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Jan@VEDA's blog

Prabhupada's non-profit economics

Prabhupada: Well, there was some income tax office pleader. So I have given
the idea that "The fifty percent, that is promotion expenditure." So he
accept..., "Yes, it can be done." Where is the profit? Whatever is profit is
promotion expenditure. We give to ISKCON commission, or some way or other,
it is spent. So he admitted, "Yes, it can be done." And last night I was
suggesting, "For promotion spend." Even if we open a temple, that is
promotion.
Jagadisa: Profit means that people are putting money in their pocket and
enjoying. And we don't.

Sri Sri Radha-Krishna become Ganga

"Once, on the full moon of Karttika, a festival honoring Srimati Radharani was being nicely celebrated. Shri Krishna was worshiping Radharani in His rasa-mandala in Goloka, when many other exalted personalities, including the four Kumaras, demigods, demigodesses, sages, saints and others arrived to also worship the beloved of Lord Krishna. They presented her various precious gifts. Lord Shiva began singing songs like nectar for the pleasure of Lord Krishna. All the demigods fell unconscious. Upon regaining their consciousness, they saw that the entire rasa-mandala was flooded with water

Radha-Damodara Karttika lila

atha sri-radha-damodara-puja-vidhih
padme tatraiva
tatah priyatama vishno
radhika gopikasu ca
karttike pujaniya ca
sri-damodara-sannidhau

The Way to Worship Sri Sri Radha-Damodara
In the Padma Purana it is said: "Because She is the gopi most dear to Lord
Vishnu, Sri Radha should be worshiped along with Lord Damodara during the
month of Karttika. (HBV 16.195)

sanketavasare cyute pranayatah samsaj jaya radhaya
prarabhya bhrukuti hiranya-rasana damna nibaddhodaram
kartikyam janani-krtotsava-vare prastavana purvakam
catani prathayantam atma-pulakam dhyayema damodaram

SB 1.5.33 - the principle of vaccination and homeopathy

Amayo yaz ca bhUtAnAMˆ
jAyate yena suvrata
tad eva hy Amaya dravyaM
na punAti cikitsitam

O good soul, does not a thing, applied therapeutically, cure a disease which was caused by that very same thing?

Sri Jiva Gosvami pranama from Sadhana Dipika

sri-rupa carana-dvandva
raginam vrajavasinam
sri-jivam satatam vande
mandesvananda dayinam

sri-rupa - Srila Rupa Gosvami; carana-dvandva - the two lotus feet; raginam - strongly attached; vraja vasinam - the topmost resident of Vrindavan; sri-jivam - Srila Jiva Gosvami; satatam - constantly; vande - I offer my obeisances; mandesu - dull headed and lazy people; ananda - bliss; dayinam - the bestower

an anti-anxiety verse

yad bhAvi tad bhavaty eva yad abhAvyaM na tad bhavet
iti nizcita buddhInAM na cintA bAdhate kvacit

What is destined to happen does definitely happen. What is not to
occur shall never occur. Intelligent people who come to this decision
are not worried by any anxiety. (NArada PurANa 1.37.47)

Buddha uvaca, cf BG 2.21-22

The ego [primarily] pure has been defiled on account of the external passions since the beginningless past, (359) and what has been added from outside is like a [soiled] garment to be washed off. As when a garment is cleansed of its dirt, or when gold is removed from its impurities, they are not destroyed but remain as they are; so is the ego freed from its defilements. (Lankavatara-sutra, Sagathakam 755-756, D.T. Suzuki, London 1932)

ajnana-timirandhasya ref.

Guru Gita from Skanda Purana, verse 34
Gautamiya tantra 7.10-11

VCT, BRSB 1.1.1 ZrI Bindu-vikAzinI-vRtti: AnyAbhilASitA-zUnyam

How should the cultivation of activities favorable to KRSNa be
undertaken? One should act only in such a way that bhakti may be
augmented, giving up laukika-abhilASA (worldly desires),
pAralaukika-abhilASA (other worldly pursuits such as elevation to the
heavenly planets and acquisition of mystic perfections in yoga), and any
other kind of aspiration. This same idea has been expressed in
ZrImad-BhAgavatam: bhaktyA saJjAtayA bhaktyA (S.B. 11.3.31)—bhakti is
produced only by bhakti. According to this statement, bhakti (zravaNa,

vasudhaiva kutumbakam verse with ref.

This is a very popular verse. It's a bit similar to BG 6.9.
SP discusses it in 770424me.bom.

ayam bandhuH ayam neti jJAna laghu cetasAm
udAra caritAnAm tu vasudhaiva kutumbakam

"This is a friend but that one is not," says a simple-minded person. To
a broad-minded person the whole world is a family. (MahA UpaniSad 6.72)

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