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अध्याय दस - सकाम कर्म की प्रकृति

1 भगवान ने कहा: पूर्णतया मेरी शरण में आकर तथा मेरे द्वारा वर्णित भगवदभक्ति में अपने मन को सावधानी से एकाग्र करके मनुष्य को निष्काम भाव से रहना चाहिए तथा वर्णाश्रम प्रणाली का अभ्यास करना चाहिए।

2 शुद्ध आत्मा को यह देखना चाहिए कि चूँकि इन्द्रियतृप्ति के प्रति समर्पित होने से बद्ध आत्माओं ने इन्द्रियसुख की वस्तुओं को धोखे से सत्य मान लिया है, इसलिए उनके सारे प्रयत्न असफल होकर रहेंगे।

3 सोया हुआ व्यक्ति स्वप्न में इन्द्रियतृप्ति की अनेक वस्तुएँ देख सकता है, किन्तु ऐस

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अध्याय नौ - पूर्ण वैराग्य

1 साधु-ब्राह्मण ने कहा: भौतिक जगत में हर व्यक्ति कुछ वस्तुओं को अत्यन्त प्रिय मानता है और ऐसी वस्तुओं के प्रति लगाव के कारण अन्ततः वह दीन-हीन बन जाता है। जो व्यक्ति इसे समझता है, वह भौतिक सम्पत्ति के स्वामित्व तथा लगाव को त्याग देता है और इस तरह असीम आनन्द प्राप्त करता है।

2 एक बार बड़े बाजों की एक टोली ने कोई शिकार न पा सकने के कारण एक अन्य दुर्बल बाज पर आक्रमण कर दिया जो थोड़ा-सा मांस पकड़े हुए था। उस समय अपने जीवन को संकट में देखकर बाज ने मांस को छोड़ दिया। तब उसे वास्तव

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अध्याय आठ – पिंगला की कथा

1 साधु-ब्राह्मण ने कहा: हे राजन, देहधारी जीव स्वर्ग या नरक में, स्वतः सुख तथा दुख का अनुभव करता है। इसलिए बुद्धिमान तथा विवेकवान व्यक्ति ऐसे भौतिक सुख को पाने के लिए कभी कोई प्रयास नहीं करता।

2 अजगर का अनुकरण करते हुए मनुष्य को भौतिक प्रयास का परित्याग कर देना चाहिए और अपने उदर-पोषण के लिए उस भोजन को स्वीकार करना चाहिए, जो अनायास मिल जाय, चाहे वह स्वादिष्ट हो या स्वादरहित, पर्याप्त हो या स्वल्प।

3 यदि कभी भोजन न भी मिले, तो सन्त पुरुष को चाहिए कि बिना प्रयास किये वह अने

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7158853894?profile=RESIZE_400xFor a person in the renounced phase of life it is good to move – as the saying goes: A rolling stone doesn’t gather any moss… After all, we are not meant to get too comfy, homey and cozy. It feels good to move on as soon as one gets too comfortable and settled. Then it may be time to pack up the suitcase and say farewell…

This mood is described in the purpport to the SB 11.3.26:

“Thus a pure devotee of the Lord is aniketatam, without a fixed residence, meaning that he accepts neither the gross n

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By Mukundanghri Dasa

After Akrura was instructed by the evil king, Kamsa, to bring Krishna and Balaram from Vrindavan to Mathura, he boarded his chariot. Along the journey, Akrura struggled to fathom the good fortune that had befallen him. He was about to see the object of his meditation, the essence of his life – Krishna and Balaram. As his chariot rode along, inching closer and closer to Vrindavan, he thought of seeing the beautiful forms of Krishna and Balaram. He thought of Krishna’s face a

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Hare Krishna dear devotees,

we would like to invite you to Online Home Deity Dressing Course which is organized by Mayapur Academy in collaboration with IDWM.

Everyone can learn different styles of dressing

– Gaura Nitai

– Radha Krishna

– Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra @ home.

More details on attached poster
Your servants, Mayapur Academy team.


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7158876499?profile=RESIZE_400x“What is a diamond? It’s just a piece of coal, but it undergoes an intense pressure and transforms into a diamond. So we shouldn’t be thinking that our business is to put someone into an intense pressure. “Oh, I will transform you into a diamond!” No, we shouldn’t think that way, because on the basis of what we deserve in this life enough pressure will be there. So rather we should be trying to give help and encouragement and love to the people who are in the process. The Vedic scriptures state

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A Life in Bhakti by Sacinandana Swami


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Deepening Bhakti course is suitable for all those who have been on the Bhakti path for some time and who would like to deepen their understanding of the philosophy and practices of Bhakti.

HH Sacinandana Swami presents the five traditional ways to establish our connection with Krishna by accessing a very special space within our heart: the sacred space. It is from this space that our practices of chanting, reading, worshipping, and so on become infused with l

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The more we hear about Krishna, the more we become purified. We cannot understand Krishna because we are not purified. But if you hear the Krishna name, Hare Krishna—Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare—if you chant and hear, you become purified. So why should we not take this simple method, as it is recommended in the shastra, harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam [“In this Age of Kali there is no other means, no other means, no other means for self-realization than cha

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We use speech every day in our life. But seldom do we realize it’s power. It leaves a profound impact on others, our mind and consciousness.

Words create worlds. Since language affects reality, there is an irretrievable nature to the words which leave our lips.

Numerous scriptural injunctions are available on the Yama and Niyama of speech.

In the Nectar of Instruction, Srila Rupa Goswami’s first instruction to all practitioners of bhakti-yoga is — vāco vegam — one should con

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अध्याय सात - भगवान कृष्ण द्वारा उद्धव को उपदेश

1-10 भगवान ने कहा: हे महाभाग्यशाली उद्धव, तुमने इस पृथ्वी पर से यदुवंश को समेटने तथा वैकुण्ठ में अपने धाम लौटने की मेरी इच्छा को जान लिया है। ब्रह्मा, शिव तथा अन्य सारे लोकनायक, अब मुझसे प्रार्थना कर रहे हैं कि मैं अपने वैकुण्ठ धाम वापस चला जाऊँ।  ब्रह्माजी द्वारा प्रार्थना करने पर मैंने इस संसार में अपने स्वांश बलदेव सहित अवतार लिया था और देवताओं की ओर से अनेक कार्य सम्पन्न किये। अब यहाँ पर मैं अपना कार्य पूरा कर चुका हूँ।  अब ब्राह्मणों के शाप से

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The vision of Srila Prabhupada!

7150468256?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 13, 1972 : Vrindavan

After Prabhupada signed the deed for the Raman Reti land, future site of the Krishna-Balarama temple on March 12, then he immediately prepared to lay a cornerstone.

Kshirodaksayi Vishnu Maharaja : That night, until eleven, we discussed laying the cornerstone. Srila Prabhupada apparently did not sleep. Around one-thirty he woke me up and called me to his room. The electricity was off, and Prabhupada was using his flashlight. He asked if I had made all the arrangements f

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7150391481?profile=RESIZE_400xRtadhvaja Swami and Giriraj Swami spoke on success in the grihastha ashrama, Giriraj Swami with reference to Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.18.

“Ordinarily, the spiritual master, husband, father, mother or superior relative accepts worship from an inferior relative, but here Rsabhadeva forbids this. First the father, spiritual master or husband must be able to release the dependent from repeated birth and death. If he cannot do this, he plunges himself into the ocean of reproachment for his unlawful acti

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By Madhava Smullen

Lives of Service is an ISKCON News interview series that recreates the feel of sitting down for a chat at the Sunday Feast with an old friend or a devotee you’d like to get to know. Told in their own words, it’s an insightful, inspiring, lighthearted, and at times humorous look at their stories and lives of service. Kalasamvara Das is one of the most joyful, ecstatic and dedicated devotees we’ve had the fortune to speak to. We hope you enjoy this chat with him!

Where are you

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In spite of the fact that everything comes from the Supreme Being, He is still aloof from it all. He does not disengage Himself from His eternal pleasure pastimes with His devotees in the spiritual realm. So, in the process of creating the material worlds, the Supreme expands Himself into various forms, which are His plenary parts. Krishna is the primeval Lord, the original Personality of Godhead, so He can expand Himself into unlimited forms with all potencies. They are no different from Him,

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Enthusiasm by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Transcendental sound is echoing around the world. The world which is egg-shaped and hollow inside, consists of several layers. All these universes clustering together are flowing from the pores of Mahavishnu. Srila Prabhupada explains creation. Krsna expands himself in the form of Mahavishnu from whose breathing an innumerable number of universes emanate. In each of these universes, Mahavishnu enters as Garbodhakasayi Vishnu who lies on Sesa Naga on the Garbha Ocean. From his navel, Bramha is b

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अध्याय छह – यदुवंश का प्रभास गमन

1 श्रील शुकदेव गोस्वामी ने कहा: तब ब्रह्माजी अपने पुत्रों तथा देवताओं एवं महान प्रजापतियों को साथ लेकर द्वारका के लिए रवाना हुए। सारे जीवों के कल्याणप्रदाता शिवजी भी अनेक भूत-प्रेतों से घिरकर द्वारका गये।

2-4 कृष्ण का दर्शन करने की आशा से शक्तिशाली इन्द्र अपने साथ मरुतों, आदित्यों, अश्विनियों, ऋभुओं, अंगिराओं, रुद्रों, विश्वेदेवों, साध्यों, गन्धर्वों, अप्सराओं, नागों, सिद्धों, चारणों, गुह्यकों, महान ऋषियों, पितरों, विद्याधरों एवं किन्नरों को लेकर द्वारका नगरी पहु

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अध्याय पाँच – नारद द्वारा वसुदेव को दी गई शिक्षाओं का समापन

1 राजा निमि ने आगे पूछा : हे योगेन्द्रों, आप सभी आत्म-विज्ञान में परम दक्ष हैं, अतएव मुझे उन लोगों का गन्तव्य बतलाइये, जो प्रायः भगवान हरि की पूजा नहीं करते, अपनी भौतिक इच्छाओं की प्यास नहीं बुझा पाते तथा अपनी इन्द्रियों को वश में नहीं कर पाते।

2 श्री चमस ने कहा: हे राजन, आदि पुरुष विष्णु के मुख, बाहु, जाँघ तथा पाँव से चार वर्ण – ब्राह्मण, क्षत्रिय, वैश्य तथा शूद्र – तथा चार आश्रम भी उत्पन्न हैं।

3 यदि इन चारों वर्णों तथा आश्रमों का कोई

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Five years ago, I did book distribution in Budapest in one of my favorite sankirtan spots, called "Stop-Shop," a luxurious shopping center. During the last week of the Srila Prabhupada marathon, I wanted to do BIG, especially because Sivarama Swami, my beloved guru, was at the temple. Every night he was waiting for us to return. He personally asked everyone, "How was your day?"

On one of the most difficult days ever in my life, around 5 p.m., I had only two more hours to go. I had done practica

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As usual, this year’s Vyäsa-püjä book will be available as a free PDF file.
We will not have a traditional print run, but if we get pre-orders for at least fifty books we can produce the book as a print-on-demand project for North America only. The cost will be approximately $33 per book. Shipping is extra, priced according to destination.
Please call the BBT (1-800-927-4152) to place your order. Orders must be received by Friday, July 30!
If you reside outside North America, please contact you

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