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It is said that "example is better than precept". You can find here stories, examples, analogies, pastimes that will help you to understand better, the spiritual subject matter found in the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
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Reverential mood towards Spiritual Master

Speaker: Amoghalila dasa
Source: Tamal Krishna Goswami’s and Jagannatha dasa Babaji’s Disappearance Day

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I am thinking of one or two incidents I can mention, and some realizations I had from them. One was the last morning Srila Prabhupada was in Bombay, in Juhu. I was fortunate-actually by Giriraj Maharaja’s mercy-to be able to be in Srila Prabhupada’s room then. After about a month in Bombay, Srila Prabhupada was leaving that morning for Vrindavan. Madhava Prabhu and Upendra Prabhu were also there, though Upendra was in and out of the room.
Srila Prabhupada was just lying on his bed. He could

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Jagannatha dasa Babaji

Speaker: Giriraj Swami
Source: Tamal Krishna Goswami’s and Jagannatha dasa Babaji’s Disappearance Day

Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji

Today is Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja’s disappearance day. He comes in the Gaudiya Vaishnava disciplic succession after Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura and Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana. He was a renounced ascetic, fully engaged in chanting the holy names of Krishna and meditating on His pastimes. For some time, he made his residence at Surya-kunda in Vraja-dhama, near the temple of Suryadeva, where Srimati Radharani used to come and worship the sun-god—or, I should say,where She used to come to meet Krishna on the pretext of coming to

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Seeing Krishna everywhere

Speaker: HDG Srila Prabhupada
Source: Expert at everything
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“Actually, there is nothing but Krishna all around us. This is explained in the Gita. He is the taste of water, the light of the moon, the fragrance of the flower, the light of the sun, the sound in the sky, the power of the strong, and so on. So one who is actually making progress in Krishna consciousness, he can see Krishna everywhere. At any stage of life, who can avoid the sunlight, the moonlight, the fragrance of the flower, the taste of the water, the sound of the sky, and

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Expert at everything

Speaker: HG Shyamasundar prabhu
Source: Expert at everything

Expert at everything. That was Prabhupada. Shyamasundar: Once we were in Mayapur. We had an old—I think it was a 1948 Hudson or some old, big car. And I was driving. We had left the main road. If you have been on the main road you know how bad it is. You can imagine how bad this secondary road was like. We were going to visit Lalit Prasad, who was Bhaktisiddhanta’s living brother, who was a very old man then. We didn’t know the road, and we didn’t know the way very

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Secret of success

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: SB 3.23.7

In his previous life, Nārada was a maidservant’s son, but his mother was engaged in the service of great devotees. He got the opportunity to serve the devotees, and simply by eating the remnants of their foodstuff and carrying out their orders he became so elevated that in his next life he became the great personality Nārada. For spiritual achievement the easiest path is to take shelter of a bona fide spiritual master and to serve him with heart and soul. That is the secret of success. As stated by Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura in

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Krishna only accepts love and affection

Speaker: http://www.bhagavatam-katha.com
Source: Krishna only accepts love and affection

Krishna will only accept an offering that is made with love and affection. One incident that shows this took place in Hastinapura. It is well known that Arjuna and his four brothers were Krishna’s very dear friends and devotees. Duryodhana, who also lived in Hastinapura, was the sworn enemy of Arjuna and his brothers(later they fought each other at the Battle of Kurushetra), but he wanted to invite Krishna to a feast.

Duryodhana was very wealthy, so he served preparations of delicious foodstuffs such as ladu, pera, kachori, sandesh and makhan

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Why should we pray?

Speaker: HH Radhanath Swami
Source: Krishna knows everything

child-prayingWhy should we pray if God already knows everything? If He already knows our thoughts, why should we say anything? Because, life is about reciprocation, love is about reciprocation. Yes, the Lord knows our heart and the Lord knows our mind, but it pleases the Lord when by our free will we express ourselves—with the proper intention, proper honesty and integrity. And the Lord will reciprocate! When we offer prayers with sincerity, we enter into the presence of Lord; our lives are transformed. And what is the greatest of all prayers? “How

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Krishna knows everything

Speaker: Krishna Rupa Devi dasi
Source: Krishna knows everything

A person once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an Archavigraha of Krishna. Suddenly he noticed a similar Archavigraha kept nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same Deity?” “No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.” The gentleman examined the Deity and found no apparent damage. “Where is the damage?” he asked. “There is a scratch on the nose of the Deity.” said the sculptor, still

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Bhakti Siddhantas determination for initiation

Speaker:  Bhakti Vikasa Swami
Source: Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava

Bābājī Mahārāja told him, “I once accepted a disciple, but he cheated me and went away. I will not make any further disciples.” But Śrī Siddhānta Sarasvatī was not easily discouraged and again begged for mercy. Bābājī Mahārāja responded, “I will ask Mahāprabhu. If He gives permission your request will be granted.” When after a few days Śrī Siddhānta Sarasvatī returned and inquired, “What was Mahāprabhu’s order?” Bābājī Mahārāja replied, “I forgot to ask.” And when Śrī Siddhānta Sarasvatī came for the third time he was directly refused. “I asked,” Bābājī Mahārāja

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Everywhere is Vaikuntha

Speakar: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Transcendental Television

So Krsna consciousness is such a thing. It is leading you to a standard where going you will forget all this nonsense. That is real life. Brahma-bhutah prasannatma [Bg. 18.54]. As soon as you come that state, then your symptom will be that you are jolly. So when you accept this material world in relationship with Krsna, you’ll taste that love of Godhead, even in this material world. Actually, material world means completely in forgetfulness of God, or Krsna. That is material world. Otherwise, if you are in full consciousness of Krsna, you’ll find

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Cause of all causes

Speakar: Srila Prabhupada
Source: What Caused Our Coming Here

The whole world is going on under Krsna’s direction, but He has nothing to do. He’s enjoying with Srimati Radharani. That is Krsna’s position. Anandamayo ‘bhyasat (Vedanta-sutra 1.1.12). He has to create one universe or destroy one universe — He hasn’t to take any attention. He’s engaged in His pleasure — Krsna, the reservoir of pleasure. His pleasure is never disturbed by all these activities. He’s so perfect. Just like in our society, we are not perfect. Still, you boys and girls, you love me. Whatever I say, immediately done. So

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Still considered saintly

Speakar: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Breaking Ground

There is a story about how habit is second nature. There was a thief, and he went on pilgrimage with some friends. So at night when the others were sleeping, because his habit was to steal at night, he got up and was taking someone’s baggage. But then he was thinking, “Oh, I have come to this holy place of pilgrimage, but still I am committing theft by habit. No, I shall not do it.”

So then he took someone’s bag and put it in another’s place, and for the whole night the poor

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