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Continued from previous page... Sri Isopanishad instructs us not to make one-sided attempts to win the struggle for existence. Everyone is struggling hard for existence, but the laws of material nature are so hard and fast that they do not allow anyone to surpass them. In order to attain...
Continued from previous page... Thus the perfect disciple must be like Arjuna, and the spiritual master must be as good as the Lord Himself. This is the process of learning vidya (knowledge) from the dhira (the undisturbed). An adhira (one who has not undergone the training of a dhira) cannot...
Continued from previous page... Explained how the culture of nescience is the cause for today's chaotic condition across all sectors of society. In the modern society, even a boy thinks himself self-sufficient and pays no respect to elderly men. Due to the wrong type of education being imparted in our...
Continued from previous page... Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur explains that instead of culturing real knowledge, modern man is chasing advancement of material knowledge which makes him no better than an ass. (6) One should search out a bona fide spiritual master who can lead him gradually to the stage of spiritual...
Continued from previous page... Purports to Mantra 9 ends here with Srila Prabhupada explaining why those who are simply veda-vada-rata cannot understand the Absolute Truth. Mantra 10 discusses knowledge and nescience. Such people misguide others by misinterpreting the Vedic literature. Sometimes they even condemn the Puranas, which are authentic Vedic...
Continued from previous page... As far as vidya is concerned, the first mantra has explained very clearly that the Supreme Lord is the proprietor of everything and that forgetfulness of this fact is ignorance. The more a man forgets this fact of life, the more he is in darkness....
Continued from previous page... Srila Prabhupada explains why the Supreme Lord is described as antiseptic and prophylactic. Purports to Mantra 8 ends here. In Manra 9 discusses vidya and avidya. In Srimad-Bhagavatam (7.5.30-31) it is stated that those who are captivated by the temporary beauties of the external energy forget...
Continued from previous page...  Srila Prabhupada explains how the archa-vigraha, or a deity form of the Lord, is also an expansion of the Lord just like His other innumerable expansions. In the Brahma-samhita (5.1) there is a similar description of the Supreme Lord. He is described there as sac-chid-ananda-vigraha,...
Continued from previous page... Purports to Mantra 7 ends here with a note that godless civilization ends in lamentation. Mantra 8 starts with description of Lord's transcendental body. We are all meant to join Him and enjoy life with one transcendental interest and without any clash. That is the highest...
Continued from previous page... Srila Prabhupada clarifies what the Vedic scriptures mean when they talk about the spiritual souls' oneness with the Supreme Lord.   MANTRA 7 TRANSLATION. One who always sees all living entities as spiritual sparks, in quality one with the Lord, becomes a true knower of things. What, then,...

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