vaco vegam manasah krodha-vegam
jihva-vegam uparopastha-vegam
etan vegan yo vishaheta dhirah
sarvam apimam prithivim sa sishyat

A sober person who can tolerate the urge to speak, the mind's demands, the actions of anger and the urges of the tongue, belly and genitals is qualified to make disciples all over the world.

Text One

atyaharah prayasash ca
prajalpo niyamagrahah
jana-sangas ca laulyam ca
sadbhir bhaktir vinashyati

One's devotional service is spoiled when he becomes too entangled in the following six activities:
  1. eating more than necessary or collecting more funds than required;
  2. overendavouring for mundance things that are very difficult to obtain;
  3. talking unnecessarily about mundance subject matters;
  4. practising the scriptural rules and regulations only for the sake of following them and not for the sake of spiritual advancement, or rejecting the rules and regulations of the scriptures and working independently or whimsically;
  5. associated with worldly-minded persons who are not interested in Krishna Consciousness; and
  6. being greedy for mundane achievements.

Text Two

utsahan nishcayad dhairyat
sanga-tyagat sato vritteh
sadbhir bhaktih prasidhyati

There are six principles to the execution of pure devotional service:
  1. being enthusiastic,
  2. endeavouring with confidence,
  3. being patient,
  4. acting according to regulative principles [such as shravanam kirtanam vishnoh smaranam -- hearing, chanting and remembering Krishna],
  5. abandoning the association of nondevotees,
  6. following in the footsteps of the previous acharyas.
These six principles undoubtedly assure the complete success of pure devotional serivce.

Text Three


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