The disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur
Q: Sometimes when we do something on a regular basis in our everyday practice we get used to it, it becomes our daily routine and the depth of awareness starts varying. On what does it depend? – No one can be Krishna conscious for you. – Personal interest, individual hunger. – Athletes: life dictated by a pursuit; disciplined to stay in a proper condition. – In all field of life: dedication to a particular end., repetitive things to achieve perfection. – Krishna-bhakti: when the Infinite is genuinely attracted to the finite. – Ashram is a seedling for the creeper of devotion. – Why do people do yoga? – Revelation leaves hankering. – Avoid step-and-repeat process. – Separation makes the heart grow fonder. - Krishna consciousness is realized in the search for Sri Krishna. – About the time well spent. - A cure for material existence. – Level of commitment. – We are our own obstacles. – Kaliya gets lotus feet of Krishna on his heads. - Sacrifice of Sri Lakshmi Devi. – Risks in spiritual life. – A fit receiver puts all his faith in Guru and Vaishnav and in his mind. – Abhiram Thakur is Sridam in Krishna-lila. – Shivananda Sen takes 200 mahabhagavatas to Puri. – Jay Mangal – a whip that gives Krishna-prem. – Spiritual knowledge takes you out of your comfort zone. - A complete transition from an exploiting unit to a dedicating unit. – A process to achieve what is innate. – Seeing by hearing and reconceiving what is before you. – Constant vigilance and avoiding complacency. - Srila Swami Maharaja’s source of vitality: Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. – You become enlivened through superior association.