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Wrapping up

No new iMonk blogs, so on this last day, we end with a wrap-up of the Top Ten most-viewed blogs for the last month of this year:

Srila Prabhupad's compassion

Even after he left this world, Srila Prabhupad still came back "to go near people who were lost in life, and teach them..."

—Originally published on November 14th, 2007
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

Srila Guru Maharaj's mercy

Our guardians must sometimes be cruel to be kind. We receive their special mercy when they care enough to correct us.

—Originally published on November 3rd, 2007
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

Who is guru?

In a recent darshan Srila Gurudeva said, "I am always with my disciples." How should we understand this?

—Originally published on December 6th, 2006
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

The eye to see guru

Srila Sridhar Maharaj's answer to: "Does guru keep returning to this material world until all his disciples are liberated?

—Originally published on December 31st, 2006
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

A chance contingency

Why does Srila Sridhar Maharaj say 'chance contingency'? Is this redundant or deliberate? What is its significance, if any?

—Originally published on January 21st, 2007
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

Real reading

Reading many books on our own will not give us transcendental knowledge. We must read with the help of a Vaishnava mentor.

—Originally published on January 30th, 2007
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

Forgotten promises

How have we become such "slaves to circumstances," forgetting the solemn promise that we made to ourselves and to our guru?

—Originally published on August 21st, 2004
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish | Spanish | German

A touch of grace

Srila Gurudeva is Krishna's prasadam to us and it is only by the grace of that prasadam (Gurudeva) that we get Krishna's grace.

—Originally published on May 29th, 2006
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish | Spanish | Italian

Humility, tolerance, respect | Grace is not exclusive

1: If we really want service, we must tolerate many difficulties.
2: Our relationship with Gurudeva does not preclude others.

—Originally published on July 8th/11th, 2004
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

One last time

All the devotees surround the car taking Srila Gurudeva to the airport, as they sadly gather to wave goodbye... one last time.

—Originally published on Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
—Translated into: Russian | Turkish

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