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Monday, February 21, 2011

What is Pleasing and What is Not

Today is the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada. We are so fortunate that Prabhupada out of his causeless mercy decided to come into this world to deliver us fallen souls. Below is an excerpt of his lecture on what is pleasing:

The difference of consideration between those on the path of what is pleasing and those on the path of gaining what is for their own benefit:

There are two kinds of paths - Sreyas, or the path what is truly beneficial and preyas, the path of what is pleasing. The topics of sreyas may often not be pleasing to the material ears like that the topics of preyas often are. The topics on preyas are always pleasing to the senses. In most cases the hearer thinks ---- let the speaker speak what I like and what is favourite to me. But those on the path of sreyas think ---- even if it is apparently distasteful to me, I will only hear about the impartial truth.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Vyasa Puja Offering --- The story of Upamanyu

Singing the kirtan "Gurudeva Krpa Bindu Diya....

The Aswini Kumaras blessing Upamanyu

The Aswini Kumaras trying to get Upamanyu to eat the "cake." Upamanyu did not do so without the permission of his Guru.

Upamanyu's Guru worried about Upamanyu not returning to the ashram

Upamanyu being chastised by his Guru

Upamanyu obediently following his Guru's orders

The children performing kirtan

Vyasa puja was celebrated with the presence of Sripad Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaj, Sripad Brajanath Prabhu, Srimati Vrinda didi and many wonderful devotees at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math, Malaysia.

The Kanu Youth Club Children first performed a kirtan followed by a play by the Kanu Youth Club. It was entitled "Upamanyu."

The story of Upamanyu strongly encapsulates the true meaning of surrender and that is the true and deep meaning of vyasa-puja.

May this insignificant soul realize all these truths one day.

O Gurudeva, I'm hungry for your mercy.


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