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Understanding Srimad-Bhagavatam from a living bhagavata

If you want to understand Srimad-Bhagavatam, then you go and study Srimad-Bhagavatam from the pure devotee. Then you’ll understand. You study Srimad-Bhagavatam from living bhagavata. So if one does not take or does not surrender unto the living bhagavata, he cannot...

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The guru is worshiped because he doesn’t cheat

Remain a servant of Krsna, you’ll be happy. That is the business of the spiritual master. He gives the right information; therefore he is respected so much, because he does not cheat. “Yes, you can become master, even God you can become” — this is cheating. The real...

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Appearance Day of Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura on Feb 19th

Appearing as the son of a king, Shri Narottama Dasa Thakura (Shri Thakura Mahasaya) showed all the bodily symptoms of a mahapurusha (an exalted divine person). He had long arms, a deep navel, golden-complexioh, beautiful eyes shaped like the lotus petals. In school,...

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Why we stress the prohibition against cows’ flesh

In our Krsna consciousness movement, our first provision is that no one should be allowed to eat any kind of flesh. It does not matter whether it is cows’ flesh or goats’ flesh, but we especially stress the prohibition against cows’ flesh because according...

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Sri Krishna Madhura Utsava

There are various festivities where Lord Krishna’s rasa lila is celebrated – this festival being just one of them. The purnima or full moon of Damodara month is the second full moon of the autumn season, and rasa lila is again celebrated. This second rasa yatra is...

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Meat-eating and wine-drinking go together

Meat-eater means other things will follow. Illicit sex will follow and drinking will follow. Because you cannot digest meat by water; you must drink. That is the fact. It is so heavy that unless… Therefore, madya-mamsa madya mamsa[wine and meat], they are four...

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Why Srila Prabhupada accepted disciples

Prabhupada gave a lecture in 1966 in which he answered the question, “Why does Krsna expand?” Krsna expands to enjoy. Then he said, “Take, for example, myself as spiritual master. Suppose I have some disciples. What is the meaning of this disciples? It is to enjoy. I...

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Appearance Day of Lord Varahadev on Feb 17th

From: Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 3 The pregnancy of Diti Jaya and Vijaya cursed by the four Kumaras The appearance of Lord Varaha The victory of Hiranyaksha and his death at the hands of Lord Varaha. After describing the appearance of the white Boar Incarnation that had...

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Jiva Gosvami defeats a rascal scholar

Rupa Gosvami, when he was in Vrndavana, was known as the most learned scholar. So one mundane scholar came, and he approached Rupa Gosvami and said, “Sir, I want to talk with you on sastras.” So Rupa Gosvami said, “Why talking with me about sastras?” “Now, you are...

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