• Caitanya Mahaprabhu asks a question: “Which of the instructions is most important for the soul?” Hearing about the amorous pastimes of Radha and Krishna is like a medicinal tonic for the ears.
  • Conditioned souls only want to hear about worldly things.
  • Anyone who wants to hear about Krishna’s pastimes faces many obstacles: headaches, sleep, etc.
  • At the beginning of sadhana-bhakti, two leaves of bhakti appear: klesagni and subadha – all afflictions disappear and the 26 qualities of Vaisnavas appear: truthfulness, cleanliness, compassion, mercy, and so on.
  • The false ego and the conception of ‘I’ and ‘mine’.
  • Krishna says, “Give up everything and surrender completely to Me. He who surrenders lives in the most perfect bliss coming from all directions. This is the best of all instructions.
  • We are all eternal servants of Krishna. True servants want to hear hari-katha.
  • Only the animal killers, the butchers, don’t want to hear krsna-katha.
  • The story of the king and the three dolls sold in the market.
  • Listen to rasa-lila-katha: Radha nace, Krsna nace, nace gopi gan…
  • When the sadhaka reaches the stage of ruci, he wants to taste krsna-katha.
  • Sraddha, sadhu-sanga, bhajana-kriya, anartha-nivrtti, nistha, ruci, asakti, bhava and prema. From ruci, the sadhaka becomes eager to listen to krsna-katha.
  • Rasa-lila-katha is very powerful.
  • We should measure how much spiritual sraddha (faith) we have, because it drives our spiritual progress.
  • Krishna says, “Karma, yoga, tapasya do not lead to Me.
  • What’s your problem, tell me? All problems are solved by serving Krsna, hari-katha and the holy names with faith.
  • To read the Gita-Govinda, (knowledge of rasa-siddhanta) it is necessary to delve into tattva-siddhanta, so as not to confuse Krsna’s lilas with material experiences.
  • Fix your mind, read the Manah-siksa.
  • Sloka:
    gaurau gosthe gosalaysu sujante bhusura-gane
    sva-mantre sri-namni vraja-nava-yuva-dvandva-sarane
    sada dambham hitva kuru ratim apurvam atitara-maye
    svantar bhratas catubhir abhiyace dhrta-padah
  • Caitya-guru (Krishna in the heart), vartma-pradarsaka-guru (guru who shows the beginning of the path).
  • Krishna says:
    teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ
    bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam
    dadāmi buddhi-yogaṁ taṁ
    yena mām upayānti te
  • The devotee can only come to the sadhu because Krsna takes the devotee, He arranges everything.
  • The story of the king and his minister, a devotee who always said, “The Lord is our eternal well-wisher”.
  • Guru and Krishna are always with us!
  • Do you understand? You are almost liberated.



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