If I was a devotee who is serving krishna or has served krishna for one thousand universal creation, he cannot repay? why? It is a debt he feels to krishna. Okay, understood. It is the debt he feels to krsna for having received the opportunity to serve him. So he owes to Sri krishna for giving an opportunity to serve him? 🙂 —- What a devotee.
We are surrounded by friends – the only enemy is within.” HH Mahanidhi SwamiBottom of Form
What does surrounded mean to you? So EVERYWHERE you go you are surrounded by friends? What if you went to the wrong part of the Bombay? Slums for example. Who is the enemy then?
If you are not impressed by devotion, you are impressed by poverty and wealth.
Speaking in such a way as to hurt another person’s heart out of carelessness, envy or ego is to cause violence by the mouth – HH Radhanath Swami
Violence by the mouth sounds like this: Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Our consciousness and our motivations in life are like spectacles having different colors, which make everything appear tainted. Association of saintly people and regular spiritual practices give us the vision and the philosophical ideal which help us see the world. HH Randanath Swami
Let me read it again: Our consciousness and our motivations in life are spectacles having different colors which make everything appear tained ——– Are we talking about “cooling glasses?”
“Real religion is about, developing real character; character of compassion, character of humility, the character of determination to grow in all circumstances.” HH Radhanath Swami
The real “characters” are: character of compassion, character of humility, character of determination. If you put those three you will have a real character —– Anna Hazare fighting against corruption.
SB 10.10.15: A poverty-stricken man must automatically undergo austerities and penances because he does not have the wealth to possess anything. Thus his false prestige is vanquished. Always in need of food, shelter and clothing, he must be satisfied with what is obtained by the mercy of providence. Undergoing such compulsory austerities is good for him because this purifies him and completely frees him from false ego.
One: Whose false ego will austerities purify? A poverty-stricken man?
Two: I have a solution — There is only one way a proverty-stricken man can automatically undergo austerities —- “automatically” open the doors — of your “enclave” 🙂
“Krsna takes special care of the devotee, guides him, gives him intelligence. What kind of intelligence? Just to give him the clue how one can go back to home, back to Godhead. Krishna does not give intelligence how one can gain some material prosperity. Therefore people are not very much interested in worshiping Krishna.”
“If you stretch your heart and strain your brain you can always find some good in everyone. No one is absolutely bad – through and through.” HH Mahanidhi SwamiBottom of Form
Strain — Are you talking about “filtering” your brain? In which case you would find someone good.
Wherever we find the teachings, the association, and the inspiration to purify our lives, to lead a life of integrity and humility, and to live in a spirit of selfless service—that’s where we are going to find the deepest experience of God.
I could not agree with you more Mahanidhi swami. 🙂
“In Kali-yuga, the mind is so lazy that it wants to quit without even trying. If one is not immediately successful, the mind will say – “Oh. I cant do it. I quit!”” HH Mahanidhi Swami
This world revolves around action. Quitting is not an option.
“The bird of the mind flies on two wings: the past and the future. Cut off the wings! Be here, now: hear, chant and remember – love, serve and surrender.” HH Mahanidhi Swami
”The bird of the mind flies on two wings: the past and the future.” Is this still Hinduism? What is bird of the mind? I still can’t figure it out —– but I can see birds around the mind. So lets READ TOGETHER ONE MORE TIME the bird of the mind flies on two wings: the past and the future. Cut off the wings! Ye PAP HAY! [This is sin] So if we cut off the wings —- we are more in the present, can hear, chant and remember — love, serve and surrender. So the experience of chanting is really not “transcedental” —- Because you just cut off the wings.
“Chanting the holy name without service attitude produces sound but no divinity – like a gun firing blanks, instead of bullets.” HH Mahanidhi SwamiBottom of Form
What is service attitude? —- Service ke Attitude?
To the degree our actions are selfish, it cannot satisfy the heart. A selfless act is that in which we are truly giving ourselves for the object of our love.
– HH Radhanath Swami
I love it! 🙂
“Whether your mind is your best friend or worst enemy – know for sure that he is here to stay. So you had better get to know him!”
HH Mahanidhi Swami
Okay, if your mind is your best friend you can post on my wall. But if your mind is your wrost enemy please get to know him else where.
My mind was gone when I last wrote this.
Most definetely agreed. Truth seekers to me are also good physchologists. How many really understand the workings of others mind?