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Q. What qualification should a chanter of the Holy Names of Krishna possess ?

A. One should have the following symptoms in order to constantly chant the holy names of Krishna:-

1. Humility.
2. Compassion.
3. Freedom from envy.
4. Freedom from false pride.
5. The willingness to offer respects to everyone.
( Commentary on Shikshashtakam, verse, 3.)


MESSAGE: Dandavat and pranam dear devotees. Hare Krishna. More questions and answers will be added on this page at the bottom. Take care, bye.

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Q.  25. What are some ingredients in cooking ?  PART  2.

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· Dahi, Curd, Kammati perugu, Yoghurt
· Daikon radish, Lobok, Mulo
· Dalchini, Cinnamon, Lavanga pattai, attai, Tuj
· Dalia, Gram (puffed), Lapsi, Wheat (broken)
· Dates, Chuara, Kajhoor
· Dhana kuli, Coriander seeds, Dhania, Dhaniya, Elakas, Kothambari
· Dhania, Cilantro, Coriander leaves, Hara dhania, Kothamalli, Kothumbari soppu,
Kotthimeera, Vamu 
· Dhaniya, Coriander seeds, Dhania, Dhana kuli, Elakas, Kothambari
· Dharosh Bhindi, Bamia, Ladyfinger, Okra, Vendaikai, Vendaikkai, Bhindi
· Dhone, Cilantro , Coriander leaves, Dhania, Hara dhania, Kothamalli, Kothumbari
soppu, Kotthimeera, Vamu, 
· Dhuli mooong dal, Lentils, green
· Dhuli urad dal, Lentils, White gram
· Digi mirch, Paprika
· Dill weed, Soa Sag, Suvabhaji
· Dodda jeera, Anas phal, Annisseed, Dagad phool, Mouri, Perunjeeragam, Sauf,
Vilayati saunf
· Dondakaaya, Dondakaya, Dondakayalu, Gentleman's Toes, Gherkin pickles, Goli,
Ivy Gourd, Kovaikai, Kunthroo, Tendlis, Tindora pickle, Tinda, Tindla, Tondli
· Doodh, Milk, Paal
· Doodhi, Bottlegourd, Lauki, Opo squash, Sorakaaya, Suraikai
· Doroo, Celery
· Dosakai, Cucumber, Kakdi, Kumbalanga 
· Double Beans, Boda
· Drumstick, Murungaikai, Saijamki Phali, Sejan ki phali, Seeng, Sajne Danta Shinjan,
Muruggai, Sahijan, Sekta-ni-sing
· Drumstick leaves, Muranka bhaji
· Eggplant, Biangan, Brinjal, Katharikai, Kathirikka, Manathakkali vthal, Ravaya,
Vankayalu
· Eggplant (sundried), KathirikAi vatral
· Elaichi, Cardamom, Ellakki, Yelakkai
· Elakas, Coriander seeds, Dhania, Dhaniya, Dhana kuli, Kothambari
· Ellakki, Cardamom, Elaichi, Yelakkai 
· Ellu, Niher, Nuvvulu, Safed Til, Gingelly seed, Sesame seeds, Til
· Enchor, Jackfruit, Kathal, Kanthal 
· Endive, Gulsuchal, Salad leaves
· Fansi, French green beans, Surti papdi 
· Farina, Cream of Wheat, Ravai, Rave, Semolina, Sooji, Suji
· Fennel, Saunf, Sombu 
· Fenugreek leaves, Kasoori methi
· Fenugreek seeds, Methi, Menthiyam, Methi daana, Vendhayam, Venthayam
· Field beans, Vaal
· Figs, Amjeer, Anjeer 
· Flour (all purpose), Kuttu, Maida, Maida mavu, Moida
· French green beans, Fansi, Surti papdi 
· Fruit (dry), Meva
· Gajar, Carrot
· Gamboge, Kokam 
· Ganna, Sugar Cane
· Ganth gobhi, Kohlrabi
· Garden cress, Halim
· Gasagasa, Khus khus, Poppy seeds, Post dana, Posto 
· Gavar, Cluster Beans, Gowaar phali 
· Geedipappu, Cashew, Kaju, Godambi, Jeedi pappu, Mundhiri paruppu, 
· Gehun ka atta, Atta, Chapathi mavu, Gothumai mavu, Rajagaro, Wheat flour, 
· Ghee, Ney 
· Gherkin pickles, Dondakaya, Dondakaaya, Dondakayalu, Gentleman's Toes, Goli, Ivy
Gourd, Kovaikai, Kunthroo, Tendlis, Tinda, Tindla, Tindora pickle, Tondli
· Ghia, Sweet gourd
· Gilas, Cherries (red) 
· Gingelly, Sesame oil
· Gingelly seed, Sesame seeds, Ellu, Niher, Nuvvulu, Safed Til, Til
· Ginger, Adrak, Inji, Shunti, Sonter sukku, Soonth, Sukku podi 
· Godambi, Cashew, Kaju, Jeedi pappu, Geedipappu, Mundhiri paruppu
· Golaper jal, Gulab jal, Rose water
· Goli, Gherkin pickles, Dondakaya, Dondakaaya, Dondakayalu, Gentleman's Toes, Ivy
Gourd, Kovaikai, Kunthroo, Tendlis, Tinda, Tindla, Tindora pickle, Tondli, 
· Gol Mirich, Molaggu, Kalimirchi, Milagu, Menasu, Peppercorns, Safed mirch
· Gond, Gum, edible, Gund 
· Gooda, Pulp
· Gooseberry, Amla
· Gothumai mavu, Atta, Chapathi mavu, Gehun ka atta, Rajagaro, Wheat flour
· Gowaar phali, Gavar, Cluster Beans
· Gram dal, Pottu kadalae
· Gram flour, Besan, Beshon, Kadalai mavu 
· Gram, Bengal split, Kala chana
· Gram (puffed), Dalia, Lapsi, Wheat (broken)
· Grapes, Angoor, Tonovin 
· Grapefruit, Chakotra, Pomello, Shaddock
· Green berry, Bor, Ber, Zizyphus
· Green gram, Moong dal, Pachai paruppu, Payaru, Payatham paruppu
· Green pea, Pattani
· Groundnut, Peanuts, Moongphali, Nella kadalae, Nilakadalai, Verkadalai, Veru senaga
pappu

Q. 171.  WHO CAN KNOW KRISHNA IN HIS FULL GLORY ?

A.     BY  SRILA  PRABHUPADA.

 

 



sa veda dhātuḥ padavīḿ parasya
duranta-vīryasya rathāńga-pāṇeḥ
yo 'māyayā santatayānuvṛttyā
bhajeta tat-pāda-saroja-gandham

SYNONYMS

saḥ — He alone; veda — can know; dhātuḥ — of the creator; padavīm — glories; parasya — of the transcendence; duranta-vīryasya — of the greatly powerful;ratha-ańga-pāṇeḥ — of Lord Kṛṣṇa, who bears in His hand the wheel of a chariot; yaḥ — one who; amāyayā — without reservation; santatayā — without any gap; anuvṛttyā — favorably; bhajeta — renders service; tat-pāda — of His feet; saroja-gandham — fragrance of the lotus.

TRANSLATION

Only those who render unreserved, uninterrupted, favorable service unto the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa, who carries the wheel of the chariot in His hand, can know the creator of the universe in His full glory, power and transcendence. (Srimad Bhagavatam)

PURPORT

Only the pure devotees can know the transcendental name, form and activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa due to their being completely freed from the reactions of fruitive work and mental speculation. The pure devotees have nothing to derive as personal profit from their unalloyed service to the Lord. They render incessant service to the Lord spontaneously, without any reservation.

Everyone within the creation of the Lord is rendering service to the Lord indirectly or directly. No one is an exception to this law of the Lord. Those who are rendering service indirectly, being forced by the illusory agent of the Lord, are rendering service unto Him unfavorably. But those who are rendering service unto Him directly under the direction of His beloved agent are rendering service unto Him favorably.

Such favorable servitors are devotees of the Lord, and by the grace of the Lord they can enter into the mysterious region of transcendence by the mercy of the Lord. But the mental speculators remain in darkness all the time. As stated in Bhagavad-gītā, the Lord Himself guides the pure devotees toward the path of realization due to their constant engagement in the loving service of the Lord in spontaneous affection. That is the secret of entering into the kingdom of God. Fruitive activities and speculation are no qualifications for entering.

Q. 172.  HOW CAN ONE GAIN DISTASTE FOR SENSE GRATIFICATION ?

A.        BY  SRILA  PRABHUPADA.


bhaktyā pumāñ jāta-virāga aindriyād
dṛṣṭa-śrutān mad-racanānucintayā
cittasya yatto grahaṇe yoga-yukto
yatiṣyate ṛjubhir yoga-mārgaiḥ
SYNONYMS

bhaktyā — by devotional service; pumān — a person; jāta-virāgaḥ — having developed distaste; aindriyāt — for sense gratification; dṛṣṭa — seen (in this world); śrutāt — heard (in the next world); mat-racana — My activities of creation and so on; anucintayā — by constantly thinking about; cittasya — of the mind; yattaḥ — engaged; grahaṇe — in the control; yoga-yuktaḥ — situated in devotional service; yatiṣyate — will endeavor; ṛjubhiḥ — easy; yoga-mārgaiḥ — by the processes of mystic power.
TRANSLATION

Thus consciously engaged in devotional service in the association of devotees, a person gains distaste for sense gratification, both in this world and in the next, by constantly thinking about the activities of the Lord. This process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the easiest process of mystic power; when one is actually situated on that path of devotional service, he is able to control the mind.
PURPORT

In all scriptures people are encouraged to act in a pious way so that they can enjoy sense gratification not only in this life but also in the next. For example, one is promised promotion to the heavenly kingdom of higher planets by pious fruitive activities. But a devotee in the association of devotees prefers to contemplate the activities of the Lord — how He has created this universe, how He is maintaining it, how the creation dissolves, and how in the spiritual kingdom the Lord's pastimes are going on. There are full literatures describing these activities of the Lord, especially Bhagavad-gītā, Brahma-saḿhitā and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.

The sincere devotee who associates with devotees gets the opportunity to hear and contemplate this subject of the pastimes of the Lord, and the result is that he feels distaste for so-called happiness in this or that world, in heaven or on other planets. The devotees are simply interested in being transferred to the personal association of the Lord; they have no more attraction for temporary so-called happiness. That is the position of one who is yoga-yukta. One who is fixed in mystic power is not disturbed by the allurement of this world or that world; he is interested in the matters of spiritual understanding or the spiritual situation.

This sublime situation is very easily attained by the easiest process, bhakti-yoga. Ṛjubhir yoga-mārgaiḥ. A very suitable word used here is ṛjubhiḥ, or "very easy." There are different processes of yoga-mārga, attaining yoga perfection, but this process, devotional service to the Lord, is the easiest. Not only is it the easiest process, but the result is sublime. Everyone, therefore, should try to take this process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness and reach the highest perfection of life.

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