beauty

You will never find beauty if you search for it externally. Beauty exists within our consciousness. When we understand this then everything around us will become auspicious and beautiful to us through the love and affection we hold in our hearts.

Krishna consciousness

When Krishna consciousness is revealed in our hearts, our devotional feelings and activity will increase, we will feel the joy and happiness of a connection with Krishna in our hearts, and we will experience detachment from mundane attractions, the end of our hunger for material things.

spiritual property

Whatever spiritual wealth you have, that is your property. And whatever spiritual wealth I have, that is my property. If I want to increase my spiritual property then I will have to look to you and find what more you have than I. In this way the tendency to associate with and learn from others will grow within us through the quality of humility. This is the best process to get association.

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transcendental knowledge

If we are a proper practitioner then transcendental feelings must come into our heart. When transcendental knowledge reveals itself in our heart, our vision of the environment automatically changes and we see that what appears to be mundane can actually expand into something spiritual.

conditioned jīva-souls

If the conditioned jīva-souls can wake up to their real identity as souls they will automatically understand everything and see that all of their suffering is only part of Māyā’s illusion.

mercy from Gurudev

If anyone receives mercy from Gurudev, they will never feel it to be insufficient. Yet, they will also feel that Gurudev’s mercy is unlimitedly attractive and infinite. So the more they taste it, the more they will desire to taste more of it. Because their hankering becomes greater and greater in that way, they feel, “I am empty. I have not received anything.” The feeling of the devotee is, “Tad dūre tad v antike: it is so far, and it is so near.

transcendental vision

If we are a proper practitioner then transcendental feelings must come into our heart. When transcendental knowledge reveals itself in our heart, our vision of the environment automatically changes and we see that what appears to be mundane can actually expand into something spiritual. Our children become spiritual children, and the flowers in our garden become spiritual flowers; everything and everyone we see becomes transcendental when we see them related with the Lord.

lotus feet of Gurudev

The lotus feet of Gurudev are the one and only abode of pure devotion. We must always be serious in our practice of spiritual life and serious about the glorification of the lotus feet of Gurudev. We do not actually know properly the position and glory of our Gurudev’s lotus feet, so we must always be careful in glorifying Gurudev (vando muñi sāvadhāna mate).

different ecstatic feelings

So many different ecstatic feelings all merge together within Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The jīva-souls feel unlimited happiness through that. It is inconceivable but still it comes to them, and the process is a very sweet process. Śānta, dāsya, sakhya, vātsalya, and madhura rasas are the five kinds of relationships with Kṛṣṇa. All are ecstatic; all are filled with loveliness, happiness, sweetness, beauty, and everything.

relationships with Lord

When the Lord has the youthful form of a son, then all relationships are possible with Him. He can have a father, a mother, brothers, servants, friends, and girlfriends; He can have everything. As a son, Kṛṣṇa can be served from every corner in all different types of loving, affectionate relationships (rasas), and He can give ecstasy and joy to the heart of everyone. That is full-fledged theism, and only in such a conception is all beauty, charm, and ecstasy beautifully playing. Kṛṣṇa is the most beautiful and extremely merciful. So much charm, love, and harmony are existing within the ecstatic Lord of the Kṛṣṇa conception.