Something we hear, temporary, the music, this, that, touch, smell give some temporary pleasure, but that is flickering. It disappears like the bubbles. How long do the bubbles last? They don’t last very long.
Materialism cannot satisfy us. It could satisfy our senses, our mind. Some entertainment, some body satisfaction, mind satisfaction - but soul’s satisfaction? Not possible. The soul could be only satisfied when the soul makes Krishna the object.
When shraddha is fixed and steady then we are “nisthavan.” It means no more U-turns, no more looking back: only going forward, no ups and downs with your Krishna consciousness.
When we take initiation we promise to the spiritual master, the fire, Paramatma, the Vaishnavas and other witnesses, to chant the holy name of the Lord, to follow the principles. We promise to practice Krishna consciousness or propagate Krishna consciousness, and kind of promise to stay in ISKCON for the rest of our life, to [...]
Those who are supposed to be assisting us and doing us that favor, if we end up offending them in some way, mentally, physically, vocally, there is some offences committed by us, then that offence takes the form of an elephant and enters your garden and could trample all that you had been trying to [...]
It is the consciousness that makes Goloka or makes Vrindavan or Mayapur or Jagannatha Puri, the consciousness of the residents there.
It is very difficult to make Krishna enter our heart, but once He enters then it’s very difficult to remove Him.
Dated: 19th June 2016 Venue: Nagpur I was born in Aravade, a small village in the Indian state of Maharashtra that differs little from more than seven hundred thousand others in India. After I graduated from high school, my family sent me to Bombay to study chemistry in college. But my college career was not [...]
Thank you for this opportunity that we have today with you. You are all Bhakti Shastris, Bhakti Shastragya meaning also like you are scientist. One who knows the Shastras - Shastragya . ‘Gya’ means one who knows, Shastragya:-one who knows shastras is scientist; this is yet another vaishnav definition for understanding of who is a [...]