Humble Hearing

While contemplating this prayer by Lord Brahmā, the sādhaka can imbibe an amrita of intellectual humility conducive to ever-fresh wonder through continual absorption in the unending revelation available through excellent sadhu sanga.  Lord Brahmā said: jānanta eva jānantu kiṁ bahūktyā na me prabhu manaso vapuṣo vāco vaibhavaṁ tava go-caraḥ “There...

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Maintaining Devotion during Unsteady Practice: Conclusion

By highlighting the mentalities of unsteady devotional practice in his Madhurya Kadambini, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura has provided great assistance to the devotional neophyte. Direct experience or observance of the six specific stages, and other lingering materialistic mentalities and emotions not mentioned, that arises during initial devotional practice affords a...

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