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Everyone Wants Happiness

Everyone wants happiness; no one wants unhappiness, sufferings, and sorrows. There is no one who can say, “I want unhappiness; I do not want happiness.” But, unfortunately, to attain happiness and cast away sadness we make many efforts—individually and collectively. Everyone tries to obtain happiness from their very birth, and they make much effort to get happiness up until they die. Therefore, a person engages in studies, then marries, works, or does business. All the countries make many efforts to make their citizens happy...

Bhakti Quotes

Our Ācāryas’ Books Are Our Ācāryas

When I read any of their books, I think, “He is my śikṣā-guru; he is telling and I am hearing. I should obey and try to understand.” If I make any effort to understand by my mind, it is so hard; I cannot understand. However, when I pray to their lotus feet I see how I easily understand...

Events

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Sri Giriraja Darsans: Govardhan’s Grace in Purusottama Month

Here's a glimpse of some exclusive drone footage of darshan places in Govardhan. For one month in this Purushottama maas or adhik maas, we've been doing daily Giriraja parikrama as part of our vrata. For the pleasure of all devotees, we offer this series of Giriraja darshans along with some Krishna bhajans to inspire remembrance or assist in one's daily meditation on these holy places of Sri Sri Radha Krishna in Vraja...

Ekadasi Can Fulfill All Desires

We must follow Ekadasi under the guidance of pure Vaisnavas, and also perform kirtana under such guidance. If you are doing bhakti, that is okay. But if he is under the guidance of a devotee who has relation with Vraja, who has Vraja-bhakti, who is rasika, knowing all tattvas, that pure devotee can remove all doubts and can put Radha, Krsna, and Mahaprabhu in your heart. Under the guidance of this calibre of Vaisnava, be always in Vrndavana, and always chant and remember. Both at the same time, chant the holy name of Krsna and remember the pastimes related to that name...

Articles

In Kali-yuga kama-vikara, the movements of lust, claims everyone. But if you chant the bija-mantra then the filth of kali—kali-mala—will be obliterated. You will never have a contaminated mood. If Krsna comes into your heart then there can be no problems for you...
19 March 2017 Gita Govinda, Canto 6, Ch. 7. Parabrahma Krsna came to live in Vrndavana. He completely forgot about Vaikuntha. He prayed to the Vrajavasis, “Please accept Me. Millions of devotees pray to Me and take shelter of Me, but I never take shelter of anyone. Now I understand the special glories of Vrndavan, but alas, here no one will accept My service..."
The entire world knows Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura as 'Prabhupada,' and any devotee can know his own bona fide Gurudeva by that title.' After the disappearance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, his disciples gave him a special kind of honor, as they did not want any acarya other than him to be addressed as Prabhupada in India. The disciples of Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja called him Prabhupada, and there is certainly no harm in that. Any self-realized guru in our line can be addressed by this word...

Gurudeva Katha

Niskincana-bhakti and the Importance of Sri Guru – Kuala Lumpur 01 Jan 1997

We cannot use the mind, speculation, logic, or argument to understand this. We cannot be doubtful. It will not help you in your Krsna Consciousness because Krsna is beyond all of these things. So we will have to accept a guru or any Vaisnava. This the first foundation. If you want to go to Krsna and serve and all potency should come out and you want real happiness, then you’ll have to see any qualified person...

What is Real Bhakti? – 26 Jan 1997 Kuala Lumpur

Caitanya Mahaprabhu tells that the soul is who I am. You should try to realize this soul. Don’t try to give pleasure to this body. You cannot save it anyhow. The doctors cannot save you, neither can the engineers. Scientists do so much labor to make this body happy. They are trying to invent ways that a new heart can be given, a monkey’s heart can be given to a dog and a dog’s brain can be given to you, but they cannot know what is the atma...

Book excerpts

Krsna Is Asat-sanga? The Loveful Test – Gita-Govinda

Those who have or practice strong ananya-sarana to Srimati Radharani see even Krsna to be asat-sanga. If you are not careful, He will trick you and take you to Dvaraka and say, “Isn’t this good?” So be careful. Even Krsna can be asat-sanga. He does this to separate those who are not serious and those who desire nothing else but the shelter of Srimati Radharani. He is Nagara-narayana. He goes everywhere and observes everyone...

PRARTHAMA-YĀMA-SĀDHANA. Niśanta-bhajana. Śraddhā. Verses 31-35.

One who has a firm desire in his heart to know true dharma will very quickly have his inner desire fulfilled. The perfection and inner desire of devotees is to attain the service of Govinda’s lotus feet. This service is realised by affectionately completing one’s fixed amount of nāma...
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