Eligibility of Going back Home, back to Godhead

Going back Home, back to God is confirmed if you follow the five principles mentioned in the four essential verses of the Bhagavad Gita. Connecting everything to God ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavomattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartateiti matvā bhajante māṁbudhā bhāva-samanvitāḥ  I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts. (BG10.8) Everything proceeds from God and finally enters in God. Since all belongs to God, everything must be seen in connection to Him. This is the first and preliminary qualification of going back home, back to Godhead. Reading Scriptures in the Association of Devotees mac-cittā mad-gata-prāṇābodhayantaḥparasparamkathayantaś ca māṁ nityaṁtuṣyanti ca ramanti ca The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me. (BG10.9) It is one thing to know that everything is connected to God and it is quite another thing to know ‘How’ everything is connected to God. Only by reading the scriptures, in the association of devotees, can one begin to see what is the unique connection of each and everything in the world to God.  For example, Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita says I am the taste of water, or I am the heat and light of fire, or I am the cheating of the cheat, or I am the piety of the pious etc. Everything has a unique connection with God and it needs a scrutinizing study of the scriptures to know and understand that connection. Thus reading scriptures is the second qualification to go back home, back to Godhead. Doing Relentless Service teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁbhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love,(BG10.10) On properly understanding the unique relationship of everything in this world to God a devotee feels his/her duty to serve God.   Besides an obligation, a devotee feels a deep indebtedness for providing and maintaining the world just so that living entities can live peacefully and thus wish to serve one’s Lord relentlessly. Thus relentless service forms the third qualification to go back home, back to Godhead. Preaching dadāmi buddhi-yogaṁ taṁyena mām upayānti te I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.(BG10.10) To those who serve God relentlessly, He awards intelligence to serve Him. The devotee in turn empties one’s heart and teaches others how to serve God just as God inspired him/her. Preaching is therefore a natural consequence of a pure heart which wishes to share with everyone the graces it has received from God. Risking life for God teṣāmevānukampārthamaham ajñāna-jaṁ tamaḥnāśayāmy ātma-bhāva-sthojñāna-dīpenabhāsvatā To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.(BG 10.11) To those who preach, God personally takes care of them by eradicating the ignorance and doubts in the philosophy and the deep rooted attachments to oneself so that they can help others in a much better way and preach effectively and risk their very lives for God, without any fear, and thus become rightfully qualified to go back home, back to Godhead.  Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune, is the constant companion of Lord Vishnu; they remain together constantly. One cannot keep Lakshmi Read more The revealed scripture The revealed scriptures, like Manu-samhitha and similar others, are considered the standard books to be followed by human society. Thus, Read more Cry for lord Krishna One should learn how to cry for the Lord. One should learn this small technique, and he should be very Read more What is temple meaning Temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. Temple should not be a business. Temple means Read more Training like a wild animal To train a new man is like training a wild animal to be a pet. Just like the tiger is Read more

Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune

Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune, is the constant companion of Lord Vishnu; they remain together constantly. One cannot keep Lakshmi in one’s home without Lord Vishnu. To think that one can do so is very dangerous. To keep Lakshmi, or the riches of the Lord, without the service of the Lord is always dangerous, for then Lakshmi becomes the illusory energy. With Lord Vishnu, however, Lakshmi is the spiritual energy. Eligibility of Going back Home, back to Godhead Going back Home, back to God is confirmed if you follow the five principles mentioned in the four essential verses Read more The revealed scripture The revealed scriptures, like Manu-samhitha and similar others, are considered the standard books to be followed by human society. Thus, Read more Cry for lord Krishna One should learn how to cry for the Lord. One should learn this small technique, and he should be very Read more What is temple meaning Temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. Temple should not be a business. Temple means Read more Training like a wild animal To train a new man is like training a wild animal to be a pet. Just like the tiger is Read more

The revealed scripture

The revealed scriptures, like Manu-samhitha and similar others, are considered the standard books to be followed by human society. Thus, the leader’s teaching should be based on the principles of such standard saastras. One who desires to improve himself must follow the standard rules as they are practiced by great teachers. Eligibility of Going back Home, back to Godhead Going back Home, back to God is confirmed if you follow the five principles mentioned in the four essential verses Read more Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune, is the constant companion of Lord Vishnu; they remain together constantly. One cannot keep Lakshmi Read more Cry for lord Krishna One should learn how to cry for the Lord. One should learn this small technique, and he should be very Read more What is temple meaning Temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. Temple should not be a business. Temple means Read more Training like a wild animal To train a new man is like training a wild animal to be a pet. Just like the tiger is Read more

Cry for lord Krishna

One should learn how to cry for the Lord. One should learn this small technique, and he should be very eager and actually cry to become engaged in some particular type of service. This is called ‘laulyam’, and such tears are the price for the highest perfection. If one develops this ‘laulyam’, or excessive eagerness for meeting and serving the Lord in a particular way, that is the price to enter into the kingdom of God. Eligibility of Going back Home, back to Godhead Going back Home, back to God is confirmed if you follow the five principles mentioned in the four essential verses Read more Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune, is the constant companion of Lord Vishnu; they remain together constantly. One cannot keep Lakshmi Read more The revealed scripture The revealed scriptures, like Manu-samhitha and similar others, are considered the standard books to be followed by human society. Thus, Read more What is temple meaning Temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. Temple should not be a business. Temple means Read more Training like a wild animal To train a new man is like training a wild animal to be a pet. Just like the tiger is Read more

What is temple meaning

Temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. Temple should not be a business. Temple means spiritual educational shelter. People should come and learn what is spiritual life, what is God, what is my relationship with God. Eligibility of Going back Home, back to Godhead Going back Home, back to God is confirmed if you follow the five principles mentioned in the four essential verses Read more Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune, is the constant companion of Lord Vishnu; they remain together constantly. One cannot keep Lakshmi Read more The revealed scripture The revealed scriptures, like Manu-samhitha and similar others, are considered the standard books to be followed by human society. Thus, Read more Cry for lord Krishna One should learn how to cry for the Lord. One should learn this small technique, and he should be very Read more Training like a wild animal To train a new man is like training a wild animal to be a pet. Just like the tiger is Read more

Training like a wild animal

To train a new man is like training a wild animal to be a pet. Just like the tiger is trained in the circus and later on they are dancing to the tune of the master. So the point being stressed is training. A preacher should be traines to be always tolerant. Eligibility of Going back Home, back to Godhead Going back Home, back to God is confirmed if you follow the five principles mentioned in the four essential verses Read more Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune, is the constant companion of Lord Vishnu; they remain together constantly. One cannot keep Lakshmi Read more The revealed scripture The revealed scriptures, like Manu-samhitha and similar others, are considered the standard books to be followed by human society. Thus, Read more Cry for lord Krishna One should learn how to cry for the Lord. One should learn this small technique, and he should be very Read more What is temple meaning Temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. Temple should not be a business. Temple means Read more