The lord of the Universe, Shri Jagannath is the most merciful form of Lord Krishna. He personally protects all His devotees who are sincere and remember him always..
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    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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    Simply by chanting Hare Krishna
    one can be freed from all undesirable habits.
    Chanting Hare Krishna with strong attachment
    one achieves the fruit of love of God very soon.

    By chanting Hare Krishna we are engaging in the devotional service,
    the divine service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Krishna.

    Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra purifies one`s consciousness
    and produces waves of ecstatic love that completely cleanse the soul.

    Harinama is invested with the full potency of the Supreme Lord.
    Harinama is absolutely transcendental and possess
    the power to dissolve the illusion of the entire material creation at will.

    The chanting of Hare Krishna is like a lion`s roar.
    As a lion`s roar frightens all small creatures,
    the chanting of Hare Krishna ends all of one`s sinful reactions.

    Chanting Hare Krishna exerts the deepest and most profound influence
     upon anyone who chants it in a mood of reverential devotion.

    By chanting the Hare Krishna mantra one can attain the perfection
    of associating with the Supreme Personality of Godhead
    in complete bliss and satisfaction in one`s constitutional state.

    Chanting Hare Krishna makes one fearless,
    bestows supreme peace,
    dissolves sins and puts a stop to the cycle of birth and death.

    Chanting Hare Krishna is the easiest process of meditation in this age.
    It is the easiest means of self-realization.
    And it is the simplest means to spiritual perfection.

    By chanting Hare Krishna, one can be delivered
    regardless of caste, creed, colour or social position.
    It does not depend on any paraphernalia, nor birth in a good family.

    By chanting the Hare Krishna mantra
    one is purified from the false identification of the body
    as "I" and bodily possessions as "mine" and
    one then transcends the so-called material happiness and distress.

    By chanting the glories of Lord Krishna
    in the association of devotees,
     one becomes satisfied and happy and
    develops a loving friendship with the devotees.

    Chanting Hare Krishna is so attractive that
    anyone who chants it becomes imbued with love of Krishna.
    The fruit of love of God is distributed
    through the medium of chanting Hare Krishna.

    The maha-mantra contains the topmost
    sweet names of the Supreme Lord.
    The mantra reveals that a soul has an
    individual attraction for the Supersoul
    by the connection of love.

    Harinama has appeared solely
    for the benefit of the living entities.
    Harinama is the best form
    of remembrance of the Supreme Lord.
     Nothing is as potent or powerful as Harinama.

    Chanting the Hare krishna mantra
    extinguish the horrible forest fire of
    material existence and removes all material tribulations.

    Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra
    vanquishes all the effects of sinful activities
    whether they are heavy or light.

    The formula for world peace is
    to develop Krishna consciousness by
    chanting the Hare Krishna mantra.
    It eradicates envy and hatred and
    thus brings real peace, unity and fraternity.

    By chanting the Hare Krishna mantra
    one can be delivered regardless
    of caste, creed, colour or social position.

    Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra
    drives away all the darkness of ignorance,
    cures one of worldly desires and
    makes one`s birth in this world successful.

    Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra
    purifies the mind and heart and
    destroys the six enemies which are
    lust, anger, greed, illusion, pride and envy.

    By chanting the Hare Krishna mantra
    one will automatically develop all good
    qualities like absence of false prestige and
    concern that time should not be wasted.

    Our whole spiritual life develops from our
    chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra,
    like a big tree which grows out of a seed.
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    śrimac-caitanyadeva tvāḿ vande gaurāṇga-sundara
    śacī-nandana māḿ trāhi yati-cuḍāmaṇe prabho

    ājanu-bāho smerāsya nīlācala-vibhūśaṇa

    advaitācārya-saḿślāghin sarvabhaumābhinandaka
    rāmānanda-kṛta-prīta sarva-vaiṣṇava-bāndhava

    namas te dīna-dīnaḿ māḿ kadācit kiḿ smariśyasi

    1) O beautiful, fair-complexioned Lord Caitanyadeva, I offer respectful obeisances unto You. O Lord, O delight of Saci-devi, O crest-jewel of the sannyasis, please protect me.

    2) O Lord Caitanyadeva, O decoration of Nilacala (Jagannatha Puri), O Lord whose face is smiling and whose arms reach down to Your knees, O preacher of the glories of thenectarean Holy Name of the Lord througout the universe,

    3) O Lord Caitanyadeva, You praise Advaita Acarya and You delight Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. You are affectionate to Ramananda Raya,and You are the friend of all theVaisnavas.

    4) O Lord Caitanyadeva, O great ocean of the nectar of pure love for the lotus feet of Krsna, I offer respectful obeisances unto You. Do You sometimes remember me, the most wretched of all wretched people?
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