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This blog is for sharing one of the six loving exchanges between vaishnavas - bhajana katha sravanam alapa - sharing and discussing bhajan topics with devotees.

It is also my humble attempt to follow the instruction my gurudeva would give at the end of every class: take these pastimes and instructions into your heart. Therefore in the hopes that it will make some impression in my heart, I am sharing lecture notes, quotes, book excerpts, and other words from the brahma-madhva-gaudiya sampradaya and vaisnava/is around the world.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

According to one's qualification

om ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah

"O Gurudeva, you are so merciful. I offer my humble pranama unto you and am praying from the core of my heart that, with the torchlight of divine knowledge, you open my eyes which have been blinded by the darkness of ignorance."

sve sve 'dhikāre  niṣṭhā
sa guṇaḥ parikīrtitaḥ 
viparyayas tu doṣaḥ syād 
ubhayor eṣa niścayaḥ
"To have unyielding steadiness on the path of dharma, according to one's own qualification, is a virtue; conversely, to make endeavors that do not accord with one's qualification is a fault."

- Srimad-Bhagavatam, 11.21.2 

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