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To Refute Misconceptions is Guru-sevā

To Refute Misconceptions is Guru-sevā

Excerpt from the newly-published book A True Servant, A True Master, a collection of letters from Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja, 28/3/1977 (Letter 41) If one does not have knowledge of tattva-siddhānta, advancement in bhajana is not...

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Upamanyu – The Ideal Guru-sevaka

Upamanyu – The Ideal Guru-sevaka

The disciple who follows his guru’s orders and teachings, rather than imitating his actions and practices, will never be deprived of his guru’s mercy. Rather than taking the Āṣvinī Kumāra’s advice to imitate the actions of his guru, Upamanyu followed his guru’s order. He refused to eat the healing cake without his guru’spermission.

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To Refute Misconceptions is Guru-sevā

Associating with Sādhus

Those who have direct darśana often risk a misunderstanding. The proverb “Too much familiarity breeds contempt” is proof of that. Though proximity to śrī guru and Vaiṣṇavas has not been forbidden because of this, the statement “vando muĩ...

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The Nature of True Devotees 

The Nature of True Devotees 

The devotees are ever engaged in the service of God. No tendency towards anything else, no other thought or deed besides that service, finds any opportunity to cast its shadow over the souls of those bhakti-yogīs, who are incessantly communing with God and are entirely dedicated to Him.

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