Srila Prabhupada One Can Worship Krishna Within The Mind – Prabhupada 0011

June 23, 2016 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

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So even the description of activities of a devotees on going desires and activity in the manner of audio or writing serving Srila Prabhupada and Krsna are to be understood to be non different from the physical reality. Therefore these meditative activities in what ever form must be recognized by the society as a whole so that then everyone is incorporated into the mission 24 hours a day.
Ys  Hasti Gopala dasa

Some materially- inconceivable things- about the spiritual world

June 23, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by: Damagosha Dasa

Hare Krsna-
What we have collected below are some small, tiny tidbits of nectar which somewhat and barely describe aspects of spiritual life, the spiritual body, and the spiritual world-and all are meant to re direct our attention from matter towards spirit.

Hari bol-hope you like them

damaghosa das
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Inconceivable things in the spiritual world-


Adi 5.22 purport
The residents of Vaikuṇṭha have brilliantly black complexions much more fascinating and attractive than the dull white and black complexions found in the material world. Their bodies, being spiritual, have no equals in the material world. The beauty of a bright cloud when lightning flashes on it merely hints at their beauty. Generally the inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha dress in yellow clothing. Their bodies are delicate and attractively built, and their eyes are like the petals of lotus flowers. Like Lord Viṣṇu, the residents of Vaikuṇṭha have four hands decorated with a conchshell, wheel, club and lotus flower. Their chests are beautifully broad and fully decorated with necklaces of a brilliant diamond like metal surrounded by costly jewels never to be found in the material world. The residents of Vaikuṇṭha are always powerful and effulgent. Some of them have complexions like red coral cat’s eyes and lotus flowers, and each of them has earrings of costly jewels. On their heads they wear flowery crowns resembling garlands.

In the Vaikuṇṭhas there are airplanes, but they make no tumultuous sounds. Material airplanes are not at all safe: they can fall down and crash at any time, for matter is imperfect in every respect. In the spiritual sky, however, the airplanes are also spiritual, and they are spiritually brilliant and bright. These airplanes do not fly business executives, politicians or planning commissions as passengers, nor do they carry cargo or postal bags, for these are all unknown there. These planes are for pleasure trips only, and the residents of Vaikuṇṭha fly in them with their heavenly, beautiful, fairylike consorts. Therefore these airplanes, full of residentsof Vaikuṇṭha, both male and female, increase the beauty of the spiritual sky. We cannot imagine how beautiful they are, but their beauty may be compared to the clouds in the sky accompanied by silver branches of electric lightning. The spiritual sky of Vaikuṇṭhaloka is always decorated in this way.
The bestial civilization of eating, sleeping, fearing and sense-gratifying has misled modern man into forgetting how powerful a soul he has. As we have already described, the soul is a spiritual spark many, many times more illuminating, dazzling and powerful than the sun, moon or electricity. Human life is spoiled when man does not realize his real identity with his soul. LordCaitanya appeared with Lord Nityānanda to save man from this type of misleading civilization.

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Sri Mukunda datta tirobhava tithi [disappearance day of Sri Mukunda datta]

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

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śrī-mukunda-datta śākhā–prabhura samādhyāyī

yāṅhāra kīrtane nāce caitanya-gosāñi

SYNONYMS

śrīmukundadatta—of the name Śrī Mukunda Datta; śākhā—another branch; prabhura—of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; samādhyāyī—class friend; yāṅhāra—whose; kīrtane—in saṅkīrtana; nāce—dances; caitanyagosāñi—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TRANSLATION

Mukunda Datta, a class friend of Lord Caitanya’s, was another branch of the Caitanya tree. Lord Caitanya danced while he sang.

PURPORT

Śrī Mukunda Datta was born in the Caṭṭagrāma district, in the village of Chanharā, which is under the jurisdiction of the police station named Paṭiyā. This village is situated ten krośas, or about twenty miles, from the home of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (140) it is said:

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Sri Syamananda Goswami Avirbhava tithi 04 22 2016

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Sri Syamananda Goswami avirbhava tithi [appearance day]

Monday, June 20, 2016 [Los Angeles, California Time]
Tuesday, June 21. 2016 [Mayapura, West Bengal Time]
compiled by Yasoda nandana dasa

Srila Prabhupada explains the unique position of Sri Syamananda Goswami.

Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 1: The Spiritual Masters : Adi 1.19 : PURPORT :
Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu explained this mode of devotional service in three stages, and therefore these worshipable Deities were installed in Vṛndāvana by different Gosvāmīs. They are very dear to the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas there, who visit the temples at least once a day. Besides the temples of these three Deities, many other temples have been established in Vṛndāvana, such as the temple of Rādhā-Dāmodara of Jīva Gosvāmī, the temple of Śyāmasundara of Śyāmānanda Gosvāmī, the temple of Gokulānanda of Lokanātha Gosvāmī, and the temple of Rādhā-ramaṇa of Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī. There are seven principal temples over four hundred years old that are the most important of the five thousand temples now existing in Vṛndāvana


Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 7: Lord Caitanya in Five Features : Adi 7.45 : PURPORT :

There are many Vaiṣṇava families in Bengal whose members, although not actually born brāhmaṇas, act as ācāryas by initiating disciples and offering the sacred thread as enjoined in the Vaiṣṇava tantras. For example, in the families of Ṭhākura Raghunandana Ācārya, Ṭhākura Kṛṣṇadāsa, Navanī Hoḍa and Rasikānanda-deva (a disciple of Śyāmānanda Prabhu), the sacred thread ceremony is performed, as it is for the caste Gosvāmīs, and this system has continued for the past three to four hundred years. Accepting disciples born in brāhmaṇa families, they are bona fide spiritual masters who have the facility to worship the śālagrāma-śilā, which is worshiped with the Deity. As of this writing, śālagrāma-śilā worship has not yet been introduced in our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, but soon it will be introduced in all our temples as an essential function of arcana-mārga (Deity worship).

Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 7: Lord Caitanya in Five Features : Adi 7.164 : PURPORT :

When Rūpa Gosvāmī and Sanātana Gosvāmī went to Vṛndāvana, there was not a single temple, but by their preaching they were gradually able to construct various temples. Sanātana Gosvāmī constructed the Madana-mohana temple, and Rūpa Gosvāmī constructed the Govindajī temple. Similarly, their nephew Jīva Gosvāmī constructed the Rādhā-Dāmodara temple, Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī constructed the Rādhā-ramaṇa temple, Śrī Lokanātha Gosvāmī constructed the Gokulānanda temple, and Śyāmānanda Gosvāmī constructed the Śyāmasundara temple. In this way, many temples were gradually constructed. For preaching, construction of temples is also necessary. The Gosvāmīs not only engaged in writing books but also constructed temples because both are needed for preaching work. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu wanted the cult of His saṅkīrtana movement to spread all over the world. Now that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has taken up this task of preaching the cult of Lord Caitanya, its members should not only construct temples in every town and village of the globe but also distribute books that have already been written and further increase the number of books. Both distribution of books and construction of temples must continue side by side in parallel lines.
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Snana Yatra Photos @ Vancouver Krishna Balaram Temple

June 20, 2016 in Navadvipa Dasa, Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please click the link below to view photos of our Snana Yatra celebration at Vancouver Krishna Balaram Temple.

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Your servant,
navadvipa dasa

Uprooting the weed seeds of material desire in our hearts by constant chanting

June 20, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Hare Krsna -All glories to Srila Prabhupada !

Yesterday  my wife dug up one dandelion root plant. As you can see in the picture below, the root is about 3 feet long !! We had no idea that the simple weed called dandelion root could be so looong.


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Anyway, it got me thinking about what it says in the Sastra about how chanting the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra will uproot all the dirty things in our hearts (weeds) and allow the real plant of bhakti yoga to grow instead. But as we all know, when you water your plants, you also inadvertently  water the weeds too. So sometimes the weeds will grow longer and better than the plants we are trying to cultivate.
I remember back in the early 70’s when I began chanting Hare Krsna mantra. I thought, this is really easy to do, and I will become liberated in this lifetime. Until we are liberated (where our original constitutional position with the Lord is revealed, by that Lord [siddha deha] ), we are still under some sort of illusion-Maya. As it turns out this heart house cleaning process requires real effort if we want to produce a nice place for the Lord in our hearts to sit down and converse with us.
Srila Prabhupada describes the act of chanting Hare Krsna as having three phases of purification. The first is the offensive stage where we may not even know the 10 offenses or even actively try to stop making them. Included in this stage is when we actually do know the list by heart, and can say it daily, but still willfully  or in ignorance commit any or all of the 10 offenses.
The Second stage is when we seriously enter the shower of sadhana bhakti yoga and actively try to eliminate these 10 offenses while we act in devotional service. This is called the clearing stage in which our bhakti is still contaminated, by anarthas, and ignorance of the true nature of the Holy Name,but we are trying to get purified. And  the third and final stage is when we arrive at the shores of pure bhakti thru pure chanting, in loving service to the Supreme Lord, and pure Love of God manifests within our hearts by this chanting process..
Please consider some of the following points made by Srila Prabhupada and other great souls.

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Snana yatra – Bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannatha

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

Srila Prabhupada explains the snana-yatra festival of Lord Jagannatha
compiled by Yasoda nandana dasa
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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Lectures : Adi-lila: Lectures : Adi 7: Lectures : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.3 — Mayapur, March 3, 1974 : 740303CC.MAY : [I offer my obeisances to Sri Krsna Caitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasa and all others in the line of d : You cannot understand Kṛṣṇa without the mercy of these Pañca-tattva. Therefore Kṛṣṇa, although He came personally, He taught the teachings of Bhagavad-gītā and asked people, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja [Bg. 18.66]. But because we are mūḍhas, we misunderstood Kṛṣṇa. We could not take the last instruction of Kṛṣṇa. Therefore Kṛṣṇa again came as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu to teach us how to approach Kṛṣṇa. If we read the life of Caitanya Mahāprabhu, His acceptance of sannyāsa order, His preaching all over India, His chanting and dancing, His living at Jagannath Purī, His activities, His meeting with the devotees, His Guṇḍicā-mārjana, His Ratha-yātrā kīrtana—if we study all these activities of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, immediately you understand Kṛṣṇa..

Sri Sridhara Pandita tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

Sri Sridhara Pandita (kholaveca) tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]
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Srila Prabhupada describes the glories of Sridhar Kolaveca
Srila Prabhupāda: “That is karma” means that whatever happiness he has to enjoy, that will come automatically. Otherwise, he is destined to have something—that will come. Yathā dukham ajajñātaḥ. So our only point is that human life is very valuable. We should not waste it for nothing. Modern…, modern method of civilization is to develop economic development, to live very comfortably. That’s all right. Do it. Everyone do his own business. But you don’t forget Kṛṣṇa. That is not good. The point is, our real business is to understand Kṛṣṇa. But people do not try to understand Kṛṣṇa; they simply try for economic development. Their first business should be to understand Kṛṣṇa. Other business should be secondary. So at the present moment, it is very difficult task.

Devotee: Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Srila Prabhupāda: Hmm.

Devotee: Wasn’t it true when…, when they developed Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that they, at that time even had better economic development, higher economic development, when they were Kṛṣṇa conscious?

Srila Prabhupāda: (laughs) But we don’t take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness for developing higher economic position.

Devotee: No.

Sri Mukunda datta tirobhava tithi [disappearance day of Sri Mukunda datta]

June 20, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

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śrī-mukunda-datta śākhā–prabhura samādhyāyī

yāṅhāra kīrtane nāce caitanya-gosāñi

SYNONYMS

śrīmukundadatta—of the name Śrī Mukunda Datta; śākhā—another branch; prabhura—of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; samādhyāyī—class friend; yāṅhāra—whose; kīrtane—in saṅkīrtana; nāce—dances; caitanyagosāñi—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TRANSLATION

Mukunda Datta, a class friend of Lord Caitanya’s, was another branch of the Caitanya tree. Lord Caitanya danced while he sang.

PURPORT

Śrī Mukunda Datta was born in the Caṭṭagrāma district, in the village of Chanharā, which is under the jurisdiction of the police station named Paṭiyā. This village is situated ten krośas, or about twenty miles, from the home of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (140) it is said:

vraje sthitau gāyakau yau
madhukaṇṭha-madhuvratau
mukunda-vāsudevau tau
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Srila Prabhupada re benefit of hearing from authoritaive sources

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by: Yasoda nanadana Dasa

Devotional service means to apply one’s energy in the service of Krishna.
That is the instruction of the Bhagavad-gita…
we cannot understand about Krishna with our limited potency and senses,
but if we engage ourselves in the service of the Lord,
He will reveal Himself to the faithful servitor…

The more we learn about Krishna from the authoritative sources,
the more we can be attached in Krishna Consciousness.

Srila Prabhupada letter December 17,  1967 

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Keeping the Acarya in the Centre

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

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I wish that each and every Branch shall keep their independent identity and cooperate keeping the Acarya in the centreOn this principle we can open any number of Branches all over the world. The Ramakrishna mission works on this principle and thus as organization they have done wonderfully.
 
(Srila Prabhupada letter, February 11, 1967)

Proofs for Divinity of Caitanya Mahaprabhu

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Proofs for Divinity of Caitanya Mahaprabhu
compiled by Damaghsoa dasa and Yasoda nandana dasa
Essays and Articles : EA 18: Divinity of Lord Caitanya :
So Lord Caitanya is non-different from Lord Kṛṣṇa in the context of evidences gathered from the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Purāṇas, etc and His acceptance of the renounced life of a sannyāsī is confirmed both in Mahābhārata and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Essays and Articles : EA 18: Divinity of Lord Caitanya : So in pursuance of the prophecy of the authoritative scriptures as above mentioned, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya, Who is no other than Śrī Kṛṣṇa Himself appeared in the midst of humanity as the son of Śrīla Jagannātha Miśra and Śrīmati Śāci Devī of Śrīdhāma Māyāpur, Nadia in West Bengal in the year 1486 on the evening of February 1st when there was a lunar eclipse. He is in fact Śrī Kṛṣṇa in disguise to fulfil some specific purpose of His own as it is stated in the Mahābhārata. The specific significance of this Form of the Personality of Godhead is stated therein that the complexion of His body shall represent the hue of melted gold. A well constituted beautifully built human figure anointed with the pulp of white sandalwood all over the body. And later on the same Personality of Godhead will accept the order of a renounced sannyāsī full of sobriety of a perfect devotee, peaceful, full of equanimity and having unflinching attachment in the spiritual science with special reference to the process of chanting the holy name of God. He is therefore the Personality of Godhead in consonance of the prediction of śāstras and not by the calculation of mundane speculators.
Essays and Articles : EA 18: Divinity of Lord Caitanya :
“Let us offer our sincere most obeisances to the lotus feet of the Lord of Lords who superficially accepted the renounced life of a sannyāsī, in order to give effect to the curse of a brāhmaṇa, upon Him. But in fact in the garb of a sannyāsī He initiated the transcendental ecstacy of spontaneous love of God, as was felt by Śrī Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī in Her amorous desire to meet Śrī Kṛṣṇa. In the quest of such spontaneous love of God, the Lord relinquished the association of His eternal consort Śrī Śrīmati Lakṣmī Viṣṇupriya Devī who was devout to Him and whose mercy is sought after most ardently by all true devotees of God or even by the denizens of heaven. The Lord accepted this order of life in terms of a prediction in the Mahābhārata and in order to bestow His causeless mercy upon us who are addicted to the false enjoyment of vain glories, women and wealth in this material world.”

Srila Prabhupada’s dedication slokas to the Srimad Bhagavatam

June 20, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Dedication Slokas from the Srimad Bhagavatam
BY: VYASASAN DAS

June 14, 2016 —
Anyone who has had the good fortune to read and study Srila Prabhupada’s epic Srimad Bhagavatam will know that on the title page of each and every volume is a dedication sloka. I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of the dedication slokas from all of the original books. I stopped this collection of slokas with the Tenth Canto, Part Three, as this is where Srila Prabhupada left off, and where my collection of Srimad Bhagavatams stops.
 
FIRST CANTO
Part One Chapters 1-7 1.3.43
kṛṣṇe sva-dhāmopagate
dharma-jñānādibhi
saha
kalau na
ṣṭa-dśām ea
pur
āārko ‘dhunodita
kṛṣṇein Kṛṣṇa’s; sva-dhāmaown abode; upagatehaving returned; dharmareligion; jñānaknowledge; ādibhicombined together; sahaalong with; kalauin the Kali-yuga; naṣṭa-dśāmof persons who have lost their sight; eaall these; purāa-arkathe Purāa which is brilliant like the sun; adhunā—just now; uditahas arisen.
This Bhāgavata Purāa is as brilliant as the sun, and it has arisen just after the departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa to His own abode, accompanied by religion, knowledge, etc. Persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance in the age of Kali shall get light from this Purāa.
 
Part Two Chapters 8-12 1.8.18
kunty uvāca
namasye puru
a tvādyam
īśvara prakte param
alak
ya sarva-bhūtānām
antar bahir avasthitam
kuntī uvāca—Śrīmatī Kuntī said; namasye—let me bow down; puruamthe Supreme Person; tvā—You; ādyamthe original; īśvaramthe controller; prakteof the material cosmos; parambeyond; alakyamthe invisible; sarvaall; bhūtānāmof living beings; antawithin; bahiwithout; avasthitamexisting.
Śrīmatī Kuntī said: O Kṛṣṇa, I offer my obeisances unto You because You are the original personality and are unaffected by the qualities of the material world. You are existing both within and without everything, yet You are invisible to all.

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Pandava Nirjala ekadasi

June 20, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

During the hottest season (northern hemisphere), if one can perform upavasa without water one is performing a great feat.
One may take only caranamrta and acamana water.
Bhima requested one vrata day by which he could obtain the fruits of all the other days of vrata that he was incapable of observing.
Vyasadeva advised him to follow this difficult vrata.

One should worship the Lord in the evening by bathing him in milk.
On the dvadasi one should give full pots of water to brahmanas and feed them before breaking one’s fast.
SAMVATSARASYA YA MADHYE EKADASYO BHAVANTI HI TASAM PHALAM AVAPNOTI PUTRA ME NA ATRA SAMSAYAH ITI MAM KESAVAH PRAHA SANKHA CAKRA GADADHARAH
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 15/25 from PADMA PURANA Vyasadeva speaks to Bhimasena)

Oh son, Lord Keshava, Who holds the club, disk, conch and lotus flower in His hand, personally told me that all of the merit achieved by fasting on whatever Ekadasis fall in one year can be attained by fasting on this one Ekadasi (nirjala Ekadasi).
Of this, there is no doubt.

ATMADROHAH KRTASTES TU YAIR ESA NA HY UPOSITA PAPATMANO DURACARA DUSTAS TE NA ATRA SAMSAYAH
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 15/33 from PADMA PURANA Vyasadeva speaks to Bhimasena)
Anyone who does not fast on this particular Ekadasi (nirjala Ekadasi), they should be understood to be sinful, corrupted and suicidal person without a doubt.
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Purify the tongue by chanting and Prasadam-then Krsna reveals to you

June 20, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

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You cannot see God, you cannot see Kṛṣṇa by your, these blunt senses, but if you purify your senses, sevonmukhe hi jihvādau. That purification begins from tongue. That purification, sevonmukhe hi jihvādau. So by the tongue we can do two things. We can taste foodstuff and we can vibrate sound. So if you engage your tongue for vibrating this transcendental sound, Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa HareHare/Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare, and do not take anything except prasādam of Kṛṣṇa, then your spiritual life immediately begins. Sevonmukhe hi jihvādau, svayam eva… Then gradually, as you advance in spiritual life, Kṛṣṇa reveals Himself to you, “Here I am.” You cannot see Kṛṣṇa, but by being satisfied with your service, Kṛṣṇa sees you. Just like you cannot see sun at night. But when the sun sees you, you can see the sun and yourself, both. Similarly, when Kṛṣṇa sees you, being satisfied with your service, then you can see Kṛṣṇa, you can see yourself and you can see the whole world.

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