Thought for the day! – By shri SDA

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Sunday 20 April 2008

 

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada

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Video Clip of Sankarshan Das Adhikari
on Radio Transilvania in Romania
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Today’s Thought:  Introducing the Public to Basic Principles of Reality
uploaded from Oradea, Romania


The devotees in Oradea, Romania rented a large hall and advertised a Krishna consciousness program to the general public.  When I arrived to give my lecture on this topmost of all self-realization systems I was delighted to see the hall packed so full of people that some members of the audience had to stand or sit on the floor.  After a kirtan that was wonderfully super-charged by the participation an enlivened assembly of Romanian and Hungarian devotees, I spoke for one hour to the interested audience explaining the basic principles of reality.  Many sincere, intelligent questions were asked, and I got some challenges as well, which as usual were easily defeated by the powerful light of transcendental knowledge as revealed by Lord Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita.

 

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Public Hall Lecture
in Oradea, Romania–18 April 2008


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  Around-the-World Lecture Tour
for Saving the World from Chaos
 
 
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  Sankarshan Das Adhikari is currently on a world lecture tour to encourage people all over the world to reawaken their dormant Krishna consciousness and thus become eternally liberated from all forms of illusion and anxiety.  There is no welfare work more important that this.  Kindly contribute something right now to help this most important of all missions to be successful.

 

 

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20 April Timisoara, Romania
21-22 April Helsinki, Finland
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28 April-4 May Riga, Latvia
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6-8 May Kaunas, Lithuania
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27-28 May New Govardhan, Australia
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4-10 June Sydney, Australia
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13 June Sydney, Australia
14-16 June Christchurch, New Zealand
17-19 June Auckland, New Zealand
20-23 June Suva, Fiji
24-30 June Lima, Peru
1-6 July Atlanta, Georgia
7 July-14 September Austin, Texas
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Answers According to the Vedic Version:


Question:  How to Conquer Smoking?

I read the Bhagavad-gita every day, and I also regularly recite the Hare Krishna mahamantra.  Yet I am still addicted to smoking, which I very much want to to quit.  Despite my efforts, I am unable to quit.  Please guide me how I can come out of this disease.

Hare Krishna,

A.S.K. Prakash
 


Answer:  Implement the Higher Taste Principle

The key to giving up your smoking habit is to understand and to practically implement the principle of higher taste.  This principle is described by Lord Sri Krishna in the Bhagavd-gita as follows:

viṣayā vinivartante
nirāhārasya dehinaḥ
rasavarjaḿ raso ‘py asya
paraḿ dṛṣṭvā nivartate

“The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.” —Bhagavad-gita 2.59

The more you increase your chanting, the less time you will have for smoking.  Plus the more you increase your chanting, it will become sweeter and sweeter until you are deriving so much taste from it that you wouldn’t even dream of going back to the disgusting, degrading taste of cigarettes.

Our initiated disciples vow to chant at least 16 rounds a day of the Hare Krishna mahamantra on japa mala beads.  This comes out to at a minimum of 1,728 repetitions of the Hare Krishna mantra every day.   So kindly increase your chanting more and more and your cigarette smoking will naturally fade away into oblivion.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
 


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About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

One response »

  1. Dear Mother and SDA,

    Pranam.
    We are with you and your Thoughts.
    As gurumaharaj as lived and pritched keep going around the globe -Mother Earth and Vasudha to nurture the needy and liberate with the mahamantra,
    Harekrishna Hare krishna,
    krishna Krishna hare hare.
    Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare.

    Dhavalrajgeera
    ‘Tulsidal’

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