Vedic Thoughts

O Krsna, those who continuously hear, chant, and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others' doing so,
certainly see your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death.

(Srimati Kunti Devi – Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.36)

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-Those who fix their minds on my personal form and are always engaged in worshiping me with great and transcendental faith are considered by me to be most perfect.

(Lord Sri Krsna - Bhagavad-gita 12.2)

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Do not stay in illusion; go to the eternal reality. Do not stay in darkness; go to the light. Do not keep taking material bodies; become immortal.

(Brhad-aranyaka Upanisad 1.3.28)

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Do not stay in illusion; go to the eternal reality. Do not stay in darkness; go to the light. Do not keep taking material bodies; become immortal.

(Brhad-aranyaka Upanisad 1.3.28)
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For one who constantly meditates upon my presence within all persons, the bad tendencies of rivalry, envy, and abusiveness, along with false ego, are very quickly destroyed.

(Lord Sri Krsna – Srimad Bhagavatam 11.29.15)
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Logic and arguments are insufficient to understand the Absolute Truth.

(Srila Vyasadeva – Brahma sutra 2.1.11)
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Every man should act like this: when he meets a person more qualified than himself, he should be very pleased, when he meets someone less qualified than himself, he should be compassionate toward him; and when he meets someone equal to himself, he should make friendship with him. In this way one is never affected by the threefold miseries of the material world.

(Sri Narada Muni – Srimad Bhagavatam 4.8.34)
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I do not pray for heavenly pleasure. I do not even aspire for liberation. Simply let the nectar of Lord Krsna's transcendental pastimes flood my ears, day after day.

(Sri Kaviratna - Padyavali 2.10)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Within the heart of a person overpowered by lamentation or anger, there is no possibility of Krsna's being manifest.

(Padma Purana)
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If a devotee follows the instructions of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, he lives in the company of the Lord. Wherever he lives, he converts that place into Vrndavana and Navadvipa. This means that materialism cannot touch him. This is the secret of success for one advancing in Krsna consciousness.

(His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 7.129, purport)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nonviolence (Ahimsa) / Truthfulness (Satya) / Non-stealing (Asteya) / Chastity (Brahmacharya) / Non-attachment (Aparigraha)

(Lord Mahavira, 540 - 468 B.C.)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Therefore the essence of all religious principles in the age of kali is the sacrifice of chanting of holy names of the lord one can not be delivered by following any other religious principles.

(Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu – Caitanya Bhagvad, madhya 1.148)
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The Lord is the bestower of all benediction. If someone gives something to the Lord, he is not the loser; he is the gainer by a million times.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Krishna, Chapter 11
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pure devotional service in Krishna consciousness cannot be had even by pious activity in hundreds and thousands of lives. It can be obtained only by paying one price— that is intense greed to obtain it. If it is available somewhere, one must purchase it without delay.

Srila Rupa Gosvami Padyavali
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Even if one distributes ten million cows in charity during an eclipse of the sun, lives at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna for millions of years, or gives a mountain of gold in sacrifice to the brahmanas, he does not earn even one hundredth part of the merit derived from chanting Hare Krishna.

Srila Sanatana Gosvami Laghu-Bhagavatamrta

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Constant thought of the Lord is the antiseptic method for keeping oneself free from the infectious contamination of the material qualities.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.1.32, Purport

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------One who worships the Supreme Lord and His holy name with undivided faith, knowing Them to be identical, is considered an elevated, first class devotee, even if he does not understand the intricacies of his own spiritual identity.

Srila Jagadananda PanditaPrema Vivarta, Chapter 12
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fear arises when a living entity misidentifies himself as the material body because of absorption in the external, illusory energy of the Lord. When the living entity thus turns away from the Supreme Lord, he also forgets his own constitutional position as a servant of the Lord. This bewildering, fearful condition is effected by the potency for illusion, called maya. Therefore, an intelligent person should engage unflinchingly in the unalloyed devotional service of the Lord, under the guidance of a bonafide spiritual master, whom he should accept as his worshipable deity and as his very life and soul.

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.2.37Sri Kavi to King Nimi
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Lord, if one is favored by even a slight trace of the mercy of Your lotus feet, he can understand the greatness of Your personality. But those who speculate in order to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead are unable to know You, even though they continue to study the Vedas for many years.

Lord Brahma's prayers to Lord Krishna Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.29

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners, when you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge, you will be able to cross over the
ocean of miseries.

Bhagavad-gita 4.36

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