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December 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Controlling The Mind With Strong Intelligence

Mind is like a naughty child who will always remember past bad habits but if the mind is somehow rendered humble and submissive in the company of Vaishnavas and one has made some amount of spiritual progress then we find that the mind becomes calm and the old pursuit of sense gratification is gone. Occasionally the mind may hanker for old sense gratification but generally the mind then pursues Krishna Consciousness things only.



If mind is not controlled, it will trouble aggressively.… Continue

Added by DEEPAK MAHAJAN on December 23, 2008 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Taking Strength from Association of Devotees

Sometimes the mongoose and snake have a fight. Out of the two, snake is more powerful because it has the poison. Snake can hit the mongoose with poisonous teeth and the mongoose will be finished. Sometimes when they fight, nobody can say who will win. Actually the mongoose cannot digest the snake’s poison. As soon as it gets bitten by snake’s fangs, it goes to a vanaspati plant and smells it and eats some leaves and thus neutralizes the poison. And then again it goes back to the snake and… Continue

Added by DEEPAK MAHAJAN on December 23, 2008 at 1:29pm — No Comments

First Measure To Conquer Envy

We may say I am practicing spiritual life nicely, I am strong in Sadana, and so I am not envious. But there is a simple formula to judge with whom we are envious and to what to degree.



Whom I wouldn’t like to accompany when I am asked to go with?

How I feel on someone’s failure and success?

How I feel when someone is appreciated or chastised?

We have to see what kind of feelings come in our heart. Because we are in material world we have envy within our heart. We have… Continue

Added by DEEPAK MAHAJAN on December 23, 2008 at 1:28pm — No Comments

4 Stages of Determination In a Life of Devotee

1. Unconscious Incompetence – First the Karmi people have so many anarthas – a devotee is so very sensitive in comparison with the karmis. Devotees are always alert, but it is like to the degree you become cleaner in the heart, to that degree you are extremely sensitive. If you put a black dot on a lungi, nobody will notice. If you put a black spot on a dhoti, everyone can notice it. So unconscious incompetence means the Karmis are not even knowing how much incompetent they are on spiritual… Continue

Added by DEEPAK MAHAJAN on December 23, 2008 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

THE CRITICS TAKE THE KARMA....

True or false, speaking ill of others is not proper for a brahmana. People who do this have hell for their abode (i.e., they are already living in hell).

— Sanat-sujata to Dhritarastra. Mahabharata Udyoga Parva 45.8



The ignorant seek to injure the wise by malice and back-biting; by doing so the critic takes upon himself the load of the wise man's sins, which he, the wise man, casts off by forgiving the ignorant.

— Vidura to Dhritarastra. Mahabharata, Udyoga Parva… Continue

Added by DEEPAK MAHAJAN on December 23, 2008 at 1:19pm — 3 Comments

We can only surrender !

Srila Prabhupada was speaking to one devotee, “The living entity – prkrateh kriyamanani gunaih karmani... a living entity is fool to think that he is the doer.”



Then the devotee asked, “That means an ordinary living entity cannot do great things. Only great souls can do great things. Right Prabhupada?”



Srila Prabhupada said, “No! No living entity can do any great thing.”



“Then how does one do great things?”



“One should simply surrender to Krishna and… Continue

Added by DEEPAK MAHAJAN on December 23, 2008 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Program at ISKCON Juhu

Are you looking for spiritual enlivenment and enlightenment?



Now take an opportunity to jump start your spiritual life!



His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari will be giving the

morning Srimad Bhagavatam class at ISKCON Juhu in Mumbai at 8:00am

on Sunday 14 December 2008. He will also be available for

personal darshans after the class.



The Ultimate Self Realization Course (tm)

Post Office Box 143073

Austin, Texas 78714-3072

United… Continue

Added by Harish Rajpal on December 13, 2008 at 7:35pm — No Comments

IS INDIA A POOR COUNTRY? its Funny and Lets try to get this Politicians Pay us for our Food for life Projects :)

IS INDIA A POOR COUNTRY?

by M R Venkatesh









Revelation of Swiss bank accounts



This is so shocking.......If black money deposits was an Olympics event.... India would have won a gold medal hands down. The second best Russia has 4 times lesser deposit. U.S. is not even there in the counting in top five! India has more money in Swiss banks than all the other countries combined!



Recently, due to… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 8, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Emperor And The Beggar

An emperor was coming out of his palace for his morning walk when he met a beggar. He asked the beggar, "What do you want?"The beggar laughed and said, "You are asking me as though you can fulfill my desire!"



The king was offended. He said, "Of course I can fulfill your desire. What is it? Just tell me."

And the beggar said, "Think twice before you promise anything."



The beggar was no ordinary beggar, he was the emporers past life master. He had promised in that life,… Continue

Added by suja on December 5, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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