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih: "Those who are intelligent, they accept like that." Then next line says, kintu. Why he is God? Kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya: "He is God because He is very, very dear to God." So as I said, in the absolute word, God and a person very dear to God, he is also God. But he does not think that he is God. He knows that he is servant of God. It requires little intelligence, spiritual intelligence, the Absolute, how the servant of God and God is the same. [break] Yes.

Hare Krishna

Monday, June 15, 2009

It all starts with Gratitude!

A grateful heart is humble.
A humble heart is tolerant.
A tolerant heart is forgiving.
A forgiving heart is compassionate.
A compassionate heart is loving.
A loving heart is devotional.
A devotional heart is a Vaishnava!

It all starts with Gratitude!

Hare Krishna

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Secret of Success

He (Prabhupada) explained that the real problem is that people are not following Krishna’s instructions properly. If one practically surrenders to Krishna, He makes everything successful.

“Practical”, he (Prabhupada) said, “means it will be done by Krishna. Your only business is to surrender to Krishna. You cannot do anything. And as soon as you think, ‘I shall be able to do it,’ then you are a rascal. Immediately you are rascal.”

“So only a fully surrendered soul can do everything perfectly?” Harikesa asked.

Prabhupada answered, “He cannot do anything. Everything is to be done by Krishna. But he has to apply his intelligence by Krishna consciousness. Even if he is intelligent, he cannot do anything.”

Harikesa added, “Except surrender.”

“Yes. He can surrender, and Krishna will do everything. You have to act very sincerely under the direction of Krishna, and then the war will be successful, as Arjuna did.”

- A Transcendental Diary (Vol 1,Ch 2, Pg 44) by Hari Sauri Dasa

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Proof of a Krishna Conscious Person

āpūryamānam acala-pratisham
samudram āpah praviśanti yadvat
tadvat kāmā yam praviśanti sarve
sa śāntim āpnoti na kāma-kāmī

A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires — that enter like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled but is always still — can alone achieve peace, and not the man who strives to satisfy such desires. - BG 2.70

Purport by Srila Prabhupada

Although the vast ocean is always filled with water, it is always, especially during the rainy season, being filled with much more water. But the ocean remains the same — steady; it is not agitated, nor does it cross beyond the limit of its brink. That is also true of a person fixed in Krsna consciousness. As long as one has the material body, the demands of the body for sense gratification will continue. The devotee, however, is not disturbed by such desires, because of his fullness. A Krsna conscious man is not in need of anything, because the Lord fulfills all his material necessities. Therefore he is like the ocean — always full in himself. Desires may come to him like the waters of the rivers that flow into the ocean, but he is steady in his activities, and he is not even slightly disturbed by desires for sense gratification. That is the proof of a Krsna conscious man — one who has lost all inclinations for material sense gratification, although the desires are present. Because he remains satisfied in the transcendental loving service of the Lord, he can remain steady, like the ocean, and therefore enjoy full peace. Others, however, who want to fulfill desires even up to the limit of liberation, what to speak of material success, never attain peace. The fruitive workers, the salvationists, and also the yogīs who are after mystic powers are all unhappy because of unfulfilled desires. But the person in Krsna consciousness is happy in the service of the Lord, and he has no desires to be fulfilled. In fact, he does not even desire liberation from the so-called material bondage. The devotees of Krsna have no material desires, and therefore they are in perfect peace.