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Title: paramatma

User: Chandrika Gauranga dsi††††††† Date: 2006-06-12 14:40:53

 

Dear Swami Gaurangapada

dandavats

 

1) Please can you tell me if there is and what is the next stage of the KC process after paramatma realisation, where if I have understood correctly we see the Lord to be in the heart of all living entities?

 

In terms of devotional service I find this realisation confusing, as it doesnt give much clarity as to where I should direct my energies in service to the Lord. It would indicate that service to anyone anywhere with a heart with paramatma in it will have the same results regardless.††

 

What is the next stage of realisation called, and about and how can getting to that stage help us in our devotional activities ?

 

2) I also wanted to ask about what it means to be servant of the servant. When first reading all about KC one of the first things I read from Shrila Prabhupada was that to serve the Lord automatically served all living entities, as he was the one who was actually serving the living entities giving them all they needed, so I saw direct service to the Lord to be servant of the servant. But recently I have been told that I should myself be serving directly other living entities, and as I explained above I am not sure where to direct my energies in this regard and it has all become a little confusing to me.

 

Thankyou

Chandrika Gauranga dasi

 

Title: Re: paramatma

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-12 18:08:34

 

Please can you tell me if there is and what is the next stage of the KC process after paramatma realisation, where if I have understood correctly we see the Lord to be in the heart of all living entities? What is the next stage of realisation called, and about and how can getting to that stage help us in our devotional activities?

 

Please read this verse: "http://vedabase.net/sb/1/2/11/en1".

 

In terms of devotional service I find this realisation confusing, as it doesnt give much clarity as to where I should direct my energies in service to the Lord. It would indicate that service to anyone anywhere with a heart with paramatma in it will have the same results regardless.

 

Service to others will only touch their soul if it is related to the knowledge of the Paramatma or the Supreme Lord Gauranga Krishna, Who is the source of the Paramatma feature.

 

I saw direct service to the Lord to be servant of the servant. But recently I have been told that I should myself be serving directly others, and as I explained above I am not sure where to direct my energies in this regard and it has all become a little confusing to me.

 

Please read this verdict: "http://vedabase.net/cc/madhya/11/31/en1" of Lord Shiva to Parvati.