Preaching is also samadhi

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source:  Wonderful cure for illusion

Sridhara Svami says that “This process is for giving liberation from all kinds of material bondage.” Akhilasya bandhasya muktaye tam anusmara smrtya varnayata.(?) And again Sridhara Svami gives note herewith that “Not only you meditate, but you preach. That will help your meditation.” Just like I am speaking to you. I am meditating simultaneously. Unless I remember, how can I speak to you? Unless my attention is concentrated without any diversion in Krsna subject matter, how can I speak to you? So that is also samadhi. Don’t think that one who is

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Turn your home into Vaikunta

Source: Goloka Vrndavana Is Everywhere

Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the father of sankirtana movement within two hundred years. He was acarya and a householder, grhastha. He was very responsible officer, magistrate, householder. But he was a great devotee. Not only devote, acarya in the line of Caitanya Mahaprabhu disciplic succession, acarya. So he sung, ye dine grhete bhajana dekhi, grhete goloka bhaya: “The day whenever we find there is bhajana,” means worshiping the Supreme Lord, “at that time immediately the house becomes Vaikuntha.” Actually, that is so. Vaikuntha or Goloka Vrndavana is not material things.

As Krsna is worship able, aradhya, similarly

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Simply by reading Srimad-Bhagavatam you will be happy

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Dear Words For Dormant Hearts

So this practice should be adopted. Don’t waste time. As much as possible, try to hear about this transcendental subject matter, Bhagavatam. Yad vaisnavanam priyam. It is stated that “The Srimad-Bhagavatam is very, very dear to the Vaisnavas, to the devotees.” In Vrndavana, you will find, they are always reading Srimad-Bhagavatam. That is their life and soul. So now we have got already six volumes, and further… How many? Eight volumes are coming? So you will have enough stock. So you should read. Sravanam kirtanam visnoh. That is the main business.

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Our main business

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Jayapataka

If you have got some time, the best thing would be to chant Hare Krishna more and more. Because our life is very short, and we have to finish our Krishna Consciousness this life very quickly. We do not know when we shall meet our next death, our next exit from this platform. But before going out of this platform, we may try to finish Krishna Consciousness. That is our main business.

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I live to be corrected

Speaker: Vaisesika Prabhu
Source: HG Vaisesika Prabhu (SB 6.4.5)

One of the great lessons of the material world is sensitivity training. The question is always, “Well, how do you like it?” The devotee has a mantra. I learned this mantra recently and I’m going to pass it on to you. It will change your life forever if you use this mantra. Should I say what it is?
“I live to be corrected.” Everyone please repeat. Now the next time you have an argument with your spouse or significant other, try this mantra and see how it works. The point is

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First interest is to satisfy Krsna

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Spiritual life means joyfulness

pbaaae054_krishna_blessing_arjunaA pure devotee is always interested how Krsna would be satisfied. Just like Arjuna. Of course, when one is interested in that way, all other things, subordinate things, they come within. Just like Arjuna was a great devotee of Krsna, but at the same time he was a politician also. So, but the first interest is to become Krsnized, how to satisfy Krsna, not that “For political purpose I love Krsna.” No. You love Krsna, and your all problems, political, social and other things, will be solved. This is Krsna consciousness.

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Turn your home into Vaikuntha

Source: Goloka Vrndavana Is Everywhere

BhaktivinodaBhaktivinoda Thakura, the father of sankirtana movement within two hundred years. He was acarya and a householder, grhastha. He was very responsible officer, magistrate, householder. But he was a great devotee. Not only devote, acarya in the line of Caitanya Mahaprabhu disciplic succession, acarya. So he sung, ye dine grhete bhajana dekhi, grhete goloka bhaya: “The day whenever we find there is bhajana,” means worshiping the Supreme Lord, “at that time immediately the house becomes Vaikuntha.” Actually, that is so. Vaikuntha or Goloka Vrndavana is not material things.

As Krsna is worshipable, aradhya, similarly His

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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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