Acaryas Quotes Bhakti Quotes Friends, Relatives, Thieves

Friends, Relatives, Thieves

However many friends and relatives we have in this world are thieves, stealing our time, our energy, our love, and keeping us away from God. How can we be freed of material attachment, and receive transcendental service tendency from the Divine Potency, Srimati Radhika? For this, we are performing our sadhana.

Oct 9th, 2017

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