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Srimad Bhagavatam: Studying with the Heart

December 31st, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

We should study Srimad Bhagavatam and develop in our spiritual practice so that a kind of ‘feeling-thinking’ for Krishna and what Krishna lila is comes to us naturally. In time, our heart will come out.

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Guru Parampara: New Times, New Words, New Books

December 25th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

New times and new circumstances require new words, new books, and new editions of previous books. We can never surpass our guru, yet our guru does not want to suppress us either. He wants to liberate us. He wants gurus, not disciples.

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Blind Following and the Dynamics of Spiritual Life

December 18th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

There is no law or tradition restricting a disciple from translating and commenting on a book that his guru has already translated and commented upon. Those who think like this do not understand the dynamics of spiritual life. They are following blindly after so many years.

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Nature, Law, and Origins

December 16th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

Christianity as a spiritual doctrine will never dominate the religious landscape of India. But its heart of love of God can be enriched by a meaningful interface with Hinduism.

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Nirvana to Rasananda: From Zero to Ecstasy

December 4th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

Buddhism leads us from negative numbers to the peace of zero, while bhakti leads to the ecstasy of positive numbers. Try to understand the gift of Sri Caitanya. Buddha is one of his avataras.

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Awakening Lila in the Heart

November 25th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

Study the Tenth Canto under good guidance and gradually lila will awaken in your heart. Not only details by other acaryas, but you will find your own details. You will write your own page in the book of Krishna lila and your name will be signed at the bottom.

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Living within a Plurality of Gurus

November 18th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

Siksa gurus may differ on relative issues, such as management, approaches to practice, etc. A mature disciple must be able to sort out that which is relative and that which is absolute in order to live within a plurality of gurus.

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The Fire of Reason and the Metal of Our Faith

November 11th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

In our daily life we should test the metal of our faith in God with the fire of reason. If it starts to melt, we should withdraw to spiritual practice and saintly association. If it is strengthened, such firm faith will fuel our spiritual practice and grant us entrance into spiritual life.

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Difficulties on the Path: In the Hands of God

November 2nd, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

Truly, once and for all, place yourself in the hands of God. This is the task, nothing short of this will do. Do it, and your future will be bright no matter what anyone else does.

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Govardhan Lila: Endearing Aspirations

October 24th, 2000 | Sanga, Sanga 2000 | webmaster | No Comments

This kind of devotion Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught us to be involved in. Just to aspire for this is such a powerful form of worship. We may not be qualified, but to have that as our aspiration is so endearing to Krishna.

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