“Discourses with sadhu, this is the best: hearing, telling, etc… but all will be about Krishna consciousness.” Morning darshan, 8th April 2007, Nabadwip. (podcast link)

7th April 2007, Nabadwip (with turmeric 🙂

Some slokas from today’s lecture:

jñāne prayāsam udapāsya namanta eva
jīvanti san-mukharitāṁ bhavadīya-vārtām
sthāne sthitāḥ śruti-gatāṁ tanu-vāṅ-manobhir
ye prāyaśo ’jita jito ’py asi tais tri-lokyām

(Śrīmad Bhāgavatam: 10.14.3) (translation below)

niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ
karma jyāyo hy akarmaṇaḥ
śarīra-yātrāpi ca te
na prasidhyed akarmaṇaḥ

(BG 3.8)

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 7.5.23–4)

sa vai manaḥ kṛṣṇa-padāravindayor
vacāṁsi vaikuṇṭha-guṇānuvarṇane
karau harer mandira-mārjanādiṣu
śrutiṁ cakārācyuta-sat-kathodaye

(CC 2.22.137)

mukunda-liṅgālaya-darśane dṛśau
tad-bhṛtya-gātra-sparśe ’ṅga-saṅgamam
ghrāṇaṁ ca tat-pāda-saroja-saurabhe
śrīmat-tulasyā rasanāṁ tad-arpite


pādau hareḥ kṣetra-padānusarpaṇe
śiro hṛṣīkeśa-padābhivandane
kāmaṁ ca dāsye na tu kāma-kāmyayā
yathottamaśloka-janāśrayā ratiḥ

(SB 9.4.19-20)

“Seated in the jungle of Balihati chanting on beads is not Kṛṣṇānuśīlana, real cultivation of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.” (Patravali)

jñāne prayāsam udapāsya namanta eva
jīvanti sanmukharitāṁ bhavadīya-vārttām
sthāne sthitāḥ śrutigatāṁ tanu-vāṅ-manobhir
ye prāyaśo ‘jita jito ‘py asi tais trilokyām

(SB 10.14.3)
Jñāne prayāsam udapāsya namanta eva jīvanti, first throw away the bucket of knowledge that you are holding in your head, and be fully surrendered to the sādhus. Engage yourself with these sādhus in hearing the glories of Lord Kṛṣṇa, His Pastimes, and so on, and propagate them. You can distribute everything—what you have understood, as well as what you have not understood—to anyone who is a sincere seeker. That is called proper śravaṇ and kīrtan. You have heard these words, śravaṇ and kīrtan—hearing the glories of the Lord and distributing the glories of the Lord to everyone. The real property of everyone exists in a very hidden way in the heart, and it is exposed by this process of śravaṇ and kīrtan. (Bhagavat Darshan)

sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja
ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi mā śuchaḥ

(BG: 18.66)
“You must avoid non-religion, and religion also. Exclusively take shelter at My lotus feet. If any sinful reactions come to you I will take care of them. Have no fear.”

ataḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāmādi
na bhaved grāhyam indriyaiḥ
sevonmukhe hi jihvādau
svayam eva sphuraty adaḥ

(BRS 1.2.234)
“He will dance in my heart and He will dance on my tongue—that is real Kṛṣṇa-nāma.”

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