San Jose, California — Monday, December 31st
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:
Even after he left this world, Srila Prabhupad still came back "to go near people who were lost in life, and teach them..."
Our guardians must sometimes be cruel to be kind. We receive their special mercy when they care enough to correct us.
In a recent darshan Srila Gurudeva said, "I am always with my disciples." How should we understand this?
Srila Sridhar Maharaj's answer to: "Does guru keep returning to this material world until all his disciples are liberated?
Why does Srila Sridhar Maharaj say 'chance contingency'? Is this redundant or deliberate? What is its significance, if any?
Reading many books on our own will not give us transcendental knowledge. We must read with the help of a Vaishnava mentor.
How have we become such "slaves to circumstances," forgetting the solemn promise that we made to ourselves and to our guru?
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.
1: If we really want service, we must tolerate many difficulties.
2: Our relationship with Gurudeva does not preclude others.
All the devotees surround the car taking Srila Gurudeva to the airport, as they sadly gather to wave goodbye... one last time.
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