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    Whenever and wherever there are peaceful, equipoised devotees who are well behaved and decorated with all good qualities, that place and the dynasties there, even if condemned, are purified.

     To show causeless mercy to the devotees who would take birth in the future in this age of Kali, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, acted in such a way that simply by remembering Him one will be freed from all the lamentation and unhappiness of material existence.  (In other words, He acted so that all future devotees, by accepting the instructions of Kṛṣṇa consciousness stated in Bhagavad-gītā, could be relieved from the pangs of material existence).

     Remembrance of Lord Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet destroys everything inauspicious and awards the greatest good fortune. It purifies the heart and bestows devotion for the Supreme Soul, along with knowledge enriched with realization and renunciation.

     Being completely cleansed of all material desires, the devotees are freed from all mental contamination. Thus they can always think of the Lord constantly and address Him very feelingly. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, knowing Himself to be controlled by His devotees, does not leave them for a second, just as the sky overhead never becomes invisible.
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    For one who is anxious to engage constantly in hearing such topics, kṛṣṇa-kathā gradually increases his indifference towards all other things. Such constant remembrance of the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa by the devotee who has achieved transcendental bliss vanquishes all his miseries without delay.

    As pouring water on the root of a tree energizes the trunk, branches, twigs and everything else, and as supplying food to the stomach enlivens the senses and limbs of the body, simply worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead through devotional service automatically satisfies the demigods, who are parts of that Supreme Personality.

    Simply by associating with exalted devotees, anyone can attain perfection of knowledge and with the sword of knowledge can cut to pieces the illusory associations within this material world. Through the association of devotees, one can engage in the service of the Lord by hearing and chanting [śravaṇaḿ kīrtanam]. Thus one can revive his dormant Kṛṣṇa consciousness and, sticking to the cultivation of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, return home, back to Godhead, even in this life.

     Only a rare person who has adopted complete, unalloyed devotional service to Kṛṣṇa can uproot the weeds of sinful actions with no possibility that they will revive. He can do this simply by discharging devotional service, just as the sun can immediately dissipate fog by its rays.
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  • Hare Krishna, i want to know about the daily prayers to be said for well being of all in the family, friends and the near ones. Please help.
  • Establishing a Place for Worship (asana-sthapana)

    In the Deity room, clean the area where you will do the worship, wash your hands, place the asana in position for performing theworship, and, while kneeling, with pranama-mudra (joined palms) 
Chant:

    prthvi tvaya dhrta loka devi tvam visnuna dhrta
tvam ca dharaya mam nityam pavitram casanam kuru

    O Mother Earth, O goddess, you support all the world’s people, and Lord Visnu sustains you; please bemerciful today and support me as I sit to worship the Lord.

    Thinking that your spiritual master is sitting on an asana to perform the worship, sit on your own asana.

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    THE PERFECTION OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE.

    Mental equilibrium is to fix the mind on Lord Krishna.
    Mere peacefulness without Krishna consciousness
    is dull and useless state of mind.

    Discipline means first to control one`s own senses.
    If one wants to discipline one`s children, disciples
    or followers without controlling one`s own senses,
    one becomes a mere laughing stock.

    Tolerance means to patiently endure unhappiness,
    such as that provoked by the insults or negligence of others.
    One must also sometimes accept material inconvenience
    to carry out the injunctions of the scriptures,
    and that unhappiness also must be patiently endured.

    Truthfulness means that one should speak in a pleasing way
    so that there will be a beneficial effect.
    If one becomes attached to pointing out the faults of others
    in the name of truth, then such fault-finding
    will not be appreciated by saintly persons.

    Cleanliness means to give up material attachment,
    not merely to frequently clean one`s body.

    Real modesty is to be disgusted with improper activities.

    Steadfastness means to control the tongue and the genitals.

    Austerity means to give up lust and sense gratification
    and to observe prescribed vows such as Ekadasi.
    It does not mean inventing whimsical methods
    for torturing the material body.

    Beauty is to possess good qualities such as detachment.

    Real happiness is to transcend material happiness and unhappiness.

    Real misery is to be implicated in searching for sex pleasure.

    Real education means to give up the false idea
    that anything is separate from Lord Krishna, the source of all potencies.

    Real charity means to renounce all aggression toward others.
    If one gives money to charitable causes but at the same time
    engages in exploitative business enterprises or abusive political tactics,
    one`s charity is worth nothing at all.

    Real wealth is to be religious.

    Real heroism is to conquer one`s lower nature.
    Certainly everyone likes to propagate his own fame as a brilliant person,
    but everyone is also subjected to lust, anger, greed and so forth.
    Therefore one has to conquer these lower qualities.

    Real renunciation means to give up one`s false sense of proprietorship
    over one`s family, and not just giving away material objects.

    Equal vision means to give up jealousy and envy and
    to recognize the existence of the soul within every material body.
    One must also see the true spiritual equality of all living entities and all situations.

    Real religious renunciation means that one should serve saintly persons
    who enlighten us with spiritual knowledge.

    A fool is one who identifies with the material body and mind.

    A wise person is one who knows the process of freedom from bondage.

    The wrong path is sense gratification by which the consciousness is bewildered.

    The real path in life is that which leads to Lord Krishna.

    The purpose of life is to transcend materially good and bad qualities
    and come to the liberated platform of pure Krishna consciousness.

    bhave bhave yathā bhaktiḥ
    pādayos tava jāyate
    tathā kuruṣva deveśa
    nāthas tvaḿ no yataḥ prabho

    O Lord of lords, O master, please grant us
    pure devotional service at Your lotus feet, life after life.

    nāma-sańkīrtanaḿ yasya
    sarva-pāpa praṇāśanam
    praṇāmo duḥkha-śamanas
    taḿ namāmi hariḿ param

    I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Hari,
    the congregational chanting of whose holy names
    destroys all sinful reactions, and the offering of obeisances
    unto whom relieves all material suffering.

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