Category: Gurudeva’s Appeal

Realizing The Nectar Within

Posted on 05/07/14 by admin-vasanti

Hṛdaya-govinda dāsa: Śrīla Gurudeva, you have been instructing us for many years about book distribution and bringing devotees to you. I see that, especially in this Bay Area of San Francisco, so many people are hungry for your books. Śrīla Gurudeva: I request you to stand up in class and speak about this. I will […]

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The Mood Regarding Money

Posted on 04/19/14 by admin-vasanti

 Devotee: When we were in ISKCON, the big danger was that so much success was coming from distributing books, and so much money was coming. This is what caused the problem of control and fighting. Śrīla Gurudeva: Money will not be our center. We are spending for Kṛṣṇa whatever is coming, so there is no […]

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Never Criticizing

Posted on 01/07/14 by admin-vasanti

I want you to preach my mission just as the disciples of Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja preached. His disciples preached everywhere and distributed his books. I also want you to preach everywhere through books. Distribute his books and my books. Go to airports, seaports, schools, colleges, streetto-street, house-to-house ‒ and broadcast the mission of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Chant harināma and be […]

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With Compassion For All Living Entities

Posted on 12/10/13 by admin-vasanti

Once there were many persons assembled. Taking stones in their hands, they wanted to kill a person guilty of very bad character who, attracted to a lady, had caught hold of her and did some nasty things. So, many persons were now assembled to kill him with stones. At that moment Jesus Christ came there […]

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With A Sense Of Brotherhood

Posted on 11/02/13 by Raghava

[During Śrīla Gurudeva’s conversation with Śrīla Prabhupāda Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja just before his divine departure from the vision of this world in November of 1977, Śrīla Prabhupāda requested Śrīla Gurudeva to help his disciples. The following is an excerpt of Śrīla Gurudeva’s remembrance of that conversation, as published in his book, My Śikṣā-guru & Priya-bandhu:] […]

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Thinking No One An Enemy

Posted on 09/29/13 by admin-vasanti

 If anyone is insulting you, if anyone is beating you or abusing you in any way, don’t think him an enemy. Your activities are your enemy. So, how should your activities be from now on and in the future? Do not criticize, do not offend, do not do anything wrong. Otherwise, your activities will return […]

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Tasting The Magic Of Giving

Posted on 09/01/13 by admin-vasanti

[Śrīla Gurudeva cites this instance to show that we can change people’s hearts and bring them to Kṛṣṇa consciousness by engaging their energy ‒ with or without their knowledge ‒ in the service of Hari, Guru, and Vaiṣṇavas, without being disheartened by their present conditioning:] There is not only one world ‒ there are millions upon millions of worlds. Within […]

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With Humility And Affection

Posted on 08/13/13 by admin-vasanti

First of all I offer my millions of daṇḍavat praṇāma at the lotus feet of my spiritual guru, nitya-līlā praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī. I offer the same millions of praṇāma unto the lotus feet of my śikṣā-guru, nityalīlā praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja. Today I am especially remembering my śikṣā-guru, Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta […]

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Depending On Books

Posted on 07/27/13 by admin-vasanti

Nowadays I see that devotees have so many problems, and because of these problems, they cannot chant regularly. Sometimes they are restless and upset, and thus they give up worshiping Ṭhākurjī (the Deity), chanting, remembering, and reading books. I have come to remind you to not be like that; do not be weak. Your suffering will increase […]

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Unlocking The Treasure

Posted on 07/10/13 by admin-vasanti

[Śrīla Gurudeva was usually surrounded by hundreds of devotees in the West and in India. However, in Hawaii, from mid-April to mid-May of 2002, he was externally almost alone, accompanied only by a few assistants, so that he could work on his translation of Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Śrī Ujjvala-nīlamaṇi and our ācāryas’ commentaries on that […]

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