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The Culture of Gratitude – 6

In the last offerings we saw that Prabhuji explained about 1. The abominable condition of the child in the womb 2. The child is able to continue existing in that condition because of the causeless mercy of the Lord. 3. The starting point of spiritual life begins with one word and it is gratitude. 4. From acceptance of all the situations in our life, comes the gift of tolerance. We accept the situations because that is what we deserve. 5. Krishna is Deena naatha. 6. The Culture of Gratitude – Prabhuji explained that realising the causeless mercy of Krishna, we should behave in the way the child is saying in the womb, that is he is expressing his gratitude and this begins with seeing the hand of Krishna in all the situations and always uttering the words “Thank you” and “sorry”. Also from Pancatantra story we understood that ungrateful persons ... Read More »

The Culture of Gratitude – 5

In the last offerings we saw that Prabhuji explained about 1. The abominable condition of the child in the womb 2. The child is able to continue existing in that condition because of the causeless mercy of the Lord. 3. The starting point of spiritual life begins with one word and it is gratitude. 4. From acceptance of all the situations in our life, comes the gift of tolerance. We accept the situations because that is what we deserve. 5. Krishna is Deena naatha. 6. The Culture of Gratitude – Prabhuji explained that realising the causeless mercy of Krishna, we should behave in the way the child is saying in the womb, that is he is expressing his gratitude and this begins with seeing the hand of Krishna in all the situations and always uttering the words “Thank you” and “sorry”. Then he told a story narrated by our beloved ... Read More »

The Culture of Gratitude – 4

In the last offerings we saw that Prabhuji explained about 1. The abominable condition of the child in the womb 2. The child is able to continue existing in that condition because of the causeless mercy of the Lord. 3. The starting point of spiritual life begins with one word and it is gratitude. 4. From acceptance of all the situations in our life, comes the gift of tolerance. We accept the situations because that is what we deserve. 5. Krishna is Deena naatha. 6. The Culture of Gratitude: We know now that Krishna is very merciful. Our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj asked if He is merciful, how should we behave. We should behave in the way the child is saying. The child in the womb is saying, “I have no way to express my gratitude. You have done so much for me that I do not know ... Read More »

The Culture of Gratitude – 3

In the last offerings we saw that Prabhuji explained about 1. The abominable condition of the child in the womb 2. The child is able to continue existing in that condition because of the causeless mercy of the Lord. 3. The starting point of spiritual life begins with one word and it is gratitude. 4. From acceptance of all the situations in our life, comes the gift of tolerance. We accept the situations because that is what we deserve. We shall continue to hear what Prabhuji explained on this point. 4.From Acceptance comes the gift of Tolerance: Our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj gave the nice example of three personalities. Eknath was a great Maharashtrian saint and his wife was very Krishna conscious. So whenever Eknath turned to Krishna, he would thank Krishna for sending him such a wonderful wife because she is Krishna conscious. Narsi Mehta’s ... Read More »

The Culture of Gratitude – 2

In the last offering we saw that Prabhuji explained about 1. The abominable condition of the child in the womb 2. The child is able to continue existing in that condition because of the causeless mercy of the Lord. Here we will continue hearing Prabhuji’s explanation of what is the starting point of our spiritual life. 3. Starting point of our spiritual life: The child confirms that by the mercy of Krishna, he has become conscious of the frightful condition and Maharaj said that this is the starting point of our spiritual life. We must see the mercy of Krishna. We must see the mercy of devotees of Krishna when we are awakened to Krishna consciousness. The starting point of spiritual life begins with one word and it is ‘gratitude’. The moment we are grateful to somebody that has sweat and bled just so that we can come to Krishna, that ... Read More »

The Culture of Gratitude – 1

We were very fortunate to have the association of our beloved God brother HG Devakinandan prabhuji in Abudhabi for 4 days (27th to 30th April 2011). Prabhuji gave very enlivening and enlightening Srimad Bhagavatam classes, insisting on the practical application of Srimad Bhagavatam in our lives. It is our earnest desire that everyone should get the benefit of hearing this nectar and hence this is our humble effort to transcribe those lectures and share them with everyone. The following is the transcription of the class Prabhuji took on 27th April, evening in the residence of HG Girivaradhari Krishna Prabhu. yenedrishim gatim asau dasha-maasya isha sangraahitah puru-dayena bhavaadrshena svenaiva tushyatu krtena sa deena-naathah ko naama tat-prati vinaanjalim asya kuryaat “My dear Lord, by Your causeless mercy I am awakened to consciousness, although I am only ten months old. For this causeless mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the friend of ... Read More »