• Yoga means union with the Lord, and bhakti-yoga teaches us how to serve the Lord.
  • Maya punishes us because we have forgotten to serve Krsna.
  • If we serve Krsna, Maya will stop punishing us.
  • A baddha-jiva has no sukriti, so he has no faith in sadhu, guru and Vaishnava.
  • The conditioned soul is always absorbed in four things: eating, sleeping, mating and defending itself.
    āhāra-nidra-bhaya-maithunaṁ ca
    sāmānyam etat paśubhir narāṇām
    dharmo hi teṣām adhiko viśeṣo
    dharmeṇa hīnaḥ paśubhiḥ samānaḥ
  • There is only one difference between animals and human beings: human beings can ask themselves about spiritual life, “Who am I?”, and animals cannot.
  • Man doesn’t know where he goes after death.
  • Atma-buddhi (Self-realisation is the best realisation).
  • How to serve the Lord? Especially in Kali-yuga it is chanting the holy names.
  • Sadhu-sanga and nama-sankirtana (chanting the holy names in the company of sadhus).
  • Karmis, yogis, jnanis cannot meet God directly.
  • Always be in the company of sadhus, gurus and Vaishnavas.
  • Give up bad association (example of the rotten potato that spoils all others).
    Verse: asat-saṅga-tyāga We must reject the association of non-devotees.
  • Even a moment’s association with a sadhu can give all perfection.
    Verse: ‘sādhu-saṅga’, ‘sādhu-saṅga’ – sarva-śāstre kaya lava-mātra sādhu-saṅge sarva-siddhi haya
  • Always remember Krishna and never forget Him.
  • Follow the instructions of the sadhu.
  • Narada Rishi’s lila when meeting Mrigari hunter doing cruelty to animals.
  • Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya.
    -The sadhu can change the life of one who surrenders and follows his instructions.
  • Example of Srila Svami Maharaja coming to the West (hippies became happy).
  • Follow the four principles and chant Hare Krishna.
  • We should learn Vaishnava sadachara (good Vaishnava behaviour).
  • If you practise bhakti, compassion will come automatically.
  • Maya is powerful and running after you, so chant the holy names and be happy, that’s the process!
  • Don’t run after the dry desert full of sand and heat (maya).
  • Listen to the sweet lilas of the Lord and you will be liberated from this material world.
    tava kathāmṛtaṁ tapta-jīvanaṁ
    kavibhir īḍitaṁ kalmaṣāpaham
    śravaṇa-maṅgalaṁ śrīmad ātataṁ
    bhuvi gṛṇanti ye bhūri-dā janāḥ
  • Only the butcher does not want to hear the lilas of the Lord, because he has a very hard heart.
  • Lila of Krsna with Mother Yashoda.
  • Damodarastakam song: namāmīśvaraṁ sac-cid-ānanda-rūpaṁ lasat-kuṇḍalaṁ gokule bhrājamanam
    -Mother Yashoda ran after Krsna for two reasons: because she had to punish Him (when He broke the butter pot and fed it to the crows and monkeys), and because He was her only son.
  • Just listen to these sweet kathas and you will be free from all anarthas and sinful activities.
  • If you don’t listen to Hari-katha, Maya-devi will punish you even more!


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