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Secrets of Success – and Failure – in Devotional Service

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

with HH Giriraj Swami

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tṛṇād api su-nīcena
taror iva sahiṣṇunā
amāninā māna-dena
kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ

“One who thinks himself lower than grass, who is more tolerant than a tree, and who does not expect personal honor but is always prepared to give respect to others can very easily always chant the holy name of the Lord.” (Siksastakam 3)

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, the spiritual master of our Srila Prabhuada, said to his disciples in his last days on the planet that one’s advancement in devotional life is measured by how closely and strictly we imbibe the principles of this verse in our lives.

In spiritual life, there are a few key secrets, such as this one, which if adhered to can propel us forward. There is no limit to the advancement we can make in Krishna consciousness. But ultimately the rate of advancement in spiritual life depends on the attitude of the follower, as Srila Prabhupada explains in the Preface to the Nectar of Instruction. Thus we have to continuously improve ourselves, looking to imbibe the ingredients for success in our endeavours.

Relatedly, it is important to be aware of potential pitfalls in spiritual life, so that one may take necessary steps to avoid them.

Please come and hear from Maharaj as he shares with us some of the deepest insights and realisations after over 40 years of dedicated practice.

Course Date: Saturday 14th March 2015
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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There are only a few places remaining, so please sign-up now in order to avoid disappointment.

For more information on this course, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539 314457.

Upcoming classes by Swamis

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Giriraj Swami has been a sannyasi since 1977. In 1982 he was appointed to ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission. He has also taught at the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education and continues to lecture and to give presentations at retreats and workshops around the world.

Chandramauli Swami accepted the sannyasa order in 1986. In the early 1990’s he became involved with the ISKCON Prison Ministries in America. In 1995 he began serving as the resident sannyasi in Chicago, where he is based today. He also preaches in America, India and Europe.

Bhakti Rasamrita Swami was awarded the order of sannyasa in 2010. Presently he is temple president of ISKCON Belgaum centre, India, and tours to preach at ISKCON centres around the world.

 All classes in Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Temple Room:

Morning Class