"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)
Showing posts with label 16. How I Came to Krishna Consciousness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 16. How I Came to Krishna Consciousness. Show all posts

How I Came to Krishna Consciousness | MBA to LBA

How I Came to Krishna Consciousness | MBA to LBA padaseva.in


It was about 5 years from now when I was desperate to proceed in my academic career. Those days, I was in a very confused state of mind regarding my career and family life. I was trapped in a tough situation in my family. To make the matter worse, the work atmosphere at the office was also not very congenial to me. I was becoming very upset and frustrated as I felt everything was slipping from my grip. I thought, pursuing higher studies might be a solution to all my problems and would give me peace of mind.

Those days, one of my friends was doing PhD, so I thought to seek her advise. She advised me to do MBA and I thought deeply over the matter. To set up my mind properly, I met some people who had pursued MBA. I noticed that although they passed management course from reputed institutes, they totally failed to manage their own life, work and business problems. So there was definitely some fault or incompleteness in the course. I gave up the thought of doing MBA.

The hollowness of our modern education system became clear to me, by which we only get the information, not the wisdom which will actually give us the strength to cope with the challenging situation of life. I was heartbroken as I couldn't find any ray of hope which will show me the right direction in my life. I bought some motivational books and also went in search of some psychological guidance.

In that scorching summer of my life when I was very thirsty to get some cold water of peace, Krishna came in my life. In May 2016, he drenched my life with the shower of hope and peace. He held my hand and dragged me to Krishna Consciousness in the form of  “Summer Camp” organized by ISKCON Kolkata.

It was like an oasis in the desert, barren struggling of my life. Krishna Consciousness which is a movement started by “Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada” gave me a strong shade over my head and a strong ground under my feet.

From my very childhood, I was familiar with the picture of Srila Prabhupada, as my father used to take us to the Rath Yatra organized by ISKCON Kolkata, yet I didn’t get a complete association then. However, Srila Prabhupada’s dedicated army with “Harinam Sankirtan” rescued me from the ditch and with the help of “Bhagavad Gita” I am trying to overcome this situation.

The lesson of Bhagavad Gita is the only knowledge through which we can set and manage all the hurdles, problems, cyclones in our life. So I think the course of Bhagavad Gita is the Real Management Course - “Life Business Administration (LBA)”.

To make our life peaceful,  successful and beautiful we must go to this “Bhagavad Gita Management Course”.

I am grateful with all my heart to Srila Prabhupada, for if it was not him, then thousands of people like me would have been bereft of this bliss of Krishna Consciousness.


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