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This book consists of a collection of instructions by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja on how truly humble and harmonious dealings are conducive to our practice of bhakti. His purpose in giving us the tools by which we can have proper and affectionate dealings with each other is to ensure our strong and steady progress toward achieving the ultimate goal of life.
CONTENTS: Foreword, Perfecting Society (Beautiful Leadership, God: The Most Respectful Leader, Rags [The Gift of Sukrti, Unconditional Kindness], An Ideal Society, A Society Without Politics, Loving Management, The Advisory Committee Meeting [Group Dynamics, Considerate Preachers, Don't Fear]).
Learning Harmony (Humility [Humility Springs from Bhakti, Giving Like a Tree, Not Asking In Return, More Humble Than the Grass, Offering All Respect to Others], Love and Affection [Dedication to Others' Welfare, Giving up Self-Praise], Teachers Need These Qualities [Never Retaliating, The Sage and the Scorpion, Never Taking Revenge], Honoring Even the Grass, Respecting the Kanistha and the Deer).
Criticism Destroys Bhakti (Criticize, and Lose the Holy Name [To Surely Receive Krsna-prema, On One Condition, As You Sow So Shall You Reap], The Vaisnava and the Prostitute, We Are Not Masters to Chastise, A Special Hell for Vaisnava-Aparadhis, If You Have the Power, Not Even In the Mind, The Kingdom of Kali, The Medicine to Cure Criticizing).
Bhakti Avoids Quarrels (Don't Quarrel ["I Have Not Come to Sit in Court", "I Am Not a Court", "I Am Also Not a Court"], No One Quarrels In Goloka Vrndavana [How Best To Avoid Quarrels, Trees Don't Quarrel, The King Didn't Quarrel, Krsna Doesn't Quarrel, The Quarreling Demon Named Mura, Krsna's Friends Don't Quarrel, Krsna's Gopis Don't Quarrel, Krsna's Cows Don't Quarrel, I Will No Longer Hear About Quarrels], Like Red Bulls, No One Else To Blame [Pay Attention to This Message, Freedom from Anger, Considering Krsna's Mercy, No One Else Is Guilty ]).
Harmonious Asramas (Bhakti Doesn't Depend on Asrama ["You Are Rotten", Polite Householders, Tolerant Householders], Criticizing That Brahmacari ["He fled from here", "Bring him to me", "Prabhupada is So Merciful"], Harmonious Household-Life [Tit For Tat, Good Behavior Brings Trust, A No-Problem Household Life Controlled Senses Remove Problems, Krsna Removes Problems, Internal and External Harmony], For Peace in The family, If Someone Urinates On You).
Accepting Responsibility (On Good Communication [Hearing the Other Person's Moods], Our Problems: Not Due To Others, Don't Worry About Others' Behavior, I Cheated Them First, Happy To Be Cursed, Freedom from Anger and Resentment [Taking Responsibility for Our Experience, No blame No Revenge], Two Loving Brothers [ Brothers in the Mode of Goodness, Rules and Regulations Create Peace, The Uncontrolled Tongue Creates Wars, Uncontrolled Thoughts Create Quarrels, An Atom Bomb to Kill a Mosquito, Uncontrolled Eating Creates Madness ], A Pure Heart [He Fully Depended On Krsna, He Returned Evil With Well-Wishing, He Blamed Himself, He Controlled By Love]).
Scriptural References (The Wisdom of Sastra [What if I Point the Finger?, Neither Friend nor Enemy, For Peace of Mind ]).
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