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One will suffer if he collects another’s energy for his own selfish purpose, but if he can utilize the energy of someone for the service of Krishna then there is no apprehension of being contaminated by that energy.
We should not imitate the Vaishnavas but rather we should follow. Not anukarana (imitation) but anusarana. Anusarana means to follow in the footsteps. We must understand the difference. Anusarana means sincerity and anukarana is only for pratistha
“So many troubles may come from outside to dissuade you from this path. Whatever little demand comes to be exacted from you, with a smiling face you have to accept that in consideration of your highest goal.”
“In regard to coming to a conclusion to this discussion, realization resulting from spiritual practice is the means of definitive knowing and O My Friend! encourages its readers to take up such practice.”
Visvanatha Cakravarti explains the aparadha of differentiating between Siva and Vishnu.
I see that everyone is going into the jaws of death, but still I cannot see. I don’t care to see. This is the peculiar position we hold now.
To become big is easy. “I am a big man, I have something to be proud of.” But to accept that we are nothing in the face of the Absolute, to accept this creed in its true color, is very difficult.
Our real enemies are within, not without.
“One of the distinguishing features of Sri Krishna is that when he kills demons they attain spiritual liberation (mukti), which is a characteristic that is unique among all appearances of the Godhead.”
Always place oneself under the guidance of a higher Vaishnava. At times this may not be a popular or easy thing to do, but it is certainly imperative for spiritual advancement.
The conclusion of Swami B. V. Tripurari’s commentary on Sri Gopala-tapani Upanisad.