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    Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies

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  • *Are they are real?Are they all same?Whom should I follow?

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  • *Every soul is not at the same levelInterest in Spirituality comes only when one has accumulated sukrti

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  • *Only a very small fraction of the souls are trapped inside material worlds due to their desire to enjoy away from Krsna

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  • *Five Simple Questions Is liberation possible without a Guru? Do all saints have guru? Is attaining Krsna possible without guru? Why do I need a guru? Why does one refuse to take a guru?

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  • *1. Is Liberation possible without a Guru?What is termed as Liberation ?

    Attaining Brahman?Attaining any of 5 kinds of mukti?

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  • *Baddha Jiva &Mukta Jiva

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  • *Five Kinds of LiberationSayujya - Become one with Lord Brahma Sayujya (Jnani)Ishvara Sayujya (Yogi)Salokya - Live with Lord on same planet Sarupya - To have the same form as LordSarshti - To enjoy same opulences as LordSamipya - To live as companion of the Lord

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  • *Brahma aga-knti tra, Nirviesa prakeSrya yena carma-cakse, Jyotir maya bhse

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  • *Is fifth grade teacher teaches samething as a college teacher?Unlimited destinations in Spiritual WorldDifferent Gurus coming from different planes of the Spiritual world..Souls choose the guru as per their Svarupa and level of consciousnessAre all Gurus same!

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  • *Lower levels of consciousnessMinute SpeciesInsectsBirdsBeasts (Animals)Human

    Human beings are given with Nara sastras.

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  • *Higher levels of consciousnessGandarvasVidyadharasCaranasKimpurushasAngelsDemi-gods

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  • *rudrdity vasavo ye ca sdhyvive 'vinau maruta cosmap cagandharva-yakssura-siddha-saghvksante tvm vismit caiva sarve - B.G 11.22All the various manifestations of Lord iva, the dityas, the Vasus, the Sdhyas, the Vivedevas, the two Avs, the Maruts, the forefathers, the Gandharvas, the Yaksas, the Asuras and the perfected demigods are beholding You in wonder.So many levels of Consciousness!

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  • *How many of you remember the Chile mining disaster in 2010?(33 miners, 700 meters below for 17+ days)

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  • *Baddha jivas are the fallen souls.Krishna arranges to send His devotees to come down to save us..

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  • *Who is a fallen soul?Anyone who is not able to chant the holy names of the Lord at least 64 rounds a day (1 lakh names), he is clearly fallen Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami

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  • *What does Chanting do?

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  • *2. Do all saints have guru?

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  • *Many may not know about Guru Nanak of Sikhs

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  • *Painting of Guru Nanak at Jagannath Puri, OrissaSrinivasaye Viswambhara Kirtan madyare vihar Nanak Saranga ye dui Rupa Sanatana duibhai Jagai Madhai ekatra Kirtan Karanti Nritya

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  • *Lord Caitanya asked Guru Nanak to protect the Sanatan Dharma like warriors. But they now become soldiers to protect the land.

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  • *Kabirs InitiationKabir was a MuslimWho wanted to have a GuruHe knew a Guru holds the keySo he went to Ramananda

    Ramananda was a Hindu.Who refused many timesFor initiating a Muslim.So Kabir devised a plan.He dug a hole on a nightAnd hid covered with grassOn the path to the riverWhere Ramananda comes

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  • *Ramananda stepped on Kabir,And yelled the mantra, Ram Ram,Kabir jumped up and bowed to himAnd took the mantra home.

    He held the mantra in his heartRepeated without a stop,Through that blessed mantraKabir saw the Lord.Kabir sank in ecstasySpoke and composed songsWhen asked about his GuruHe said it was Ramananda.

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  • *News went to RamanandaWho was well known by nameI do not know this person.His words spoil my name.

    He ordered the public,To dispute the claim.Kabir was brought to the crowdAnd put in front of every one!

    Ramananda asked in angerTell us who is your Guru?It's you! kabir bowed.You gave me the mantra

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  • *..You refused many times.So I dug a hole in your path.You stepped on me where I was And yelled me the mantra

    Ramananda took off his slipper,Exclaiming, What lies you've said!'And in anger said,Ram Ram,As his slipper hit Kabir's head !"Ah, spoke Kabir smiling,"Perhaps my words were lies,Now you have given me initiationIn front of all these people!

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  • *Ramanandas heart softened.Your words are true Kabir!The Lord has honored you.My blessings now you have

    Even Lord takes up guruBut you do not need a guru!Because you know better than Lord,As you drown in the well hard !

    Find a master who stirs your heart,Who's found him as Lords part.The mantra he gives you for sureWill set your heart on fire !

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  • Two divisions of Sastras and worship..Paramrtha higher transcendental literatures based on Sruti (which is revealed)

    Smrta literatures based on Smrti (which is remembered)[Smrti is secondary to Sruti]

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  • *Once Kabir came to know about a new Ram temple opening in South India..He collected special waters from the Tirthas, and went..But what happened?

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  • *3. Is attaining Krishna possible without a guru?Look at Brahma!

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  • *How shoud one approach Krishna ?Prathaman tu gurum pjymTata caiva mamrcanamKurvan siddhim avpnoti hyAnyath nisphalam bhavet (Hari Bhakti Vilasa 4.344) Lord Krsna says,One must always worship ones guru first and only then worship Me. When one follows this gets perfection, but if one neglects this process, everything will be fruitless (or useless).

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  • *Samsra-dvnala-ldha-lokaTraya kruya ghanghanatvamPrptasya kalya guravasyaVande guroh sri cararavindam (01) Just as a rain cloud extinguishes a blazing forest fire by showering its rain, Sri Gurudeva, by his rain of divine mercy, delivers the people burning in the fire of material existence, suffering the threefold miseries. I offer prayers unto the lotus feet of Sri Gurudeva, who is an ocean of auspicious qualities.

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  • *Kib vipra, kib nys, Sdra kene nayaYei kra-tattva-vett, Sei guru haya (C.C. Madhya 8.128)Whether one is a brahmana, a sannyasi or a sudra -- regardless of what he is -- he can become a spiritual master if he knows the science of Krsna."Who can be a guru?

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  • *According to Padma Purana, Four sampradayas are authorized for the age to attain Lord Krishna, or Lord Vishnu, or Lord Narayana

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  • *4. Do I need a Guru?

    School Cary, Morrisville move there!Kinderkarten? Come on, Lets get montisery!Tennis Do you know any good teacher?Music I need a teacher from authentic parampara!Medical problem I need a 2nd opinion

    For Spiritual help I can do it by myself!

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  • *Even God takes up Guru..

    Question: Who is the guru of Lord Krishna?

    Sandipani?Garga Muni..

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  • *Fully Obeying and surrendering to Guru is the only way to get his blessing and mercy

    Krishna went out even to collect fire wood for his guru.

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  • * [When a lotus flower is situated in water, the rays of the sun cause it to blossom. The same sun, however, will wither a lotus which is not situated in water. In this example, the disciple is compared to the lotus, Sri Guru to water, and the Supreme Lord to the sun]naryao pi vikrtim yti guroh pracyu-tasya durbuddhehkamalam jald apetamsoayati ravir na poayati ..(Jaladakhyana Samhita)#02

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  • *5. Why does one refuse to take a guru? Ego Lack of Sukrti Bad Association

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  • *If you pray to Krishna, He will give you a Guru..

    If you have a Guru, he will give you KrishnaGuru is a special mercy of Krishna

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  • *Gurudeva! Krp bindu diy, koro ei dse, Trnpeks ati hna

    Sakala sahane, bala diy koro, Nija-mne sprh-hna

    Sakale sammna, korite akati, Deho ntha! Yath yatha

    Tabe to giba, harinma sukhe, Apardha habe hata

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  • *Gurudeva! Krp bindu diy, koro ei dse, Trnpeks ati hna

    Kabe heno krp, labhiy e jana, Krtrtha hoibe ntha!

    akti-buddhi-hna, mi ati dna, Koro more tma-stha

    Yogyat-vicre, kichu nhi pi, Tomra karun sra

    Karun n hoile, k(n)d