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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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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SB-1.2.33-34: Lord personally comes

SB-1.2.33-34: The Supersoul enters into the bodies of the created beings who are influenced by the modes of material nature and causes them to enjoy the effects of these modes by the subtle mind.

The Lord as Paramātmā helps the living being to get material happiness because the living being is helpless in all respects in obtaining what he desires. He proposes, and the Lord disposes. In another sense, the living beings are parts and parcels of the Lord. They are therefore one with the Lord. In the Bhagavad-gītā the living beings in all varieties of bodies have been claimed by the Lord as His sons. The sufferings and enjoyments of the sons are indirectly the sufferings and enjoyments of the father. Still the father is not in any way affected directly by the suffering and enjoyment of the sons. He is so kind that He constantly remains with the living being as Paramātmā and always tries to convert the living being towards the real happiness.

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Krsna is always joyful

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source:  The Rascals’ Business

4ad16022c04377936687510590000374We are meeting with so many problems of life. These are called anarthas, unnecessary. I am spirit soul; you are spirit soul. We are as good as God. Anandamayo ‘bhyasat. Our real position is ananda. Sac-cid-ananda. Why we are meeting so many problems? This is due to this body. This is due to this body. Therefore the real culture is, real education is, how to stop this repetition of body. But they do not know. Anandamayo ‘bhyasat. We are part and parcel of Krsna. He is fully joyful. You’ll see always Krsna joyful.

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Nothing is automatic

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: Subtle Cosmic Button-pusher

seed_to_treeSo here, asau gunamayair bhavair bhuta-suksmendriya atmabhih. This whole material creation is… There is a brain. It is not a so-called evasive reply, “Automatically.” What do you mean, “Automatically”? There must be somebody pushing the button, must be working. There is brain. That is really scientific study. Here, gunamayair bhavaih, by the three energies, three kind of energies, goodness, passion and ignorance, these gunamayi, these qualities of nature, bhuta-suksma indriya. Then there is creation of the ego, then creation of the intelligence, mind, then creation of sky, then creation of air, then creation

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We are controlled God

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: We Are Controlled

15431357-control-A-big-hand-holding-a-person--Stock-Photo-people-man-whiteOnly Krsna is the supreme master. Ekale isvara krsna, ara saba bhrtya. Now… Siva-virinci-nutam. Even great demigods like Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, they also subordinate to Krsna. They offer their obeisances to Krsna. Siva-virinci-nutam. And in the Brahma-samhita it is confirmed by Brahma: isvarah paramah krsnah (BS.5.1). Isvara. Everyone can be an isvara. Isvara means controller. So we are also controller of something. A business man is controller of his business; I am controller of my disciples. There are so many controllers. So in that sense, everyone is isvara, in the

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Bhima and the snake poison

Source: Bhima and the snake poison

Child_bhima_fight_with_NagasDuryodhana was very much worried. His father being blind, the kingdom was ruled by Pandu. After his death Yudhishthira, the heir-apparent, would in course of time become king. Duryodhana thought that as his blind father was quite helpless he must, to prevent Yudhishthira’s accession to the throne, contrive a way of killing Bhima.
He made arrangements to carry out his resolve since he thought that the powers of the Pandavas would decline with the death of Bhima.
Duryodhana and his brothers planned to throw Bhima into the Ganges, imprison Arjuna and Yudhishthira, and then

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Durvasa muni visits the Pandavas

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: If Krishna Says All Right…

Draupadi offering very little food stuff stuck in the pot to Krishna

If you simply satisfy Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then you satisfy all others. Tasmin tusto jagat tustah. Just like you know the story, in Mahabharata, that Duryodhana planned… Duryodhana… Once Duryodhana satisfied Durvasa Muni very nicely, and Durvasa Muni wanted to give him some benediction, “Now you take some benediction, whatever you like.” So Duryodhana was very cunning. His only aim was how to cheat the Pandavas. So he said, “My dear sir, I shall ask you some day. Not now.” So “All right.” So when the Pandavas were

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Take you to your father

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Disappearance day of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Back to KrishnaA rich man’s son is loitering in the street, forgetting his father’s opulence and property. And somebody, out of sympathy, giving him some food. But other person comes to him and says, “Oh, my dear boy, I know you. You are the son of such and such rich man. Why you are loitering in the street? Come on, I shall take you to your father.” So if that gentleman takes that loitering boy to his father, the father is glad, and the boy inherits his father’s property, and his whole problem

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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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Equal to all but partial to devotees

Krishna-with-friendsBG 9.29: I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him. One may question here that if Krsna is equal to everyone and no one is His special friend, then why does He take a special interest in the devotees who are always engaged in His transcendental service?

  1. This is not discrimination; it is natural.
  2. Lord reciprocates according to how one approaches him - (ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy ahamBG 4.11)

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