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The Mind Of One Who Has Taken Shelter Of The Holy Name Is Undisturbed

by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

“In this world, it is essential to maintain our life. Without this, we can’t do our bhajana. But don’t be worried about this.”

In glorification of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura June 1, 2002

Y our maintenance will come automatically, according to your previous activities. If something comes, that is okay, and if something that you have collected is lost, still you should not worry. Suppose you have deposited many thousands of dollars in a bank, but somehow your business failed and your money was lost. Don’t worry about that.

You cannot achieve krsna-prema, or anything else, by money. You cannot eat your bank money. You can only eat two capatis or two slices of bread – nothing more.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura quotes in his Bhajana Rahasya:

alabdhe vā vinaṣṭe vā
    bhakṣyācchādana-sādhane
aviklava-matir bhūtvā
    harim eva dhiyā smaret

“The mind of one who has taken shelter of the holy name is undisturbed even if food and clothes are not easily obtained, or if they are obtained but then lost. Leaving behind all material attachments, he takes complete shelter of Govinda.” (Padma Purana)

Srila Gurudeva Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja
(in glorification of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura June 1, 2002)

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