Damodar das

Jun 132020
 

“On numerous occasions Srila Prabhupada has gave the the formula for enthusiasm: to follow all the regulative principles strictly — to chant our minimum sixteen rounds, follow the four restrictive principles, and to engage in all of the prescribed activities. That is the way to become enthusiastic and to maintain one’s enthusiasm.”

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Jun 092020
 

“These regulative principles should act as servants of the basic principle—that is, one should always remember Krsna and never forget Him. This is possible when one chants the Hare Krsna mantra. Therefore one must strictly chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra twenty-four hours daily. One may have other duties to perform under the direction of the spiritual master, but he must first abide by the spiritual master’s order to chant a certain number of rounds. In our Krishna consciousness movement, we have recommended that the neophyte chant at least sixteen rounds. This chanting of sixteen rounds is absolutely necessary if one wants to remember Krsna and not forget Him. Of all the regulative principles, the spiritual master’s order to chant at least sixteen rounds is most essential.” —Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya 22.113 purport

Always Remember Krishna and Never Forget Him

Jun 072020
 

Giriraj Swami spoke on Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.1.6:

etevan sankhya-yogabhyam
sva-dharma-parinisthaya
janma-labhah parah pumsam
ante narayana-smrtih

“The highest perfection of human life, achieved either by complete knowledge of matter and spirit, by practice of mystic powers, or by perfect discharge of occupational duty, is to remember the Personality of Godhead at the end of life.

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Jun 072020
 

Giriraj Swami on spoke on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.25.

“Generally the distressed, the needy, the intelligent, and the inquisitive, who have performed some pious activities, worship or begin to worship the Lord. Others, who are thriving on misdeeds only, regardless of status, cannot approach the Supreme due to being misled by the illusory energy. Therefore, for a pious person, if there is some calamity there is no other alternative than to take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord. Constantly remembering the lotus feet of the Lord means preparing for liberation from birth and death. Therefore, even though there are so-called calamities, they are welcome because they give us an opportunity to remember the Lord, which means liberation.” —Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.25 purport

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Activities for Permanent Benefit, Zoom Talk with Reading, Pennsylvania, Nama Hatta

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May 312020
 

Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita (13.9) that the real sufferings of the material world are four—janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi (birth, death, old age and disease). In the history of the world, no one has been successful in conquering these miseries imposed by material nature. Prakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvasah. Nature (prakrti) is so strong that no one can overcome her stringent laws. So-called scientists, philosophers, religionists and politicians should therefore conclude that they cannot offer facilities to the people in general. They should make vigorous propaganda to awaken the populace and raise them to the platform of Krishna consciousness. Our humble attempt to propagate the Krishna consciousness movement all over the world is the only remedy that can bring about a peaceful and happy life.” —Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.19 purport.

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The Lord Reveals Himself in Proportion to Our Devotional Service, Zoom Talk with ISV

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May 302020
 

Amrtera Tarangini – Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 2 Chapter 6

H.H. Giriraj Swami and ISKCON devotees all over world

Posted by Balimardana Das on Saturday, May 30, 2020

Amrtera Tarangini Canto 2 ch 6

H.H. Giriraj Swami and ISKCON devotees all over world

Posted by Balimardana Das on Saturday, May 30, 2020

 

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The Secret of Success in Spiritual Life, Zoom Talk with ISKCON Boston

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May 282020
 

While teaching Rupa Gosvami, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, guru-krsna-prasade paya bhakti-lata-bija: one can achieve the seed of devotional service by the mercy of the guru, the spiritual master, and then by the mercy of Krsna. This is the secret of success. First one should try to please the spiritual master, and then one should attempt to please the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura also says, yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasado. One should not attempt to please the Supreme Personality of Godhead by concoction. One must first be prepared to serve the spiritual master, and when one is qualified he is automatically offered the platform of direct service to the Lord.” —Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.28 purport

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