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  • PURPORT : One who is not able even to practice the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga, under the guidance of a spiritual master, can still be drawn to this perfectional stage by working for the Supreme Lord. How to do this work has already been explained in the fifty-fifth verse of the Eleventh Chapter. One should be sympathetic to the propagation of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There are many devotees who are engaged in the propagation of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and they require help. So, even if one cannot directly practice the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga, he can try to help such work. Every endeavor requires land, capital, organization and labor. Just as in business one requires a place to stay, some capital to use, some labor and some organization to expand, so the same is required in the service of Kṛṣṇa. The only difference is that in materialism one works for sense gratification. The same work, however, can be performed for the satisfaction of Kṛṣṇa, and that is spiritual activity. If one has sufficient money, he can help in building an office or temple for propagating Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Or he can help with publications. There are various fields of activity, and one should be interested in such activities. If one cannot sacrifice the results of his activities, the same person can still sacrifice some percentage to propagate Kṛṣṇa consciousness. This voluntary service to the cause of Kṛṣṇa consciousness will help one to rise to a higher state of love for God, whereupon one becomes perfect.
  • PURPORT : One who is not able even to practice the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga, under the guidance of a spiritual master, can still be drawn to this perfectional stage by working for the Supreme Lord. How to do this work has already been explained in the fifty-fifth verse of the Eleventh Chapter. One should be sympathetic to the propagation of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There are many devotees who are engaged in the propagation of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and they require help. So, even if one cannot directly practice the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga, he can try to help such work. Every endeavor requires land, capital, organization and labor. Just as in business one requires a place to stay, some capital to use, some labor and some organization to expand, so the same is required in the service of Kṛṣṇa. The only difference is that in materialism one works for sense gratification. The same work, however, can be performed for the satisfaction of Kṛṣṇa, and that is spiritual activity. If one has sufficient money, he can help in building an office or temple for propagating Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Or he can help with publications. There are various fields of activity, and one should be interested in such activities. If one cannot sacrifice the results of his activities, the same person can still sacrifice some percentage to propagate Kṛṣṇa consciousness. This voluntary service to the cause of Kṛṣṇa consciousness will help one to rise to a higher state of love for God, whereupon one becomes perfect.
  • 2,576 24 20 February, 2019

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  • Lord Vishnu is preserver and the protector of the universe, He who forms a vital part of Trimurti, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva..!! Shri Vishnu resides everywhere and in everything. He is the one responsible for the existence of everything. He is present in different forms and protects the whole world, and protects us from all the directions. He has his hand over his followers, no matter what. Worship him wholeheartedly. 
Lord Vishnu’s first and foremost devotee is “Narada” who chants only one name - Narayana. So the Lord is called as Narayana like Satyanarayana, Dhruvnaryana, Ananthanarayanan,  Lakshminarayana and Sehshnarayana. As per legends, water was born from the feet of Lord Vishnu. Holy Ganga - Vishnupadodki which has come from the feet of God. And also water is known as Neer or Nar and even Shri Vishnu stays in the water. So, from “Nar” the name Narayana is formed which means God who lives inside the water.

Like other gods, Shri Vishnu has a vahana, or vehicle, which transports him and is also an extension of his powers. He rides on Garuda, a large bird-like creature with the body of a man with a white face, wings, and an eagle’s beak. Worshiping Garuda is believed to remove the effects of poison. This might be because Garuda is known for feeding only on snakes. The image of Garuda is often used to protect the wearer from a snake attack and its poison. Garuda represents birth and heaven; in addition he's associated with sun and fire. 
People may pray to Shri Vishnu or identify with him for various reasons. His many representations make Shri Vishnu a common source for inspiration because he is seen as someone who is easier to relate to than a more distant god. You might call upon Shri Vishnu if you’re looking for protection, patience, knowledge, or prosperity. You can also call upon his many avatars. For example, you might call upon Lord Rama when seeking strength or Lord Krishna when you’re looking to enhance the playful and accessible side of your spirit.! ✨🌀📿👁🐍🐚🔔🕉🔆🌷🙏🏻✨ Om Namo Narayana ~ Jai Shri Vishnu ✨🌀📿👁🐍🐚🔔🕉🔆🌷🙏🏻✨ @artiswellnl
  • Lord Vishnu is preserver and the protector of the universe, He who forms a vital part of Trimurti, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva..!! Shri Vishnu resides everywhere and in everything. He is the one responsible for the existence of everything. He is present in different forms and protects the whole world, and protects us from all the directions. He has his hand over his followers, no matter what. Worship him wholeheartedly.
    Lord Vishnu’s first and foremost devotee is “Narada” who chants only one name - Narayana. So the Lord is called as Narayana like Satyanarayana, Dhruvnaryana, Ananthanarayanan, Lakshminarayana and Sehshnarayana. As per legends, water was born from the feet of Lord Vishnu. Holy Ganga - Vishnupadodki which has come from the feet of God. And also water is known as Neer or Nar and even Shri Vishnu stays in the water. So, from “Nar” the name Narayana is formed which means God who lives inside the water.

    Like other gods, Shri Vishnu has a vahana, or vehicle, which transports him and is also an extension of his powers. He rides on Garuda, a large bird-like creature with the body of a man with a white face, wings, and an eagle’s beak. Worshiping Garuda is believed to remove the effects of poison. This might be because Garuda is known for feeding only on snakes. The image of Garuda is often used to protect the wearer from a snake attack and its poison. Garuda represents birth and heaven; in addition he's associated with sun and fire.
    People may pray to Shri Vishnu or identify with him for various reasons. His many representations make Shri Vishnu a common source for inspiration because he is seen as someone who is easier to relate to than a more distant god. You might call upon Shri Vishnu if you’re looking for protection, patience, knowledge, or prosperity. You can also call upon his many avatars. For example, you might call upon Lord Rama when seeking strength or Lord Krishna when you’re looking to enhance the playful and accessible side of your spirit.! ✨🌀📿👁🐍🐚🔔🕉🔆🌷🙏🏻✨ Om Namo Narayana ~ Jai Shri Vishnu ✨🌀📿👁🐍🐚🔔🕉🔆🌷🙏🏻✨ @artiswellnl
  • 8,706 102 16 February, 2019

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  • PURPORT: “One should render transcendental loving service to the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa favorably and without desire for material profit or gain through fruitive activities or philosophical speculation. That is called pure devotional service.” When these four kinds of persons come to the Supreme Lord for devotional service and are completely purified by the association of a pure devotee, they also become pure devotees. As far as the miscreants are concerned, for them devotional service is very difficult because their lives are selfish, irregular and without spiritual goals. But even some of them, by chance, when they come in contact with a pure devotee, also become pure devotees.

Those who are always busy with fruitive activities come to the Lord in material distress and at that time associate with pure devotees and become, in their distress, devotees of the Lord. Those who are simply frustrated also come sometimes to associate with the pure devotees and become inquisitive to know about God. Similarly, when the dry philosophers are frustrated in every field of knowledge, they sometimes want to learn of God, and they come to the Supreme Lord to render devotional service and thus transcend knowledge of the impersonal Brahman and the localized Paramātmā and come to the personal conception of Godhead by the grace of the Supreme Lord or His pure devotee. On the whole, when the distressed, the inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge, and those who are in need of money are free from all material desires, and when they fully understand that material remuneration has nothing to do with spiritual improvement, they become pure devotees. As long as such a purified stage is not attained, devotees in transcendental service to the Lord are tainted with fruitive activities, the search for mundane knowledge, etc. So one has to transcend all this before one can come to the stage of pure devotional service.
  • PURPORT: “One should render transcendental loving service to the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa favorably and without desire for material profit or gain through fruitive activities or philosophical speculation. That is called pure devotional service.” When these four kinds of persons come to the Supreme Lord for devotional service and are completely purified by the association of a pure devotee, they also become pure devotees. As far as the miscreants are concerned, for them devotional service is very difficult because their lives are selfish, irregular and without spiritual goals. But even some of them, by chance, when they come in contact with a pure devotee, also become pure devotees.

    Those who are always busy with fruitive activities come to the Lord in material distress and at that time associate with pure devotees and become, in their distress, devotees of the Lord. Those who are simply frustrated also come sometimes to associate with the pure devotees and become inquisitive to know about God. Similarly, when the dry philosophers are frustrated in every field of knowledge, they sometimes want to learn of God, and they come to the Supreme Lord to render devotional service and thus transcend knowledge of the impersonal Brahman and the localized Paramātmā and come to the personal conception of Godhead by the grace of the Supreme Lord or His pure devotee. On the whole, when the distressed, the inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge, and those who are in need of money are free from all material desires, and when they fully understand that material remuneration has nothing to do with spiritual improvement, they become pure devotees. As long as such a purified stage is not attained, devotees in transcendental service to the Lord are tainted with fruitive activities, the search for mundane knowledge, etc. So one has to transcend all this before one can come to the stage of pure devotional service.
  • 1,147 9 19 hours ago
  • PURPORT: The divine vision in this connection should be clearly understood. Who can have divine vision? Divine means godly. Unless one attains the status of divinity as a demigod, he cannot have divine vision. And what is a demigod? It is stated in the Vedic scriptures that those who are devotees of Lord Viṣṇu are demigods (viṣṇu-bhaktaḥ smṛto daivaḥ). Those who are atheistic, i.e., who do not believe in Viṣṇu, or who recognize only the impersonal part of Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme, cannot have the divine vision. It is not possible to decry Kṛṣṇa and at the same time have the divine vision. One cannot have the divine vision without becoming divine. In other words, those who have divine vision can also see like Arjuna.

The Bhagavad-gītā gives the description of the universal form. Although this description was unknown to everyone before Arjuna, now one can have some idea of the viśva-rūpa after this incident. Those who are actually divine can see the universal form of the Lord. But one cannot be divine without being a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa. The devotees, however, who are actually in the divine nature and who have divine vision, are not very much interested in seeing the universal form of the Lord. As described in the previous verse, Arjuna desired to see the four-handed form of Lord Kṛṣṇa as Viṣṇu, and he was actually afraid of the universal form
  • PURPORT: The divine vision in this connection should be clearly understood. Who can have divine vision? Divine means godly. Unless one attains the status of divinity as a demigod, he cannot have divine vision. And what is a demigod? It is stated in the Vedic scriptures that those who are devotees of Lord Viṣṇu are demigods (viṣṇu-bhaktaḥ smṛto daivaḥ). Those who are atheistic, i.e., who do not believe in Viṣṇu, or who recognize only the impersonal part of Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme, cannot have the divine vision. It is not possible to decry Kṛṣṇa and at the same time have the divine vision. One cannot have the divine vision without becoming divine. In other words, those who have divine vision can also see like Arjuna.

    The Bhagavad-gītā gives the description of the universal form. Although this description was unknown to everyone before Arjuna, now one can have some idea of the viśva-rūpa after this incident. Those who are actually divine can see the universal form of the Lord. But one cannot be divine without being a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa. The devotees, however, who are actually in the divine nature and who have divine vision, are not very much interested in seeing the universal form of the Lord. As described in the previous verse, Arjuna desired to see the four-handed form of Lord Kṛṣṇa as Viṣṇu, and he was actually afraid of the universal form
  • 1,652 14 21 February, 2019

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  • "मैया मैं बाहर खेलने जाऊँ" नन्हे कान्हा मनुहार भरे स्वर में मैया से अति दुलार से पूछ रहे हैं। मैया एक क्षण के लिये भी अपने लला को अपने नेत्रों से ओझल नहीं करती, अत:अपने लाडले कुँवर को प्यार से समझाती हैं। "मेरे लाल, बड़े भैया बलराम को बुला लो, अपने सब सखाओं को बुला लो और यही मेरे नेत्रों के समक्ष खेलो"। "क्यों मैया ?" "क्योंकि मैं भी तुम्हारी क्रीड़ा के आनन्द का रसास्वादन करना चाहती हूँ, यदि तुम बाहर खेलने चले गये तो मैं तुम्हें खेलते हुये कैसे देखूँगी ?" नन्हे कान्हा की समझ में मैया की कुछ बात आई, कुछ नही आई, अत: अपनी नन्ही बुद्धि से अपने अनुसार बात का अर्थ लगाकर बोले:- "मैया, क्या तू भी हम सब के साथ खेलेगी" मैया यशोदा ने नन्हे कुँवर को रोकने के लिये हामी भर दी। खिल उठे नन्हे कान्हा, उछल-उछलकर, कूद-कूदकर आनन्दित हो-होकर बलदाऊ को पुकारने लगे:- "आओ दादा, सब सखाओं को बुला लो आज मैया भी हमारे साथ खेलेगी।" खेल प्रारंभ हो गया, किसके नेत्र बंद होगें और कौन करेगा ? नन्हे कान्हा ने हुलस कर प्रत्युत्तर दिया:- "मेरे नेत्र मैया बंद करेगी।" अभूतपूर्व पारलौकिक दृश्य है, नैसर्गिक आनन्द प्रदान करने वाला, ग्वाल बालों के साथ मैया यशोदा भी आँख मिचौली खेल रही है। मैया यशोदा ने अपने हाथों से अत्यधिक कोमलता से अपने लाडले कुँवर के नेत्रों को बंद किया। अनन्त कोटि ब्रह्माण्ड के स्वामी ने मैया यशोदा से अपने दोनों नेत्र बंद करवाए। बलराम जी और सारे सखा भाग भाग कर इधर-उधर छुपे गये। मैया ने लाडले लला के नेत्रों से हाथ हटाये और अति धीमे स्वर मे लला के कान में फुसफुसाई:- "बलराम उधर छुपा है।" नन्हे कान्हा बोले:- "नही, बलदाऊ को नही, मैं तो श्रीदामा को छूऊँगा, मुझे तो श्री दामा को चोर बनाना है।" सभी बालक दौड़-दौड़कर आते हैं, बृजरानी को छू-छू कर चले जाते हैं। अंत में सुबल और श्रीदामा रह जाते हैं, कान्हा अभी तक श्रीदामा को पकड़ नही पाये हैं। मैया नन्हे कान्हा की ओर देखकर हँसती हुई कहती है:- "नन्हे कुँवर, इस बार तो तुम हार गये दिखते हो।" मैया से इतना सुनना है कि नन्हे कान्हा ललकारते हुए अति तीव्र गति से सुबल की ओर उसे पकड़ने दौड़े, किन्तु अचानक पकड़ लिया श्रीदामा को जाकर, जो कि उन्हें सुबल की ओर जाता हुआ देखकर निश्चिंत खड़ा है। सारे सखा जोर-जोर से ताली बजा-बजा कर हँसने लगे:- "श्री दामा चोर बन गया।" नन्हे कान्हा श्रीदामा को चोर बनाकर उसे मैया के पास लाये, अब मैया श्री दामा के नेत्र बंद करेगी।
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  • "मैया मैं बाहर खेलने जाऊँ" नन्हे कान्हा मनुहार भरे स्वर में मैया से अति दुलार से पूछ रहे हैं। मैया एक क्षण के लिये भी अपने लला को अपने नेत्रों से ओझल नहीं करती, अत:अपने लाडले कुँवर को प्यार से समझाती हैं। "मेरे लाल, बड़े भैया बलराम को बुला लो, अपने सब सखाओं को बुला लो और यही मेरे नेत्रों के समक्ष खेलो"। "क्यों मैया ?" "क्योंकि मैं भी तुम्हारी क्रीड़ा के आनन्द का रसास्वादन करना चाहती हूँ, यदि तुम बाहर खेलने चले गये तो मैं तुम्हें खेलते हुये कैसे देखूँगी ?" नन्हे कान्हा की समझ में मैया की कुछ बात आई, कुछ नही आई, अत: अपनी नन्ही बुद्धि से अपने अनुसार बात का अर्थ लगाकर बोले:- "मैया, क्या तू भी हम सब के साथ खेलेगी" मैया यशोदा ने नन्हे कुँवर को रोकने के लिये हामी भर दी। खिल उठे नन्हे कान्हा, उछल-उछलकर, कूद-कूदकर आनन्दित हो-होकर बलदाऊ को पुकारने लगे:- "आओ दादा, सब सखाओं को बुला लो आज मैया भी हमारे साथ खेलेगी।" खेल प्रारंभ हो गया, किसके नेत्र बंद होगें और कौन करेगा ? नन्हे कान्हा ने हुलस कर प्रत्युत्तर दिया:- "मेरे नेत्र मैया बंद करेगी।" अभूतपूर्व पारलौकिक दृश्य है, नैसर्गिक आनन्द प्रदान करने वाला, ग्वाल बालों के साथ मैया यशोदा भी आँख मिचौली खेल रही है। मैया यशोदा ने अपने हाथों से अत्यधिक कोमलता से अपने लाडले कुँवर के नेत्रों को बंद किया। अनन्त कोटि ब्रह्माण्ड के स्वामी ने मैया यशोदा से अपने दोनों नेत्र बंद करवाए। बलराम जी और सारे सखा भाग भाग कर इधर-उधर छुपे गये। मैया ने लाडले लला के नेत्रों से हाथ हटाये और अति धीमे स्वर मे लला के कान में फुसफुसाई:- "बलराम उधर छुपा है।" नन्हे कान्हा बोले:- "नही, बलदाऊ को नही, मैं तो श्रीदामा को छूऊँगा, मुझे तो श्री दामा को चोर बनाना है।" सभी बालक दौड़-दौड़कर आते हैं, बृजरानी को छू-छू कर चले जाते हैं। अंत में सुबल और श्रीदामा रह जाते हैं, कान्हा अभी तक श्रीदामा को पकड़ नही पाये हैं। मैया नन्हे कान्हा की ओर देखकर हँसती हुई कहती है:- "नन्हे कुँवर, इस बार तो तुम हार गये दिखते हो।" मैया से इतना सुनना है कि नन्हे कान्हा ललकारते हुए अति तीव्र गति से सुबल की ओर उसे पकड़ने दौड़े, किन्तु अचानक पकड़ लिया श्रीदामा को जाकर, जो कि उन्हें सुबल की ओर जाता हुआ देखकर निश्चिंत खड़ा है। सारे सखा जोर-जोर से ताली बजा-बजा कर हँसने लगे:- "श्री दामा चोर बन गया।" नन्हे कान्हा श्रीदामा को चोर बनाकर उसे मैया के पास लाये, अब मैया श्री दामा के नेत्र बंद करेगी।
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