Srila Prabhupada

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a) purport Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.5.19

Lord Caitanya reassures Srivas Pandit about his economic security

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Devotee's greatest enemy by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

a) Morning walk conversation in Paris on 12 June 1974

Devotee: Prabhupada, what is a devotee's greatest enemy?

Prabhupada: He himself. Because he is a rascal, he is his own greatest enemy. Give up this rascaldom, and you will become your friend. Nobody is your enemy. You are your own enemy.

b) Sri Caitanya-bhagavata, by Vrindavan Das Thakur.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF SRIVAS PANDIT Srila Vrindavan Das Thakura's Chaitanya Bhagavata Antya 5.38-64

King Ambarisha showed how to use purified senses in service to the Supreme Lord

Summary: Krsna Consciousness is to be understood by careful application of reason and logic, both from the side of the presenter of Krsna Consciousness, as well as by the receiver. Srila Prabhupada underscores this point in his purport to Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.20. This is to be received and applied most carefully, however. Whether East or West, mal-interpretation results in polluted conceptions, and consequent degradation is sure to follow.

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a) Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.20 purport

Some disciples of Advaita Acarya accepted his instructions and some deviated
October 14, 2009

Summary: The first segment of the passage quoted below, was from the same series of verses discussed during our recent NA Temple President and GBC meeting in Alachua. The passage is discussing the descendents and followers of Advaita Acarya. The root cause of schism, or two opinions, is found within a clear principle: failure to stick to the order of their spiritual master. By the way, "sticking to" goes beyond conceptual acceptance; it extends into the realm of application of orders given by the spiritual master. "There is no scope for adjusting spiritual advancement to material ideas." Second, the faith of the pure devotee is that Krishna will always supply what is needed for His service. This does not mean that one makes no practical arrangements!

Our fractured efforts.JPG
July 8, 2008

Due to our coming to this material world, we are all faced with unwanted problems. Knowing this fact, Srila Prabhupada provided us with many explicit instructions how to address our circumstantial problems from the spiritual platform. Here are some of those instructions.

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Srila Prabhupada exemplified caring for devotees
January 15, 2012

At times, there may appear a tendency to neglect those who do not insist on their basic needs.

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