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Whatever We Own, Owns Us


Whatever We Own, Owns Us (Compiled from notes on lectures of H. H. Mahavishnu Goswami) The following is notes from His Holiness Mahavishnu Gosvami Maharaja’s class on Srimad Bhagavatam 7.5.30, given in London, July 10, 2008. Srila Gurudeva is here speaking the direct truth for the benefit of all, about the crime it is to claim any kind of material ownership. sri-prahraada uvaaca matir na krsne paratah svato vaa mitho ‘bhipadyeta grha-vrataanaam adaanta-gobhir visataam tamisram punah punas carvita-carvanaanaam Prahlada Maharaja replied: “Because of their uncontrolled senses, persons too addicted to materialistic life make progress toward hellish conditions and repeatedly chew that which has already been chewed. Their inclinations toward Krsna are never aroused, either by the instructions of others, by their own efforts, or by a combination of both.” Maharaja said, “They make a show, you know, that they are Krishna conscious. Mangala arati and cricket and soccer; we have ... Read More »

Envisaging Our Spiritual Existence


Envisaging Our Spiritual Existence (Compiled from notes on lectures of H. H. Mahavishnu Goswami) During his recent visit to Abudhabi, our beloved Guru Maharaja was emphasizing the importance of the last 18 verses of the second chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Maharaja was insisting that these verses should be recited before we go to bed in the night and again as soon as we get up, we should be reciting these verses. Srimad Bhagavad gita has emanated fro the transcendental throat of Krishna and so it should be placed in our throats. Maharaja said that we should try to put as many things as possible into practise.We should always keep the saffron colour in our heart. Krishna likes saffron colour. If we do not wear saffron before death, Krishna will wrap us in saffron colour. This happens because when the body is cremated the flames of the fire are saffron ... Read More »