• Be satisfied with yourself

    Be satisfied with who you are. If you are not, you will tend to be jealous of others and unhappy with yourself. Be happy with the way Krsna made you and use the gifts He has given you to further your service.

    Satisfaction is not complacency. Satisfaction is acceptance of who you are. Complacency is not trying to be or do better.

  • Krsna’s gifts

    Krsna’s gifts may come through suffering. They can reform us in a way that we further advance in devotional service. It’s just that sometimes Krsna’s gift wrapping can fool us.

  • Installing Love

    Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?

    Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?

    Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

    Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

    Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

    Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

    Tech Support: What programs are running?

    Customer: Let’s see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

    Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ?

    Customer: I don’t know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

    Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.

    Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

    Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

    Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, “Error – Program not run on external components.” What should I do?

    Tech Support: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

    Customer: So, what should I do?

    Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

    Customer: Okay, done.

    Tech Support: Now, copy them to the “My Heart” directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

    Customer: Got it.. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

    Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. Will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

    Customer: Thank you, God.

    God/Tech Support: You’re Welcome, Anytime.

  • Leaders Enthuse Others

    Leaders are always the most enthusiastic. If we are not inspired and enthusiastic about what we are doing, we will find it difficult (or impossible) to enthuse and inspire others.

  • Self-reflection

    If everyone in the world were like you, what wouldn’t you like about everyone?

About Mahatma Prabhu

Mahatma_DasMahatma Prabhu has been serving ISKCON since 1969. He received first and second initiation from His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in Los Angeles, California, in 1970.

He has inaugurated many preaching programs and served in many capacities, including Temple President, Sankirtana Leader, Congregational Development Director, College Preaching Director, Co-Director of the VIHE and currently co-director of Bhakti Life.

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