Guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja

“The great sage Nārada overheard this news, and understanding all the activities of Dhruva Mahārāja, he was struck with wonder. He approached Dhruva, and touching the boy’s head with his all-virtuous hand, he spoke as follows.”

When Dhruva Mahārāja was talking with his mother, Sunīti, of all the incidents that had taken place in the palace, Nārada was not present. Thus the question may be raised how Nārada overheard all these topics. [Read More…]

Queen Sunīti says: “My dear Son, don’t wish for anything inauspicious for Others. Anyone who inflicts Pains upon Others suffers Himself from that Pain.”

The sage Maitreya continued:

“My dear Vidura, as a snake, when struck by a stick, breathes very heavily, Dhruva Mahārāja, having been struck by the strong words of his stepmother, began to breathe very heavily because of great anger. When he saw that his father was silent and did not protest, he immediately left the palace and went to his mother.”

“When Dhruva Mahārāja reached his mother, his lips were trembling in anger, and he was crying very grievously. Queen Sunīti immediately lifted her son onto her lap, while the palace residents who had heard all the harsh words of Suruci related everything in detail. Thus Sunīti also became greatly aggrieved.”
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Government’s Duty is to see that the Citizen make Progress

A conversation with His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada: ..Now it is our choice: “Am I going to get a dog’s body or a god’s body?” That choice you can make. That is the meaning of having the human form of body. A dog cannot choose to elevate himself in his next life. He has no such discriminatory power. But you can do that. So if you do not do that, then you are missing your real opportunity.

Yanti deva-vrata devan pityanti pitri-vratah: “Those who worship the demigods will go to the planets of the demigods. Those who worship Me will come to My abode.” This is what Krishna assures us in Bhagavad-gita. Anywhere you like you can go. So you must use the human form of body properly.

Disciple: Srila Prabhupada, does the government also have the responsibility to protect people from having to take a dog body?

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The only Message to bring the human Society into Oneness

Prabhupada, Foundation Stone Ceremony Speech, Bhubaneswar, February 2, 1977 : My foreign disciples, they could not understand either Hindu or Oriya. So for this movement, I am very much obliged to these American boys.

The history of this movement is that my Guru Maharaja, His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, and before him, Bhaktivinoda Thakura, they had an intense desire to preach Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s message throughout the whole world. That was the intense desire of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

prthivite ache yata nagaradi-grama sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama

He wanted it. Because this is the only message to bring the human society into oneness. There is no other alternative. That is confirmed in the Srimad-Bhagavatam:

kaler dosa-nidhe rajann asti hy eko mahan gunah kirtanad eva krsnasya mukta-sangah param vrajet
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One who is conducted by False Ego cannot tolerate the Opulence of Self-realized Persons

Lord Śiva, the deliverer of the hill Kailāsa, having thus been addressed by his dear wife, replied smilingly, although at the same time he remembered the malicious, heart-piercing speeches delivered by Dakṣa before the guardians of the universal affairs.

The Great Lord replied to Sati:

One who is conducted by false ego and thus always distressed, both mentally and sensually, cannot tolerate the opulence of self-realized persons. Being unable to rise to the standard of self-realization, he envies such persons as much as demons envy the Supreme Personality of Godhead. [Read More…]

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