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Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.8 – Thu 24 April 2014

The potency of transcendental sound is never minimized because the vibrator is apparently absent. Therefore Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam or Bhagavad-gītā or any revealed scripture in the world is never to be accepted as an ordinary mundane sound without transcendental potency. One has to receive the transcendental sound from the right source, accept it as a reality and prosecute the direction without hesitation. The secret of success is to receive the sound from the right source of a bona fide spiritual master.

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.7– Wed 23 April 2014

The Lord Himself appears as the spiritual master to a person who is sincere in heart about serving the Lord. Therefore the bona fide spiritual master who happens to meet the sincere devotee should be accepted as the most confidential and beloved representative of the Lord and follow his instructions sincerely. Following the order of the bona fide spiritual master is the only duty of the disciple, and this completely faithful execution of the order of the bona fide spiritual master is the secret of success.

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.6– Tue 22 April 2014

Penance is the beauty and wealth of the renounced order of life. According to Bhagavata philosophy, every human being is meant simply for this tapa and for no other business, because by penance only can one realize his self; and self-realization, not sense gratification, is the business of human life. Following four regulative principles and chanting daily sixteen rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra on japamala and preaching Krishna consciousness to others is the real tapasya for devotees of Lord Krishna.

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.4 – Sun 20 April 2014

Atma-tattva is the science of both God and the living entity. Generally people have many wrong conceptions about both of them. The wrong conception of the jivatma is to identify the material body with the pure soul, and the wrong conception of Paramatma is to think Him on an equal level with the living entity. But both misconceptions can be removed by one stroke of bhakti-yoga, just as in the sunlight both the sun and the world and everything within the sunlight are properly seen. In the darkness one cannot see the sun, nor himself, nor the world. But in the sunlight one can see the sun, himself and the world around him.

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.3 – Sat 19 April 2014

The two misconceptions of life, namely “I” and “mine,” are verily manifested in two classes of men. In the lower state the conception of “mine” is very prominent, and in the higher state the misconception of “I” is prominent. The real significance of “I” can be realized only when one is situated in the consciousness of “I am the eternal servitor of the Lord.” This is pure consciousness, and the whole Vedic literatures teach us this conception of life.

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.2 – Fri 18 April 2014

The different positions of the living entities in the material world under multifarious manifestations of bodies are due to the misconception of “mine” and “I.” Identification with the body and the place where the body is obtained under different conceptions of socialism, nationalism, family affection, and so on and so forth is all due to forgetfulness of the real nature of the living entity, and the whole misconception of the bewildered living entity can be removed by the association of pure devotees of the Lord.

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