• Rupa Gosvami wrote the following message to Sanatana Gosvami when he was in prison: “You must go and meet Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as fast as you can.
  • We do not know how long we are going to be in this material world. As soon as possible we have to leave the prison that is the material world.
  • When the time comes to cross the ocean of material existence, you will get sadhu-sanga, and then rati (attachment to the Guru and the Lord) will manifest in your heart.
  • Gurvastaka by Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakura explains that when we attain sadhu-sanga, it is our last birth.
  • Guru-nistha and guru-bhakti are the backbone of spiritual life.
  • The story of the king of Kashi and the unseasonable mango manifested by the mystical power of a yogi.
  • If you commit an offence at the lotus feet of Guru, you will not get any fruit.
  • Stories of King Muchukunda; Indra’s blessing (Satya-yuga); and meeting with King Kalayavana (Dvapara-yuga), described in The Srimad-Bhagavatam.
  • Death haunts us in the material world.
  • Apavarga: ‘pa’ means hard work; ‘va’ means saliva (from fatigue); ‘ba’ means pain; ‘bha’ means fear; and ‘m’ means death. In other words, we work hard in this material world only to die in the end.
  • The story of the cruel king who committed many sins but wanted to escape the Yamadutas, so he made 100 statues identical to himself to confuse them.
  • The story of Srila Narayana Maharaja’s disciple who was pronounced dead by the doctor, but on his return from the hospital his heart started beating again and he reported that the Yamadutas brought him back because they knew his guru was bona fide.
  • The guru must be bona fide and the disciple must not criticise the Vaishnavas and must follow the rules and regulations.
  • If you chant the holy names and serve Guru and Vaishnavas, it is very easy to reach Sri Krishna.
  • You can be good at everything you do in the material world, but you still need to be trained by Lalita, Visakha and all the sakhis.
  • Song explaining how to achieve perfection (vastu-siddhi): Palya-dasi Kori, by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
  • The place of Vrndavana is present in the material world, but we don’t see the lilas taking place.
  • Aprakata Vrndavana is where the lilas are eternally happening (nitya-lila).
  • Song: Dekhite Dekhite, by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.


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