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Tips for a Better Sleep

The quality and quantity of your sleep can make a sizable difference on how productive you'll be the next day. Here are few tips to help you get the sleep you need and deserve:



1. Unwind early in the evening. Try to deal with worries and distractions several hours before bedtime.



2. Give yourself "permission" to go to bed. 

    Recognize that some minimum amount of sleep is essential for body to rejuvenate. 



3. Develop a sleep ritual. Doing the…

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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on June 30, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments


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Be willing to apologize

Whenever you are in some service – or when you are taking risks, making things happen, interacting with others, or in the public eye – you are bound to make mistakes. At times you are going to use bad judgment, say something wrong, offend someone, criticize unnecessarily, be too demanding, or act selfishly. The question isn’t whether you will make these mistakes – we all do. The question is, can you admit to them? If so, the question becomes, can you…

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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on June 30, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments


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Recognising God

We cannot accept anyone as an avatara unless he has the symptoms described in the scriptures. Nowadays it has become a fashion that any man can come and say that he is God or an incarnation of God, and some accept it: "Oh, he is God." We do not accept an avatara like that. We take evidence from the Vedas. An avatara must conform to descriptions in the Vedas. Then we accept him; otherwise no. For each avatara there is a description in the Vedas: He will appear at such and such…

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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on June 30, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments


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Pray regularly

There is a story of about a sea captain who in his retirement skippered a boat taking day-trippers to Shetland Islands. On one trip, the boat was full of young people. 



They laughed at the old captain when they saw him say a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and the sea was calm. 



However they weren't long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to pitch violently. The terrified passengers came to the…
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Ask for what you want

It is astonishing what you can accomplish by simply asking for what you want – help, forgiveness, an idea, another chance, a break, or whatever. And not only can you get what you want by asking for it, but often the person you are asking will thank you for taking the initiative.



If it’s so obviously helpful and important to ask for what we want, why do so few of us do it? Once again, the answer is fear. We worry about the outcome. We’re afraid of…
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Learned Fools

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

Sanatan Goswami was holding a big post — government minister. Not only was he a minister, but Nawab Hussain Shah entrusted the whole…
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Added by vinay kalson on June 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Let go of the fear that if you're relaxed or happy, you're going to fall

When you eat too much, the energy that is usually directed toward normal body functions – healing, cell division, metabolism, and all sorts of other good stuff – must go toward digestion. This makes you feel sleepy and lethargic. You lose motivation and energy.



There is an emotional equivalent. You can extend this same metaphor to your tendency to be overly serious and immobilized over little things. When you are angry, bothered, and annoyed,…
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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on June 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Remember to Acknowledge

You can acknowledge others in many ways. When someone calls you, acknowledge the call. When they send you something, remember to say thank you. When someone does a good job, say so. When they apologize, acknowledge that too. 



It’s especially important to acknowledge acts of kindness – doing so reinforces the act and encourages more of the same. We all benefit. 



Almost everyone loves to be acknowledged. We love to have our phone calls…

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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on June 30, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments


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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - Meeting with philosopher

Meeting with philosopher



A new guest entered the room and Sabhapati introduced him: Professor Ian Watson, senior lecturer in Indian Philosophy at La Trobe University.



In sharp contrast to the courteous and gentle behaviour of the Rama bhaktas, long-haired and bearded Professor Watson was challenging and unsubmissive. On Prabhupada's request the professor…

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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on June 30, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments


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Friendship with Those Who Chant

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

In the Adi Purana [Quoted in Hari-bhaktivilas 11.470-471] it is stated…
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Added by vinay kalson on June 30, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments


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Thought Of The Day

A dog in the park is jumping very fast, walking. But as soon as the master, "Come one. Come one," immediately, "Yes, sir." "Give me your neck." "Yes, sir." Chain. Chain. He's thinking that he's very free, but as soon as the master calls, immediately he has to submit. This is our position. We are very busy, but the master is the material nature. Daivi hy esa gunamayi mama maya duraty... [Bg. 7.14]. The fact is that we are under the stringent laws of material nature. We have no freedom. That…

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Added by Shalabh Gupta on June 30, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

KRSNA Book introduction

excerpts from Sripad Aindra Maharaj lecture Aindra Pr SB 10-33-26-27 -2002-01-12 CC Madhya 23.104

vṛndāvane kṛṣṇa-sevā, vaiṣṇava-ācāra

bhakti-smṛti-śāstra kari’ kariha pracāra

Word for word:

vṛndāvane — in Vṛndāvana; kṛṣṇa-sevā — the service of Lord Kṛṣṇa; vaiṣṇava-ācāra — behavior of Vaiṣṇavas; bhakti-smṛti-śāstra — the reference books of devotional service; kari’ — compiling; kariha — do; pracāra — preaching.

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Past-time of krsna

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Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

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Added by vinay kalson on June 29, 2012 at 11:50pm — No Comments


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MAAN LILA -of shri Mati Radha Rani

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Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

यहाँ रूठी हुई राधा रानी को श्याम सुन्दर ने…

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Added by vinay kalson on June 29, 2012 at 11:36pm — No Comments

SRILA PRABHUPADA SPEAKS ABOUT - 'THE CAUSE OF SPIRITUAL FALL-DOWN'

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krodhad bhavati sammohah

sammohat smrti-vibhramah

smrti-bhramsad buddhi-naso

buddhi-nasat pranasyati

Bg 2.63

From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool.

False renunciation

Srila Rupa Gosvami has given us this…

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Added by Janaka Dasa (Dr Jagadeesh TG) on June 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

On the Way to Krsna!!

Yunjann evam sadatmanam
yogivigata-kalmasah
sukhena brahmasamsparsam
atyantram sukham asnute

"Steady in the Self, being freed from all material contamination, the yogi achieves the highest perfectional stage of happiness in touch with the supreme consciousness." (Bg. 6.28)

Added by Rohit Kharwal on June 29, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments


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Thought Of The Day

Prabhupada: Grhastha? Grhastha means to live with wife. This is the meaning of grhastha. And a grhastha is supposed to support others who are not grhasthas just like brahmacari. Brahmacari means student life. So grhasthas support them. [break] ...sannyasis, other three classes. Because they are engaged in a different subject matter, they have no time to earn their livelihood, and therefore, those who are grhasthas, they take charge of him. This is the Vedic system. But they should live also…

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Added by Shalabh Gupta on June 29, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments


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----- Close the eyes (I's) of Kaliyuga -----

 

 

Close the eyes (I's) of Kaliyuga

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Added by Gadadhar das on June 29, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


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Be Happy and Content

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Sri Isopanishad mantra 1 it is mentioned:
ishaavasyam idam sarvam / yat kinca jagatyaam jagat

tena tyaktena bhunjeethaa / maa grdhah kasya svid dhanam
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Added by vinay kalson on June 28, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments


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Hell-bent to go to Hell

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Sometimes people argue that hell does not exist and that there is no track of whatever sins we are doing. But 3rd Canto 30th Chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam clearly explains the existence of hell, how far it is from earth, how the living entity travels after he leaves his body, what are the various types…
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