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Letters of Srila Prabhupada

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All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I hope you enjoy the following purports/letters of Srila Prabhupada
 
Damaghosa das
 
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Generally ever-liberated personalities live in the spiritual
world as associates of Lord Krsna, and they are known as
krsna-parisada, associates of the Lord
. Their only business is
enjoying Lord Krsna's company, and even though such eternally
liberated persons come within this material world to serve the Lord's
purpose,
they enjoy Lord Krsna's company without stoppage.

 

 

2) SB 3.25.24 P       The Glories of Devotional Service      27533/530501
Similarly, those who are sadhavah, or devotees engaged in Krsna

consciousness in the
transcendental service of the Lord, do not feel the contamination of
material miseries
,
whereas those who are not devotees in Krsna
consciousness actually feel the miseries of material existence
.

 

 

3) SB 1.13.55 P            Dhrtarastra Quits Home            11938/530501
   A pure devotee of the Lord does not live on any planet of the
material sky, nor does he feel any contact with material elements. His
so-called material body does not exist, being surcharged with the
spiritual current of the Lord's identical interest, and thus he is
permanently freed from all contaminations of the sum total of the
mahat-tattva. He is always in the spiritual sky, which he attains by
being transcendental to the sevenfold material covering by the effect
of his devotional service.

 

 

4) SB 3.4.31 P           Vidura Approaches Maitreya          19535/530501
   The specific qualification for becoming the representative of the
Lord is to be unaffected by the material modes of nature
. The highest

qualification of a person in the material world is to be a brahmana.
But since a brahmana is in the mode of goodness, to be a brahmana is
not sufficient for becoming a representative of the Lord
. One has to

transcend the mode of goodness also and be situated in unalloyed
goodness, unaffected by any of the qualities of material nature. This
stage of transcendental qualification is called suddha-sattva, or
vasudeva, and in this stage the science of God can be realized. As the
Lord is not affected by the modes of material nature, so a pure
devotee of the Lord is also not affected by the modes of nature
.
That
is the primary qualification for being one with the Lord. A person who
is able to attain this transcendental qualification is called
jivan-mukta, or liberated, even though he is apparently in material
conditions. This liberation is achieved by one who constantly engages
in the transcendental loving service of the Lord
.

 

 

5) SB 1.11.38        Lord Krsna' s Entrance into Dvaraka     11079/5305
   This is the divinity of the Personality of Godhead: He is not
affected by the qualities of material nature, even though He is in
contact with them. Similarly, the devotees who have taken shelter of
the Lord do not become influenced by the material qualities
.

 

 
6) SB 1.6.29 P    Conversation Between Narada and Vyasadeva   8833/530501

   Narada is known as the son of Brahma, as Lord Krsna is known as the
son of Vasudeva. The Personality of Godhead and His liberated devotees
like Narada appear in the material world by the same process
. As it is

said in the Bhagavad-gita, the birth and activities of the Lord are
all transcendental. Therefore, according to authorized opinion, the
birth of Narada as the son of Brahma is also a transcendental pastime.
His appearance and disappearance are practically on the same level as
that of the Lord. The Lord and His devotees are therefore
simultaneously one and different as spiritual entities. They belong to
the same category of transcendence.

 

 

7) SB 7.1.35 P      The Supreme Lord Is Equal to Everyone    58339/530501
The Lord comes to this
material world through the agency of His internal potency, and
similarly, when a devotee or associate of the Lord descends to this
material world, he does so through the action of the spiritual energy.
Any pastime conducted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead is an
arrangement by yogamaya, not mahamaya.

 

 

8) SB 1.13.55 P            Dhrtarastra Quits Home            11938/530501
   A pure devotee of the Lord does not live on any planet of the
material sky, nor does he feel any contact with material elements
. His
so-called material body does not exist, being surcharged with the
spiritual current of the Lord's identical interest, and thus he is
permanently freed from all contaminations of the sum total of the
mahat-tattva
. He is always in the spiritual sky, which he attains by

being transcendental to the sevenfold material covering by the effect
of his devotional service.

 

 

9) 70-06-21.Tam             Letter: Tamala Krsna            277671/530501
   A Spiritual Master is always liberated. In any condition of His
life He should not be mistaken as ordinary human being.
This position

of a Spiritual Master is achieved by three processes. One is called
sadhana siddha. That means one who is liberated by executing the
regulative principle of devotional service. Another is krpa siddha,
one who is liberated by the mercy of Krsna or His devotee. And another
isnitya siddha who is never forgetful of Krsna throughout his whole
life
. These are the three features of the perfection of life.


   So far Narada Muni is concerned, in His previous life He was a
maidservant's son, but by the mercy of the devotees He later on became
siddha and next life
He appeared as Narada with complete freedom to

move anywhere by the grace of the Lord. So even though He was in his
previous life a maidservant's son there was no impediment in the
achievement of His perfect spiritual life. Similarly any living entity
who is conditioned can achieve the perfectional stage of life by the
above mentioned processes and the vivid example is Narada Muni.
   So I do not know why you have asked about my previous life. Whether
I was subjected to the laws of material nature? So, even though
accepting that I was subjected to the laws of material nature, does it
hamper in my becoming Spiritual Master? What is your opinion? From the

life of Narada Muni it is distinct that although He was a conditioned
soul in His previous life, there was no impediment of His becoming the
Spiritual Master. This law is applicable not only to the Spiritual
Master, but to every living entity.


      So far I am concerned, I cannot say what I was in my previous life,
but one great astrologer calculated that I was previously a physician
and my life was sinless.. Although I had immense opportunities
to indulge in the four principles of sinful life because I was
connected with a very aristocratic family, Krsna always saved me, and
throughout my whole life I do not know what is illicit sex,
intoxication, meat-eating or gambling. So far my present life is
concerned, I do not remember any part of my life when I was forgetful
of Krsna.

 

 

10) NoI 6                                                    176309/530501↑
Such neophytes, unable to appreciate the exalted service of the      
advanced devotee, try to bring the maha-bhagavata to their platform

We experience such difficulty in propagating this Krsna consciousness
all over the world
. Unfortunately we are surrounded by neophyte      
Godbrothers who do not appreciate the extraordinary activities of    
spreading Krsna consciousness all over the world. They simply try to 
bring us to their platform
,
and they try to criticize us in every    

respect. We very much regret their naive activities and poor fund of 
knowledge.An empowered person who is actually engaged in the        
confidential service of the Lord should not be treated as an ordinary
human being, for it is stated that unless one is empowered by Krsna, 
one cannot spread the Krsna consciousness movement all over the world
.

Compiled by Damaghosa das

 

 

 


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