“Necessary to make development. We are engaged no doubt, but if not there [is] any development, and day by day losing the mood of devotion, that is not good for us.” Srila Gurudev explains the junior/senior dynamic as given by Srila Guru Maharaj. A small part of this lecture was published here 2nd February 2007, Nabadwip (Podcast link) (notes)

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(Article and photos from this day, 2nd February, 2007)

Some slokas from today’s lecture:

ye nāma kechit iha naḥ prathayanti avajñām
jānanti te kim api tān prati na eṣa yatnaḥ
utpatsyate tu mama ko api samāna-dharmā
kālo hi ayaṁ niravadhiḥ vipulā cha pṛthvī

Mālatī-mādhava (play by Bhavabhūti)

śravaṇaṁ kīrtanaṁ viṣṇoḥ smaraṇaṁ pāda-sevanam
archanaṁ vandanaṁ dāsyaṁ sakhyam ātma-nivedanam
iti puṁsārpitā viṣṇau bhaktiś chen nava-lakṣaṇā
kriyeta bhagavaty addhā tan manye ‘dhītam uttamam

(SB: 7.5.23-24)

taṁ mopayātaṁ pratiyantu viprā
gaṅgā cha devī dhṛta-chittam īśe
dvijopasṛṣṭaḥ kuhakas takṣako vā
daśatv alaṁ gāyata viṣṇu-gāthāḥ

(SB: 1.19.15)

varīyān eṣa te praśnaḥ kṛto loka-hitaṁ nṛpa
ātmavit-sammataḥ puṁsāṁ śrotavyādiṣu yaḥ paraḥ

(SB: 2.1.1)

kiṁ pramattasya bahubhiḥ parokṣair hāyanair iha
varaṁ muhūrtaṁ viditaṁ ghaṭate śreyase yataḥ

(SB: 2.1.12)

mat-tulyo nāsti pāpātmā nāparādhī cha kaśchana
parihāre ’pi lajjā me kiṁ bruve puruṣottam
a
(CC: Madhya-līlā, 1.190, BRS: 1.2.154)

tṛṇād api sunīchena taror iva sahiṣṇunā
amāninā mānadena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ

(Śikṣāṣṭakam: 3)

“Everywhere harmony is the best, and that harmony is necessary for our life.”

One thought on “14th February 2021

  1. Dear Jamunapriya Devi,Dandavat! just checking in with you, this website is so absolutely beautiful, absolutely sweet, super amazing.How can I donate something? I didn’t see a donate button on the website but maybe I just missed it.Hope you’re doing well in our crazy environment. And that you are not too much impacted by the extreme winter weather happening in various places across the country. Lots of love, Jivana dasi

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