My undying gratitude for this humble servant of Lord Krishna.
May I see and feel Your presence in all things,
May You be always in my thoughts.
Through my heart,
I return to You,
Hare OM OM OM
Thy love is the sweetest...
BHAGAVAD GITA IS THE BOOK THAT IS USEFUL IN DAILY LIFE. IT SHAWS THE THE WAY TO REACH HIGHER LEVEL BY SPRITUALITY, HOW ONE CAN CONQUARE HIS OWN ENYMY WHICH ARE INSIDE WITHIN OWNSELF. LIFE IS KURUXETRAY, ALL BATTELS THAT WE FIGHT TO SURVIVE WITH TRUTH AND DIVINITY.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
I am feeling lost in this world right now, may I gain peace and strength through the comfort of Your presence. I feel Your closeness. With the strength of Your touch, my worldly cares and woes melt away. Linger with me awhile, my Lord, for I am reluctant to return to the mundane concerns of my little life.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
radhe radhe radhe radhe radhe
Today's Thought: Transcendental Bliss
uploaded from Bhaktivedanta Ashram, Austin, Texas USA
There are four kinds of happiness: happiness in the mode of ignorance, happiness in the mode of passion, happiness in the mode of goodness, and transcendental bliss (happiness in pure goodness). Happiness in the mode of ignorance is poison in the beginning and poison in the end. Happiness in the mode of passion is nectar in the beginning and poison at the end. Happiness in goodness is poison in the beginning and nectar in the end. And transcendental bliss, happiness in pure goodness, is nectar in the beginning and nectar in the end.
The neophyte devotee who has not yet come to the platform of pure goodness must sometimes undergo austerities in his practice of Krishna consciousness because his practice is still being conducted in the mode of goodness. If he perseveres in his practice without giving it up, gradually the goodness will become pure goodness and he will taste unlimited nectar at every minute on the transcendental platform of pure goodness.
The key for advancement is to not give in to the urge for instant gratification which is experienced in the mode of passion. For example, one should shun the pleasures of illicit sexual connection, meat eating, intoxication, and gambling. The easy way to avoid this temptation is to immediately taste transcendental bliss by engaging in the process of sankirtan, the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord. This sankirtan immediately gives one a taste of transcendental bliss on the platform of pure goodness. It allows one to immediately dive into a reservoir of unlimited nectar.
Sankarshan Das Adhikari
I am currently weathering the storms of emotional growth and seperation. I take shelter in Your auspiciou name.