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Please tell about your philosophy -
servant - Fri, 11 Apr 2003 20:20:37 +0530
I want to know your philosophy.
how you people peform devotional service?
If one does'nt have greed then he is not eligible to perform devoional service?
How a beginners start devotional service which leads to Krsna Prema?
What are the procedures to join your institute?
Can anyone come to Radha-Kund to perform devotional service.
Does one get spiritual master in initial states in you organisation.
Should beginners perform devotional service by vaidi-bhaki initially untill he qualify to perform raganuga bhakti?
Please guide me?
Radhapada - Sun, 13 Apr 2003 08:31:50 +0530
Devotion service is performed according to the instructions given by Sri Gurudeva.
Sacred greed is necessary to enter raganuga bhakti, but not vaidi bhakti. One can perform vaidi bhakti and associate with raganuga bhaktas, taking diksa from a raganuga Guru, read the Goswami literature, etc. Through the mercy of a raganuga devotee, sacred greed will appear within the heart.
Read the literature endorsed on this website, practice chanting the holy name and live a saintly life as far as possible. When you ready to associate with saints for guidence into spiritual life then make a trip to the holy land of Radha Kunda. If not, maybe some merciful Vaisnava of the western world may give you entrance into traditional Gaudiya Vaisnava bhakti practice through initiation.
Sri Gurudeva may first give one Harinama initiation and then diksa, or he may give diksa and Harinama together. If one is greedy to enter raganuga practice then Sri Gurudeva may give you siddha pranali, revelation of the siddha deha, the eternal spiritual body.
Wether it be vaidi or raganuga practice, a Guru is needed for guidence. Whatever the mode of worship, it is for ones self interest to surrender unto the lotus feet of the Lord and worship Him.
Madhava - Sat, 26 Apr 2003 19:04:05 +0530
QUOTE(Radhapada @ Apr 13 2003, 03:01 AM)
If not, maybe some merciful Vaisnava of the western world may give you entrance into traditional Gaudiya Vaisnava bhakti practice through initiation.
Got any good ones in sight?