"Pada Seva means to serve the lotus feet of Guru and Krishna.You cannot serve Krishna without Guru, or serve just Guru without serving Krishna. They must be served or offered pada seva simultaneously." - Srila Prabhupada

  • "A highly advanced Vaisnava lives in such a way that no one can understand what he is or what he was." (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 7.3.14, Purport)
  • "... there is nothing as profitable as the association of pure devotees." (Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Page 341)
  • "By the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Krsna. Without the grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make any advancement." (Sri Sri Gurv-astaka, Verse 8)
  • "A pure devotee cannot forget the Supreme Lord for a moment, and similarly, the Supreme Lord cannot forget His pure devotee for a moment." (Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 8.15, Purport)
  • "The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions. " (Srila Prabhupada letter, 12/01/73)
  • "I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the torchlight of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him." (Sri Guru Pranama)
  • "My dear Partha, one who claims to be My devotee is not so. Only a person who claims to be the devotee of My devotee is actually My devotee." (Lord Krsna, Adi Purana)
  • "Pure devotees of the Lord are more powerful than the waters of the sacred river Ganges. One can derive spiritual benefit out of prolonged use of the Ganges waters. But one can be sanctified at once by the mercy of a pure devotee of the Lord." (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 1.1.15, Purport)
  • "No one can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly. One must approach Him through His pure devotees." (Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 12)
  • "Real knowledge can be obtained from a person who is in perfect Krsna consciousness. Therefore, one has to seek out such a bona fide spiritual master and, under him, learn what Krsna consciousness is. The spiritual master can drive away all nescience, as the sun drives away darkness." (Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 5.16, Purport)
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Lord Narasingha | Drawing

Lord Narasingha Dev - he always protects me.

To the most powerful destroyer of enemies - Lord Narasingha

To the most powerful destroyer of enemies - Lord Narasingha PadaSeva.in

Endless material desires within my sinful heart,
Headed by lust and duplicity, brilliantly cunning;
Lacking the power to perform demanding tasks,
O Lord Narasingha Deva behold me, the destroyer of enemies.

Shedding tears,  O Lord Narasingha Deva I beg your mercy,
Faultlessly to chant the Holy Names and sing them meticulously;
Your form makes fear fearful, appear unto my heart,
Become pleased unto me, bless with unalloyed devotion.

A fact fearsome to the ferocious souls,
Auspicious unto the devotees headed by Prahalada;
When He will get pleased unto me, I the feckless person,
Aghast the devotees surrendered, dear to you.

Your divine roar sends sheer fear to the faithless,
Destroys all inauspiciousness, sprouts seedlings of all auspicious;
Your lotus hands with beautiful nails ripped off Hiranyakasipu,
May this Lion form cleanse our thought and actions.

Brahma tried to pacify by the utterance of thousand names,
Lord Siva called you, the protector of devotees;
King Indra called you, O Lord of all sacrifices,
Saints prayed as, O supreme shelter we hold your lotus feet.

Lord Your fierce form petrified all assembled,
Your eternal consort Goddess Laksmi also not dare to;
Your dear devotee Prahalada appeases you of all,
Your lotus hand on devotees gives fearlessness.

O infallible one, my position is precarious,
Attracted to sense objects, suffering pains of material desires;
Indeed, You are everything, subtle and gross get pleased,
Destroyer of enemies, uproot evils unto my heart and be seated.

O Lord Narasingha Deva, I humbly offer a garland of flowers,
Bowing down to your lotus feet and I repeat your  pranama mantra;
Ugram Viram Maha Vishnum Jvalantam Sarvato Mukham,
Nrisingham Bhisanam Bhadram Mrutyur Mrutyum Namamy Aham.


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