Saturday, June 1, 2013

Selected Posts on Krishna Consciousness (15): Service to The Absolute

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaj

Excerpt from Dasavatara – Ten manifestations of Godhead

Western philosophers corroborate that the criterion of the Absolute is 'for Itself and by Itself'. Indian saints say 'He' instead of 'It', so therefore, the Absolute is 'for Himself and by Himself'.

Nobody can know Him by adopting a challenging mood. He is unchallengeable self-effulgent Truth. He can be realized only by His own grace, and grace descends only to a completely surrendered soul.

The Lord has infinite manifestations in which He reveals Himself. In the eternal abode, the Lord's associates serve Him in different relationships [passive adoration, servant, friend, parent, lover]. Therefore, He manifests in various forms, so as to facilitate the individual soul's desire to serve Him in a form suitable to their taste.


Selected Posts on Krishna Consciousness 

(14) So the real current is His pastimes (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

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