Monday, 23 April 2012

Radhanath Swami Blues (Harmonica)

There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life

There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances create turmoil and annoyance. Be indifferent to bazaar gossip, stick firmly to your cherished goals, no lack or impediments of the world will ever stand in your way. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed. Chant the maha mantra* loudly and with attachment. This will drive away inertia, worldly evils and pests.

-Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur.
* Maha Mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

On Commitment

On Commitment
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Do this with great care

"This uncontrolled mind is the greatest enemy of the living entity. If one neglects it or gives it a chance, it will grow more and more powerful and will become victorious. Although it is not factual, it is very strong. It covers the constitutional position of the soul. O King, please try to conquer this mind by the weapon of service to the
lotus feet of the spiritual master and of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Do this with great care."

Srimad Bhagavatam, 5.11.17