Srila Prabhupada’s Orders...
I was meditating this morning on Srila Prabhupada’s Orders/Dream/Vision/Desires/aspirations….And thinking that we, as His disciples, should fulfill them even at the cost of our lives…..
- No meat eating
- No Intoxication
- No Illicit relationship
- No Gambling
- At least Chant 16 rounds everyday (with no offences)
- Attend Mangala Aarti (early morning 4:30AM)
- Tulsi Seva and Aarti
- Narsimha Aarti
- Read Smd Bhagwatam (at least one verse and purport)
- More association with Lord Devotees (all day long via sound vibrations, if physically not possible) - and Less association with Karmis:
Srila Prabhupada on Association: http://www.iskcontimes.com/Srila_Prabhupada_is_eternally_living
"So we should associate by vibration, and not by the physical presence. That is real association.". Srila Prabhupada lecture, Srimad Bhagavatam, August 18, 1968
Real association means hearing the teachings of the spiritual master, not physically associating with him. Srila Prabhupada speaks about some of his god brothers, who had extensive physical association with Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, but have become USELESS due to their NOT following the orders of their spiritual master:
"So far as personal association with Guru is concerned, I was only with Guru Maharaj 4 or 5 times, but I have never left his association, not even for a moment. Because I am following his instruction, I have never felt any separation. There are some of my God brothers here in India, who had constant personal association with Guru Maharaja, but who are neglecting his orders. This is just like the bug who is sitting on the lap of the king. He may be very puffed up by his position but all he can succeed in doing is biting the king. Personal association is not so important as association through serving."
"I went to your country for spreading this information of Krishna Consciousness and you are helping me in my mission, although I am not physically present there but spiritually I am always with you." - Srila Prabhupada letter to Nandarani, Krishna Devi and Subala, October 3, 1967
The real blessings of Srila Prabhupada can be obtained by hearing his teachings, reading his books, hearing his audio lectures, and so on. There were many people who may have had Srila Prabhupada’s physical association, but the real connection with Srila Prabhupada comes when one hears his teachings by reading his books and hearing his audio lectures. To judge one’s relationship with Srila Prabhupada on the basis of how much or how little physical association they may have had with him is a material conception. A spiritual conception of the relationship with Srila Prabhupada is judged by how deeply one has imbibed his teachings within one’s heart.
"I am always with you. Never mind if I am physically absent."
- Srila Prabhupada letter to Jayananda, September 16, 1969
- Read Srila Prabhupada Original un-adulterated Books
- Keep temple Clean always (Mandir marjana)
- Deity Worship -
- Gaura Sundar Aarti
- Narsimha Aarti
- Smd Bhagwad Gita class
- Distribute Srila Prabhupada's original books to anyone and everyone
- Prasaad Distribution
- Conduct Hari Naam Sankirtana for everyone to benefit (every town and village)