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Although the brāhmaṇa belonged to the Sanoḍiyā community, Śrīla Mādhavendra Purī had seen that he behaved like a Vaiṣṇava and had therefore accepted him as his disciple. The food he had cooked had also been accepted by Mādhavendra Purī.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, madhya 17.180


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A candidate for spiritual advancement must be nonviolent, must follow in the footsteps of great ācāryas, must always remember the nectar of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, must follow the regulative principles without material desire and, while following the regulative principles, should not blaspheme others. A devotee should lead a very simple life and not be disturbed by the duality of opposing elements. He should learn to tolerate them.
Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 4 22.24


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Bhagavad Gita As It Is: Transcendental Knowledge

March 1st, 2013 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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There is no work that affects Me; nor do I aspire for the fruits of action. One who understands this truth about Me also does not become entangled in the fruitive reactions of work.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is 4.14


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Within the womb of Devakī is My partial plenary expansion known as Sańkarṣaṇa or Śeṣa. Without difficulty, transfer Him into the womb of Rohiṇī.
Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 10 2.8


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Mahārāja Pṛthu, who was celebrated as very powerful, immediately took up his bow and arrows and prepared to kill Indra himself, because Indra had introduced such irregular sannyāsa orders.
Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 4 19.26


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Bhagavad Gita As It Is: Contents of the Gita Summarized

June 7th, 2012 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Thus far I have described this knowledge to you through analytical study. Now listen as I explain it in terms of working without fruitive results. O son of Pṛthā, when you act in such knowledge you can free yourself from the bondage of works.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is 2.39


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Bhagavad Gita As It Is: Contents of the Gita Summarized

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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O Pārtha, happy are the kṣatriyas to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought, opening for them the doors of the heavenly planets.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is 2.32


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Who could list the innumerable transcendental qualities of Prahlāda Mahārāja? He had unflinching faith in Vāsudeva, Lord Kṛṣṇa [the son of Vasudeva], and unalloyed devotion to Him. His attachment to Lord Kṛṣṇa was natural because of his previous devotional service. Although his good qualities cannot be enumerated, they prove that he was a great soul [mahātmā].
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 7 4.36


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