Jul 30

The various tribulations of the unsurrendered souls are simply due to their obsession with the unreal –

“O Lord, as long as the people of the world do not take the safe and sound shelter of Your lotus feet, they remain full of anxiety about their wealth, their bodies, and their friends; overwhelmed with lamentation, hankering, obsession, and intense greed, they cannot obtain relief from the suffering which is deeply rooted in their imaginary conceptions of I and mine.”

[Bhagavatam, 3.9.6]

[from Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar, Sri Prapanna Jivanamritam 2.21]

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Sep 30

Even the lowest of men are liberated by surrender –

“O twice-born, persons who are devoid of all virtuous practices,
who are outcast, rogues, deceitful, audacious, egotistic, addicted to
intoxicants, hotbeds of sin, malicious, cruel-natured, grossly
infatuated with son, wife, wealth, etc. – even such extremely fallen
persons are liberated by surrendering unto the lotus feet of Sri
Nrsimha Purana

[from Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaja’s Sri Prapanna Jivanamritam 2.10]

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Jul 30

The unsurrendered soul is perpetually deceived; thus, the state of
surrender is eternal –

“A birth in the human species is so valuable that it is aspired
for by the demigods. Those who, despite having taken such a birth,
do not take shelter of the lotus feet of Govinda – they deceive
themselves perpetually.”

Brhama Vaivartta Purana

(Srila B. R. Sridhar Maharaja, Sri Prapanna Jivanamritam 2.7)

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Mar 22

Princeton Bhakti Vedanta Institute Report – March 4, 2017

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Dandavat pranams,

Attached is the Princeton Bhakti Vedanta Institute Report – March 4, 2017.

“Gopal Lifts A Mountain”

– excerpt –
“As just a little boy, Krishna saw his father (Nanda Maharaja) and
the other residents of Vrindavan making elaborate preparations for
the worship of King Indra because He provides them rain for their
fields and crops. There were all kinds of food offerings being cooked
with all types of grains, milk products, fruits and vegetables. Krishna
already knew everything but still He asked Nanda Maharaja ‘what are
all the decorations and bhog preparations for?’ Nanda Maharaja
explained that ‘This is an annual tradition that is made in honor of
Lord Indra, the king of heaven, for many generations.’ After his
explanation, Krishna told the Vrajavasis (residents of Vrindavan),
‘You don’t have to worship Indra. Sri Govardhan Hill is more
important than Indra. The Hill is providing all the food and water you
need for your cows and nourishment.” Sripad Puri Maharaja
continued, “On getting this news, Indra became very angry and
ordered the rain and thunder to punish the Vrajavasis so that no one
would make such an offense again. Lord Indra could not believe that
Krishna, who He considered to be a mere mortal child, could dare to
oppose His worship and instead choose to worship a pile of rocks such
as Sri Govardhan. He felt the Vrajavasis had rejected all the
demigods over whom he was king.”

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Srila Acharya Maharaj ki jai
Sripad Puri Maharaj ki jai

Your humble servant
Kushum devi dasi
(New York)

Jan 19

January 18, 2015 Sadhu-Sanga — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja read from the Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.

Topic: The Spiritual Msters

Here is the recording of the January 18, 2015 sadhu-sanga.

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