positive practice

positive practice

“Unless you know the positive practice of spiritual life, even you get liberated, you can fall back down again into the material world. Positive practice means devotional loving service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj21st April 1984,Atlanta, Georgia

Tree by the fruit

tree by the fruit

“There’s a saying in India you can tell a tree by its fruit. So, when the verse here (SB 1.1.3) states that the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the ripened fruit of the Vedic literatures, that means that the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the ultimate understanding, or the real fruit, the real thing to be gained from the Vedic literatures.” …

Finding Faults

finding faults

“If somebody wants to find faults, he can always find faults. They can find faults in the moon, “Oh, the moon has got a spot face.” They can find faults in Krishna. And if someone wants to find good qualities, in a devotee you will find many good qualities. Even if there is a bad …

We shouldn’t impose limitations

limitations

“The Lord doesn’t experience birth, death, old age, or disease. Whenever we impose these limitations of material entities or persons on the Supreme Lord, we are making a big mistake and thereby committing an offence. We shouldn’t impose any kind of limitation that we experience in this material life on the Lord.” His Holiness Srila …

Demonstrating Sincerity

sincerity

“A devotee goes through the motions and makes the effort to demonstrate to Krishna his sincerity. But it is not so much about the quantity of service that one performed, as much as the desire and the effort that is put into it.” His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj27th October, 1987Mississippi, USA

Going out of Control

going out of control

“The senses, they can any time go out of our control. That’s why, to purify the senses is essential. If we engage the senses… all the senses in the devotional activities. If we engage the sense – Not stop eating no. Eat, Feast! But first offer the food according to the Vedic system, offer to …