Srimad Bhagavatam 2nd canto, chapter 4

Text 15: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-auspicious Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, about whom glorification, remembrances, audience, prayers, hearing and worship can at once cleanse the effects of all sins of the performer.

Text 16: Let me offer my respectful obeisances again and again unto the all-auspicious Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. The highly intellectual, simply by surrendering unto His lotus feet, are relieved of all attachments to present and future existences and without difficulty progress toward spiritual existence.

Text 17: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-auspicious Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa again and again because the great learned sages, the great performers of charity, the great workers of distinction, the great philosophers and mystics, the great chanters of the Vedic hymns and the great followers of Vedic principles cannot achieve any fruitful result without dedication of such great qualities to the service of the Lord.

Text 18: Kirāta, Hūṇa, Āndhra, Pulinda, Pulkaśa, Ābhīra, Śumbha, Yavana, members of the Khasa races and even others addicted to sinful acts can be purified by taking shelter of the devotees of the Lord, due to His being the supreme power. I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.

Text 19: He is the Supersoul and the Supreme Lord of all self-realized souls. He is the personification of the Vedas, religious scriptures and austerities. He is worshiped by Lord Brahmā and Śiva and all those who are transcendental to all pretensions. Being so revered with awe and veneration, may that Supreme Absolute be pleased with me.

Text 20: May Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is the worshipable Lord of all devotees, the protector and glory of all the kings like Andhaka and Vṛṣṇi of the Yadu dynasty, the husband of all goddesses of fortune, the director of all sacrifices and therefore the leader of all living entities, the controller of all intelligence, the proprietor of all planets, spiritual and material, and the supreme incarnation on the earth (the supreme all in all), be merciful upon me.

When the environment comes to attack us

Divine Words of His Divine grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhar Dev Goswami

Devotee: When the environment comes to attack us, how can we see that as Krsna?

Srila Guru Maharaj: When the environment is unfavorable?

Devotee: Yes.

Srila Guru Maharaj: We shall try to find out the Supreme Will there. We should feel, “I have done something wrong, so this is coming to control me and to exact the reaction for my offenses. Tat te ‘nukampam susamiksamano. In the perfect vision, we are not to quarrel with the environment. “Not even a straw can move without the Supreme Will, without the order of the Supreme Will. So, whatever is coming to attack me is my necessity. Just that is necessary for me, to correct me.” Just as when the mother is punishing the child, she does so only with the good will to correct the child. Similarly, the Absolute has got no vindictive nature to punish me, but His dealings are only for my correction. We shall have to see and approach in that way.

Tat te ‘nukampam susmiksamano bhunjana evatma-krtam vipakam:

“Whatever undesirable I find here is the result of my previous karma, and by the good will of the Supreme, that previous karma is going to be
finished. I will be relieved. I will be made fit for higher; service to Him, so this has come.” That is the advice in Bhagavatam. Don’t quarrel with the environment.

Try to be adjusted with it; correct your own ego.

24-07-2022 Harikatha on Kamika Ekadasi

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– About Devotion and Struggle;
– Answers to devotee’s questions;

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– About Sri Jagannatha Dev and Sri Ratha Yatra;
– Sri Jagannatha Ashtakam;
– Answers to devotee’s questions;

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What are the qualities of Sri Jagannatha, Sri Baladeva and Sri Subhadra?

Srila Bhaktivionda Thakur

Q. What are the qualities of Sri Jagannatha, Sri Baladeva and Sri Subhadra?

A. Jagannatha is the emblem of God having no other form than the eyes and the hands. They mean to show that God sees and knows and creates. Balarama is the source of Jiva Shakti of God; Subhadra, the Maya Shakti; and Sudarshana is the energy of Will (of God).

“Jagannatha Temple in Puri”

(Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura).

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Only faith will help you

DIVINE WORDS OF
THE GUARDIAN OF DEVOTION
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev Goswami

jane prayasam udapasya namanta eva
jivanti sanmukharitam bhavadiya-varttam

Hatefully giving up all intellectual attempts to understand the Supreme Truth, those who want to realize You should completely surrender unto You. They
should hear from self-realized devotees about Your holy name and transcendental pastimes. Whatever situation they may find themselves in, they should progress by fully dedicating their mind, body, and words to You. In this way the infinite, who is never conquered by anyone, becomes conquered through love. ( Bhag. 10.14.3)

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25-06-2022 Harikatha on Dvadashi

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– About Srila Gadadhar Pandit;
– About Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur;
– Sri Bhaktivinoda Viraha-Dvadasakam
– Answers to devotee’s questions;

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10-06-2022 Harikatha on Nirjala Ekadasi

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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– About Kuliagram, Sri Madhava Das bhavan, Aparadha-bhajan-path, Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga Radha-Modan-Mohan Jiu Temple creation;
– Harikatha from letters of Srila Bhaktisidhanta Saraswati Thakur from 05-02-1935;
– Harikatha from Srimad Bhagavatam (about 6 types of anarthas and 9 steps of devotion and more);
– Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.17;
– How to celebrate devotee’s birthday;
– Answers to devotee’s questions;

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Sri Guru-Gauranga Radha-Modan-Mohan Jiu – New Temple Construction

The Kuliya gram of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu graciously wished to manifest himself through His dear devotee Srila Bhakti Prappan Tirtha Maharaj. Naturally and simply as the whole divine Holy place of Lila Sri Gaura-Sundara became available to our eyes.

Sri Madhava Das Bhavan, Aparadha-bhajan-path, a place where sinners, abusers and scoundrels like me have found not only forgiveness, but also unconditional Love for God, Krishna-Prema. Lord Chaitanya stayed in this place for some time, thereby making this blessed land worthy of special honors and worship.

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Sri Prema-vivarta

Sri Jagadananda Pandit has written a beautiful description of the variegated conditions of the jivas in his book Sri Prema-vivarta (6.2-13).

krsna-bahirmukha hana bhoga-vancha kare
nikata-stha maya tare japatiya dhare

As long as jivas focus their attention on Krsna, they maintain reverence for Him. However, when they turn their attention away
from Krsna, they desire material enjoyment. Krsna’s deluding potency, maya, who is standing near them,
then binds them in her embrace.

pisaci paile jena mati-cchana haya
maya-grasta jivera haya se bhava udaya

The dharma of the jiva who has turned away from Krsna becomes covered, just as a person’s intelligence
becomes covered when he is haunted by a witch.

There are two types of entities: cetana, animate, and jada, inanimate. Animate entities are those that have desire and the power to experience, and inanimate entities are those that do not. There are also two types of animate entities: those who possess full consciousness (purna-cetana) and those who possess minute consciousness (ksudra-cetana). Bhagavan possesses full consciousness, and in His original feature He is Krsna.

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