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    Posted: 30 weeks 5 days ago
    How should the cultivation of activities favorable to KRSNa be undertaken? One should act only in such a way that bhakti may be augmented, giving up laukika-abhilASA (worldly desires), pAralaukika-abhilASA (other worldly pursuits such as elevation to the heavenly planets and acquisition of mystic perfections in yoga), and any other kind of aspiration. This same idea has been expressed in ZrImad-BhAgavatam: bhaktyA saJjAtayA bhaktyA (S.B. 11.3.31)—bhakti is produced only by bhakti....
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    Posted: 31 weeks 12 hours ago
    This is a very popular verse. It's a bit similar to BG 6.9. SP discusses it in ayam bandhuH ayam neti jJAna laghu cetasAm udAra caritAnAm tu vasudhaiva kutumbakam "This is a friend but that one is not," says a simple-minded person. To a broad-minded person the whole world is a family. (MahA UpaniSad 6.72)
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    Posted: 31 weeks 2 days ago
    NArada PaJcarAtra 1.12.55-78 translation and notes: CC-BY-SA bh. Jan 2016 zrI-pArvaty uvAca Sri Parvati said: tava vakSasi rAdhAhaM rAse vRndAvane vane | mahA-lakSmIz ca vaikuNThe pAda-padmArcane ratA ||55|| I am Radha, situated on Your chest, enjoying rasa dance in Vrindavan, as well as Mahalaksmi taking pleasure in worshipping Your lotus feet in Vaikuntha. zveta-dvIpe sindhu-kanyA viSNor urasi bhU-tale | brahma-loke ca brahmANI veda-mAtA ca bhAratI ||56|| At Svetadvipa I am the daughter of...
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    Posted: 31 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    As I prepared last week to give a Sunday class in Hillsborough (video at the end of this blog), along with researching and thinking of the topic of levels of secrets (from the most mundane to the most sublime) I also contemplated the topic of speaking to others from our Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. The archetypal “class” is Maharaja Parikshit being instructed by Shri Shukadeva Goswami. Both of them have special qualifications being pure devotees of Krishna, and yet the whole class was fueled...
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    Posted: 31 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Sri Vedavyasa
    harernAmaiva nAmaiva nAmaiva mama jIvanam / kalau nAstyeva nAstyeva gatiranyathA // NarP_1,41.115 //
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