Loving service is the means to show our gratitude.
Once in our life if we could say once,”my dear Lord, I am yours and you are mine” that’s the end of material existence.
Parikrama instills appreciation for devotional sentiments even within the heart of a neophyte devotee.Vraja Mandala Parikrama is a perfect test for one’s spiritual health.
Just as those who are greedy see everything as a source of money-making and those who are lusty see everything as conducive to sex, the most perfect devotee sees Narayana [Krishna] everywhere.
One only has qualification to receive instruction from guru where one surrenders.
There is a Vedic axiom that we can judge a tree by the fruit it bears. If this is a valid measure, then three strong contemporary indicators reveal that our way of life is a failure: widespread suicide, drug use and mental illness. All these factors point to a similar conclusion: maybe material success is not sufficient on its own.
Struggle with maya is like "A football match". You may be winning by 20-0 till the end wistle blows but at the last moment Maya becomes heavy and match ends with 20-21. You may be loosing by 0-20 till the end wistle blows but at the last moment Krishna's infallible mercy becomes heavy and the match ends with 21-20.
1. A sadhu is known by his character, not by accomplishments.
2. In ISKCON, irrespective of one’s position, designation, achievements, we have to become an exemplary devotee like Jayananda Prabhu.
The only desired object in our life is to collect the dust from the Lotus feet of Sri Rupa Goswami, who fulfilled the desire of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Another person cannot cause you to hate or resent him unless that hatred and resentment is already within you. They are just showing you what you need to work on.