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Advancing in Bhakti: The Importance of Seva, Kirtana, and Reading Scriptures, Understanding Who Our Worshipful Lord Is


January 18, 2000
Srila Gurudeva 85%


  • You must study and remember all the slokas of Srimad Bhagavatam.
  • Serve and remember the pastimes in Radha-kunda, Syama-kunda, Giriraja Govardhana.
  • The meaning of the song: 'yasomati nandana'.
  • The meaning of song: 'vibhavari sesa'.
  • If you keep singing and remembering, you will never fall down.
  • If you want to develop your Krsna consciousness, you have to read the books of Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Narottama Thakura, Rupa Gosvami and others.
  • Worship Krsna, but not Krsna in general, worship Krsna who is Nandanandana, Yasodanandana
  • Explanation of Karma-misra-bhakti, aropa-siddha-bhakti, sanga-siddha-bhakti.
  • Krsna says to the gopis that He is not atmarama and aptakama because He always wishes to be with the gopis. He says His soul is Srimati Radhika. He says He is not akrtajna (ungrateful), and He is not gurudrohi, etc.
  • If you see or listen, greed will come. Try to realise these siddhantas and your life will be successful.