Real starvation

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Relieving Our Bodily Burden

Real starvation is of the soul. The soul is not getting spiritual food. Here, in this meeting, birdinthecagethis is meant for giving to the starving spirit soul. And as soon as you get some spiritual food, then we become happy. That is the situation. Yayatma suprasidati. Unless you get spiritual food there cannot be satisfaction of the real soul. The same example, within the cage there is the bird. If you simply wash the cage very nicely and cover it and paint it and the bird within the cage is crying, starving…

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SB 1.2.6-7: Complete satisfaction

SB 1.2.6: The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.


A living being’s sustenance of existence is to coordinate his activities with his eternal relation with the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is the central pivot of living beings, and He is the all-attractive living entity or eternal form amongst all other living beings or eternal forms. Each and every living being has his eternal form in the spiritual existence, and Kṛṣṇa is the eternal attraction for all of them. Kṛṣṇa is the complete whole, and everything else is His part and parcel. The relation is one of the servant and the served. It is transcendental and is completely distinct from our experience in material existence.This relation of servant and the served is the most congenial form of intimacy. One can realize it as devotional service progresses. Everyone should engage himself in that transcendental loving service of the Lord, even in the present conditional state of material existence. That will gradually give one the clue to actual life and please him to complete satisfaction.

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If Krsna is not satisfied we starve

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Senses On Strike

Five sensesThere is a story in the Hitopadesa: Udarendriyanam. Udara. Udara means this belly, abdomen, and indriya means senses. Udarendriyanam. What is that? All the different parts of the body, hands, legs, fingers and everyone, they held a meeting, that “We are working day and night, and this rascal abdomen is sitting down and eating only. (laughter) He is doing nothing. We are collecting everything, and putting into the stomach, and he is eating, very…, sitting nice. So strike: ‘We shall not work.’ So strike.” Udara… Udara said, “All right, you strike. What can

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Krsna sees the intent

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: Gratitude in all situations

Gopis-of-VrindavanKrsna tells us in the Gita, that our real happiness should not be in the results of what we do, but in the quality of the consciousness in which we do it. Krishna tells Arjuna do not be attached to victory or defeat, success or failure, pleasure or pain, honor and dishonor, be attached to dharma. The Highest dharma is bhakti. yat karoṣi yad aśnāsi, yaj juhoṣi dadāsi yat , Whatever you do, do it for my pleasure, Krsna says. It is our devotion that pleases Krsna. Krsna does not care anything

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