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“Make it a honey society…” [video]

“Make it a honey society…” [video]

ACARYA SERIES, ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada, Uncategorized

Excerpt from a class on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.5.9–11
by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

So every Vaiṣṇava, every devotee of Kṛṣṇa, pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa, is a paramahaṁsa. So you…, we are teaching people to become immediately paramahaṁsa, highest stage of sannyāsa. And the method is simply chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. You see? The post is paramahaṁsa. Vaiṣṇava… Vaiṣṇava means paramahaṁsa. He’s above brāhmaṇa, above sannyāsī.

But we must be real Vaiṣṇava. Vaiṣṇava means ānukūlyena kṛṣṇānuśīlanam. Anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyam.

[When first-class devotional service develops, one must be devoid of all material desires, knowledge obtained by monistic philosophy, and fruitive action. The devotee must constantly serve Kṛṣṇa favorably, as Kṛṣṇa desires.]

There is no other desire, material desire. Desire means material desire, this contaminated desire. It does not mean that we shall not desire to become Kṛṣṇa conscious. That desire is real desire. And any other desire, anyābhilāṣitā, for some material benefit, that is not required. But if we can keep ourself without any material desire, without any propensity for enjoying fruitive result…

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SOURCE: Prabhupadavani.org

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