Spiritual Master Is with You by His Words

Spiritual Master Is with You by His Words

Devotee: Sometimes this question comes up, with the devotees especially, that it says the devotee makes advancement when the spiritual master is pleased. Right? So sometimes the spiritual master is far, far away. He may be in Los Angeles. Somebody is coming to Hamburg temple. He thinks, “How will the spiritual master be pleased?”

Prabhupada: Just follow his order. Spiritual master is along with you by his words. Just like my spiritual master is not physically present, but I am associating with him by his words.

Devotee: And Krishna knows that; therefore we make advancement. He is sitting in our heart. He knows what we’re doing. So He sees, “He’s serving My pure devotee,” immediately there is advancement.

Prabhupada: Yes. Spiritual master… Krishna is not limited. It is not material. You can associate with Krishna and the spiritual master in any circumstance, provided you want two things. Just like we can associate with Krishna immediately if we take Bhagavad-gita as it is. He is not different from Bhagavad-gita. Nama-rupe kali-kale krsna-avatara (CC Adi 17.22). Krishna is incarnated in His name in this age. You associate with Krishna’s name, immediately associate with Krishna.

Devotee: And his devotees.

Prabhupada: Yes.

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, London, July 7, 1972)
Compiled by Padamapani das

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anamika808creative
    Apr 14, 2019 @ 09:36:17

    Haribol!!!

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  2. Hasti Gopala dasa
    Apr 24, 2019 @ 11:56:08

    with underlying personal motivations.

    Hasti Gopala dasa

    Srila Prabhupāda: We have no other business. We want to see people live, eating very nicely nutritious food, keeping good health. But unnecessarily artificial things, bothering, that we don’t want. Keep your health very nice, live for as many years as possible, and be Krsna conscious. Then, next life, you go back to home, back to Godhead, permanent life. Yad gatvā na nivartante [Bg. 15.6]. This we want to give. There is no cheating. There is no politics, no personal ambition fulfilling. This is our mission. Try to convince them. There is not a little tinge of personal sense gratification. This is our… Now can you point out, any one of them, that “Here is the point, the personal sense gratification”? We are talking amongst ourselves, so if there is any flaw, you can point out. Can anyone? That “Here is the point, personal sense gratification”?
    There is no such things in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Tāndera carana-sebi-bhakta-sane bās. Our only ambition is we live among devotees and execute the mission of our predecessors, Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Krsna.
    This is our ambition. Srila Prabhupada conversation, Vrndavana, Uttara Praadesha, May 27, 1977

    “…We should lay out the subject matter as nicely as possible to our intelligence and capacity, and without any ambition that it must attract customers. They may attract or not attract, it doesn’t matter. …” Srila Prabhupada letter, February 22, 1969

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    • Hasti Gopala dasa
      Apr 24, 2019 @ 11:58:04

      Let me try this again. Sorry the last post was incomplete.

      Everyone Is Welcome

      Srila Prabhupada’s compassion was in the beginning that everyone is qualified to start. It still is. If that was not the case then he would have selected only a few of us. So we must not be so selective as to who we think is qualified to start or finish up while knowingly or unknowingly discriminating to the point of abandoning that eternal Vaisnava trait of unlimited compassion. Not everyone of us made it through all our individual trials in the perfect shape and order we went in on in the beginning. The full shape and order of the trooper taking a beach head is not the same trooper months or even years later. Therefore those who had been disguarded by the fates are for the most part sincerely trying to re engage their lives to become better Vaisnava’s for Srila Prabhupada. They are veterans in their own right and recognized as such by Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya. Those who are trying to re renter or to re-up into Srila Prabupada’s army should be encouraged with the same practical and personal advice that one would expect from a true representative of Srila Prabhupada as it was in the beginning.

      Hasti Gopala dasa

      “Why have we done all this, why have we put out all this energy–to put on this festival. And he began to speak that this is the compassion of the Vaisnava for the purpose of benefiting others. The Vaisnava goes to such great lengths to see the preaching of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, he said this is Vaisnavism, this is Vaisnavism. Twice he said. As he thought of the success of the Rathayatra actual tears began to come to his eyes. And as tears came to his eyes he couldn’t speak anymore he just waved his hand for everyone to leave.”
      Srila Prabhupada as quoted by one of his disciples after the San Fransisco Rathayatra 1970.

      Diamonds are multi faceted so that from any angle of vision and awareness they attract the viewer and are so perfect that they will continue in the dark to sparkle showing how efficiently a diamond reflects light. We must try to make sure that on all our web sites are like those diamonds so we can directly attract new people to ENTER HERE. That way they may be exposed to our Vaisnava compassion and what we understand, why we write such nice articles about Krsna consciousness and Srila Prabupada while extending our Vaisnava compassion not to just each other but for the benefit of others as Srila Prabhupada told us to do. Otherwise we run the risk of tainting our sites and ourselves

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  3. Hasti Gopala dasa
    May 20, 2019 @ 09:53:48

    His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada arrived in the United States of America in the fall of 1965.
    He is officially understood to be The First Hare Krishna.

    Reply

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