What is the difference between transcendental subject matter (adhoksaja) and spiritual subject matter (aprakrta)?

We can realize the Supreme Lord only by devotional service. The Supreme Lord, who is transcendental, cannot be known by any other means. We achieve devotion simply by the mercy of the Supreme Lord and His devotees. We cannot understand the science of the Absolute Truth without the Lords mercy

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How do we attain devotional service?

If we wish to attain devotional service, we should first take shelter of a spiritual master. This is the principal limb of the sixty-four limbs of devotional service. Unless we surrender to a spiritual master, we can never become eligible to execute devotional service. Hearing and chanting about the Lord cannot produce good results unless we subordinate ourselves to a guru. If we attempt to practice devotion without submitting to a guru, we will accumulate piety but will not learn to perform pure devotional service.

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What is devotional service?

Devotional service means to please Krsna. When practicing devotional service, there is no question of desiring sense gratification. The devotees do not serve Krsna for any other purpose than to please Him.

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How will our material desires be vanquished?

Srimad Bhagwatam says that Lord Krsna, who is benefactor of devotees, resides in the hearts of devotees who are engaged in hearing His name, form, qualities, etc. He destroys all the lusty desires in their hearts totally. Thus, for one who daily hears or glorifies the most auspicious topics of the Lord, the Lord soon personally appears in his heart.

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Is the occupational duty of Kali-yuga devotional service?

What to speak of Kali-yuga, devotional service is the occupational duty of all yugas, for all times, and for all people. Activities like karma, jyana, and yoga are only temporary duties.

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What is devotional service or the worship of the Lord?

Whatever is done for Krsna's pleasure is devotional service. Rendering service to the Lord is called devotional service. Dasya-rasa, sakhya-rasa, vatsalya-rasa, and madhurya-rasa are each progressively superior.

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Why do our hearts change?

If we do not always serve Hari with love, our mind will become disturbed. Service to Hari should be constant. If there is the slightest interruption in our service, the illusory energy will take advatage of it and shallow us.

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How should we serve devotees of various qualifications?

We should engage cent percent in the service of the Mahabhagwata.

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What is the path of devotional service?

Any path that does not deal with service of Krsna is a nondevotional path. In pure service to Krsna, there is no desire other than the desire to please Krsna.

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What is Universal religion?

People in this world currently regard activities such as following religious princiles or serving our fellow citizens as the topmost religion, but they are nothing but attempts at sense gratification by the atheistic community through the artificial processes of Karma, jyana, and yoga.

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