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Jul 19
Bruce Gatten replied to 2an8tdfoll48k's discussion Luck, Coincidence, karma , Mercy of Krishna.
"When a soul surrenders to Krsna, the Lord takes direct control of him/her and whatever happens to that soul is not the result of karma but the direct mercy of Krsna."
May 15
Bruce Gatten replied to 2an8tdfoll48k's discussion Doing Work for Krishna
"I wish to humbly ask why one cannot be a karmi-yogi and bhakti-yogi at the same time. Karma yoga just means offering the fruits of your activities to Krsna..."
May 15
Bruce Gatten replied to radhikaloveskrishna's discussion when lord krishna has given good health and wealth y do people waste it in sense gratification?
"Sometimes Krsna gives the soul what it wants even if it is not good for that soul. The child may want to put his hand in the fire, but the kind parent does not allow him to do so. But if the child insists and will not take instruction that the fire…"
May 15
Bruce Gatten replied to rk nagraj's discussion Kali Yuga-- Read this on internet & I got a fear creeping thru my spine..
"The material world should not hold us with its attractions of the 4 pillars of sinful life. This place is not our real home. We are here a short time only and then we pass from this earth, Srila Prabhupada says we should yearn for that pure atmosphe…"
May 15
Bruce Gatten replied to inci mutlu milano's discussion Suggestions on chanting
"You can chant the maha mantra under any condition of life, but it will be truly effective only when the rules and regs are followed. Offensive chanting can only harm our devotional creeper."
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to David's discussion Did Sriman Mahaprabhuji wear Sankaracarya Tilak?
"You mean three lined tilak like the Shaivites? I don't remember reading in Srila Prabhbupada's books that He did so."
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to dolly pradhnani's discussion i want to see KRISHNA
"You can see Krsna if you wish, but it is better to hear Him in the sound vibration of His holy name. Krsna is non-different from HIs Name. If you can hear Krsna in HIs orders to Arjuna, if you can hear the spoken word of our spiritual master, some d…"
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to priya kamboj's discussion Lord Krishna
"Best to forget all that. It is on the mind platform. The best thing to do is chant 16 rounds a day and follow the 4 regulative principles. Understand you are not that body and that you could die at any time. Do solid sadhana and don't try to figure…"
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to Arnab Sinha's discussion BG Text 2 Explanation
""To be a politician" means to be skillful at deviousness and flattery and using people for your own sense gratifiction. When Duryodhana went to Dronacarya, he went to flatter him. Remember, Dronacarya was beloved by the Pandava brothers and Duryodha…"
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to raghav andotra's discussion shiva
"We offer respects to even an ant, what to speak of Lord Shiva, the foremost devotee of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.Lord Siva is not a jiva and yet is not Visnu. Lord Siva and Lord Visnu are like the yogurt and the milk. Yogurt is not m…"
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to Gaurav Gondhalekar's discussion avoiding onions and garlic
"Onion and garlic are not offerable to the Supreme Person and are therefore offensive."
May 14
Bruce Gatten left a comment for padmavati mataji
"Thank you for your blessings & prayers. May none feel pain, not even in dream..."
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to rk nagraj's discussion what are the 14 lokas n where are we...
"I believe we are in the middle planetary system Our universe is the smallest, as Lord Brahma has only 4 heads whereas some other Brahmas have hundreds or thousands of heads. The greater number of heads of Brahma, the larger the universe."
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to 2an8tdfoll48k's discussion Doing Work for Krishna
"Arjuna wanted to avoid his duty of fighting the Battle Of Kurushetra by going to the forest and adopting the begging profession. Only if the family atmosphere is inimical to spiritual progress should the family member renounce the family."
May 14
Bruce Gatten replied to Monica's discussion The not allowed food
"Better to follow the established principles of what to eat and what not to eat than to speculate if one bad food is better than another bad food...you can rationalize any unwanted behavior and that is very easy to do. Better to take the safe way of…"
May 14
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