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June 20, 2016

During the 64 round day, a eleven year old girl chanted a hundred rounds. Wow! She was fixed. Some of the young people who chanted 64 rounds are now chanting 16 rounds everyday. So, the intention of the 32 round day is to increase our chanting qualitatively and quantitatively.

Adapted from a lecture by HH Romapada Swami entitled Feeling COMPLETE with the Holy name delivered during the Festival of Holy Name in Chicago, 2015


Q: I was listening to one lecture in which I heard that there was one king who has a prime minister who was a devotee of Krishna, in every situation he said  mercy of Krishna.
  One day king's finger has been cut, so prime minister said mercy of Krishna.
  So, King said what type of mercy is this and put him in the jail.
  The King appointed another prime minister who was jealous of the first prime minister.
  One day in jungle some dacoits captured king and the new prime minister and they thought to sacrifice King in the KALI puja. When they were sacrificing, the head priest saw that the king was missing one finger; he said that he is imperfect, so he cannot be sacrificed.

Japa Retreat GN
June 13, 2016

Although many of us heard Krsna's name before coming in contact with Krsna consciousness, we had to receive the Hare Krsna maha-mantra before we actually started chanting. In a deeper sense, receiving means more than just the syllables. Or, as Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura spoke, chanting should not be lip deep, but heart deep.

Q: Since Lord Krishna is the actual beneficiary of our results, why is Krishna known to be a renounced person?

May 23, 2016

When you want to build trust in relationships you want to speak the truth.

Q: Generally people know about Vishnu or Kshirodakasayi Vishnu. The general public has not heard about other Vishnu forms- Karanodayakasayi Visnu, Garbhodaka sayi Vishnu etc. and other expansions of Krishna: Immediate expansion as Balarama and subsequent expansions. Where in this information in sastras is available?
  We would like to know more about these details of different forms of Krishna's expansions and about Universal egg.

 1) I have a tendency to retaliate if someone says something bad to me. I have heard in a lecture that 'If you retaliate you may please yourself but If you do not Retaliate you please Krsna'. However I am not able to practically apply it in my Life. Please suggest dome practical ways to overcome this tendency.
  2) I have a tendency to compare myself with others. If I see someone in a materially better condition I feel depressed. This tendency is automatic and I am not able to overcome it. Please help me.

 1) There is no hard and fast rule as to WHEN one should act strongly when one is offended/wronged vs. simply tolerating it.

November 11, 2015

Srila Prabhupada Letter to: Sukadeva — Ahmedabad 13 December, 1972

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind letter
dated November 13, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great care. I am
so glad to receive your report after such long time, and it appears that
everything is improving more and more, by Krishna's grace. I like this idea
of distributing books and preaching, that is Lord Caitanya's plan, and
because you are doing it so nicely you are already making the greatest
contribution, so what need there is for some special instruction from me?
But if you want, I must give, because you are serving Krishna so nicely,
so in that case my request to you is that you enter into the universities

May 29, 2017

(From Prabhupada Meditations by Satsvarupa Das Gosvami)

In the late 1960s, one of Srila Prabhupada's arrivals into New York was featured in the New York Daily News. They published several photos of devotees surrounding Swamiji at the airport, offering him garlands and dancing joyfully. The headline was, "Swami, How They Love You." Although it was a pun on the Al Jolson song, "Swanee, How I Love You," the phrase, "Swami, How They Love You" captured the essence. Even the News reporter saw the bhakti.