• When harinama dances on the tongue, the devotee longs to have thousands of tongues and ears to chant and hear the holy names.
  • Logicians only accept things according to their brains.
  • Three labels are needed: pranipatena/pranipata (surrender), pariprasnena (submissive questioning) and savaya (tendency to serve).
  • We hear harikatha a thousand times and don’t understand, we teach and don’t understand. One understands transcendental things only when the Lord manifests them in our hearts, and that is because of seva-vrtti, the tendency to serve.
  • Sloka:
    brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva
    guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti
  • We already have everything in the heart:
    nitya-siddha kṛṣṇa-prema ‘sādhya’ kabhu naya
    śravaṇādi-śuddha-citte karaye udaya
  • One has to associate with the sadhu for everything to manifest.
  • Even if one lives millions of lives with accumulated sukrti, one cannot attain vraja-prema without associating with the guru whose heart is filled with vraja-prema.
  • Surrender and pay with your desire to hear harikatha.
  • Desire is something spontaneous and does not depend on anything.
  • Desire has three characteristics: following the rules of the sastras, being in Vraja, and associating with a pure rasika Vaisnava.
  • The process begins by taking the shelter of the guru, taking diksa and following the instructions of the guru and the sastra.
  • Begin by studying the Upadesamrta:
    vāco vegaḿ manasaḥ krodhavegaḿ
    jihvā vegam udaropastha vegam
    etān vegān yo viṣaheta dhīraḥ
    sarvām apīmāḿ pṛthivīḿ sa śiṣyāt
  • This is very important: Look up (get to know the lives of the acaryas), look around (the practice of the devotees) and look within (look within yourself, your own heart).
  • Fix your mind, without duplicity and without hypocrisy.
  • It is important to self-evaluate: how many rounds of japa are you singing, serving, absorbing yourself in Krishna.
  • On the bhajana of Rupa and Sanatana Gosvamis: Sad Gosvami Astakam.
  • Sanatana Gosvami and Sivaji.
  • Oh Lord! Manifest Your lilas in my heart and my life will be successful.
  • Without association with the sadhu, bhakti will never manifest in our hearts.
  • Rupa and Sanatana were doing bhajana in Vrndavana, associating together to discuss transcendental matters, Srimad Bhagavatam, and even Srimati Radhika came to listen.
  • Srimati Radhika lights the fire with a single sweet breath.
  • You have to balance tattva and rasa-siddhanta.
  • Difference between brahmana and krpana (miserly).
  • Dogs bark without reason, so are quarrelsome people.
  • Story of how Indra was born as a pig.
  • Why Mahaprabhu was upset when Govinda woke Him.
  • The 9 outward symptoms of bhava awakening in the heart.


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