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When Does One Become a Disciple?

Question: When Does One Become a Disciple?



If one has accepted someone as one's spiritual master and has decided to serve him wholeheartedly and follow his instructions, is it that from that time onwards he is his spiritual master? Or is it only after the fire sacrifice initiation ceremony that he becomes a disciple?



Your servant,

Geetika





Answer: When He Surrenders to Sri Guru



The real meaning of being a disciple is to be fully surrendered… Continue

Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on October 3, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments


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Loving reciprocation between Devotee and the Lord

TEXTS 41-42:



sakheti matva prasabham yad uktam

he krishna he yadava he sakheti

ajanata mahimanam tavedam

maya pramadat pranayena vapi







yac cavahasartham asat-krito 'si

vihara-sayyasana-bhojaneshu

eko 'tha vapy acyuta tat-samaksham

tat kshamaye tvam aham aprameyam







TRANSLATION:



Thinking of You as my friend, I have rashly addressed You "O Krishna,"

"O Yadava," "O my friend," not knowing Your glories. Please…

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socrates

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high

esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you

know what I just heard about your friend?"



"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd

like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."



"Triple filter?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my

friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment…

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NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS

NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS



The secondary rules are of three types:

rules regarding self;

rules regarding society;

rules regarding the afterlife.



Rules regarding the self are of two categories:



those for the body and those for the mind.



Those rules to keep a person's body properly nourished so that they can

remain healthy are the bodily rules. Such things as regulated drinking,

eating,sleeping, exercise, and for sickness, prescriptions for…

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Perfect Understanding





If a boy wants to know who his father is, the simple process is to ask his mother. The mother will then say, "He is your father." This is the way of perfect knowledge. Of course, one may speculate about one's father, wondering if this is the man or if that is the man, and one may wander over the whole city, asking, "Are you my father? Are you my father?" The knowledge derived from such a process, however, will always remain imperfect. One will never find his…

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Tasting the Supreme Bliss at Every Minute

There's one thing in this world that everybody has in common. Although nobody likes to suffer everyone is forced to suffer, even the so-called rich, powerful, famous successful people. But there is no need for so much suffering. All everyone has to do to become free from this suffering is to revive their original Krishna consciousness, which is now lying dormant within their hearts. This is done by reconnecting with the Supreme Person by serving Him with love. This simple method can be…

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Of Secrets I Am Silence.

Question: Of Secrets I Am Silence.


Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!



Please accept my respectful obeisances unto you,



How do you understand Prabhupada’s instruction about silence in…

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Breaking News: Ujjain-The Solar Powered Temple!

 

Ujjain-The Solar Powered Temple!

 

 

 

The extraordinary Ujjain temple where compassion is always in the air in all aspects…

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Added by shanti yadav on October 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


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Thought Of The Day

To understand Vedic literature means one must have firm faith in Krsna and firm faith in guru, not that "My guru is not so learned, so let me capture Krsna directly." That is useless. That is useless. Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, guru-krsna-krpaya paya bhakti-lata-bija [Cc. Madhya 19.151]. One can get the seed of the plant or creeper of bhakti, how? Guru-krsna-krpa. By the mercy of guru and by the mercy of Krsna, not that krsna-krpa. First guru-krpa, then krsna-krpa.(Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.27),New… Continue

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Thought Of The Day

If we want to be anxiety-less, no anxiety, then we have to refuse to accept this material body. Otherwise there is no possibility. All anxieties are due to this material body.(Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.29), Los Angeles, 7.12.1973

By H.D.G. Srila Prabhupada

Added by Shalabh Gupta on October 1, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

Gopiparanadhana's Samadhi Ceremony by Deena Bandhu Prabhu

 

 

On Sunday September 25th the ashes of His Grace Gopiparandhana Prabhu were placed in Samadhi by his son Gaura Mohan at the foot of Govardhana Hill just in front of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram. Earlier at the ashram there was a Smriti Sabha, Memorial Service, where many senior men and women offered their fond remembrances of him and…

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Added by shanti yadav on October 1, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

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