The Devotee Archive

Teaching to the Right People

”You should not teach these instructions of Mine to those who are hypocritical, atheistic, fraudulent, will not listen faithfully, are not devotional, or are not humble.” naitat tvaya dambhikaya nastikaya sathaya ca asusrusor abhaktaya durvinitaya diyatam PURPORT by Sri Krsna Balaram Swamiji It is the duty of the followers of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to somehow

Reincarnation

”(Lord Sri Krsna asked) You look very pleasing having such a shining wonderful looking body that looks like a demigod’s body. Who are you? How did you obtain this body and who forced you to take such an abominable low birth?” ko bhavan paraya laksmya rocate ‘dbhuta darsanah katham jugu psitam etam gatim va prapito

His Dealings Are Beneficial

”He then came near the Lord and stood before Him with his glittering transcendental body, wearing golden ornaments and bowing his head. Then Lord Sri Krsna, the master of the senses, asked him the following.” tam aprcchadd hrsikesah pranatam samupasthitam dipyamanena vapusa purusam hema-malinam PURPORT by Sri Krsna Balaram Swamiji As soon as the python’s

Inconceivable Mercy

“O Lord, the potency of the dust of Your lotus feet is so great that every embodied soul wandering in the cycle of birth and death needs it. He either endeavors to obtain this dust or receives it through Your direct blessings. How surprising it is that this dust, which is not even available to

The Carrier of Pride

“Poverty-stricken people are free from pride; therefore, a poor person does not have any arrogance. Whatever misery he experiences by the will of providence become his genuine austerity for elevation.” daridro niraham-stambho muktah sarva-madair iha krcchram yadrc-chaya”pnoti tad dhi tasya param tapah PURPORT by Sri Krsna Balaram Swamiji Austerity is the only way to become purified,