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The Secret of Common Time

In the material world we see that there are bodily differentiations among all varieties of living entities. Apart from that even in the same species also each living entity has his or her own nature and because of that there are so many differences. Hence it becomes extremely difficult for us to have loving relationships with all. We always have the tendency to differentiate and discriminate. This is very sternly condemned by the lord in Srimad Bhagavatam 3.29.26: aatmanas ca parasyaapi / yah karoty antarodaram tasya bhinna-drsho mrtyur / vidadhe bhayam ulbanam “As the blazing fire of death, I cause great fear to whoever makes the least discrimination between himself and other living entities because of a differential outlook.” The question comes to our mind as to how we can practically be loving to one and all. But we also have the experience of seeing our beloved Guru Maharaj who ... Read More »

Our Passion and Lord’s Compassion

In the Tenth Canto of Srimad Bhagavtam, we were reading the nice pastime of Lord Krishna swallowing the forest fire. Sukadev Gosvami explains that while the cowherd boys including Lord Krishna and Lord Balaram were playing with full absorption, the cows out of greed for more grass strayed away from them and entered in the deep forest independently. Srimad Bhagavatam 10.19.1 shri-suka uvaaca kreedaasakteshu gopeshu / tad-gaavo dura-caarineeh svairam carantyo vivishus / trna-lobhena gahvaram Sukadeva Goswami said: “While the cowherd boys were completely absorbed in playing, their cows wandered far away. They hungered for more grass, and with no one to watch them they entered a dense forest.“ When They could not find the cows, Lords and cowherd boys became very anxious and repentant for neglecting them. Srimad Bhagavatam 10.19.3 te ‘pashyantah pashun gopaa / krsna-raamaadayas tadaa jaataanutaapaa na vidur / vicinvanto gavaam gatim “Not seeing the cows before them, ... Read More »

Vaishnava Para Sukha-Sukhi

Vaishnava Para Sukha-Sukhi (Compiled from notes on lectures of H. H. Mahavishnu Goswami) Today is one of the most memorable days especially for the disciples of H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj, as they celebrated his 84th Vyasa puja in Rajkot with full enthusiasm. Having personally witnessed the glorious event, I will attempt to share a bit of my experience of it. First of all, Maharaja has been faced with bad health for the last few days, with extreme cold, cough and headache and other bodily struggles due to old age. With so many disciples and well-wishers thronging in to Rajkot to meet him, talk to him and receive blessings and instructions from him, Maharaja completely disregarded his health and has been practically sleeping hardly 2-3 hours a day. The cough is so much that he can’t speak 8-10 words at a stretch but these material difficulties can do nothing to ... Read More »

Suffering for Others

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Suffering for Others (Compiled from notes on lectures of H. H. Mahavishnu Goswami) In the last few days there were some wonderful mails in Granthraj, especially the sequel “Appointment with Krishna” which were a compilation of our spiritual master’s wonderful realizations. While it is easy to appreciate those golden words of realization, it is imperative that we also understand the amount of austerity, sacrifice and compassionate heart that went into building those realizations. Maharaja left Abu dhabi for London last week and was in London for about a week but his health has not been good due to the unstable weather. He suffered very much during the week’s stay in London but extended himself to give classes even though he was not able to move even. Needless to say that his 88 years old body has gone through so much with all these years of hectic traveling and preaching. The ... Read More »